The Magyar Foundation of North America is proud to announce the launch of Hungary Emerging 2018-2019, a series of exhibitions showcasing the work of young, emerging Hungarian visual artists, living in and outside of Hungary. The goal of this program is to continue to provide an opportunity for emerging Hungarian artists to gain international exposure, and to engage in artistic experimentation and cultural exchange.

Similar to last year, artists will submit their works to a panel of experts who will select up to 10 artists whose work will be featured in the Hungary Emerging exhibition. The selection committee is comprised of leading art experts with experience ranging from academia to New York’s top galleries.

Hungarian artists, living anywhere around the world, can apply via Hungary Emerging website or via email. Deadline to submit an application is January 31th, 2019.

The inaugural Hungary Emerging exhibition featured the work of 10 artists whose work span several media. Hungary Emerging was featured at several prominent international art fairs, debuting at Art Expo New York, and closing out at Red Dot Miami. This special exhibition was also featured at the Lincoln Center during the historic residency of the Hungarian State Opera and the Hungarian National Ballet at the prestigious Lincoln Center in New York City.

The Magyar Foundation of North America’s mission is to promote Hungarian culture, contributions, and issues of mutual interest. The platform we were able to create this year for young, and emerging artists of Hungarian descent, represented a very special opportunity for them – many who made special trips to the United States to see their artwork displayed here. This exhibition has generated a renewed interest in the work of talented Hungarian artists in the United States. We are thrilled to continue this program and provide more opportunities for Hungarian artists to gain exposure to a global audience.” said Niles Barnhart, Executive Director of the Magyar Foundation.

Hungary Emerging was formally launched at the Art Market Budapest art fair on October 10, 2018. The artists that are selected to participate will be announced in January of 2018, with exhibitions happening throughout the United States in 2019.