Initio Fine Arts was founded in 2017 with the aim to promote and represent Central and Eastern European art from the 1950s onwards. With access to both well-known artists, such as Judit Reigl, François Fiedler, Dóra Maurer, Imre Bak and also, to emerging talents, Initio Fine Arts’ mission is to support various artistic endeavours from the region through curated exhibitions and by participating at international art fairs.
Following the family tradition, Initio Fine Arts’ core values are based on K.A.S. Gallery’s two decades of experience in dealership, being known as a trusted introducer of young and emerging talents. Located in the heart of Budapest, on the prestigious Béla Bartók Avenue, Initio Fine Arts fosters not only local but also international artists, while making cross-cultural projects accessible to a wider audience.
Initio Fine Arts’ founder Bálint Ferenczy has an MA degree in History of Photography from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, as well as a degree in Art History studied in both Hungary and the USA. The primary and secondary market experience he gained working at Sotheby’s London, several galleries and while on the curatorial board of the József Pécsi Photography Grant, fills him with confidence to advise collectors about what their collections strategically need and artists on their career development.
Bálint is a guest lecturer at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (Budapest) and a regular consultant and researcher at Műértő – The Hungarian Art Newspaper focusing on the Central and Eastern European region. From 2017 he sits on the board of the Studio of Young Photographers, Hungary and was a jury member of Capa Center’s 2018 Portfolio Review.