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Katalin Hetey
(1924 - 2010)

Katalin Hetey (1924-2010) graphic designer, painter and sculptor left Hungary in 1956. First she went Italy (where she met Alberto Burri and Marino Marini) then she moved to France. Her works were exhibited in Galerie Lambert, Paris and in the Stedelijk Museum in Netherland. In the late 60's using cement, marble powder and mixture of binders made white reliefs, examining the theme of the material's self-molding and chaos. From the seventies her intention was moving towards the clear forms. She made spatulas and mock-ups that can be realized in monumental sizes. Its movable, variable steel plastics can be found in countless museums and private collections.

Katalin Hetey at Art+Text Budapest:
/  Memory of Movement

/  noir et blanc


Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris (FR)

Herman Ottó Múzeum, Miskolc (HU)

Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH)

Petőfi Irodalmi Múzeum, Budapest (HU)

Stadtische Sammlung, Hamburg (DE)

Szépművészet Múzeum, Budapest (HU)

Xantus János Múzeum, Győr (HU)


1962 Hantington Hartford Foundation Scholarship

2008 Knight Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary

2009 Kossuth Award


N. MÉSZÁROS J.: (kat., bev. tan., Vasarely Múzeum, 1992, irodalommal)


2017 Art+Text Budapest Galéria (HU)

2023 Vasarely Múzeum (HU)



1961    Club Aziza Othmana with Tamás Konok, Tunis (TUN)

1962    Galerie Lambert, Paris (FR)

1963    The Potter’s House Gallery, Washington (USA)

            Silvan Simone Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)

1964    Stedelijk M., Schiedam (NL)

1965    Haus der Begegnung, Hamburg (DE)

1968    Kunstzaal Zuid with Tamás Konok, Rotterdam (NL)

            Culturell Centrum, Hugeven (NL)

1971    Stedelijk M., Schiedam (NL)

1973    Galerie Schlégl, Zurich (CH)

1976    Galerie Du Manoir, La Chaux-de-Fonds (FR)

1977    G. Numaga, Auvenier (CH)

1978    Galerie von Braunbehrens, Munich (DE)

1979    Musée des Beaux-Arts with Tamás Konok, La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH)

1981    Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest with Tamás Konok (HU)

            Galerie von Braunbehrens with Tamás Konok, Munich (DE)

1982    Városi Könyvtár, Győr (HU)

1983    Galerie Schlégl, Zurich (CH)

1984    Galerie Perrig, Basel (CH)

1985    Herman Ottó Museum with Tamás Konok, Miskolc (HU)

1988    Galerie Schlégl, Zurich (CH)

1990    Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Bonstetten (DE)

1991    Xantus János Múzeum, Győr (HU)

1992    Vasarely Museum, Budapest (HU)

1995    Szombathelyi Képtár with Tamás Konok, Szombathely (HU)

2009    Mono Gallery, Budapest (HU)

2023    Einspach Fine Art & Photography (HU) 

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