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A multi-disciplinary artist from Hungary residing in New York, ANNA KIRALY has created visual designs that have been seen throughout Eastern Europe and, for the past decade, in New York. Kiraly graduated from the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts. She often creates set, costume, and video designs for a single production.
Recent and past theater projects include production design and video for Flip Side (a collaboration with the Talking Band where the play was created around her visual world) and The Separation at the Walker Art Center with Bobby Previte; costumes for This Is The Rill Speaking and Darkling with American Opera Projects and Kafka Fragments with Peter Sellars at Zankel Hall; and production design for Isabella, Chekhov Lizardbrain, and Pay Up with the Pig Iron Company and Cut to the Chase with Parallel Exit at 59 E 59 Theaters.
She received the Arts Link Grant (SOROS Foundation), the NEA/TCG Program for Designers (2003-2005), and the TCG New Generations program with the Talking Band. Her theater design work was included in the 2007 Prague Quadrennial Exhibit, and her installation work has been featured among other venues by Lower Manhattan Cultural Center and The Drawing Center. She created her own visual puppet pieces, Slow Ascent and UFO in K, at St. Ann’s Warehouse (under Dan Hurlin’s guidance), both of which won the Jim Henson Foundation’s support. For more information, visit www.annakiraly.com.