Ildiko Dobranyi Foundation
 
Ildiko Dobranyi (1948-2007)
1948 Born on 7th February in Budapest
1972 Graduated from the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts, Budapest
1973 Studies at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratif d'Aubusson, France
1996 Elected President of the Association of Hungarian Tapestry Artists (MKE)
2007 Died on 5th May
   
Prizes, Honours
1988 Special Prize, 10th Wall and Spatial Textile Bienniale, Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary
1988 Grand Prize, International Design Triennale, Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest
1997 Prize of the Ministry of Enviromental Protection, Hungarian Salon
2001 Honorary Member, ARELIS (Association Française pour la Diffusion et la Création de la Tapisserie et de l'Art de la Fibre)
2001 Noémi Ferenczy Prize
 
Solo Exhibitions
1975 Fészek Gallery, Budapest
1976 Madách Theatre, Budapest
1988 Dorottya Gallery, Budapest
1989 French Institute, Budapest
1995 French Institute, Budapest
1997 'Variations Nomades', Hungarian Institute, Paris
2003 'Winter Garden', Hegyvidék Gallery, Budapest
2005 Vizivárosi Gallery, Budapest
 
Group Exhibitions
1970 National Exhibition of Young Applied Artists, Ernst Museum, Budapest
1974 3rd Wall and Spatial Textile Biennale, Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary
1975 Jubilee Exhibition of Applied Arts, Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest
1975 'La Tapisserie Moderne en Hongrie', Galerie Sin'Paora, Paris
1976 4th Wall and Spatial Textile Biennale, Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary
1976 Velem Textile Workshop, Velem, Hungary
1976 'Textile Graphics', Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
1976 'Steps', Pataky Cultural Centre, Budapest
1976 'Tapestries by Hungarian Artists', Vigo-Sternberg Gallery, London
1976 'La Tapisserie Moderne en Hongrie', Galerie YAHA, Tunis
1977 'Modern Hungarian Textile Art', Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark
1978 5th Wall and Spatial Textile Biennale, Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary
1978 2. Quadriennale des Kunsthandwerks, Erfurt, Germany
1978 'Modern Hungarian Textile Art', Copenhagen
1978 Cultural Foundation, Nikolaj Church, Copenhagen
1979 'Contemporary Hungarian Textile Art', Warsaw, Lodz, Wroclaw
1980 6th Wall and Spatial Textile Biennale, Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary
1980 'The Intelligence of the Hand', Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest
1981 'Selection of Contemporary Hungarian Artists', Museum Swaensteyn, Voorburg, Netherlands
1982 International Universiade, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1983 'Design is Value Creation', Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest
1985 'Hungarian Gobelin Art 1945-1985', Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest
1986 9th Wall and Spatial Textile Biennale, Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary
1987 Contemporary Hungarian Textiles, Castle Museum, Nottingham, U.K.
1988 10th Wall and Spatial Textile Biennale, Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary
1988 'Living Textiles', Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest
1988 International Design Triennale, Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest
1992 12th Wall and Spatial Textile Biennale, Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary
1993 Deuxième Triennale de Tournai, Belgium
1996 13th Wall and Spatial Textile Biennale, Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary
1996 'Together', Olaf Palme Building, Budapest
1997 'Living Gobelins', Godollo, Hungary
1997 'Pelso 97', Keszthely, Hungary
1997 'Idea, Plan, Cartoon', Exhibition by the MKE, Tölgyfa Gallery, Budapest
1997 'Contemporary Tapestries', Authority for Protection of Historical Monuments, Budapest
1997 'Architecture, Nature, Art', Nadasdladany, Hungary
1998 'Season of Ornaments', Foundation for Hungarian Culture Building, Budapest
1999 4ème Biennale Internationale de la Tapisserie Contemporaine, Beauvais, France
1999 Europalia, Mons, Belgium
2000 Biennale ARELIS - Printemps 2000, Paris
2001 'KARPIT' International Tapestry Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
2001 'Naomi Ferenczy and Her Followers', Art Mill, Szentendre, Hungary
2001 Salon d'Automne, Paris
2002 'Contemporary Hungarian Tapestries', Ceri Cerveteri, Italy
2002 'Le Fil Hongrois', Palais des Nations, Geneva
2002 '5ème Biennale Internationale de la Tapisserie Contemporaine, Beauvais, France
2002 'KARPIT', Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
2002 American Tapestry Biennial IV, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
2003 '7 Years, 77 Artists', Budavár Tapestry Workshop, Budapest
2004 'The Corvinus Tapestries', Budavár Tapestry Workshop, Budapest
2004 'By Hand in the Electronic Age', The Textile Museum, Washington D.C.
2005 'ARTAPESTRY', Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark
2005 'KARPIT 2' International Tapestry Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
2006 'Mozart and Bartók', Budavár Tapestry Workshop, Budapest
 
   
Public Institutions
(Holding Works by the Artist)
Christian Museum, Esztergom
Grand Hotel Hungaria, Budapest
National Széchényi Library, Budapest
Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Budapest
Hungarian Institute, Berlin
Hungarian Academy of Sciences Building, Miskolc, Hungary
Malév Hungarian Airlines Office, Moscow
Ministry of Environment and Water, Budapest
Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Budapest
Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest
Palace of Exhibitions, Szombathely, Hungary
              
Catalogue
Variations Nomades, Paris: Hungarian Institute, 1997.
(In French and Hungarian)
              
Literature
Akos Koczogh: Hungarian Applied Art Today. Budapest: Corvina, 1975. In Hungarian
Arpad Timar: 'Imaginative Modern Tapestry'. Daily News (Budapest), Feb.1975.
Ildiko Nagy: 'Space and Textiles'. Velem Textile Workshop, 1975-76 (Szombathely). In Hungarian
Andras Ban: 'An Exhibition of Textiles by Ildikó Dobrányi'. Ut (Budapest), 1977/23. In Hungarian
Eva Forgacs: 'Arts, Branches of Art and Art Techniques...' Muveszet (Budapest), 1979/9. In Hungarian
Otto Mezei: 'The Chances for Woven Tapestry.' Muveszet (Budapest), 1987/10. In Hungarian
Klara Hudra: 'On Nature in Black and White'. Uj Tukor (Budapest), 19 Mar. 1989. In Hungarian
Zoltan Nagy: 'Nature in Textiles'. Uj Muveszet (Budapest), 1996/3. In Hungarian
Judit Palosi: 'The Association of Hungarian Tapestry Artists'. Magyar Iparmuveszet (Budapest), Aug. 1999. In Hungarian
Judit Jory: "The Philosophy of the Spear". Interview with Ildiko Dobranyi'. Hegyvidek (Budapest), 2000. In Hungarian
Cecile Vrain: 'Redecouvrir la Tapisserie'. Le Journal Francophone (Budapest), Mar. 2001
Judit Seifert: 'Tapestry Now and in the Future'. Uj Muveszet (Budapest), Mar. 2001. In Hungarian
Edit Andras: 'By Hand in the Electronic Age'. Uj Muveszet (Budapest), Mar. 2001. In Hungarian
Ildiko Dobranyi: 'Karpit/Tapestry'. Textileforum (Hanover, Germany), Mar. 2001.
Ildiko Dobranyi: 'Hungarian Thread'. Magyar Iparmuveszet (Budapest), Mar/Apr. 2002. In Hungarian
Judit Jory: 'The "Hungarian Thread" Interview with Ildiko Dobranyi', Varnegyed (Budapest), 2002. In Hungarian
Edit Andras: 'On the Path to Self-Awareness', Uj Muveszet (Budapest), Nov. 2002. In Hungarian
Catherine Lederer: 'L'Art du Lissier', Le Journal Francophone (Budapest), Aug. 2002
Kate Callen: 'American Tapestry Biennial IV'. American Craft (New York), Feb./Mar. 2003
Rebecca A.T. Stevens: 'Tapestry in Hungary'. Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot (Suwanee, GA), Autumn 2003
Lidia Fraser - Rebecca A.T. Stevens: 'Tapestry - Yesterday and Today'. Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot (Suwanee, GA), Spring 2004
Edit Andras: 'Contemporary Hungarian Tapestry Art in an International Context'. In: Tapestry Art in Hungary. Budapest: Vince Kiado, 2005. In Hungarian and English
Ildiko Dobranyi: 'The Corvinus Tapestries: An Undertaking by the Workshop, 2003-2006. Ibid.
Ildiko Kontsek: 'The Path Followed by Tapestry Art from the Nineteen-Eighties to the Present Day' Ibid.
Ildiko Kontsek: 'The Institutional Renewal of Tapestry Art in Hungary and the Association of Hungarian Tapestry Artists'. Ibid.
Judit Palosi: 'Tapestry Art in Hungary in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century'. Ibid.
Erno Marosi: 'Ildikó Dobrányi'. Népszabadság (Budapest), 26 May 2007. In Hungarian
Edit Andras: 'Tapestry from an Art Historian's Perspective: A Personal Journey of Discovery'. In: 2nd European Tapestry Triennale. Exhibition catalogue. Copenhagen: European Tapestry Forum 2008. In English
Ibolya Hegyi: Ildikó Dobányi (1998-2007). Tapestry Topics, Winter 2008, vol:34 No:4 pp.19-20.