Tamás Waliczky

Tamas Waliczky (1959) was born in Budapest, Hungary. New media artist. He started out by creating animations at the age of nine. Then he worked as painter, illustrator and photographer. He began working with computers in 1983. He was artist-in-residence at the ZKM Institute for Visual Media in 1992, and subsequently a member of the Institute’s research staff (1993-1997) before taking up a guest professorship at the HBK Saar, Saarbrucken (1997-2002). The IAMAS in Gifu, Japan, has chosen Waliczky as artist-in-residence in 1998-99. From 2003 until 2005 he is professor at Fachhochschule Mainz. Between 2005 and 2010 he is at HBK Saar again, this time as full time professor. Since September 2010 he is professor at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.
Waliczky works together with his wife Anna Szepesi since the early eighties. Anna is usually the artistic adviser in most of his works.
His works won numerous international awards, including the Golden Nica of Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, was shown in several exhibitions worldwide, including the Biennial of Lyon, the ICC Gallery Tokyo, the Multimediale Karlsruhe or the Biennial of Seville, and are in different public collections, like the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), the Kunstmuseum Bonn or the Ludwig Museum (Budapest). In 2019, Tamás Waliczky will represent Hungary at the 58th Venice Biennale.

1959. Budapest

Selected Exhibitions, Festivals and Symposiums


‘Time Machine – A New Selection from the Collection of the Ludwig Museum’, Ludwig Museum, Budapest


Writing the History of the Future – The ZKM Collection, The ZKM, Karlsruhe

“Imaginary Cameras”, 58th Venice Biennale, Hungarian Pavilion

“Exit Strategies”, H Queen’s, Hong Kong


Optical Instruments, Lumenvisum Gallery, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

In Need of, Brass’Art Digitaal, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Belgium

Art in Motion. 100 Masterpieces with and through Media, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

Cameras and Other Optical Devices, Molnar Ani Gallery, Budapest

Cameras, solo exhibition, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Issues of Uncertainty, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

’The Formula of the Present – Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants’, New Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Chidren’s Tales?,  iMAL Center, Brussels, Belgium

“Save as… What Will Remain of New Media Art?” exhibition, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary

Brass’Art Digitaal, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Belgium

Rendezvous der Freunde II, NATURE ON/OFF, nah dran | ZWÖLF STUNDEN KUNSTGESCHICHTE IN OSNABRÜCK, University of Osnabrück | Institut of Art History


“Picturing Childhood | The Child in Hungarian Art Past and Present” exhibition, Budapest History Museum, Castle Museum, Budapest, Hungary

SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 Art Gallery, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau

“The Age of Experience” exhibition, Angewandte Innovation Laboratory, University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria

2016 Hong Kong and Macao Visual Arts Biennial, Henan Art Museum

2016 Hong Kong and Macao Visual Arts Biennial, Dunhuang for The Silk Road Dunhuang International Culture Expo

2016 Hong Kong and Macao Visual Arts Biennial, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum

EXiS, International Experimental Film & Video Festival in Seoul, South Korea

RIDCH Conference on Digital Art and Film, Open University of Hong Kong

“Hungarian Artists and the Computer” exhibition, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

“ISEA2016 Hong Kong | Cultural R>evolution.”, 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art, Hong Kong

“Third Culture Film Festival 2016”, California Tower, Hong Kong


“RIDCH Conference on Digital Culture 2015, Animation Techniques and the Digital Art”, The Open University of Hong Kong

“TIMEBASE | Time-Based Media in Contemporary Art”, New Budapest Gallery, Hungary

“homes | Photography and New Media Art”, solo exhibition, Lumenvisum Gallery, Hong Kong

“Nature On | Off, Internationale Videokunst: Natur, Landschaft und Garten”, University of Osnabrück

“Getuscht & Geschnitten”, Stadtische Galerie In der Badstube, Wangen im Allgau

3. Urania Filmnapok, Budapest


LUDWIG 25. The Contemporary Collection. The new permanent exhibition of the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest
ISEA2014 “Location”, The 20th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Lobo Listone Gallery, Dubai
“Free Fall”, Chimera-Project Gallery for Contemporary Art, Budapest

“Meet the Curators”, Asian Experimental Video Festival, CMC, Hong Kong

Animamix Biennale | This Slow – That Fast | CMC, Hong Kong

Animamix Biennale | This Slow – That Fast | Oi!, Oil Street Art Space, Hong Kong


re-new digital arts festival, Copenhagen

Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre Summer Festival (an Art Basel Hong Kong related extibition), CMC, Hong Kong

“Dance with the interval” solo exhibition of Tamas Waliczky, Goethe Institut Hongkong, HK Arts Centre, Hong Kong

“the 18th ifva festival”, screening Tamas Waliczky’s animation as opening film, artist’s talk, HK Arts Centre, Hong Kong


“FILE – Electronic Language International Festival”, Sao Paulo, Brazil

“The Virtual Centre Pompidou”, Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou

“Frejm baj Frejm”, Neolog Synagogue in Zilina, Slovakia

“Quadratic Equations”, Kepes Institution, Eger

“The Burning Edge; Making Space, Activating Form / First Major Exhibition Showcases The Work of Creative Media Faculty”, Creative Media Centre, City University of Hong Hong


“Adventures of Tom Tomiczky”, Hungarian Premiere, Ludwig Museum, Budapest

“Adventures of Tom Tomiczky”, World Premiere, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre Grand Opening Festival, City University of Hong Kong

“FILE – Electronic Language International Festival”, Centro Cultural Fiesp – Ruth Cardoso and Cervantes Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil

“Global Pioneers of Contemporary Art Animation: USA, Europe and Asia Symposium”, Theatre, Hong Kong Heritage Museum

“Apt Art” solo exhibition, Hong Kong

“Kind of Change / New Acquisitions 2009-2010”, Ludwig Museum, Budapest

“MA Curating the Contemporary”, London Metropolitan University


“Animáció mint kiállítási tárgy”, VÁROSI KÉPTÁR, Székesfehérvár

“Folyamatok III. Animáció”, VIDEOSPACE, Budapest

“Animáció mint kiállítási tárgy”, LUDWIG MUSEUM, Budapest

“Bloom”, Bury Art Gallery, Museum+Archives, Bury

“Kinetikus kép”, 2B Gallery Budapest


“Project Processing 4. Animation as media art”, MOME, Budapest

“Imaging Media. produced@zkm”, ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe

“Intermodem”, MODEM, Debrecen

“Imaginative Shadows – a wizard in the star-spangled night”, Visual Museum (Sai-No-Kuni

Visual Plaza, Skipcity), Saitama-prefecture, Japan

“Computer Baroque”, Tate Modern, London


“Youniverse”, 3rd International Biennal Of Contemporary Art Of Seville (BIACS3), Seville

“Hommage a Kovásznai”, Pixel Gallery, Budapest

“Image Science – Scientific Images”, Gallery 22, Budapest

“Maecenas Days – Eleven Contemporary Private Collections”, Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest

“La Celda”, Mesias Maiguashca’s opera with Tamas Waliczky’s video sequences, Warschau


“Nuove Forme Nell’Interazione Uomo-Macchina”, AiEP, Civica Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Gallarate, Milano

“Wolfgang Von Kempelen – Media Art And History Exhibition” Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest

“Play Innovation” Kitakyushu Innovation Gallery & Studio, Kitakyushu

“Let Us Go Together Into The Future!”, East Slovak Gallery, Kosice

“Wolfgang Von Kempelen – Mensch in der Maschine”, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe

“Adventures For Eyes / Percosi Visuali”, MediaTime, Centro Audiovisivi Bolzano

“D’Arts”, Mûvészetek Háza, Veszprém

“7th International Light Symposium”, Hungarian Academy of Arts, Budapest

“Animotion”, Pixel Gallery, Budapest

“Recontres Internationales Sciences Et Cinemas”, Marseille


Kino Achteinhalb, Saarbrücken

“Abtauchen – Wasser In Der Literatur”, Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe

“Screenland”, Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre, Whitstable

Asolo Art Film Festival, Asolo

TUFA, Trier


Film/Video/Digital, Nasher Art Museum, Duke University, Durham

Pixel Galéria, solo exhibition of Tamas Waliczky, Millenáris Park, Budapest


„A Tér a Szonrászatban – A Szobrászat Tere” / “Space In Sculpture – The Space Of Sculpture”, Symposion, Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest


“Digital Forest”, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo

FILE 2003 Festival, Brazil

“Plastica Dreams”, Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest

“Magic Shadows”, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo

“Transfigure”, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne


VIPER Basel, Internationales Festival für Film Video und Neue Medien, Basel

“Streaming Media”, ZKM, Karlsruhe

“Animations For The Internet”, solo exhibition of Tamas Waliczky, C3 Gallery, Budapest

Videobrasil, International Electronic Art Festival, Itinerancy, Salvador, Bahia


Festival Internazionale Del Film Sull‘ Arte, Asolo

“Anteprima Bovisa, Milano Europa 2000”, Milano

Videobrasil, Sao Paulo

“Fourth Biennale – The World Forum for Media and Culture”, Ogaki


“Intuition, Innovation, Invention”, Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest

“Enter Multimediale”, Prague

Mediawave Festival, Gyôr

EXPO2000 project, Saar-Terassen, Saarbrücken

Dissection, The Macau Museum of Art, Macau

“Media Model”, Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest

“Digital Alice”, Seoul

5. International Shadow Theatre Festival, Schwäbisch Gmünd

ISEA, Párizs / Paris

“AIR” exhibition, Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo


“Perspective”, Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest

“The Interaction ´99”, Ogaki

“Peripherical Visions”, Sydney

“Mediatime”, Bolzano


Solo exhibition of Tamas Waliczky, Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, Leeds

“Surrogate”, ZKM, Karlsruhe

Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz

The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

DEAF ´98 (The Art Of The Accident), Rotterdam

Prix Ars Electronica, Linz


Multimediale 5, ZKM, Karlsruhe


“The Butterfly Effect”, Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest

NTT-ICC Gallery, solo exhibition of Tamas Waliczky, Tokyo

“CD-ROM: Burning The Interface”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

8. International Festival of Animated Film, Stuttgart


Tokyo Metropoliten Museum Of Photography, Tokyo

“Arslab”, Torino

Biennale De Lyon, Lyon

Mediawave Festival, Győr

Multimediale 4, ZKM, Karlsruhe

ISEA ‘95, Montreal

4th International Festival Films & Videos – “Autour De La Naissance”, Paris


“Europa-Europa”, Kunst- Und Ausstellungshalle Der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn

“Version 1.0”, Geneva

“La Métafort”, Auborvilliers

“Techno Art”, Ontario Science Centre, Ontario

“Electronie D’Arte e Altre Scritture”, Torino, Milano, Bologna, Firenze, Roma

Adelaide Festival, Melbourne

“A.S.T.A.R.T.I. Image Mutations”, Paris

“Iconographics”, Milano

7. International Festival of Animated Film, Stuttgart

Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong-Kong

Prix Ars Electronica, Linz

Video Art, Locarno-Lago Maggiore, Locarno

Videonale 6, Bonn


Medionale, Hamburg

Multimediale 3, ZKM, Karlsruhe

Imagina, Monte Carlo

Mediawave ‘93, Győr

“Sintesi ‘93”, Lugano

WRO ‘93, Wroczlaw

MUU Media Festival, Helsinki

“Observatoire De L’Image”, Paris

SIGGRAPH, Los Angeles

London Film Festival, London

Ostranenie ‘93, Bauhaus Dessau, Dessau

Mediatech, Premio Imagine, Milano

“Computerművészet, Médiaművészet”, Budapest


Zentrum Für Kunst Und Medientechnologie (ZKM), Karlsruhe

TISEA, Sydney


IMAGINA, Monte-Carlo

IVCA Festival, London

Modern Dance Theatre, New York

Video Positive Festival, Liverpool


Video Art, Locarno

Fukui Video Festival, Fukui

Berlin I.F.A. Internationales Festival für Animation, Berlin


“Passages De L’Image”, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Galerie 172, Paris

“El Art”, Retretti Art Center, Punkaharju

IMAGINA, Monte-Carlo

“Trevisocartoon”, Treviso


Prix Ars Electronica, Linz

SISEA, Groningen

Los Angeles International Film Festival, Los Angeles


“Art Interfaces With The Computer” Symposium, Rennes

“Video-Visions”, Frankfurt

“10iéme Journees Internationales De La Photographie Et De L’Audiovisuel”, Montpellier

Scan Video Festival, Tokyo

Prix Ars Electronica, Linz


“DIGITART I.”, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest


Galerie Robert Doisneau, Nancy

Prix Ars Electronica, Linz

P.L.E.I.A.S. Festival, Paris

Works in public collections

Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee National D’Art Moderne (video collection), Paris

Scan Video Gallery, Tokyo

Kunstmuseum Bonn, Sammlung Oppenheim, Bonn

Zentrum Für Kunst Und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe (video collection), Karlsruhe

AIACE, Milan

Video Des Beaux Jours, Strasbourg

Museum Of Modern Art (video collection), New York

Australian Centre For The Moving Image, Melbourne

Centro Audiovisivi, Bolzano

Ludwig Museum, Budapest

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

Awards and Grants


Drs Richard Charles & Esther Yewpick Lee Charitable Foundation Grant


Principal Investigator for GRF (General Research Fund) grant “Using digital visualization to preserve local cultural heritage: a case study of Tai Ping Street, Tai O” with Co-Investigator Jane Prophet


Start-up Grant of City University of Hong Kong to produce two new installations, called “Wheels” and “Homes”


Yearly financial support of MMK (Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary) for the production of a computer animation, called “Adventures of T. T.” (working title)


Financial support of MMK (Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary) for the preparations of a new animation.


Finalist for 2003’s World Technology Award for Arts


First prize in animation category at Mediawave festival, Győr


First prize in video art category at Asolo Film Festival, Asolo


Honorary Mention, Interactive Category, Prix Ars Electronica, Linz

Award of Distinction, Computer Animation Category, Prix Ars Electronica, Linz

Artist-in-residency at IAMAS, Ogaki


Artist-in-residency at ZKM, Karlsruhe


Commission of photoARTS2000, Huddersfield, England to make an interactive artwork for the Year of Photography & the Electronic Image


Honorary Mention in Animation Category of Prix Ars Electronica Festival, Linz

First Prize in 3D workstation Category of Bit.Movie ’94 Festival, Riccione

Special Prize of the Jury of Locarno VideoArt Festival, Locarno

First Prize of Electronie d’Arte e Altre Scritture Festival, Torino, Milano, Bologna, Firenze, Roma


Special prize of the Polish Television’s Channel2 and the festival’s Art Director of WRO’93 Festival, Wroczlaw

Siggraph Electronic Theatre selection, Anaheim


Artist-in-residency at ZKM, Karlsruhe


Third Prize in art category of IMAGINA Festival, Monte-Carlo

World Graph Prize of Locarno Videoart Festival, Locarno

Festival Prize of Berlin International Animation Festival, Berlin

Siggraph Electronic Theatre selection, Las Vegas

Honorary Mention of IVCA Festival in education category, London


Honorary Mention in Interactive Category of Prix Ars Electronica Festival, Linz


First Prize (Golden Nica) in Computer Graphics Category of Prix Ars Electronica Festival, Linz


Honorary Mention in Animation Category of Prix Ars Electronica, Linz

First and Second prizes in 2D and 3D category of P.L.E.I.A.S. Festival, Paris


Third Prize of DIGITART Computer Graphics Festival, Budapest



Tamás Waliczky: “Homes”, a.m.post: art magazine, Hong Kong, issue 115, 07/08 2015

Tamás Waliczky: “Identity Collage (Art, Computer and I)”, Sustainable Identities, Essays commissioned and edited by Kinga German, Catalogue of the Hungarian Pavilion of the 56. International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2015. Published by Ludwig Museum Budapest and the Office of the National Commissioner of Hungary.


Tamás Waliczky: “Wheels”, Dance with the interval exhibition catalog, Hong Kong

Tamás Waliczky: “Homes”, Dance with the interval exhibition catalog, Hong Kong


Tamás Waliczky: “On Peter Callas, in Three Acts”, Catalog for Callas’ exhibition, Pixel Gallery, Budapest


Tamás Waliczky: “Learning”, Pergő Képek, 20-21, Budapest


Tamás Waliczky: “Internet Motion Picture”, Pergő képek, 11, Budapest


Tamás Waliczky: “Situation Report on Computer Art”, Új Alaplap, 2001 Feb. Budapest

Tamás Waliczky: “Machines”, Pergő képek, 7, Budapest


Tamás Waliczky: “Der Garten (ein Amateurfilm des 21. Jahrhunderts)”, Weltbilder/Bildwelten Computergestüzte Visionen, Interface 2 Documentation, Hans-Bredow-Institut, Hamburg 1995, Hamburg


Tamás Waliczky: “The Manifesto Of Computer Art”, DIGITART Catalogue, Budapest

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