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'Markings' solo show, Westbeth Gallery, New York, August 4th-25th, 2018 
'Just Being Polite' curatorial project, Group show, 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. Opening Reception: Wednesday, 19th July 2017, 2-3pm, Nazareth Village, Church Hill, Sligo
'Jelölés | Marking' Solo Show, Budapest GalleryHungary, April 25th June 4th 2017
curated by Szegedy-Maszák Zsuzsanna & Török Tamás, 


ArtSlant Prize 2016 Grand Prize winner.

Essay, Marking Memory by Andrea Alessi.
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 

'in conversation'


LOCIS Seminar 

Friday 28th and Saturday 29th November 2014

The two-year Locis programme concludes at the end of November with a seminar on Saturday 29th preceded the Friday evening before with a tour of the exhibition LOCAL by the five artists participating in the 2014 residency in Ireland and a talk about the historical context which underpins the work.

Chaired by critic and lecturer Declan Long the seminar on Saturday features – Natalia Cieślak; Dobrila Denegri ; Sarah Kim; Joanne Laws; Audrey Keane; Sam Moore; Sasa Nabergoj; Seamus Nolan; Joanna Sandell; Anik See; Dominic Stevens; Johan Thurfjell; and Aleksandra Wasilkowska.

The five artists who are taking part in this year’s Locis residency in Ireland – Johan Thurfjell, Julia Adzuki, Linda Shevlin, Brigitta Varadi and Karolina Żyniewicz introduce the background to their work and the resultant exhibition LOCAL.

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An exhibition by Johan Thurfjell, Julia Adzuki, Linda Shevlin, Brigitta Varadi and Karolina Żyniewicz




Press Release 



Hidden in Plain Sight

Curated by Carolyn Sickles.
September 13–October 5, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 13, 6pm–9pm


722 Metropolitan Ave, Fl 2Brooklyn, NY 11211

Artists: Elizabeth Boyle, Kati Gegenheimer, Audrey Hope, Kyoung eun Kang, Karen Ostrom, Brigitta Varadi.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 13, 6pm–9pm

Embarking on a quest to rediscover wonder usually ends in cavernous spaces still echoing whispers from pioneers long gone. This group exhibition tenderly confronts transformation and withstands the lure of predisposed role play. Each participating artist embraces intimacy while unapologetically evoking viewers into having an exchange with their concealed selves. Works include seductive ink blots, mermaid encounters, and operatic arias drifting between lighthouses.

press release: Art Forum,    

Read More: New York Art Beat, ART HAPS, 


BRIC Contemporary Artists Working in Textiles

Short list curator: Jordana Munk Martin writes about BRIC Contemporary Artists Working in Textiles.


''In my approach to highlighting artists from the BRIC Artist Registry, I sought to feature those who are directly employing either the medium or the processes of textiles to amplify their concepts. I found an inspiring grouping of artists, each exploring a unique aspect of textiles to identify something about our environment, our psyches, or our relationships.''

''The works of artist Brigitta Varadi are composed of textile processes such as dyeing and felting, and are often community-based, meaning the artist at times engages with the community to facilitate the making of a piece. This tactic serves as a nod to the rich social component and collaborative element in the history of textile-making. We are thrilled at Textile Arts Center to welcome Brigitta as our 2014 Sewing Seeds Artist in Residence, wherein the artist will incorporate similar themes in her proposed project.''

See full Article:  BRICK Arts Media

Sewing Seeds is proud to announce the Sewing Seeds Artist in Residence for 2014:


Brigitta Varadi, a Hungarian-born, Brooklyn-based artist incorporates textile processes such as dyeing, felting, and sculptural manipulation into her practice. During her residency with TAC, Brigitta plans on constructing a site-specific installation for the Green Acres Garden  involving various light-sensitive felted and naturally dyed banners and running lines. We are very excited to have her with us and hope that you are there to join us with the completion of her project at the end of the summer.

For more information and images of the artist’s work or more information about TAC’s Sewing Seeds residency program please to visit either the artist’s website, or Sewing Seeds!


LOCIS 2014 Art Residency 

LOCIS: a two-year program of artistic residencies and cultural exchanges between Poland, Ireland and Sweden. The programme is funded under the EU Culture Programme and managed by the three project partners,Leitrim County Council Arts Office, the Centre of Contemporary Art in Toruń, and Residence Botkyrka.

LOCIS is designed as a knowledge-sharing project which seeks to create opportunities for artists to work together, regardless of their place of residence, and to enable them to establish collaborative relations and dialogue with internationally renowned artists who will also be involved in the project. Each residency program will engage artists from Poland, Sweden and Ireland.

LOCIS in 2014 will be thematically oriented towards exploration of our physical, social and political environment and alternative or self organized forms of artistic and social interaction.

Being located in places where artistic communities share the need for having a high degree of cultural activity and exchange, this collaborative project offers an opportunity to contemplate how artists help us consider new possibilities for social organization, our understanding of place, and ways to transcend physical, cultural and political boundaries.

The three artists/curators who will be leading residencies in 2014 are:

Ola Wasilkowska (Poland) who will lead a residency with Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm in Sweden.
Seamus Nolan (Ireland) who will lead a residency with the Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun, Poland
Johan Thurfjell (Sweden) who will lead a residency at The Dock in Carrick on Shannon, with Leitrim County Council Arts Office in Ireland.


Parallel Shift, NARS Foundation, NY


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Visual Artists Ireland

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 30 from 6-9pm 

The New York Art Residency & Studios (NARS) Foundation is delighted to present Parallel Shift, where Residency Artists simultaneously explore new work created during their residency and revisit previous work to investigate their foundation. The exhibition features selections from the work of 2014 Season I & II Residency


Elodie Abergel, Tai Hwa Goh, Ronald Hall, Delphine Hennelly, Tadasuke Jinno, Sophie Kahn, Liliya Lifanova, Ann Oren, Nicola Page, Esther Simmonds-MacAdam, Carly Snoswell, Kate Stone, and Brigitta Varadi.


3rd Annual Benefit & Silent Auction, NARS Foundation, NY

The New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation is delighted to announce Secret Garden, our 3rd Annual Spring Benefit and Silent Auction. Join us on April 8, 2014, NARS Foundation, 201 46th Street, 4th Floor, Sunset Park, Brooklyn.


NARS Foundation, Open Studios

Open Studios at NARS Foundation

March 7, 2014

2014 NARS Foundation International Residency Open Studios
Saturday, March 15, 3-7 PM

New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation is delighted to invite you to join our 2014 Season I Residency Artists Open Studios on Saturday, March 15 from 3-7pm.

Enjoy an opportunity to get a look inside the otherwise private work space of the artist, and see a glimpse of the art that is being created in Sunset Park.  As a result, artists can gain feedback and support for their work while visitors gain entry to the artistic haven. 

Featured Artists: Delphine HennellyBrigitta VaradiEsther Simmonds MacAdamTai Hwa GohSophie KahnKate StoneTadasuke JinnoRonald HallAnn OrenGuy Ben-AriLilya Lifanova and Kyoung Eun Kang.



Very honoured to be selected for The Last Brucennial and able to showcase my work along with Marina Abramovic, Louise Bourgeois and many other great female artists of New York City. 

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Interview by Maria Stefanoni at the NARS Foundation


NARS Foundation, New York

Selected 3 months International Artist Residency Program at The New York Art Residency and Studios (NARS) Foundation - is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization committed to supporting artists and curators on an international level as well engaging the local community in Brooklyn and the Greater New York area.

The residency has been assisted by the Irish Government through the Arts Council of Ireland and Leitrim County Council and generously funded by the public through Fund:it.


Here and Now

The exhibition is a response to Brigitta Varadi's recent four week Art Residency at ChaNorth, Chashama, Pine Plain, New York.  Each work acts as a memory capsule, capturing the light and colors of a particular moment. Exhibition was opened by author Brian Leyden, 7th November 2013.


fund:it for the International Artist Residency Program at NARS Foundation

I have created a fundraising campaign through Fund it for my art residency at the NARS Foundation. The fundraising will help towards the cost of travel, materials, accommodation, food and exhibition.I am offering my work in return for your support.The created works for fund:it supporters will be based on the work I develop in my New York residency.

Thank you for your support and for being part of this adventure! 


Art residency at the Limerick Prison, Ireland , September 2013. 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.


EU Peace III. Programme

Working on a Public Community Art Project as part of the Carrick Creates’ an EU Peace III. funded programme, led by The Leitrim Design House and managed by Leitrim County Council. Designing and facilitating a 10 weeks multicultural art project and curating the Exhibition at the Dock Arts Centre, September-December 2013.


CultureCraft opened by President of Ireland

President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins opens the 'CultureCraft - Culture in the Making' exhibition at London Street Gallery. 


Arthur Guinness Project for the NARS Foundation Residency award, New York.

please click on the link to vote:

The Arthur Guinness Projects accepted my submission but now I need as many votes as I can to get to the second stage. Only at the second stage the jury will look at my proposal. Voting is open till the August 23rd 2013.
Please help me by voting to win this prestigious award. 
Thank you for your support!