We are unique in that we mediate contemporary art mainly to young people. Building on their responsiveness and openness, we contribute to shaping a sustainable, receptive world and society
By 2023, the Deák 17 Gallery, found in the heart of Budapest, aims to take on a role as the sort of mediator of the arts that seeks to guide young people through the world of contemporary art in a unique manner, presenting new directions in close cooperation with other cultural institutions. In the coming period, the gallery aims to actively respond to the needs of the 14- to 23-year-old age group, in addition to its activities involving young children.
• OPENNESS: The institution is open to the most varied means of creative expression, to new topics and unfamiliar methods. It maintains active ties with its audience and its partner institutions, whom it views as collaborators. The gallery is not an insular institution, rather it continuously forges ties with other fields of knowledge in the interest of reaching an ever broader audience.
• EFFICIENCY: The gallery makes optimal use of its resources: its inputs and outputs balance out. It operates in a manner that is consistent and efficient.
• SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: The gallery regularly directs children’s and young people’s attention to social and environmental problems with the topics of its exhibitions and activities. Through contemporary art and with the tools of museum education, it seeks to raise more responsible city-dwellers and adults. In its everyday operation, the gallery also contributes to shaping a sustainable, environmentally-friendly and receptive world and society, promoted as well among its volunteers, university interns and staff.
• HIGH STANDARDS: The activities conducted by the gallery seek to achieve the highest standards in terms of quality and professionalism. This sort of ambition is projected in both the persons and the work of our staff.
• RAPPORT: Establishing and maintaining a culture of cooperation is important for the gallery, both in its shared everyday work within the institution and in its ties with partners and visitors.
• EXPERIMENTATION: The gallery staff are open to innovation and to new ideas. They support experimentation and accept that not every experiment is successful.
• RESPECT: The gallery staff respect the goals, values and mission expressed by the institution. They take into consideration the views of partners and colleagues involved with the activities of the gallery, as well as the needs and feedback of visitors.
If you are interested in a collaboration with our gallery or you have a great exhibition idea, please contact with her.
Studies: Eötvös Loránd University – history of art, Eötvös Loránd University – participate in the Phd programme
Tranings, Intership and Fellowship programs: Universitá di Roma – La Sapienza (Erasmus), The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice (Internship program), Participation in different fellowship programs from 2001 in the UK, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Turkey and Ukranaine
Languages: English, Italian
What do I do in the Gallery: During her long absence, I replace the gallery leader. I am responsible for the annual planning of the exhibitions, programs and to hold together the gallery team.
Studies: I graduated from the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, with a degree in art history and a teacher, and I studied at PPKE HTK. Later, I further trained myself as an art manager at MOME.
Experiences: As a teacher, I was the teacher of the grammar school, OKJ and evening adult education of the Jaschik Álmos Art Grammar School, also the organizer of its art projects and exhibitions. As a curator, I organized contemporary art exhibitions, projects and publications at the T-Art Foundation and the San Marco Gallery of the Óbuda Cultural Center. As an art historian, my writings were published primariliy in ÚjMűvészet. As an art mediator, I have given numerous lectures, guided tours, openings and walks across the country. I am the mother of two teenage girls.
ART HISTORIAN, EXHIBITION ORGANISER
What do I do in the Gallery: I organize exhibitions and programs.
Studies: Eötvös Loránd University – BA in Hungarian Literature and Art history, MA in Modern Hungarian Literature; Károli Gáspár University – MA in Art history. I finished my college internship at the Deák17 Gallery.
Experiences: I worked as an art consultant at the Magyar Alkotóművészeti Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft. (MANK), where I was in charge of implementing and overseeing art scholarships. Afterwards, I worked as an assistant in the Petőfi Literary Museum.
Languages: English, Italian
CREATIVE ARTS SUPPORT ASSOCIATE
What do I do in the Gallery: I create the museum educational activities for the exhibitons of the Gallery. I am also responsible for coordinating the Children around the world programs and the summer camps.
Education: I graduated in Cluj-Napoca from the University of Fine Arts and Design, bachelor and master courses in painting. I participated in an Erasmus study abroad in Macerata, Italy, at the Accademia di Belle Arti University.
Experiences: I worked with the Erasmus+ internship program at the Pedagogical Department of the Hungarian National Museum and at the Deák17 Gallery.
Kata Petra Heilman
I am responsible for the Gallery’s PR and marketing activity. My main tasks include managing the external communication (social media, webpage, newsletter), building media relations, branding, creating and implementing the communication strategy.
Studies: I was trained as a pianist at the Hubay Jenő Musical School. I graduated at the SZÁMALK –Salesian Post-Secondary Vocational School, in Community Coordination specialization.
Experiences: I was volunteering for several years at the Deák17 Gallery, and I spent here my university internship too. I also worked as an event organizer at the Tomory Lajos Museum in Budapest (District XVIII.), where I was responsible for the PR and marketing activity as well.
Zsuzsanna Madácsné Farkasinszky
What do I do in the Gallery: I am responsible for managing the office. My job is to oversee the Gallery’s operative and admistrative support, such as filing, registration, writing contracts and keeping a record of the daily paperwork. Also I am in charge of maintainging contact with the new Business Organisation.
Experience: I was working as a secretary-referent at Mozaik Operating Organization, where I was responsible for filing, registration, writing contracts, keeping records and other related tasks. Also I kept contact with the institutions joint to the Organization – such as Deák17 Gallery. After the termination of the Mozaik O. O., I was transferred to the Gallery.