Prof. dr. Erőss István (HU)
Hungarian artist István Erőss works at Eszterházy Károly University, Eger, as professor at the Visual Arts Institute. He graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 1995 as a printmaker, but he also attended other institutions, such as the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, the Royal Academy of Art (The Hague) and the University of Fine Arts in Marseille. He defended his DLA thesis about ”Nature Art” in 2009. He has taken numerous professional trips to remote countries: he has been to Africa five times and to Asia more than forty times as a guest artist, exhibitor, lecturer or curator of different artists’ camps and symposia. He is exhibitor and organiser of the series of international exchange exhibitions entitled SEGMENT, consisting of twice nine events held in Hungary and several Asian countries up to now. He works in different genres ranging from printmaking through installation to sculpture.
Sona Harutyunyan (AM)
Sona Harutyunyan studied Art history, Classical and Christian archaeology at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany. She worked at the Modern Art Museum in Yerevan, as the Advisor to the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Armenia, and as the Head of the Department of Contemporary Art of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia. Sona Harutyunyan founded KulturDialog Armenien in Yerevan (Armenia) in 2012 which disseminates contemporary Armenian art in Armenia and abroad.
In 2017, in the frames of KulturDialog Armenien’s activity, for the first time in Armenia, Sona Harutyunyan initiated and implemented the First International Print Biennale, Yerevan 2017, the continuation of which was the Second International Print Biennale, Yerevan 2019.
Dr. Alice Andreea Iliescu (RO)
At present doctor associate professor at the Graphic Art Department of the University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca, România Alice Andreea Iliescu teaches Engraving Techniques in the framework of the Bachelor Program Comic Strips and in the framework of the Master Program Comic Strips and Cartoon Arts.
She graduated the Bachelor, Master and Doctor degrees at the same university, then in France, Paris she graduated the second Master specialization ”Comic strips, text, image” at École européenne supérieure de l’image (ÉESI), Angoulême. She participated at the curatorial training programmes courses in the framework of the International Museology Seminar, Musee et territoire, Ecole du Louvre, Paris, France.
Since 2007, beside her individual exhibitions she has been participating at several national and international group exhibitions, at conferences, symposia, workshops, study and teaching trips, art reviews, which have been representing lucky occasions of professional and cultural improvement. Since 2010 she has been preoccupied permanently and consistently with the research in her speciality field.
Vécsi Nagy Zoltán (RO/HU)
Born in 1956, Vécsi Nagy Zoltán is an art historian, director of the Transylvanian Art Centre (EMŰK) in Sfântu Gheorghe.
He is specialized on Hungarian art in Romania (Transylvania) of the period between 1945 and 1989. He is author of several professional books, monographies, catalogues, lexicon articles and entries respectively of art essays. He is organizer of the exhibitions entitled ”Midpoint – Hungarian Art of Transylvania between 1965 and 1975” and ”Sociorelative – Hungarian Art of Transylvania between 1945 and 1965”, he is also curator of several monographic and group exhibitions.
He is director of the basic exhibitions of the Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland.
Ferencz S. Apor (RO/HU)
Apor Ferencz S. is a visual artist, born in 1975, he graduated the Bucharest National University of Arts in 2001. He is member of several professional organisations such as the Romanian Artists` Union (UAP), the Caffart Fine Art Association in Budapest and the MAMŰ Art Society (HU). He is also founder and editor of the online visual art forum ”Fórumtizenöt” [Forum fifteen] and active organizer of many local exhibitions and professional events. From 2017 he is the curator of the Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland.
In his works he mainly deals with the problems of his personal existence and the social issues of his environment. Sometimes he redefines his works creating collages and installations of his personal objects and family photos. Found and rebuilt objects have an important role and he often integrates some elements of the material culture of his ”province” into his art.
Kónya Ábel (HU)
Ábel Kónya is an artist, curator, graphic designer, born in 1975 in Debrecen. From 1994 to 1997 he was a drum teacher at the Rockschool in Debrecen, drummer of the band Garbo, then from 1998 to 2003 he studied at the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, between 2003–2005 he took part in an internship at the Batuz Foundation in Germany. In 2005 he graduated the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow with a degree in intermedia. Since 2006 he has been member of the National Association of Hungarian Artists (MAOE, graphics department) and of the Ajtósi Dürer Association of Graphic Artists.
In the period of 2006–2016 he was an art teacher at the Medgyessy Ferenc High School and Art High School in Debrecen, since 2013 he has become territorial elected member of MAOE. Between 2016–2018 he was leading curator of MODEM, deputy director of Déri Museum – MODEM. Since 2019 as deputy director of the Herman Ottó Museum, he has been leading the partner institution Miskolc Gallery.
Dr. Marcin Białas (PL)
Marcin Białas was born in 1977 in Zawiercie (Poland). He studied in the Faculty of Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. His diploma was obtained in the Intaglio Printing Studio of Professor Jan Szmatloch in 2004 and he was awarded a medal. After graduation he joined the academic staff of the faculty. In 2011 he was granted the title of Doctor of Arts and in 2019 associate professor (dr. hab.) His main interests are graphic arts (intaglio technique) and drawing. Since 2003 he has been participating actively in reviews and festivals of graphics in Poland and abroad.
He had several solo exhibitions (Poland, Canada, France, Ireland, Germany, Romania, Belarus) and participated in over two hundred group exhibitions, including in Poland and France, Denmark, Hungary, India, Switzerland, Romania, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Spain, Greece, Canada, Taiwan, Italy, Turkey, Egipt, Lithuania, Republic of Macedonia, China, Japan, Thailand, USA, Korea, Germany, Austria, Belarus, Spain, etc.