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Ferenc Varga sculptor

We can go beyond sculpture.
Then we can go beyond what sculpture will become.

Ferenc VARGA


1967 Born in Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary
1986-1991 Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Sciences, majors: biology and chemistry, Budapest
1991-1993 High-school teacher in the Zoltán Kodály Hungarian Choir School, Budapest


STUDIES IN FINE ART

1993-1996 University of Fine Arts Hungary, Department of Sculpture, Budapest, academic adviser: István BENCSIK
1996-1999 Janus Pannonius University, Master of Art Training Institute, Department of Stone Sculpture, Pécs
He works at the Colony of Artists in Villány during this training.
2000-2002Kyoto City University of Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture, research student with the support of the Cultural Ministry of Japan (Monbukagakushou)
2002-2005 PhD-course at the same university, academic adviser: Noriyasu FUKUSHIMA
2005 PhD-degree, Title of the dissertation: About the Sculpture carving in the Age of Techno-culture and Mass Media, DLA-degree registration at the University of Pécs, Faculty of Arts
from 2008 teacher at the Pécs University, Faculty of Arts


PRIZES, SCHOLARSHIPS

1996 Scholarship of the Ludwig Foundation, at the University of Fine Arts Hungary,
He had study-tours in Mexico and in the United States with the support of this scholarship.
1998-2001Gyula Derkovits-Scholarship for Fine Arts, awarded by the ministry of Culture of Hungary
2000-2005Scholarship of the Cultural Ministry of Japan (Monbukagakushou) for research- and PhD-studies
2010 Munkácsy Mihály Prize


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1996 Exhibition of the Ludwig-Scholarship, University of Fine Arts Hungary, Barcsay Exhibition Hall
1997Students of the Master School, Pécs Gallery, Pécs
Bildhauer-Forum 1997 im Stadtpark Lahr, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
1998Budapest Art Expo '98, Műcsarnok, Budapest
Students of the Master School, Pécs Gallery, Pécs
Exhibition of the Noszvaj Cave Colony of Artists, Vitkovits House, Eger
„Millenary-picture”, at the Apokalipse Global Arts Festival, Artus Studio, Budapest
1999Exhibition of the Gyula Derkovits-Scholarship Grantees, Ernst Museum, Budapest
Students of the Master School, University of Konstanz, Germany
Exhibition of the Gyula Derkovits-Scholarship Grantees, Apollo Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
Students of the Master School, Pécs Gallery, Pécs
First Sculpture Festival in Rárós, Hódmezővásárhely
2000Exhibition of the Gyula Derkovits-Scholarship Grantees, Ernst Museum, Budapest
„Time-bridge 2000” Szentendre
Exhibition of Foreign Students of the Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto Art Center, Japan
2001Exhibition of Foreign Students of the Kyoto City University of Arts, Nagaoka City Art Center, Japan
Exhibition of Foreign Students of the Kyoto City University of Arts, Itami City Crafts Center, Japan
„Szobrászaton innen és túl”, Műcsarnok, Budapest
2003XVIII. National Biennale for Small Sculptures, Pécs Gallery, Pécs
2004Exhibition for Japanese and Korean PhD students, Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea
2006„Köztes terek hordozható múzeuma” Temesvár, Rekecsen, Transylvania
„Jelenlét” Villa Alba Arts Festival, Balatonfüred
„Bencsik Mester 75 éves” Hattyúház Contemporary Art Gallery, Pécs
2008Concept conception – Extracts, Vasarely Museum, Budapest
Modern renaissance, Körmend, Batthyány Castle; Szombathely, Médium Gallery


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2004Exhibition of the PhD-degree Examination, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan
„Kyoto Aeroport”, Kyoto, Japan
2006„An Unsuccessful Experiment in Denying the Sculptural Propensity”
Parthenon-fríz Exhibition Hall, University of Fine Arts Hungary, Budapest
Hattyúház Contemporary Art Gallery, Pécs
Institute of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros
2007 Irokéz Gallery, Szombathely
2008 City Gallery – Deák Collection, Székesfehérvár


PUBLICATION

Országépítő, Budapest 2005/3: „Szoborfaragásról a technokultúra és a tömegmédia korában”
On Sculpting Statues in the Age of Technoculture and Mass Media, Published by the Author, Budapest, 2006