Szilárd Cseke

Szilárd Cseke (1967) was born in Pápa, lives and works in Budapest.  He is an acknowledged representative of the Hungarian contemporary art scene, with a versatile oeuvre, which consists of mobile sculptures and conceptual paintings. He obtained his master’s degree at the University of Pécs in 1995. In 1997 he was awarded the Art Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy in Rome and the Derkovits State Fine Art Scholarship. He received the Munkácsy Prize, the most significant Hungarian prize for artists in 2014. He represented Hungary at the 56th Venice Biennale of 2015. His works have been shown internationally in Berlin, Vienna, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and at prestigious contemporary art fairs including Artissima, ARCOmadrid, Art Brussels and The Armory Show in New York. In 2016 he opened his solo show at the Boca Raton Museum in Florida, entitled Gone Too Far.

1967. Pápa
Lives and works in Budapest.

Studies

1992-1995

Master’s School of Fine Arts, University of Pécs, Faculty of Painting, Professor: Gyula Konkoly

1987-1991

University of Pécs, Faculty of Fine Arts
Professors: Ilona Keserü and István Bencsik

Prizes, scholarships  

2014

Munkácsy Mihály Prize

2013

Scholarship of the National Cultural Fund

2008

Awarded by the Art Universitas Program (Geo Project of Székesfehérvár)

2007

Art Scholarship of the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg  (in the organization of the Budapest Gallery)
Awarded by the Kristart Fine Art Program

2006

Strabag Painting Award

1998

Scholarship of the National Cultural Fund

1997

Derkovits Gyula State Fine Art Scholarship

1996

Art Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy in Rome

Memberships in Art Organizations  

2005-től

HUNGART

2001-2003

Vice president of FKSE

1995-től

Association of Hungarian Artists (MAOE)

1995-től

Studio of Young Artists Association (FKSE)

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2016

Gone Too Far, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL, USA
Migration and Identity, Balassi Institute, Brussels, Belgium

2015

‘Sustainable Identities’, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2014

I Have Great Desire, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2013

We are Moving Abroad, Museum Kiscell, Budapest, Hungary

2012

Jobcentre East, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Illusion of progress, Park Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2010

Race for hope, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Abandoned path, Raiffeisen Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Southern slope (with Balázs Csepregi), Krisztina Palace, Budapest, Hungary

2009

Virág Judit Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2008

Studio Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2007

Land Rover! Where Is the Forest Which I Paint?, City Gallery, Deák Collection, Székesfehérvár, Hungary

2006

Evergreen or Deciduous, Deák Erika Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Relax-Center, Hincz Gyula Gallery, Vác, Hungary
Betonút Zrt., Budapest, Hungary

2005

The Stream Flows Again, Somogyi József Gallery, Pápa, Hungary
Fészek Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2003

E.G.O. Contemporary Fine Art Series, Edge Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Esterházy Foundation, Eisenstadt, Austria

2002

A Piece of Land with a Panoramic View for Sale, Vadnai Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2001

Experience-center, Vadnai Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2000

Gallery by Night, Stúdió Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1999

Kvaliplastik (with Manfred Ejrautz, Austria) , Exhibition Hall, Szombathely, Hungary

1998

Budapest Tomato, Óbudai Társaskör Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
“Incubator House”, Duna Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1997

Air Bags, Studio Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1995

  • Nine Debutants from Pécs, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Barcsay Room, Budapest, Hungary

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2016

Oltre – Beyond the Foreground, Galleria dell’accademia, Roma, Italy
A chi parla l’arte contemporanea, Palazzo Isimbardo, Milano, Italy
Oltre – Beyond the Foreground, Museo Civico Garda, Ivrea, Italy

2015

Oltre – Beyond the Foreground, Italian Cultural Institute, Budapest, Hungary
Overture Hungary – Imago Mundi exhibition, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy
Siliconvalse. Hungarian Reality, curator: Adam Dominik, House of the Lords of Kunstat, Brno, The Czech Republic
XXXVIII. Summer Exhibition, REÖK (Regional Art Center), Szeged, Hungary

2014

Contemporaries: Collectors and Artists – Hungarian and International Art from Private Collections in Hungary, 2010-2014, New Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Selected works supported by the National Cultural Fund in 2013, Várkert Bazár, Budapest, Hungary
Installations in the Municipal Picture Gallery 1992-2014, Kiscell Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Iron Deficiency, Erlin Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
The Day of Hungarian Painting, Bálna, Budapest, Hungary
11th Steel Sculpture Symposium in Kecskemét, Kecskemét, Hungary
Hollow Land – Keep Out!, Kro Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
When the Angel Comes, REÖK-Regional Art Center, Szeged, Hungary, 4 December, 2014 – 18 January, 2015

2013

La Grande Migration, Art Market Budapest, Hungary

2012

What Is Hungarian? Contemporary answers, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
Untouchable Matters, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest

2011

Young European Landscape, CHB / Moholy-Nagy Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2010

Keep in touch, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Picture of the Picture, Virág Judit Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2009

Urban Landscapes, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Monument (in memoriam Ernő Tolvaly), eMKá Gallery, Pécs, Hungary
Lively Light, E10 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Kogart Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2008

Reloading – Technical Renaissance, Studio Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Hungarian Cultural Institute, Stuttgart, Germany
The Power of Colour – Change of Scale, Zsolnay Porcelain Manufacture, Pécs, Hungary
10. Jubilee of Deák Erika Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Landscape-renaissance, Volksbank Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Kunst im garten, Tulln, Austria

2007

“Kelj fel Laci” Charity Auction Exhibition, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
“Bátor Tábor” Charity Auction Exhibition, Hotel Hilton, Budapest, Hungary
Kristart Contemporary Art Program Exhibition, Virág Judit Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2006

Cow-Parade, Budapest, Hungary
10. Jubilee of the Strabag Painting Award, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Budapest Art Expo Fresh, ArtMill, Szentendre, Hungary
Kogart Salon 2006, Kogart, Budapest, Hungary
Pápa Art Exhibitions 2006, Somogyi József Gallery, Pápa, Hungary
‘Metro’ exhibition, Arany János street metro station, Budapest, Hungary

2005

Kogart Salon 2005, Kogart, Budapest, Hungary

2004

Open Space, Hatvany Lajos Museum, Hatvan, Hungary
E.G.O., Edge Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2003

Lipstick, Exhibition Hall, Kunsthalle, Szombathely, Hungary
Fresh Works, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

2002

Still Life, Godot Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Ex-Röltex, Deák Palace, Budapest, Hungary
Plage, Godot Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Table-Network, House of Civil Societies, Pécs, Hungary
Green, Concept: Balázs Beöthy, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Santa Claus Is Human Too, MEO, Budapest, Hungary

2001

Short Stories, Budapest Gallery Lajos street Exhibition Hall, Budapest, Hungary
Beyond and Forth Sculpture, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
The Garden, Exhibition Hall, Kunsthalle, Szombathely, Hungary
Magyart, Jyvaskylan Art Museum, Jyvaskyla, Finland
Service, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
Auction exhibition, Blitz Modern Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
The Scent of a Rose, Godot Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
High Light, Vadnai Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2000

Gallery by Night, Studio Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Ó 2000, Óbudai Társaskör Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Culture and Communication towards New Boundaries, Ybl Palace, Budapest, Hungary
Dorottya Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Dialogue – Painting at the Millennium, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
Changing Copies (with Dezső Szabó), French Institute, Budapest, Hungary
Budapest Art Expo Fresh, ArtMill, Szentendre, Hungary

1999

Mobiles, objects, Vizivárosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
V.A.M. Design Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Unusual Remembrance, Karmeliterkloster, Frankfurt, Germany

1998

The Honey of Sin, Exhibition Hall, Kunsthalle, Szombathely, Hungary
Exhibition of Master students, GATE, Gödöllő, Hungary

1997

Hiding, Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary
FUOCO, Hungarian Academy in Rome, Italy
Exhibition of Derkovits Scholars, Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary

1996

ER-ZO, Gallery of Pécs, Hungary
Leopold Bloom’s Pillow, Exhibition Hall, Szombathely, Hungary
Exhibition of the Young Artists’ Association, Duna Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1995

Hungarian Sculpture Today, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
Artists of Pécs, Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria

1994

University Exhibition, Gallery of Pécs, Hungary

1993

Sign-Language III., Hungarian House, Berlin, Germany
University Exhibition, Gallery of Pécs, Hungary

1992

Parti Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

1991

House of Arts, Pécs, Hungary

Art Fair Participations 

2016

Art Market Budapest, Hungary

Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

2015

viennacontemporary, Vienna, Austria

The Armory Show, New York, USA

2014

ARCOmadrid, Madrid, Spain

Art Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Viennafair, Vienna, Austria

2013

Artissima 20, Turin, Italy

Viennafair, Vienna, Austria

Art13, London, United Kingdom

2012

Artissima 19, Turin, Italy

Viennafair, Vienna, Austria

Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

2011

Preview Berlin, Germany

Viennafair, Vienna, Austria

Art Market, Budapest, Hungary

2010

Budapest Art Fair, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

C.A.R. Essen, Essen, Germany

2009

Budapest Art Fair, Budapest, Hungary

2008

Budapest Art Fair, Budapest, Hungary

2007

Budapest Art Fair, Budapest, Hungary

2006

Viennafair, Vienna, Austria

Plug, Contemporary Art Fair, Budapest, Hungary

2005

Kunst Köln 2005,Cologne, Germany

Plug, Contemporary Art Fair, Budapest, Hungary

Works in Public Collections

Art Collection Telekom – Deutsche Telekom
Kiscell Museum / Municipal Picture Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Exhibition Hall, Kunsthalle, Szombathely, Hungary
Ignác Tragor Museum, Vác, Hungary
University of Pécs, Faculty of Fine Arts, Pécs, Hungary
International English Center, Pécs, Hungary
Esterházy Foundation, Eisenstadt, Austria
Hatvany Lajos Museum, Hatvan, Hungary
Municipality of Pápa, Hungary
Studio of Young Artists Association (FKSE), Budapest, Hungary
Kovács Gábor Art Foundation, Budapest, Hungary
West Hungarian University, Faculty of Geoinformatics, Székesfehérvár, Hungary