Tamas Waliczky

Affiliated institution
City University of Hong Kong

Tamas Waliczky was born in 1959, Budapest, Hungary. New media artist. He started out by creating animations at the age of nine. Then he worked as painter, illustrator and photographer. He began working with computers in 1983. He was artist-in-residence at the ZKM Institute for Visual Media in 1992, and subsequently a member of the Institute's research staff (1993-1997) before taking up a guest professorship at the HBK Saar, Saarbrucken (1997-2002). The IAMAS in Gifu, Japan, has chosen Waliczky as artist-in-residence in 1998-99. From 2003 until 2005 he is professor at Fachhochschule Mainz. Between 2005 and 2010 he is at HBK Saar again, this time as full time professor. Since September 2010 he is professor at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

Waliczky works together with his wife Anna Szepesi since the early eighties. Anna is usually the artistic adviser in most of his works.

His works won numerous international awards, including the Golden Nica of Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, was shown in several exhibitions worldwide, including the Biennial of Lyon, the ICC Gallery Tokyo, the Multimediale Karlsruhe or the Biennial of Seville, and are in different public collections, like the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris) or the Ludwig Museum (Budapest).

Tamas Waliczky has been selected to represent Hungary at the Fifty-Eighth Venice Biennale, 2019.

2019 Tamas Waliczky has been selected to represent Hungary at the Fifty-Eighth Venice Biennale.
2013 Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest confers Waliczky the title of honorary professor.
2010 Professor at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.
2005 Professor at HBK Saar, Saarbrücken.
2003 Professor at IMG, Fachhochschule Mainz, Germany. Finalist for 2003's World Technology Award for Arts.
2000 Selected by the BT monthly art magazine, Tokyo into the "20th Century Art Matrix", as one of the most interesting artist of the 20th century.
1998 IAMAS (International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences), Ogaki, Japan has choosen Waliczky as artist-in-residence 1998/99.
1997 Guest professor at Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar, Saarbrücken, Germany. Artist in residence at Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe.
1996 Board member of Soros Foundation's C3 center (Center for Culture and Communication) in Budapest, Hungary.
1993 Employed by Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe as member of the research staff.
1992 Invited by Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe to complete "The Garden" computer animation, during a year long artist-in-residency.
1990 Director of Novotrade Computer Graphic Studio. A month long grant in the AII ENSAD Studio, Paris with the grant of the CNAP. Professor at the Intermedia Department of the Fine art Academy, Budapest (1990-1992).
1989 Co-Founder of Novotrade CG Studio. Concepted "The Manifesto of Computer Art". "Gramophone" (from the "Machines" series) won first Prize (Golden Nica) in Computer Graphic Category of Prix Ars Electronica, Linz.
1988 Employee of Novotrade Software Studio, Budapest as graphic designer. Started working for Halas & Batchelor Co., London as an independent computer animator.
1983 Employee of Caesar CG Studio, Budapest as computer-game graphic designer. Started making computer graphics and computer animated sequences.
1980 Employee of Pannonia Cartoon Film Studio, Budapest as animator assistant.
1974 Private studies in drawing and painting.
1968 Started to make animated cartoon films and comics, at the age of nine.
Tamás Waliczky | Imaginary Cameras | Hungarian Pavilion | Biennale Arte 2019 | Venice, Italy

Hungarian Pavilion at Biennale Arte 2019 |

11 May > 24 November 2019 |

National Commissioner: Julia Fabényi, Director of Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art |

Curated by Zsuzsanna Szegedy-Maszák |

Opening speech by Jeffrey Shaw, new media artist |

Opening: 11:30 am on Thursday, 9 May 2019 |

Artist’s assistant: Anna Szepesi |

Co-authors of the Interactive installation with two cameras: Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák, Márton Fernezelyi |

Graphic Design: Gábor Palotai Design |

Project coordination: Géza Boros, Anna Bálványos, Zsigmond Lakó

Communication: Zsuzsanna Fehér, Gabriella Rothman |

Supported by Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities |

The Artist is represented by Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest |

The Artist is collaborating artist with Osage Gallery, Hong Kong |

Special thanks:

School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

"TIMEBASE | Time-Based Media in Contemporary Art" exhibition at New Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary | http://budapestgaleria.hu/uj/?lang=en |

5 December 2015 – 20 March 2016 |

Opening: 4 December 2015 (Friday) 7 pm to 9:30 pm |


Curator of the exhibition:



Exhibiting artists:

Anna BARNAFÖLDI | Ferenc GRÓF (Société Réaliste) | Judit KIS | Tamás KOMORÓCZKY | Dóra MAURER | Viktória MOHNOR | Hajnal NÉMETH | Mária RIGÓ’s traditional filmmaking course – HUFA Intermedia (Rita FARKAS | Zsófia HORVÁTH | Ildikó HUSZÁR | Zsuzsa KEMÉNY | Antal KIS | Roland KORPONOVICS | Gábor KRISTÓF | Hajnalka TULISZ) | László László RÉVÉSZ | Zoltán SZEGEDY-MASZÁK – Márton FERNEZELYI | Tibor SZEMZO | Loránd SZÉCSÉNYI-NAGY | János SZIRTES | József SZOLNOKI | Csaba VÁNDOR | Tamás WALICZKY

Tamas Waliczky: "Homes" exhibition in Lumenvisum Gallery, Hong Kong

Exhibition period: 16 October to 29 November, 2015 | Opening Hours: 11 am - 6 pm Tuesday to Sunday, (Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays) | Venue: Lumenvisum L2-10, JCCAC, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong | Artist’s Sharing: Saturday, 31st October, 2015, 3-4.30 pm. | Project Investigator: Tamás Waliczky | Idea and concept: Anna Szepesi and Tamás Waliczky | Artistic Supervisor: Anna Szepesi | Co-Investigator: Jane Prophet | Photography: Tamás Waliczky, Tong Yee Tak, Anna Szepesi | 3D models and texture map: Tong Yee Tak, Li Danwudan, Man Chun Yip, Chen Xinyi, Zhang Zinan | The project was supported by: General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong , Drs Richard Charles & Esther Yewpick Lee Charitable Foundation, City University of Hong Kong

Tamas Waliczky: "Homes" exhibition in Lumenvisum Gallery, Hong Kong
"Adventures of Tom Tomiczky" video is available on Vimeo On Demand

Tamas Waliczky's "Adventures of Tom Tomiczky" computer animation is available on Vimeo On Demand: vimeo.com/ondemand/tomiczky

"Adventures of Tom Tomiczky" video is available on Vimeo On Demand
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