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About Rozina

Rozina Pátkai is a multimedia artist, researcher, and educator whose practice spans a diverse range of artistic mediums, including sound, music, video, photography, and performance art. She is currently a student at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Vienna and the University of Fine Arts in Budapest. With an extensive musical portfolio, Rozina has released numerous albums centered on a contemporary exploration of poetry and music. Among her noteworthy works are Hallgatói szerződés, a choir composition featured at OFF Biennálé Budapest, the music album Tilos Csillagon, a collection of poems by János Pilinszky, and Jelen Idő, an album that explores the poetry of Sándor Petőfi. Her artistic creations frequently incorporate interactive elements from games, involving the audience in engaging with her work on a deeper level. Her interactive installation, Mammary is a memory game exhibited at the Kiscelli Museum, presents a provocative commentary on the body ideal perpetuated by consumer society. In 2020, she also introduced Zikaron, a board game that delves into questions of social responsibility in the context of the Holocaust. The interactive sound installation, Soundscapes, responds to direct physical contact between the audience and the artwork. It was presented at MODEM in Debrecen in 2021. That same year, her work Tájszólás, which also features this interactive sound concept, was showcased at Műcsarnok in Budapest. Currently, Rozina is actively engaged in two distinct projects: Farewell Letters, which explores the realm of organic and sustainable photography within the context of climate change, and Protest Archive, a collaborative effort with Negin Rezaie. The latter project delves into the critical themes of human rights and free speech, and it includes her recent installation titled Sounds of Freedom, exhibited at both Hinterland Gallery in Vienna and Rotor Gallery in Graz during 2023.

Selected exhibitions and performances

  • 2016 Minka drawings, Budapest Jazz Club, Budapest

  • 2017 Hinta, Art Collectors’ House, Budapest

  • 2017 Hallgatói szerződés, OFF-Biennale Budapest

  • 2018 Tájszólás, Kiscelli Museum, Budapest

  • 2019 Soundscapes, MODEM, Debrecen

  • 2021 Pictures of Light, Műcsarnok, Budapest

  • 2018 Testkép, Budapest Photofestival, Kiscelli Museum

  • 2021 Zikaron, Mammary, interactive installations at IMXXX Intermedia

  • 2021 Szabad egyetem, IMXXX

  • 2022 Farewell Letters, Kiscelli Museum, Budapest

  • 2022 Sounds of Freedom, Hinterland Gallery, Vienna

  • 2023 BINÁLÉ, Queering Democracy, Budapest, Kristály színtér

  • 2023 Rotor Gallery, Graz

  • 2024 Vertical Moment, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Barcsay terem

  • 2024 re:member, Light Art Festival, Pécs

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Awards and 
honours

  • 2022 Crossover Award Nomination, Music Hungary Federation

  • 2019 Independent Music Awards, Best Album Concept - Taladim

  • 2018 Best jazz album or recording of Hungary, Fonogram nominee - Paraíso na Terra

  • 2018 Independent Music Awards (U.S.), Best Jazz Album with Vocals

  • 2016 Glamour Woman of the Year Nomination, Best Singer

  • 2015 Independent Music Awards (U.S.), Best Latin Song

  • 2014 Nominee at Independent Music Awards 2014, Jazz Song, Latin Album, Jazz with Vocals category (U.S.)

  • 2014 Winner, Best Vocal Jazz Song, Independent Music Awards (U.S.)

  • 2014 Made in New York Jazz Competition, Solo Vocal Top 5 (U.S.)

  • 2013 Independent Music Awards, People's Voice Award in Jazz Song Category (U.S.)

  • 2013 Jazz Showcase, Palace of Arts, Budapest (Hungary)

  • 2012 Veszprém Music Festival, Public Prize (Hungary)

  • 2012 EuropaFest Jazz Combo Competition final, Bucharest

  • 2012 Jazz Voices 2012, Klaipeda

  • 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Sell-out Show Laurel

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