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Dóra Maurer

Dóra Maurer

Born June 11 1937, Budapest
Lived in Budapest
Lived in Vienna (3)

Dóra Maurer is a Hungarian artist and she has actively combined photography, film, graphic design and painting. She has reflected objective geometrical, mathematical, and conceptual systems. Her essentially avant-garde work is a good example of a strictly constructive solution to questions concerning contemporary art. Maurer is a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest.


graphics, works on paper, design, movies, neo-constructivism, experimental movies, show in map

1956

From 1956 to 1961, Dora Maurer studied under the leadership of Gyuly Hincze at Magyar Képzőművészeti Főiskola/ Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest. After she graduated, she dealt with bronze etching which she reflected in the mode of paradoxical organization, sensitivity, and even grotesqueness (Melegház /Green House, 1963

1962

IX. Országos Képzőművészeti Tárlat (group exhibition, Budapest)

1964

Fiatal Művészek Stúdiója 5 (group exhibition, Budapest)

1965

In the second half of the 1960's, Maurer greatly extended the scope of her activities. Collages, crumples, unusual materials (hair), and layering started to appear in her works and, at the same time, she used a strictly traditional under-painting (PB 0, Hegy és Ember/ Man and Mountain, 1969), which heralded the later popular motif of concealment. Having learned photography techniques and having activated her personal form of expression, she started to make larger conceptual works. Those include Nagyon magasról leejtett lemez/ Record dropped from a very great height, (1970
Ma/magyar grafika (group exhibition, Budapest)

1966

Magyar Kisgrafika (group exhibition, Budapest)

1967

Fiatal Művészek 5túdiója 8. (group exhibition, Budapest)
Ungarische Grafik der Gegenwart (group exhibition, Schleswig)
Fiatal Művészek Stúdiója 8. (group exhibition, Budapest)
4. Miskolci Grafikai Biennále (group exhibition, Budapest)

1968

Internat. Grafik (group exhibition, Oldenburg)
Országos Képzőművészeti Kiállítás (group exhibition, Miskolc )

1971

The seventies are generally characterized by her interest in series
[Dóra Maurer] (solo exhibition, Vienna)


1973


1974

Graphics, Objects (solo exhibition, Bremen)

1975

In 1975, Dora Maurer and Miklós Erdély (1928-1986) established the Kreativitás – Vizualitás szakkör/ Creative and Visual Study Circle. The Circle continued its activity until 1977.
Displacements 1972-75 (solo exhibition, Graz)
Nyomtatás - nyomhagyás (solo exhibition, Pécs)

1976

[Dóra Maurer] (solo exhibition, Jyväskylä)
[Dóra Maurer] (solo exhibition, Székesfehérvár)
Serial Works (group exhibition, Székesfehérvár)

1977

Playing with structures, their construction and destruction is closely related to the pursuit of the Hidden Structure (elrejtett strukúrák)

1978


1979

Eltalódások 1975 - 79 (solo exhibition, Pécs)


1982

The culmination of Maurer's structural studies came when she received a commission from Dieter Bogner to decorate the tower chamber of Buchberg Castle (1942). Maurer used two-dimensional aquarelle designs Térfestés tervek/ Spatial Painting Layouts (1980–1982), with which she gradually transformed an area of fourteen square metres into an illusive spatial arrangement. The overall procedure was documented through photographs and a film (Térfestés / Spatial Painting, 58 mm, 1982–1983
Egoland-art (group exhibition, Budapest)
Bilder, Zeichnungen, Fotos (solo exhibition, Friedberg)
Művészbélyegek. Art-Pool (group exhibition, Budapest)

1983

Quasi-image 101
Quasi-image 101 (painting)

Film / művészet (group exhibition, Budapest)
Á kibontakozás évei 1960 körül (group exhibition, Székesfehérvár)
"Raum quasi Bild'". Exakte Tendenzen (solo exhibition, Gars am Kamp )

1984

Regata 3
Regata 3 (painting)

Práce 1958-1983 (solo exhibition, Budapest)
Drawing! (group exhibition, Pécs)
11. Bienále užité grafiky Brno (group exhibition, Brno)
Small is beautiful (group exhibition, Warsaw)

1985

20 Years of Hungarian Experimental Film (group exhibition, New York (NY))
Tértervek/Raumkonzepte (group exhibition, Budapest)

1986

The Corner (group exhibition, Friedberg)
Képvetületek! Projektionsbilder (solo exhibition, Budapest)

1987

Between 1987 and 1989, Dora Maurer once again lived in Austria because she was granted a scholarship by the Austrian Ministry of Culture. In 1988, she received a scholarship from the Eötvös foundation. She gave audio-visual lectures as a visiting lecturer at Magyar Iparművészet Főiskolán/ School of Art in Budapest (1987-1991). From 1990, she taught at the Magyar Képzőművészeti Főiskola/ Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest.
"És"-kiállítás (group exhibition, Budapest)
Geometrien aus Österreich (group exhibition, Gars am Kamp )

1989

Quod libet 4
Quod libet 4 (painting)


1990

After 1990, Maurer continued working on the Buchberg Cycle. She still dealt with the transformation of colours through the influence of light and in light itself. She interfered in the process and recorded it. The original Quasi-Picture gradually transformed into the Relatív Kvaziképek/ Relative Quasi-Picture series. The original canvases literally left the walls (Ledőlt Quasi-kép alapformával,/ Fallen Quasi-Picture with Base-Form, 1986–91
Dialog (solo exhibition, Budapest)


1993

[Dóra Maurer] (solo exhibition, Szombathely )
Quasi-Images, Instalation (solo exhibition, Friedberg)
Fa/nyitás (solo exhibition, Budapest)
Falnyitás (solo exhibition, Budapest)

1994

Zwischen Zeit Raum I (group exhibition, Düsseldorf)

1995

Quasi-Obrazy (solo exhibition, Bratislava)

1996

I In the belly of the Whale (solo exhibition, Budapest)
[Dóra Maurer] (Tibor Gáyor) (solo exhibition, Szombathely )
5treifenbilder (solo exhibition, Nuremberg)

1997

Quasi-képek és képek 1990-1997 (solo exhibition, Budapest)
Vegyes téri viszonyok (solo exhibition, Pécs)

1998

Arbeiten 1975-1997 (solo exhibition, Bottrop )
Eltolódások 1974-75 (solo exhibition, Budapest)

1999

[Dóra Maurer] (Áron Balázs) (solo exhibition, Budapest)

2000

Received grant from Soros Foundation


2002

Szferikus pikkelyek (solo exhibition, Budapest)

2003

Dora Maurer won the state-sponsored Kossuth Prize.
Received award from The Kossuth Prize

2004

[Dóra Maurer] (solo exhibition, Vienna)
Der 4-eckige Blick (group exhibition, Cologne)
Paula's Home (group exhibition, Linz)

2005

Fotogenia (solo exhibition, Budapest)
Feszített művek (group exhibition, Budapest)

2006


2007

Fotómunkák (solo exhibition, Budapest)



2011

Transparency – Looking Through (group exhibition, Budapest)
Kind of Change - New Acquisitions 2009-2011 (group exhibition, Budapest)




2015

Das mumok kino: Dóra Maurer | Thinking in Proportion (solo exhibition, Vienna)
Siliconvalse. Hungarian Reality (group exhibition, Brno)
Dóra Maurer, Parallel Systems (solo exhibition, Prague)

2016

Dóra Maurer│6 out of 5 (solo exhibition, London)

2017

Crossing Borders (The Grüner Collection) (group exhibition, Bratislava)


2019

Dóra Maurer (solo exhibition, London)
Dóra Maurer (solo exhibition, London)

Muzeum umění Olomouc 2011-2021