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László RAJK (1949-2019)


2005 "Doctor of Liberal Arts - DLA",  Budapest University of Technology

1978-81 Postgraduate studies, Budapest University of Technology

1975-1978 McGill University, School of Architecture, Montreal, Canada

1967-1972 Budapest University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture


2019 Rajk Design: Film sculptures and political frottages, FUGA, Budapest

2019 Sketches, Trapéz, Budapest

2016 Imre Nagy, The Missing Hero, Gödör Klub, Budapest

2015 Tilos az Á, Gödör Klub, Budapest

2012 Missing Fate- The walls of Auschwitz, 2B Gallery, Budapest

2006 Memory Deconstructed, House of Art, Veszprém


2018 The fun never sets, Trapéz, Budapest

2017 Unruly Constructions, Trapéz, Budapest

2013 Interspaces - OSAS exhibition, Vasarely Museum, Budapest

2011 Missing Paragraph, Akademie der Künste, Berlin

2008 Corvin-Mirror: Centuries of a Cult, Budapest Historical Museum

2005 Waldsee 1944, Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin

2000 Radical eclectics, Goethe Institut, Budapest

1996 Jenseit von Kunst, Neue Galerie, Graz


2016: Art Directors Guild honors - excellence in production design (Ridley Scott: The Martian)

2009: Kossuth-Prize

2009: Hungarian Film Critics Awards, Best Production Design (The Man from London, directed
by Bela Tarr)

2007: Pro Urbe Budapest Prize

2005: Commander Cross (Poland)

2005: Commander Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary (civilian) - returned in protest in 2015

1986: Scholarship, Columbia University (New York, USA)


2016- Szechenyi Academy of Literature and Arts, Budapest

2002-2014 Royal Institute of British Architects

2002-2004 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)

2003-2004 Legal cultural adviser to the European Union

1981- Chamber and Association of Hungarian Architects (founding member)

1971-75: "Kovács István" performance group (leader:László Najmányi)

As an architect, he became the member of the Hungarian avantgarde movement.  Since 1976 he has been working as an architect and production designer for several projects and companies. In 1981 he co-founded an independent, underground publishing house, and ran an illegal bookstore from his apartment called "Samizdat Boutique". His artistic portfolio is full of striking and unconventional built architectural projects and more than 100 stage design and film sets as production designer or art director. He was the production designer of the Oscar, Golden Globe and Cannes Grand Prix winner Son of Saul (director: László Nemes) and the last two movies of Béla Tarr (Man from London, The Turin Horse). Worked as partner of Costa Gavras, John Irwin, Miklós Jancsó, Tony Gatlif, Fatih Akin and he was one of the art directors of a Ridley Scott movie, The Martian.Rajk is also a university professor, teaching film architecture at the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest, giving masterclasses and lectures worldwide at famous universities and art schools, in Europe and in the US.

Tamás Király, László Rajk Unruly Constructions

László Rajk László Rajk

László Rajk, Andi Schmied, Dominika Trapp The Fun Never Sets

László Rajk Sketches