Bálint Szombathy

BALINT SZOMBATHY

1950, Pacir, Serbia
Lives and works in Budapest.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016     We Were Heroes, acb Gallery, Budapest

2014     RUBBERSTAMPS, acb Attachment, Budapest

2013     Contemporary Art Exhibition Space Magma, Saint George, Romania
            Photo Gallery Lang, Samobor, Zagreb
            P72 Gallery, Ljubljana

2012     Art Mill, Szentendre, Hungary
            Vintage Gallery, Budapest

2011     House of Hungarian Photographer, Budapest
            Rovinj, Municipal Museum, Rovin, Croatia

2008     Ghetto Gallery, Split, Croatia

2005     Museum of Contemporary Art of Voyvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia

2000     MAMŰ Gallery, Budapest

1994     Bercsényi Gallery, Budapest

1993     Le Lieu, Québec City, Canada

1992     Vasarely Museum, Budapest

1980     Véhicule Art Centre, Montreal, Canada

1979     Club of Young Artists, Budapest

1978     Handpresse, Würzburg, Germany

1976     Galeria Pryzmat, Kraków, Poland
            Galeria sztuki MDK Labirynt, Lublin, Poland

1975     University Theatre, Budapest

1973     French Window, Paris

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018    Bookmarks - Revisiting Hungarian Art of the 1960s and 1970s, The Vinyl Factory Soho, London

2017     Two-way movement Focus: Hungary, viennacontemporary, Bécs

2017     With the Eyes of Others, Elisabeth Dee Gallery, New York

2015     Photosuprematists, Nhizny Novgorod, Russia

            Photosuprematists, Photon Gallery, Vienna, Austria

            We Were Heroes, KC Belgrad, Galllery Podroom, Belgrad, Serbia

            Art Has No Alternative (An Archive of Artists in Action), tranzit.sk, Bratislava, Slovakia
            Bosch+Bosch Group: Conceptual Practices from the Former Yugoslavia, acb NA Gallery, Budapest

 

2014     Premonition / Blood / Hope. Kunst aus Serbien und der Vojvodina von 1914 bis 2014 Künstlerhaus, Vienna

            Photosuprematists, Robert Capa Contemporary Center for Photography, Budapest

 

2013     Utopien vermeiden – Werkleitz Jubiläums Festival, Technikhalle, Halle, Germany

2012     Galicia, mon amour. Folly, Fantasy and Phantasm, Galeria Sztuki Sokól, Nowy Sacz, Poland
            What is Hungarian?, Kunsthalle, Budapest
            The Present and the Presence – Repetition 1, A Selection of Works from the Arteast 2000 +
            Collection and the National Collection of Moderna galerija, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana
            Artist on Vacation. Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

2011     At A Standstill. The Marinko Sudac Collection, Ship Galeb, Rijeka, Croatia

2010     art always has its consequences, New Media Center_Kuda.org, Novi Sad, Serbia,
            Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, Poland; Tranzit.hu, Budapest; What, How & For Whom/WHW, Zagreb
            Promises of the Past. A Discontinuous History of Art in Former Eastern Europe, Centre George Pompidou, Paris

2009     reallifepresenceSerbische Gegenwartkunst, Künstlerhaus Graz, Graz, Austria

2008     Experiment in the Art of Yugoslavia in the 60s and 70s, Museum of Modern Art, Warszaw

2005     East Art Museum. An Exhibition of East Art Map – A (Re)construction of the History of Contemporary Art (1945–1985)
            In Eastern Europe
, Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany
            Avant-garde Art in the Region1915–1989, Gallery Center, Varaždin, Croatia

2004     Hungarian Contemporary Art, Gallery Saoh&Tomos, Tokyo
            Hungarian Digital Print, Millenáris Park, Budapest
            European Performance Art Festival, Cultural Centre, Lublin, Poland
            Der Lange Atem – Meister der internationalen Performance-Szene.Europäische Performance Institut NRW, Essen, Germany
            Wired Banks – oevers in verbinding, Las Palmas, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2003     Art-action: Recontres Internationales Paris/Berlin; Immanence, Paris

2002     Fix02 – 5th Belfast Biennial of Performance Art, Catalyst Arts, Belfast, United Kingdom
            Central-european aspects of the avant garde in Voyvodina, Museum of Modern Art, Novi Sad Belgrade, Serbia
            Vetrina Internazionale del Centro Nazionale di Drammaturgia 2002: Arte in transito, Rialto Sant’ Ambrogio, Roma
            Balkan Art – 3rd International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Centar za vizuelnu kulturu Zlatno oko, Novi Sad, Serbia
            NIPAF 02 – The 9th Nippon International Performance Art Festival, Tokyo-Aichi-Kyoto-  Nagano, Japan

2001     Body and the East - From the 1960s to the Present, Exit Art, New York, United States
            Polysonneries - 2nd International Live Art Festival, Les Subsistances, Lyon, France

2000     International Short Film Festival (with performance), Oberhausen, Germany 

1999     After the Wall – Art and Culture in post-Communist Europe, Moderna Museet, Stockholm;
            Museum of Contempory Art–Ludwig Budapest; Nationalgalerie – Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin

1998     Body and the East – From the 1960s to the Present, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana

1996     Mail Art – Osteuropa in Internationalen Netzwerk, Staatliches Museum, Schwerin, Germany;
            Museum für Post und Kommunikation,Berlin; Kunsthalle, Budapest; Haus Dacheröden, Erfurt, Germany

1995     Poesia visiva e dintorni (L’ultima avanguardia), Ex Convento di San Domenico – Musei di Spoleto, Spoleto, Italy

1993     Exposition d’Oeuvres de Sources Éléctroniques, L’Institut Hongrois de Paris, Paris
            OSTranenie – Internationales Videofestival, Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany

1989     International Invitational Artistamp Exhibition, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, United States

1986     Vetrina – Produzioni culturali giovanili dell’area Mediterranea, Piscina delle Pavoniere,   Florence, Italy

1981     Yugoslav Drawing: Current Trends, University Art Gallery, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, N.Y., United States

1979     Tendenze dell’arte Jugoslava d’oggi, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome

1978     Tendenzen in den Jugoslawischen Kunst von Heute, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany; Kunsthalle, Nürnberg, Germany

1977     Die Kunst der Avantgarde in Osteuropa Heute, Saal Hermann-Schafft-Haus, Kassel, Germany
            Oosteuropese conceptuele fotografie, Technische Hogeschool, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

1975     Visual Poetry International, Gallery ‘de Doelen’, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; ‘t Hoogt Centrum, Utrecht, The Netherlands;

            Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
            Aspekte – Gegenwärtige Kunst aus Jugoslawien, Akademie der Bildenden Künste,Vienna

 

AWARDS, GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS

2008     Munkácsy Mihály Award, Budapest
2007     Sava Šumanović Prize, Novi Sad, Serbia
1997     ArtsLink of New York (CEC International Partners, New York)– for collaborative projects with Csaba Polony, Oakland, California.
1995     Middle European Post Card Prize,Kaposvár, Hungary
1993     Forum Art Prize,Novi Sad, Serbia
1989     Ludwig Kassák Prize, Paris

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Beke, László: One more Poetry no more. Híd no. 1, Novi Sad, 1983

Denegri, Ješa: Balint Szombathy. In: Fragmenti: šezdesete–sedamdesete. Umetnici iz Vojvodine. Prometej, Novi Sad, 1994

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Djurić, Dubravka – Šuvaković, Miško ed.: Impossible Histories – Historical Avant-gardes, Neo-avant-gardes, and Post-avant-gardes in Yugoslavia, 1918-1991. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge-London, 2003

Milenković, Nebojša: An Aesthetics of Freedom or Politics of Freedom (A Guide Through the Art of Bálint Szombathy 1969–2005). In: szombathy art. Monograph. Museum of Contemporary Art, Novi Sad, 2005

Šuvaković, Miško: Performing of Politics of Art – Transitional Fluxes of Conflict (Tactics of Political de-centering of Bálint Szombathy). Ibid.