Péter Somody

Péter Somody (1963) was born in Veszprém, lives and works in Pécs. He was a student at Faculty of Visual Arts at Janus Pannonius University in Pécs, where he also received a teacher’s degree in 1988. He graduated in Fine Art at the University of Pécs, his masters were Ilona Keserü and Gyula Konkoly. He received his PhD in 2002 at the same institute. Many of his works were presented at solo and group exhibitions, both locally and internationallly. He won 3rd prize of national painting competition of Strabag in 2000 and was also awarded with the Munkácsy Award in 2015.

Péter Somody belongs to those artists who aspire to express complex aesthetic contents with few means. In his works he does not aspire to attain an individual message with few but precisely selected colours and various base surfaces, but to create, to unveil or to bring to life any hidden substances from the fundamentals of  the materials of canvas, wood and plastic.

1963.Veszprém

Lives and works in Pécs, Hungary

Studies

2014

University of Art and Design, Cluj Napoca/Kolozsvár RO, Erasmus Teacher mobility

2010-

Professor at PTE Faculty at Arts

2002-

DLA at the University of Pécs

Scholarship at Akademie der Bildenden Künste München

1997-1998

Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Master: Jügen Reipka

1996-

Professor at PTE Faculty of Arts,Department of Fine Art

Member of Studio of Young Artists’ Association (SYAA) and National Association of Hungarian Artists

1995-1998

DLA studies at the University of Pécs. Master: Ilona Keserü

1991-1995

Fine Art MA, University of Pécs, Faculty of Arts, Master: Gyula Konkoly

1988-1991

Art teacher at Albert Vetési Secondary School, Veszprém, Hungary

1984-1988

Arts Teacher MA,  Janus Pannonius University

Grants and Awards

 

2016

National Cultural Fund of Hungary – Artist Fund

2015

Munkácsy Prize (Hungarian State Scholarship for the Arts)

2013

Veszprém Spring Exhibition Award of Excellence

2009

DAAD Scholarship/ Berlin (D)

2008

National Cultural Fund of Hungary – Artist Fund

2004

TEMPUS scholarship/ Karlsruhe (D)

2003

Hungarian State Eötvös Scholarship

2000

3 rd prize of national painting competition announced by Strabag

1997

Hungarian State Eötvös Scholarship

1995-98

Scholarship of PTE Faculty of Arts DLA program

1992

City prize of Veszprém

1989

City prize of Balatonalmádi at Veszprém Spring Exhibition

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018

Body of the Image, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest (together with András Ernszt)

2018

Efölött, azalatt, Fészek Gallery, Budapest

2018

Szem szerint, Art Gallery Paks, Paks, Hungary

2017

Double Focus, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2016

‘Tesa and I’ Nick Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

2015

Hotel National Foundation, Budapest, Hungary

2013

Contemporary Hungarian Gallery, Dunaszerdahely, Slovakia

‘Get in Touch’, Inda Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2011

‘Door to the River’ Inda Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2010

‘3D’ (with Attila Radosza and Imre Tolnay) Győr City Museum, Hungary

2009

Our Distances’ Viziváros Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2008

‘Personal Visage’, Inda Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2007

MONO Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2006

Csikász Gallery, Veszprém, Hungary

2005

Hattyúház Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

2003

Galerie Voigt, Nürnberg, Germany

2002

Fészek Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2001

Kisgaléria, Pécs, Hungary

2000

Perge Galéria, Budapest, Hungary

1999

Csikász Gallery, Veszprém, Hungary

Viziváros Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (with Birgit Helwich)

1997

Galerie Ipomal, Kerkrade, Netherlands

1996

EUROCENTRES, Köln, Germany

1995

University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary (with András Hajdú)

1994

Kisgaléria, Pécs, Hungary

Galerie Leinemann, Göttingen, Germany

1991

Radnóti Gymnasium, Székesfehérvár, Hungary

1990

Vetési Gymnasium, Veszprém, Hungary

1989

Bilingual Gymnasium, Balatonalmádi, Hungary

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

Színerő VIII.: Konstrukció – Szín – Dinamizmus, Zsolnai Negyed, Pécs, Hungary

2016

V8 Plattform, Karlsruhe, Germany

‘Aufeinanderschauend’, Galerie UKI, Stuttgart, Germany

2015

‘Thninking Spaces’, RAM Colosseum, Budapest, Hungary

‘Crack on the Shield’, with H46,3 Art collective, installation and happening, FUGA, Budapest, Hungary

‘Genius Loci’, Selection of Balázs Szluka’s collection, Nádor Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

‘Art and Med’, Galerija Zvono, Belgrade, Serbia

2014

‘Paralells and Meeting Points’, In honour of Ilona Keserű, Szombathelyi Képtár,

Hungary

‘Double Game’ Inda Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

VIKAT artcamp,  Museum of Paks, Paks, Hungary

Hungarian Painting Day, Budapest Gallery/Bálna

Pecuski Presjek, (exhibition of five artists of Pécs), Hungarian Institute, Zagreb, Croatia

PBMT exhibition, Nick Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

2013

Art IX-XI Gallery, 8 artists from Pécs

Galerie Hagen V8, Hagen, Germany

‘Studio’, m21 Gallery, Pécs. Hungary

2012

Exhibition of the Professors of University of Pécs, Eszék/Osijek, Croatia

Meeting Point 3, Arad Biennale, Arad, Romania

Meeting Point 3, Group exhibition of the Arad Biennale, Pécs Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

2010

Tor Gallery, Dortmund, Germany (with Géza Sallai)

ART FANATICS contemporary private collections, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

Farbmalerei I./ Ruhrvidék–Pécs–Budapest, Verein für aktuelle Kunst,

Oberhausen, Germany

Meetingpoints, Arad, Romania

Farbmalerei II./Ruhrvidék–Pécs–Budapest, Hattyúház Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

‘Double Portrait’, Pécs Kisgaléria, Pécs, Hungary

Die Kraft der Diversität – Künstlerische Positionen aus Pécs, Collegium

Hungaricum, Galerie UngArt, Vienna, Austria

Hungarian Ispita House, Győr, Hungary

Hungarian Painting Day, Artmill, Szentendre, Hungary

‘Organic Abstract’, B55 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

‘New York -Rio -Tokyo’, Inda Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

‘8 out of 8’, Neon Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2009

‘Vitamin-cocktail’, Inda Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Symbols and Forms from Pécs, Berlaymount Building, Brussels, Belgium

‘Abstract Erotics’, B55 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

‘Peers Shooting Club’, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

‘Colour-power’, Zsolnay Factory, Pécs, Hungary

2008

Lalit Kala Akademi Masters and young talents from Hungary, Gallery Sumukha

/ New Delhi, Banghalore, India

Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra Jubileum exhibition, Virág Judit

Contemporary Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Exhibition of the artist of Pécs-Baranya, Maribor, Slovenia

‘Colour-power II.’, Zsolnay Factory, Pécs, Hungary

‘Peers Shooting Club’, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Exhibition od Ilona Keserű’s DLA students, Ungarisches Kulturinstitut, Stuttgart,

Germany

2007

‘Vivid Colour’, Vasarrely Museum, Budapest, Hungary

Spring Exhibition, Veszprém, Hungary

Galerie ABTart, Stuttgart, Germany

‘Colour-power I., Zsolnay Factory, Pécs, Hungary

2006

AL Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Kulturhaupstadt Presentation, Zolleverein, Essen, Germany

Retrospective exhibition of the Hungarian Strabag Award, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary

2005

‘Choreography’, Vadnai Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Exhibition of the Masterschool of Pécs, Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary Paksi Képtár, Paks, Hungary

2004

Exhibition of the artist of Pécs-Baranya, Arad, Romania

Spring Exhibition, Veszprém, Hungary

Visual Arts Camp, Paksi Képtár, Paks, Hungary

2003

V8 exhibition, City Museum, Sepsiszentgyörgy, Romania

‘Sothern Wind on the Adria’, Galerija Krstevana, Sibenik, Croatia

Contemporary Art Institute, Dunaújváros, Hungary

‘For Ilona’, Art-éria Gallery,  Szentendre, Hungary

Exhibition of the artist of Pécs-Baranya, Zikkurat, National Theater, Budapest, Hungary

‘Young painters close to Ilona keserű between 1983-2003’, Pécsi Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

2002

Pannon exhibtion, Vasary Museum, Kaposvár, Hungary

Spring Exhibition, Veszprém, Hungary

Közelítés Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

Domagk Ateliers, München, Germany

‘The individual life of colour’, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary XXI. International Graphics Biennale, Miskolc, Hungary

2001

Pécsi Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

Orbus Pictus, Veszprém, Hungary

Apollo Program, Pécs, Hungary

Domagk Ateliers, München, Germany

Hommage a György Kurtág, Balatonföldvár, Hungary

Mutual Past – Mutual Future, Theology Museum, Passau, Germany

2000

Exhibition of the winners of the Strabag Award, Ludwig Museum, Budapest

Spring Exhibition, Veszprém, Hungary

Tonnerre de Brest, Saint-Etienne, France

Time-bridge 2000, ArtMill, Szentendre, Hungary

Goße Münchener Kunstausstellung, Haus der Kunst, München, Germany

1999

‘Irregular Rememberance’, Szombathelyi Képtár, Hungary

Junge Kunst 1999, Haus der Kunst, München, Germany

Kulturwerkstatt Haus 10, Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany

Exhibition of the Masterschool of Pécs, Palme-house, Budapest, Hungary

1998

Große Münchener Kunstausstellung, Santiago de Compostella / Akademie der

Bildenden Künste München, München, Germany

Spring Exhibition, Veszprém, Hungary

Southern Wind Contemporary Artist Forum, Nick Garden, Pécs, Hungary

1997

Oil/Canvas, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

‘In Other Material’, Tölgyfa gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Merics Collection, St. Stephen Royal Museum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary

1996

ART EXPO, Budapest, Hungary

Spring Exhibition, Veszprém, Hungary

Exhibition of the Young Artist’s Association, Duna Galery, Budapest, Hungary

‘Ezredvég’, Pécsi Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

‘Pillow of Leopold Blum’, Szombathelyi Képtár, Hungary

Városi Képtár, Sepsiszentgyörgy, Romania

‘K as Chimera’, Szombathelyi Képtár, Hungary

1995

Pécsi Gallery, Curator: György Várkonyi, Pécs, Hungary

Pantheon Theater, Bonn, Germany

1994

Haus Ungarn, Berlin, Germany

1993

Balaton Exhibtion, Balatonalmádi, Hungary

Spring Exhibition, Veszprém, Hungary

1992

Biennale of Young Artists, Rijeka, Croatia

1989

Spring Exhibition, Veszprém, Hungary

1988

‘Degree Show’, Tölgyfa Gallery, Hungary

1986

Student Exhibition with Tamás Enyingi and Béle Szájler, Congress Center, Budapest, Hungary

Art Fairs

2018

Artissima,Torino, Italy

2017

Art Market Budapest

Viennacontemporary, Vienna, Austria

Works in Collections

Modern Hungarian Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

Strabag Collection, Budapest, Hungary

László Vass Collection, Veszprém, Hungary

Dezső Lackó Museum’s Collection, Hungary

Szombathelyi Gallery, Hungary

Paksi Képtár, Hungary

PTE Department of Art and Design, Masterschool’s Collection

K&H Bank Art Collection

Uniqa Insturance Art Collection

Győr City Museum’s Collection