Ferenc Gróf

A founding member of Société Réaliste, a designer and artist whose work explores the intersection of art and design.

His work examines ideological footprints at the intersection of graphic design and spatial experiences. He is a founding member of the Parisian co-operative Société Réaliste – founded in 2004 – focusing on questions of contemporary political representation, ideological design, and text-based interventions. Since 2015 Société Réaliste has been on hiatus, and Ferenc Gróf continues his work as an individual artist.

Ferenc Gróf is a graduate of the Hungarian University of the Arts, Budapest, and has since 2012 taught at the École Nationale Supérieur d’Art (ENSA) in Bourges (FR). Gróf lives and works in Paris.


Société Réaliste, “UN Camouflage”, installation view, FIAC Hors-les-murs, Passerelle Senghor, Paris, 2013 (photo: Illés Sarkantyu) None Ferenc Gróf, “Flag alphabet”, 2015 (courtesy of the artist and acb gallery, Budapest) Ferenc Gróf, The real character / Zero alphabet, 2015 (courtesy of the artist and acb gallery, Budapest) Société Réaliste, “MA: Culture States”, installation view, 11th Istanbul Biennial: What Keeps Mankind Alive?, Istanbul, 2009 Société Réaliste, “Windroad”, orientation structure with the direction signs of 50 states that have emerged and disappeared during the 20th century in Europe, 2011