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SI-LA-GIBiography: SI-LA-GI was born in Hungary in 1949. In 1966 he emigrated to Sweden where he studied painting at the Academy of Fine Art but in the meantimehe also worked with experimental film and photography in the 60s, after 1973 even with videos. At the end of the 1970s he was co-founder of the Video Nu Studio (Stockolm) which presented artists the opportunity to create experimental works. In the mid 1970's he began making installations using video. He works using diverse media including photography, video, sculpture and installation. His works are concept and philosophy-based investigations about impermanence, life and death, and individual opportunities. Between 1980-1986 he taught art video and painting in Stockholm. He has travelled widely throughout the United States of America, Africa, and Asia, where he developed his interest in Buddhism. His artistic creed is this: the world need not be changed; rather, changes should first be made to ourselves. Success need not be pursued, for success is about serving others; neither need one pose as the Omniscient, for it hinders cognizance. The most topical problem of our age is that the "medium is the message." The medium enchants and dazzles us, and in our dazzlement we increasingly fail to identify the dazzle of reality. To put essential questions to myself and find the answer, that is the task of his art. Knowledge bestowed on us by life should be used best in art, and knowledge bestowed on us by art should be best used in life. That is the extension of knowledge, the ability to relate things directly. He lives and works in Stockholm, Budapest and Asia Individual exhibitions / Expositions individuelles / Egyéni kiállitások 1980 "A" art projekt. Moderna Museet (Stockholm) (see the photographs) 1981 "SI-LA-GI's art projekt" : Paris Grand Palais, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris) 1984 "Shelters project" - Stockholm (see the photographs) , "Changelling" Galleriet Värnamo, (Sweden) 1985 "Aspect of Change" Galleri Lang, Malmö, (Sweden) 1986 "Anatomy of time" Galleri Q. (Stockholm) 1987 "Surf teching for zen beginners and 114 years" Szigliget (Hungary) 1988 "United senses of art" (Egyesült érzékek müvészete) (Retrospective) Ernst Museum, Budapest (see the catalogue) 1991 "Semmi, illuzio, nothing" Obudai pincegaléria, (Budapest) (see the photographs) 1992 "SI-LA-GI" Galleri Isabelle, (Stockholm) 1993 "Mirrors of the void / Time making" Galerie de Luxembourg,... to see complete biography, click on artist's name Country: Hungary Birthyear: sept. 17 - 1949 Galleries: Galerie Erna Hecey - Luxembourg 25, Bouvelard Prince Henri Email Awards: First prize of the "Lake art" exhibition of contemporary sculpture (Budapest) 2000 Media: mixed media Style: spiritual Subjects: other, spiritual and philosophical
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