Alexandra Hegedűs

Budapest, Hungary, Italy

Biography

Alexandra Hegedűs is a Hungarian visual artist born in 1991 in a small town called Csongrád and grew up in Szeged. She went to Tömörkény István High School, one of the most significant art institutes in Hungary. She learned painting, drawing, textile art and art history. Her idea was to study three-dimensional fiber art after graduating secondary school. Having no option to continue her studies in this field, she enrolled in the Faculty of Music and Visual Arts at the University of Pécs. During the university years, Hegedűs deepened her knowledge in painting, art history, art psichology and artistic anatomy among others. She spent a semester at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. She also participated in several exhibitions in Pécs, Budapest, and other cities in Hungary and the neighboring countries. She won the third price of XXXI National Conference of Scientific Students' Association (OTDK) in 2013, the Fundamenta Amadeus Scholarship in 2013 and 2014, the Ildikó Kriszbacher Scholarship in 2015, and the award of the New National Excellence Program in 2016. Thanks to support of the professors of the faculty such as Professor Péter Somody, Hegedűs started experimenting with paints and unusual non-artistic materials and which is still in the middle of her interests. Despite majoring in painting, the topic of her thesis was focused on three-dimensional fiber art. After obtaining the master’s degree in visual arts, she studied art education at the same university, researching socialization in visual arts and museum education in collaboration with Janus Pannonius Museum and some local schools. Hegedűs presented her Bodyscape Paintings at Reggeli Bar in 2017 in her solo show, Shape and Material.
Right after graduation she was hired by the Janus Pannonius Museum to lead summer workshops. At the end of the summer, she moved to the United States, where she spent the past two years with volunteering at Milwaukee Jewish Day School as an art teaching assistant, leading workshops at Riverwest Artist Association, and volunteering at the visitor services of Milwaukee Art Museum. Hegedűs was exhibited at Riverwest Art Walk, an event having traditions that go back to the 70’s.
She recently moved back to Hungary from Milan, Italy, where she was awarded by M.A.D.S. Gallery.

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Alexandra Hegedűs is a Hungarian visual artist born in 1991 in a small town called Csongrád and grew up in Szeged. She went to Tömörkény István High School, one of the most significant art institutes in Hungary. She learned painting, drawing, textile art and art history. Her idea was to study...
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Exhibitions

Group exhibitions:

2013 Exhibition of National Arts Student Conference, Eger, HU
2013 Exhibition of Fundamenta Amadeus Scholarship, Pécs, Nádor Gallery, HU
2013 ‚Five days’, Pécs, Zsolnay Quarter, Gallery of Doctor School, HU
2014 Outdoor Exhibition of Szabad-tér Gallery, Pécs, HU
2014 ‚Gentlemen for the ladies!’, Pécs, Design Labor, HU
2014 Exhibition of Art Moments Central European Visual Art Festival, Budapest, HU
2015 Art camps at Gyimothy villa, Pécs, Nádor Gallery, HU
2015 Living Castle painting workshop closing exhibition, Transylvania, Talisoara, Castle Daniel, Romania
2016 ArtPort 20 – „Artem non odit nisi ignarus”, Pécs, Zsolnay Quarter, m21 Gallery
2016 DiploPort Graduation exhibition, Pécs, Zsolnay Quarter, m21 Gallery, HU
2016 DiploPort Graduation exhibition, Szekszárd, Mihály Babits Cultural Center, HU
2016 Master and his disciples, Eszék, Muzeja Slavonija, Croatia
2016 Entrée 2016 – Graduation exhibition, Várkert Bazár, Budapest, HU
2018 RAA Annual Members' Exhibition, Jazz Gallery/RAA, Milwaukee, USA
2018 53212 Studio and Gallery Walk, pieces at The Vibe and Jazz Gallery/RAA, Milwaukee, USA
2019 M.A.D.S Critics Award and Exhibition, MADS Gallery, Milan, Italy

Solo exhibitions:

2014 Experiments, VNA Gallery, Pécs
2017 Shape and Material, Reggeli Bar, Pécs
Group exhibitions:

2013 Exhibition of National Arts Student Conference, Eger, HU
2013 Exhibition of Fundamenta Amadeus Scholarship, Pécs, Nádor Gallery, HU
2013 ‚Five days’, Pécs, Zsolnay Quarter, Gallery of Doctor School, HU
2014 Outdoor Exhibition of Szabad-tér Gallery, Pécs,...
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Press

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Influences

See my intro video: https://youtu.be/CcHui4CI88M
Shapes, details, materials and techniques – these are my passions in art. Of course, I’m impressed by the way each artwork takes it’s place in art history and the story behind them, but I just simply love to immerse in the details of artworks. I also create pieces worth a closer look myself. Abstract art provides me with free rein to experiment with materials and techniques, whose results I can utilize in my figurative art. While my abstract paintings are shaped by momentary decisions and free fluency, I consider my figurative pieces more like projects works. Their essence is given by the game of layers, the transparency and covering of different kinds of colored lacquers, glues, spraypainted and embroidered surfaces. I strated to express my interest in human body using these technical experiments during my last years at the university. Human body is part of the perfectly designed system of Nature. It’s not about simply representing human bodies, but calculating and playing with the beholder’s mind. I take inspiration from different theories of visual psychology, such as Gestalt theory, optical illusions and the way human brain simplifies and selects information to get a simple answer to the question: What am I see here?
See my intro video: https://youtu.be/CcHui4CI88M
Shapes, details, materials and techniques – these are my passions in art. Of course, I’m impressed by the way each artwork takes it’s place in art history and the story behind them, but I just simply love to immerse in the details of artworks....
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Alexandra Hegedűs

Budapest, Hungary, Italy

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