Dora Maurer

Born in Budapest, 1937 and lives in Budapest

Dóra Maurer (1937) graduated in 1961 at the Painting and Graphic Art department of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. Her early works were etchings that reflected the influence of Informel; later on, she created drawings and collages using a widening array of materials. A scholarship to Vienna in 1967 had a decisive influence on her; from this point she divided her time between the Austrian and the Hungarian capitals. From the early seventies, she created conceptual, serial works, examining subtle changes, movements, and the sequences, algorhythms of these; and the relationships and transformations of basic geometrical forms, and of colours. The scientific sincerity manifest in her work is always paired with playfulness and a poetic sensitivity. She is active in a number media: she produces paintings, graphic work, photography, film, and installations.
Besides her artistic praxis, her pedagogical and curatorial work is also important. One of the most important shows she organized has been “Ex/position” in 1976 that summarized the use of photography in conceptual art in Hungary of the time. Between 1975-77, she led the study circle Creativity Practices with Miklós Erdély. Between 1981-1983, she held photography and film workshops in the Museum of Fine Arts; between 1987-1991, she taught at the Academy of Applied Arts. Since 1990, she has been teaching at the University of Fine Arts, Budapest. She is a founding member of OSAS – Open Structures Art Society. In 2008, Ludwig Museum Budapest presented her retrospective exhibition. Her participation at the 12th Istanbul Biennale in 2011 drew a strong international attention to her oeuvre that has not diminished since.

Dóra Maurer: 6 out of 5
White Cube presents an exhibition by Hungarian artist Dóra Maurer at Mason’s Yard. Maurer’s rigorous,...
24 May 2016 - 09 Jul 2016
White Cube Mason’s Yard
Eastern-European Art from the Marinko Sudac Collection
After the considerable success of “L’Inarchiviabile/The Unarchivable” about Italian art...
27 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
FM Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea
With the Eyes of Others: Hungarian Artists of the Sixties and Seventies
The exhibition features more than one hundred works by thirty artists of the Hungarian Neo-avant-garde...
05 May 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
Elizabeth Dee Gallery
New York
Bookmarks – Revisiting Hungarian art of the 1960s and 1970s
Bookmarks – Revisiting Hungarian art of the 1960s and 1970s is the exhibition held at The Vinyl Factory,...
04 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
The Vinyl Factory
Dóra Maurer
A year-long comprehensive exhibition by the Hungarian artist
05 Aug 2019 - 24 Jan 2021
Dóra Maurer
Born in Budapest in 1937, Dóra Maurer is an important figure of the Hungarian neo-avant-garde and one...
12 Sep 2019 - 03 Nov 2019
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