News and events include
My polar project has been awarded an artist residency in the artist studios of the Art Students League of New York.
Polar (self)Portrait project design. The new project sets out to explore, and invite artists to explore, ways of blending self-portrait and Arctic landscape.
The C4 Ensemble of NY is performing in 2016 in a second series of concerts my poem Pitter patter, pitter patter; and then. The relevance of this piece is surreal. C4 is also recording this piece for their next CD.
Manchester. Deposits from the last glacial period, a mere 15,000 years or so ago. Industrial canals, a photography series. A look into the city's relationship with the Industrial Revolution, the Victorian Age and contemporary galleries.
Leaves, Lives and Coding You, Coding Me. The former is a flash mob, the latter is an installation. I designed the concepts and curated these art projects with public engagement for Boz'Art en Baz'Art, along with public engagement events in France. Mirror, Mirror `– a Creatives without Borders film – also featured as part of the flash mob and installation events. A 15th century moated castle in France re-imagined: Château Noir.
Black and Blue in the Ateliér Ardó, covered by the Arts Page, in Fats Waller and slave routes inpired triptychs..
OpenDemocracy publishes Calm before the Storm, my article about Africa, Europe, America, the Creatives without Borders international arts project exhibited during the Boz'Art en Boz'Art festival in France. A selection of the images exhibited at Ateliér Ardó, and online can be viewed here.
Milan. Examining Leonardo's Last Supper, from up close and personal. Investigations into various aspects of this iconic painting, and how it compares with the many other Last Suppers before and after Leonardo. Project design, location research for the exhibition/installation in Milan about 'the other'. Urbino, San Lorenzo, Pergola. Contemporary life meets history of art in Italy, in reality.
France. Africa project; sketching in the Louvre (and everywhere else); artists studios and galleries.
The Future's Gallery of Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru (The Welsh Assembly) in Cardiff features 'drych O ddrych' from mid-June to mid-July. Taking its title from the eponymous poem Mirror Mirror, this international arts project brings together artistsinspired by various interpretations of my poem 'mirror, mirror' and one of my photo essays of Romani life published by The Guardian. Artists and composers in this project hail from Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Georgia, Grenada, Hungary, Turkey, the UK, and the US.
Arctic Pillows is exhibited for three months at the Google Office in New York. Then extended for several more months.
World Premier of my poem dada ny '15 in New York, programmed for the 10th year anniversary concert series of the C4 Ensemble: The Choral Composer-Conductor Collective. One of the three concerts in NY is featured by Critical Practices/21st Projects. My poem 'dada NY '15' was set to music by Daniel Andor-Ardó, and it was conducted by Perry Townsend. The C4 Ensemble has invited me to participate in their 10th anniversary NewMusicUSA project as one of their creative collaborators.
ALgebra, ALphabet, ALmutanabbi art project at Keats House, managed by the City of London. I curated this Creatives without Borders project as a poetry-meets-art-meets-music event. The installation included over 60 original artist books selected from the Inventory of Al-Mutanabbi Street. Poetry, music and art met, where Ghareeb Iskander and Hassan Abdulrazzak were in conversation with me and read their poems in English and some in Arabic. I also read my poems which was set to music by American composer and music publisher, Fahad Siadat.
Sketching in the Louvre, day and night. Gigantic waves of school parties and tourist groups rule the space during the day ; but at night, artists take over the galleries. Fellow artists kept me company, either drawing perched on rickety folding chairs or standing in front of large easels. Our silent intensity and the gaze of old masters from the walls energized us for hours. The head of the Louvre department specially dedicated to artists told me: the Louvre is for the artists. The sight of artists working there at night coloured her comment with authenticity.
Africa, Europe, America – installation at Le Château du Bost, France; curatorial talks and educational workshops about the contemporary relevance and the historical context of this Creatives without Borders arts project featuring 55 artists from around the world. Reviewed by the La Montaigne. My article about the project, The Calm before the Storm, was published by openDemocracy.
Arctic Mediterranean, a photo essay on loop, an installation from my photography under and above water in the High Arctic. Featured as part of the Festival of Ideas, Nature for Nature public/academic debate in Bristol – the Green Capital of Europe 2015.
Arctic art meets the public in public spaces. A series of public engagement activities I devised and carried out to facilitate engagement with and discussions about art, the arctic and climate change. Venues included Trafalgar Square by the National Gallery, The Duke of York Column by the Institute of Contemporary Art, and one of the highest points of Hampstead Heath, carved out by Arctic glaciers. Details under Engaging.
Parts of Here There, Now Then transfers to Ateliér Ardó.
Invited to participate in the Artist in Residence and Beaux Arts Festival in Bellerive, France
Mirror Mirror exhibition and installation at the European Parliament, Belgium. New dates tbc..
Creative collaboration on Mirror Mirror with composer Jonathan David. To be premiered at the European Parliament, Brussels.
Education in the RI Atrium Gallery: talk and creative workshop for art students about the Here There, Now Then project, artist-led walk through the exhibition and drawing workshop on the theme of imaginary landscapes, based on the talk and the works of the exhibition. Feedback to students on their work, discussion of issues. Reviewed by the Art Critic of the Ham & High.
Here There, Now Then is an Arts Council supported art project about the Arctic, energy and climate change at the Royal Institution. Talks, walk-throughs and workshops about the exhibition to groups schools. and artists. The Royal Institution hosted a public discussion event featuring an artist and scientist panel, to tie in with the exhibition and an artist-led walk-through of the exhibition. The project won an Arts Council England Award. Part of this exhibition, curated to suit the new space, transferred to Ateliér Ardó, with a series of public engagement events. The Festival of Ideas in Bristol screened Arctic Mediterranean, a photo essay from my Arctic photography, both under and above water and ice. Examples from my Arctic inspired work are under Painting, Photography, Installation and Engaging. Some feedback and comments about the my work in the Here There, Now Then project can be read here, and the exhibition was reviewed.
Mirror Mirror exhibition and installation in the Palace of Westminster, the British Parliament, in London.
L'Arctic painting featured at the International art exhibition, Port au Prince, Haiti
The Caribbean, Haiti, Port au Prince. Curatorial talk about the Africa, Europe, America international arts project for artists from Haiti and beyond; inviting artists to participate and selecting works for the exhibition in France
Invited artist to the 3ème Ateliér d'Art International in the Carribbean, Port au Prince
Curatorial project work on Africa, Europe, America international art installation
Creative collaboration continues with NY composer Karen Siegel on a new opera
European Wounds, Old and New: Orange Ribbon international land art installation, The Waal in Nijmegen, Holland
Exhibition and Talk: Art from the Arctic, In & Out – Naval and Military Club, St James' London, UK
We Are More Together – nude series of paintings is part of the international exhibition in Essen Werden, Germany
Creatives without Borders or What's got art to do with it? Illustrated lecture, We Are More Together, International Arts Conference, Germany.
European Artists Association, Germany. Invited as artist in residence and curator.
Arctic Pillows, Arctic Quilts, Arctic Stories. Painting series, installations, photography, filming in the High Arctic.
High Arctic expedition of artists and scientists. Working on a tall ship, exploring the Arctic High Sea, ice fields, floating icebergs, fjords and glaciers.
Here There, Now Then project wins Arts Council England Award
Here There, Now Then project awarded to participate in the scientist/artist expedition to the Arctic
Visual Arts Jury Member for the NEU/NOW Arts Festival 2014
Interviewed by „La Montagne“, France
Boz'Art en Baz'Art, Bellerive-sur-Allier: curatorial work on Mirror, Mirror and exhibition at the Château du Bost
Festival d'art Bellerive-sur-Allier: Boz'Art en Baz'Art residency, art workshops and „Le passé du present: memory in the water“ painting series in exhibition at the Château du Bost, France. Press.
Looking at the Ice Seller – book art with poetry, limited edition, Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here international book arts project and ongoing international touring exhibition. Looking at the Ice Seller is featured in the online Book Arts Galleries at the Centre for Fine Print Research, School of Creative Arts, University of the West of England.
UNESCO UK's proposed artist for the Colours of the Planet UNESCO Exhibition and Artist Residency, Andorra
Mirror, mirror curatorial project invited to be featured at the Welsh Assembly, Cardiff in Wales
International Invitational Salon of Small Works, New Arts Program, Pennsylvania, US
Invite received to work as artist/curator at the Jaipur Art Festival and invite to return for exhibition at the Delhi IIC.
Mirror, mirror project in the arts pages of the press
Mirror, Mirror, Creatives without Borders international curatorial project published online
Le Calm avant La Tempet mixed media series. International Exhibition of Art, City Hall Gallery of Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Curates African diaspora project in Haiti: Africa, Europe, America
Selected as participating artist in the 2ème Ateliér d'Art International in Haiti
Time and Landscape, joint Open Studio exhibition with American artist, Meredith Morten Boston, US
Public presentation, lecture and artist in residence, mentoring and reviewing portfolios of art students at the Montserrat College of Art, US
East River Collage at the UN Headquarters, New York City, US
Bloodlands, mixed media on canvas in the International group exhibition in Aiud, Romania
Ludwig Museum, 2nd July 2013, film screening: A Sketch about My Father. Actor.
Invited to the Inter-Art International Artist Residency in Transylvania
Pitter, Patter. Pitter, Patter… and Then. World premier in February and March. Poem by Zsuzsanna Ardó, choral music composed by Daniel Andor-Ardó, performed by the C4 Ensemble, New York. Performed in May at the Galapagos Art Space and at 21st Projects Critical Practices, New York.
The Stars Touch the Sand: My Journey with the Beduins of the Sinai, Photography and Installation, Queen's College, Harley St. London.
ELIA European Art Festival Neu/Now – Jury Member for the New Art Festival
Painting, mixed media in Art in Energy: zwischen Technik und Emotionen. Vernissage am Donnerstag, 8. November 2012, um 19.00 Uhr im Kunsttempel, Kassel, Germany. Curated by Zaki Al-Maboren.
Mixed media work featured in 150% Art from Essen to Torino: grande arte da prendere al volo great art to get on fly, Ki-Gallery, Torino, Italy, Curated by Fulvio Colengalo
East River Sizzle, photography and mixed media/painting series. Manhattan, New York, September 2012
Let me take you for a walk… Sketchbook 2013 for the Arts Library, Brooklyn, New York
Ephemeral: Art, Architecture and Land Art. I-Park Arts Conference, CT. US
Extended run from 2nd September to 2nd December Tears, Apples and Stones – installation at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Samorin Synagogue, Slovakia
Sein und Zeit Series, in the European Artists Exhibition, Haus am Turm, Essen WerdenGermany. Launch: Freitag, 24. August 2012 Ausstellungsdauer 24. August – 26. Oktober 2012
Curating International Exhibtions: illustrated talk at the International Arts Conference 18th August, Germany
Chronos and Kairos – 20th European Artists Symposium, Germany
Blue Mary – TCE 10th Anniversary Coaster Project: Destination the World, Culture Works Festival 2012, Toronto, Canada.
Through History, Darkly – art book. Sketchbook Project Limited Edition 2012 exhibition and publication, NYC US
Earth, Bleeding – mixed media paintings at Galerie am Schlossbergtor in Voitsberg, Austria
Invited to participate in the international art symposium in Voitsberg, Austria, called eARTth.
Balkans – images shot in Galičnik, film featured in Synergy between the Old and the New, Multimedia Centre Mala Stanica, National Gallery of Macedonia. Curated by Ana Frangovska. Exhibition Art Colony Galichnik 2009–2011. Launch May 22, 2012 at 8:00pm.
La Dolce Vita – mixed media paintings with installation, featured at the main exhibition hall in Villa Giulia, Verbania, Italy
I LOVE.IT, passaggi in Italia tra colore e stupore – international artist symposium, Verbania, Italy
Sinai desert – commissioned to photograph Beduin, Monastery and desert life in Egypt
Adoration of Mary – a Meditation in Light and Shadows Photography, mixed media, installation at the National Centre for Creativity Gallery, Malta
Time Snowball Smart Mob – February 29th, Group Show, Kunsthalle Hannover, Zur Bettfedernfabrik 3 D-30451 Hannover Germany. Curated by Yasemin Yilmaz.
Curating and introducing Mirrors of Memory: Freud and Photography event at the Freud Museum London
Curating and introducing the Shoah Memorial Film Creatives without Border event at the Everyman Cinema London
Palazzo Reale di Milano, Sala Conferenze Piazza Duomo 14 – 3° piano, il Simposio di Arte contemporanea di Cesano Boscone. Milano, Italy.
Omnia vivunt, omnia inter se conexa, Tehran, at the Cultures in Support of Humanity — First International Human Rights and Cultural Diversity Conference, Iran
Autocatalysis Mixed media, art/science collaborative exhibition. The Royal Institution, London. Self-curated.
Nyihahák — Houyhnhnms, a Swiftian Look. Installation of photography essay and text. André Kertész Photography Museum, Hungary
Installation for Plant Me, an ecological sculpture project for the Sculpture Biennale, Botanical Gardens, Graz, Austria. Internationale Skulpturen-Biennale im Botanischen Garten/Graz “Pflanz mich”. Ausstellung vom 2. Juli bis 18. September 2011, Mo-So 8–17 Uhr. Botanischer Garten der Universität Graz Schubertstr. 59 8010 Graz.
Inaugurazione mostra Performance di Alberto. Apertura mostra fino al 30 maggio con i seguenti orari 10–13 e 15–17, chiusa domenica.
European Identities Explored, Europe Festival, Florence, Italy
Camba Disco Monstra di Vinili 33–45 ECC, Villa Giulia — Pallanza VB, Italy
Butterfly Triptych — installation at the European Parliament, Brussels Belgium
Museo Ramón Ma Aller en Lalín, Galicia, Spain
The Spirit of Film, Everyman Cinema Baker Street, London UK
Artists in Action: Ne-Yo, African-Chinese American musician in Concert, New York US
The Spirit of Film, Everyman Cinema Belsize Park, London UK
Public Talk at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt Germany
Deutsche Börse Artist in Residence Award at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt Germany
La Xuntanza de Arts Plasticas de Pilono Fundacion Casa Museo (10th Xuntanza International Workshop of Plastic Arts) in Pilono, near Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain
International Artist Group Installation Against Violence, City Hall Montmartre, Paris, France
Homo Urbanus – The Urbane Urban, Creativity Festival, Firenze, Italy
Crosscurrents – International Biennale 2009, Wales, UK
Imago International Photography Competition 2009, Italy – Member of the International Imago Jury
Urban Resonances – Paris Exhibition at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, France
Urban Calligraphy: Paris When It Sizzles Exhibition at the European Commission, Luxembourg 23rd Sept-31 Oct 2008
The Second Life of André Kertész: Paris at the André Kertész Photography Museum
First Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month Exhibition at Conway Hall, London
How Long Is The Journey?, The European Commission, Westminster, London
Ecce Homo, Amnesty International, London
Ritzy Picturehouse, London
Petőfi Művelődési Központ, Kiskunlacháza
Tilos Radio interview about the curatorial concept, process and work as Jury Chair for OSI-OSA international photography competition, Chachipe. October, 2007.
Katolikus Radio, Kossuth Radio, Radio C (Roma Radio) interviews about Chachipe, and its original curatorial concept
Roma Decade at the Hungarian Cultural Centre
The Third Life of André Kertész: New York opens at the André Kertész Museum, Szigetbecse
Together II at the Árpád Museum, Ráckeve 18 August until 13 Szeptember 2007
Press release about Roma Decade exhibition at the Nehru Centre, London 4–8 June 2007.
Pázmány Péter Iskola, Pécs
Pécsi Ifjusági Központ Szivárvány Gyermekház, Pécs
The Dual Muse, Curator, artsdepot, London
Hungarian Cultural Centre, Delhi
India International Centre, New Delhi
Uradalmi Ház Galéria, Piliscsaba
53rd Berlin International Film Festival, February 6–16 2003. Screening of The Herb Garden. Producer, actor (Prof. Tarmac)
Savoyai Kastély, Ráckeve Summerfest
André Kertész Museum, Hungary, Szigetbecse
Dudley House, Harvard Yard, Boston
Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London