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Csilla Babinszky

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Kecskemét, Hungary

Lives in
Budapest, Hungary

Works in
Budapest, Hungary


sculpture, photography, installation, mixed-media


The complexity of phenomena in the world requires flexibility in the artistic vision and approach in asking fundamental and clearly defined questions. There are no fixed points to define the world around us. I am interested in the illusiory – the nature of illusions, the various layers of the illusionary world in all of its forms of appearance: visually, philosophically, thematically.

Artistic practice for me is research, a way of thinking, reflection, and self-reflection. I find pleasure in  thinking and using visual language as a tool to question, experiment, explore and penetrate – pleasure in using irony and paradox occasionally. I like when my work opens up for immersion in and has a touch of covert subtle humor.

I especially enjoy playing with mediums and techniques, changing them, and finding new challenges in every work. My focus is not the form or material or aesthetic. For me technique is more of a method: it does not determine meaning but supports it. I try to avoid repetition and find something I’ve never done, experiment with my abilites, explore the limits of my capacities, even if it brings more difficulties than familiar and safe solutions. Art for me is staying connected with  the genuine question’s conceptual and visual outcome.




Born:  Kecskemét,  Hungary

1984-1988     István Tömörkény School for Arts and Crafts  Szeged, Hungary

1989-1994     Hungarian University of Fine Art, department of drawing-graphic arts  Budapest, Hungary

         1994     MA Diploma of Fine Art and Art History

1994-1996     MFA degree Postgraduate Master course, Hungarian University of Fine Art

         1996     MA Degree of Art History, Geometry, Pedagogy

Group exhibitions

2012     -Animalicious. Faur Zsófi Gallery, Budapest

2011     -Captured Personal Time. Magyar Műhely Gallery, Budapest

2010     -Budapest Art Fair. Kunsthalle, Budapest

2010     -Szentendre in the Gödör. Gathering of Casual Progressive Artists. Gödör Exhibition Hall, Budapest

2010     -Tabula Rasa. No.I. MAMŰ Gallery, Budapest

2010     -Together. KAS Gallery, Budapest

2010     -BP PSYCH BP SPIRIT. G13 Gallery, Budapest

2010     -Art Fanatics. Hungarian Contemporary Art Collections 2. Kunstahalle, Budapest

2010     -Kogart Contemporary Art Collection 2009. KOGART Budapest

2009     -Hidden "selfs" (photographical overlappings.) MAMŰ Gallery, Budapest

2009     -Feminine. Progressive wiew from contemporary women artists. K-Arts Kész Art Collection. Kecskemét (Hungary)

2009     -... than wall gives the other one! Millenáris Teátrum, Budapest

2009     -Inhabited Island. Vízivárosi Gallery, Budapest

2008     -Spacecollage and side effect. Művészetmalom, Szentendre (Hungary)

2007     -100 grafic - 100 contemporary artist. Academy of Fine Arts, Barcsay Hall, Budapest

2007     -Breadfactory project 2007. Siófok (Hungary)

2006     -Is it underground. Between trends. Hattyúház Contemporary Exhibition Hall, Pécs, (Hungary)

2005     -Open Studio, Basel, (Switzerland)

2005     -Jumi Project, Basel , (Switzerland)

2004     -MAMŰ Ludens. Magyar Műhely Gallery, Budapest

2004     -Still-Lifes. Ernst Museum, Budapest

2004     -Energy and counter-value. Art Mill, Szentendre

2004     -Art Forum. Art Assistance from Union of Hungarian Artists. Palme Ház, Budapest

2003     -Wheel. Art Camp Symposion. Művésztelepi Gallery. Szolnok (Hungary)

2003     -Breaking silence. XI. Inner Spaces Multimedia Festival. Poznan (Poland)

2003     -Jubilee exhibition.  Gallery 78, Sopron (Hungary)

2003     -Selection from the works of the Derkovits fellowship holders. Kassa (Slovakie)

2003     -Exhibition of the Derkovits fellowship holders. Ernst Museum, Budapest

2002     -Ruling the Nature. Kunsthalle FAUST, Hannover (Germany)

2002     -Sound and Image. X. Inner Spaces Multimedia Festival. Inner Spaces Gallery, Poznan (Poland)

2002     -Stork. Art Camp Symposion. KAS Gallery, Budapest

2002     -Table network. Appetite Festival. Pécs (Hungary)

2002     -Free-Hand-Drawing. Gallery 78, Sopron (Hungary)

2002     -Exhibition of the Derkovits fellowship holders. Ernst Museum, Budapest

2001     -Roman vacation. Exhibition of the fellowship holders of Rome. Accademia d’ Ungheria, Roma (Italy)

2001     -Be in bad, in good. Exhibition of the  MAMŰ Society. Picture Gallery, Kecskemét (Hungary)

2001     -Selection from the works of the Derkovits fellowship holders. Hungarian Cultur Centre, Moskow (Russia)

2001     -The last woman. IX. Inner Spaces Multimedia Festival. Poznan (Poland)

2001     -Only gently. Art Mill, Szentendre (Hungary)

2001     -Unified reading mode. Artpool, Budapest

2001     -Invitation for a hunting. Art Camp Symposion. MAMŰ Gallery, Budapest

2001     -Exhibition of the Derkovits fellowship holders. Ernst Museum, Budapest

2001     -In Black and White. Graphic Exhibition. Kunsthalle, Budapest

2000     -Graphic Arts 2000. Exhibition Hall of Budapest Gallery, Budapest

2000     -Baggage. Consulate of the Hungarian Republic, New York (USA)

2000     -Step in the future. Cellar Gallery of Vajda Lajos Studio, Szentendre (Hungary)

2000     -Art Camp Symposion. MAMŰ Gallery, Budapest

2000     -Art Expo Fresh. Art Mill, Szentendre (Hungary)

1999     -Dorothea. Gallery 78, Sopron

1999     -Disappearance. Galerie Barakk, Berlin (Germany)

1997     -Idyll. Gallery 78, Sopron

1996     -Exhibition of the Association of Young Artists. Vigadó Gallery, Budapest

1995     -Stúdió kiállítás. Bercsényi Galéria, Budapest

1995     -Selection from the students of Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts. Athen (Greece)

1994     -Diploma exhibition.  Barcsay Hall, Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest

1994     -Exhibition of Gallery 78. Szeged (Hungary)

1993     -Exhibition of Barcsay prizes. Barcsay Museum, Szentendre (Hungary)

1993     -International Exhibition of european Academies of Fine Arts, Maastricht (Holland)

1993     -Exhibition of Gallery 78. Gallery 78, Sopron

1993     -Exhibition of Barcsay prizes. Barcsay Hall, Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest

1989     -Rembrandt Graphic Circle. Almássy téri Szabadidõközpont, Budapest

Solo exhibitions

2011     -Solo show with Barna Illés. Vízivárosi Gallery, Budapest

2011     -Doubt. Trollwerk Art e.V., Potsdam, Germany

2008     -Tread Gently. Budapest Gallery, Budapest

2006     -Pool. Magyar Műhely Gallery, Budapest

2004     -Are you an optimist?  Karton Gallery, Budapest

2003     -Still-lifes. Vízivárosi Gallery, Budapest

2002     -Home puzzle. Közelítés Gallery, Pécs (Hungary)

2001     -Benczúr Gallery, Benczúr House, Budapest

2000     -Home puzzle. MAMŰ Gallery, Budapest

1999     -Gallery Erlin, Budapest

1999     -Fragile Ideography. Óbuda Cellar Gallery, Budapest (Hungary)

1995     -Inventary. University Theatre, Budapest -with András Dániel, Joseph Tasnádi

1994     -Pál Kocsis Liceum of Agricultural, Kecskemét (Hungary)

1994     -Pink Action. Szentendre (Hungary) -with András Dániel, Joseph Tasnádi

1994     -Alef. Óbuda Cellar Gallery, Budapest -with András Dániel, Joseph Tasnádi

1994     -Grass. Active Art Gallery, Szentendre (Hungary) -with András Dániel, Joseph Tasnádi

1993     -Exhibition of the Prohászka Prize. Picture Gallery, Kecskemét (Hungary)

1991     -College of the Finance and Accountancy, Budapest (Hungary) -with István Bandzsók

Prizes and Fellowships

2010     Djerassi Resident Artists Program, California, USA

2005     Artfellowship of Budapest and Paris, Cité des Arts, Paris, France

2005     Artists in Residence IAAB Studio, Christoph Merian Stiftung Basel, Switzerland

2001     Art fellowship of the Hungarian Academy in Rome, Italy

2000  -  2003     Derkovits fellowship

1996     fellowship of Hungarian Ministery of Culture for a Studytrip in Spain

1993     Prohászka Award

1992     Barcsay Award

Workshops / Colony Residencies

2009     Krapanj, (Croatia)

2007     Krapanj, (Croatia)

2006     Krapanj, (Croatia)

2003     Art Camp, Szolnok

             XI. Inner Spaces Multimedia Fesztivál, Poznan, (Poland) 2000     Art Camp  -Jászberény (Hungary)

2002     Art Camp  -Jászberény (Hungary)

             X. Inner Spaces Multimedia Festival - Poznan (Poland)

2001     Art Camp  -Jászberény (Hungary)

             IX. Inner Spaces Multimedia Festival - Poznan (Poland)

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