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Béla Szilárdi
(b. 1940)

Béla Szilárdi was born on 12 November 1940 in Budapest and graduated from Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in 1963. Until 1970 He became a member of several symphony and pop orchestras. In the same year, he started to work as a photographer for several Hungarian newspapers (Gyermekünk, Óvodai szemle, Tükör) and at the Research Institute of Art History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. In 1971 he moved to Saarbrücken, Germany and started to work as a photographer for the Saarbrücker Zeitung. Later he worked in Munich as a photographer for several magazines, such as the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Münchener Mosaik and the Quick. From 1980 he worked as a graphic designer, designing postcards and wrapping paper for twelve publishers and paper mills. In 1985, he became a member of the Bavarian Artists' Association (BBK), and in 1987 to the Hungarian Artists' Association. In 1990 he studied Computer-Design in Munich. In 1993, he moved back to Hungary, to Gutaháza, a small village in Vas County, where he built a studio next to the residential part. 


László Fábián praised his work in a book entitled The Transavantgarde of the Transavantgarde, published in 2007 by Orpheus Publishing House.


2024     Oh Herz / Pictures from the 80s, Einspach Fine Art & Photography,                       Budapest, Hungary

2023     Irokéz Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary 
2009     Gallery IX, Budapest, Hungary

2008     B55 Contemporary Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2007     Szombathely Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary

2006     Bolyai Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary

2005     Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2004     City Exhibition Hall, Körmend, Hungary

2003     Schmidt Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2002     Savaria Tourist Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary 

2001     House Of Culture, Szentgotthárd, Hungary

2000     Synergon Contemporary Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2000     Studio Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2000     Tölgyfa Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1999     City Museum / Üblacker Haus, Munich, Germany

1999     Szombathely Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary

1997     Arcis Gallery, Sárvár, Hungary

1997     Szombathely Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary

1991     City Museum, Üblacker Haus, Augsburg, Germany

1990     Galerie Hierling, Munich, Germany

1989     Galerie Rosenberg, Offenbach am Main, Germany

1988     Saar Künstlerhaus, Saarbrücken, Germany

1987     Galerie Reiner, Schwandorf, Germany

1986     Galerie im Kunstblock, Munich, Germany

1986     Galerie der Künstler, Munich, Hungary

1985     Galerie Zeitwende, Vienna, Austria

1985     Fichtelgebirgshalle, Wunsiedel, Germany

1985     Hohenzollern Gallery, Munich, Germany

1974     College of Education, Saarbrücken, Germany

1971     Ferencváros Cellar Bargain, Budapest, Hungary


2023    Summer Wine, Einspach Fine Art & Photography, Budapest

2008    Euregio Kunstpreis, Burgerlandische Landesgalerie, Eisenstadt,                            Austria

2007    Euregio Kunstpreis, Szombathely Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary

2007    Alpe-Adria-Pannonia, Technologiezentrum, Eisenstadt, Austria

2007    Alpe-Adria-Pannonia, City Exhibition Hall, Körmend, Hungary

2007    Big works, Szombathely Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary

2007    Euregio Kunstpreis, Museum of Göcsej, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary

2007    Régio-Art, Savariamuseum, Szombathely, Hungary

2007    Régio-Art, Kőszeg, Hungary

2006    Visual-dialogues, Újlipótváros Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2006    Cicelle Lendván City, Exhibition Hall, Lendva, Slovenia

2005    Visual-dialogues, Arcis Gallery, Sárvár, Hungary

2005    Hommage á F. Békássy, Gigant Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2004    New works, Szombathely Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary

2004    Differences in size, Olof Palme House, Budapest, Hungary

2004    Die Brücke, MMIK, Szombathely, Hungary

2003    Cicelle Cultural Days, Rum-Zennye, Hungary

2002    Synergon Collection, Olof Palme House, Budapest, Hungary

2002    Strand, GAG Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2002    Huge images, Olof Palme House, Budapest, Hungary

2002    Collectors and Collections, Szombathely Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary

2001.   Visual Mix, Tetőtér Gallery, Pécs, Hungary

2001    Vasi Salon, Szombathely Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary

2001    Huge images, Olof Palme House, Budapest, Hungary

2001    Art Mill, Szentendre, Hungary

1999    Galerie im Bay, LVA. Munich, Germany

1998    Galerie Atelier, Munich, Germany

1997    Vas Exhibition, Szombathely Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary

1996    Galerie der Künstler, Munich, Germany

1995    Kulturzentrum Markt, Immensdorf, Austria

1990    Galerie der Künstler, Munich, Germany

1989    Galerie im Ganserhaus, Wasserburg, Germany

1988    Autoren Galerie Nr. 1, Munich, Germany

1988    Galerie Kunstblock, Munich, Germany

1987    Galerie Reiner, Schwandorf, Germany

1987    Galerie im Ganserhaus, Wasserburg, Germany

1986    Rathaushalle, Munich, Germany

1985    Galerie der Künstler, Munich, Germany

1976    Künstlerhaus, Saarbrücken, Germany

1975    Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, Germany 

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