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.

1983, Bratislava, Slovakia

Education

2015-

Master of the Eszterházy Károly College – Department of Visual Arts, Eger, Hungary

Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Prague, The Czech Republic

2012-

DLA program, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

2004-2009

Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, visual communication teacher
(Art History – and Art teacher)

2003-2008

Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest – printmaking department

Masters: Alajos Eszik and Tibor Somorjai Kiss graphic artists

2007

Crawford of Art and Design (CIT) – multimedia, Cork, Ireland

2002-2003

Secondary School of Fine Arts in Óbuda – printmaking department, Budapest, Hungary
masters: Gyöngyi Gallusz and Róbert Sárközy graphic artists

Grants, prizes

2020

Nemzeti Kulturális Alap, creative scholarship, (HU)

2019

Grand by the Ethnic Cultures Program 2017 of the Government Agency of the Slovak Republic – Kultminor

2018

MAB Scientific Award – from the Miskolc Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

V. Szeklerland Graphic Biennale – Pulse Art Colony Award

2017

ACCADEMIA D’UNGHERIA IN ROMA, Scholarship by National Cultural Fund, art scholarship
Grand by the Ethnic Cultures Program 2017 of the Government Agency of the Slovak Republic, (SK)

2016

National Cultural Fund, art scholarship

2015

Dotačný program – Kultúra národných menšín 2015, Sholarchip for Hungarian Minorities, Slovakia

2013

Munkácsy Prize
Dotačný program – Kultúra národných menšín 2012, Sholarchip for Hungarian
Minorities, Slovakia

2012

Artist residency, International Center of Art and Sustainable Development „Art
Point – Gumno”, Sloeshtica, Macedonia

NKA Scholarship, Hungary

Scholarship – Hungarian University of Fine Arts, DLA, Budapest, Hungary

Dotačný program – Kultúra národných menšín 2012, Sholarchip for Hungarian
Minorities, Slovakia

2011

“MEGA-PIXEL 2010” Digitális Alkotások Országos Tárlata, Hungary

Dotačný program – Kultúra národných menšín 2011, Slovakia

2011

József Pécsi photography scholarship

2009

National Art Student Conference, Printmaking I. – 1. prize, Hungary

2008

Award of the Béla Kondor Foundation, Hungary

Student Conference II., HUFA, Hungary, printmaking department II., HUFA, Awards for the „muuuvi” International Short Film Festival, Lázár Castle, Romania

2007

Student Conference I., HUFA, printmaking department I. – 1. prize, HUFA,
Budapest, Hungary

2006-2007

Erasmus Scholarship, Crawford of Art and Design (CIT), Cork, Ireland

2006

Award of the Jenő Barcsay Foundation – 1. prize, HUFA, Hungary

2005-2006

Hungarian Governmental Scholarship, Hungary

2004

„The world as I see it”, young artist’s competion – 1. prize, Slovakia

2003-2008

Ministry of Education scholarship

Memberships

2016-

Member of the MAMÜ, (HU)

2015-2019

Eszterházy Károly University – Department of Visual Arts, lecturer, Eger, (HU)

2014-

Budapest Metropolitan University – docent, Budapest

2013-

Hungarian Electrographic Art Association

2011-

Member of the curatory of Contemporary Hungarian Gallery, Dunajská Streda, (SK)
Main organizator of symposium „DUNART.com”, Šamorín, (SK)
Association of Hungarian Creative Artists, (HU)

2010-

Studio of Young Artists Association, (HU)
Society of Hungarian Visual Artists in the Slovak Republic, (SK)
Member as an artist at the Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, (HU)

2009-

Association of Hungarian Graphic Artists, (HU)

Selected solo exhibitions 

2019

Forwarded message, House of Dialogue, Budapest

MET Gallery, Budapest

2018

„Cradles”, (Majoros Áron Zsolttal), Gallery Limes, Komárno, (SK)
„Destruction or Purification 0.2.”, Gallery ’13, Soroksár, (HU)

2017

Destruction or Purification, House of National Minorities, Prague, Czech Republic

2016

DUNART.COM I-V., Mamü Galéria, Budapest
A kék hegy varázslata (The magic of the blue mountain), EU InfoCentre, Skopje, Macedonia

2015

Soulspaces, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

(N)OMEN, SzNM , Bratislava, Slovakia

2014

Labyrinth, Art Mill (MűvészetMalom), Szentendre, Hungary

Transvision, duo show with Áron Zsolt Majoros, St-Michael Chapel, Budapest, Hungary

Private Area in the border of Egopolis, At Home Gallery, Somorja, Slovakia

Exhibition of the Munkácsy Prize winner, Éva Mayer, 15th Festival of Contemporary Art, Vörösmarty Company, (with Ágoston Majoros), Székesfehérvár, Hungary

2013

ITINER, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (with Veronika Jakatics-Szabó)

2012

Transcom 2, Kortárs Magyar Galéria, Dunaszerdahely, Slovakia
Lifesituations, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2011

Life scale, Molnár Ani Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Tearing test, Óbudai Társaskör, Budapest, Hungary

Find your Home, in memory of András Selyem, House of Art, Gyergyószentmiklós, Romania

2010

Deposit of layers or…,  Reformation Church Somorja, Somorja, Slovakia

2009

Wavelenght with Bianka Dobó, Museum of János Tornyai, Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary

„Diagnosis / Hipochondia”, Balassi Intézet Márton Áron Szakkollégium, Budapest, Hungary

„Lack of Lyers” / „Plytčina” / „Quasso”, Gallery Creon, Šala-Veča, Slovakia

2008

„Diagnosis” graphic-installation, HUFA, Budapest, Hungary

Németh-Šamorínsky Art School, Šamorín, Slovakia

2007

„Getting of elements”, Budapest Pianosalon, Budapest, Hungary

Madách Imre Secondary School, Šamorín, Slovakia

2004

„l`été en Slovaquie” / „summer in Slovakia” with the goup Cent lieux d’art,

„Ont the anvil…” installation, At Home Gallery, Šamorín, Slovakia

2003

„There are women…” illustrations of the literature evening, At Home Gallery, Šamorín, Slovakia

Selected group exhibitions

2020

“Artonomy”, 2nd National Salon of Fine Arts, Kunsthalle, Budapest, (HU)

“Határtalan képzőművészet”, Contemporary Art Gallery, Subotica, (SRB)

“Határtalan képzőművészet”, Museum of Kuny Domonkos – bývalá synagóga, Tata (HU)

“Miszla Színdaráló 2019 művésztelep kiállítása”, Tamási Gallery, Tamási, (HU)

“Színdaráló2020”, Miszla-Art Kulturális Központ és Alkotóház, Miszla, (HU)

“Kontemplácia”, 10. DUNARTCOM medzinárodné sympózium, Mestské kultúrné stredisko, Šamorín, (SK)

“Budapest Art Market”, clastny stand s DUARTCOM, Millenáris Park, Budapest, (HU)

“Változások”, Galéria súčasných maďarských umelcovv, Dunajská Streda, (SK)

“LUX”, MAMÜ, Budapest, (HU)

“KÖZÖS METSZET”, K GALÉRIA, Budapest, (HU)

“LÁSSÁTOK, LÁSSÁTOK!”, MANK, Új Műhely Gallery, online, Szentendre, (HU)

“Téli tárlat – Mozaik II.”, FUGA, Budapest, (HU)

“6th Graphic Art Biennial of Seklerland”, Sfântu Gheorghe, (RO)

2019

„DUNART.COM VI-VIII.”, MAMÜ, Budapest, (HU)
„Látszatvilágok”, ACCADEMIA D’UNGHERIA IN ROMA, Roma, (I)
„Értelmezett relációk”, Bernády Ház, Marosvásárhely, (RO)

2018

IX. Kortárs Keresztény Ikonográfiai Biennálé, Cifrapalota, Kecskemét, (HU)
V. Székelyföldi Grafikai Biennálé, (RO)
„Látszatvilágok”, VMI oktatóinak kiállítása, Templom Galéria, Eger, (HU)
“Frammenti /Töredékszavak Időhúzás – Katakombák – Rétegek – Bölcső), ACCADEMIA D’UNGHERIA IN ROMA, Roma, (I)
“Ereklye”, a DUNART.COM8, Šamorín, (SK)
“Székelyföldi Grafikai Biennálé”, Sepsiszentgyörgy, (RO)
“Töredékszavak”, Párbeszéd Háza, Budapest, (HU)
„Színdaráló 2017-2018”, Reményik Sándor Galéria, Kolozsvár, (RO)
„Család”, Kortárs Magyar Galéria, Dunaszerdahely, (SK)
„Család”, Kortárs Magyar Galéria, MANK, Szentendre, (HU)

2017

„Matricák 2017”, Kisméretű elektrográfiai alkotások nemzetközi tárlata, B32 Galéria és Kultúrtér, Budapest
„Art Vienna”, Leopold Múzeum, Bécs, (A)
„56-ról szabadon”, MET Galéria, Budapest, (HU)
„Post Vienna”, Kun Kelemen Fine Art, Pozsony, (SK)
„Utolsó Réteg II.”, Udvarház Galéria, Veresegyház, (HU)
„Magán metropoliszok”, Latarka, Budapest, (HU)
„Fényköszöb”, a DUNART.COM7, Korona Udvar, Šamorín, (SK)
„Hajlék”, Pannonhalmi Apátság Múzeum és Galéria, Pannonhalma, (HU)
„Folyófények”, MET Galéria, Budapest, (HU)
„Utak”, Kortárs Magyar Galéria, Dunaszerdahely, (SK)
„Utak”, Kortárs Magyar Galéria, MANK, Szentendre, (HU)
„Kitelepítés 70”, Šamorín, (SK)

2016

„The Magic of The Blue Mountains”, EU InfoCentre, Skopje, (MK)
„DUNART.COM I-V.”, MAMÜ, Budapest
„100 éves pécsi villamos”, Ferencesek utcája, Pécs
„Belső utakon”, a DUNART.COM6, Korona Udvar, Somorja, (SK)
„Ephemera”, University of North Carolina Wilmington, North-Carolina, (USA)
„Art Market, Millenáris, Budapest
Székelyföldi Grafikai Triennálé, Sepsiszentgyörgy, (RO)
„Invariáns / Invariant”, Kortárs Magyar Galéria, Dunaszerdahely, (SK)
„Bevésődés / Imprinting”, MODEM, Debrecen, (HU)
„Áramkör5”, A MET 15 éves jubileumi kiállítása, Próféta Galéria, Budapest, (HU)
Christmas fair, Latarka, Polish Institution, Budapest, (HU)

2015

„Analogies and diffences”, MET Gallery, Budapest, (HU)
Exhibition of the lecturers of the Department of Visual Arts at Eszterházy Károly College, Újbástya Event Center, Sárospatak, (HU)
„Here end Now”, Kunsthalle, Budapest, (HU)
„Tucatárú / Mozgásban” / „Shoddy / On the move”, XI!. Steel Sculptural Symposium’s final exhibition, KÉSZ Industrial Park, Kecskemét Kecskemét, (HU)
„Gondviselés” / „Providence”, DUNART.COM5, Reformed Church, Šamorín, SK)
„23+1 árnyalat” / „23+1 shadow”, Magyar Műhely Galéria, Budapest, (HU)
„Áramkör 3.”, Gogol 9 Galéria, Budapest, (HU)
„Mozaik”, Belvárosi Kamara Galéria, Szeged, (HU)
„Áramkör 4.”, Szenthárom Közösségi Tér, Budapest, (HU)
I. Nemzetközi Digitális Triennálé, Babits Mihály Kulturális Központ, Szekszárd, (HU)
„Viennacontemporary”, Vienna, (A)

2014

„Best of CHB”, Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin, (D)
„Game”, Latarka, Poland Institution, Budapest, (HU)
MEGA-PIXEL 2014, 3. Digitális Alkotások Országos Tárlata, MÜSZI, Budapest, (HU)
MEGA-PIXEL 2010 díjazottjainak kiállítása, MKISZ Andrássy úti Galériája, Budapest, (HU)
„Lélekbázis” / „Base of soul”, a DUNART.COM4, Korona Udvar, Šamorín, (SK)
„Analogies and diffences”, Balassi Intitute Cairo, Cairo, (EG)
„Virtuális dimenziók”, Mank Gallery, Szentendre, (HU)
„Labirintus”, ArtMill, Modern And Contemporary Art Centre, Szentendre, (HU)
„Danube”, Contamporary Hungarian Gallery, Dunajská Streda, (SK)
Art Market, Budapest(HU)
Pecha-Kucha Night, A4, Bratislava, (SK)

2013

„Transcom.net”, Löffler House, Košice, (SK)
„Art Point – Gumno”, Sloeshtica, (MK)
„Art Point – Gumno”, Bitola, (MK)
„Egopolisz”, Budapest, (HU)
„KOMP” – Mosonmagyaróvár – Dunajská Streda (SK) – Šamorín (SK) – Győr (HU)
„Kapcsolat” / „Connection”, Contamporary Hungarian Gallery, Dunajská Streda, (SK)
„Transzvízió” / „Transvision”, Reformed Church, Šamorín, (SK)
„ViennaFair, Vienna, (A)
„Négy elem”, Szentendre, (HU)
„ArtMarket”, Budapest, (HU)
„NKA Ösztöndíjasok”, MűvészetMalom, Szentendre, (HU)
„Error and Co.”, Contamporary Hungarian Gallery, Dunajská Streda, (SK)
„Arcok az Arctalanságban”, Limes Gallery, Komárno, (SK)

2012

MATRICÁK 2012 Kisméretű Elektrográfiai Alkotások Nemzetközi Kiállítása, Próféta Gallery, Budapest, (HU)
„Symposium Trahen“, Zalošče, (SLO)
„Lélekmérleg” / „Soulscale”, Reformed Church, Šamorín, (SK)
„Art Point – Gumno”, Sloeshtica, (MK)
„Untouchable Matters”, Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, (HU)
„7-es busz” / „I came by bus seven”, Magyar Építőművészek Szövetsége Székház, Budapest, (HU)
„KOMP”, Mosonmagyaróvár (HU) – Dunajská Streda (SK) – Šamorín (SK) – Nové Zámky (SK) – Győr (HU)

2011

Art Market Budapest, Millenáris Park, Budapest, (HU)
MMMart 2011, Galerija Klinec, Medana, (SLO)
Preview Berlin, Airport Berlin Tempelhof, Berlin, (D)
„TRANSCOM.hu”, Contamporary Hungarian Gallery, Dunajská Streda, (SK)
Exhibition with the art colony in Szeged, (HU)
„Hullámhossz”, Reformed Church, Šamorín, (SK)
„KOMP”, Mosonmagyaróvár (HU) – Šamorín (SK) – Dunajská Streda, (SK)
„A korlátok a fejedben vannak!” / The borders are in your head/”, Tat Gallery, Budapest, (HU)
„Trendi vagy nem trendi. Ennyi.” / „Trendy or not trendy. That is it.”, Studio of Young Artists Association, Studio Gallery, Budapest, (HU)
„MEGA-PIXEL 2010”, Digitális Alkotások Országos Tárlata, organized by Hungarian Electrographic Art Association/HEAA, House of Hungarian Artists, Budapest, (HU)

2010

„alaprajz-alaprajz”, “MEGA-PIXEL 2010” Digitális Alkotások Országos Tárlata, organized by Hungarian Electrographic Art Association/HEAA, FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture, Budapest, (HU)
„Art Fair 2010”, Kunsthalle, Budapest, (HU)
„Chopin-maraton”, Palace of Arts, Budapest, (HU)
Exhibition by Society of Hungarian Visual Artists in the Slovak Republic, Komárno, (SK)
„DEMO InterVIEWS 2.0“, Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin, (D)
„Elements Cuisine” workshop exbibiton, 4D Gallery, Galanta, (SK)
I. National Workshop, Contemporary Hungarian Gallery, Dunajská Streda, (SK)
„Without colour”, Synagogue Šamorín – At Home Gallery, Šamorín, (SK)
1th Szekler’s Graphics Biennial / I. Székelyföldi Grafikai Biennálé, Gyárfás Jenő Gallery – Sfintu Gheorghe, Miercurea Ciuc, Tirgu Mures, (RO)
„multiple matters – Grafische Konzepte, International Print Network 2010, International Print Triennial Krakkó – Oldenburg – Vienna, Vienna, Künstlerhaus, (A)
„Print without Borders”, International Print Network 2010, International Print Triennial Krakkó – Oldenburg – Vienna, Oldenburg, Horst-Janssen Museum, (D)

2009

IV. National Art Student Conference, HUFA, Budapest, (HU)
Hungarian University of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery Project, The exhibition of winners of the IV. National Art Student Conference, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, (HU)
„Fresh 2009″ / „Friss 2008”, Kogart House, Budapest (HU)
International Print Exchange Exhibition, Hamaoka Country Club, Hamaoka, (JP)
Yokohama Port Opening 150th Anniversary International Print Exchange Exhibition, Yokohama Creative City Center, Kanagawa, (JP)
50th anniversary of Art School of Németh- Šamorínsky, Šamorín, (SK)
„Fény / Light”, Gallery Boulevard & Brezsnyev, Budapest, (HU)

2008

24th National Biennial of Graphic Arts, Miskolc, (HU)
Diploma exhibition – printmaking department, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, (HU)
Best of Diploma, HUFA, Budapest, (HU)
„Printmaking 2008” / „Képgrafika 2008”, Galéria 78, Sopron, (HU)
„HAT ART” organized by Cultural Institute of the Republic of Hungary, Millenáris, Piros-Fekete Gallery, Budapest, (HU)
„Vacuum” / „Vákuum”, Exhibition of the Graphic Artist’s Colony of Makó, Hagymaház, Makó, (HU)
„+ – 100 év” / „+ – 100 years”, MissionArt Gallery, Budapest, (HU)
„Black and white”, Műcsarnok, Budapest, (HU)
Student Conference II., HUFA, Budapest, (HU)
„Christmas Evas” / „Karácsonyi Évák”, Reevolutio Kft., Budapest, (HU)
Christmas Art Fair, G13 Art Gallery, Budapest, (HU)

2007

3rd year degree show, Crawford College of Art and Design (CIT), Cork, (IRL)
Illustrations of Dante, Mantegna, Petrarca, exhibition-serial organized by Prof. Giorgio Segato, (IT – Florence, Rome, etc.), (IT, USA)
Student Conference I., HUFA, Budapest, (HU)

2006

Exhibition of Barcsay, HUFA, Budapest, (HU)
The exhibition by the young Hungarian architects and artists from Slovakia, Cultural Institute of the Republic of Hungary, Bratislava, (SK)
Exhibition by the printmaking department from HUFA, Budapest Galéria Kiállítóháza, Budapest, (HU)
Budapest Art Expo Fresh – International Biennial of Fresh and Young Fine Artists, Szentendre – Művészetmalom, Szentendre, (HU)
23rd National Biennial of Graphic Arts, Miskolc, (HU)
„Antiglobalization”, Almássy Téri Szabadidő Központ, Budapest, (HU)
5th Colour Print Graphic Exhibition / Lithographies, Babits Mihály Művelődési Központ és Művészetek Háza, Szekszárd, (HU)
„The graphic masters” by students and masters from HUFA, printmaking department, Nádor Gallery, Budapest, (HU)

2005

The exhibition by the young Hungarian architects and artists from Slovakia, Cultural Institute of the Republic of Hungary, Bratislava, (SK)

2004

„The world as I see it”, Dunajská Streda, (SK)
Workshop in Hajós, (HU)

2003

„Steam” / „Gőz”, Budapest Galéria Kiállítóháza, Budapest, (HU)
Biennial of secondary schools of fine- and industrial arts, Secondary School of Fine Arts in Óbuda, Budapest, (HU)

Art Fair Participation

2020

DUNARTCOM booth, Art Market Budapest, Budapest

2018

Art Market Budapest

2016

Art Market Budapest

2015

viennacontemporary, Vienna, Austria

2014

Art Market, Budapest, Hungary, booth of the Hungarian Electrographic Art Association

2013

Viennafair, Vienna, Austria

2011

Art Market, Budapest, Hungary
Preview Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2010

Budapest Art Fair, Budapest, Hungary

Works in public and private collections

MMM International Symposium, Medana, Slovenia
Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin, Germany
Contemporary Hungarian Gallery / Kortárs Magyar Galéria, Dunaszerdahely, Slovakia
DUNART.com international art colony, Somorja, Slovakia
Rovás art colony, Középajta, Romania
No Boundaries International Art Colony 2012, Észak-Karolina, Wilmington, United States
Symposium Trahen, Zalošče Slovakia
Artist residency, International Center of Art and Sustainable Development „Art Point – Gumno”, Sloeshtica, Macedonia
MMM International Symposium, Medana, Slovakia
Nagymegyer, Plauter Kúria, Slovakia
Szegedi art colony, Szeged, Hungary
Makói Grafikai art colony, Makó, Hungary
Hajósi art colony, Hajós, Hungary

Employment, organising, curatorial and further cultural activity:

2019-

Budapesti Metropolitan Unviersity, Media Design Tanszék, college associate professor

2015-2019

Curator of „Invariáns“, exhibition of the teachers at Eszterházy Károly Egyetem Vizuális Művészeti Tanszék, Contemporary Hungarian Gallery, Dunaszerdahely (SK)

2014-2018

Budapesti Metropolitan University, Képi ábrázolás, lecturer

2016

Curator of „Invariáns“, exhibition of the teachers at Eszterházy Károly Egyetem Vizuális Művészeti Tanszék, Contemporary Hungarian Gallery, Dunaszerdahely (SK)

2013

Curator of „Hiba és társai“, group exhibition of MKE Doktori Iskola, Vermes-villa, Dunaszerdahely (SK)

2012

Co-organiser of I. Slovakien Hungarian Fine Art Forum, Hungarian Cultural Institutions, Bratislava (SK)

2011

Head-organiser of „DunART.com“ international symposium, Somorja (SK)
TRANSCOM.hu“ exhibition organising, Hungarian Contemporary Gallery, Vermes– villa,
Dunaszerdahely (SK)
MMM International Symposium, Medana (SK)

2009

The 5th International Symposium, WAD (World Art Delft Foundation the Netherlands),  invitation-based, Delft, The Netherlands