Beata Szechy set up shop in both Texas and in Hungary, programming across borders, languages and cultures, as a sort of dual citizenship for artists’ communities. Managing a double identity in the US and abroad reflects Beatas commitment to celebrating and understanding both the intersections and divergences between cultures, through the art, artists, and local communities.
Beata was conceived as an international meeting place for artists and intellectuals, fostering a lively transatlantic exchange in literature, the visual arts, performance and multimedia. While most of the arts programming—including the residency—takes place in Budapest, Hungary, at the Dallas location continues to serve as the administrative hub, and host to exhibitions, film screenings, and offers a variety of other programming, in addition to the residency. She is a cultural missionary beside her art.