A state of void space where there is no compliance. That is the realm in which I can immerse and experience unconditional freedom. It encourages me to explore my inner visions. The process and the act of creation is what inspires me. Because of its structural nature, weaving is an important tool of expression in my practice. I create objects and installations which I can approach in this empty space.


Tünde Újszászi was born in 1987 Szentes, Hungary. Lives and works in Tahitótfalu.

Tünde Újszászi conducted her studies at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME), where she graduated with an MA Textile Designer degree in 2010. During this period, she also had the chance to spend a semester at the Aalto University in Helsinki in 2009, an experience that further enriched her scope of vision and helped in forming her visual language. She continued her academic path as a student of the Arts and Design Teacher department, finishing with Masters degree in 2013. She was a teacher at the Textile Department of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest from 2020 to 2021.

Tünde Újszászi’s work was shown for the first time in Germany at Galerie Pugliese Levi on the occasion of her solo show Objects in 2019 and subsequently as part of the group exhibitions almost nothing (2019) and Transparency (2020). Her works were also featured in group exhibitions in Helsinki, Munich, Lugano and Guimarães and are part of private collections in Germany. One of her installations became part of the public collection of Contextile Biennial, Guimarães, Portugal, in 2016.

Topics that Újszászi is exploring in her oeuvre are the illusion of permanence and the ever-changing nature of all our surroundings, which she examines through large-scale, woven installations and series of paintings. Her primary inspiration as a visual artist is the material itself and the possibilities it beholds. She is particularly intrigued by the process of creating forms and objects and the way in which these pieces occupy the space. In her installation works she examines the notion of time and the state of presence. The fiction of permanence, of the conservation and stopping of time is expressed as a desire, which is rooted in her fear of the unknown and of passing away.


Solo Exhibitions

Safe Place, Galerie Pugliese Levi, Berlin
Delta installation, Galerie Pugliese Levi, Berlin
Objects, Galerie Pugliese Levi, Berlin

Group Exhibitions

Teaching, Art, Tradition, REÖK, Szeged
small, Galerie Pugliese Levi
Reflections, Gödöllő
The Spring Show, Galerie Pugliese Levi, Berlin 
Natural Monochrome, GIM-House, Gödöllő
Master and Apprentice, Romanian Cultural Institute, Budapest; Liszt-Institute, Bucharest
One by one, Galerie Pugliese Levi, Berlin
Transparency, Galerie Pugliese Levi, Berlin
Context, GIM-House, Gödöllő, Apol Temesi & Tünde Újszászi
Almost nothing, Galerie Pugliese Levi, Berlin
States of Mind, Pegazus, Szentbékálla
Contextile, Palacio Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães, Portugal
ARTPlacc, Tihany
Essenceless, Mono Art & Design Gallery, Budapest, 
Tünde Újszászi & Ákos Rajnai 
The starting eleven, Karinthy Saloon, Budapest
Design Affair, Nádor Gallery, Pécs
FISE Textile, Bartók32 Gallery, Budapest
YICCA, Lugano Innovation Lab, Switzerland
Visegrad4 Symposium, Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Český Krumlov
Moholy—Kozma Grant Holders, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest
TEXTILE+, selected exhibition, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest
EXIT, FISE Gallery, Budapest, Csilla Szilágyi & Tünde Újszászi
Handwerk & Design, Internationale Handwerksmesse IHM, Munich
BKV Prize 2012, Galerie für Angewandte Kunst, Munich, Honorable mention
TEXTILE+, 4th Triennial of Textile, Art Gallery Szombathely
FISE 30, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest
Moholy—Kozma Grant Holders, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest
RYIJY?, Cable Factory, Helsinki

Public Collection

Contextile, Guimarães, Portugal, artwork: Triangle


National Cultural Fund of Hungary, supporting a new artwork (Sphere series)
National Cultural Fund of Hungary, supporting a new artwork (Difference)
Artist Residency, Visegrad4 Symposium, Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Český Krumlov
2013, 2011
Lajos Kozma Crafts and Design Grant, Hungary
Republican Scholarship, MOME, Budapest


Young International Contest of Contemporary Art, Lugano, 2. prize
BKV Award for Young Applied Arts, Munich, Honorable mention (The Object 01) 


Tünde Újszászi: Safe Place exhibition catalogue, Galerie Pugliese Levi, Berlin, ed. Andras Müller
Transparency exhibition catalogue, Galerie Pugliese Levi, Berlin
Almost nothing exhibition catalogue, Galerie Pugliese Levi, Berlin
Slézia József. 2019. Kortárs magyar kerámia, üveg, textil design 2000-2019-ig. (201-203.) Budapest: Magyar Design Kulturális Alapítvány.
10 Jahre BKV-Preis catalogue, ed. Dr. Monika Fahn, Prof. Dr. Thomas Raff, Tünde Újszászi (pp. 78-79)
Contextile catalogue, Contemporary Textile Art Biennial, Guimarães, Portugal, Tünde Újszászi: Triangle (pp. 104-105)
Hommage Á Jiří Kolář (1914–2002) symposium, catalogue, ed. Hana Jirmusová
Textile Forum Magazine 4/2012, "Digital Design", Tünde Újszászi: Painted canvas (2 pp.)