Born in 1978 in Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania, István Csákány lives in Düsseldorf, Germany, and works as an artist in the fields of sculpture and installation art. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Art in Budapest, and his works have been shown at such exhibitions as the OFF-Biennale Budapest, Marres–House for Contemporary Culture in Maastricht, The Netherlands (2015); ARTIUM Basque Museum–Centre of Contemporary Art in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (2014); LIAF 2013 Lofoten Art Festival in Lofoten, Norway (2013); dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel, Germany (2012); Ludwig Múzeum – Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest (2010); and the Prague Biennale (2007).
In 2010, Csákány was awarded the Hungarian AICA Award for the best piece of art, and in 2008 he won the FKSE Award as best young artist. His works are part of the collections of Ludwig Múzeum in Budapest; the Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht; and the Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM) in Luxembourg. He has been awarded fellowships in institutions including Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany (2014), and at ATELIERFRANKFURT, Frankfurt am Main/Germany (2010).