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Attila Bartis biography

ATTILA BARTIS, writer, photographer
Born in Marosvásárhely (Transylvania, Romania) in 1968, living in Budapest since 1984, and partially in Yogyakarta (Java, Indonesia) since 2014.

 

Photo: Lenke Szilágyi: Attila Bartis, 2013

 

Volumes:
THE WALK, novel, JAK, 1995
THE BLUISH HAZE, short stories, Magvető, 1998
TRANQUILITY, novel, Magvető, 2001
THE LAZARUS APOCRYPHA, short stories, Magvető, 2005
ABOUT WHICH WE CAN, dialogues with István Kemény, Magvető, 2010
THE END, regény/novel, Magvető, 2015

Albums of photography:
THE SILENCE AS, Magvető, 2010
PORTRAYING THE WORLD, EXTRACT, Erika Deák Gallery, 2016
ON THE ISLANDS, Magvető, 2018

Plays:
CLEOPATRA, MY MOTHER, 2003
DECAY, 2005
DIRECTING, 2013

Translations:
His books have been translated into English (American), French, German, Chinese, Spanish, Portugese (Brazilian), Turkish, Romanian, Polish, Bulgarian, Czech, Croatian, Norwegian, Estonian, Serbian, Dutch, Italian, Slovakian, Russian, Macedonian, Uighur

Film:
His novel TRANQUILITY was filmed in 2008, directed by Róbert Alföldi

Theatre productions:
CLEOPATRA, MY MOTHER
National Theatre Budapest, 2003, directed by Dezső Garas,
DECAY
Víg Theatre Budapest, 2009, directed by János Szikora,
National Theater Iasi, Roumania, 2013. directed by Lucian Dan Teodorovici
TRANQUILITY
Landestheater, St. Pölten, Austria, 2014, directed by Róbert Alföldi.
TRANQUILITY
Marosvásárhelyi Nemzeti Színház, 2015, directed by Radu Afrim
DIRECTING
National Theatre, Marosvásárhely, 2016, directed by Bartis Attila
DIRECTING
Vígszínház, Budapest, 2017, directed by Szikszai Rémusz

Theatre direction:
DIRECTING
National Theatre, Marosvásárhely, Romania, 2016

Exhibitions:
THE ENGELHARD ESTATE
Dorottya Gallery Budapest, 1996
Literaturhaus Frankfurt, 1999
Czuly Barbarzynca, Warsaw, 2006
PHOTO PYGMALION
Vintage Gallery, Budapest, 1998
33 PHOTOGRAPHIES
Goethe Institute, Budapest, 2007
PORTRAYING THE WORLD, EXTRACT
Erika Deák Gallery, Budapest, 2016

Grants:
Móricz Zsigmond literary grant, 1995
Soros literary grant, 1996
Hungarian Cultural Fund grant, 1997, 1999, 2003
Pécsi József photographic grant, 1998, 1999, 2001
Hajnóczy Péter literary grant, 2000
Örkény István playwriter grant, 2002
Szolnok Szigligeti Theatre playwriter grant, 2005
Literarisches Colloquium Berlin literary grant, 2006
Hungarian Cultural Institute Warsaw creative grant, 2006
DAAD literary grant, Berlin, 2007-2008
Chinese Writers Association grant, Shanghai, 2010
Chinese Writers Association grant, Beijing, 2012
Víg Theatre Budapest playwriter grant, 2013
Landis und Gyr literary grant, Berlin, 2013-2014
DAAD reinvited guest, 2014

Prizes, honours:
Déry Tibor prize, 1997
Márai Sándor prize, 2002
József Attila prize, 2005
Knight’s Cross Order Of Merit Of The Republic Of Hungary, 2006
Prize for Hungarian Art, 2009
Best Translated Book Award, USA, 2009
Szép Ernő award, 2010
Libri award, 2016

UNITER-díj, Román Színházszövetség, NYUGALOM, Marosvásárhelyi Nemzeti Színház, a legjobb rendezés díja, 2016
Magyar Színházkritikusok Díja, NYUGALOM, Marosvásárhelyi Nemzeti Színház, a legjobb előadás, 2016