Flóra Vági

Flóra Vági
1978 Budapest (Hungary)

1998-2000 Polytechnics of Crafts Budapest, HU
2000-2001 Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Taxco, MX
2002-2005 Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence, IT
2006-2008 Royal College of Art GSM&J, London, UK

Exhibitions (selection)
2004 Galerie Mangold, Leipzig, DE
2004 International Graduate Show, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, NL
2005 Palazzo Civico di Spoleto, Spoleto, IT
2005 Palazzo Medici Riccardi di Firenze, Florence, IT
2005 Gallery Ileana Tounta, Athens, GR
2006, 2007 SOFA New York, CKA, US
2008 Gallery Noel Guyomarc’h, Montreal, CA
2009 Galerie Sofie Lachaert, BE
2010 Kunstburo Reillplast, Munich, DE
2011 SODA Gallery, Istanbul, TR
2011 Flow Gallery, London, UK
2011 Cristiani Art Gallery, Turin, IT
2012 Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, NL
2012 Racine Art Museum, Racine, US

2004 Talente, 1st prize for design, International Craft Fair, Munich, DE
2004 Marzee Graduate Prize, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, NL
2008 Bakri Yehia Memorial Award, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2008 Waddesdon Manor, National Trust commission prize, Waddesdon, UK

Work in public collections
CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, NL
Grassi Museum, Leipzig, DE
The Marzee Collection, Nijmegen, NL

On her exhibition at Galerie Marzee 4 March until 16 May 2012
My work concentrates on materials and experimenting with their qualities.
I am driven by my fascination with the unexpected results. I prefer organic materials, as they all change with time, just like I change when I begin to work with them. I am interested in a sculptural approach to these materials, and also in finding unconventional solutions for connections.
Each piece – even the similar ones – look different and are unique because every detail is handmade. When these pieces are given a function, they also receive a new identity. From that point on, when they change ‘location’, or rather, change ‘canvas’, they begin to live their own story.

Flóra Vági