Saturday 5 August 2017, 7:00 pm



Open day and exhibition: August 5th at 7 pm

The Cered Contemporary International Art Colony is international-oriented workshops and art scene, based on personal participation, and is one of the European artists’ colonies, which annually takes place according to a different theme.

The themes are based on:

-          Mainly the village Cered: the town itself in it’s isolated, peripheral, and untouched position, its strong visual, physical and spiritual traditions reflected in the environment.

-          This will be related to contents of other global and conceptual themes of other regions, relevant to the village and its surroundings. The invited artists creates the artworks gained by local experiences and observations, which primarily respond to the prevailing theme of the year.

Participation is restricted and free. The main aspects of the invitation: professional recognition, professional artist status, creative work according to the concept of the colony, presentation of the artist discovered by the management.
Other features of the Artcolony:

-          Constant dialogue with the local society with the means of contemporary art and social engagement.

-          The international orientation. Hungarian and foreign artists meeting venue, where Hungary is represented in the international contemporary art scene. The Artcolony is in in active cooperation with similar international artist colonies, universities, art groups.

-          Expansion of the collection with the works of the participating artists.

Various artists and art professionals arrived from 20 countries (Hungary, Slovakia, Czech, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Austria, German, Dutch, Belgium, Finnland, Sweden, England, France, Italy, Israel, Mexio, Argentina, Malaysia) during this period. Many of them returning to work here for years. In addition, dozens of domestic and international art professionals, art historians, curators, gallerists, journalists, and other creative people in almost all genres of art – from the music through theater and film to literature – get involved to our mission. Almost sixty exhibitions were organized in various galleries and museum from the artworks created in Cered.


Above the creation of artworks, this is also a starting point for a unique, international project. The focus is on the rehabilitation of a 100 years old clay house, together with the inhabitants of Cered, to create a separated space with its own function.

The mission of the emerging “community house” is the presentation and documentation of the living “Palóc” community, through a broad involvement of contemporary art. In this context, we ask the invited artists of the colony to develop plans and proposals.

The participating artists work together with the inhabitants on this topic. This creates the opportunity for the skilled artisans and responsible citizens living in the community to realize their creativity, to build active working relationships with the foreign artists and artists’ teams, and through this creative process to experience the supporting power of the community.

In addition to the workshop, we also expect individual works of art, which are created by the inspiration of this old, ruined house and its “separate space”. This theme also relates to the situation of the isolated community as well as to the phenomenon of arbitrarily separated rooms and sites that can arise through human activities. On the basis of this, other separate areas can be of interest to the artists.

The function (if any), the duration, the origin of a causal connection. What is the ideology or actuality of these individual rooms in 2017? Where and how do these spaces appear, both in the intimate (family) and public areas? Can other communities, other countries, be associated with this phenomenon?


Jozef Suchoza sculpture, BanskaBystrica, Slovakia

Peter Kollar media artist, Lučenec, Slovakia

Ján Adamove media artist, Lučenec, Slovakia

Jana Bialová visual artist, Filakovo, Slovakia

Kristína Šuhajová painter, Filakovo, Slovakia

Anna Semerdjiev painter, Vantaa, Finland

Jani Heinonen painter, Vantaa, Finland

Danut Timis visual artist, Borsa, Romania

Stetco Gavrila painter, Borsa, Romania

Bobály Ádám sculpture-restorer, Salgótarján/Somoskő, Hungary

Bobály Dávid sculpture, Salgótarján/Somoskő, Hungary

Vladimir Kovarik sculpture, designer, Uherske Hradiste, Czech

Christoph Eckelt photoartist, Berlin, Germany

Cecília Kun visual artist, Budapest, Hungary

László Sánta painter, Budapest, Hungary

Michał Janowski painter, Poznan/London, Poland/GB

Tomasz Piars visual artist, Budapest/Warsaw, Hungary/Poland

Lodi Francesca visual artist, Vigarano, Italy

Manfredini Emanuela visual artist, Vigarano, Italy

Jimmy Szemethy graphicartist, Zsámbék, Hungary

Eszter Palik designer, Budapest, Hungary

Ágota Krnács visual artist, Budapest, Hungary

Christoph Eckelt photoartist, Berlin, Germany

Puklus Péter photoartist, Budapest, Hungary

Manar Laham graphic and multimedia designer Ajman, United Arab Emirates

Jozef Suchoza sculpture, BanskaBystrica, Slovakia

Emi de Graeve textildesigner, Eupen, Belgium

Babeth Rammelt conceptual designer, Amszterdam, Netherlands

Vera Kuipers illustratrator, art director, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Csaba Fürjesi visual artist, Budapest, Hungary


Szabina Péter art historian, Hungary

Patrycja Rup art historian, art manager, Poland

Dr. Náty Róbert art historian, Hungary

Miroslav Zelinsky art historian, Czech

Réka Visnyei designer, Germany

Daniel Timmer architect, Hungary