Horkay Istvan

Horkay Istvan was born on 1945 in Budapest, Hungary. After graduating from the School of Fine Arts in Budapest in 1964, Horkay was invited to attend the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow -Poland, the Major Art and Cultural Center of Eastern Europe, where he received his Master of Fine Arts. He continued his Studies at he Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen, Denmark. (1968) and did additional Post graduate work atthe Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. (1971). Horkay studied under the Internationally known Artist and Theater DirectorTadeusz Kantor as well as Professors M.Wejman and J.Nowosielski. He has received Diplomas in Graphic Arts, Painting, and Film Animation.

Horkay’s work combines original drawn and painted images, appropriated masterpieces, photographs, artists’ signatures and commercial logos. These elements are digitally assembled, i.e., collaged, to create a single, layered moment. This work is post pop, i.e., post modern pop art. Whereas Warhol took moments from popular culture and turned them into history, Horkay takes history and turns it into a moment, as though the past millennium was a monolithic unit of time.-from an exhibition review.

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Cracow Poland 1970
Warszawa Poland 1974
Budapest Hungary 1990
Stuttgart Germany 1990
Edmonton / Alberta / Canada 1990
Budapest Hungary 1991
Budapest/ Opera House/ Hungary 1992
Sienna/Word Meeting ISRA / Italy 1992
Rotterdam/Word Trade Center/ Holland 1993
Budapest/Vigado Gallery / Hungary 1994
Melbourne /Florida/ USA 1995
Delft /Gallery Brocades/ Holland1996
Berlin/Gallery Benario/ Germany 1997
Zurich/Gallery art-felchlin/ 1998
Budapest Gallery XXI. 1999
Dolores Chase Gallery /Salt Lake City /USA 2000
Gallery de Griffel/ Utrecht / Holland 2000
Gallery XXI. Budapest /Hungary 2000
St. Petersburg/Russia 2000
American Fine Art Editions Inc/Scottsdale 2000
Budapest/Las Vegas 2001
Moscow/Russia/ Hungarian Embassy 2001
Leslie Sacks Fine Art Los Angeles/Web Exhibition/ 2001
Gallery Regina /Turku /Finland 2001
ART’OTEL Budapest 2001
Gallery XXI. Budapest2002
American Fine Art Editions Inc/Scottsdale 2002
Gallery of Art Eastern Washington University 2002
Kamiyamada /Japan/ 2002
LeslieSacks Fine Art Los Angeles/Web Exibition/ 2003
Collegium Hungaricum/Berlin/
American Fine Art Editions Inc/Scottsdale 2003
LeVall Art Gallery Novosibirsk/ Russia2003
Révfülöp Hungary 2003
Gutmann Galery /Budapest Spring Festival 2004
Peter Greenaway /Tulse Luper Film There 2004
Canariasmediafest 2004
Montreal Festival of New Cinema 2004
Belgrade/Closed Circuits/ 2005
VCA Gallery University of Melbourne 2005
Lovebytes/UK 2005
QUT Art Museum BRISBANE 2005
Beijing Today Art Museum 2005
New Delhi India CEC+CAC 2006
QUT Art Museum Australia 2006
Beijing Film Academy 2007
Beijing “798 Art Festival” 2007
Metro5 Gallery Australia 2007
Trienale Milan /with Peter Greenaway 2007


Budapest Spring Festival/Galéria XXI 2000
Budapest Autum Festival with Reneé Kellner Austria 2000
Budapest Spring Festival / Galéria XXI/
Japan –Hungarian graphic exibition Pécs 2001
Hungarian- Japan graphic exibitioni Kamiyamada 2002
Artexpo 2002/Bari Italy 2002
Shadows of the Masters Washington USA 2003
IDAA Australia 2004
Academy Gallery University of Tasmania
QUT Art Museum Brisbane,
VCA Gallery Australi


Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
National Museum, Esztergom
King Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár
DG Bank, Frannfurkt am Main Bergenbank, Hamburg
Antenna Hungaria, Budapest
Arizona State University, Tempe
Nationale Niderlanden Insurance Company, Budapest
CW Bank, Vienna
Hungarian National Bank, Budapest
Erste Bank, Budapest
Hungarian Embassy, Brussels
Hungarian Embassy, Moscow
EU Comission Building, Vienna
Soros Center of Contemporary Art, Budapest
Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo
Russian State Ethnography Museum, St Petersburg