Ottó Vincze

Ottó Vincze (1964)was born in Kisvárda, lives and works in Szentendre. He started out as a self-taught artist however by the age of 20 he already participated in two exhibitions.

In 2005 he received the prestigious Munkácsy Award, and in 2009 he won the Cité Internationale des Arts Scholarship in Paris. In 2010 he was awarded with the Victor Vasarely Scholarship. His works can be found in Hungarian and International collections, including the Hungarian National Gallery, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen and the Skulpturen Park, Katzow, as well as in the Ferenczy Museum in Szentendre, and the Modern Hungarian Gallery in Pécs.

Working in a wide range of media, his artworks are occasionally grandiose, enormous and space demanding other times constructed by elementary objects, bringing the poetic and the philosophical together. His installations are truly site specific: he either summons the past of the space, and its concealed stories, or he constructs from the physical and aesthetic features of the space, so that a poetic ensemble is not easily verbalised.

1964, Kisvárda

Prizes, scholarships

2010

Victor Vasarely Scholarship, Hungarian Institute, Paris, France

2009

Cité internationale des Arts, Scholarship, Paris, France

2008

Awarded by Magyar Grafikáért Alapítvány, XXIV. Miskolci Grafikai Triennálé, Hungary

2005

Munkácsy Award

2004-05

HungArt Scholarship

2003

Scholarship of Kunstsiftung, Stuttgart, Germany

1999

DAAD Scholarship Künstlerhauser Worpswede, Germany
Scholarship of Schleswig-Holsteinische Künstlerhaus, Eckernförde, Germany

1998

Scholarship of Soros Foundation, Hungarian Institute, Paris

1997

Art Cologne, Art Fair Koln, Germany

1997-98

Schloss Plüschow, Mecklenburgische Künstlerhaus, Germany

1996-97

Scholarship of Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Germany

1996

Scholarship in organization of the Local Government, Fankfurt am Main, Germany
Prize of the Ministry of Culture and Education

1995

Prize of the Magyar Narancs

1993-96

Derkovits Gyula State Fine Art Scholarship

1992

Prize of the Studio, Studio of Young Artists Association, Budapest, Hungary

Scholarship of Magyar Hitel Bank Art Foundation

1991

Barcsay Prize

Memberships in Art Organizations

Lajos Vajda Studio, Chairman of the Lajos Vajda Studio
Szentendre Graphics Workshop
Member of Group Mythen
Association of Hungarian Artists

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019

2015

Warning — High Voltage!, Kiscell Museum, Budapest

Optimized Long Distance Relationship, Ferenczy Museum, Szentendre, Hungary

2013

Ex Nihilo, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2012

Franz Reichelt memorial year 2012. / 2012 – Année Franz Reichelt Institut Hongrois

2011

Balassi Hungarian Institute, Paris, France

Pioneer Progress, Infopark, Budapest, Hungary

2010

Cognitiv Rescue, Paks Gallery, Paks, Hungary

It’s like singing underwater, Park Gallery, MOM Park, Budapest, Hungary

2008

Stallum II., Tragor Ignác Museum, Greek Church Picture Hall, Vác, Hungary

“I can see a clear picture”, Óbudai Társaskör Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2004

House of the Arts, Pécs, Hungary

Hungarian Institute, Stuttgart, Germany

2003

Parthenon-frieze Hall, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

2002

Közelítés Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

Kulturzentrum NAIRS, Scuol, Schwitzerland

2001

MAMŰ Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2000

Skulpturenpark Katzow, Germany

1999

Schleschwig-Holsteinische Künstlerhaus, Eckernförde, Gemany

1998

“Scheme II”, Szentendrei Picture Hall, Szentendre, Hungary

“Scheme”, Óbudai Társaskör Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1997

Gallery F6, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Germany

1996

Winter Gallery, Szentendre, Hungary

1995

With Éva Köves

1994

Artcamp Gallery, Szentendre, Hungary

1992-93

Gallery by Night Project with Tamás Kótai, Budapest, Hungary

1991

Studio Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1989

Életünk Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary

1986

Egressy Gábor Community Centre, Ócsa, Hungary

1985

Community Centre of Pest County, Szentendre, Hungary

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

dolce geo, Art+Text, Budapest, Hungary
R.A.J.Z. (D.R.A.W.I.N.G.) Mank Gallery, Budapest
Rád írok (Text You), Fuga, Budapest, Hungary

2016

DUNART.COM I-V., MaMü Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Respect to the Founders, In Szentendre for 90 years, 1926-2016, MANK Gallery of Szentendre’s Old Art Colony, Szentendre, Hungary

2015

Ungarische Kunst aus Szentendre, Donauschwäbisches Zentralmuseum Ulm, Germany

Inside Out, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Overture Hungary – Imago Mundi exhibition, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy

2014

‘Barcsay 25’, the jubilee exhibition of the 25th years old Barcsay-prize, MűvészetMalom, Szentendre, Hungary

Rearranged reality – Artist strategies in Hungarian art under the influence of Dadaism and Surrealism, Musem of Fine Arts.

Budapest – Hungarian National Gallery

… little irritation…, Studio of Lajos Vajda, Szentendre, Hungary

Tomorrowgarage, Vajda Lajos Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary

2013

Shifts. Hungarian Art After 1945. Rearranged permanent exhibition, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

miafene the Lajos Vajda Studio is 40+1 years old, MűvészetMalom, Szentendre, Hungary

Testobjektív, MűvészetMalom, Szentendre, Hungary

Concept today, conceptual art in Hungary from the beginning of 1990, Paksi Képtár, Paks, Hungary

2012

Et-Lettera, Déri Museum, Debrecen, Hungary

2011

Partial Combustion (with Zsuzsi Vinkler), Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2009

Affinity, Art Mill, Szentendre, Hungary

Tolarencie in Art, Meulensteen Art Museum Bratislava-Cunovo-Vodné dielo, Slovakia

2008

Space Collage, Art Mill, Szentendre, Hungary

How a sewing thread evades a button, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary

Concept Conception Selection, Vasarely Museum, Budapest, Hungary

Intermodem, MODEM, Debrecen, Hungary

2007

Art In Act, Modern Picture Gallery, Paks, Hungary

Absolute Wall, Art Mill, Szentendre , Hungary

Spazi Aperti 5, Roma, Italy

2006

It is too early or too late already, Vajda Lajos Studio, Szentendre, Hungary

Code, Art Mill, Szentendre, Hungary

Einschluss II., Erfurt, Germany

2005

Einschluss Project, Erfurt, Germany

2003

Toleranz Project, Kunstverein, Zella-Mehlis, Germany

Lipstick, Picture Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary

2002

Hungarian Art of XX. century, Art Mill, Szentendre, Hungary

100 years old Lajos Vajda Studio, Jubilee Exhibition, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

2001

Climate, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

MagyArt – Contemporary Hungarian Art, Jyvaskyla Art Museum and Craft Museum of Finland

2000

Media-Modell, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

Works in Public Collections

Ferenczy Museum, Szentendre, Hungary

Foundation for Modern Art, Dunaújváros, Hungary

Modern Picture Hall, Paks, Hungary

Modern Hungarian Picture Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

City Gallery, Győr, Hungary

Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, North-Rhine, Westphalia, Germany

Art fair participations 

2017

Art Market Budapest

viennacontemporary, Vienna, Austria

2016

viennacontemporary, Vienna, Austria

Art Market Budapest, Hungary