Ladik Katalin, Szemző Zsófia
Why do you wait?
Klára Herczeg Prize2014
23. January 2015. - 29. January
Opening: 22. January 2015 at 18:00
Remarks by: Kürti Emese
The Klára Herczeg Prize is awarded annually since 1998. In 2014 based on the recommendation of Emese Kürti, the Young Artists Foundation’s Board awarded the Senior grade of the Herczeg Klára Prize to Katalin Ladik. Zsófi Szemző awarded by the board of the Young Artists Association in the Junior category.

Katalin Ladik (*1942, Serbia) performs her artistic work on the radio, in the theatre and, finally, in the world of visual art. A writer of poems, she transfers poetic language to other fields of expression, such as visual poetry, performance, Mail art and sound art. Her work is bound to feminist matters in Eastern Europe and reflects the personal, social and existential difficulties that female artists must face. Recurrent dual structures and the use of sexually ambiguous figures (androgynes and angels) as well as gender-neutralising elements inhabit her work, which occasionally acquires Shamanic overtones and integrates therapeutic mechanisms of liberation.

Zsófi Szemző born 1982 in Budapest, she is living and working in Budapest and lived in Paris 2008-2012. To develop conceptual components of her work, she uses a variety of techniques and media mostly drawing and installation, but also photography, animation and video. She has developed several projects that were investigating ways of storytelling. She is interested to research different ways of narration in human interaction. In 2013 she started her doctoral studies at the University of Fine Arts, Budapest.