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
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 link ->
‘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 link ->
'Don Salon', Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, 2017 link ->
'Sorcerer Won't Live/ Random Cabaret', Micha Eden Erdész /Jelle Keppens, Shoobil Gallery, Antwerp, 2016 link ->
'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 link ->
'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 link ->
'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
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]
‘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.