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Susanna Lakner

Susanna Lakner, visual artist
Susanna Lakner was born in Budapest, Hungary in January 9, 1960. After her high school diploma she did an apprenticeship in the printing industry as retoucher and reprophotograph. In the following she studied typography and graphic design at the Academy of Applied Arts (today Moholy-Nagy University) in Budapest, and worked as packaging-designer for some years.

Since 1989 she has been living in Stuttgart, Germany. Since 1995 she has been active in the Mail Art network, using her pseudonym Planet Susannia. In 2000 she began publishing „22“, an assembling mail art magazine, and
began making collages, artistamps, artistbooks, and objectboxes.

In 2007 she became connected to the Arnolfini Archive (Ira Horváth & Ervin Zsubori) by the artist Borbála Kováts and the photographer János Vargha and through the participations on the Arnolfini Festivals she striked up friendships and creative collaborations with some members of the collective.

Her first show was in 1984 at the Gallery of the Community Hall Pasaret, Budapest, Hungary

Collage Exhibitions:

By Art Galéria, Budapest (with Volker Schwarz) 2015
The Hungarian Connection (with Beathy Czető and Antal Lux) Magyar Műhely Galéria, Budapest Hungary 2010
Ex Cod Ex, Arnolfini Festival,Szigetszentmiklós, Hungary 2008
The Coast of Susannia (Curator: Albert Kováts, Society of Hungarian Painters) Városi Galéria, Szigetszentmiklós, Hungary 2006
Inspiration:Faludy (with Gábor Flórián) Children and Youth Center Újpest, Budapest, Hungary 2002
Heaven and Earth Újpest Galéria, Budapest, Hungary 1995

Group Collage and Assemblage Exhibitions:

2014 Objects (Society of Hungarian Painters) Vizivárosi Galéria, Budapest
2013 Scopophilia, Leicester, UK
2014 VI. International Artistbook Biennale, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Cairo, Egypt
2010 IV. International Artistbook Biennale, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Cairo, Egypt
2010 Fragment (Society of Hungarian Painters), Fuga, Budapest
2012 New Collages (Society of Hungarian Painters) Vizivárosi Galéria, Budapest, Hungary
The New Alexandrian Library Bookie Collection, South-Africa
2008 Dimensionist Worldwide Meeting Artpool, Budapest, Hungary
4th. International Collage Exhibition, Vilnius, Latvia
2006 Box (Society of Hungarian Painters) Körmendi Galéria, Budapest, Hungary
2003 Artistbooks, Kunstkeller Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany

The Inside Story, selfpublishing collage booklet, edited by Ervin Zsubori 2015
Z to A, collage book with international collage artists, edited by Allan Bealy, Benzine Editions, New York, USA 2015
25 Warblers, collage book with international collage artists, edited by Allan Bealy, Benzine Editions, New York, USA 2014

Venus & Mars, collage book with texts of Bernd Reichert, Artemisz Publishing, Sopron, Hungary 2013
Women in the Artistamp Spotlight, edited by Ginny Lloyd, TropiChaCha Press, USA 2012
Susanna Lakner / The Papertailor of Planet Susannia, collage booklet, edited by Reed Altemus, Tonerworks, Portland, USA 2011

Works in Collections of:
Biblioteca Alexandrina, Egyiptom,
Artpool Budapest,
Stamp Museum Budapest,
Hungarian Electrographic Art Association, Budapest
Arnolfini Archívum, Szigetszetmiklós