Tamas Waliczky was born in 1959, Budapest, Hungary. New
media artist. He started out by creating animations at the age of nine.
Then 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 chosen Waliczky as artist-in-residence in 1998-99. From
2003 until 2005 he is professor at Fachhochschule Mainz. Between 2005
and 2010 he is at HBK Saar again, this time as professor. From 2010 till
2020 he is professor at School of Creative Media, City University of
Hong Kong. From September 2020 until July 2021 he works as a freelance
artist. From August 2021 he is Visiting Professor at School of Creative
Media, City University of Hong Kong.
Waliczky works together with his wife Anna Szepesi since the early eighties. Anna is usually the artistic adviser in most of his works.
His works won numerous international awards, including the Golden Nica of Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, was shown in several exhibitions worldwide, including the Biennial of Lyon, the ICC Gallery Tokyo, the Multimediale Karlsruhe or the Biennial of Seville, and are in different public collections, like the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), the Kunstmuseum Bonn or the Ludwig Museum (Budapest).
Tamas Waliczky has been selected to represent Hungary at the Fifty-Eighth Venice Biennale, 2019.
On ADA (Archive of Digital Art)
Tamás Waliczky and Anna Szepesi at around 1982, photo by György Pálos.