Ildikó Horváth

combining craftmanship with sound technology and performances

Ildikó (Ildi) Horváth grew up in Hungary. Her Dutch life started rather unprepared. Unsure about what she would do after her studies, she first decided to explore the world beyond the borders of Hungary.

Benedictine monastery

She responded to a call for volunteer work in a Benedictine monastery in the picturesque seaside resort of Egmond. Her daily activities mainly consisted of working with refugees and young people in and around Alkmaar. In her spare time she explored other parts of the Netherlands.

OCCII

One thing led to another and one day she ended up at OCCII, the Independent Cultural Center in Amsterdam. In this cultural space, with roots in the squatting scene and largely run by volunteers, she got a taste of Amsterdam and fell in love with its rich, artistic and free culture.

Ceramics

Here, driven by her love for craftmanship and encouraged by others, she enrolled at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, a college for visual arts and design. She graduated from the Ceramics department in 2019.

Ildikó Horváth

From that moment on, Ildi has been actively researching, questioning and further developing her artworks in all kinds of ways. She does this, among other things, by entering into collaborations with other artists, or by temporarily working in new, challenging places and presenting her art in public spaces.

Craftmanship

She combines craftsmanship with disciplines such as sound technology and performances, and she investigates the effects of interaction with the audience. Ildi finds satisfaction in this and the opportunity to further explore her love for art.

Het Groene Veld

The Green Field plays an important role in this. This place offers her space for experiment and development, for collaboration and inspiration. Ildi firmly believes in such free places, where working and social engagement reinforce each other.

She will be sad if the community at Het Groene Veld has to leave in the autumn of 2024. Such a place functions as a green oasis, offers a counterbalance to busy city life and deserves to be cherished and protected.

Ildikó Horváth
Ildikó Horváth combines craftsmanship with disciplines such as sound technology and performances, and she investigates the effects of interaction with the audience. Ildi finds satisfaction in this and the opportunity to further explore her love for art.