Erika Baglyas

  • Hungary (b. 1973)
  • Currently in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Conceptual life, visual art, writing, reading, drawing, breathing, laughing.


The medium of my works – whether performance, installation, object, video, drawing, photography, or actions carried out in alternative or public spaces – always reflects on the theme and subject matter chosen along the lines of a definitive concept. The complexity of my subjects is represented in my DLA research – Social trauma as life situation – the censored mind in the (Socialist) Kádár era. Through my works, I try to interpret the relationship between the public and private spheres by addressing the historical context through my own subjectivity.

As the artist’s personal approach, sensibility, and intuition hold a space of social reference, I often reflect on the judgement of the artist’s social status. Text and writing are always important elements of my works, often exceeding their limitations, and the visual environment adds an additional layer of interpretation.

I have been showing my work since 2001, often engaging with topics of a sociological, psychological or philosophical essence. Alongside my activity as an artist, I regularly contribute to art magazines, writing criticism and essays.



Erika Baglyas (b. 1973, HU)

Artist, performer, art critic




Indigo Mood, VILTIN Gallery, Budapest, HU

Break-out, Hungarian Translator House, Balatonfüred, HU, curator: Márta Kovalovszky


Think about your future well in advance!, Park Gallery, Budapest, HU, curator: Ani Molnár


Bunker, Dovin Gallery, Budapest, HU, curator: Szilvi Német

Rectification, with Erik Mátrai, Godot Gallery, Budapest, HU


Salsus, Baroque House, 8th Arcus Temporum, Pannonhalma, HU

Community as Doctor, with Zsolt Zalka, Zsuzsanna Tóth, Óbudai Társaskör Gallery, Budapest, HU


Trousseau – Concealment – Unveiling, Little Synagogue, Eger, HU


Man Proposes, King St. Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, HU, curator: Kati Izinger


Oblivion, Studio of Vajda Lajos, Szentendre, HU

What remains, MODEM, Debrecen, HU, curator: Katalin Nagy T.

Untitled, with Ilona Lovas, Dorottya Gallery, Budapest, HU, curator: Andrea Bordács, Zsófia Somogyi


Heart spoon, performance, with Bálint Szombathy, KAS Gallery, Budapest, HU


Individual Weight/Balance, Knoll Gallery Budapest, HU, curator: Erzsébet Pilinger


One hundred Sheets, with Gyuri Baglyas, installation and action in the Csepel Steel           Works, Csepel, HU

Artist as a Private Person and Art as My Own Business project, installations, actions in the public space, Budapest, HU


Experience for me, performance, Studio Gallery, Budapest, HU, curator: Edit Nagy




Protocol, CHIMERA-PROJECT, Budapest, HU, curators: Bogi Mittich, Patrick Urwyler


Past, Continuous - Contemporary Reflections on the Cultural Legacy of Socialism, Fészek Artist's Club, Budapest, HU, curator: Edina Nagy

Terra Nova, Gólya, Budapest, HU, curators: Stefi Sparing, Eszter Őze

Pensive Pictures, Goodbye!, Higgs Field, Budapest, HU, curator: Szilvi Német

The Future is Today! / participating in Stano Masár’s project / Chimera-Project @ ICA-D Institute for Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros, HU, curators: Patrick Urwyler, Bogi Mittich


Dual Rhythms, Residency Unlimited, New York, USA, curator: Luise Kaunert

100 Hungarian Minutes - The Westernisation of The Ex-Soviet Bloc, Pavilion Center, Bucharest, RO, curator: Gergő Horváth

Out of the Museum and into the Street, Pavelhaus, Radkersburg, A, curator: Adele Eisenstein

Making the Medium, CHB, Berlin, D, curators: Veronika Baksa-Sos, David Szauer, Rachel Rits-Volloch, Fanni Magyar

In the Kitchen, in Bed, in Public - Critique of Gender Stereotypes in Hungarian Contemporary Photography, Mai Manó Hause, Budapest, HU, curator: Kata Oltai

Conceptualism today - Conceptual Art in Hungary from the beginning of the nineties, Paksi Picture Gallery, Paks, HU, curator: Ezsébet Tatai


Open Studios, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, D

A/4 Project, Re-culture 1, Patras, GR, curator: Artemis Potamianou

Politechnika, Viltin Gallery, Budapest, HU, curator: Tibor Iski-Kocsis

Magiá(r) kocka, The Hungarian Magic Cube, Kibbutzim College, Tel Aviv, IL, curator: Dvora Bochman


and the Jews?, with Gyuri Baglyas, Hungarian Jewish Museum, Budapest, HU, curators: László Beke, Judit Lőwy

Table, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, HU

Mimetic Constructions, Miskolc Gallery, Miskolc, HU, curator: Kinga Bódi

Instant, Miskolc Gallery, Miskolc, HU, curator: Szilvi Nagy


Melancholy in Modern Art, Selection from Antal-Lusztig-Collection, MODEM, Debrecen,     HU, curator: Gábor Gulyás

Liberation Formula, Donumenta 2010, Regensburg, D, curators: Adele Eisenstein, Áron Fenyvesi

Bi-cycle, Csepel Gallery, Budapest, HU, curator: Tünde Geisbühl


We are out, Studio Galllery, Budapest, HU

Blocked Disbursement, acb Gallery, Budapest, HU, curator: Anna Lénárd

A Little Hungarian Pornography, MODEM, Debrecen, HU, curator: Gábor Gulyás


Collect is Art, Sonja Pinter Gallery, Budapest, HU, curator: Katalin Nagy T.

From ICON to Installation, Archabbey of Pannonhalma, Pannonhalma, HU, curator: Adele Eisenstein


Lost and Found, MODEM, Debrecen, HU, curator: Kinga Germán

Exhibition of Derkovits Scolarship Holders, Hungarian Institut, Helsinki, FIN


Lost and Found, Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, D, curator: Kinga German

Narrative, King St. Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, HU, curator: Katalin Izinger

Exhibition of Derkovits Scolarship Holders, Hungarian Institution, Stuttgart, D


Gemine Muse, Young Artists In European Museums, Ernst Museum, Budapest, HU,   curator: Zsófia Somogyi

„Necc”, Kogart House, Budapest, HU, curator: Brigitta Iványi-Bitter

Lost in Translation, Hellenic American Union, Athen, GR, curator: Artemis Potamianou


Border crossings, Institute of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros, HU, curator: Zsolt         Petrányi

Body – Space – Picture, Knoll Gallery, Budapest, HU, curator: Erzsébet Pilinger


DEMO, Institute of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros, HU, curator: Hajnalka Somogyi


One picture for one minute, Institute of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros, HU,curator: Katalin Timár


2013 Hungarian Eötvös Scholarship, Berlin, D

2013 Studio residency, Residency Unlimited, NY, USA

2012 Studio residency, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, D

2010 Scholarship of the Municipal Government of Budapest, Lisbon, P

2008 Studio residency, Hungarian Academy Rome, I

2008 Kállai Ernő Scholarship of the Hungarian Ministry of Art Historian-Art Critic

2005 The Critics’ Award from Béla Horváth Art Fundation

2004 Derkovits Gyula Scholarship of the Hungarian Ministry of Culture



Municipality, International Contemporary Art Collection, Lisbon, P

Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, SK

King St. Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, HU

Miskolc Gallery, Miskolc, HU


ART CRITIC ACTIVITY, Hungarian Cultural Portal; 2010-2012 | Artportal, On-line Hungarian Art Magazine; since 2010 | Új Művészet, Hungarian Contemporary Art Magazine; since 2008 | Exit, Free Weekly Program Magazine; 2006-2010 | Műértő, Hungarian Art Review; since 2005 | Exindex, On-line Contemporary Art Magazine; since 2001 | BALKON, Contemporary Art Magazine, Budapest, Hungary; since 2000



Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, HU, 2009-2011

course: Art Criticism and Analysis | Cultural Journalism



As program coordinator, Inventio Arts, Budapest, HU, 2013

As curator, Magyar Műhely Gallery, Budapest, HU, 2006-2008



International Association of Art Critics | from 2008

Association of Hungarian Journalist | from 2008

Studio of Young Photographers Hungary | from 2005

Studio of Young Artists Association | from 2001

Approach Art Society | from 1999