János Kalmár sculptor

Janos Kalmar


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Born in 1952, Budapest. Between 1973 and 1978 he completed his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw Poland), later at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest, making further studies in Paris 1983, London 1984, Switzerland 1989, and India 1990. In 2011 he received the degree of Doctor of Liberal Arts, DLA, at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest. Since 2011 he is living and working partly in Paris, where he is represented by Galerie Martel-Greiner since 2013.

 

 
Works in public collections
 
British Museum, London (GB)
City of Bath (GB)
British Art Medal Society, London (GB)
American Numismatic Society, New York (USA)
Mark Ford’s Paradise Palms & Sculpture Gardens, Florida (USA)
Graf Zeppelin-Haus, Friedrichshafen (D)
Museum of Fine Arts, Poznan (PL)
Skironio Museum, Athens (GR)
Hungarian National Museum, Budapest (H)
Hungarian National Gallery,  Budapest (H)
Museum of Literature, Budapest (H)
Fővárosi Képtár, Budapest (H)
Janus Pannonius Museum, Pécs (H)
Csontváry Museum, Pécs (H)
Liszt Ferenc Museum, Sopron (H)
City of Kiskőrös (H)
City of Bácsalmás (H)
Szombathelyi Képtár – Szombathely (H)
 
One man shows
   
2018 ’Through others’ French Institute in Budapest, (H)
  ‘Freedom of Presence’ French Institute in Budapest, (H)
2017 ‘Interval’ REÖK Palace, Retrospective exhibition, Szeged (H)
2016 Galerie55, Paris (F)
  Galerie Art Aujourd’hui, Paris (F)
2015 ‘Spiritual gravitation’ Fuga, Budapest (H)
2014 ‘Spiritual gravitation’ with János Aknay, Vajda Stúdio, Szentendre (H)
2013 ‘Space-antropology’ with Janos Aknay, Gallery of city of Érd, Hungary (H)
2012 Horváth Endre Gallery, Balassagyarmat (H)
  Fuga, Budapest (H)
  Salon Karinthy with Bence Kalmar, Budapest (H)
2011 ‘Soul Positions’ Aulich Art Gallery, Budapest (H)
  ‘Soul Positions’  University of Fine Arts Parthenon hall, Budapest (H)
2010 Zikkurat Gallery, Budapest, (H)
  Aulich Art Gallery, Budapest, (H)
  Hungarian Cultural Center, Moscow (RU)
2009 ‘Door to Eternity’ Evangelist Church Csillaghegy, Budapest (H)
  ‘New Drawings’ Gallery IX, Budapest (H)
  ‘New Works’ Nagy Balogh Gallery, Budapest (H)
  ‘Backsight’ with Beata Nikmond, Skoda Eva Gallery, Budapest (H)
  ‘Sculpture’ Gallery Algorithmes, Palaiseau (F)
2008 Espace 181, Paris (F)
  Körmendi Gallery, Budapest, (H)
  ‘Spiritual Positions’ Bartok 32 Gallery, Budapest (H)
2007 ‘Soul Positions’ Museum of Kraliky, (CZ)
2006 ‘Soul Positions’ Abbey of Tihany, (H)
  New Works, Lénia Gallery, Budapest (H)
2005 Sculpturengalerie Krafft – Gebenstorf b. Baden (CH)
  ‘La Notte Bianca’ Hungarian Academy in Rome, Roma (I)
  ‘New Works’ Visual Art Sculpture Gallery, Grand Hotel Hungaria, Budapest, (H)
2003 Kapolcs, Valley of Arts (H)
  Kispesti Vigadó Gallery – Budapest (H)
  Ateliers Pro Arts – Budapest (H)
2002 ‘Encounter’  Tranzit House – Kolozsvár (RO)
2000 ‘Encounter’  Goethe Institute, Spring Festival – Budapest (H)
1999 Korunk Gallery – Kolozsvár (Ro)
1998 ‘Flags’  Goethe Institut – Budapest (H)
  ‘Forest’  Sai Gallery Alexie – Budapest (H)
1997 Korunk Gallery – Kolozsvár (Ro)
  Vincze workshop – Szentendre (H)
1996 Internationales Bodensee Festival, Graf Zeppelin-Haus, Friedrichshafen-(D)
  Gallery Christian Schneeberger – St. Gallen (CH)
  Gallery Hedi Probst – Nonnenhorn, Bodensee (D)
  ‘Forest’ with „Amadinda” group and Zoltán Kocsis pianist – Merlin Theatre: – Budapest (H)
  ‘Forest’ Hungarian Cultural Center – Paris (F)
  ‘Forest’ New York, Consulate General of Hungary (USA)
  ‘Forest’  Washington, World Bank Center (USA)
1995 Ernst Museum – Budapest,
  Greek Cultural Center – Kecskemét (H)
1994 Gallery Vigado – Budapest (H)
1993 Artists House – Boswil (CH)
  British Embassy – Budapest (H)
1992 Small Gallery – Budapest (H)
  Gallery Spinks – London (GB)
1991 Gallery Budapest (H)
1989 Atelier Panyoczki – Uznach (CH)
1987 Gallery Vigado – Budapest (H)
1986 Cultural Centre – Kiskörös (H)
1985 Gallery Duna – Budapest (H)
1984 Galerie Nova, Pontresina (CH)
1983 Gallery Ferencváros – Budapest (H)
1982 Pincegaléria Obuda – Budapest (H)
   
Collective exhibitions
   
2019 PAD, Paris Tuileries, Galerie Hélene-Greiner (F)
  Salon D’automne, Grand Palais, Paris (F)
  73. Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Parc Floral de Paris (F)
2018 Biennale 109, Centre Bastille, Paris (FR)
  Antika, Galerie Hélene-Greiner, Namur (B)
  Art Market, San Francisco, Fort Mason Center, Galerie 55, Paris (USA)
  72. Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Parc Floral de Paris, (F)
  Morph Group, Műcsarnok Exhibition Hall, Budapest (H)
  Art Market Budapest, Galerija Bel Art, Novi Sad (H)
  ‘Actual Timeless’ with Sándor Bátai, Gaál Imre Gallery, Budapest (H)
2017 ERA 25th Anniversary, Trier (D)
  Seattle Art Fair, Galerie55, Paris (USA)
  71. Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Parc Floral, Paris (F)
  Biennale of Sculpture, Art Mill, Szentendre (H)
  ’Chaos and Order’ REÖK Palace, Szeged (H)
  CUBE Art Fair Brussels, Galerie55, Paris (B
  YIA Art Fair Brussels, Galerie55, Paris (B)
  YIA Art Fair Basel, Galerie55, Paris (CH)
  Art Salzburg, Galerie55, Paris (A)
  Scope New York, Galerie55, Paris (USA)
  Scope Basel, Galerie55, Paris (CH)
  Art Wynwood, Miami, Galerie55, Paris (USA)
  Art Boca Raton, Florida, Galerie55, Paris (USA)
2016 ’The Solo Project’ Basel,  Galerie55, (CH)
  Art Fair Coppenhagen, Galerie55,  (DK)
  70. Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Parc Floral, Paris (F)
  Art Fair Köln, Galerie55, Köln (D)
  YIA Art Fair Paris, Galerie55, Paris, (F)
  MINIMENTA Galerie Art Aujourd’hui, Paris (F)
  Artists of the Gallery, Galerie Art Aujourd’hui, Paris (F)
  ’Chaos and Order’  MAOE exhibition, REÖK Palota, Szeged (H)
  ‘Colour-Form-Space’  REÖK Palace, Szeged(H)
  Biennale 109, Abbaye de Pontlevoy, (F)
  VIII. Biennal of Contemporary Christian Iconography, Katona József Museum,  Kecskemét (H)
2015 69. Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Parc Floral, Paris (F)
  ‘Biennal 109’, Cité Des Arts, Paris (F)
  ‘Meta)physik der Gegenwart’  Bad Saeckingen (D)
  ‘Here and now’ National Salon of Fine Arts, Műcsarnok, Budapest, (H)
  XXXVIII. Summer exhibition, Roeck Palace, Szeged (H)
  XX. Hungarian Biennial of Medal Art – Sopron (H)
  Biennale Le latitudini dell’arte, Palazzo Ducale, Genova (I)
  I. National Small Sculpture Quadriennale, Pécs (H)
  Socha a Objekt XX. Galéria Mesta Bratislavy, Bratislava (SK)
2014 68. Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Parc Floral, Paris (F)
  Réalités Nouvelles, National Gallery of Fine Arts, Peking (CHN)
  FIDEM (Federation Internationale Des Medailles) Sofia, (BG)
  ‘Réflections’ with Remi Favier, Thomas Lardeur, Paola Palmero, Galerie Duchosal, Paris (F)
  ‘Labirynth’ Artmill, MAOE, Szentendre, (H)
  III. Biennale of Sculpture, Artmill,  Szentendre (H)
  Art Market, Millenaire Center, Galerie Bergman (H)
  Ámos Imre and the XX. Century’ Jewish Institute, Warsaw (Pl)
  Ámos Imre and the XX. Century’ Gallery of Art Colony, Szentendre, Hungary (H)
  AutumnExhibition Gallery Alföld, Hódmezővásárhely (H)
  ‘Picnic IX’ Museum of Rákospalota, Budapest (H)
  ‘Danube’ Dunaszerdahely, Contemporary Art Gallery (SK)
  ‘Danube’ Gallery of Art Colony, Szentendre, Hungary (H)
  Christmas exhibition with Janos Aknay, Agnes Sz. Varga, Gallery Vizivaros, Budapest (H)
  Salon des Arts, Plaisir, (F)
2013 67. Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Parc Floral, Paris (F)
  Art Market, Millenaire Center, Hungart, MAOE, Budapest (H)
  Réalités Nouvelles structures – Hors Les Murs, Pavillon « Cvijeta Zuzoric » Belgrade (BG)
  ‘Just Art’ Kévés Gallery, Budapest
  ‘Contact’ Contemporary Gallery,  Dunaszerdahely (SK)
  Ámos Imre and the XX. Century’ – Contemporary Art Gallery, Dunaszerdahely, Slovakia (SK)
  Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (D)
  Synagogue de Budapest, (H)
  Gallery of Main Square, Pécs, Hungary (H)
  ‘Specifically’ Castle of Siklós, Hungary (H)
  ‘Four Elements’ ArtMill, Szentendre, Hungary  (H)
  Exhibition of prizeholders of the XVIII. Biennale of Medals, Sopron Hungary (H)
  ‘Picnic VIII’ Museum of Rákospalota, Budapest (H)
2012 66. Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Parc Floral, Paris (FR)
  FIDEM (Federation Internationale Des Medailles)
  Exhibition of the prizeholders of XVIII Hungarian Biennial of Medal Art, Sopron (H)
  Artistic Move Europe. City Hall, Sochaux (FR)
  Autumn Exhibition of Hódmezővásárhely, Hódmezővásárhely (H)
  II. Biennale of Sculpture, Artmill, Szentendre (H)
  ‘Picnic VII’ Museum of Rákospalota, Budapest (H)
  ‘Reality and illusion’  Circus of Budapest, Budapest (H)
  Ámos Imre and the XX. Century’  Gallery of Art Colony, Szentendre, Hungary (H)
2011 Morph Group, Academy of Fine Arts Stroganov, Moscou, (RU)
Médiathèque Jean Cocteau, Massy, (FR)
Biennal of Yerres, Yerres, (FR)
  Morph Group, Gallery of Art Colony, Szentendre, Hungary (H)
  XVIII. Hungarian Biennial of Medal Art – Sopron (H)
2010 Salon International du Livre, Galerie Saphir, Grand Palais, Paris (F)
  Sculptors from Buda, Gallery Viziváros, Budapest (H)
  Morph Group, ROEK Palace, Szeged (H)
  FIDEM (Federation Internationale Des Medailles) – Tampere, Finland (FIN)
  ‘Rencontre’  Orangerie, Verrieres (F)
2009 I. Sculpture Biennial, Szentendre, (H)
  XVII. Hungarian Biennial of Medal Art – Sopron (H)
  ‘Balaton Exhibition’  City Council House, Balatonalmádi (H)
  ‘Contemporary Overview’  City Council House, Balatonalmádi, (H)
  ‘Contemporary Sculpture’  Sala Terrena, Körmend Castle,  Körmend (H)
  ‘Socha a Objekt XIV.’  Bratislava (SK)
  XVII. Biennial of Medals  – Sopron (H)
  56. Autumn Exhibition, Hódmezővásárhely, Gallery Alföldi (H)
2008 Exhibition of the Morph group, Budapest Gallery, Budapest (H)
  V. International Biennial of Contemporary Medal -Seixal (PO)
  Körmendi Gallery, Menshikoff Fine Art, Budapest Art Fair  Műcsarnok, (H)
  ‘The Parting Soul’ Vasarely Museum, Pécs, (H)
  ‘Art is Free’  Wax, Budapest (H)
2007 FIDEM (Federation Internationale Des Medailles) – Colorado Springs (USA)
  Exhibition of the Morph group, Collegium Hungaricum, Wienna (A)
  ‘Ungarisches Accent’ Exhibition of the Morph group, Hungarian Embassy, Berlin (D)
  ‘Less is More’  511 Gallery, New York (USA)
  ‘Magic’ Art Mill, Szemtendre, (H)
  G13 Art Gallery, Budapest Art Fair, Műcsarnok, (H)
2006 IV. International Biennial of Contemporary Medal -Seixal (PO)
  Exhibition of the Morph group, Aulich Art Gallery, Budapest (H)
  ‘The Road 1956-2006  Műcsarnok, Budapest (H)
2005 ‘Just bronze’  Kispesti Vigadó Gallery, Budapest, (H)
  “Healthy Generation”, Nagyházi Gallery and Auction House, Budapest (H)
  ‘Public Sculpture’ Szombathely, (H)
  Art-Ex, Kraliky, (CZ), Gallery Újlipótváros, Czech Center, Polish Institute, Budapest (H)
  Grounds For Sculptures, Trenton, New Jersey (USA)
  ‘Straw’ Contemporary Art Auction, Centrális Gallery, Budapest, (H)
  Contemporary Art Fair, Kogart House, Budapest, (H)
2004 ‘Free Space’ outdoor exhibition at the City Hall of Kecskemét (H)
  ‘Public Space’ outdoor exhibition at Erzsébet Square, Budapest (H)
  ‘Public Space’ outdoor exhibition at Gallery Etienne & Van Loon, Oisterwijk (NL)
  Csikasz Gallery, Veszprém (H)
  ‘Border-Cases’ Gallery Árkád, Budapest (F)
  ‘Artists from the Main Street I.’ Meander Gallery, Budapest (H)
  II. International Biennial of Contemporary Medal -Seixal (PO)
  FIDEM (Federation Internationale Des Medailles) – Seixal (PO)
  Hommage á Tibor Csiky, Lavotta Gallery, Sátoraljaújhely (H)
  ‘Tenth’  group exhibition of the Hungarian Sculpture Society, Picture Gallery of Szombathely (H)
  Group exhibition of the Hungarian Sculpture Society, Art Gallery, Dunajská Streda (SLO)
  ‘Autonomies’ B.L. Hall, exhibition of Renée Art Society, Budapest (H)
  Kogart House, Budapest, (H)
2003 ‘Meaning’ Exhibition of the Hungarian Sculpture Society – Vigadó, Budapest (H)
  Exhibition of the Association of Fine and Applied Arts – Museum of Agriculture, Budapest (H)
  ‘Master’s Brushes’  Athens, Melina Mercoury Museum (GR), Bank Center, Budapest (H)
  International Kepes Society, V. International Light Symposium, Trinitarian Church, Eger, (H)
  “Border-Cases”, Hungarian Cultural Institute, Paris (F)
  Gallery Etienne & Van Loon, Oisterwijk (NL)
2002 FIDEM (Federation Internationale Des Medailles) – Paris (F)
  Exhibition of the Association of Fine and Applied Arts – Millenary Park, Budapest (H)
  Premier Gallery, exhibition with I. Haraszty – Budapest (H)
2001 ‘Contemporary Sculpture’ Hall of Arts, Budapest (H)
  Gallery Hedi Probst – Nonnenhorn, Bodensee (D)
  II. International Biennial of Contemporary Medal -Seixal (PO)
  ‘Hommage a B. Cellini’ DeForma Foundation – Pécs (H)
  Exhibition of the Association of Fine and Applied Arts – Museum of Agriculture, Budapest (H)
2000 Medium: Paper – Hungarian Cultural Center,  Warsaw
  FIDEM Federation Internationale Des Medailles) – Weimar (D)
  ‘Sculptures 2000’  Jazz Gallery, Budapest (H)
1999 Gallery Hedi Probst – Nonnenhorn, Bodensee (D)
  I.International Biennial of Contemporary Medal -Seixal (PO)
  Projects United – Castle Brunnegg, Kreuzlingen (CH)
  I. National Paper-Art Exhibition – Vaszary Museum, Kaposvár (H)
  ‘My Art’  Jazz Gallery, Budapest (H)
1998 ‘Art Event’  Gallery Christian Schneeberger – St Gallen (CH)
  FIDEM Federation Internationale Des Medailles) – Hague (NL)
  Art Expo – Budapest (H)
  ‘Personalities’  Contemporary Hungarian Gallery -Dunaszerdahely (Ro)
  Art Fair-Zürich, Projects United – Zürich (CH)
  ‘Garden of Joy’ Pest Center, Budapest (H)
1997 View Gallery – New York (USA)
  National Salon of Fine Arts – Palace of Arts, Budapest (H)
  Art Cologne, Gallery Erdesz – Köln (D)
  ‘The Woman’ Vigado Gallery- Budapest (H)
  ‘Marginal case’  Budapest Gallery- Budapest (H)
  Art Fair-Zürich, Projects United – Zürich (CH)
  Z’art Gallery – Budapest (H)
1996 Students of T.Vigh, Gallery Vigado – Budapest (H)
  Hungarian Cultural Days, Hoofddorp (NL)
  ‘Medailles Belges’ Tongres, Musee de Groesbeeck – Namur, Museum Vleeshuis – Anvers, (B)
  Art Cologne, Gallery Erdesz – Köln (D)
  FIDEM Federation Internationale Des Medailles) – Neuchatel (CH)
  Gallery Christian Schneeberger – St. Gallen (CH)
1995 Hungarian Contemporary Sculpture – Palace of Arts, Budapest (H)
  Gallery Avant-garde – Berlin (D)
  Art Cologne, Gallery Erdesz – Köln (D)
1994 Art Jam, Budapest (H)
  Union, Forum für Architektur und Kunst – Goldach  (CH)
  FIDEM (Federation Internationale Des Medailles) – Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
  Cultural Center – Ferencváros, Budapest (H)
  ‘Small Sculpture’  Vigadó Gallery, Budapest (H)
  Art Cologne, Gallery Erdesz – Köln (D) / Gallery Erdesz – Szentendre (H)
  50th anniversary of Holocaust, Arts Center – Szekszárd (H)
  International Biennial of Sculptors Drawings – Budapest (H)
  Check Point Charley Museum – Berlin (D)
  Exhibition of the Association of Fine and Applied Arts – Museum of Traffic, Budapest (H)
  Medal-Drawing, group exhibition – Ferencvárosi Muvelodési Központ, Budapest (H)
1993 Babylon Project – Goethe Institut, Budapest / Art Jam – Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (H)
  Objects of our life – Gallery Budatétény, Budapest (H)
  Ungarische Kleinplastik – Rathaus, Fellbach (D)
1992 FIDEM (Federation Internationale Des Medailles) – British Museum (GB)
  Objects – Mobiles – Museum of Aeroplanes, Budapest (H)
  Gallery Poltera – Lugano (CH)
  Medium: Paper, Museum of Fine Arts – Budapest (H)
  III. National Xylography Exhibition – Arts Center, Nagyatád (H)
1990 Art Triennial, Gallery Szolnok – Szolnok (H)
  FIDEM (Federation Internationale Des Medailles) – Helsinki (FL)
1989 New Acquisitions – Museum of Szombathely (H)
1988 Biennial of Dante – Ravenna (I) / Monumental Dimensions- Salgótarján (H)
  West European Miniature Sculpture – Amsterdam (NL)
1987 FIDEM (Federation Internationale Des Medailles) – Colorado Springs (USA)
  Kultursymposion Iserlohn, (D)
1986 Hungarian Cultural Weeks – Glasgow (GB)
  Winners of Derkovits scholarship – Möcsarnok, Budapest (H)
1985 Bath Festival.- Bath (GB)
  International Biennial of Sculpture – Skironio Museum, Athens (GR)
1984 Galerie des Sculptures – Paris (F)
  Gallery Stoppenbach & Delestre,- London (GB)
  Art Fair – Poznan, Poland (PL)
1981-2005 Hungarian Biennial of Small Plastic Art – Pécs (H) Hungarian Biennial of Medal Art – Sopron (H)
1980 Exhibition of the Studio of Young Artists – Palace of Arts, Budapest (H)

 


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