Zsofia Schweger (b. 1989, Hungary) lives and works in London.
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)
UPCOMING: Zsofia Schweger, Edel Assanti, London, UK - 23 June - 13 August 2017
Zsofia Schweger, Lundgren Gallery, Palma, Spain - 2017
BLOC - Zsofia Schweger, Griffin Gallery, London, UK - 2016
ON NOW: Home as an Irrevocable Condition - SAPAR Contemporary, New York, NY, USA - 25 April - 10 June 2017
UPCOMING: RA Summer Exhibition - Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK - 13 June - 20 August 2017
Jealous Prize Winners 2016/2017 - Jealous Gallery, London, UK - 2017
Bloomberg New Contemporaries - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK - Nov 2016 - Jan 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 Gallery of Art, Wellesley, MA, USA - 2012
Re-Presentation - Jewett Gallery of Art, Wellesley, MA, USA- 2010
Drawing - Jewett Sculpture Court, Wellesley, MA, USA - 2010
Line By Line - Jewett Gallery of Art, Wellesley, MA, USA - 2009
AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS
'One To Watch' Award - Mall Galleries - 2016
Selected from FBA Futures exhibitors for a 1-month rent-free studio placement within an Artistic Spaces building in London to be taken up in 2016-17.
Griffin Art Prize - 2015
Selected for prize, which provides a 6-month studio residency in London, along with a supply of top-quality art materials and a solo exhibition opportunity in 2016.
Jealous Prize - 2015
Selected for residency at Jealous Gallery's print studios with an opportunity to produce and exhibit a limited edition print in 2016.
Alice C. Cole Award - 2015
Awarded project-based grant and U.S. group exhibition opportunity for 2017.
Nominated for Chadwell Award - 2015
One of 7 shortlisted final-year students from the Slade, the Royal College of Art and the Royal Academy for annual studio award.
Harriet A. Shaw Fellowship - 2014
Named Fellow and awarded grant for final year of graduate studies at the Slade.
Pocock Award - 2014
Awarded bursary sponsored by the Merchant Taylors' Company for graduate studies at the Slade.
The Friends of Art Prize for Excellence in Studio Art - 2012
Awarded prize that honors one graduating studio art student annually.
Latin and Departmental Honors in Studio Art - 2012
Received cum laude Latin honors for overall four-year academic achievement at Wellesley College and awarded Departmental Honors in Studio Art for the successful completion of the Honors Thesis Program.
Madeleine Korbel Albright Fellowship - 2011
Selected as Fellow for the 2012 Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs and awarded grant for related summer internship.
Pamela Daniels Fellowship - 2011
Received grant award for the funding of honors thesis project in art.
Global Engagement Grant - 2011
Selected for 10-week Visiting Artist position at the Cow House Studios. Received grant award.
Dr. Elemer and Eva Kiss Scholarship - 2009 and 2011
Awarded grant by the Hungarian American Coalition (Washington, DC) for the encouragement of cultural and educational exchange.
RESIDENCIES AND ARTIST WORKSHOPS
Griffin Residency - Griffin Gallery, London, UK - 2016
Spent 6 months in residence as Griffin Art Prize recipient at Griffin Gallery, making new work for a solo show.
Cabin Fervour - Live Art Development Agency, Swansea, UK - 2014
2-day professional development program for artists run by the collaboration Jason & Becky in conjunction with Live Art Development Agency & National Theatre Wales: a group of 6 artists set sail from Swansea to Lundy Island and back, sharing unexpected encounters and inspiring panoramas.
Smart City Lab - Close & Remote, London, UK - 2013
6-day intensive lab brought together 10 artists to explore smart technologies and their creative application in urban settings. Workshops included introduction to coding and databases, app building, sound, and GPS technologies. The lab was run by Close and Remote and funded by Lewisham Borough Council and Arts Council England.
Art on the Farm - Cow House Studios, County Wexford, Ireland - 2011
Taught visual arts with a focus on painting and drawing to international high school students, aged 14-18, in a rigorous and collaborative studio setting. Gave artist talks. Conducted studio-led research and produced new 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
OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Boston, MA - September 2012-December 2012
Visitor Services Assistant
Base Design - New York, NY - June 2012-August 2012
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - New York, NY - June 2010-August 2010
Library & Archives Intern
The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities - Wellesley, MA - September 2008-November 2009