SZILARD GASPAR

(b. 1991, RO) 

Biography

Selected exhibitions

Awards

Publications

Collections

Biography: 

Szilard Gaspar, born in 1991 in Satu Mare, Romania, is a performance artist and sculptor residing and working in Cluj, Romania. His works are a result of a combination of boxing and Performance Art.

 

It is clear to say Gaspar has two main avocations in life. The first, being a professional sportsman as a boxer, the second, as an artist. These two activities do not co-exist in separate spheres in the life of the young Romanian, in fact they are intertwined, one drenched in the other. As a result, the first is a thread throughout the latter, transforming boxing into an artistic practice.

 

The Romanian performance artist and sculptor has had solo and group shows at renowned institutions such as the Art Museum in Cluj-Napoca, Romania; the Romanian Institute for Culture in Lisbon, Portugal; the Art Encounters Biennial in Timisoara, Romania; the Romanian Institute for Culture in Vienna, Austria and the Pingyao Art Museum in Pingyao, China.

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Szilard Gaspar (c)

 

Selected exhibitions:

 

2020, Betuker / Gaspar : Stare De Gratie (group exhibition), Sector1 Gallery & Zorzini F Gallery, Bucharest, RO
2020, Szilard Gaspar: First Museum Show (solo exhibition), Art Museum Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, RO
2020, Shadow Boxing (group exhibition), Word Art, Tokyo, JP
2020, Art in Context (group exhibition), Pingyao Art Museum, Pingyao, CN
2019, The Night Watch (group exhibition), Art Museum Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, RO
2019, Human Punch Bag (group exhibition), Performance Day, Cluj-Napoca, RO
2018, Szilard Gaspar and Dan Măciucă (group exhibition), Zorzini F Gallery, Bucharest, RO
2018, Fresh Paint Art fair (art fair), Zorzini F Gallery, Tel Aviv, IR
2018, Artiștii Galeriei (group exhibition), Zorzini F Gallery, Bucharest, RO
2018, Volta (art fair), Zorzini F Gallery, Basel, CH
2018, Contemporary Istanbul (art fair), Zorzini F Gallery, Istanbul, TR
2017, "Blindfolded" at Volta (solo exhibition at art fair), Zorzini F Gallery, New York, US
2017, Paris Art Fair (art fair), Gallery Francoise Livinec, Paris, FR
2017, École des filles (group exhibition), Gallery Francoise Livinec, Paris, FR
2017, Art Market Budapest (art fair), Group Show, Zorzini Gallery, Budapest, HU
2017, (group exhibition), Muzeul de Artă Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, RO
2017, (group exhibition), Gallery Zorzini, Bucharest, RO
2017, Anna Chioi (group exhibition), Daemyung’s Gallery, Soeul, KR
2017, Clay Cube (solo exhibition) Daemyung’s Gallery, Seoul, KR
2016, Eastern Promises.Chapter 2 (group exhibition), Romanian Institute of Culture, Lisbon, PT
2016Fresh Paint Art fair (art fair), Zorzini F Gallery, Tel Aviv, IR
2016, Art Capital (group exhibition), Gulyas Gabor, Szent Endre, HU
2016, Crossroad (group exhibition), Zorzini F Gallery, London, UK
2016, (solo exhibition), Zorzini F Gallery, London, UK
2016, "Full Contact Matter"  in "Yia" at Paris Art Fair (group exhibition), Zorzini F Gallery, Paris, FR
2016, Berlin In Cluj 2 (group exhibition), Gara Mica, Cluj-Napoca, RO
2016, Blindfolded (solo exhibition), Zorzini F Gallery, Bucharest, RO
2015, Full Contact Matter (solo exhibition), Zorzini F Gallery, Bucharest, RO
2015, Action Painting (group show), Art Safari, Bucharest, RO
2015, Personal Traces (solo exhibition), Expomaraton, Cluj-Napoca, RO
2015, Art Encounters (group exhibition), Art Encounters Foundation, Timișoara, RO
2015, Art Market Budapest (art fair), Zorzini F Gallery, Budapest, HU
2015, Berlin In Cluj (group exhibition), Gara Mica, Cluj-Napoca, RO
2015, Eastern Promises Chapter 1 (group exhibition), Romanian Institute of Culture, Vienna, AT
2014, (group exhibition), Muzeul Județean, Satu-Mare, RO
2014, The Ring (group exhibition), Galeria Bazis, Cluj-Napoca, RO
2014, The Line (group exhibition), Szatmárnémeti, Satu-Mare, RO
2014, The Ring (group exhibition), Flash Art Hungary, Budapest, HU
2014, After Work (group exhibition),Galeria Minerva, Cluj-Napoca, RO
2013, (group exhibition) Expo Transilvania, Cluj-Napoca, RO
2010, (group exhibition), Muzeul Județean, Satu Mare, RO

Awards:


2015 – 2018, Grant, Fundația Comunitas, RO
2018, Grant, Gagosian Gallery, Roma, IT

2017, Grant, Anna Chioi,Daemyung’s Gallery, Seoul, KT

2017, Grant, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE

2015, Expomaraton grant, Galeria Plan B, Cluj-Napoca, RO

2013, Kezdo Muveszek Dijazasa, Szatmarnemeti, Satu-Mare, RO

Publications:

"Szilard Gaspar" in Contemporary Art Issue (2020).

"An interview with Szilard Gaspar: Transforming Energy into Matter" in Contemporary Art Issue (2020).

"Szilard Gaspar: Full Contact Matter" in Expo Revue Magazine (2015).

"Boxing with Szilard Gaspar" in Performance is alive (2017).

Collections:

Szilard Gaspar features in national and international private collections.