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Barbara Mihályi is an emerging Hungarian artist. A graduate of the Hungarian University of Fine Art and studied in Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. She’s been living and working for 8 years in Padova, Italy. Barbara works in photography, in video and in paintings with a playful and seductive style that overcomes the boundaries of the medium and speaks to you in a way only a friend could; honest, critical, and caring. Barbara’s work is often personal; her project documenting the ups and downs of her recently diagnosed illness received critical acclaim and was featured in the 2017 Best of Diploma exhibition at the Hungarian University of Fine Art. She’s been a member of the Studio of Young Artists’ Association since 2016, had exhibitions in Hungary, Spain, China, Italy, Poland and in the UK. Currently, she has a cultural association in Venice, Italy called Moving Lab where she and her colleagues are making exhibitions, and workshops for young emerging artists.
She had an artist residency in Birmingham, UK, Centrala Gallery where she made several video works and a photo series about canal life. Her most recent works are paintings; she tries to find the connections between the human body and nature. She is interested in portraying body consciousness and self-awareness.
Barbara became a mother in 2021 and since then she is painting her feelings about motherhood. Having a family means experiencing the cycles of pain, sorrow, happiness, and tranquility. The issues of motherhood are often neglected and society wants that mothers are dealing with the challenges invisibly. Facing with hormonal and body changes, mood swings, postpartum depression, anxiety about dealing with neverending chores and housework, the invisible work of being a housewife, sleep deprivation etc
These are the moments and experiences that she is exploring and sharing in her newest paintings.