Éva Mayer

Éva Mayer (1983) lives and works in Šamorín and in Budapest. She graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2008 with major in prints. She finished the Doctoral School at the same university in 2018. In 2013 Éva received the Munkácsy Prize as an acknowledgement of her work. She was in Cork, Ireland with a scholarship in 2007. From this year she is engaged as a researcher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. She regularly exhibits in Hungary, Slovakia and other countries as well. She is also active as an organiser and a curator, for instance she has been organising an international art colony named DUNART.COM in Šamorín since 2011, Slovakia and The Hungarian Art Forum of Slovakia. Since 2014 Éva has taught at different universities, today she is associate professor at the Media Design Department, Metropolitan University of Budapest.

 

For years now Éva Mayer’s works have been devoted to current social and sociological problems which can be traced back to her own life experiences, life questions. She often touches upon taboo topics, such as illness, minority conflicts, problems of prejudice, migration, or themes of death, coping with grief and questions of faith and religion. She is preoccupied with the relationship of the individual and society, the essence of Central European identity. Beyond sharing her personal experiences, Éva aims at forming her message universal by engaging the collective consciousness. By trying to recast graphic design into “spatial graphics”, her graphic art installations are often an intrinsic part of the space. They are frequently designed for sacral spaces, where, being an unusual pairing, the mundane and the sacral work well in juxtaposition. The installations are often accompanied with sound and motion pictures.

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Éva Mayer and Áron Zsolt Majoros: Cradles
2018, installation with sound (sound by Bandor Éva)
mixed media: stainless steel, plexiglass plate, lamp, plaster
9 cradles, 8 or 12 column with base, signboards, reflective foil
varying size, cradles: 80x100x80cm, column: 2m,
signboard: 20x50cm, 20x90cm, 20x110cm
Komárom, Limes Gallery, Slovakia

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Éva Mayer and Áron Zsolt Majoros: Cradles (detail)
2018, mixed media, stainless steel, plexiglass plate, lamp, plaster,
80x100x80cm
Komárom, Limes Gallery, Slovakia

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Éva Mayer: Soulspaces
2015, 12 light-box, composite plate, plexiglass plate, led strip
96 x 96 x 10 cm, 116 x 116 x 10 cm, 96 x 193 x 10 cm, 116 x 213 x 10 cm
“(N)omen”, Slovak National Museum - Museum of Hungarian Culture in Slovakia, Brämer Mansion,
Bratislava (SK)

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Éva Mayer: Soulspaces I.
2015, mixed media, giclée print, ed: 3
105x103 cm

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Éva Mayer: Soulspaces III.
2015, mixed technique, giclée print, ed: 3
105x103 cm

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Éva Mayer: Commandment I-III.::
2015, mixed media, composite plate, plexiglass plate, led strip,
116x213x10 cm

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Éva Mayer: ::Commandment V-VI.::
2015, mixed technique, giclée print, ed: 3
105x200 cm

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Éva Mayer: ::Commandment VII::
2015, mixed technique, giclée print
105x103 cm

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Éva Mayer: ::Commandment VIII.::
2015, mixed technique, giclée print, ed: 3
105x103 cm

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Éva Mayer: Soulspaces VII.
2015, mixed media, composite plate, plexiglass plate, led strip,
116x116x10 cm

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Éva Mayer: Soulspaces IV.
2015, mixed media, giclée print, ed: 3
46x46 cm

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Éva Mayer: Soulspaces V.
2015, mixed media, giclée print, ed: 3
46x46 cm

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Éva Mayer: Soulspaces VIII.
2015, mixed media, giclée print, ed: 3
46x46 cm

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Éva Mayer: Private area at the border of Egopolis
2014, interactive installation with sound, mixed media, light reflective foil, 30 signboard:
76 x 105 cm, 105 x 76 cm, 90 x 90 cm, 100 x 150 cm, 50 x 50 cm
Synagogue of Šamorín - At Home Gallery, Šamorín, Slovakia

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Éva Mayer: Without the Handshake
2011, mixed media, light-sensitive reflective foil, road sign
70 cm ø

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Éva Mayer: Private area at the border of Egopolis - Error and Co.
2013- , interactive installation (light reflective foil, signboard, projector, laptop, keyboard),
100x150 cm

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Éva Mayer: Transcomnet
2013, graphics-installation with audio
Synagogue of Trnava, Gallery Jana Koniarka

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Éva Mayer: Cleansing 
2012, mixed media, light reflective foil, signboard, ed: 2
105x76 cm

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:Éva Mayer: 'Life Situations'/'Von Lebenslagen'
The Breaking Up Trial (5th variation)

2012, graphic- installation with sound, mixed technikque, 12 traffic signs, light-sensitive reflecting foil
sound composed byJózsef Mayer
Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin (D)

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Éva Mayer: "Quasso or The borders are in your head..." 
2010, graphics-installation, 6 house, mixed media
At Home Gallery, Synagogue of Šamorín, 25 June - 25 July, 2010
132x58 cm, 84x104 cm, mirror: 40,3x84 cm, giclée print: 80x60 cm

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Éva Mayer: DO YOU DARE LOOK HIM IN THE EYES AND TELL HIM
2010, mixed media, giclée print,
80x60 cm

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Éva Mayer: Fresh 2009  
Diagnosis (4th variation)
2009, graphics installation with audio
Kogart House, Budapest (HU)

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Éva Mayer: Diagnosis II.
2008, mixed technique, giclée print
83x34 cm

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Éva Mayer: Screening
2008, giclée print
83x38 cm

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Éva Mayer: Diagnosis with Rack
2010, graphics-installation, lithographies and serigraphies on acetate sheets, rack, hangers
lithoghraphy: 50x35cm, seriography: 83,2x33,7 cm
Calvinist Church, Šamorín (SK)