Szilárd Cseke is a Hungarian artist, born in 1967. He lives and works in Budapest. He obtained his master’s degree of Fine Arts at the University of Pécs, Faculty of Painting, in 1995.
He represents nowadays the Hungarian contemporary art scene, with resourceful work, such as mobile sculptures and conceptual paintings. He uses in his works elements, which can be moved or are moving by compressed air or mechanical lever. He revives the concepts, which played an important role in the Kinetic Art of the 1950s and 1960s.
Cseke received the Silver a design award in Arts Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category in 2016 and obtained in 2014 the Munkácsy Prize, the most significant Hungarian prize for artists.
There are recurrent themes in his works such as migration and the search of identity. Szilárd Cseke uses a lot of different materials such as foil tube, balls, etc. and plays with the space. His expressive paintings are on the edge of the figurative and the abstract.
He participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in prestigious Hungarian institutions such as the Museum Kiscell, the Kunsthalle and the Ludwig Museum. His works have been exhibited in well-known international art fairs including ARCOmadrid, Art Brussels, Artissima and The Armory Show in New York.
Szilárd Cseke has been shown internationally in Berlin, Vienna, Stuttgart, Frankfurt. He represented Hungary at the 56th Venice Biennale of 2015. In 2016, he opened his solo show at the Boca Raton Museum in Florida, entitled Gone Too Far.