Zsofia Schweger

 
 

Zsofia Schweger (Hungary, 1989) is a graduate with a Master’s from the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. In addition to solo exhibitions in London, New York, Budapest and Palma de Mallorca, her work has been shown in the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts three years running from 2016 to 2018, in Bloomberg New Contemporaries at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London and the Bluecoat in Liverpool, as well as at the Ludwig Museum in Budapest. Her paintings were featured as Critic’s Choice in the Financial Times in 2016 and she was listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe in 2017. She has been supported by several generous prizes, including the Jealous Prize, Griffin Art Prize, the Alice C. Cole Award, and the ‘One To Watch’ Award. Her works are in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, Columbia University, the Brookfield Corporate Art Collection and Soho House in London.

Schweger lives and works in London.

 

Selected Exhibitions

2019

Structured, Site131, Dallas, USA

The Light in the World is Without a Significant Plan, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London, UK

Notice the Small Things, Jealous Gallery, London, UK

Art Market Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

Still Here, Newington Gallery, London, UK

Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, USA

HU, White Conduit Projects, London, UK

HU, Abject Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

2018

Hu, Generator Projects, Dundee, UK 

Quietude, (SOLO), Inda Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK 

Printed ‘18 - Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey


 

2017

Cataloguing Time, (SOLO), Sapar Contemporary, New York, USA 

Motion/Less- Jewett Art Gallery, Wellesley, MA, USA

RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Zsofia Schweger, (SOLO), Edel Assanti, London, UK

Zsofia Schweger, (SOLO), Lundgren Gallery, Palma, Spain  

Domestic Affairs, Platform Arts, Belfast, UK 

Home as an Irrevocable Condition, Sapar Contemporary, New York, NY, USA

Jealous Prize Winners, Jealous Gallery, London, UK 

 

2016

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK 

The Original Print Show, Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, UK   

BLOC, (SOLO), Griffin Gallery, London, UK

Bloomberg New Contemporaries - Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK


RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK


Explorers, Londonewcastle Project Space, London, UK

Finding the Future of Figurative Art, Beverley Art Gallery, Beverley, UK 

FBA (Federation of British Artists) Futures, Mall Galleries, London, UK   

 

2015

Griffin Art Prize Shortlist Exhibition -Griffin Gallery, London, UK

IMAGINE Londonewcastle Project Space, London, UK 

MA/MFA Degree Show - Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK 

New Arrivals, 12 Star Gallery at Europe House, London, UK


 

2014

Slade Painting, The Windshow at Camden People’s Theatre, London, UK 

Cities Methodologies, Slade Research Centre, London, UK 

MA/MFA Interim Show, Slade Research Centre, London, UK 

 

2013

Small Works, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA, USA 

 

2012

Here & Now,  Jewett Gallery of Art, Wellesley, MA, USA


 

2010

Re-Presentation, Jewett Gallery of Art, Wellesley, MA, USA 

Drawing, Jewett Sculpture Court, Wellesley, MA, USA 

 

2009

Line By Line, Jewett Gallery of Art, Wellesley, MA, USA 

 

Collections

V&A Museum, London, UK


Columbia University, New York, USA


Brookfield corporate art collection, London, UK 

Soho House Art Collection, London, UK 

Awards

 

2017

Nominated for Esterhazy Art Award - Esterhazy Private Foundation, Budapest, Hungary

 

2016

Bloomberg New Contemporaries - London, UK 

‘One To Watch’ Award - Mall Galleries, London, United Kingdom

 

2015

Griffin Art Prize - Griffin Gallery, London, United Kingdom


Alice C. Cole Award - Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA 

Jealous Prize - Jealous Gallery & Print Studio, London, United Kingdom 

 

2014

Shortlisted for Chadwell Award - Chadwell Award, London, United Kingdom

Harriet A. Shaw Fellowship - Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA 

 

2012

Pocock Award - Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, United Kingdom


The Friends of Art Prize for Excellence in Studio Art - Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA

 

2011

Madeleine K. Albright Fellowship - The Albright Institute for Global Affairs, Wellesley, MA, USA 

Pamela Daniels Fellowship - Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA 

Global Engagement Grant - Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA 

 

 

Residencies

 

2016

Griffin Residency - Griffin Gallery, London, United Kingdom


 

2014

Cabin Fervour - Live Art Development Agency, Swansea, United Kingdom

 

2013

Smart City Lab - Close & Remote, London, United Kingdom


 

2011

Art on the Farm - Cow House Studios, County Wexford, Ireland 

 

 

Publications

 

2018

250th Summer Exhibition Illustrated, exhibition catalogue - Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK 

 

2016

BLOC, exhibition catalogue - Griffin Gallery, London, UK 

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, exhibition catalogue Cornerhouse Publications, Manchester, UK 

FBA Futures 2016, exhibition catalogue - Mall Galleries, Federation of British Artists, London, UK

 

2012

“At Home: Explorations in Painting,” honours thesis - Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA 

 

Press

 

2018

Socks - “Spaces Left Behind: Paintings by Zsofia Schweger” by Mariabruna Fabrizi

1st July Hyperallergic - “The Pregnant Silence Pervading

Paintings of Libraries” by Seph Rodney - 1st January 

 

2017

The Tribeca Trib - “Paintings to Quiet the Visual Noise of Urban Life’ by April Koral - 12 November Artnet - “Editors’ Picks: 15 Things to See in New York This Week“ by Sarah Cascone - 24th April OCTOGON architecture&design magazin - “Glocal“ - 2017/1
Artists & Illustrators - “Ones To Watch” by Natalie Milner - 1st February

Forbes- “Meet Europe’s 30 Under 30” by Nathania Zevi - 16th January 

 

2016

42 magazin - “Život emigranta – Zsofia Schweger” (in Serbian) - 6th December 

AnOther- “Documenting the Emigré Experience Through Pastel Interiors” by Sarah Jilani - 22nd November 

The Big Issue - “BLOC, Zsofia Schweger, Griffin Gallery - Review” by Louise Fitzjohn - 26th September 

Art Monthly - “Review: Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016” by Martin Herbert - 1st September 

Financial Times - “Critics’ Choice” by Jackie Wullschlager - 27th August

The Week UK - “Zsofia Schweger at Griffin Gallery” - 27th August 

Wallpaper*- “Bloc party: Zsofia Schweger’s minimal paintings of Hungarian domestic interiors” by Jessica Klingelfuss - 23rd August 

AIGA: Eye On Design - “Graphic Sensibilities with Politicized Undertones in Zsofia Schweger’s Unusual Image-making” by Emily Gosling

White Noise - “The city that changes you” by Liz Ann Bennett

18th August
Stylist- “Meet the young Hungarian artist exploring the modern emigrant experience” by Moya Crockett

17th August
 BBC World Service - Radio interview in Outlook by Jo Fidgen

Education

 

2015

MA Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, London, UK

 

2012

BA Studio Art, Comparative Literature (double major), Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA