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Zoltán Mária Flóra

I was born in Budapest before the outbreak of the second world war, whose fatal consequences left their mark on my life forever.
I graduated from the Budapest secondary school for Fine and Applied Art. After that I attended the Prague Academy of Fine Arts for two years, then continued at the Budapest University of Fine Arts from the third year on, gaining my diploma in 1962.
The early years of my career were spent with my husband (also an artist) at the art colony in the town of Kecskemét with our two small children.
It was here that I painted the material, mentored by János Frank, for my exhibition in 1970 staged at the Fényes Adolf Hall (then part the Kunsthalle Budapest), the reception and press coverage of which was very favourable.
A long Wave Valley followed: we moved to Sweden for family reasons. After ten years of hiatus and (spiritually) illness, I returned in 1984 in the Budapest painting Life, with a gallery of the Thermal Hotel, one of the first Hungarian art trade companies, General Art.
From then on a continuous period of work followed that is still going on today. I have also had some book illustration commissions. (For my work, see the authors in the relevant publications.)
In 2013 I found my current style, which some say is a radical change, though I don’t agree. It is nonfigurative, which makes me happy, and it helps me to find the imagined and hoped for wholeness - if fate gives me a few more years of health. My work up till now has been partially included in four publications, the most recent being published in 2017.

Post script:
When Churchill didn’t want to accept the Nobel Prize for Literature, G.B. Shaw advised him that once it had been awarded to him he should accept it - but he should live as if he hadn’t been awarded it.
For me this was good advice.
Budapest, 2017. szeptember 15.

 

István Holló

István Holló
(born: Budapest, 1966)

Studies: 1992-98 ELTE Faculty of Humanities, Department of CulturalAnthropology 1988-91 Technical University of Budapest, Faculty of Civil Engineering

Exhibitions:
2018 Ezüstgerely 2018, Sports Museum, Budapest / II. Hatvan SmallGraphicExhibition 2017 Individualexhibition (Women, Men and otherthings), Magyar MûhelyGallery, Budapest / Feedbackeffect, MAMÜ Gallery, Budapest / Salgótarjáni Spring Exhibition, Béla Dornyay Museum, Salgótarján / IndividualExhibition (Signs), Mácsai Gallery, AJAMK, ThinkingSpaces, RAM, Budapest / Private Budapest, H-15 Gallery, Budapest 2016 / National DrawingRoom, Dornyay Béla Museum, Salgótarján / XXII. National LandscapeBiennale, Hatvani Gallery, Hatvan / LiveHungarianPainting, St. Adalbert Center, Esztergom / HungarianPainting Day, Újlipótvárosi Club Gallery, Budapest / 100 years old Dadaism, Lajos Vajda Studio, Szentendre / "Roman P'Art 14" exhibition, Budapest Galéria, Budapest/ IndividualExhibition, Volvo Gallery, Budapest 2015 Territory, LatarkaGallery, Budapest / XX: National PortraitBiennial, Hatvani Gallery, Hatvan / IndividualExhibition, Volvo Gallery, Budapest / Római P'Art 14, Budapest Gallery, Budapest / Anzix Kisvárosi, Imre Gaál Gallery, Budapest / 9th International GrotesqueTriennial, Vaszary Gallery, Kaposvar / Bicyclic Art, ContemporaryGallery, Tatabánya 2014 Signal -Message, MazartGallery, Budapest / 20 years old, Újlipótvárosi Club Gallery, XXI HungarianLandscape, National LandscapeBiennale, Hatvani Gallery, Exhibition of Hatvan / Thoughts, Ferenc Kubinyi Museum, Szécsény / FreshMessage 2., Újpest Gallery, Budapest / Thinkaboutit c. exhibition, JankovichMansion, Rácalmás / Gondold.át c. exhibition, Kálmán Imre Cultural Center, Siófok / gondola c. Exhibition, Symbol Art Gallery, Budapest / Inside - boxexhibition, Viziváros Gallery, Budapest / PICTURE - HOUSE, Szombathely Gallery / KECSKEMÉT ARCAI III, Kecskemét Cultural and Conference Center, Kecskemét / R-EMARQUE - V. Nemzetközi Spanyolnátha Külügyi MûvészetiBiennale , Ottó Herman Museum, Miskolc 2013 XIX. Faces and Fates National PortraitBiennale / Reformation and Tolerance, TemporaryExhibition, Evangelical National Museum, Budapest / 32th Salgótarján Spring Exhibition / Budapest Art Expo, Art Gallery, Szentendre / XVII. HungarianLandscapes National LandscapeBiennaleSelection, Németvölgy ElementarySchool, Budapest 2012. XVII. HungarianLandscapes National LandscapeBiennial / 59th AutumnExhibition in Vásárhely, Alföld Gallery, Hódmezõvásárhely / Emese Bács / István Holló, Hatvani Gallery, Hatvan / XIV. Biennial of TablePaintings, REÖK, Szeged 2011. Faces and Fates, XVIII. National PortraitBiennale, Hatvani Gallery, Hatvan / National ContemporaryChurch Art Exhibition, Hatvani Gallery, Hatvan / IndividualExhibition, Újlipótváros Club Gallery, Budapest May. XXXI. Exhibition of the Salgótarjáni Spring Exhibition, József Attila Cultural Center, Salgótarján / István Holló painting, SourceCulture House, Kerepes 2010. ChristmasFineArts Fair, OTP Gallery, Budapest / ContemporaryFineArtsAuction, Art Gallery, Budapest / 57th Fair Art Fair of Vásárhely, Hódmezõvásárhely / Újbuda Picture Frame, Újbuda Gallery, Budapest / Powera, contemporary art exhibition and fair, FKSE, Szentendre

Johanna KOVÁCS

Johanna Kovács,

Picture taken in 1993

Academics:

1979          Institute of Applied Arts, Budapest, Typography and Book Design, masters: Haimann, Gy., Kas, J.

1976     University of Fine Arts Grigorescu, Bucharest , Art of Graphics, masters: Kazár, V., State, I.   

Selected one man  shows ( a few out of more than 50 in Hungary and abroad)

 

Studies

 

My first: Bucharest

1972

Ciehanowiecz, Poland

1979

Stúdio Galery, Budapest

1980

Rome , Italy

1982

DOTE Galery, Debrecen,

1984,

Berlin, Germany

1984

Jerualem, Theater, Jerusalem, Israel

1988

Paris, France

1985

Chagall Galery, Budapest

1989

Jerusalem, Haifa, Israel

1988

Csók Galery Budapest

1993

Salzburg, Austria

1990

Arkád Galery, Budapest

1994

Boston, USA

1992

Bálint Jewish Community House, Budapest

2000

Weimar, Germany

1993

Symbol Gallery,

2002-

Falun, Sweden

2003

Art-9, Budapest

2016

Töreki, Hungary

2004-

BMKK, Százhalombatta

2017

Érd Art compound

2010-

 

Appearances in group:                  Regular participant in: Summer Exhibitions Szeged, Autumn Exhibitions Hódmezővásárhely, Salgótarján Spring and Drawings Exhibitions, Debrecen Summer Exhibition, Exhibitions of Association of Artists of Paper, Exhibitions of Association of Graphic Artists, Exhibitions of Association of Painters, Graphic Exhibitions of Pest County, Contemporary Monstre-s of Association of Artists in Hungary, etc.

Matter of curiosity: Gave birth to idea and contributed to organizing the International Kovács Exhibition, Szombathely

Collective exhibitions traveled abroad: Seoul, Korea, Jerusalem, Israel, Weimar, Schwedt, Berlin, Germany, Krakow, Wroclaw, Warsaw, Ciehanowiec Poland, USA, Helsinki, Turku, and other cities in Finnland, Bern, Swiss, Travelling exhibition in Belgium, Bucharest and Cluj Romania, Verona, Italy

grants and awards:   1977-Tök;  1986-Szentendre; 1987-Vác; Best exhibition of the year: 1976-Bukarest; Award of Young Artists Association: 1979; Derkovits Scholarship: 1979; Best Illustration of the Year 1997, Romania, Study grants of Assoc. of Hungarian Artists. 2001- Scheiber Sándor Díj, 2015- Grand Honour of Art of Érd, 2016: Award for education of Art of Budapest.

membership in associations:     National Association of Hungarian Artists (1978); Association of Hungarian Graphic Artists (1985 ; Group Ájin (1990-1995); Association of Artists of paper, Association of Illustrators and Association of Book Artists, Association of Hungarian Painters

Artworks in public collections:   Holocaust Museum, Washington (inaugural present of Göntz Árpád, president of Hungary); National Museum, Budapest;   Modern Hungarian Collection Pécs;  Déry Museum Debrecen;  Kaposvári Museum; Ferenczy  Museum, Szentendre;   Ciehanowiec   Museum, Poland; Collection Schuppich, Bécs, Austria; Suhl Museum, Schwedt,  Autonom Cultur Center, Weimar, Germany; in public: Százhalombatta Community Center pictograms and information system

In private collections:      Romania, Hungary, Germany, Canada, USA, France, Israel, Norge  Finnland, Swiss, UK, Austria;

Publications:                   Romania:  Contemporanul, 1976, Romania Libera, 1993; Hét 1989-2000;  Hungary: Müvészet:1988,1985; Népszabadság: 1982, 1983, 1986; Népszava: 1979, Új Tükör: 1979; Rakéta 1979, 1981; Hajdú-Bihar County Napló: 1981, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1992, Szombat: 1991, Dél-Kelet Magyarország: 1981, Pest County Hírlap: 1977, 1979, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, Hitel: 1991, Erdélyi Magyarság: 1991, Élet és Irodalom, 1979-1998; Diplomata 1999; Italy: Arena, Verona-1981; Israel: Jerusalem Post, Haarec, Maariv, 1988; Broadcasted:  Free Europa Radio;1988,  Hungarian Radio  1989, 1990,1995; ZDF 1991,1993, Erzsébet TV 1997,1999, Dictionary of Contemporary Hungarian Artists, Budapest, 2000, Pogány, Don: Sign collection of artists in auctions, Budapest, 2001, Pax TV, Budapest, 2006, and many others including my own catalgue with introduction of Dr. A. Kovács, ISBN: 978-963-06-6123-2, 2008

Prints in print:       Szilágy Domokos: Naptár, Iparmûvésztei Főiskola, 1979; Joyce Carol Oates: Norman és a gyilkos, Európa,1980;F. Scott Fitzgerald: Az éj szelíd trónján, Európa,1981;Csiki László: Titkos fegyverek, Magvetö, 1987; Bodor Pál: Az olvasás ihlete, Magvető,1988; Bodor Pál: Haldoklás anyanyelven, Magvető,1986;Csiki László:Adalék, Pesti Szalon,1992, Posner, Z.I.: Zsidó gondolkodásmód, Chabad Lubavics, Budapest, 1992,  The end of Czechoslovakia, CEU Press, 1995., Szájról-szájra, magyar jiddis szógyüjtemény, Chabad Lubavics, Budapest, 1995, Zsidó Népmesék, 1999, Chabad Lubavics, Budapest, Csiki László: A kert, a ház ,1996, Kovács J, A. Voinea: Clepsirea cu bolovani, Editura Hasefer,1999

private:   Born in I951, Romania, married, our talented son, Dániel Dávid was born in 1981

Ibrahim Spahić

Ibrahim Spahić was born on 10th of May 1952 in Sarajevo. He completed the First Gymnasium in Sarajevo and was the Chairman of the Committee for marking its 120 years. He graduated comparative literature and a theatrology. He is author, editor, publisher and producer. The founder and president of Festivals ‘Zajedno’ (‘Together’), ‘Poetika prostora’ (The poetics of space’) of the International Peace Centre and the International ‘Sarajvska zima’ (Sarajevo winter’) Festival, the president of the SSRNBiH BiH Sarajevo, DSS and ‘Građanska demokratska stranka BiH’ (Citizen Democratic Party of B&H). He was a delegate member for three mandates of the Assembly of B&H and is the author of laws, development strategy and resolution, president of the Commission for Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights, Co-Chairman of the Foreign Policy Commission PSBiH., President of the PSBiH Delegation to the IPU and elected as the Vice-Presidents at the sessions of the Inter-parliamentary Union. He was a candidate for the B&H presidency three times. He is the author of the Law on the Protection of the Rights of Representatives of National Minorities in B&H, the PSBiH Resolutions, and the initiator of the development of the economic social and cultural development strategy of B&H. He was the President of the Commission for Cultural Strategy of the VM B&H. He was organizer of ten international conferences ‘Dialogue of Civil Society and Mayors in all the important centres in the country in cooperation with the Council of Europe. He was president of the Sarajevo Students’ Union, a member of the executive federal bodies of SSJ and SSOJ. He managed IPC Gallery for twenty years and organized more than 100 promotions of art and B&H literature in the world and 5000 cultural events in B&H.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of SD Bosna and the President of the Council of Sport Board, a member of the BH Pres Council and other magazines, newspapers and publications and was the creator of the radio and TV program on the First Independent TV in B&H called “Dobre vibracije” (“Good Vibrations”).
He co-founded with the Citizens Forum of the Zenica Foundation Kulin ban and was its first president. President of IITM / International Institute for Mediterranean Theatre from Madrid / for B&H. Founder and President of the First House of Europe in Sarajevo. President of the Commission for the Development of Cultural Strategy of B&H. President of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Culture Forum. He was a member of the IK and President of the European Cultural Forum in Brussels. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of the Biennial of Young Artists of Europe and the Mediterranean, honorary member of the B&H PEN Center ( 1993 ) and the Association of Architects of Sarajevo. He was the director of X Biennale BJCEM and the first president of the International Association of the Biennial of Young Artists of Europe and the Mediterranean, and is the honorary President of the BJCEM. He is the initiator of international competition for the construction of the Concert Hall Sarajevo with Rome and Sarajevo. The president of the jury was Zaha Hadid. He was the President of the OK Euro-regional Project Link Diversity Council of Europe for the restoration of citizenship and civil society in Southeast Europe. President of the Executive Committee of the First Civil Forum in B&H, President of the Organizing Committee of Sarajevo Euro-region. He was the President of the Business Community and the Association of Publishers and Booksellers of B&H and at the Board of Directors of the National Theatre in Sarajevo. He was the founder and president of the Collegium artisticum art community and the program manager at the Austrian house / headquarters of SWF / and the founder of the Eco-Movement Skakavac and the EKO-OKO magazine, editor-in-chief of the human rights magazine WHY. He is the initiator of the Sarajevo ‘Dijalog’ (‘Dialog’) magazine and was the first director of this journal and organizer of the philosopher’s meeting point in ANUBiH. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Culture of the Council of Europe and the President of the project Sarajavo, the capital of culture of Europe 1993/94, chairman of the Sarajevo Committee – the first intercultural city of the Council of Europe / 2003-2004 /, member of the Council of MESS and international jury of the visual arts, theatre and literature festivals. Member of the Board of Directors of the European Association of the Festival / EFA /. The first president of the Lions Club Sarajevo. He is the co-founder of art network in B&H, in the Balkans, Europe and the Mediterranean and in the world. He is a member of the UNESCO State Commission. The participant and organizer of the Boena says NO to divisions, assembles for recognition of B&H’s independence and significant peace, ecological, humanitarian initiatives, demonstrations, proclamations and projects in B&H, Europe and the World.
He was a member of the Sarajevo Council of Councillors and is the author of the Declaration on Indivisible Sarajevo. He has also gave speeches at the UN Commission on Human Rights, the Council of Europe, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Security of the European Parliament, and regularly works on regional, European and world forums .The member EHC/Brussels/.
He published poetry books “Znak” (“Sign”), “Čovjek od žice” (“Man made of wire”),”Sarajevski pauci i drugi kukci“ (“Sarajevo spiders and other insects”). He writes and publishes poetry in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian and Bosančica languages. His poetry was translated into English, German, French, Greek, Arabic, Macedonian, Albanian, Armenian, Polish, Italian, Slovakian, Portuguese, Russian … and performed in theatrical direction by Ewe Grabowski with Polish artists and ballet ensemble Bellarte from BiH forms of poetic installations in galleries. He prepared an anthology of poetry Harfa and Monography “Sarajevska zima“. He is the author of the books “Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina” and “Citizen Pro / Vocation” and prepared and published a book on the future of B&H from the Link diversity symposium. The editor is the publications, books and catalogs in the fields of politics and art, architecture, medicine. He writes about human rights, culture, politics and international relations and participates in international human rights meetings.

He has received numerous awards in the country and the world for his work on establishing intercultural dialogue, for the struggle for peace and freedom and for the cultural mission. Particularly significant are the recognitions of B&H cultural institutions, the “Šesti april” Award of Sarajevo, the Plaque of the Canton Sarajevo. He is the honorary citizen of the city of Montorio Al Vomano. He got Tartuffo per Pace award in Italy, Special award of the European Theater Prize (ETP) Jury Medal Juan Miro (UNESCO ) Carrier of the Order of the Knight