Erik Mátrai


1977, Miskolc
Lives and works in Budapest



2009   University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Phd school
1998-2004  University of Fine Arts, Budapest, major: painting, masters: Attila Kovács, Gábor Nagy.
1997  Secondary School of Applied Arts in Kaposvár, Hungary.
1996  High school diploma in Miskolc, Hungary.



2019   Ellipse, Sesztina Gallery, Debrecen, Hungary

2017   VISION, Vízivárosi Gallery, Budapest 

2016   acb Space, acb Gallery, Budapest

2015   In an ellipsoidal fog,Karinthy Szalon, Budapest

2013   Landscape, Kunsthalle, Budapest

2012   Porticus, acb Gallery, Budapest

2011   Helyreigazítás, Godot Galllery Budapest /with Erika Baglyas/
             LUX – Institut of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros, Hungary

2009   The parting of the Red Sea, Synagogue at Rumbach street, Budapest

2008   With clear color, Szombathely, Hungary
            Wave-space installation, along with Henrik Martin, Castle of Diósgyőr, Miskolc, Hungary
            Crossroad, Picture Gallery of Szombathely, Hungary

2007   The parting of the Red Sea, Irokéz Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary           



2015  ZKM, Global Control and Cenzorship, Karlsrhue, Germany

2015   More Light!, New Budapest Gallery, Budapest 

2014   Wave-space 05, Jurányi Gallery, Budapest
            Bring Light...III., Vízivárosi Gallery, Budapest

2012   What is Hungarian?, Kunsthalle. Budapest
            Hugarica, Knoll Gallery, Wien

2011   Hybridity in the Carpathians, MODEM, Debrecen, Hungary
            Libero Arbitrio, Paris
            No one belongs here more than you, Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), Budapest
            My God, Modem, Debrecen, Hungary

2010   The Corporation 10, acb Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
            C1.2, Feszty-house, Budapest, Hungary
            10 years of the Tolcsvai land-art colony of artists, Miskolc Gallery, Hungary

2009   Messiahs, MODEM, Debrecen, Hungary
            Spazi Aperti, Accademia di Romania in Roma, Rome
            Accademia delle Academie, Tiempo di Adriano, Rome

2008   Christmas at the Castle, Castle Museum, Nagytétény, Hungary
            The new refutation of time, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
            Modern artists in a traditional village, Sajókaza, Hungary
            Landscape after 2000, Picture Gallery of Szombathely, Hungary
            From icon to installation, Abbey of Pannonhalma, Hungary
            Exhibition of the artists who received the Derkovits scholarship, Ernst Museum, Budapest

2007   Place of birth: Miskolc, Rákóczi-house, Miskolc, Hungary
            Simply, acb Gallery, Budapest
            Crossroad, Chiesa dei Bergamaschi, Rome
            Exhibition of the artists who received the Derkovits scholarship, Ernst Museum, Budapest

2006   Open Art, Munich, Germany
            Arte Fiera di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

2005   Discreet charm, Irokéz Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary
            Intro Festival, Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle) Budapest
            MEMO, acb Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2004   Skelefta: All over the Corporation, Sweden
            Jaroszlawl: Art of Movement, Russia
            Tolcsvai land-art colony of artists, Mamű Gallery, Budapest

2003   The Rape of Europa, Millenáris Park, Budapest

2002   Art-Mill: Fresh, Szentendre, Hungary
            The Corporation Project, II. Festival of Theatre Arts in Pécs, Hungary

2001   Blade, Óbudai Társaskör Gallery, Budapest



2004   4-month Erasmus scholarship, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, painting and multimedia.
2009   University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Post-graduate student
2004   University Diploma
2006   Derkovits scholarship
2008   „Márciusi Ifjak” award
2009   Hungarian Academy Rome, scholarship
2011   Artist Residency, Frankfurt
2013   VARP, New York
            Eötvös Scholarship, New York



article from Mélyi József about Mátrai Erik's exhibition in Dunaújváros: