Thursday, July 4, 2013

FPDV / ARTIST PRESENTATION / Tamás Szvet / Hongrie / by Károly Sándor Pallai

21.10.1982. Gyula, Hungary
Represented by VILTIN Gallery, Budapest > 

Tamás Szvet  always starts with a conceptual question and looks for solutions that try to give an answer to the questions of art theory through the applied techniques. The  convergence of science and art  is  a central focus in his work.  He  plays with technological invention in  order to convey his  fascination with fields of energy and our place in the  world, through levitation,  illusion, reality and non-reality and where  the thin veil between these lie. His working process employs a wide range of techniques.
Szvet works call for viewers’ participation. His artworks can be experienced as a discovering of the phenomenon. The appearance of his works is often close to miracles: he shows invisible forces, or plays with the limits of our perceptions. He is interested in communicating with our environment, as Szvet places great emphasis on the interaction of the artwork and the viewer. Lengthy art historical and scientific researches precede the creating activity, so research becomes a basic act in his work.
Szvet graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts with a specialization in sculpture in 2007. His work has been exhibited at numerous international venues and he has participated in artist residencies in Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Finland and in France. He won the Talentum Prize  - founded by the Hungarian Academy of Science -  in 2010. 
He started an artistic research at the Doctoral School of  the Hungarian University of Fine Arts Budapest in 2009 and carried on his PhD research at the Department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam,  in the Netherlands in 2011.

(2002-2007) Diploma (M.A) - Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest / Hungary
(2011) University of Amsterdam, Department of Media Studies, Amsterdam / The Netherlands
(2011) Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Fine Art Department, Amsterdam / The Netherlands
(2009-) PhD - Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Doctor of Liberal Arts-program, Budapest / Hungary

Artist in Residency programs:

2010 Budapest Gallery residency, Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart / Germany
2011 Hungarian Academy Rome / Italy
2012 MeetFactory, Prague / Czech Republic
2012 ARTELES creative center, Haukijärvi / Finland
2013 La Malterie residency, Lille / France

Solo Exhibition (selection):

2006 - Hommage a Vilt Tibor, Parthenon-friz Hall, Budapest / Hungary
2009 - Without Material, Óbudai Társaskör Gallery, Budapest / Hungary
2010 - Timed space, Schaufenster Kunstverein, Dusseldorf / Germany
2012- Case Study; Galerie Kostka, MeetFactory, Prague / Czech Republic
2012 - Augmented Memory; Parthenón-fríz Hall, Budapest / Hungary
2013- On AIR; Gallery VILTIN, Budapest / Hungary
2011 - Donumenta, Gallery ArtAffair, Regensburg / Germany
Promenade Project, Gallery Kogart, Budapest / Hungary
Künstlerbegegnungen, Hungarian Institute Stuttgart / Germany
United in Art, Galerie De Meerse, Haarlemmermeer / The Netherlands
Notation, M4 Guest Studio Amsterdam / The Netherlands
Language Matters, Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam / The Netherlands
Rietveld UnCut 2011 ‘The Living Object’ de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam / The Netherlands
Inventario, Hungarian Academy Rome / Italy
2012- Kinetica Art Fair, presented by the Kinetica Museum, P3, London / England
Quadratic Equations, Internacional Kepes Institute, Eger / Hungary
ARCO, presented by the VILTIN Gallery, Madrid / Spain
Necunoscutul Comun, Lábas House, Sepsiszentgyörgy / Romania
VIENNAFAIR – The New Contemporary, presented by the VILTIN Gallery, Wien / Austria
The Second Hand Art Fair LA, Hämmenkyrö / Finland
Vieraat, Arteles Creative Center, Haukijärvi / Finland
Young Hungarian Kinetic and Light Artists, Gallery A22 Budapest / Hungary

2013- Derkovits Now, Kunsthalle, Budapest / Hungary

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