1st place – Memory of Rape in Wartimes

Creators: Ilona Németh, artist; Gabi Mészáros, architect; Anikó N. Tóth, writer, poet

The site of the work is a vacant lot on Hunyadi János Road, transformed into a space of commemoration with the appearance of the work, which can be perambulated. The proposed memorial duplicates the existing concrete walls, thus making the absence palpable and identifying the space as a site of women’s suffering. Between the retaining wall and its replica, the visitor enters a corridor-like space – it can be a place of retreat, of mourning. An important element of the work is the garden of healing and the combination of text fragments referring to trauma.

1st place – Memory of Rape in Wartimes ©Budapesti Történeti Múzeum _ Ákos Keppel, Attila Szebellédi

More information about the project, book and exhibition 

Location of the exhibition: 2B Galéria 2022. 9 March - 8 April

1092 Budapest, Ráday str.. 47.            Open hours: Tuesday-Friday: 14:00-18:00, Saturday: 10:00-18:00 


Sanja Iveković

Workshop, multimedia installation, media work

1998 – work in progress

Women's House Project workshop BAK, Utrecht 2009 -048


The Women's House project started in 1998. Conceived by artist Sanja Iveković it is an international collaboration project realized as site specific installations and printed materials (texts, postcards, posters, etc). On occasions the project is also presented to the public through press conferences and video screenings.

The first phase of the project consists of establishing a contact with the local shelter for abused women where artist conducts a workshop in close collaboration with the women living in the shelter. During the workshop casts of the faces of the women are produced along with short life stories written by the woman themselves. The women's «masks» and texts are then installed according to the artist's concept of the installation in a specific exhibition space.

Women's House, Workshop, BAK, Utrecht,2008
Women's House, installation, Kunstverein Cologne,2006_lowres

So far the collaboration has been made with The Autonomous House in Zagreb, The Fraenhaus in Luxembourg, The Bangkok Emergency Home in Bangkok, Safe House in Peje, Kosova, Casa per le donne in Genova, The Center for Women and Children in Belgrade, Vie-Ja in Utrecht and Mor Cati in Istanbul.