Tamás Waliczky

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Born 1959 in Budapest. Media artist. He started out by creating cartoon films (1968-83), and parallel with this activity he worked as painter, illustrator and photographer. He began working with computers in 1983. He was artist-in-residence at the ZKM Institute for Visual Media in 1992, and subsequently a member of the Institute's research staff (1993-1997) before taking up a guest professorship at the HBK Saar, Saarbrucken (1997-2002). The IAMAS in Gifu, Japan, has choosen Waliczky as artist-in-residence in 1998/99. From 2003 untill 2005 he is professor at IMG, Fachhochschule Mainz. Since 2005 he is at HBK Saar again, in this time as fulltime professor.

His works won numerous international awards, including the Golden Nica of Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, was shown in several exhibitions worldwide, including the Lyon Biennale, the ICC Gallery Tokyo, and the Multimediale Karlsruhe and are in different public collections, including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the Oppenheimer Collectu, Paris, the Oppenheimer Collection, Bonn or the SCAN Gallery, Tokyo.



Born in 1959, Budapest. Animator, painter, computer artist. He has been working with computers since 1983.

1968 Made animated cartoon films and comics.

1974 Private studies in drawing and painting.

1980 Employee of Pannonia Cartoon Film Studio, Budapest as animator assistant. Took part in two feature-long cartoon films.

1982 Made films, slide-shows and oil paintings. Photographic exhibitions in Wien and Nancy.

1983 Employee of Caesar CG Studio, Budapest as computer-game graphic designer. Started making computer graphics and computer animated sequences. "Human Motions (Computer Mobiles)" are completed.

1985 Illustrations for the book of László Márton, called "Menedék" (Asylum). This is Waliczky's first published artwork.

1988 Employee of Novotrade Software Studio, Budapest as graphic designer. Started working for Halas & Batchelor Co., London as computer animator. "Pictures" and "Is there any room for me here?" (computer animations) are completed. "Pictures" won the first and "Is there any room for me here" the second Prize of P.L.E.I.A.S. Festival, Paris. "Pictures" won also Honorary Mention in Animation Category of Prix Ars Electronica, Linz.

1989 Co-Founder of Novotrade CG Studio. Concepted "The Manifesto of Computer Art". "Machines" (computer graphic series) is completed. "Gramophone" (from the "Machines" series) won first Prize (Golden Nica) in Computer Graphic Category of Prix Ars Electronica, Linz.

1990 Director of Novotrade Computer Graphic Studio. A month long stipendium in the AII ENSAD Studio, Paris with the grant of the CNAP. Lectured in the IMAGINA Festival. "Memory of Moholy-Nagy" (computer animation) is completed. "Conversation" (Audio-visual duet) is completed, and won Honorary Mention in Interactive Category of Prix Ars Electronica, Linz. Professor at the Intermedia Department of the Fine art Academy, Budapest (1990-1992).

1991 Co-Director of the Wallada Bioscop Ltd. Live performance of "Conversation" in Étampes. Professor of the Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest. The "Memory of Moholy-Nagy" is selected for the SIGGRAPH Electronic Theatre and won the World Graph Prize of Locarno Videoart Festival and the Festival Prize of Berlin International Animation Festival.

1992 Invited by Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe to complete "The Garden" computer animation, during a year long artist-in-residency. Live performance of "Conversation" at SZKÉNÉ Theatre, Budapest.

1993 Taken part in MULTIMEDIALE 3, Karlsruhe with his retrospective and with "The Forest" interactive flight simulation platform application. (Common work with Sebastian Egner and Jeffrey Shaw.) "The Garden", the "Studies for The Garden" and "Der Wald" (computer animations) are completed. The "Studies for The Garden" is selected for the SIGGRAPH Electronic Theatre. "The Garden" won Special prize of the Wro '93 Festival. Jury member of the IMAGINA Festival, Monte Carlo.

1994 Employed by Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe. "Der Wald" won Honorary Mention in Animation Category of Prix Ars Electronica and the Jury's Special Price of Locarno VideoArt Festival. "The Garden" won the main prize of Electronie d'Arte e Altre Scritture Festival. "The Way" (computer animation) is completed.

1995 "The Forest" interactive CD-ROM version for the Artintact 2 interactive magazine, and "Asylsymphony" (computer animation for Bojidar Spassow's music piece) are completed. Taken part in MULTIMEDIALE 4, Karlsruhe and the 3rd. Biennale of Lyon.

1996 Solo exhibition at ICC Gallery in Tokyo. Taken part in Butterfly Effect exhibition, Budapest. Board member of Soros Foundations's C3 center (Center for Culture and Communication) in Budapest, Hungary.

1997 Starts to work as guestprofessor at Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar, Saarbrücken, Germany. "Landscape" (computer animation) is completed. Jury member of WRO '97 festival, Poland. "Sculptures" (computer animation) is completed and performed as a part of Mesias Maiguashca´s opera "The Enemies" during the Multimediale 5 exhibition in Karlsruhe, Germany. Artist in residence at Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe. Taken part in performance "Lenz", produced by TourBÜHNE.

1998 "Focus" (interactive computer installation) is completed, and also its cd-rom version under the title "Focusing" is published in the ZKM digital arts edition series, by ZKM and Cantz. "Landscape" won Award of distinction and "Focus" won Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica festival, Linz. IAMAS (International Media Arts and Sciences), Gifu, Japan has choosen Waliczky as artist-in-residence 1998/99.

1999 Works on "The fisherman and his wife" and the new version of "Focus" at IAMAS, Japan. Jury member of International Net Award, Saarbrucken.

2000 "The fisherman and his wife" (computer animation) is completed and won the first prize in animation category at Mediawave festival, Györ. "Aquarelle 2000" (cd-rom) is completed. He was selected by the BT monthly art magazine, Tokyo into the "20th Century Art Matrix", as one of the most interesting artist of the 20th century.

2001 "The fisherman and his wife" (computer animation) won the first prize in video art category at Asolo Film festival, Asolo. The "Time/space (Sculptures)" installation was exhibited at the Milano Europa 2000 exhibition, and was selected into the best 10 artworks by the public.

2002 Artintact DVD with the cd-rom version of "The forest" is published. The "Ansichtskarte / pseudo-perspective study", "Amphora / nude study" , "Color Study" , "Annamaria's motion in time" , "Children's game" (interactive online artworks) are completed. Solo exhibition at C3 center, Budapest.

2003 Starts to work as professor at IMG, Fachhochschule Mainz, Germany. Finalist for 2003's World Technology Award for Arts. The "Animation number seven" (interactive online artwork) and the installation version of "Aquarelle 2000" are ready. The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne acquires 4 of his works.

2004 Paralell with his teaching activity he works on the storyboard and the visual design of a new, 70 minutes long computer animation.

2005 Fulltime professor at HBK Saar, Saarbrücken. "Self-portrait" (interactive online artwork) is finished. Retrospective exhibition at Pixel Gallery, Millenáris Park, Budapest.

2006 "Marionettes" (computer animation) is finished.

2007 "Marionettes" installation version is finished. Financial support of MMK (Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary) for the preparations of a new computer animation.

2008 Financial support of MMK (Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary) for the production of a new computer animation, called "Adventures of T. T." (working title).


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