Orshi Drozdik
(1946 - )
Orshi Drozdik_portrait by Carla van de P

© Carla van de Puttelaar

Orshi (Orsolya) Drozdik is a Hungarian-born visual artist resident in New York, who was not only one of the defining figures of Hungarian conceptual art in the 1970s but is also an outstanding exponent of international feminist art, a trend that came to the fore in the 1980s. In her works the human body is a reappearing motif and often it can be the medium too. With the concept of using her own body Drozdik is examining the relations to the traditional female role model that appears in physical and psychic spaces and that is fixed in academic discourse. Orshi Drozdik’s figures and shapes are rendered indistinct through the act of erasure. They simultaneously reflect on presence and disappearance, on completeness and absence, on recognisability and unrecognisability, on physicality and sensuality, on freedom, and on the

image of female identity in her own times.

STUDIES

2015    Member of SZIMA, Széchenyi Academy of Letters and Arts, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

2007    Habilitation, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

2004    DLA program, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary

1974–77 MA Program, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

1972–74 Department of Graphics, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary (Professor Károly Raszler)

1970–72  Department of Painting, Hungarian  Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary (Professor Szilárd Iván)

1964–68 Visual Arts and Hungarian Language majors, Teacher Training College, The University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2003         Munkácsy Mihály State Art Award, Hungary

2003/04   Landis & Gyr Foundation grant, Zug, Switzerland

2001         The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation scholarship, New York, USA

1995         New York Foundation for the Arts, Women Photographers Catalog Project, New York, USA

1994         Austrian Ministry of Culture fellowship, Vienna, Austria

1993–95  CAVA, Career Advancement of Visual Artists fellowship, Miami, FL, USA

1993         The Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, New York, USA

1991         Cartier Foundation Fellowship, Paris, France

1990         The Gordon Matta-Clark Trust fellowship, New York, USA

1990         The Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, New York, USA

1985         Prince Bernhard Foundation fellowship, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1978         Stipend of the Young Artist’s Studio, Budapest 

1976         Kondor Béla Award of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

WORKS IN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Hungarian National Gallery, Contemporary Collection, Budapest, Hungary

Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

Municipal Picture Gallery ‒ Kiscelli Museum, Budapest

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

Art Gallery, Paks, Hungary

Art Gallery, Sárospatak, Hungary

Hermann Ottó Museum, Miskolc, Hungary

Janus Pannonius Museum – Gallery of Modern Hungarian Art, Pécs, Hungary

Rómer Flóris Museum of Art and History, Győr, Hungary

Ars Aevi Museum of Contemporary Art, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (MUMOK), Vienna, Austria

Muzej na sovremenata umetnost │ Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, North Macedonia

The New School, Vera List Center, New York, USA

Barbara Schwartz Collection, New York, USA

Bill Arning Collection, New York, USA

Bob’s Art, Robert J. Shiffler Collection, Greenville, OH, USA

Cornelia Grassi Collection, Milan, Italy (today London, UK)

Don and Mira Rubel Collection, New York, USA

Sandra Gering Collection, New York, USA

Walter Sudol and Steven Johnson Collection, New York, USA

And in other private collections in New York, the USA and Europe.

TEACHING ACTIVITY

2005–15   Professor, Painting Department, Hungarian University of Fine Arts,                        Budapest, Hungary

2007         Visiting Artist, Visual Arts Department, University of California San                          Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

2006         Visiting Artist, Department of Fine Arts, University of Taiwan, Taipei,                        Taiwan

2003‒04  Visiting Artist, ETH, Collegium Helveticum, Zurich, Switzerland 

1997        Lecturer, Central European University, Gender Department, Budapest,                   Hungary

1994–95  Visiting Professor, Visual Arts Department, University of California San                   Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

1994        Visiting Lecturer, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

1991–93  Adjunct Professor, Visual Arts Department, New York University, New                     York, USA

1991        Visiting Artist, Visual Arts Department, University of California San                         Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

1990        Visiting Artist, Visual Arts Department, State University of New York,                       Purchase, NY, USA

1989‒90  Artist-in-residence, Sculpture Department, Temple University, Tyler                         School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019         O.D.F.A.M. Orshi Drozdik Feminist Art Museum, Knoll Galerie, Vienna, Austria (September 17 – November 16, 2019)

2019         Sexual Mythology 1982, A.P.A., Ateliers Pro Arts Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (June 2—28, Mid-Summer Night Disco, June 24, 2019) 

2018         FreeDance, Műcsarnok/Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary (December 7, 2018 – January 20, 2019)  

2018         Cell Paintings, A.P.A. Ateliers Pro Arts Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (October 15 – November 30, 1918)

2018         Sensuality and Matter, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (September 29 – November 11, 2018)

2015/16   Individual Mythology: FreeDance, Bajor Gizi Actors’ Museum, National Museum and Institute of Theatre, Budapest, Hungary (September 19, 2015 – January 31, 2016)

2015         Medical Venus, Erythrocytes, Semmelweis Museum of Medical History, Budapest, Hungary (October 2 – November 10, 2015)

2015         Stripes II (performance), Fészek Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (October 13, 2015) 

2015         It’s All Over Now Baby Blue, FLUX gallery, Budapest, Hungary (October 1 – October 14, 2015) 

At the opening:  It’s All Over Now Baby Blue, performance

2015         Stripes à la Sol LeWitt (painting performance with musical accompaniment by Krisztina Megyeri ‘s composition, Hohes Ufer II, 2014, and recital by Bíborka Bocskor), Here and Now exhibition,Műcsarnok/Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary (May 19, 2015) 

2014         Individual Mythology: Play It Again, Drozdik (performance), 10th Language, Ideology, Media: Gender/Sexuality Relations in Hungary Conference, Faculty of Humanities, the University of Sciences, Szeged, Hungary (September 19, 2014)

2014         Orsolya Drozdik: Individual Mythology (NEO-ROSE VI – Subchapters from the first Chapter of Hungarian Conceptual Art), Neon Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (April 10 – May 6, 2014)

2014         Individual Mythology: Play It Again, Drozdik, Dance on the Blades of Memories (A revised version of the 1976 performance with an exhibition of photographs, slides and videos), Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest, Hungary (March 19, 2014)

2013         It’s All Over Now Baby Blue, Gandy Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia (October 2 –November 27, 2013)

2011/12   The Other Venus (Retrospective exhibition. A thematic selection from works made between 1975–2011), MODEM Center for Modern and Contemporary Art, Debrecen, Hungary (October 8, 2011 – January 8, 2012)

2009/10   Un Chandelier Maria Theresa (installation), Kiscelli Museum, Budapest, Hungary (December 3, 2009 – January 24, 2010)

2007         Venuses, Draperies and Folds of the Body, Budapest Gallery – Budapest Exhibition Space, Budapest, Hungary (February 22 – March 25, 2007)

2006/07   Lipstick Paintings à la Fontana, A.P.A. Ateliers Pro Arts Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (December 10, 2006 – January 21, 2007)

2004         Folds of the Body (Open Atelier), Landis & Gyr Kulturstiftung, Zug, Switzerland (April 23—24, 2004)

2004         My Life as an 18th Century Scientist, Collegium Helveticum, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland (March 31 – June 10, 2004)

2004         Individual Mythology – Medical Venus – Young and Beautiful, The Art Gallery of the City Museum, Győr, Hungary (January 17 – March 15, 2004)

2003         Strast za prisvajanjem │ Passion after Appropriation, retrospective exhibition, Muzej suvremene umjetnosti │ Museum of Contemporary Art (March 27 – April 20, 2003) and Umjetnički paviljon │ Kunsthalle (March 27 – April 27), Zagreb, Croatia 

2001/02   Drozdik Orshi Retrospective Exhibition, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary (December 12, 2001 – March 3, 2002)

2001         Objects II (1996–2000) = My Mother’s Porcelain Figurines, Knoll Galerie, Vienna, Austria (September 12 – November 17, 2001)

2001         Objects I (1996–2000) = My Mother’s Porcelain Figurines, Knoll Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (January 25 – March 31, 2001)

1997         My Mother, Erzsébet Kockás’s Strudel (performance, video within the exhibition series, Cherchez la Femme), Szombathely Art Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary (June 16, 1977)

1997         Oshi Ohashi: Young and Beautiful, Confident Cosmetic Line, Goethe Institute, Budapest, Hungary (April 9—30, 1997, as an opening event of the series of exhibitions and conferences entitledLeiblicher Logos, organized by Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest)

1996         Manufacturing the Self: Body Self, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary  

1995         Le Corps pathologique │ Manufacturing the Self: The Pathological Body, La Salle Blanche, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France (March 18 – May 21, 1995)

1994         Manufacturing the Self: Medical Erotic, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA (November 4 – December 23, 1994) 

1994         Manufacturing the Self: Body Self, Knoll Galerie, Vienna, Austria (September 14 – November 19, 1994)

1994         Manufacturing the Self: Body Self, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland (April 15 – May 27, 1994) 

1994         Adventure in Technos Dystopium: Dystopium Infinite, Photographs from 1984–1994, Richard Anderson Gallery, New York, USA (March 8 – April 9, 1994) 

1993         Manufacturing the Self: Convent, Abbaye de Maubuisson, Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône, France; Manufacturing the Self: Medical Erotic, Galerie d’Art Contemporain, Herblay, France (September 24 – November 20, 1993) 

1993         Manufacturing the Self: The Nineteen-Century Self, Time and Tide: The Tyne International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Newcastle upon Tyne, Great Britain (June 18 – September 5, 1993, curated by Corinne Diserens)

1993         Manufacturing the Self: Medical Erotic, Tom Cugliani Gallery, New York, USA (May 8 – June 26, 1993)

1992/93   Manufacturing the Self: Brains on High Heels, The Boundary Rider, 9. Sydney Biennale (December 15, 1992 – March 14, 1993, curated by Anthony Bond), Sydney, Australia

1992         Science Fictions: One Decade’s Work with Science (two-person exhibition with Jon Tower), Orshi Drozdik: Adventure in Technos Dystopium, 1988–90, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA (February 28 – April 18, 1992)

1991         Cynical Reason III (in the framework of Beelden in de Koepel, a series of solo exhibitions by five artists organized in 1990–91, curated by Anneke Oele), Gemeentemuseum, Arnhem, The Netherlands (April 20 – June 2, 1991)

1990         Cynical Reason II, Richard Anderson Gallery, New York, USA (November 10 –December 10, 1990) 

1990         Cynical Reason I, Knoll Galerie, Vienna, Austria (September 12 – November 10, 1990)

1990         Adventure in Technos Dystopium (Originally titled, The Shoes, the Bean and the Airplane), Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary (August 17 – September 16, 1990)

1990         Fragmenta Naturae, Tom Cugliani Gallery, New York, USA (February 2—24, 1990) 

1989         Morbid Conditions II, Galerie Arch, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (October 21 – November 18, 1989) 

1989         Morbid Conditions I, Tom Cugliani Gallery, New York, USA (February 10 – March 11, 1989) 

1988         Adventure in Technos Dystopium: Popular Natural Philosophy II, CEPA (Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art, today: Contemporary Photography and Visual Arts Center) Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA (November 5 – December 23, 1988) 

1988         Adventure in Technos Dystopium: Popular Natural Philosophy I, Tom Cugliani Gallery, New York, USA (February 13 – March 12, 1988)

1986         Adventure in Technos Dystopium: Dystopium Infinite, Art Salon DeFacto (530 West 25th Street NYC), New York, USA (December 3—31, 1986)

1986         Orshi Drozdik & Robert Younger, Art Salon DeFacto, New York, USA (March 12 – April 12, 1986) 

1985         Biological Metaphors IV, Galerie Suspect, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (March 17 – April 6, 1985)

1984         Biological Metaphors II, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada (September 25 – October 20, 1984) 

1984         Biological Metaphors I, Óbuda Gallery (Zichy Palace), Budapest, Hungary (July 23 – September 16, 1984)

1981         Hijacking a Shadow, Studio Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (January 28 – February 14, 1981)

1981         Diavision – Dialogue Sculpture II (performance with Patrick McGrath), Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada (January 3, 1981)

1980         Diavision – Dialogue Sculpture I (performance and video with Patrick McGrath), Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Canada

1980         Diverted Diagonal (performance, video), Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Canada

1980         Double (video), Trinity Square Video, Toronto; Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada

1980         I Try to Be Transparent (to Art History), performance, Factory 77, Toronto, Canada (November 22, 1980) 

1979         Transparencies (installation), Pulp Press Building, Vancouver, Canada

1979         Pornography III (performance), Open Studio, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

1979         Pornography II (performance), Open Studio, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1978         Pornography I (performance), Open Studio, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1978         Exhibition of works (object, action) by Orsolya Drozdik and László Herczeg, Youth Club of MOM Szakasits Árpád Cultural Center, Budapest, Hungary (May 31, 1978)

1978         GlassBreaking, performance at the opening of Ernő Tolvaly and László Herczeg’s exhibition, International Students’ Club, Budapest, Hungary (May 4, 1978)

1978         Exhibition of works by Orsolya Drozdik, Regional Cultural Center, Sátoraljaújhely, Hungary

1978         Individual Mythology, Art Gallery of the József Attila Library, Miskolc, Hungary (March 9 – April 8, 1978) 

1977         Exhibition of works by Orsolya Drozdik, Bercsényi Club, Budapest, Hungary (May 3—8, 1977) 

1977         Situation (video and performance), Rózsa Café, Budapest, Hungary

1977         Commonplace Symbols (offset series), Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

1977         Individual Mythology III (performance), Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

1977         Be Happy Until 10 (boat excursion on the River Danube, happening as the closing event of the exhibition and dance party organized at the Ganz-MÁVAG Cultural Center), Budapest, Hungary (May 29, 1977)

1977         Individual Mythology (dance performance with a slide show), Rose Dance exhibition, Ganz-MÁVAG Cultural Center, Budapest, Hungary (May 28, 1977)

1977         NudeModel (performance, photographic series), Young Artists’ Club, Budapest, Hungary (January 4—10, 1977)

1977         Two-person exhibition with Róbert Kőnig, Hatvani Gallery, Cultural Center, Hatvan, Hungary 

1976         Commonplace Symbols (photographic series), Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

1976         Individual Mythology II (performance), Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

1976         Individual Mythology, Cage (performance), Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary 

1976         Situation, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

1975         Individual Mythology I (performance), Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

1975         Identification, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020         Art Market Budapest / Art Photo Budapest (with Einspach Fine Art & Photography, Budapest), Millenáris, Budapest

2020         Visual Dialectics. The Medium of Photography in Hungarian Art 1970‒2000. Works from the collection of the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art Budapest, Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin, Germany (Curator: Zsuzsanna Petró)

2020         Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s. Works from the Verbund Collection, Vienna, ICP, International Center of Photography, New York, USA

2019/20   The Medea Insurrection. Radical Women Artists Behind the Iron Curtain (Curator: Susanne Altmann), The Wende Museum, Culver City, CA, USA 

2019         Tecniche d’Evasione │ Evasion Techniques (Curated by Giuseppe Garrera, József Készman, Viktória Popovics, and Sebastiano Triulzi), Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy

2019         Paris Photo (with Art+Text Budapest Gallery), Grand Palais, Paris, France 

2019         Vienna Contemporary (with Knoll Galerie), Marx Halle, Vienna, Austria

2019         Art Market Budapest (with Knoll Galerie), Millenaris Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

2019         1989, Gandy Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

2018/19   The Medea Insurrection. Radical Women Artists Behind the Iron Curtain (Curator: Susanne Altmann), Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Dresden, Germany 

2018         Women on Paper (Curator: Nadine Gandy), EAC: Espace de l’Art Concret, Château de Mouans, Mouans‑Sartoux, France

2018         Left Performance Histories (Curators: Judit Bodor, Adam Czirak, Astrid Hackel, Beata Hock, Andrej Mircev, and Angelica Richter), nGbk: neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin, Germany

2016         Vienna Contemporary (with Gandy Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia), Vienna, Austria

2015         East Side Paintings (1960‒1990) ‒ Orshi Drozdik, Alva Hajn, Július Koller, Zorka Ságlová ‒, Gandy Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

2015         Here and Now (Curator: Júlia N. Mészáros), Műcsarnok/Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

2014         Art Brussels (with Gandy Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia), Brussels, Belgium

2014         Art Cologne (with Gandy Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia), Cologne, Germany

2014         Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module (Curators: Vít Havránek, Dóra Hegyi, and Georg Schöllhammer, tranzit.org), The New Museum, New York, USA

2013/14   Budapest Immersion (Curators: Gábor Andrási, Péter Fitz, and Tamás Török), New Budapest Gallery – Bálna, Budapest Hungary

2013         Conceptual Art Today – Conceptual Art in Hungary from the Early 1990s (Curator: Erzsébet Tatai), Art Gallery, Paks, Hungary

2013         Ars Aevi Collection in Progress 1993—2003 for the Contemporary Art Museum in Sarajevo.Arsenale di Venezia, Tesa 105, Venice, Italy

2013         SPLICE: At the Intersection of Art and Medicine (Curator: Nina Czegledy), Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, USA

2013         Art Fair Vienna (with Gandy Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia), Vienna, Austria

2013         Re.act.feminism – Performance Art of the 1960s and 70s Today, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

2012/13   Re.act.feminism – Performance Art of the 1960s and 70s Today, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain

2012         SPLICE: At the Intersection of Art and Medicine (Curator: Nina Czegledy), UTAC, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto, Canada

2012         New Acquisitions of the Municipal Picture Gallery: Continuation, Municipal Picture Gallery / Kiscelli Museum, Budapest, Hungary

2012         Re.act.feminism – Performance Art of the 1960s and 70s Today, Instytut Sztuki Wyspa, Gdańsk, Poland; Galerija Miroslav Kraljević, Zagreb, Croatia; Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark; Tallinna Kunstihoone, Tallinn, Estonia

2011/12   Re.act.feminism – Performance Art of the 1960s and 70s Today, Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea, Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain

2011         The New Arrivals. 8 Contemporary Artists from Hungary (Curator: Péter Forgács), BOZAR – Palais des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles, Belgium

2010         On Paper, Deák Erika Gallery, Budapest

2009/10   Gender Check. Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe (Curator: Bojana Pejić),Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (MUMOK), Vienna, Austria; Zachęta National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland 

2009         Les Femmes Parlent, Gandy Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

2009         Parallel Chronologies. The Invisible History of Exhibitions ‒ documentary and research exhibition, Labor, Budapest

2009         Tolerance in Art – 100 Slovak and 100 Hungarian Contemporary Artists (Curators: Júlia N. Mészáros, M. Horváthová, and D. Srnenská), Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava-Čunovo, Slovakia

2008/09   Re.act.feminism – performancekunst der 1960er und 70er jahre heute │ Performance Art of the 1960s and 70s Today, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany; Galerija Vzigalica, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Kunsthaus Erfurt, Germany

2007/08   1‒2‒3 The Collection in Focus, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

2007/08   ARTINACT – A Selection from the Art Gallery of Paks Collection, Art Gallery, Paks, Hungary

2007         International Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale: Knocking on the Door, Incheon Culture & Arts Center, Incheon, South Korea

2006/07   Speaking of Others: Tranzit, Auditorium, Stage, Backstage – An Exposure in 32 Acts, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany

2005         NECC – A selection from the photos, videos and installations of contemporary women artists living and working in Hungary and Eastern Europe, KOGART, Budapest, Hungary

2005         Works on the Edge – A New Selection of the Collection of the Ludwig Museum, No. 1, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary

2003         6th Exhibition of the Recipients of National Art Awards, Olof Palme House, Budapest, Hungary

2001         Oggetti, Corpi e Organi ‒ Orshi Drozdik, Eloisa Gobbo, Katalin Káldi (Curator: Raffaele Gavarro), Hungarian Academy in Rome: Accademia d'Ungheria, Palazzo Falconieri, Rome, Italy

2001         Digitized Bodies – Virtual Spectacles (Curator: Nina Czegledy), Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary

2000         Intimate Perceptions, part of the project, Digitized Bodies – Virtual Spectacles (Curator: Nina Czegledy), InterAccess Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2000         “The Second Sex” – Women’s Art in Hungary 1960–2000 (Curator: Katalin Keserü), Ernst Museum, Budapest

2000         La Casa, il Corpo, il Cuore ‒ Construction of Identities (Curator: Lóránd Hegyi), National Gallery, Prague, The Czech Republic

1999         La Casa, il Corpo, il Cuore – Konstruktion der Identitäten (Curator: Lóránd Hegyi), Museum Moderner Kunst – Stiftung Ludwig Wien, 20er Haus, Vienna, Austria

1999         Rondo – A Selection of Works by Central and Eastern European Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art – Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary

1999         Objects, Bodies, Landscapes, Hungarian Academy in Rome: Accademia d'Ungheria, Palazzo Falconieri, Rome, Italy

1998         Rózsa Presszó 1976‒1998 │ Café Rose 1976‒1998, Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary

1998         Sarajevo 2000. Schenkungen von Künstlern für ein neues Museum in Sarajevo │ Donations by Artists for a New Museum in Sarajevo (Curator: Lóránd Hegyi), Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna, Austria

1997         Body (Curator: Anthony Bond), The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

1997         SUPERmarkt, Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland

1996         Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany

1996         Nature, Lombard Freid Gallery, New York, USA

1996         3 x 3 From Hungary, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA

1996         Segments, Vigadó Gallery, Budapest

1995–97   This End Up: Selections from the Collection of Robert J. Shiffler, organized by The Wyoming Art Museum and the Robert J. Shiffler Collection, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY, 1995; travelling to The South Dakota Art Museum, Brooking, SD; The Arvada Center of the Arts & Humanities, Arvada, CO; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH, USA

1995         1995 Exhibition, Career Advancement of Visual Artists – Orshi Drozdik, Michelle Luke, Quing-Min Meng ‒, NFAA: National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, New York, USA 

1995         Europe: Creation & Re-Creation (Leading curator: Katalin Keserü), Műcsarnok/Kunsthalle, Budapest

1994         São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil

1994         The Eighties – Visual Art (Curator: Katalin Keserü), Ernst Museum, Budapest

1994         Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany

1994         Don't Look Now (Curator: Joshua Decter), Thread Waxing Space (476 Broadway, New York, NY), New York, USA

1993         GATE 12. An exhibition of Hungarian-American Contemporary Art, Hungarian Consulate, New York, USA

1993         Summer Exhibition, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, USA

1993         The Nature of Science, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, N.Y.; The Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, USA

1993         Healing, Wooster Gardens Gallery, New York, USA

1993         Mettlesome & Meddlesome: Selections from the Collection of Robert J. Shiffler, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA

1992         INFORMATIONSDIENST │ INFORMATION SERVICE, Galerie Schmitz, Kassel; Ausstellungsraum, Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart; Galerie Kubinski, Cologne, Germany 

1992         BRAIN: Internal Affairs (Curators: Suzanne Oxenaar and Guda Stoop), Beatrixziekenhuis (Beatrix Hospital), Gorinchem, The Netherlands

1991/92   Abstraction / Distraction ‒ Belag, Borysewicz, Cheng, Drozdik, Kent, Letitia, Works of the 18th and 19th centuries ‒, Richard Anderson Gallery, New York, USA 

1991         Group Show, Knoll Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1991         Physical Relief, The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York, USA 

1991         The Interrupted Life (Curator: France Morin), The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA

1991         Anni Novanta │ The Eighties (Curator: Renato Barilli), Galleria Communale d'Arte Moderna, Bologna; Musei Comunali, Rimini; Ex colonia "Le Navi", Cattolica, Italy 

1991         Aan elkaar grenzen │ Neighbourhood (Curator: Christiaan Bastiaans), AIR – Stichting Artists International Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

1991         The Body, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, IL, USA

1990/91   The Technological Muse (Curator: Susan Fillin-Yeh), Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, USA

1990         Group show, Künstlerhaus, Graz, Austria

1990         About Nature: A Romantic Impulse, Barbara Toll Gallery, New York, USA 

1990         Memory/Reality, NYFAI: New York Feminist Art Institute, Ceres Gallery, New York, USA

1990         The Collectors’ Cabinet, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, USA

1990         Natural History Recreated (Curator: Ellen Levy), The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY, USA 

1990         Stendhal Syndrome: The Cure, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA 

1990         Body. Once Removed, Sorkin Gallery, New York, USA

1990         Orshi Drozdik, Thomas Hartlauer, Thomas Locher, János Sugár, Knoll Gallery, Budapest

1990         A l'ouest, rien de nouveau ? │ All Quiet on the Western Front? (Curators: Tricia Collins and Richard Milazzo), Galerie Antoine Candau, Espace Dieu, Paris, France

1990         Tierra Encantada, Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, USA 

1989/90   Art About AIDS, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA, USA 

1989         Science, Alternative Museum, New York, USA

1989         P.B.: Works on Lead, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, USA

1989         A Different View ‒ Experimental Photography in Hungary in the Past Twenty Years, Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary

1989         Strange Attractors: Signs of Chaos (Curator: Laura Trippi), New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA

1989         Suzan Etkin, Lydia Dona, Orshi Drozdik, Grechen Faust, Eve Laramée, Kiki Smith, Seton Smith, Tom Cugliani Gallery, New York, USA 

1989         A Good Read: The Book as Metaphor, Barbara Toll Gallery, New York, USA

1989         Science/Technology/Abstraction: Art at the End of the Decade (Curator: Barry A. Rosenberg),Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA

1989         Artist Use Artist – Orshi Drozdik, Eric Montoya, Ron Rocco, Kiki Smith, Robin Winters ‒,Experimental Glass Workshop, New York, USA

1988         Rhona Bitner, Debby Davis, Orshi Drozdik, Lewis Stein, Milford Gallery, New York, USA

1988         Retrospection – Millie Burns, Orsolya Drozdik, John Maggiotto, Gerald Weinstein, Charles Wright ‒, Art in General, New York, USA 

1988         BODY, an exhibition of the “Ocean Earth Construction & Development Corporation”, American Fine Arts, Co. – Colin de Land Fine Art, New York, USA

1988         Group Show, Tom Cugliani Gallery, New York, USA

1987         Metaphysics ‒ Armleder, Beuys, Bleckner, Boulton, Broodthaers, Drozdik, Dupuy, Grey, Jones & Ginzel, Kubota, Laffoley, L. Miller, Montano, Ono, Samaras ‒, Piezo Electric, New York, USA owner Doug Milford Clinton St. 29

1987         New Acquisitions in the Amsterdam Art Collection, Gemeente Koop, ARTI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1986/87   Exhibition of Hungarian artists from Győr-Sopron County, Regional Museum of Konin, Konin, Poland

1986         UMAMA Dance Music Poetry Arts Manifestation September 1986 (An exhibition of UMAMA: Universal Moving Artists), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1986         Group Show, ABC No Rio, New York, USA

1985         Group Show, Printed Matter, New York, USA

1985         Pagoda, Mo David Gallery, New York, USA

1985         Group Show, El Bohio Gallery, New York, USA

1985         Greetings from NYC, Colab Postcard project, New York, USA 

1984/85   A. More Store, Colab project, Jack Tilton Gallery (57th Street), New York, USA

1984/85   A. More Store, Colab project, Printed Matter, New York, USA

1984         Eastern Europe, El Bohio Gallery, New York, USA

1984         Fashion Show, Drozdik Brain Dress for fashion show, Sophie VDT (producer), New York, USA 

1984         Talk is Cheap, Colab street poster exhibition project, New York, USA

1984         Women Expressionists, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, USA

1984         Women Up Front, C.U.A.N.D.O., New York, USA

1984         Three Installations. Tony Monahan, Steven Donegan, Orsolya Drozdik (Biological Metaphors III), Art in General, New York, USA 

1984         Nancy Burson, Douglas Davis, Orsolya Drozdik, Nancy Dwyer, Alex Hahn, Les Levine, Paulette Nenner, Rena Small, Bob Smith, Night Gallery, New York, USA 

1983         Group show, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, USA

1983         Terminal New York, Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, NYC, USA

1983         Benefit Party for Nicaragua, Colab project, Danceteria, New York, USA

1983         Colab project, Fashion Moda, Bronx, NY, USA

1983         Current Memories: Painters Who Use Their Dreams, Small Walls, New York, USA

1983         Colab project, White Columns, New York; Studio 54, New York, USA

1983         The Ritz Project, a joint project by Colab (Collaborative Projects, Inc., New York) and W.P.A. (Washington Project for the Arts), The Ritz Hotel, Washington, D.C., USA

1983         SITUATION. The Seventies at the Sárospatak Art Gallery, Exhibition House of the Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1982         Arteder ’82, Feria Internacional de Bilbao │ International Exhibition Center, Bilbao, Spain

1982         Open Studios, Church Street Studio, New York, USA

1981         Donated Artworks (1980–1981), Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Yugoslavia

1981         2nd International Impact Art Festival, Kyoto Municipal Museum, Kyoto, Japan 

1980         8th International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Cracow, Poland

1980         7th International Exhibition of Original Drawings, Moderna Galerija, Rijeka, Yugoslavia

1979         Young Contemporary Hungarian Painters and Graphic Artists, Hungarian Cultural Days, INTERVERZA, Hamburg, Germany

1979         New Acquisitions, Gallery of the Herman Ottó Museum, Miskolc, Hungary

1979         13th International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia

1979         Three-Dimensional Creation – Object Formation: Borderline Cases, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary

1978/79   Hungarian Graphic Arts – A Selection from the 1977 Hungarian Biennale of Graphic Arts, Miskolc,State Library, Berlin; "Hans Marchwitza" Cultural House, Potsdam, The German Democratic Republic 

1978/79   Studio 58–78. The Studio of Young Artists’ Jubilee Exhibition (Curators: István Dévényi and Dezső Váli), Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1978         Le Studio de Budapest – within the 89th Salon des Indépendants of the French Société des artistes indépendants, Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées, Paris, France 

1978         7th International Print Biennale – Cracow, The Palace of Fine Arts, Cracow, Poland

1978         Intergrafia 78 – International Biennial of Graphic Arts, BWA Gallery of Contemporary Art, Katowice, Poland

1977         9th National Biennial of Graphic Arts, Art Gallery, Miskolc, Hungary

1977         Exhibition of graphic arts, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

1977         International Exhibition of Original Drawings, Moderna Galerija, Rijeka, Yugoslavia 

1977         Studio 77, Annual Exhibition of the Young Artists Studio, Csók István Art Gallery, Székesfehérvár, Hungary

1977         Studio Junger Künstler – Budapest │ Young Artists Studio, Stadtsparkasse, Duisburg, The Federal Republic of Germany

1977         Young Artists Studio, Cultural Centre, Prague, Czechoslovakia

1977         Drawing Biennial, Wrocław, Poland

1977         Rose Dance ‒ an exhibition, dance party, events, actions and performances by members of the “Café Rose” Group, Ganz-MÁVAG Factory Cultural Center, Budapest, Hungary (8 p.m. May 28 – 10 a.m. May 29, 1977)

1976/77   Exhibitions, happenings and performances with artists of the “Rose Circle”, Café Rose (Rózsa presszó), Budapest, Hungary

1976         A Selection of Works by Hungarian Artists, Leipzig, The German Democratic Republic 

1975         Hungarian Graphic Arts and Small Sculptures, Collegium Hungaricum, Vienna, Austria

1973         What Happened Over the Past Twenty Years – The Jubilee Exhibition of the Visual Arts Circle of Győr, Műcsarnok/Palace of Art, Győr, Hungary

1965         Exhibition of the Visual Arts Circle of Győr, Műcsarnok/Palace of Art, Győr, Hungary

1963         9th Helicon Festival: Exhibition of Transdanubian High-school Students, Balaton Museum, Keszthely, Hungary (Award)

1963         Exhibition of the Awardees of the Photography and Fine Arts Competition of Győr-Sopron County,Műcsarnok / Palace of Art, Győr, Hungary

1961         Exhibition of the Awardees of the Fine Arts Competition of Győr-Sopron County, Jókai Cultural Center, Győr, Hungary