CURRICULUM VITAE


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

1998-1999

Kent Institute of Art and Design, Maidstone (GB) BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design, specialization: textile design

1999-2002

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London (GB) BA (Honours) Textile Design, main study: print

2014-2105

Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Museum management postgraduate specialist training course, Budapest

2015

University of Leicester, Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum (FutureLearn MOOC)
University of Pennsylvania & National Arts Strategies, Arts and Culture Strategy (Coursera MOOC)

2016

● Vanderbilt University & National Arts Strategies, Leading Innovation in Arts and Culture, (Coursera MOOC)

PRIZES

1996

First Prize: 5th Nógrád County Secondary School Drawing Competition

1997

Major Prize: 6th Nógrád County Sec. School Drawing Competition

1998

Derkovits Medallion: 30th Jubilee of the Existence of the Bolyai Secondary School’s Gallery in Salgótarján

2005

Prize of The Foundation for Hungarian Graphic Art and of the Association for Hungarian Graphic Artists: 28th Salgótarján Spring Exhibition

2006

Red Ribbon for 1st Place and Orappa Creek Mohair Prize: 5th Focus on Fibre Art Biennial, Edmonton (CA) (Pic)

2007

Diploma of Merit: 16th Szécsény Autumn Exhibition

2008

Yellow Ribbon for 3rd Place: 6th Juried Competition and Show of Fibre Art, Edmonton (CA) (Pic)
Special Prize: Renaissance Collages, Pásztó (Pic)
SpanishFlu International Mail Art Award: 2nd Intl. SpanishFlu Mail Art Biennial, Miskolc

2009

Best of Show: 30th Salgótarján Spring Exhibition

2010

3rd Place: Green, Juried Competition and Show of Fibre Art, Edmonton (CA) (Pic)

2011

3rd Place: Our varied Counties in the European Union, Nórgád County Government Office, Salgótarján

2012

Prize of the ARCHITECT Architectural Designing Office Ltd.: 21st Miskolc Winter Exhibition, Miskolc Gallery of Fine Arts - City Museum of Arts, Miskolc

2013

PRO ARTE art prize: 91st anniversary of declaring Salgótarján a town, the Day of Hungarian Culture and the closing of the 90th anniversary of declaring Salgótarján a town memorial year, József Attila Cultural and Conference Centre, Salgótarján

2014

Best of Show: R_emarque, 5th International SpanishFlu Mail Art Biennial, Miskolc Gallery, Miskolc

2015

Professional Award: Harmony, MAOE exhibition, MűvészetMalom, Szentendre

2016

● Gold Diploma Award: 21st Nógrád County Autumn Exhibition, Szabó István Gallery, Cultural Center, Szécsény

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2001

Lewis & Lewis Design, London (GB)
Nicky s.n.c., Como (IT)

2002

Boggia Disegni s.n.c., Como (IT)

2003

●Since this year designs have been present in the collections of Tigerlily Textile Design (GB)
Textile Museum, Budapest
Paul Hargittai Designers, Paris (FR)

2004

●Textile drawings for the commission of Liberty plc (GB)
9th Cered-Salgótarján International Colony of Artists

2006

●Fashion illustrations for Kriszta Fekete
11th Cered-Salgótarján Intl. Colony of Artists

2007

R. Marks Jeans, Bp.
Eventuell Gallery, Budapest
●Fashion drawings for Kriszta Fekete

2009

Design of book- and catalogue covers for the Nógrád Historical Museum (Pic)
(Neograd 2008, 30th Salgótarján Spring Exhibition, Nógrád Digital Museum 1)
Rónart Colony of Artists, Rónafalu
Jury-member: 18th Nógrád County Autumn Exhibition, Szécsény
Design and make of gifts for the commission of Salgótarján County Town’s Commune (Pic)

2010

Nógrád Historical Museum (presentation and organization of exhibitions)
●Logo of the 700 years old Baglyaskő Castle Salgótarján Memorial
●Cover designs (Éva Szirácsik: Towards Romhány, Neograd 2009, Nógrád Digital Museum 2, Discussiones Neogradienses 10)
●Logo of the Nógrád Historical Museum
●Foundation and logo design of St.Art... 20:10 Salgótarján Creative Workshop
Cover design and illustrations for the book of László Kozma entitled: Transylvanian Christmas (Pic)

2011

Design and make of the „Civils for the Town” prize for the commission of the Salgótarján Civil Round Table (Pic)
Neograd 2010. cover design
●Design and make of gifts for the commission of Salgótarján County Town's Commune
A town was born... cover design (Pic)

2012

Design and make of the "Civils for the Town" prize (Pic)
Serial pictures entitled Present on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of declaring Salgótarján a town
Installation graphics of the Ca Mau Shipwreck Porcelain Trawelling Exhibition (Underwater, Imari, Storage, Shadow)
5th Róna Colony of Artists, Kisújbánya

2013

Creation of the catalogue of START 20:10 Salgótarján Workshop entitled: 90 years 9 names (Cover,, pp. 8-9)
Design and make of the "Civils for the Town" prize (Pic)
● Illustration for the anthology Behind the hills
● Preparation of Salgótarján Town Gallery (logo design and program plan)
A life in dance, Jury and opening of Nógrád county drawing competition
● Organization and opening of the START 20:10 exhibition 341 km
Dornyay Béla Museum (organization and guidance of exhibitions)
● Jury of the Music in the Woods Foundation's Art competition
● Logo and stationery design for Salgótarján and Region Municipalities Association

2014

●Organization of exhibitions, lectures and other programmes at the Salgótarján Town Gallery
●Creation of START 20:10 exhibition entitled In memoriam Radnóti
„Alliance for the victims” jury of county drawing competition

2015

●Logo design of Dornyay Béla Museum
●Logo design Glass City (Historical and Glass Art Study Repository of Hollow Glass Factory)

FELLOWSHIPS

2004

University of the Arts London Alumni Association

2005

FISE (Studio of Young Designers Association)
MAOE (Association of Hungarian Creative Artists)

2016

MAOE Commettee
Hungarian Mail Art Association

WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Foundation for Hungarian Graphic Art, Budapest
Nógrád Historical Museum, Salgótarján
Marcelland International Art Collection, Miskolc

ENGLISH BIBLIOGRAPHY

2nd Triennial of Textile Art, Catalogue of the Cultural Foundation for the Textile Art and of the Szombathely Art Gallery, 2006
●G. Shah: Repülőszőnyeg-jegy. Birkás Babett textilművész kiállítása, Magyar Iparművészet 2009/2. (abstract in English)
●B. Birkás: Halál Velencében. “Útleírás” a grafika eszközeivel, Magyar Iparművészet 2009/2. (abstract in English)
FISE 30, Catalogue of the Studio of Young Designers Association, 2012
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