Zsófia Keresztes (b. 1985, Budapest, Hungary) is a Budapest-based artist who completed her fine art studies in 2010 at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest. She makes sculptures that speculate how the real world extends into virtuality, following both a technological understanding as well as Marcel Proust’s comprehension of virtuality: memory as ‘real but not actual, ideal but not abstract’. Keresztes treats the virtual as something that is ‘as if’ it were real, establishing game theories and what-if scenarios for how digital infestation becomes incarnated, how algorithms and digital avatars manifest themselves in the world and cannibalise sensation and perception. Selected solo and two-person exhibitions include those at Gianni Manhattan, Vienna (2018); Karlin Studios, Prague (2018); Prague City Gallery, Prague (with Anna Hulačová) (2018); and Labor, Budapest (2016). Recent selected group exhibitions include: 15thLyon Biennale, Lyon, France (2019); ‘Stone Telling’, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, Austria (2019); ‘Love Data’, 16thAlios Biennale, La Teste de Buch, France (2019); ‘Liquid Bodies’, Philara Collection, Düsseldorf, Germany (2019); ‘Streamlines of the Jungle’, MAGMA, Sf. Gheorge, Romania (2019); ‘Sunbaked Thirst with Love’, ENA Viewing Space, Budapest (2019); ‘Orient’, Galeria Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland (2018); ‘Jutro’, Castor Projects, London (2018); ‘Orient, Kim?’, Riga, Latvia (2018); ‘Somewhere in between’, BOZAR, Brussels (2018); ‘Haptic House’, Horse and Pony, Berlin (2018); ‘Abstract Hungary’, Künstlerhaus- Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz (2017); ‘Endless Backup’, Futurdome, Milan (2017); ‘Textour’, Künstlerforum, Bonn (2017).