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Ricz is an artist who grew up on the boarder of the Balkans and the European Union.

His works are defined by peripheral existence which makes him an alien on both sides, yet he is able to examine both worlds from inner perspective.

The natural born affection to the suburbs, and abandoned places significantly d… Read More
Ricz is an artist who grew up on the boarder of the Balkans and the European Union.

His works are defined by peripheral existence which makes him an alien on both sides, yet he is able to examine both worlds from inner perspective.

The natural born affection to the suburbs, and abandoned places significantly determined his imagery. Many of his works studies the struggle of built and natural environment, the process of urban decay due to political or cultural changes.

His art attempts to elaborate the collective childhood memories of his generation in Eastern Europe and the modern history of the West Balkans. He deals with phenomenons such as national conflicts, the end of the Cold War, the arrival of the western subcultures to the eastern block or the Yugoslav crisis.


Biography
Born in 1980 in Subotica (former Yugoslavia) in a hungarian family. In 1994 during the Yugoslav wars his family moved to Hungary. Currently lives in Salzburg (Austria) where he works as Art Director.

Graduated in 2011 from University of Szeged (Hungary), with a Bachelor in arts degree. In 2013 with Master degree in Faculty of humanities of the same institute.

During his university years he was a founder and leader of SUB-ART contemporary art association. He participated in the organization of exhibitions and cultural events such as Tér-Art open air exhibition series, Voice of the streets festival, Street and fine art exhibitions.

He was one of the pioneers of street art in Serbia and Southern Hungary. Between 2000-2007 he made street art works in many cities across Europe. At the same period he travelled around the Balkans what was a great inspiration to his later works.

Ricz is active as graphic designer and art director as well. He worked for clients like Red Bull, Burn, Leica, Telenor or Suzuki. His illustrations has been published in many magazines (e.g. The Red Bulletin, Symposion, Offline Magazine, K-art-on, Magyar Szó, Atelier).

Member of CTR-V art group, Random art group, and the Salzburger Kunstverein.
Selected group exhibitions
2017

-Arte Laguna finalist exhibition -Arsenale, Venice, Italy.

-Alchemic body - Laura Haber Gallery, Buenos Aires,

Argentina.

2015

-Here and Now -Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary.

-Comics in Subotica -Contemporary Gallery Subotica, Subotica, Serbia.

-The city of baths/CTR-V art group -Klein House, Subotica, Serbia.

2014

-Other City -Klauzál 13 Gallery , Budapest, Hungary.

-TAKT -IX-XI Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

-CTRL-V art group -Magyar Műhely Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

2013

-Enter Festival -REÖK-Regional Art Center , Szeged, Hungary.

-The World from Temerin -Pepper Art Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

2012

-Best of TAKT -Contemporary Gallery Subotica, Subotica, Serbia.

-Panel Painting Biennale -REÖK-Regional Art Center, Szeged, Hungary.

2011

-Summer Exhibition -REÖK-Regional Art Center , Szeged, Hungary.

2010

-Kisház group + Geza Ricz -Kazármisleny, Hungary.

2009

-No Pass-Biennalé -House of Hungarian Fine Artists, Budapest, Hungary.

-OMDK -Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary.

2007

-OMDK -University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary.

2006

-1956 memorial year billboard exhibition -Danube riverside, Budapest, Hungary.

2004

-Urban Art -London, United Kingdom.

-Voice of the street -Kultiplex, Budapest, Hungary.
Selected solo exhibitions
2015

-Gallery of the Academic Comittee, Szeged, Hungary.

2014

-Periféria - City Museum, Kecel, Hungary.

-FHB Bank, Szeged, Hungary.

2012

-Belvárosi Kamara Gallery, Szeged, Hungary.

-A Szoba, Pécs, Hungary.

2010

-Office and Caffé, Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary

2009

-Belvárosi Kamara Gallery, Szeged, Hungary.

-Basch house, Subotica, Serbia. Read Less
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