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Barbara Mihályi (Hungary, 1988) 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. 

Mihályi 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. 

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. 

She 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, giving birth, mood swings, postpartum depression, anxiety about dealing with neverending chores and housework, the invisible work of being a housewife, sleep deprivations.

Selected exhibitions


Plant Kingdom, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Water Rituals, Hydrofeminist Art Festival, Krakow, Polonia


Warm Revitalization, Gangwon Triennale 2021, Seul, South Korea
Immunity Geography, Enjoy Museum of Art, Beijing, China


MENÜ, OFF-Biennále, Budapest, Hungary


Barcelona International Photography Awards BIPA, Valid Photo BCN Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Ezek a legszebb éveink?, Pályakezdő perspektívák, MODEM, Debrecen, Hungary
BODIES, FKSE, Budapest, Hungary
Új tagok kiállítása, FKSE, Budapest, Hungary



Best of Diploma, Reök-palota, Szeged, Hungary

Láthatatlan betegségem, FERi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Terra Firma, Centrala Gallery, Birmingham, UK



Where did you come from?, Ericsson Galéria, Budapest, Hungary



Ilovenoses, Telep Galéria, Budapest, Hungary



Wunder-kammer, Labor Galéria, Budapest, Hungary
Your behaviour is your responsibility not the photographer’s, Telep Galéria, Budapest, Hungary


2019  Artist residency with Honest Toil, Kyparissia, Greece
2017 Artist residency at Centrala Gallery, Birmingham, UK
2013 Nottingham Trent University, School of Art and Design, UK


Never Alone, 2023, acrylic on canvas, cm 80 x 60


Post Partum, 2023, acrylic on canvas, cm 120 x 60


Redhair, 2023, acrylic on canvas, cm 80 x 60

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