Born in 1947 in Pécs, Hungary. Lived and worked in the city of Pécs before his death in 1987.
Ferenc Ficzek was member of the Hungarian artist group, Pécsi Műhely (Pécs Workshop) often referred to as the Hungarian Bauhaus for their following of the Bauhaus principles as well as many leading associates of the school, such as, Sándor Bortnyik, Marcel Breuer, Alfred Forbát and Victor Vasarely, either native to the city of Pécs or devoted to teaching the rich and comprehensive Bauhaus curriculum within Hungary.
Of Pécsi Műhely, Ficzek’s work could be considered the most poetic of the artist group. The multifaceted documentations of his experimentations are presented in the form of recorded performance, photography, photomontage, print making, painting and sculpture. The lyrical meanderings of Ficzek explore the interrelation of different dimensions, whether it be negative and positive, light and shadow, nature and human habitation, the tangible and the intangible, or the question of form, space and volume.
Selected solo exhibitions
Exits Left Behind, Gregor Podnar, Berlin Germany.
Carl Kostyál Gallery, London, UK.
Scale Shift, acb Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
Concert and Exhibition Hall, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary.
Pécs Gallery, Pécs, Hungary.
Színház téri Gallery, Pécs, Hungary.
Youth Center, Pécs (with Szíjártó Kálmán), Hungary.
Selected group exhibitions
Bookmarks – Revisiting Hungarian Art of the 1960s and 1970s, The Vinyl Factory Soho, London, UK.
Viewfinders – Hungarian Photography from the past half century 1967 – 2017, Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest, Hungary.
The Way They See. An Overview of Hungarian Photography, National Museum, Warsaw, Poland.
Parallel Avant garde – Pécs Workshop 1968 – 1980, Szombathely Gallery, Szonbathely, Hungary.
Two way movement Focus: Hungary, viennacontemporary, Bécs, Austria.
With the Eyes of Others, Elisabeth Dee Gallery, New York, USA.
Parallel Avant garde – Pécs Workshop 1968 – 1980, m21 Gallery (Zsolnay negyed), Pécs, Hungary.
Parallel Avant garde – Pécs Workshop 1968 – 1980, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary.
Pécs Workshop 1968 –1980 Mama Said Knock You Out, Neue Kunstverein. Vienna, Austria.
Kaleidoscope – Pécs, Balassi Institute, Brussels, Belgium.
Pécs Workshop, Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary.
Pécs Workshop, Pécs Gallery, Pécs, Hungary.
Drawings, Közelítés Gallery, Pécs, Hungary.
Pécs Workshop, City Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
Pécs Workshop, Szombathely Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary.
Neun Künstler aus Südungarn, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria.
Pécs Workshop 1970-1980, Csók István Gallery, Székesfehérvár, Hungary.
Pécs Workshop 1970-1980, Miskolc Gallery, Miskolc, Hungary.
Pécs Workshop 1970-1980, Workers’ Cultural Center, Paks, Hungary.
Pécs Workshop 1970-1980, Pécs Gallery, Pécs, Hungary.
Sztuki Najnowszej Gallery, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Lengyelország, Poland.
Baranyaker Centre, Pécs, Hungary.
Political posters / street exhibition, Pécs, Hungary.
Exhibition of the Pécs Wokshop, Pécs, Hungary.
Young Artists’ Club, Budapest, Hungary.
Kápolnaműterem, Balatonboglár, Hungary.
House of Science and Technic, Pécs, Hungary.
Chapel Exhibition, Balatonboglár, Hungary.
Building enamel, Art Studio of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary.
Exhibition of the Studio of Applied Arts, House of Technic, Pécs, Hungary.
Miskolc Gallery, Miskolc, Hungary.
BME Vásárhelyi College, Budapest, Hungary.
Club of Young Artists, Budapest, Hungary.