Born in 1976, Bálint Bolygó, who has both British and Hungarian citizenship, lives and works in Edinburgh. In 1995 he represented Great Britain in the International Youth Sculpture Camp in Grebenstein, Germany, and in the same year his installation, The Last Sixty Seconds, was seen at the Desborough Arts’ Festival. From 1996 he studied art at Edinburgh College of Art, where he has recently completed an MA course in fine art. He has exhibited work in Maidenhead, Henley-on-Thames, London, and Edinburgh, and in 1999 was commissioned by the University of Edinburgh to make a public sculpture for Edinburgh’s George Square Gardens. In 1999 he took part in the BAMS Student Medal Project, winning the Niagara Falls Castings Equal Second Prize. Medals by Bolygó were subsequently exhibited in that year’s Royal Academy summer show, and in the international exhibition of contemporary medals in Weimar in 2000. In that year the artist attended both the BAMS conference in Glasgow and the FIDEM congress in Weimar. This summer he has been awarded the John Kinross scholarship to Florence by the Royal Scottish Academy, and is now preparing for a collaborative show with David Mach in London before taking up his three-month residency in Tuscany. About his BAMS medal, Perpetual Mechanic Composition I, the artist writes: ‘The medal is inspired by components of early mechanical devices such as clocks, gauges and scientific instruments. It renders mechanical parts that engage the viewer in a process of animation, where the beholder tries to work out and imagine what each component does and how it moves.