In 1979, the first National Exhibition of Self-Taught Gypsy Painters was organized in the Pataky Cultural Centre in Budapest, Hungary. Ágnes Daróczi working for the Public Culture Institute, Budapest, organized the exhibition. It was one of her first events to organize for Roma artists. Artworks of 11 Roma artists were exhibited: János Balázs, Vince Horváth, József Fenyvesi, József Kiss, Jakab Orsós, Károly Pongor Béri, András Balogh Balázs, Jolán Oláh, Teréz Orsós, Lajos Kalányos, Lajos Hock, Márta Bada.
This exhibition could be considered as one of the first moments of the European Roma Cultural Movement. This was the first autonomous exhibition organized for Roma artists, with which the existence of Roma art was declared. The exhibition was a great success both in the national and international scene. This event was a real catalyst for Roma exhibitions in Hungary and all over the world as well. As an effect of the first exhibition, it was followed by a lot of individual and group exhibitions in 1980, moreover Sandra Jayat organized the first World Roma Exhibition in France.
In 1989, the Second National Exhibition of Self-Taught Gypsy Painters was organized in cooperation with the Ethnography Museum in Budapest. 17 Roma artists – János Balázs, Vince Horváth, József Fenyvesi, József Kiss, Jakab Orsós, Károly Pongor Béri, András Balogh Balázs, Jolán Oláh, Teréz Orsós, Márta Bada, Lajos Palotai, Kálmán Szomora, Szilveszter Radics, Ödön Gyügyi, Gábor Dilinkó, Gyöngyi Ráczné Kalányos, Magda Szécsi – were presented at the exhibition, and their artworks were bought by the Hungarian Institute for Culture and Art in the aim of enriching the future Roma Art Collection. The contribution of the Ethnography Museum - providing the venue place, organizing related programs and exhibitions– could be considered as a manifesto, a national institute officially stood up for the Roma art and artists without declared minority rights.
In 2000, the III. National Exhibition of Roma Artists was organized at the Pataky Cultural Centre in Budapest by Hungarian Institute for Culture and Art with the assistance of Ágnes Daróczi. Artists exhibitied on this show: Márta Bada, András Balogh Balázs, David Beeri, Flórián Botos, József C. Kis, Gábor Dilinkó, József Fenyvesi, József Ferkovics, Ödön Gyügyi, Kálmán Horváth, László Kosztics, Pál Kun, Pál László, Jolán Oláh, Mara Oláh, Zoltán Oláh, Teréz Orsós, Gyöngyi Ráczné Kalányos, Magda Szécsi, Kálmán Szomora, Zoltán Túró. A catalogue was published about the exhibition by the Hungarian Institute for Culture and Art.