Zsolt Asztalos (born in 1974) lives and works in Budapest. After many exhibitions through Hungary and Europe he represented Hungary at the 55th Venice Biennale with his project 'Fired but Unexploded'. His art focuses on the past in several aspects and uses large variety of mediums: installation, film, video, photograph, graphics.
"Storytelling is the philosophy of the things that have happened - wrote Egon Friedell. Every story is born to an individual, however much the writer struggles to achieve scientific objectivity. The memories of the past are like separate musical notes, which we make into a melody in a certain era and put down in a sheet of music. Each era has its own melody. Each historical memory is waiting to be conceived by the future, so that a reality is formed. The way of thinking about the past or a canon can be formed or changed, as it is not exclusively about the original truth but about ourselves." – explains Zsolt Asztalos.