Csilla Klenyanszki was born in 1986 in Budapest, Hungary. She completed her BA Photography at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 2012. In 2014, she participated at SeMa Nanji Artist in Residency by the Seoul Museum of Art at Seoul, South Korea.
After becoming a mother in 2015, Csilla has founded the Mothers in Arts Residency in Amsterdam, a studio space combined with a communal day care. The Residency is specialized in supporting emerging women artists, who are also mothers.
A search for balance with a problem solving attitude characterizes my work. Within my current practice I carefully examine and deconstruct personal – but universally known – challenges such as parenthood, gender, and the malleability of self identity through the passage of time. Works, such as “Pillars of home”, “to make time”, “House/hold” or the “Mothers in Arts Residency” aim to give solutions that range from the practical to the absurd.
Pillars of home are ninety-eight balancing sculptures, made during my son’s nap, when our home – the living room, the kitchen, the bedroom or even the staircase – became a studio for no more than thirty minutes at a time.