Personal exhibition of the painter Xantus Géza

Opening: Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 6:00 p.m
February 13, 2024 - March 03, 2024

The opening will take place on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, from 18:00, in the presence of the artist. The following will speak at the event: Lucian Nastasă-Kovács, manager of the Cluj-Napoca Art Museum; Németh Júlia, art critic and Iakob Attila, curator of the exhibition.

Xantus Géza was born on December 17, 1958, in Miercurea Ciuc. Between 1982 and 1986 he studied fine arts under Antal Beczásy. In 1995, he obtained his bachelor's degree in theology from the Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest. Between 1999 and 2003 he was a scholar in Rome, graduating, in 2003, from the Accademia di Belle Arti, painting section, in the class of master Prof. Nunzio Solendo.

He is a member of the Union of Hungarian Visual Artists (Magyar Alkotóművészek Országos Egyesületének – MAOE), the Union of Visual Artists from Romania (UAPR) and the Barabás Miklós Guild (BMC). He is co-founder of the group of artists Studio 9 from Miercurea Ciuc.

The artist had numerous personal exhibitions in: Kiel, Helsinki, Budapest, Rome, Gheorgheni, Târgu Mureș, Miercurea Ciuc, Timisoara, Arad, Oradea, Târgu Secuiesc, etc. He also participated in numerous group exhibitions in Hong Kong, Turin, Saporro, Barcelona, Warsaw, Maastricht, Budapest, Belgrade, Ostrów Wielkopolski, Rocca di Cave, Frascati, Miercurea Ciuc, Arad, Iasi, Bucharest, Esztergom.

Xantus Géza is the laureate of several international awards, in 2003 he was awarded the Premio Internationale Beato Angelico.

His monumental works can be found in numerous churches and ecclesiastical buildings in Transylvania and Hungary, among which we mention those in the chapel of the Conference of Catholic Bishops in Hungary, the Jesuit High School in Miskolc, the Avas-Déli Parish Church, the Holy Family Church in Satu Mare, the Saint Augustine Church in Miercurea Ciuc, Saint Stephen Church in Cluj, Parish Church in Chișineu-Criș, Heart of Jesus Church in Szeged. The artist also executed the reconstruction project of the Roman Catholic episcopal palace in Satu Mare, as well as the project of the Way of the Cross from Ghimeș.

Images from the opening of the exhibition. Photo credit: Feleki István.