About

Zsofia Schweger portrait 2017

Zsofia Schweger (b. 1989, Szeged) is a Hungarian artist based in London. Zsofia had lived in the US for 5 years and studied at Wellesley College in the Boston area, before she moved to London in 2013. She then attended the Slade School of Fine Art, graduating with an MA in 2015.

Zsofia’s work in painting is informed by her experience of moving countries: she researches the notions of home and belonging, local identity and the emigrant experience. In her paintings of domestic interiors, Zsofia uses reductive paint application, flat panels of colour and a muted palette in order to express a sense of both comfort and alienation.

Zsofia was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016 and has been supported by several generous prizes. These include the Jealous Prize, Griffin Art Prize, the Alice C. Cole Award, and the ‘One To Watch’ Award. Her first solo exhibition was held in 2016 at Griffin Gallery.

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Zsofia Schweger (b. 1989, Hungary) lives and works in London.

 

EDUCATION

The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London - London, UK - 2013-2015
MA Fine Art

Wellesley College - Wellesley, MA, USA - 2008-2012
BA Studio Art, Comparative Literature (double major)
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

ON NOW: Cataloguing Time, Sapar Contemporary, New York, USA - 11 November 2017 - 5 January 2018

Zsofia Schweger, Edel Assanti, London, UK -  2017

Zsofia Schweger, Lundgren Gallery, Palma, Spain - 2017

BLOC - Zsofia Schweger, Griffin Gallery, London, UK - 2016
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Motion/Less Jewett Art Gallery, Wellesley, MA, USA - 2017

RA Summer Exhibition - Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK - 2017

domestic affairs - Platform Arts, Belfast, UK - 2017

Home as an Irrevocable Condition - Sapar Contemporary, New York, NY, USA - 2017

Jealous Prize Winners 2016/2017 - Jealous Gallery, London, UK -  2017

Bloomberg New Contemporaries - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK - 2016/2017

The Original Print Show - Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, UK - 2016

Bloomberg New Contemporaries @ Liverpool Biennial - Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK - 2016

RA Summer Exhibition - Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK - 2016

Explorers - Londonewcastle Project Space, London, UK - 2016

Finding the Future of Figurative Art - Beverley Art Gallery, Beverley, UK - 2016

FBA Futures - Mall Galleries, London, UK - 2016

Griffin Art Prize Shortlist Exhibition - Griffin Gallery, London, UK - 2015

IMAGINE - Londonewcastle Project Space, London, UK - 2015

MA/MFA Degree Show - Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, UK - 2015

New Arrivals - 12 Star Gallery at Europe House, London, UK - 2015

Slade Painting - The Windshow at Camden People's Theatre, London, UK - 2014

Cities Methodologies - Slade Research Centre, London, UK - 2014

Slade Interim Show  - Slade Research Centre, London, UK - 2014

Small Works - Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA, USA - 2013

Here & Now - Jewett Art Gallery, Wellesley, MA, USA - 2012

Re-Presentation - Jewett Art Gallery Wellesley, MA, USA- 2010

Drawing - Jewett Sculpture Court, Wellesley, MA, USA - 2010

Line By Line - Jewett Art Gallery, Wellesley, MA, USA - 2009
 

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

'One To Watch' Award - Mall Galleries - 2016

Griffin Art Prize - 2015

Jealous Prize - 2015

Alice C. Cole Award - 2015

Nominated for Chadwell Award - 2015

Harriet A. Shaw Fellowship - 2014

Pocock Award - 2014

The Friends of Art Prize for Excellence in Studio Art - 2012

Latin and Departmental Honors in Studio Art - 2012

Madeleine Korbel Albright Fellowship - 2011

Pamela Daniels Fellowship - 2011

Global Engagement Grant - 2011

Dr. Elemer and Eva Kiss Scholarship - 2009 and 2011

 

RESIDENCIES AND ARTIST WORKSHOPS 

Griffin Residency - Griffin Gallery, London, UK - 2016

Cabin Fervour - Live Art Development Agency, Swansea, UK - 2014

Smart City Lab - Close & Remote, London, UK - 2013

Art on the Farm - Cow House Studios, County Wexford, Ireland -  2011

 

PUBLISHED WORK

BLOC, exhibition catalogue - Griffin Gallery, London, UK - 2016

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016, exhibition catalogue - Cornerhouse Publications, Manchester, UK - 2016

FBA Futures, exhibition catalogue - Mall Galleries, Federation of British Artists - 2016

Schweger, Zsofia - “At Home: Explorations in Painting,” honors thesis - Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA - 2012

PRESS


Artlocator | Az idő alapú képélmény nyomában by Untsch Kata | No.4. 2017 

Junko Journal | Painters in conversation: Zsofia Schweger talks to Agalé Bassens about ideas of home and identity in her recent work | May 2017 

Artnet | Editors’ Picks: 15 Things to See in New York This Week by Sarah Cascone | April 2017 

OCTOGON architecture&design magazin | Glocal (in Hungarian) | 2017/1

Artists & Illustrators | Painters to watch in 2017 | March 2017 

Forbes | Meet Europe's 30 Under 30 Taking Over Kitchens, Galleries And Runways by Nathania Zevi | January 2017

Forbes | Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe: The Arts | January 2017

42 magazin | Život emigranta – Zsofia Schweger (in Serbian)  | December 2016

AnOther | Documenting the Emigré Experience Through Pastel Interiors by Sarah Jilani  | November 2016

artPortal | Ez a ház még mindig megvan” – Schwéger Zsófia, festő by Fruzsina Mesterházy (in Hungarian) | October 2016

The Big Issue | BLOC, Zsofia Schweger, Griffin Gallery - Review by Louise Fitzjohn | September 2016

Art Monthly | Review: Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016 by Martin Herbert | September 2016

Financial Times | Critics’ Choice by Jackie Wullschlager | August 2016

The Week | Zsofia Schweger at Griffin Gallery | August 2016

Stylist | Meet the young Hungarian artist exploring the modern emigrant experience by Moya Crockett | August 2016

It’s Nice That | ZsofiaSchweger’s paintings depict her Hungarian home frozen in time by Jenny Brewer | August 2016

Wallpaper | Bloc party: Zsofia Schweger’s minimal paintings of Hungarian domestic interiors by Jessica Klingelfuss | August 2016

AIGA: Eye On Design | Graphic Sensibilities with Politicized Undertones in Zsofia Schweger’s Unusual Image-making by Emily Gosling | August 2016

a-n | NOW SHOWING #161: The week’s top exhibitions | August 2016

Art Jobs | Redefining the domestic space in her debut exhibition at the Griffin Gallery: Interview with Zsofia Schweger | August 2016

White Noise | The city that changes you by Liz Ann Bennett | August 2016

BBC World Service | Radio interview in Outlook by Jo Fidgen | August 2016

The Creators Project | Terra Incognita, un cycle d’expositions à regarder à la loupe by Léa Chauvel-Lévy (in French) | July 2016