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Erika Baglyas

Erika Baglyas (b.1973, Paks, Hungary) is a prominent representative of the mid-generation of Hungarian contemporary artists. She participated in the International Studio Program at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 2012, 3 Months residency program at Residency Unlimited (RU) in New York 2013, in 2014 she resumes her work with the Hungarian Eötvös Scholarship in Berlin.

The medium of her works – performance, installation, object, video, drawing, photo or actions carried out in alternative or public spaces –  always reflects on the thematic chosen along a definite concept. The complex of her subjects is well represented in her DLA research –  Social trauma as life situation – censored mind in the Kádár era.  In her works, she studies the relation of public and private sphere by involving the historical context through her own subjectivity. As the artist’s personal approach, sensibility, intuition hold social reference, she often reflects on the judgement of artists’ social status. Texts, writings are always important elements of her works, often exceeding its limits and the visual environment also adds a new, unique layer of interpretation. She has been exhibiting since 2001, and often deals with topics of a sociological, psychological or philosophycal layer. Besides her artistic activity honoured with numerous awards, scholarships, she regularly contributes to art magazines, writing criticism and essays. Her works are represented in private and public collections.

Erika Baglyas’ 3 months residency at RU (Fall 2013) is supported by ACAX | Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange as well as the Trust for Mutual Understanding.


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