Imre Kocsis is born in 1937 in Karcag/Hungary. At the age of 21 he emigrates to Germany, where he graduates at the College of Fine Arts in Hamburg and goes on to become an assistent there. His first solo exhibition takes place in 1965 in Munich, when he presents his work in the Galerie Leonhart, later in Dusseldorf. A sojourn in New York in 1980 at the P.S.1 (present moma PS1) leads Kocsis and his work to America. At the same time he gets a foreign residency at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Kocsis achieves a remarkable success with his art and exhibition activity. In 1989 he is awarded the Karl Ernst Osthaus prize by the Stadt Hagen. From 1985 on he lectures at the Reykjavik Fine Art College department for sculpture. In 1991 Imre Kocsis dies. In 2009 a part of his estate is incorporated in the Stiftung für konkrete Kunst und Design in Ingolstadt.