MICHA EDEN ERDESZ

 









MICHA EDEN ERDESZ


°1975 Toronto, Canada

Artist, curator and researcher based in the Dedham Vale, England.

Canadian, British, Israeli

Micha Eden Erdész’s work explores the interaction of diverse media as much as issues of identity. Initially studying architecture, he soon moved to large-format photography and drawing in a desire to be more experimental in his working practice and divert from an art so reliant on the dictates of constructing a viable, practical building. His most recent pieces involve the dextrous working of oil paint and fine drawings onto transparencies, eschewing the structured clarity of his previous photographs in favour of a more ephemeral, ghost-like evocation which hit at states of mind rather than physical structures. - Pryle Behrman

represented by Shoobil Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

contact - tel ++ (44) 7840145080 email - michaedene [at] icloud [dot] com


Awards

Support in kind by UCC for ‘New Magical Realism’, The Minories Galleries, 2019

Postgraduate Bursary awarded by Edinburgh College of Art, 2012

Bursary awared by Arsenal Regeneration Team for 'The Liminal Phase’ at Highbury Studios, London, 2006

Grant awarded by Stadium Capital Holdings for 'The Liminal Phase’ at Highbury Studios, London, 2006

Selected Curatorial Projects

‘New Magical Realism’, Fia Cielen, Anton Cotteleer, Tim Dodds, Micha Eden Erdész, Evelien Gysen, Jef Gysen, Andrea Hanak, Besmir Latifi, Alex McLean, Elke Lutgerink, Aleksei Kazantsev, Warre Mulder, Anna Sokololva, Angela Stauber, The Minories, Colchester School of Art, 2019
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‘The Liminal Phase’, Slobodan Trajkovic, Matty Small, Robert Currie, Xavier Pick, Sarah Strang, Micha Eden Erdész, Rebecca Jewell, Thorogood, Gerald Straub, Ian Johnson, Julie Cook, Balint Bolygo, Thomas Wilkinson, Thomas Wilkinson, Highbury Studios, London, 2006
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Residencies

Florence Trust, London, 2005-2006
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Education

Immured by Intermedial light and gravity on the Sinskenfoor: How can an Antwerp fair and its environs be understood to impart hegemony?, 2014-2013

Masters of Research in Arts Practice, CCW Graduate School, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London

Supervised by Dr. Maria Walsh and Dr. Paul Ryan

Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Art Practice, Edinburgh College of Art, 2013-2012

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, 2002-1998

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Philosophy, School of Culture and Community Studies, University of Sussex, 1998-1995

Selected Solo Projects and Commissions

Commission of 'Buda', Balassi Institute for the Embassy of Hungary, London, 2018

‘Ruins Constraints', 10 Interventions, Platform for Immaterial Matters, Tique Art Space, Antwerp, Belgium, 2016

‘Hearth and Heat', Florence Trust, London, 2015
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'So Near', Newlon Housing Trust, Emirates Stadium, Holloway, London (Commission) 2011
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‘Micha Eden Erdész’, MacBride Art, Antwerp, 2008

'Micha Eden Erdész', Glen Gould Foyer, Canadian Broadcasting Centre, Toronto, 2005

'Endura', The Spitz Gallery, London, 2005

'Wakes', Hurwendeki, London, 2004

Selected Group Exhibitions 

‘New Magical Realism’, The Minories, Colchester, 2019 
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'Float', Firstsite, Colchester, 2017
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'Don Salon', Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, 2017
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'Sorcerer Won't Live/ Random Cabaret', Micha Eden Erdész /Jelle Keppens, Shoobil Gallery, Antwerp, 2016
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'Screenings in an Empty Place', Karina Beumer, Edwin Deen, Micha Eden Erdész, Hantrax, Vedran Kopljar, Other Robots, Tereza Ruller, Anne Van de Star, Curdin Tones, Platform for Immaterial Matters, Tique Art Space, Antwerp Art Weekend, Belgium, 2016

'Salonathon', Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, 2016

'Archway is the New Shoreditch’, Arbeit Studios, London, 2015

'Postcards to Nepal', House of Illustration, London, 2015

'Chelsea College of Arts Summer Show', University of the Arts London, 2014

'Salontology’, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, 2014  

'Multidimensionburbia', Thomas Aitchison/ Micha Eden Erdész/ Jake Watts), Edinburgh College of Art, 2013

'Stars in My Eyes', Martyna Anna Benedyka, Alexandra Drawbridge, Ismail Erbil, Micha Eden Erdész, Robert Hitzman, Louisa Mahony, Antonio Marguet, Patrick Michalopoulos, Tyler Mallison, William O' Donnell, Marion Sagon, Karen Tang, Kazuya Tsuji, Schwartz Gallery, London, 2013
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'Bloomberg New Contemporaries', Aisha Abid Hussain, Rebecca Ackroyd, Thomas Aitchison, Lewis Betts, Jason Brown, Fatma Bucak, Agnes Calf, Lauren Cohen, Patrick Cole, Menna Cominetti, Calum Crawford, Mark Essen, Adham Faramawy, Ophelia Finke, Grant Foster, Archie Franks, Joe Frazer, Kate Hawkins, Adam Hogarth, Catherine Hughes, Antoine L'Heureux, Roman Liška, Lana Locke, Alex McNamee, Steven Morgana, Laura O'Neill, Hardeep Pandhal, Julia Parkinson, Joanna Piotrowska, Hannah Regel, Dante Rendle Traynor, Daniela Sarigu, Ferdinand Saumarez Smith, Yves Scherer, Simon Senn, Isabelle ZhiZhi Southwood, Josephine Sowden, Marlene Steyn, Matthias Tharang, Shelley Theodore, Esmé Toler, Sarah Tynan, Dominic Watson, Tom Worsfold, Tim Zercie, Maarten van den Bos, Spike Island, Bristol, 2013

Press - 'Five things we learned from this year's Bloomberg New Contemporaries: The graduate showcase is always a reliable art trend barometer. Here's what we gleaned from the class of 2013' by Martin Coomer 
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'A Preparation for Something to Come', Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, 2013

'No Lemon No Melon', Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, 2013

'Defcon Salon', Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, 2012

'Espace ‘N’ De La Zone Ondulée', Atelier Solarshop, James Lee Byars, Frank F Castelyns, Micha Eden Erdész, Karin Hanssen, Joie Iacono, Céline Felga, G. Leddington, Kristina Sigunsdotter, Philippe Van Damme, Galerie Martin van Blerk, Antwerp, 2009

'Summer Show', Florence Trust, London, 2005

'Winter Show', Florence Trust, London, 2006

Selected Publications

Watts, J. (2014) 'Return to Multidimensionburbia', JAWS Journal of Arts Writing by Students, London: Intellect, no. 3.

Erdész, M. E. and Smart, S. (2014) 'Between Artists: A collaborative elucidation of the sensitive art practices of Micha Eden Erdész and Stephanie Smart', JAWS Journal of Arts Writing by Students, London: Intellect, no. 3.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013 [catalogue] Texts by Sacha Craddock and selectors Ryan Gander, Chantal Joffe, Nathaniel Mellors.

Watts J. (2013) Multidimensionburbia: Meditations on Shopping Centres STAXTON FOLEY [online] Available at: <https://staxtonfoley.wordpress.com/2013/03/06/multidimensionburbia-mediations-on-shopping-centres/>  [Accessed 3 January 2018]

Erdész, M.E. (2013) 'At Least You Will Feel Neutralised by Magic Mirrors!',  A Preparation of Something to Come [catalogue], Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University, pp. 15 - 17.

Erdész, M.E. (2012) Syn: Syncretism/ Synaesthesia

Florence Trust 2006 [catalogue]

Internships

‘The Agency Gallery', London, 2004 

‘Royal Institute of British Architects', London, 1998

Work in the collection of Newlon Housing Trust and the Embassy of Hungary in London.