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Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship Award, USA/Italy, October 2020 (upcoming)
Richard Baim, Peter Fulop, Hong Hong, Brigitta Varadi at the The Re Institute, August 31-September 28th, 2019
Crowded Thresholds, curated by Fiona Mulholland, National Design and Craft Gallery, Ireland, August 10 – November 10, 2019
Rustling, Solo Show, Chashama Space to Present, 151 West 42nd Street,Times Square, New York, May 31 —Oct 22, 2019 Monday-Friday: 8AM - 7PM
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, Artist Studios 6 months Residency Program, February-July 2019. 
Ad Astra Per Aspera, Selected Group Show, Wassaic Project, May 18th - September 21th, 2019
Dot Conference, Curated by Kirstin Lamb, The Yard, Williamsburg. May 20t-August 15th, 2019
Spring Break Art Show  Curated be Chashama, The Passionate Shepherd installation work by artists Colby Cannon Welsh, Elizabeth Tisdale, and Brigitta Varadi. March 7-1, 2019, 
Light Year 47: Tales of Diverted Reality, Curated by Peter Fulop & Brigitta Varadi, Manhattan Bridge Public Art Video Projection. Light Year in partnership with DUMBO Improvement District and NYC DOT. March 7th, 2019.
'Markings' solo show, Westbeth Gallery, New York, August 4th-25th, 2018 
'Just Being Polite' Group Show, Curated by Peter Fulop & Brigitta Varadi, One Brooklyn Bridge Park, Chashama, New York, February 3rd-13th,2018
Contemplating OTHER: I know you are, You Know I am invited group show curated by Patricia Lea Watts, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes ,CA, December 21st, 2017- January 28th, 2018.
Bare Root, invited group show,curated by Catherine Bowe, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford County Council, 23rd October - 1st December 2017.
Marbel House Project Residency,  art residency award for October 2017.
'Pathway' a collaborative art commission between artists Catherine Fanning, Brigitta Varadi and residents of Nazareth Village, September 2016-July 2017.The commission is funded by the Per Cent for Art Scheme, managed and administered by Sligo County Council Arts Office in partnership with Nazareth Housing Association.
'Jelölés | Marking' Solo Show, Budapest Gallery, Hungary, April 25th June 4th 2017 curated by Szegedy-Maszák Zsuzsanna & Török Tamás,  
ArtSlant prize winners Exhibition, Spring Break Art Show, NY. February 28th – March 6th, 2017.
'Currently 80' Curated by John Yau,
Sculpture Guild, Westbeth, NY. Februar 5th-24th 2017
VISUAL ARTISTS IN PRISON SCHEME AWARD, Castlerea Prison, Co.Roscommon Ireland, December 2016. The Award is co-funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and the Department of Justice, Equality and Reform and administered by the Prison Education Service. 
'What if we got it wrong' curated by Nora Hickey M’Sichili, Traveling Exhibition 
West Cork Arts Centre 29.10-13.12.2016
Leitrim Sculpture Centre 16.09-16.10.2016
Wexford Arts Centre 10.06-29.07.2016
F.E.McWilliam Gallery N.I. 12.02-16.04. 2016
Centre Culturel Irlandais 25.09-4.11 2015 
ArtSlant Prize 2016 Grand Prize winner. Essay, Marking Memory by Andrea Alessi.


a public intervention and pop-up tea shop

What is touching and tasting?  What does it mean to yield to a tactual provocation as the recipients of art? Does activation of the senses, other than vision, launch some other mechanism for the understanding of works of art? Through the reassessment of a daily activity, GOLDENROD examines how memory can inform our present day perspective.
During a two month residency at The Wassaic Project in the fall of 2015 (Wassaic, NY), Brigitta Varadi collected and dried local goldenrods following her grandmother’s knowledge. She created 1000 Goldenrod Tea bags, each numbered and signed, accompanied by 100 screen printed tea boxes. The work echoed Varadi’s grandmother’s own practice: a process-oriented labor and old tradition passed down from each generation.  The tea becomes a symbol for both the artist and the audience to question and examine multiple levels of depth regarding memories of the past.  In addition to the tea, Varadi created objects using textured wool dyed with goldenrod – hand felted and hand stitched – to provide a platform for an intimate engagement of conversing and tea drinking.

Image by Sonja John

Each Goldenrod Tea box had an information leaflet included.

The story of the Goldenrod Tea:
When I was little my grandmother took me with her to collect herbs which she turned into teas, creams and tinctures.  I grew up by the fragrance of drying herbs; there was always a cream or tea simmering on the stove. 
During my walks in Wassaic, NY, I came across a meadow on Deep Hollow Road shimmering in golden yellow under the sun. 
Goldenrod has long been used as herbal medicine among Native Americans who introduced the herb to the colonists. After the Boston Tea Party, the herb became the main source for tea: it became known as ‘Liberty Tea’.
Your organic 100% biodegradable tea bag contains handpicked and dried goldenrod (solidago odora).
                                                                                                                                                                        - Brigitta Varadi

Public Interventions:

2017  Spring Break Art Show, ArtsSlant, curated by Joel Kunnen, February 28th-March 6th, New York, USA
2016 Ortega y Gasset Project, curated by Will Hutnick, July 14th, Brooklyn, NY, USA 
2016 Wassaic Project, Summer Festival, July 6th,  Wasaic, NY, USA,
2016 Wassaic Project, Summer Festival, July 7th,  Wasaic, NY, USA,
2015 Wassaic Residency, October 30th, Wassaic, NY, USA
2015 Wassaic Residency, October 31st, Wasaic, NY, USA