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Born in 1960 in Münster

1982–1988 Student at the Academy of Fine Arts Münster

1988–1992 Lived and worked in Berlin

1992–present Living and working in Budapest


Selected solo exhibitions


1995 Szent Kristóf Gallery, Budapest

1999 Vizivárosi Gallery, Budapest

2002 Galerie Gut Gasteil, Austria

2003 Collegicum Hungaricum, Berlin

         Galerie Schön, Bonn-Bad Godesberg

2004 Siebenstern Galerie, Vienna

         Hungarian Cultural Institute, Stuttgart

2005 Goethe Institute, Budapest

2008 Klangfarben-Farbklänge with Giora Feidman, Haggenmacher Courtyard, Budapest

2010 Goethe Institute, Budapest

2011 Galerie Kulturschiene, Herrliberg, Switzerland

2018 Ausfallerscheinungen, Das Kurfürstliche Gärtnerhaus - Künstlerforum Bonn, Bonn

2021 Christa Bartesch: Doppel - Solo, Kunst - Matinée / Galerie Koppelmann – Kunstwerk Nippes, Cologne


Selected group exhibitions


1990 Offene Ateliers, Künstlerhaus Gerichtstrasse, Berlin

1999 German Embassy, Budapest

         “Water Seal”, Vasarely Museum, Budapest

2001 Csepel Gallery

         Csók Gallery, Budapest

         House of Arts (Haus der Künste), Veszprém

         Vígadó Gallery, Budapest

2004 European Artists, K. Petrys House, Budapest

2005 Europafries / missionartline, Hungarian Cultural Institute Paris

         Europafries / missionartline, Hungarian Cultural Institute, Stuttgart

         Europafries / missionartline, Collegicum Hungaricum, Berlin

2006 Szombathely Art Gallery

2013 “ARTplacc”, Tihany

2014 Nuit Blanche 1, art quarter budapest, Budapest

         Nuit Blanche 2, art quarter budapest, Budapest

2015 CAT COT DOT DOG, art quarter budapest, Budapest

         International Salon, art quarter budapest, Budapest

2015 Afternoon of Open Studios / Cafe Budapest

2017 Afternoon of Open Studios / Spring Festival, Budapest

2020 Wittgenstein, art quarter budapest, Budapest

         Art Market Budapest 2020 - Galerie Koppelmann / Kunstwerk Nippes - Cologne DE

2023 Budapest Art Salon, Galerie Koppelmann, Budapest


Public and collection works


         Deutsche Schule, Budapest

         German Embassy, Budapest

         Galerie Koppelmann, Cologne 


About my work


The subject of my interest is colour:

  • in its purest form

  • the power of light, glow and radiation

  • the interplay of minimally different shades

  • its density and loose resolution, the translucency and overlay of colour layers 

  • the tension that arises when the boundaries of colour spots are separated, overlayed     or dissolved in each other

  • spatiality, depth, for example, when there are fragmented cold spots of colour beneath   warm spots of colour


Moreover, I am interested, following from the process of image creation, in the smallest colour difference that can still be perceived by the human eye in terms of the eye’s perceptual ability and how educated a vision needs to be in order to recognize it. 

I am also interested in the process of vision leading to knowledge, as well as the effect that colour has on the viewer. 


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