The opening and award ceremony of the 7th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland will take place in October

There will be four exhibition openings during the Biennial. 

The opening ceremony, awards ceremony and accompanying events of the 7th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland will take place between 5 and 7 October in Sfântu Gheorghe and Miercurea-Ciuc.

On 5 October 2022 at 17:00, the series of events of the Biennial will begin with the opening of the solo exhibition of the Thai artist Mettrai Pongchomporn, winner of the 6th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland, in Sfântu Gheorghe at the Lábasház (Arcaded House). The exhibition will be opened by Fruzsina Vargha, Deputy Mayor of Sfântu Gheorghe. The opening of the exhibition THE BIRD LIVES / Imre Baász – testimonies and the idea of printing will also take place on 5 October at 19:00 in the MAGMA Contemporary Art Exhibition Space. The exhibition was organized by the graphic artists Dénes Miklósi and Vilmos Koter, and the staff of MAGMA Contemporary Art Exhibition Space.

On Thursday, 6 October, from 17:00, the official opening and award ceremony of the 7th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland will be held at the Transylvanian Art Centre. The exhibition will be opened by Apor S. Ferencz, curator of the Biennial, and Dr. Iréne Kányádi, art historian.

The series of events continues on Friday in Miercurea-Ciuc, on 7 October from 17:00 at the Szekler Museum of Ciuc, with the opening of the exhibition of the 7th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland, which will be opened by Apor S. Ferencz, curator of the Biennial, and Eszter Túros, art historian. 

The Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland has become a significant international forum for the graphic artist profession. Its importance is also confirmed by the fact that this year artists from 62 countries have submitted their works. During the ten-week application period, nearly 2,000 entries were received from a total of 844 artists. The jury selected 303 works for the exhibition of the Biennial. 

The main aim of G7 is to continue to focus on contemporary graphic art, providing a comprehensive overview of current trends and developments in reproductive image creation. In 2022, several artists have responded with their works to the call of the Biennial’s title, Strategies, also in response to the current social situation. 

The G7 jury is made up of internationally renowned representatives of the profession: Prof. Dr. Bogdan Achimescu, a Professor at the Cracow University of Arts, Prof. Dr. István Erőss, Rector of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Prof. dr. Adriana Lucaciu, Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Western University of Timișoara, Dr. Andrea Pézman, Assistant Professor at the Department of Graphic Arts at the University of Fine Arts in Bratislava, Dr. Beáta Bordás, art historian, head of the Transylvanian Art Centre in Sfântu Gheorghe, Dr. József Szurcsik, Deputy Rector of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Associate Professor and Head of Department, and graphic artist Apor S. Ferencz, curator of the Biennial. This year, the jury awarded 12 prizes to the best entries. 

The event is jointly organized by the Covasna County Cultural Centre, the Councils of Covasna, Harghita and Mureș Counties, the Mayor’s Office of Sfântu Gheorghe, the Transylvanian Art Centre, the Miercurea-Ciuc City Hall, the Szekler Museum of Ciuc, the Cultural and Art Centre of Lăzarea, the Mureș County Museum, the MAGMA Contemporary Art Exhibition Space, and the Szekler National Museum. 

The sponsors of the prizes:

Main Prize of the biennial – Kurkó Árpád; Nagy Pál Prize – Maros County Council, Mureş County Museum; Nagy Imre Prize – Harghita County Council, the Cultural and Art Centre of Lăzarea; Plugor Sándor Prize – Covasna County Council, Covasna County Cultural Centre; Baász Imre Prize – Association of Romanian Artists – Covasna County Branch; The prize of the Consulate General of Hungary in Miercurea Ciuc – Consulate General of Hungary in Miercurea Ciuc, MVM Energy Romania; The prize of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts – Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest; Eszterházy Károly University’s Prize – Eszterházy Károly University, Visual Arts Institute, Eger; Partium Award by the Partium Christian University – Partium Christian University, Department of Fine Arts, Oradea; Pulzus Art Camp Prize – Pulzus Art Camp, Odorheiu Secuiesc; Lăzarea Art Camp Prize – Cultural and Art Centre of Lăzarea; MAMŰ Society Prize – MAMŰ Society Cultural Association, Budapest

More details can be found on the official website of the Biennial at www.gbiennial.ro or at www.facebook.com/grafikaiszemle

The award-winning works have been selected for the G7

Between 17-19th of June the jurying process of the 7th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland took place at the Transylvanian Art Centre in Sfântu Gheorghe.

An international jury of seven members chose the G7 winners based on the original artworks selected in the first round. The jury of G7 is composed by internationally recognized representatives of graphic art.

Among the laureated artists, this year we can find representatives of Poland, Hungary, Thailand, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Finland. The organizers will publish the list of the winners before the opening of the biennial, in early October, 2022.

 

Members of the jury

Pézman Andrea (SK)

Andrea Pézman was born in Komárno (Slovak Republic) and currently lives and works in Bratislava. In 1999 she became an architect at the Faculty of Architecture of the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, then in 2005 she was a graphic artist at the Bratislava College of Fine Arts, where she received her doctorate in 2018 and is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Graphic Arts.

Regularly exhibits both in Slovakia, Hungary and internationally.  She won many national and international contests.

Her works can be found in the collections of several recognized institutions: MAK Wien, Mead Art Museum at Amherst College (USA), Instituto de Artes Gráficas, Oaxaca (Mexico), Galéria mesta Bratislavy (Slovakia).

dr hab. Bogdan Achimescu prof. ASP (PL)

Draughtsman and transmedia artist, born in 1965. Studied at the High School of Arts in Timișoara, the Cluj Art Institute, the Krakow Fine Arts Academy (MFA in Graphics in 1992). In recent years, Achimescu has focused on performative lectures, that is, live drawing sessions projected on a screen, simultaneously with a narrative full of digressions, about topics such as revolutions and social change, the material culture of Eastern Europe as well as micro- subjective history. Achimescu represented Romania at the Venice Biennale 2001 as part of the Context group. His works are in numerous private and public collections, including the viennese Albertina, MOMA New York, Ludwigsmuseum Cologne, Uffizzi Galleries in Florence, National Museum in Warsaw, Art Museum in Sao Paolo. Achimescu has taught at numerous universities in the United States, including the University of Virginia (1999, 2002-2004) and the University of Arizona (2000-2001). Vice-Rector of the Krakow Academy of Arts (2016-2020). He is currently a professor at the Faculty of Intermediate and director of the Doctoral School of the Krakow Fine Arts Academy.

Dr. Bordás Beáta (RO)

Dr. Beáta Bordás is an art historian. She was born in Sepsiszentgyörgy/ Sfântu Gheorghe in 1986. She graduated from Babeș–Bolyai University in Kolozsvár/Cluj – Napoca, where she obtained her degree of Doctor of History in 2013.

During the period of 2016-2021 she was a museologist and curator of the Art Museum in Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca and since the summer of 2021 she has been director of the Transylvanian Art Centre in Sepsiszentgyörgy/ Sfântu Gheorghe.

Her main research areas are Transylvanian art of the 19th and 20th century and Transylvanian architecture of the age of historicism.  There have been published several  individual volumes and studies about Transylvanian art and Transylvanian built heritage written by her.

Prof. dr. Erőss István (HU)

Hungarian artist István Erőss, he graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 1995 as a printmaker, but he also attended other institutions, such as the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, the Royal Academy of Art (The Hague) and the University of Fine Arts in Marseille. He defended his DLA thesis about ”Nature Art” in 2009. Works at Eszterházy Károly University, Eger, as professor at the Visual Arts Institute, from August 2021, he is the rector of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts.

 He has taken numerous professional trips to remote countries: he has been to Africa five times and to Asia more than forty times as a guest artist, exhibitor, lecturer or curator of different artists’ camps and symposia. He is exhibitor and organiser of the series of international exchange exhibitions entitled SEGMENT, consisting of twice nine events held in Hungary and several Asian countries up to now. He works in different genres ranging from printmaking through installation to sculpture.

Ferencz S. Apor (RO/HU)

Apor Ferencz S. is a visual artist, born in 1975, he graduated the Bucharest National University of Arts in 2001. He is member of several professional organisations such as the Romanian Artists` Union (UAP), the Caffart Fine Art Association in Budapest and the MAMŰ Art Society (HU). He is also founder and editor of the online visual art forum ”Fórumtizenöt” [Forum fifteen] and active organizer of many local exhibitions and professional events. He has received a lot of professional recognitions and artist grants, such as the Hollósy Simon Scholarship (2006) (HU), the Barcsay Award (2011) (HU), Communitas Scholarship (2003, 2010) (RO), Scholarship of the Budapest Gallery (2006, 2019) (HU), the Creative Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Arts (2021) (HU). From 2017 he is the curator of the Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland.

In his works he mainly deals with the problems of his personal existence and the social issues of his environment. Sometimes he redefines his works creating collages and installations of his personal objects and family photos. Found and rebuilt objects have an important role and he often integrates some elements of the material culture of his ”province” into his art.

Prof. dr. habil Adriana Lucaciu (RO)

She was born in 1965 in Lugoj, Romania. She graduated from the Bucharest National University of Arts in 1992, obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Graphics. Since 1993 she has been member of the Romanian Artists’ Union. In 2005 she completed her doctoral studies at West University of Timișoara. At present she is university professor at West University of Timișoara, at the Faculty of Arts and Design. 

She participated in several international exhibitions and contests (more than 400 participations) in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Brasilia, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Croatia, Germany, France, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Mexico, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, USA, Turkey, Hungary.

She received a series of international awards and scholarships at home and abroad and took part in many residency programs in Germany, Italy and Austria. She lives and works in Timișoara, Romania.

Szurcsik József (HU) 

József Szurcsik is a painter and graphic artist born in 1959 in Budapest. During the periods of 1981-1985 and 1985-1988 he completed his studies at the Printmaking Department of the Hungarian Faculty of Arts in Budapest, respectively he participated in the postgraduate programme of the faculty. He has been an exhibiting artist since 1985. Beside his independent artistic work  he has a diverse art organizing and artist representation activity: he is member and office holder of a series of art organizations and societies at home and abroad. 

His other important activity field is Art Pedagogy: during the period of 2006 and 2009 he was professor at the Eszterházy Károly College and head of the Visual Art Department, since 2009 he has been teaching at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. At present he is vice-rector of the University, head of the Graphics Department, associate professor.

The list of the selected artworks / 2022

During the ten weeks application period around 2000 creations were submitted from 844 artists of 62 countries. The professional jury selected 303 artworks into the exhibition material of the biennial, which we publish here in the following list.

Nr. Name  Title of the artwork Country
1 Ábrahám Jakab Szürke horizontok Romania
2 Adam Czech SILESIAN STREETWALKER 1A Poland
3 Adrian Josef Schichta “Zabawy na wrotkach, II” Poland
4 Adrian Lis HUMAN STAMP Romania
5 Agata Dworzak-Subocz Synergy_7 Poland
6 Agnieszka Cieślińska Bestiary Lion Poland
7 Agnieszka Jankiewicz the present times III Poland
8 Agnieszka Lech-Bińczycka Imprint Poland
9 Alberto Balletti Stunt Ration Italy
10 Alejandra Coirini bar, flamingo Argentina
11 Aleksandra Lasoń Leftovers XXIX Poland
12 Alexandra Brezeanu Bulbi de pământ Romania
13 Crâmpei Romania
14 Alicja Habisiak-Matczak Inferno – VI Cerchio Poland
15 Alicja Niekrasz Frida Fokhalo Poland
16 Alja Kosar Untitled Slovenia
17 Amnat Kongwaree We’re in the same boat I Thailand
18 Ana Vivoda Fragments of Morning 1 Croatia
19 Anabela Sládek Frozen Fields of the Future #5C Slovakia
20 Anais Charras Peine perdue France
21 André Berger Composition III: temple, seed, genesis Brazil
22 Andreea Medar ㆨ᎒ ༼ᚗꕄ ꒲~ꕇ꒿ ᘓ꒿ꕇ꒿ʭ ʭ꒿~ᦔ ꗤ꒿꒑ʭ꒿ꔳᒪ༼ ꕄᘓᦔ꒿ʭ Romania
23 Andrei- Răzvan Neciu ”Teatru prietenos” Romania
24 Andrzej Mosio Induction (right) Poland
25 Andrzej Węcławski “Adyton_ Kurtyna IV a” Poland
26 Angyal Olívia Álca Romania
27 Anna Kodź Transformation I Poland
28 Anna Trojanowska UTWÓR PRACOWNICZY_03 Poland
29 UTWÓR PRACOWNICZY_06 Poland
30 Antal István Képhiba / Glitch Austria
31 Antoni Kowalski lacrimosa Poland
32 Anusorn Chaiyu Afternoon tea Thailand
33 Apirat Rerkdee The Narrow Space of Vastness No.1 Thailand
34 Aros Éva Felszínen maradni… / Stay afloat… Hungary
35 Augusto Sampaio ABC_MONOTYPE Brazil
36 Awo Tsegah Fragile Ghana
37 Ázbej Kristóf Loving Cup (Szent Grál) X.-20220201 Hungary
38 Loving Cup (Szent Grál) XI.-20220122 Hungary
39 Bács Emese Egy város története I. Hungary
40 Balogh Kristóf József Barcsay mesterrel Hungary
41 Barbara Komaniecka Big furry Poland
42 Barta János The Beast that shouted Love Hungary
43 Barti Magdolna Ahogy kint, úgy bent II. (5/1) Hungary
44 Bartis Elemér Márton Hangportré Hungary
45 Bartłomiej Żak this f***ing chair again Poland
46 Belousova Natalia No people Russia
47 Boguszewska Natasza Summer Days Poland
48 Boros Mátyás Hogyan rejtsünk el egy gondo… Hungary
49 Bugyi István József Partra vetett párbeszéd Hungary
50 Carla Ibarra Alma Mater Mexico
51 Cătălina Nistor Frica Romania
52 Chawit Srisawad When I was young with my imaginary space. Thailand
53 Christopher Nowicki Sweet Potatoes Poland
54 Cleo Wilkinson Encounter Australia
55 Colin Gillespie ‘The Parade’ United Kingdom
56 Cristina Vladila My Wall 2 Romania
57 Csizy László Élő energiák Hungary
58 Cui Xiaohua Fragile soul No.4 China
59 Czakó Petra Maszkok Hungary
60 Dan Obana Dancing Fever for Blissful World 1 Japan
61 Daniela Savini The body Italy
62 Daniela Sobetchi Autoritratto Italy
63 Daradics Árpád A pillanat hatalma Hungary
64 Deborah Chapman Jeu d’lillution Canada
65 Dimitrije Pecić The Street Serbia
66 Dobó Bianka Monument 1. Hungary
67 Monument 2. Hungary
68 Dr. Nityananda Gaine Existance-22 Bangladesh
69 Dumitru Lungu Gulag Moldova
70 Durst Márta Éjszakai fény 2. Hungary
71 Edvin Dragičević Subterraneus  I Croatia
72 Subterraneus  II Croatia
73 Egyed Tibor A gyűjtemény halála után megsemmisült II. Hungary
74 Elżbieta Ćwik Ecdysis Poland
75 Emrah Sezer Sinirli Leopard Turkey
76 Enyedi Zsolt A Laposföld Társaság elméletei X. Hungary
77 Enyedi Zsuzsanna EURÓPA ELRABLÁSA Hungary
78 Eric Mummery Time-Binding Canada
79 Evangelos Tasios Afrogali (Αφρόγαλη) Greece
80 Ewa Jaworska Wsłuchiwać sie (eng. To feel) Poland
81 Fazakas Barna Dreamscape II. Romania
82 Felsmann Tamás BASILICA MAIOR No.1. (Architectural Heritage) Hungary
83 Foster Boyajian City United States of America
84 Franciszek Niec Interfield2 Poland
85 Frimmel Gyula Froggy Hungary
86 Fülöp Mária Emlékezés és felejtés metszéspontja I Romania
87 Gacsályi Bíborka Maszk Hungary
88 Georg Bothe Kettinge Landscape No. 3 (CNG LIV), e.a. I/VI Germany
89 Gesztelyi Nagy Zsuzsa Pieter de Hooch parafrázis Hungary
90 Ghyczy Csongor Legyünk ellenségek (Egy könyv lapjai, 10. oldal) Hungary
91 Glenn Thomas Just another day Netherlands
92 Gollowitzer Szabina Distance I. Hungary
93 Goran Trickovski Another meaningless work, from meaningless life Bulgaria
94 Grzegorz Drobny No title 1 Poland
95 Gui Jiang Westbound Comics China
96 Guy Langevin Aux aurores 2 Canada
97 Gyenes Gábor shelter Slovakia
98 Haider Ali Jan Heat of the Moment Pakistan
99 Hamid Reza Bashiri From untitled series Iran
100 Hao Luo faces China
101 Haruhiko Yoshinaga Table garden / T.O.21-0-01 Japan
102 Hegedűs 2 László A növény is nő Hungary
103 Hegedűs Tibor Press fire button to start I. Hungary
104 Hernádi Paula ÚTVESZTŐ Hungary
105 Hui Zhang Red gibberish in the binary world-02 China
106 Husein Šljivo PORTRET 1 Bosnia and Herzegovina
107 Iga Mikulska War_1. D.I.Y. Poland
108 War_2. D.I.Y. Poland
109 Ioannis Anastasiou XXIc Trichotomy VIII Greece
110 Irina Gonzales Cubo II Peru
111 Ivácson Rebekka Alteration_no7 Hungary
112 Izabela Kucharska Self portrait Poland
113 Jacek Machowski First block between the heaps Poland
114 Jacek Portka Zone Poland
115 Jaco Putker The Pondering Netherlands
116 Jaeger Tibor Belsö világ Sweden
117 Jakub Jaszewski Fornax Umbrosa Poland
118 Jakub Zdejszy Fading past Poland
119 Jancsikity József Gyülekezők Hungary
120 Janne Laine Overwhelming Finland
121 Kohti valoa (Towards light) Finland
122 Jayne Reid Jackson Convergence United States of America
123 Jingxuan Zhang Fission-02 China
124 Johannes Christopher Gerard Drawing Lost In Space Netherlands
125 Jónás Péter Pad-idézetek III. (Hiátus) Hungary
126 Joseph Scheer Cactus  #46 Saguaro Sonora United States of America
127 Justin Diggle A Whale from the Great Salt Lake, Utah. United States of America
128 Kamil Kocurek Barrier 2a Poland
129 Kamil Zaleski Powtórzenia 16 Poland
130 Kamruzzaman Kamruzzaman survivor Bangladesh
131 Kana Veradacha Over the top Thailand
132 Mendreczky Karina Eva Hungary
133 Karol Gawronski year 2021 Poland
134 Karol Polak PIXEL WALL Poland
135 Karolina Zimna-Stelmaszewska Solar System Poland
136 Katarzyna Kroczek-Wasińska Cappelarum CLVI Poland
137 Katarzyna Nowakowska Plate Poland
138 Katarzyna Tereszkiewicz Place identity – Rzeszów III Poland
139 Place identity – Rzeszów V Poland
140 Király György Silentium I. Hungary
141 Király Zsuzsa Circle wave Slovakia
142 Kiss Natália A tér határai 3 Serbia
143 Kónya Kincső Éntörvény 03 Hungary
144 Kortmann Járay Katalin Roots Hungary
145 Kovács Adrienn Prés Hungary
146 Kovács Csonga Anikó Deformációk (triptichon) Slovakia
147 Krizbai Gergely Királyok Városa II. Hungary
148 Kun Péter Hétköznapi stratégiák I. Hungary
149 Laila Terra Album 1 – From contemplation to practice – print 12 Brazil
150 László Hajnalka SELF DISTANCING Romania
151 Léstyán Csaba Placebo (Veritas premitur non opprimitur) Romania
152 Liu Fu Rhythm of the City Series III China
153 Longauer Boróka Az vagy … I Romania
154 Lőrincz Imre-Levente Belső mor Romania
155 Łukasz Koniuszy Industrial Structure Poland
156 Luminita Monica Radu Pietre 1 Romania
157 Magda Szplit Small fish Poland
158 Magdalena Banaś Magma Poland
159 Magdalena Palmowska Feet Poland
160 Magdalena Uchman Boy Poland
161 Magdalena Weber Pictures from the back of my mind. Poland
162 Maja Zemunik Without title Croatia
163 Malgorzata Chomicz Mindfulness I Italy
164 Mindfulness IV Italy
165 Małgorzata Jarosz oblivion part2 Poland
166 Małgorzata Zaremba Eros defeated Thanatos Poland
167 Marcela Gawęda bez tytułu III Poland
168 Marcin Bialas Half-Life Poland
169 Marcin Dudek Dark Matter IV Poland
170 Marco Poma Levante Italy
171 Nembostrato Italy
172 Marek Zajko Morthisanctus  1 version 4 Poland
173 Maria Syrakvash Milky Way Belarus
174 Maria Winbjörk Hold On 03 Sweden
175 Maria Zwolińska FAR AWAY FROM HERE Poland
176 Marija Marcelionyte-Paliuke Reincarnation. She Lithuania
177 Mariusz Dański From the cycle I sowed white seed – A(.) – I feel Poland
178 Mariusz Gorzelak The stones of Girona 2 Poland
179 Marta Dziomdziora Windows (2) Poland
180 Martin Ševčovič From the Cycle Explicate Interpretation Slovakia
181 Mateusz Patrzyk-De Oliveira Painbody II Poland
182 Mayer Éva Továbbított üzenet VI. Hungary
183 Mészáros Márta Die Stadt 1. Hungary
184 Michail Falkonis Deconstruction Greece
185 Michał Rygielski The Moment – from cycle: Project ARTzheimer Poland
186 Miklós Gábor Kicsit gyűrött lettem I-II-III. Hungary
187 Tekintet I-II. Hungary
188 Miklós Kelemen Raklapok II. Hungary
189 Raklapok III. Hungary
190 Mirella Marino Untitled #1 (from the “Object Print” Series) Brazil
191 Mirjana Milovanovic Diary Serbia
192 Mirosław Pawłowski Utopology 1 Poland
193 Mirta Kupferminc TRAS UN IDEAL- Towards a Hope Argentina
194 Monika Pałka CiTY II Poland
195 Mr.Vorakorn Metmanorom Talking Stone # 2 Thailand
196 Muhammet Fatih Gök Landscape II Turkey
197 Nádas Alexandra Hordozható kert (lábasház) III. Hungary
198 Nastazja Ciupa V Poland
199 VI Poland
200 Nattakamon Tangtanaphong Take a break  No.2 Thailand
201 Nenad Zeljić Rocket Serbia
202 Nikola Dabić Kernel panic Bosnia and Herzegovina
203 Nikola Mišel Puklin Vendetta Croatia
204 Nopparat Intitanon Past To Present Thailand
205 Nuttakarn Vajasut Retrospective Thailand
206 Oksana Budna Peace of mind v. 1 Poland
207 Oleg Pochtar 24.02.2022 Ukraine Ukraine
208 Olesya Dzhurayeva “The Scream” Ukraine
209 Oliver Pilic The Invisible Guest  I (sub-sample) Slovenia
210 Ondrej Revický Correlation A 220320185745730699 Slovakia
211 Orbán Zsófia Pathetic Despair 02 Hungary
212 Orosz Csaba D.I.Y. 1. (samsara) Hungary
213 Ország László Rózsaszín-kaloda Hungary
214 Ovidiu Petca Tristan IX Romania
215 Ozsváth Zsuzsa Stop worrying and love the bomb Romania
216 Pablo Querea Gutierrez covid 19- locked up in the 20 Mexico
217 Pál Csaba Naplórészletek 01 Hungary
218 Paola Lucrezi Un amore Italy
219 Patipon Supanpong TANUKI Thailand
220 Pató Károly “Délutáni napfény” Hungary
221 Patrick Casey To Live Below Light Speed You Must Be Honest United States of America
222 Patrick Luetzelschwab Basel II Germany
223 Patrik Ševčík MotoGP Slovakia
224 Patrycja Chrzanowska Walls are still solid Poland
225 Paulina Bobak Absentees II Poland
226 Paweł Bińczycki Between Poland
227 Paweł Delekta Elements of creation IV Poland
228 Peter Augustovic ILLAUSION 2 Slovakia
229 Pető Hunor Király és királynő Hungary
230 Piotr Czyż Bucky and… Poland
231 Piotr Żaczek Tristia III Poland
232 Pisit Wiratwisit One precious  life no.5 Thailand
233 Pongsatorn Prapaipak Imagery of the human relationship with the technol Thailand
234 Prakrit Jansri Lonneliness No.2 Thailand
235 Prashant PhIrángi FINAL VERDICT India
236 Puskai Sarolta EXITUS  III. Romania
237 Rába Judit Próféciák 7. Hungary
238 Raluca Pavelescu Emigratie Romania
239 Rinat Khabirov The time erases everything Russia
240 Ritli Róbert Roland Mechanizmus  II. Romania
241 Róbert Makar Comfort Slovakia
242 Roxana Bloju _as it is_01 Romania
243 _as it is_03 Romania
244 Sándor Lilla Szignatúra II. Hungary
245 Sandra Lima e Silva TIME THE MASTER OF EVERTHING I Brazil
246 Shabnam Karpasand the past Iran
247 Shanatya Tahpor The Horizon dawn of  loneliness Thailand
248 Shang Mingyang Part China
249 Siklódy Ferenc Biztonság Romania
250 Siklódy Fruzsina Interior 2 Romania
251 Silvia Balážová Roots Slovakia
252 Sinka Péter Display Error I. Hungary
253 Siupka Weronika Terminus  IV Poland
254 Siyu Long Serendipity2 China
255 Snezhina Biserova Dehumanized Space-III Bulgaria
256 Soren Kastalje Free as a Bird Denmark
257 Sorrathun Ouikhum ADambiguous  Mirrors Thailand
258 Stanisla Lutfi-Rakhmanov from series “Severance” Russia
259 Stanisław Cholewa Family portrait XIV Poland
260 Stark István Érfestés II. 09 Hungary
261 Stefania Patrikiou U-topia 0.1 Greece
262 Supicha Sutanthavibul The Boundaries of Freedom 2 Thailand
263 Suplicz Gergely Ma bort iszom / Graforizmák sorozat 1/3 Hungary
264 Enyém a Bosszúállás / Graforizmák sorozat 2/3 Hungary
265 Sureepohn Kamsub A whole new world Thailand
266 Szabó Andrea Sziklák 01 Hungary
267 Sziklák 04 Hungary
268 Szén András Time’s Monolith 2 Hungary
269 Szepessy Béla Circus  Maximus  2022 Hungary
270 Szilák Andrea Lilla Nuclear Plant C Hungary
271 Tania Chou Silent Taiwan
272 Tarun Sharma Let there be light India
273 Teeranad Pangsanit The hidden poison no.1 Thailand
274 Teerawoot Com On Happy Wedding Day on Heaven No.2 Thailand
275 Tengjiao Sun INFINITE China
276 Thiago Modesto Sagrado Brazil
277 Tomasz Chudzik The Great Journey II Poland
278 Tomasz Winiarski Perpetuum mobile: CVII B Poland
279 Tomecz Dániel Cím nélkül Hungary
280 Toró Attila Csendvonalak I. Romania
281 Toró József Én és te Hungary
282 Tushar Sahay MIRROR India
283 Upneet Kaur Mair Thief and Raccoon United States of America
284 Vass Tibor Malachit 2. Hungary
285 Vasyl Savchenko Gen.16.33.42 Ukraine
286 Végvári Beatrix Egy másik ügy Hungary
287 Külön-vélemény Hungary
288 Vermes Zoltán István Nyitottszemű Krisztus Hungary
289 Vimonmarn Khanthachavana Pincus hions in Painscape V Thailand
290 Vinicius  Libardoni Vao Livre Poland
291 Vladimir Anisimov The Fall of Icarus Russia
292 Vlado Goreski Vlado Goreski-Leviathan – Kerber North Macedonia
293 Wieme Frédéric No way out Belgium
294 Wieslaw Haladaj Symmetry Poland
295 Wiktor Drozynski The possibility of a human being III Poland
296 Wiktor Wiater Lesson story of art Poland
297 Xiaoyun Kang commoner-5 China
298 Noiseless-9 China
299 Zakar Antal Hiszek (I Belive) No2. Hungary
300 Zareba Witold Pole manewru 22 Poland
301 Zenon Burdy Harbour22b Canada
302 Zhang Minjie Stage No.10 China
303 Zoran Mishe The truth – let’s play III Bulgaria

To the call for application of the 7th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland there were submitted works from 62 countries

The Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland has become a significant international forum of graphic art and this has been confirmed again by the quantity and quality of the submitted works to the call of the biennial of this year. The importance of G7 is also is also evident if we consider that this year artists from 62 countries have sent works to the contest. Similarly to the preceding event of the biennial, the Hungarian, Romanian and Polish lines are still the strongest, but this year the representation of some countries from South-America and a series of countries of the East, including Thailand, India, China or Taiwan has become more pronounced. During the application period of ten weeks nearly 2000 works from 844 artists have been submitted.

The deadline of the 7th Graphic Art Biennial was on March 23 at midnight, and after that the first phase of the jurying session took place during the period from March 29 to March 31.

The jury of G7 is composed by internationally recognized representatives of graphic art: Prof. dr. Bogdan Achimescu, professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Prof. dr. István Erőss,  rector of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Prof. dr. Adriana Lucaciu, professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the West University of Temesvár/Timișoara, dr. Andrea Pézman, assistant professor at the Graphic Design Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, dr. Beáta Bordás, art historian and director of the Transylvanian Art Centre in Sfântu Gheorghe, dr. József Szurcsik, vice-rector of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, head of department associate professor and Apor Ferencz S. artist, curator of the biennial.

Soon we are going to publish the list of the selected works on the website of the biennial.

The G7’s deadline has been extended

The professional artists and the art university students have 3 more days to participate in the 7th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland. The organizers are waiting for the digital reproduction of the artworks by (Wednesday) March 23, midnight (UTC+2) instead of March 20.

The registration form and further information related to application is available at the following link: https://gbiennial.ro/call-for-application-en/

The 7th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland will be organized this year

The call of G7 is already available for the artists from inland and abroad

In the course of the year 2022 the Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland will take place for the seventh occasion. Beyond raising the professional standards of the contest, it is the declared objective of the organizers that the event expands more and more, remaining an important international forum of contemporary graphic art.  The details of this year’s event were presented at a press conference.

István Imreh, manager of Covasna County Cultural Centre spoke about the plans of this year regarding the event. He highlighted, that the biennial is waiting for the visitors with a renewed design on the website gbiennial.ro. „We are glad that we have managed to come over the difficulties of the 2020 event and we hope that this year we can turn back to the usual, efficient practices of the organization and running of the event. This year’s edition will be extended by new locations too, as Miercurea-Ciuc joined the events of the biennial as partner, thus the core material of the contest will be exposed at the National Museum of Ciuc, where further side events will take place, too. In partnership with the Hungarian University of Fine Arts from Budapest, we would also like to expand the list of short films presenting different procedures and techniques, which were so successful last year among visitors. In this way we would like to bring this genre closer to the general public.” – said István Imreh.

Apor Ferencz S., curator of the biennial presented the thematic and objective of the event.

The main goal of the G7 remains in the future, too, to bring into focus the tendencies of contemporary graphic art and to provide an overall picture of the modern trends and development of printmaking techniques. It should trace and identify, respectively it should point out those interactions, which could bring about the different fusions of traditional and experimental graphic procedures. The changed circumstances, the experience of being constrained make us all reevaluate our vision of the future. Following different strategies, we are seeking for solutions to the unanswered questions of these uncertain times. Accordingly, the organizers of the biennial propose as catchphrase of the Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland of the year 2022 the title Strategies.” – declared Apor Ferencz S..

Beáta Bordás, manager of the Transylvanian Art Centre, said that although she had not taken part in the organization of the biennial before, she was looking forward to the collaboration with great excitement: „We are hosting this event with enthusiasm this year, too. We are going to provide the exhibition rooms both on the ground floor and on the third floor for the presentation of the works in the period between the 7th of October and the 26th of November. We consider that it is important that the awarded works should be added to the collection of EMŰK (Transylvanian Art Centre), furthermore our goal is to go on tour with this material and to present it at other locations as well.” The manager of the Transylvanian Art Centre emphasized, that it is a particular pleasure, that also other cultural institutions have joined the event and that they can work together as partners on this occasion.

Furthermore Apor Ferencz S. related, that after the exhibition of the 7th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland, the retrospective exhibition of the graphic artist Líviusz Gyulai originating from Erdővidék (microregion from Szeklerland) would take place at EMŰK in Sfântu Gheorghe, as special side event of the series of events of the biennial. At the same time at the National Museum of Ciuc the material of the 2nd Budapest Illustration Festival will be presented.

On the occasion of the Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland organized for the 7th time this year, we are looking forward to the application of all those graphic artists and art students who are devoted to work with different traditional, digital and printmaking techniques.

The artists concerned can apply exclusively online until 20th March 2022. Registration is possible on the website of the biennial, by filling in an online form. The works selected to participate in the contest will be included in the catalogue of the biennial, respectively they will be part of the material of the exhibition. You can find further information about the call for application and about the rules on the website www.gbiennial.ro.

The official opening ceremony of the biennial will take place on Friday, the seventh of October 2022 at the Transylvanian Art Centre in Sfântu Gheorghe. Before this, the exhibition of the thailandese artist Mettrai Pongchomporn, winner of last year contest, will be opened. The exhibitions made up of the selected works of the biennial will be shown to the public both at the National Museum of Ciuc in Miercurea-Ciuc and in Odorheiu-Secuiesc.

The biennial is a joint event co-organized by Covasna County Cultural Centre, the County Councils of Covasna, Harghita and Mureș, the Cultural and Art Centre of Lăzarea, respectively the Mureș County Museum.

You can find further details on the official homepage of the biennial www.gbiennial.ro, respectively on the site www.facebook.com/grafikaiszemle.

Call for Application, 2022

The 7th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland, Sfântu Gheorghe, 2022

The Covasna, Harghita and Mureş County Councils, together with the Cultural Center of Covasna County, the Lăzarea Cultural and Creation Center and the Mureș County Museum, announce the application for the 7th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland.

The organization of the 6th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland was hugely influenced by the pandemic situation, as a consequence of which we were compelled to transfer our events into the online space. But in spite of the challenges generated by the pandemic, this year we will do everything to create the conditions, which offer a suitable space for a professional contest. We seek to maintain this event as an important international platform of contemporary graphics.

The main goal of the G7 remains in the future, too, to bring into focus the tendencies of contemporary graphic art and to provide an overall picture of the current trends and development of printmaking techniques. It should trace and identify, respectively it should point out those interactions, which could bring about the different fusions of traditional and experimental graphic procedures.

The changed circumstances, the experience of being constrained make us all reevaluate our vision of the future. Following different strategies, we are seeking for solutions to the  unanswered questions of these uncertain times. Accordingly, the organizers of the biennial propose as a catchphrase of the Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland of the year 2022 the title Strategies.

In the hope that the products of the creative sensitivity of the applying artists will constitute an excellent imprint of the events of the recent times, we look forward to receiving your application, being confident that the events planned for October 2022 will take place to their full extent.

On the occasion of the Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland organized for the 7th time this year, we are waiting for the application of all those graphic artists and art students who are devoted to work with different traditional, digital and printmaking techniques.

In the spirit of the ideas above, the organizers of the biennial expect the submission of printed graphics created with the following procedures:
– graphic artworks created with traditional procedures of graphic art;
– graphic artworks created with digital methods of image creation and printed with digital devices;
– graphic artworks prepared with digital methods of image creation but printed with traditional methods.

Terms and Conditions of Participation in the 7th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland 

The terms and conditions of the biennial have partly changed! Please read the terms and conditions of participation attentively!


1. PARTICIPANTS
Professional artists and art university students may participate in the biennial if their application is in conformity with the Terms and Conditions included in the Call for Application.
Associations, professional organizations and other groups cannot apply. The artists can apply to the biennial only personally.

2. CRITERIA OF ARTWORKS TO BE SUBMITTED
– The topic of the artworks can be freely chosen.
– The paper size of the artworks must be minimum 30×30 cm, and maximum 100×100 cm.
– The submitted graphic artwork has been created in the past two years.
– All artworks created with printed graphics procedures are accepted, included in the definition of graphics in terms of high, low and plain print methods (woodcut and linocut, aquaforte, aquatint, mezzotint, lithography, screen printing, individual print, C-print, offset, electrographics, etc.).

– Every artist may participate with maximum 3 artworks. Every submitted artwork counts as 1 artwork. The elements of a series count as separate artworks; thus, a three-element series counts as three artworks.
– Artworks created in pencil, pastel, coal, ink and other individual, that are not multiplication procedures as well as photos printed without any image manipulation or reproductions of artworks (paintings, sculptures, installations, performances, etc.) are not accepted.

3. SUBMISSION
Submission is only possible on the following website, via the online entry form: www.gbiennial.ro

The digital reproductions of the artworks can be uploaded online, via the entry form, together with the required data.
Parameters of digital reproductions:
– the file size of the digital image may not exceed 15 MB;
– the digital images can be uploaded in uncompressed jpg, jpge or png format, 300 dpi resolution;
– the longer size must be minimum 2500 pixels.

If the uploading was successful, the system will send a confirmation message to the e-mail address specified in the filled-in entry form. If you might have problems with online registration, please contact the organizers on the following e-mail: grafikaibiennale@gmail.com

The deadline of submitting the digital reproductions is 20th of March 2022, midnight, 12:00 (UTC+2). 

Important! With submission the applicants assume that, if their submitted works are selected by the jury, they will send the original artworks by post or will submit them to the biennial in person.  The organizers do not assume the printing of the artworks or the refunding of printing costs!

Important! For the phase of preselection please don’t send the original artworks by post! If this is the case, we are unable to send back the original artworks.

4. ENTRY FEE
There is noentry fee for the 6th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland.

5. SELECTION OF THE ARTWORKS, EVALUATION BY THE JURY
The members of the jury are internationally acknowledged art historians and artists.
The evaluation will take place in two phases: preselection and the selection of the awarded artworks.
The decisions of the jury cannot be overridden.

5/a Preselection
The preselection will take place based on the digital reproductions of the artworks to be submitted.
The jury will select the artworks that qualify for the second phase; these artworks will be included in the catalogue of the biennial.
All participants will be informed on the results of preselection via email.

5/b Sending the artworks qualifying for the second phase by post
The original artworks must be sent by post or submitted to the biennial in person.
Please attach to the submitted artworks the printed entry form received via e-mail during online registration in the first phase. The artworks must be numbered and signed in accordance with the international graphics standards.
Original graphic artworks must be submitted without their frames or mat boards, in portfolios or carton reels.

Postal / shipping address:
Centrul de Cultură al Judeţului Covasna
RO-520008 Sfântu Gheorghe, Str. Libertății nr. 2
Jud. Covasna
România

Please indicate on the postal package:
The 7th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland
For cultural purpose only, no commercial value!

The deadline for sending the original artworks by post (postmark date) or submitting them in person is May 31, 2022.
Artworks sent after the deadline will be automatically excluded.
We do not assume any responsibility and cannot compensate for possible damages that might occur during transport.

5/c Prizes
1. Main Prize of the Biennial: 2000 Euro
2. Nagy Imre Prize: 1000 Euro
3. Plugor Sándor Prize: 1000 Euro
4. Nagy Pál Prize: 1000 Euro

6.EXHIBITION AND AWARDING
The artworks selected for the second phase will be exhibited in the course of the biennial depending on the exhibition surface and the ranking of the jury.
Venue: Transylvanian Art Center, Sfântu Gheorghe.
Official opening of the biennial: October 7, 2022, 5 PM

The authors of the artworks will be informed on the decision of the jury and the details of the opening ceremony by post, phone or via email.

7. FURTHER INFORMATION
– The awarded artworks will remain in the property of the Transylvanian Art Center.
Each artist may donate his work, extending in this way the graphic collection of the Transylvanian Art Center. You can express this intention by the completion of the application form.
– After the exhibitions of the Biennial the exhibited artworks will be sent back to their authors by post within one year. The donated works constitute an exception here.
– The selected artworks will be included in the biennial’s catalogue.
– The organizers of the biennial reserve the right to organize the exhibitions.

Submission implies the acceptance of the terms and conditions of participation in the biennial!

Download the call for application: .pdf

The awarded artworks of the 6th biennial

Awards 2020

Main Prize of the Biennial

Mettrai Pongchomporn (TH)
Our order No. 3 – etching, aquatint / 45×80 cm / 2019
Our order No. 5 – etching, aquatint / 33,5×80 cm / 2019
We’re different No. 2 – etching, aquatint, Chine-collé / 44×81 cm / 2019

Nagy Pál Prize

Liu Fu (CN)
Lost Paradise series VI – etching / 60×80cm / 2018
Lost Paradise series VII – etching / 60×80cm / 2019

Nagy Imre Prize

Supicha Sutanthavibul (TH)
Insane Instinct 6 – silkscreen, aquatint /  55×82 cm / 2019
Insane Instinct 8 – silkscreen, aquatint / 60×80 cm / 2020

Plugor Sándor Prize

Tomasz Winiarski (PL)
Perpetuum mobile: CII – drypoint, mezzotint / 70×100 cm / 2020
Perpetuum mobile: CIV – drypoint, mezzotint / 60×100 cm / 2020

Baász Imre Prize

Rattana Sudjarit (TH)
The way of Harvester No. 2 – etching, aquatint / 60×100 cm / 2018
The way of Harvester No. 3 – etching, aquatint / 60×100 cm / 2018

The Prize of the General Consulate of Hungary

Roxana Bloju (RO)
6_20_8_11_19_24 (I) – digital print/ 30×30 cm / 2020
6_20_8_11_19_24 (III) – digital print/ 30×30 cm / 2020

The Prize of Eszterházy Károly University

Ritli Róbert Roland (RO)
War No. 3. – mixed technique / 50×70 cm / 2020

The Partium Prize of Partium Christian University

Szén András (RO)
Fight – c-print / 40×60 cm / 2020

The Prize of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts

Olesya Dzhurayeva (UA)
Spring day in Berlin – linoleum cut / 50,5×77,5 cm / 2019
Nordic light. Stockholm – linoleum cut / 50,5×77,5 cm / 2020

Zereda Art Camp Prize

Szilágyi Rudolf (HU)
Classical rehabilitation I. – digital print, mixed technique / 42×70 cm / 2020
Classical rehabilitation II. – digital print, mixed technique / 42×70 cm / 2020

Pulzus Art Camp Prize

Pop Adriana Mihaela (RO)
Vertical – lithography / 50×70 cm / 2018

Lăzarea Art Camp Prize

Orbán Zsófia (HU)
One week later  – litography / 30×45 cm / 2020