Rita Süveges is an artist based in Budapest. Through her research-based practice, she elaborates an ecocritical approach to humankind’s relation to nature, unraveling how a landscape merges into a culturally constructed image in the framework of the Capitalocene. She is co-founder of xtro realm, an artist group that organizes reading circles, exhibitions, and field trips dealing with new-realist and ecological theories that critique the anthropocentrism of contemporary thinking in order to provide access to the discourses surrounding climate change and the Anthropocene, all in the spirit of knowledge-sharing and transdisciplinarity. She is an editor and author of extrodaesia—Encyclopedia towards a post-anthropocentric world. Süveges was a curator of ACLIM!, which was part of OFF-Biennale Budapest 2021. Currently enrolled in the Doctoral Programme of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, she has taken part in residency programs through the Cité internationale des arts in Paris, the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York, MeetFactory in Prague, and MuseumsQuartier Wien in Vienna. She has also exhibited at the Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, OFF-Biennale Budapest, and Collegium Hangaricum Berlin, among other venues.
Curator Veronika Molnár discusses questions of industrial agriculture, techno-optimism, and the fossil energy infrastructure with the artist Rita Süveges, also touching upon the pervasive role of the current right-wing political regime in Hungary’s contemporary art scene.