Bachman Gábor

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1952 –
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Born in Pécs. Studied at the Faculty of Architecture of Budapest Technical University between 1971 and 1972, then at the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts (1972/77), where he received his degree in Interior Design. Bachman worked as a production designer for MAFILM (the Hungarian Film Factory) between 1977 and 1991, and has been working as a freelance artist since. In 1989, the year of the political changes in Hungary, for the commemoration organised on the occasion of the reburial of the 1956 revolutionaries, Bachman planned the architectural environment in Budapest, at Heroes’ Square. His ephemeral deconstructivist buildings have endured in the form of plans, models and in part, film and photographic documentation. He has also composed architectural paintings. He won the International Architectural Competition Japan prize in 1986, and the Béla Balázs Prize in 1988. He received the scholarship to Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart in 1993 and 1995. In 1996, at the VI. International Architectural Biennalé in Venice, he exhibits 'The Architecture of Nothing' in the Hungarian Pavilion. In the following year, on the invitation of Arata Isozaki, he takes part in the international architectural project entitled Mirage City, Another Utopia. In 1999 he participates in the VII. International Biennial of Architecture, Buenos Aires with his architectural plans of the Nahuel Huapi National Park Hotel. (1999)
still Mirage City 2000 I-II. documentation