I have taught at the Department of Scenography of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts since 2004. I got my DLA degree during that time. Process of my habilitation finished in 2012. Now I teach stage design and stage technic as a senior lecturer and I have been the Director of International Affairs of the University since 2013.
2017: I have won a grant from the Intelligent Specialisation Project, which is to finance a two year project in close collaboration with Ildikó Enyedi and Tibor Máthé, the artists and their students of the University of Theatre and Film, Budapest. The title is: Cooperation and Compromise during the Creative Process.
The aim of the early exercises is to take possession of basic skills of design, including research, collection, systematization, composition, proposals and technical drawings. The next step is one of the most popular courses: The Collector’s room.
Each students imagine a Collector with different collection passion. The exercise is to build the character of the Collector, design the room/flat/space where she/he lives and which shows in detail the Collector’s passion and her/his life. At the end of the semester a fully detailed model has to be made about the living space of the imagined personality and passion. The aim of this exercise is to stir the imagination, research and realize the connection between the characters and their territory. It is also really important to improve the skill and culture of model-making ability.
We want to shaw these models of The Collector’s room by an installation which is a collector’s room whose passion is to collect the models of The Collector’s room project.
2015 Almati Conference lecture on the occasion of 100th jubilee of Kazakh theatre; workshop on site specific adaptation of Julius Ceasar for students of the National Academy of the Arts
2014 Beijing Beijing Internatoinal Biennale Educational Comission of OISTAT (International Organisation of Scenographers, Theater Architects and Technicians) organised the 3rd ISDSWE (International Stage Design Students’ Works Exchange) which contained an exhibition of students' work, a workshop and presentations.
2014 Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro E-SCAPES Conference and workshop organised by Educatioanal, Research and Performance Design Comissions of OISTAT (International Organisation of Scenographers, Theater Architects and Technicians).
2014 Dunhuang, China ARTISTIC DIALOGUE Participation with two professors and twelve students.
2014 Fara Sabina INTERCULTURAL FESTIVAL LABORATORY OF THEATRE PRACTICES Organized by Teatro Potlachin collaboration with I.S.T.A. International School of Theatre Anthropology directed by Eugenio Barba.
É.Kiss Piroska's participation with four students.
2013 Shanghai Inter / Intra – Cultural Contexts for the Art of Stage Design
A conference organised by Performance Design Comission of OISTAT (International Organisation of Scenographers, Theater Architects and Technicians).
OISTAT's Research and Performance Design Commissions held a joint meeting March 25 to 28 hosted by Shanghai Theatre Academy in Shanghai, China. Sixteen OISTAT members representing Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Great Britain, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United States traveled to Shanghai to join members from OISTAT China.
During the symposium members of both commissions, presented their research. Presentations included Dr. Dorita Hannah's keynote "Critical Costume: Operating Between Local Encounters, Global Events and Our Daily Lives," Fausto Viana's presentation on local festival costumes in Brazil, Dr. Joslin McKinney's paper "Cultural Encounter and the Body of the Spectator," Henk van der Geest's presentation on cultural approaches to lighting practice, Ya Li's research titled "Earring Study in Yuan Dynasty of Ancient China," and Piroska.E.Kiss' presentation on a recent scenographic encounter during a production of Waiting for Godot in Haiti. During four days, 20 research presentations and workshops were shared.
2012 Beijing Educational Comission of OISTAT
(International Organisation of Scenographers, Theater Architects and
Technicians) organised the 2nd ISDSWE (International Stage Design
Students’ Works Exchange) which contained an exhibition of students' work, a workshop and presentations.
Juli Balázs at the workshop at the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing
Visitors at the Hungarian exhibition
Juli Balázs with her work
The site of the exhibition was the National Centre of Performing Arts
My presentation at the Central Academy of Drama
2012 Ljubljana - Nomads of Beauty Workshop connected to performance Black Beast directed by Ivica Buljan
Our students Viktória Hári and Zsófi Geresdy at the workshop
2012 Split - Nomads of Beauty Workshop of Aleksandar Denic designer connected to the performance Adio Kauboju directed by Ivica Buljan
Me and Aleksandar Denic
At the rehearsal
Behind the National Theatre in Split with Aleksandar Denic and my students Nelli Pallós and Bori Keszei and Slovenian students
2012 Maastricht A meeting of Educational Comission of OISTAT
Members of the Educational Comission
A student's work at the Academy in Maastricht
2011 Prague Quadriennale
Hungarian national exhibition
Our students' work
2011 Beijing Educational comission of OISTAT (International Organisation of Scenographers, Theater Architects and Technicians) organised the 1st ISDSWE (International Stage Design Students’ Works Exchange) which contained an exhibition of students' work, a workshop and presentations.
Opening of the exhibition at the Central Academy of Drama
Gabriella Kovács working at the workshop
My presentation at the Central Academy of Drama
Traditional Chinese perfornance at the Central Academy of Drama
The international group in the Forbidden City
High education expos
2016. Rotterdam, Den Haag 2015. Almati, Kazakhstan 2014 – Hanoi / VIETNAMESE AND HUNGARIAN HIGHER EDUCATION & RDI FORUM 2014 – Seoul, Pusan / Korea 2014 – Budapest, ELTE, Konfucius Institut / Hungary 2014 – Tokio 2014 – Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Yangzhou / China 2014 – Varso / Poland 2013 – Ekaterinburg, Perm / Rusia 2013 – Baku / Azerbaijan 2013 – Szeged, SzTE, Konfucius Institut / Hungary 2013 – Xi’an, YinChuan / China
2014 Madrid Facultad de Bellas Artes, Universidad Complutense de Madrid Escuela Superior de Diseno
2013 Cardiff World Stage Design
2011 Cesky Krumlov Baroque Conference
My graduating students
Szakács Ferenc - MA Dürrenmatt: Romulus the Great
Csuzda Kitti - MA Goethe: Faust
Molnár Anna - BA Térey János: Jeremiás
Nagyváradi Szandra - BA Szabó Borbála - Varró Dani: Líra és Epika
Pócsik Lujza - BA Székely Csaba: Bányavirág
Yu Eszter - BA Székely Csaba: Bányavirág
Szalai Sára - MA Bertolt Brecht: The Good Person of Szechwan
Gelesz Johanna - BA Székely Csaba: Bányavirág
Pálos Alexandra - BA Szabó Borbála - Varró Dani: Líra és Epika
I supervised degrees of two MA students who could choose a play and stage freely.
Fekete Anna Klaudia
I supervised degrees of two BA students. BA student's job was to design scenery for play György Spiró titled Chickenhead to the stage of Bárka Theatre.
Hári Viktória - MA diplome Dylan Thomas: Under Milk Wood
I supervised degrees of two BA students. BA student's job was to design scenery for play Lajos Parti-Nagy titled Ibusar to the stage of Pesti Theatre.
Fekete Anna Klaudia
I supervised degrees of four BA and three MA students. BA student's job was to design senery for play by János Hay titled Sunday Brunch to the stage of Újszínház. MA graduates could choose a play and a stage freely. I helped the preparation of stage designs for plays by Moliere, Bulgakov and Lorca.