Cantley, QC, Canada
About Margit Hideg
Originally from Transylvania in Romania, but an ethnic Hungarian, Margit Hideg holds a BFA (HON) from the University of Fine Arts of Cluj-Napoca, as well as a teaching certificate. In 1989 she immigrated to Canada and soon after continued her training in graphic arts at the Centre of Creative studies of Detroit (USA). In 2001, the artist was chosen for a six-month residency at the New Media Lab of the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto. Her interactive installation ShoeVox was acclaimed by the media arts community. Margit Hideg lives and works in Cantley, Québec, in the Outaouais region. "My art is an act of building and self-discovery. It has evolved from the belief that in this fragmented world, the most important thing I can do is to create my own artistic language. Regardless of what medium I choose for my expression, I am searching for a meaning that reflects our relationship with nature. In this life of illusionary realities created by mass media, we are disconnected from ourselves. Because of our lack of feeling of the interconnectedness of all things in life, we stand in danger of being isolated. With my work, I am trying to bring people back to nature. I strongly believe we need to get out the message that we have ground ourselves like trees, in order o find our sense of self, celebrate the fact that we are interconnected with all species, parts of the same web of life, and therefore also irresponsible for each other."
BFA (HON) from the University of Fine Arts of Cluj-Napoca -Romania
Graphic Arts - Center of Creative Studies, Detroit (USA)
New Media Lab of the Canadian Film Centre , Toronto (Canada)
2016 - "The Sea Has No Boundaries, Stories of Travellers and Dreamers"
Venice Vending Machine project
Location: Hamburg, Germany July 16-17, 2016
Links to the project description and catalogue:
2013 - "The Artists Book NOW"
curated by Margit Hideg -
This project was awarded the best Culture and Education project prize at the annual Gala des Culturiades 2014.
2016 - InSitu, an itinerant exhibition- Montreal - http://galerieartscontemporains.ca/
2015 - Continuum- Galerie Bernard-Montreal
2014 - InSitu, an itinerant exhibition- Hamilton, Canada
2013 - The Hungarian Multicultural Center, Budapest, Hungary, Library Thoughts, International group exhibition
2013 - Museum Haaz Rezso, Odorheiu-Secuiesc, Romania, Art Between Pages, International Exhibition.
2013 - Centre des arts et de la culture de Chelsea, QC "The Artist's Book NOW" - Group exhibition
2012 - Montcalm Gallery, In-Situ, Gatineau, Quebec
2012 - Viva Vida Art Gallery, ID…Entity, Pointe-Claire, QC
2010 - City Hall Gallery, Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania
2010 - Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa, Belonging
2007 - Galerie Bernard, Montreal, L’importance du Petit Format
2005 - Galerie of Lazarea Art Residency, Romania
2005 - Galerie des Arts de la Ville de Plovdiv (GAV), Bulgaria, Works on Paper
2005 - Galerie Montcalm, Expo-vente Loto_Quebec, Gatineau, Group Show
2004 - Gallery 2/20, New York (USA) Idelible: Rony Cohen Art (selected)
2004 - The Blake House Artshow, Toronto (invitation)
2004 - Romanian Embassy, Ottawa
2003 - Jean-Claude Bergeron Gallery, Ottawa, The Paper Biennale
2004 - Ontario Visual Arts 129th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Toronto, The Water Project
2003 - Diefenbanker, Carp, Ontario, Wage for Peace