Szemző, Zsófia
Born in Budapest in 1982

Zsófia Szemző graduated in 2008 from MOME in Visual communication. She plans a place-specific work for the exhibition, an interactive board on the wall, created from little pictures of the details of a watercolour series in several pieces that make up personal stories. The young artist records her subjective, surrealist approach in easy, airy pictures. Her narrative works speak of everyday events, things by painting a symbolic object, figure, like a comb, a flower pot, animal shapes, interacting people.


2015Erasmus+ scholarship, ESADMM Marseille
Workshop residency, Miskolc
Herczg Klára junior prize
2013Doctoral studies, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest
2012National Cultural found bursary for creation of new works
2010Hungarian Eötvös Fellowship
2009Vincitore premio edicit: Szemző Zsófia, Inda Gallery di Budapest, Roma Artfair Prize
2008-2009Mastére Spécialisé Création et Technologie Contemporaine, ENSCI, Paris
from 2008member of the Studio of Young Artists Association
2006 Erasmus Scholarship, École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré, Paris
2003-2008 Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Visual Communication major, Budapest
2002 Óbudai Secondary School of Fine Arts, Budapest
1997-2001 Secondary School of Fine and Applied Arts, Budapest

Single exhibitions

2014Forgetting the Continents, Inda Gallery, Budapest
2011Something is Missing, Liget Gallery, Budapest
Feint Reaestate Agency, Inda Gallery, Budapest

2007Honey-Pillow and Pocket Map, Boulevard and Brezsnyev Gallery, Budapest

Group exhibitions

2015Gibberish, Inda Gallery, Budapest
Everyone Has A Dream, Everyone Has A Failure, Miskolc Gallery
Expanding Space, Teleport Gallery, TIT
Not free, graphic work, scene works, Off Biennale, MÜSZI, Budapest
Eos’s children on the Beaufort scale, Performance, Modus Operandi, Off Biennale
Trash or Treasure? Mecer Kultur Merkezi, Istambul
Creation Works, Budapest Gallery, Budapest
Why wait? Labor, Budapest
2014Core Curriculum, Labor, Budapest
Our Holocaust, FKSE, Budapest
Everything is, Latarka, Budapest
Art under dangerous stars: The responsibility of art, Tranzit, Budapest
Pensive Pictures Goodbye!, HiggsField, Budapest
Ask, Jurányi inkubatorhouse, Budapest
Free-hand, Drawing in Hungarian Fine Arts Now and Before, MODEM, Debrecen
Slightly tinted... with Daniela Krajcova in FKSE residency space and Co-op, and Deák library
Founding Co-op with Judit Csatlós
2013Menza, Labor Budapest
Hidden Visions, Csepel
Conceptualism now: Conceptual art in Hungary, Paks ArtParis with Inda Gallery, Paris
2012Art Paris Art Fair 2012, Paris
Cell, FKSE members, MODEM, Debrecen
Cell, FKSE members, Aqarium, Budapest
2011Sightseeing, Printa, Budapest
Speaking for it's self, group show of FKSE (Young Artist Association), National Gallery, Budapest
Art Market Budapest 2011, Millenáris, Budapest
New York, Rio, Tokyo, Inda Gallery, Budapest
Magáért beszél, MNG
Here and Now, Printa Gallery, Budapest
Compact City, 4AM Gallery, Brno (Cz
2010Wall and Concrete Fanzine, Telep, Budapest
Viszonyok, Deák Collection, Székesfehérvár
Best Before End, Inda Gallery, Budapest
Mindennapok, M.ICA, Miskolc
Vienna Artfair, with the Inda Gallery
2009Conditional Present - Inda Gallery, Viltin, acb, Videospace, Institut Hongrois de Paris, Paris
This is the Playground? Boulevard és Brezsnyev Gallery, Sirály, Budapest
Draft and Note Meeting, Labor Gallery, Budapest
Roma Art Fair in Open City with Inda Gallery, Roma
Picture Relations – In Children's Eyes, with Erik Binder and AKA, Inda Gallery, Budapest
Urbanscape, FKSE-vel, AKKU, Budapest
Contemporary drawing, Kosice Prague-Budapest, with FKSE
2008Picnic Esztergom, exhibition and fest, Granvisus Factory, Esztergom
Lawn/Brick, Holdudvar Gallery, Budapest
Couple (with Eszter Szabó), 50 one-day exhibitions, Studio of Young Artists Association, Budapest
Boulevard and Brezsnyev pique-nique in the Holdudvar Gallery No.2, Budapest
Diploma 2008, Ponton Gallery, Budapest
Notobligatory, Studio Gallery, Budapest
approx, Inda Gallery, Budapest
2007Our Agenda, Boulevard and Brezsnyev Gallery, Budapest
Teleportation (with the artists of the Boulevard and Brezsnyev Gallery), Kassel
Boulevard and Brezsnyev pique-nique in the Holdudvar Gallery No.1., Budapest
MOME, Curiosity Cabinet, Salone Satellite, Milan
2006 Chicks Only, Boulevard and Brezsnyev Gallery, Budapest
2005 Illusion, Dinamo Gallery, Budapest
2004 Energy and eEuivalent, Art-Mill, Szentendre
Neighbours, home exhibition and event

2011Participation in the construction of Yona Friedman: Architecture without building exhibition, Ludwig Museum, Budapest
Participation in UfoWorkshop with Gonyague Lacombe, Exyzt collective, Warsaw
Prizma magazin n#6, drawings
Subjective Atlas of Hungary, HVG Books, participation
Wall and Concrete Fanzine n2 workshop and Lauch, Labor, Budapest
Reflex Magazine Fanzine launch, Labor, Budapest
2010Subjectiv atlas of Hungary workshop at Kitchen Budapest
Participation Reflex magazine fanzine n#3
Wall and concrete fanzine n#1
Wall and concrete workshop, Telep, Budapest
Workshop with the collective Exyzt Saint jean en Royans, France
Artist in residency La ferme du Buisson, Paris
Artist in residency Camac, Marnay sur Seine, France
Internship in Meet My Project, Paris
2009This is the Playground? Boulevard és Brezsnyev Gallery, Sirály, Budapest, organization
Vincitore premio edicit: Szemző Zsófia, Inda Gallery di Budapest, Roma Artfair Prize
2008 one-day project with Ágnes Éva Molnár, in the Szirtes János tent, Oktopus, Sziget Festival
2006 animated end titles for Guillaume Gibout' diploma film "La grande dispute"
storyboard and main titles for the film "Tom Tamás" of Gabriella Cserháti and Fabien Lartigue
2005OASE Filmprogramme, open-air projections, Bécs-Budapest-Győr-Pozsony, with the video works of the students of MOME

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