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Erik Tollas

Erik Tollas

Born 1981 in Berettyóújfalu, Hungary

Erik Tollas is international guest artist at Villa Romana in September 2023. In cooperation with the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC).

Erik Tollas is a visual artist of Roma origin from Hungary, living and working in Budapest. As a former graduate of the University of Pécs, Faculty of Music and Visual Arts, his first steps as a painter were taken in the realm of figurative painting. More recently he turned towards experimenting with abstract forms, his works obtaining a more meditative and surreal character. In 2021 he was shortlisted for the Eszterházy Art Award at the Ludwig Museum, Budapest. He regularly exhibits in galleries across Hungary and participates both in solo and group exhibitions, among the latest in the NACO Gallery (Metanoia, 2022) in Budapest.


Education

2007-2013

University of Pécs-Faculty of Visual Art, Painting faculty

Prize, Residence

2023

Villa Romana and ERIAC, Florence

2014

The interest of peace, MAC, Belfast

2012

Fundamenta-Amadeus Arts scholarship

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022

I sit on solid ground. My back against a tree., Duna Museum, Esztergom

2017

Reposition ( Zsófia Magdolna Nagy, Benjámin Pelcz), Latarka Gallery, Budapest

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023

A house is a house is a home, Villa Romana, Florence

Emerging talents. Spring salon, ERIAC, Berlin

2022

Metanoia, NACO, Budapest

2021

Eszterházy Art Award Short List, Ludwig Museum, Budapest

2019

Monostori concrete symposium, MKE Parthenon-fríz hall, Budapest 

Observation station, Rugógyár Gallery, Budapest 

2018

B3TON, FUGA art centre, Budapest

On the Rocks, Artkartell Collection, ProjectSpace, Budapest Concrete faces 5.0, Nick Gallery, Pécs

2017

Concrete faces 4.0. second season., Nick Gallery Pécs

2016

Pop Up exhibition, Tayler Patrick, Ázbej&Ázbej, Kunsthalle, Budapest

Bzzz, Partizán studio house, Budapest

Concrete faces 3.0., Nick Gallery, Pécs

Gate post- Football in the hungarian contemporary Art , Contemporary Institute-Dunaújváros

2015

Art Market Budapest, Millenáris park, Budapest 

Meanwhile, Partizán studio house, Budapest

Art Loves Design, Loffice, Budapest 

Air, Partizán studio house, Budapest

Displacements, A.P.A gallery, Budapest

2013

5,17 Diploma exhibition, M21 Gallery, Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, Pécs

2012

Events, Relics, Reflections Hungarian Academy of Rome, Rome

2010

Young Art – Sortment, Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe

Membership

2022

ERIAC - European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture

  

Works in collection

Art Gallery, Paks

Eszterházy private foundation

Villa Romana, Florence