Péter Botos

(Date of birth: 3 August 1945)
Webpage  www.peterbotos.hu. www.peterbotos.com

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Education: Eötvös Lóránd University of Sciences, Department of Humanities, Faculty of Sociology, Budapest, Hungary

Professional memberships: Hungarian Artists Association, Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists, Society of Hungarian Glass Artists, AHFAA Sculptors Department

Prices and awards:

  • First International Silicate Art Triennial, Kecskemét, Hungary, Special Jury Prize and Audience Award 2005
  • Hungarian Handicraft 2005, Special Award in the applied arts category
  • Museum of Applied Arts, Zsolnay jewelry tender, Special Award, 2011
  • SOFA Chicago, selected „Sphere Cross” sculpture, 2014
  • Ferenczy Noémi Award, 2015
  • Hungarian Electrographic Society MET Prize, 2018. Jointly with the ArtFormer Antal Kelle (Robot-Glass-Shadow)

Solo exhibitions since 2004:

  • „Kockázat” (Square Deal), Üvegpiramis Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 2004
  • “Fényűzés” (Luxury),  Üvegpiramis Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 2007
  • Transparency in two and three dimensions, co-exhibitor: István Haász, painter; Broft Glass Gallery, Leerdam, The Netherlands, 2011
  • „Törékeny fény”  (Fragile light), co-exhibitor: Ágnes Szél photographer, Pepper Art Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 2012
  • Art Market Budapest 2012, Barabás Collection
  • Galerie ”In de oude school”, Stroe, The Netherlands, 2012
  • Retina, B55 Gallery, co-exhibitors:  Katalin Haász and István Halmi Horváth painters, Budapest, Hungary 2012
  • Exhibition with Gábor Erdélyi painter, Újlipótvárosi Klub Gallery, Budapest ,Hungary 2013
  • Art Market Budapest 2013, Barabás Collection, with Sándor Kecskeméti sculptor
  • Art Market Budapest 2014, Barabás Collection
  • „Shining”, Gestalt Gallery, Pietrasanta, Italy 2015
  • Broft Gallery, with József Zalavári sculptor, Leerdam, The Netherlands 2016
  • Colour separation, ByArt Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 2016
  • Geometric Baroque, with Ágnes Szél photographer, Józsefvárosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 2016
  • Rómer Flóris Museum of Arts, Győr, Hungary 2017
  • Sculptures from a five-year period, Érdi Gallery, Érd, Hungary 2018
  • Art Market Budapest 2018, with László Szlávics Jr sculptor, Kiskép Gallery and Barabás Collection

In collections:

  • Barabás Collection, Budapest, Hungary
  • Rechnitzer Collection, Győr, Hungary
  • International Mobile MADI Museum, Vác, Hungary
  • Konok-Hetey Collection, Budapest, Hungary
  • Hungaricon Collection, Budapest, Hungary
  • Rómer Flóris Museum of Arts, Győr, Hungary
  • Laczkó Dezső Museum, Veszprém, Hungary

Public sculptures:

  • “Őrszem” (Sentry), Adyváros, Kuopio Park, Győr, Hungary 2017
  • Spatial structures, Bécsi kapu tér, Győr, Hungary 2018


Very own catalogues and books:

  • “Kockázat” (Square Deal), Üvegpiramis Gallery 2004
  • “Shining”, Gestalt Gallery, Pietrasanta 2015
  • Geometric Baroque, Józsefvárosi Gallery 2016
  • Catalogue for the “Sculptures from a five-year period” exhibition in Érdi Gallery 2018
  • “Botos”, Rómer Flóris Museum of Arts, Győr, Hungary 2017

Group exhibitions since 2005:

  • First International Silicate Art Triennial, Kecskemét, Hungary 2005
  • Contemporary Glass Art, NKS Kecskemét, Hungary 2006
  • Contemporary Glass Art, Ericsson Gallery, Budapest 2006
  • Hefter Gallery, Pannonhalma, Hungary since 2007
  • Geometry within and beyond, Godot Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 2008
  • Abstract and eroticism ’69, B55 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 2009
  • Art enthusiasts, Contemporary private collections 2, Műcsarnok, Budapest, Hungary 2010
  • Glass today, Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists headquarters, Budapest, 2010
  • Geomix 2.0, B55 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 2010
  • Art Fair Budapest, Parisi Gallery, 2010
  • Art Market Budapest 2011, B55 Gallery
  • HUGLASS 2012, B55 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 2012
  • Events and reflections, Hungarian Academy of Arts, Rome, Italy 2012
  • Gallery Van Loon & Van den Del, The Netherlands 2012
  • Rechnitzer-Gimes Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Arts, Győr, Hungary 2012
  • “Hungaricons”, Hungarian Cultural Centre, London, UK 2012
  • LA Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 2012-2013
  • Contemporary Hungarian Glass Art, Metropolitan Museum of Arts, Győr, Hungary 2012
  • European Art Fair „Biennale Tilburg” 2012
  • Only art, 60 years of Hungarian Fine Arts, Kévés Studio Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 2013
  • Symmetry Festival, “100 years of suprematism”, Delft, the Netherlands 2014
  • International Mobile MADI Museum, Vác, Hungary 2014
  • Modern Hungarian Glass. Prism Gallery, Birmingham, England 2014
  • Hungaricons, Várkert Bazár, Budapest, Hungary 2014
  • PALETTE Contemporary Art and Craft. Albuqueque, USA 2014
  • SOFA Art-Design Chicago, USA 2014
  • HuGlass 2014, Budapest, Hungary
  • Contemporaries: Collectors and artists, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 2014
  • Erdész Gallery, Szentendre, Hungary 2015
  • Avran Art + Design, Laguna Beach, California, USA 2015
  • Metaphysik der Gegenwart 15 Ungarische Künstler, Villa Berberich, Bad Sackingen, Germany 2015
  • MÜT 2015, Hefter Gallery, Pannonhalma, Hungary
  • Shapes within and beyond, B55 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 2015
  • The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 2015
  • HuGlass 2015 Hefter Glass Gallery, Pannonhalma, Hungary
  • Kiskép Gallery 2015 onwards, Budapest Castle, Hungary
  • Prism Gallery, Modern Hungarian Glass, Feature Exhibition at Olympia Fair, London UK, 2015
  • International Festival of Glass, British Glass Biennale, Broad Field House, Glass Museum, Stourbridge UK 2015
  • Convergenza Frattale. Arte concreta contemporanea ungherese, Daverio, Italy 2015
  • KOMA  Contemporary Hungarian Geometric Abstract, Bratislava, Slovakia 2015
  • COLOUR SHAPE SPACE, Hommage á Ferenc Lantos, Pécsi  Gallery, Pécs, Hungary 2015
  • Art Market Budapest 2015, Bergman Gallery-Barabás Collection and Erdész Gallery
  • Transparency, Hungarian House, Brussels, Belgium 2015
  • Contemporary Art Project USA Art, Palm Beach 2016, Erdész and ICFA Gallery
  • Colour Shape Space No. II, Reök Gallery, Szeged, Hungary 2016
  • Elite Day, Rapallo, Italy 2016
  • SOFA, Palette Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, USA 2016
  • Entropy forever, Latarka Gallery, Zoltán Fábián’s exhibition, Budapest, Hungary 2016
  • Avran Fine Art Gallery, Art Concept, Miami, USA 2016
  • Abstracts from Hungarian art at the turn of the millennium 1985-2015, István Hoffman Collection, Műcsarnok, Budapest, Hungary 2017
  • Winter Exhibition, Érdi Gallery, Érd, Hungary 2017
  • 6th exhibition of Ferenczy Award winner artists at the Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists, Budapest, Hungary 2017
  • Art Market Budapest 2017, an exhibition of the Society of Hungarian Glass Artists
  • HUGLASS 2017, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest, Hungary
  • Sculptors’ Biennale, the Mill of Arts, Szentendre, Hungary 2017
  • Vasarely Hungaricons, Erdész Gallery, Berekei Art Studio, Pécsi Gallery, 2018
  • FUNDAMENTUM, MKISZ Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 2018
  • Konkrete Leto, European geometric trends, Galeria Umelka, Bratislava, Slovakia 2018
  • Essingers Art Club, Vienna-Mödling, 2018
  • Hungarian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hangzhou City Library, Beijing HUAWEI Art Center, Beijing Museum of Fine Arts, Hsian City Museum, Chongqing Guotai Museum 2018
  • Contemporary Hungarian Glass Art, Pesterzsébet Imre Gál Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 2019
  • Antiques and Art, Erdész Gallery, Budapest, Millenáris 2019
  • GlasSpring Hungarian Contemporary Glass Exhibition, Kiskép Gallery and Tér-Kép Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 2019

My work has been reflected in the following printed and electronic media:

János Csákvári and György Wágner: Péter Botos’s ‘Square deal’ in Üvegpiramis Gallery, MTI (Hungarian News Agency), 14 December 2004
Close-up: Interview with the artist, MTV Hungarian National Television, 17 December 2004
István Wágner: A square deal made of black glass, in the daily Magyar Hírlap, 20 December 2004
István Palotás: Sensual glass cubes, Web page of the National Federation of Interior Decorators, Hungary, 20 December 2004
A square deal? Terasz web page, 22 December 2004
Discussion about the ‘Square deal’ exhibition in the cultural news, Duna TV, 29 December 2004
Lajos Barabás: Square deal. Péter Botos’s glass sculptures, Magyar Iparművészet (Hungarian Applied Arts) magazine, 2005/1
Vera Varga: Glass between East and West, Magyar Iparművészet, 2005/4
Tibor Wehner: Hungarian glass art, 2006
Péter Botos makes the glass sculpture intended for Gorbachev’s 75th birthday, MTI, 22.09.2006
Nóra Szily’s interview with Péter Botos about the sculpture to be given to Gorbachev, Radio Budapest, 23.09.2006
Béla Bartók’s ‘glass house’, Elite magazine, April 2007
The luxury of light, about the glass sculptor Péter Botos, Klasszikus Kortárs (The Classical Contemporary) (2008/1)
Gyula Rózsa: No sign of a battle in Balaton Street, in the daily Népszabadság, 11 May 2011
The discovery of monumentality, The Barabás Collection. Szalon (Saloon) magazine (2011/1)
HuGlass 2012, catalogue
Lajos Barabás: “… it would lose its soul, if it were made from any other material“. Szalon (2012/2)
Orsolya Tarnóczy: Fragile luxury, Joker magazine, March 2011
György Szepesi: A time travel embedded in glass, Premier, Summer 2012
Biennale Brabant Magazine, Van Loon Galleries, The Netherlands, 2012
Context, Additions – How to be a friend of contemporary visual arts, Lajos Barabás, Karton Publishers, 2012
http://mutermek.com/uvegmuveszet/botos-peter May 2013
Only art. Holnap Publishers, 2013
Gyula Rózsa: Various heirs. NOL, 28 September 2013
István Sinkó: Building and rationalising. Újlipótvárosi Club Gallery, Budapest, Hungary. MŰÉRTŐ (Expert) magazine, September 2013
Art Market Budapest Catalogue, 2013
SOFA 2014 Art-Design, catalogue
Art Market Budapest Catalogue, 2014
HuGlass 2014, catalogue
‘Glassism’, EcoTV, 27.12.2014
Péter Emőd: Contemporary Hungarian artists in exhibitions abroad VII and IX, Artportal.hu, 2015
Art Market Budapest 2015, catalogue
Che cosa sta preparando Péter Botos, Corriere Della Sera, 2015
Hungarian contemporary glass I, Erdész Gallery and Design, 2015
Hungaricons 120 idea. Tamás Kárpáti’s catalogue to present works of art made in commemoration of famous Hungarians, 2015
Péter Emőd: Contemporary Hungarian artists in exhibitions abroad XIX, Artportal.hu, 2016
Be a friend of contemporary arts! Part VI: An interview with the glass artist Péter Botos, Műtárgy.com and Portfolio.hu, 2016
RTL II: This is how the Comet Prize is made, 26 November 2016
Mobile MADI Museum catalogue, Vác, Hungary, 2016
Extracts from Hungarian arts at the turn of the millennium 1985-2015, catalogue, 2017
The ‘Sentry’ of Adyváros, the first geometric glass sculpture in Hungary, Győr, 2017
HuGlass 2017, catalogue
Vasarely Hungaricons. Catalogue, 2018
Art Market Budapest 2018, catalogue
Hungarian Contemporary Art Exhibition in China. Catalogue. 2018
Ecstasy and devotion (robot-glass-shadow) KelleArtformer, YOUTUBE.COM