Biography

Biography

Portrait by Ákos Rajnai

 

Tünde Újszászi conducted her studies at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) in Budapest, where she finished with a MA Textile Designer degree. During this period she also had a chance to spend a semester at the Aalto University in Helsinki, which further enriched her scope of vision and helped in forming her visual language. Later she continued her academic path as a student of Arts and Design Teacher department finishing with Masters degree. Her works were featured in several group exhibitions in Helsinki, München, Prague, Lugano, Guimarães and one of the works became part of a public collection of Contexile Biennial, Guimarães, Portugal.

Topics that Tünde is exploring in her oeuvre are the illusion of permanence and the ever-changing nature of all our surrounding, which she examines through  large-scale, woven installations and through series of paintings.

Tünde’s primary inspiration as a visual artist is the material itself and the possibilities it beholds. It is the process of form creation and the way these pieces occupy the space that she is intrigued by. 

In her works Tünde examines the notion of time and the state of presence. The fiction of permanence, the conservation and stopping of time are expressed in the installations as a desire, which is rooted in her fear of the unknown and passing away.

Tünde Újszászi was born in 1987 in Szentes, Hungary. Currently works in Budapest.

 

MAIN GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

States of Mind I Pegazus, Szentbékálla

2016 

Contextile 2016 | Palacio Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães, Portugal

ArtPlacc 2016 | Tihany

Essenceless Tünde Újszászi & Ákos Rajnai | Mono Art & Design Gallery, Budapest

The starting lineup | Karinthy Saloon, Budapest

2015                

Refuge Kepesita Collection | Flux Gallery, Budapest

Design Affair | Nádor Gallery, Pécs

FISE Textile | Bartók32 Gallery, Budapest

2014                

YICCA 2014 Innovation Lab | Lugano, Switzerland

Visegrád4 Symposium | Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Český Krumlov

LOOP chair collection Design Week | Möbelkunst, Budapest

Moholy - Kozma Grant Holders | Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest

2013                

TEXTILE+ selected exhibition | Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest

EXIT | FISE Gallery, Budapest

2012                

Handwerk & Design | International Handwerksmesse IHM, Munich

BKV Prize 2012 | Galerie für Angewandte Kunst, Munich, Commendation

TEXTILE+ 4th Triennial of Textile | Art Gallery Szombathely

FISE 30 | Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest

Moholy - Kozma Grant Holders | Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest

2011                

Music for my eyes | Design Terminal, Budapest

2010                

Continual moment | Sokszem Gallery, Budapest

2009                

RYIJY?, RUG?, RYA? | Cabel Factory, Helsinki

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

2010                

Body – Objects | Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Contextile, Guimarães, Portugal

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

2014                

National Cultural Fund of Hungary Financing a new artwork

Art Residency Visegrad Symposium | Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Český Krumlov

2013-2011        

Lajos Kozma Crafts and Design Grant | Hungary

2010                

Republican Scholarship | MOME, Budapest

 

PRIZES

2014                

Young International Contest of Contemporary Art | Lugano, 2. prize

2012                

BKV Prize | Munich, Commendation

2011                

Nationwide Art Student Conference | Sopron, Experimental Sculpture, 2. prize

2010                

Hungarian Patent Office | Industrial Property Documentation of my Diploma, Commendation

 

PUBLICATIONS

10 Jahre BKV-Preis catalogue 2016, Dr. Monika Fahn, Prof. Dr. Thomas Raff, Tünde Újszászi (78-79. p.), ISBN 978-3-929727-72-2

Contextile 2016 catalogue, Contemporary Textile Art Biennial, Guimarães, Portugal, Tünde Újszászi: Triangle (104-105. p.), ISBN 978-989-96552-4-9

YICCA 2014 catalogue, International Contest of Contemporary Art, Tünde Újszászi: Delta (24-25. p.)

Symposium 2014, Hommage Á Jiří Kolář (1914-2002) catalogue, Hana Jirmusová Lazarowitz, ISBN 978-80-86789-18-7

Textile Forum Magazine 4/2012, Digital Design, Tünde Újszászi: Painted canvas (2. p.), ISSN 1431-3529