ERSTE Foundation shows: Ferenc Gróf





The first edition of the “ERSTE Foundation shows” series at Erste Campus presents works by Adela Jušić and Ferenc Gróf. Both artists participate in the exhibition Stopover – Ways of Temporary Exchange.

Friendship and exchange, social movements and activism, the historical dimension of imperialism and its effect on the present, and the strengthening of new nationalisms: these are the themes of this international group show at the frei_raum Q21 exhibition space / MuseumsQuartier Vienna on display until 25 Nov 2017. The exhibition is based on the Artist-in-Residence program at Q21/MuseumsQuartier, which is carried out in cooperation with tranzit and ERSTE Foundation.

Ferenc Gróf presents the work ŠVEJK IN THE 3RD WORLD WAR / THE TR*TH. This ongoing graphic series of images examines the dynamics and iconography of a new/old patrimonialism. Using patterns and stereotypes of pater/patria/patriarchy, the principle and sole character of the images is Švejk, whose face, stuffed with food, decorates hundreds of pubs and restaurants all over the former Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Ferenc Gróf lives and works in Paris and Budapest.

“ERSTE Foundation” shows is a platform for showcasing projects, project partners, and current issues of ERSTE Foundation, as well as artistic positions. “ERSTE Foundation shows” is a window giving visitors and the interested public an insight into our work.

Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.