Tünde Fülöp
The Thread of my Life

Cairo Contemporary, Budapest

1071 Budapest, Lövölde sq 7.

2024, February 2-25.

In her work, Tünde Fülöp translates the psychosocial development theory of psychologist Erik Erikson into the language of textiles. Reflecting on Erikson's work entitled The Eight Stages of Our Life, each ladder corresponds to a stage of development. The sections between the rungs serve as a kind of alternative weaving frame, and the structures woven between them represent the self.

Tünde Fülöp graduated from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design with a degree in Fashion and Textile Design, then Teacher of Design and Visual Arts. Her thesis, The Thread of My Life, was created in 2020 and won the prize of MANK in 2021 at the VII International Triennial of Textile Art in Szombathely. In addition to her solo exhibition at K28 Gallery, her works have been exhibited at the Hungarian Academy in Rome, MŰTŐ Gallery and Klebersberg Culture Curia at the Budapest Design Week.
In addition to textile design, she also experiments with painting and geometric collages of materials. 

"Live as long as I give light," my father said at a family reunion. Since then I have used these words as a legacy. It encapsulates the two most important things in my life, faith and creation. By being able to create, I feel alive and to exist in my place. My working tool is the thread that connects me to art, to people, to society. The rhythmic weaving that builds on top of each other tells our story. It is body that contains the imprint of humanity, and I add my own perspective. A system I live in and breathe in its grid. Yet it does not oppress me, but gently surrounds me." - Tünde Fülöp

Curator: Gábor Pintér

Supported by Erzsébetváros Municipality - Cultural District Catalyst Grant
Cooperation partner: Bischitz Johanna Integrated Human Service Centre



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