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Szabó, Tamás




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Tamás Sabó was born in 1952 in Budapest. Between 1974 and 1979 he attended at the Hungarian College of Applied Arts, where he specialized on glass arts. He lives in Budapest and he works on the artist colony of “Százados” street. He is a member of the Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists Association, the MAOE (The National Association of Hungarian artists), the Hungarian Association of Sculptors; from 2007 he is the member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts. In 2005 he established the MORPH group, including the five sculptors (István Drabik, József Gaál, Attila Mata, Tamás Szabó, László Taubert), together with it he has been participating a number of domestic and foreign (Berlin, Vienna, Moscow) exhibition.

His works was recognized by numerous awards (including the Munkácsy Prize in 2000), he was awarded on a lot of domestic and international biennials and exhibitions. His works can be found in several museums (Ottó Herman Museum, Miskolc, János Tornyai Museum, Hódmezővásárhely, János Xantus Museum, Győr, and in the KOGART Contemporary Art Collection in Budapest).

In the early 80s, he modeled small bronze figures, with highly sensitive sculptural decoration, as well as very strong gestures. He created heads without individual characteristics, sometimes carved from stones, which face has shockingly painful expressions. On his paintings and drawings the figures are located in the hardly indicated space, which having no depth, only houses the gesture. Tamás Szabó works theme is the human body; how can the movement, the gesture reflex the spiritual, emotional states.

Years Biography
1952 He was born in Budapest
1974-1979 the Hungarian College of Applied Arts, glass art
2005 He established the MORPH group, including the five sculptors (István Drabik, József Gaál,
  Attila Mata, Tamás Szabó, László Taubert)
  His teachers: Ödön Iványi, Lajos Szlávik, Márton Horváth
2008 „Rig Rigatar” – close-up (Gypsy in the Hungarian culture) - Ministry of Education and Culture' award
  55. Autumn Exhibition of Vásárhely, Csongrád County' award
2007 Autumn Exhibition of Vásárhely Ministry of Art Prize
2006 Hungart-scholarship
  Pöchlarn International Artists Colony Sculpture Prize (Austria)
2005 Autumn Exhibition of Vásárhely, MAOE award, Hódmezővásárhely
2002 Caran d’Ache-award, National Pastel Biennial, Esztergom
2001 Master-award, Autumn Exhibition of Vásárhely, Hódmezővásárhely
2000 Munkácsy-award
1995 Claudio Colombo-prize, International Painting Exhibition, Uboldo (Italy)
1992 Tornyai-plaque
1990 I. National Sculpture Drawing Biennale prize, Budapest
1986-1988 Derkovits-scholarship
1985 National Statuette Biennial' award, Pécs
  National Graphic Biennial, Miskolc
  Spring Exhibition Award, Salgótarján
1984 Winter Exhibition Award, Debrecen
  Spring Exhibition Award, Salgótarján
  Summer Exhibition Award, Szeged
1982 Winter Exhibition Award, Miskolc
  Grand Prix of the Spring Exhibition, Salgótarján
1981 Summer Exhibition Award, Szeged
1980 Young Artists Studio, SZOT Award
  Single exhibitions
2010 Castle Museum (with Judit Makó painter), Simontornya
  Léna & Roselli Gallery, Budapest
  Krisztina Palace, (organized by the a Ráday Gallery, with Gyula Konkoly painter), Budapest
2009 Volksbank Gallery, Budapest
  Gallery IX, Budapest
2008 National Theater – Zikkurat Gallery, Budapest
  Art9 Gallery, Budapest
2007 Ráday IX (with Károly Szikszai painter), Budapest
  Ráday Gallery, Budapest
2006 Visual Art Grand Hotel Statue Gallery, Budapest
2005 Frame Salon of Tokaj (with Judit Makó painter), Budapest
2004 Olof Palme-house, Budapest
2003 Visual Art Hyatt Hotel Gallery, Budapest
2002 Aulich Art Gallery, Budapest
  Gallery IX, Budapest
  New-Secession Gallery, Budapest
  Erlin Gallery, Budapest
2001 István Csók Gallery (with Péter Földi painter and Ákos Muzsnay graphic artist), Budapest
  Gold Art Gallery, Budapest
2000 Vigadó Gallery (with Péter Földi painter and Ákos Muzsnay graphic artist), Budapest
1999 Gallery of Szolnok, Szolnok
1998 Gold Art Gallery, Budapest
1997 Páholy Gallery, Budapest
1996 MOL Gallery, Szolnok
  Zichy Galerie, Leiden
  G. Hoppdorf (NL) 
1995 Körmendi Gallery, Budapest
  Vincze papermaking workshop, Szentendre
1994 Pataky Gallery, Budapest
  Zichy Gallery (with Judit Makó), Leiden
1993  Erlin Gallery, Budapest (with Gábor Véssey)
  Vigadó Gallery, Budapest
  Noi Europa Galerie, Heidelberg
1992 János Tornyai Museum, Hódmezővásárhely
  Csontváry Gallery, Budapest (with Judit Makó)
  Horváth E. Gallery, Balassagyarmat
1990 Műhely Gallery, Szentendre
  Galerie Kutscha (with Péter Kovács, András Végh), Salzburg
1989 Bartók 32 Gallery, Budapest (with József Szentgyörgyi)
1988 Art Expo, Basel
  G. Borkowsky [with György Jovián)
1987 Dömösi Gallery, Dömös (with Judit Makó)
1986 Nógrádi Sándor Museum, Salgótarján
1985 Dorottya st. Gallery, Budapest
1984 Forum Hotel (with Judit Makó)
  Hungart Imoi Gallery, Munich
  Studio Gallery, Budapest
1982 Ferenc Móra Museum, Szeged
1981 Cellar Exhibition of Ferencváros, Budapest
1980 Castle Museum (with Judit Makó), Esztergom
1979 Youth House, Salgótarján
  Selected group exhibitions
2012 Under 40 – exhibition of the Artists Society of Székesfehérvár's young members works (in the Mori Art Colony), Pelican Gallery
2010 SzögArt Exhibition - Artist Colony Gallery, Szentendre
  Morph group exhibition - Reök palace, Szeged
2009 Hungarikonok - Petőfi Literature Museum, Budapest
  Face, jaw, visage - Ráday Gallery, Budapest
  Gaps in the time, gaps in the space - Gallery IX, Budapest
  Paint - Sculpture exhibition, Ziggurat Gallery, Budapest
  I Sculpture Biennale, Art Mill, Szentendre
2008 Live Hungarian painting Reök Palace, Szeged
  the selection of 2008 years represented exhibition, KOGART, Budapest
  MORPH, Budapest Gallery, Budapest
2007 Budapest Art Fair, Art Gallery, Budapest
  Magic Art Mill, Szentendre
  MORPH, College Hungaricum Vienna
  MORPH, Berlin Embassy, Berlin
  MORPH, Aulich Art Gallery, Budapest
2003 Summer Exhibition, Szeged
2002 Artist from the Erlin Gallery, Graphis Center, New York, Manhattan,
  National Pastel Biennial, Esztergom
2001 Dunap'Art Jubilee Exhibition Society, Olof Palme House, Budapest
  Sculpture and beyond, Art Gallery, Budapest
  Autumn Exhibition of Vásárhely, János Tornyai Museum, Hódmezővásárhely
  Dialogue Art Gallery, Budapest
2000 II. Exhibition of state award winners, Olof Palme House, Budapest
1999 István Csók Gallery exhibition, Art Fair, Geneva
  Dunap'Art exhibition, City Hall, Stuttgart-Bad Canstadt
  Autumn Exhibition of Vásárhely, János Tornyai Museum, Hódmezővásárhely
1998 World Contemporary Art ’98, Los Angeles
  Love and Hate, Museum of art Downtown, Los Angeles
  Art Arena, Gallery 825, Los Angeles
  Artist Kitchen, Forester Gallery, Szentendre
  Life and Literature Exhibition, Víziváros Gallery, Budapest
  The exhibition of the artist colony of "Százados" street, Budapest
  Art Expo ’98, Art Gallery, Budapest
  The exhibition of Hungarian artists, Volkshohschule, Lübeck
  Palettam T-Art Foundation's exhibition, Vigadó Gallery, Budapest
1997 Autumn Exhibition of Vásárhely, János Tornyai Museum, Hódmezővásárhely
  Hungarian Salon, Art Gallery, Budapest
  Künstlerhaus, Mödling
  Palazzo Ina, Carrara
1996 Autumn Exhibition of Vásárhely, János Tornyai Museum, Hódmezővásárhely
  Museum of Nógrád, National Drawing Biennial, Museum of Nógrád, Salgótarján
  Kunstmesse, Köln
  Art’96, Strasbourg
1995 Eve Art Gallery, Budapest
  Hungarian Embassy in Athens
  State of the Art, Hungarian sculpture exhibitions, Art Gallery, Budapest
  International Exhibition of Painting, Uboldo
  National Pastel Biennial, Esztergom
1994 Spring Exhibition, Petofi Hall, Budapest
  Kerengő Gallery, City Park, Budapest
  Wine festival, Csontváry Hall, Budapest
  Autumn Exhibition of Vásárhely, János Tornyai Museum, Hódmezővásárhely
  Military Museum, Budapest
1992 Dunap’Art exhibition, Sopron
  Wine Festival, Csontvary Hall, Budapest
  National Sculpture Drawing Biennial, Budapest
  Autumn Exhibition of Vásárhely, János Tornyai Museum, Hódmezővásárhely
  National Drawing Biennial, Museum of Nógrád, Salgótarján
  Parliament, Körmendi Gallery exhibition in Wiesbaden
  Künstlerhaus, Wagen
  Dunap'Art exhibition, Vigadó Gallery, Budapest
1990 Budatétényi Gallery, Budapest
  Ystad Cultural Center, Marvinsholm
  Rathaus, Immenstadt
1989 con Painting Biennial, Szeged
  Hotel Sacher, Baden bei Wien
  Studio Panigati, Milan
1988 National Drawing Biennial, Sándor Nógrádi Museum, Salgótarján
  '88; Rome, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bari, Arte Fiore
1985 National Statuette Biennial, Pécs
1984 Sándor Kőrösi Csoma memorial exhibition, Dürer Hall, Budapest
  National Art Exhibition, Art Gallery, Budapest
  Material, Adolf Fényes Hall, Budapest
1983 Hungarian contemporary art exhibition, Gauting
  National Statuette Biennial, Pécs
  Graphic exhibition, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
1982 National Art Exhibition, Art Gallery, Budapest
  Graphics 1980-1982, Bartók 32 Gallery, Budapest
1981 Studio '81, Vigadó Gallery, Budapest
  National Statuette Biennial, Pécs
  National Graphics Biennial, Miskolc
1980 The exhibition of young artists, Danube Gallery, Budapest
  Young Artists, Domonkos Kuny Museum, Tata
  Studio 80 Art Gallery, Budapest
1979 Spring Exhibition, Salgótarján
  Public works
  Fountain figure (bronze, 1985, Nagykanizsa)
  Martynov-portrait (bronze, 1985, Kiskőrös)
  Contact (bronze, 1987, Kisvárda)
  Karl Lutz Memorial (bronze, 1990, Budapest, Dob street)
  Vaszary (bronze portrait, 1992, Tata Primary School)
  Monument of 1956 (bronze, 1996, Salgótarján)
  Jenő Barcsay (bronze portrait, 1997, Barcsay of Szentendre).
  Works in public collections
  Ottó Herman Museum, Miskolc
  Janus Pannonius Museum, Pécs
  Sándor Nógrádi Museum, Salgótarján
  Petőfi Literary Museum, Budapest
  János Tornyai Museum, Hódmezővásárhely
  János Xantus Museum, Győr
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