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Eszter Csurka

Born: 1969
Budapest
Hungary

member since: 2019

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Eszter Csurka (born in 1969, Budapest) is a truly all-around artist: in the 1990s she studied graphic art and photography at the Hungarian College of Applied Arts, went on to attend the director and cinematographer programme of the Academy of Drama and Film, and in 1997 earned a diploma as a visual communication designer, so painting, graphic art, sculpting, video and performance are all part of her toolkit.

The imagery and themes of her paintings are marked by an intense sensuality, and her creative method is informed by an intermedia approach. Usually her works do not have a title, thus not providing an explanation for interpretation, making the viewer find the answer themselves. Her paintings are always a spiritual and visual excitement.

1991-1998 – Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Photography and Graphics, Budapest
1992-1994 – Academy of Theatre and Film Arts, Department of Film Directing and Photography, Budapest

Awards

2017 – Munkacsy Mihaly Award
2009 – Scholarship in Rome
2008 – Hungart Scholarship
2007 – Art Universitas, Békéscsaba
2005 – Second prize of the 1956 Memorial Project, Kunsthalle, Budapest
2004 – First Prize at the Watercolour Biennale of Eger
2002-2004 – Derkovits-Scholarship
2001 – STRABAGS Award in painting, Fine Arts Scholarship of the Municipality of Vienna
1998–1999 – Fise Scholarship



Selected personal exhibitions

2014 – Far away/Messze jó, Karinthy Szalon, Budapest
2013 – Home sweet home, A38 exhibition space, Budapest
2011 – Kiscelli Museum, Budapest
2009 – Ericsson Gallery of Fine Arts, Budapest
2008 – New artworks, B55 Contemporary Art Gallery, Budapest
2006 – Eleven symbols, Zsinagóga Galéria, Eger
2006 – Bifocal/Bifokál, together with Szépfalvi Ágnes, Bartók 32 Gallery
2006 – New artworks, Várfok Galéria, XO Terem, Budapest

Works in Public Collections

Dobó István Castle Museum, Eger
STRABAG-Collection, Budapest
T-Mobile Collection
Esztergom Castle Museum, Esztergom
Gallery of Paks, Paks
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
Gallery of Pécs, Pécs
Vyom Centre for Contemporary Art, Jaipur, India
MODEM, Debrecen
Kiscelli Museum, Budapest
Born under water, Public Sculpture XI. district Budapest
Collection of diocese, Székesfehérvár

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