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Elisabeth Ajtay

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20140909171907-life
L.I.F.E. (Exported Dreams, Imported Desires), 2014 Paint, Stickers 6” X 12” X 4” / 15.24cm X 30.48cm X 10.16cm Each © Elisabeth Ajtay
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Exported Dreams Imported Desires, installation view #2, 2013 Mixed Media © Elisabeth Ajtay
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East meets West, from Exported Dreams, Imported Desires, 2013 Photography 42 © Elisabeth Ajtay
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Exported Dreams Imported Desires, installation view #1, 2013 Mixed Media © Elisabeth Ajtay
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Exported Dreams Imported Desires, detail #1, 2013 Mixed Media © Elisabeth Ajtay
20130811205935-2013aug_edid_2
Exported Dreams Imported Desires, detail #2 Mixed Media © Elisabeth Ajtay
20140701191005-2013apr24eve_and_lilith
Eve and Lilith, 2013 Photography 21.65" X 15.747" © Elisabeth Ajtay
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Ginnungagap/Yawning Void, installation view 2012, 2008-2012 Photography 15.75" X 15.75" Each © Elisabeth Ajtay
20130608184601-2012rayko_david_lees
The Originality of a Moment, I-XIII, installation view 2012, 2009 Photography 5.5" X 11" Each © David Lees
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The Originality of a Moment, X-Shell, 2009 Photography 5.5" X 11" © Elisabeth Ajtay
20161028180032-computer_computer
computer computer, 2016 Single Channel Video, Stop Motion © Elisabeth Ajtay
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Interdependence (Still image), 2016 Single Channel Video Variable © Elisabeth Ajtay
20170620192639-moonabc_installation-eajtay
moonABC, 2016 Single Channel Video, Stop Motion Variable © Elisabeth Ajtay
20170726211254-eajtay_myneocortex
my neocortex (Still Image), 2016 Single Channel Video, Stop Motion Variable © Elisabeth Ajtay
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Moth to the Light, 2016 Photography, Gif Variable © Elisabeth Ajtay
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Untitled (work in progress), 2017 Photogram 16 X 20 In. © Elisabeth Ajtay
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Transylvania
Lives in
San Francisco, CA
Works in
San Francisco, CA
Tags
installation, conceptual, photography
Statement

 

Spending a childhood in Transylvania/Romania behind the iron curtain, Elisabeth Ajtay grew up in the democratic society of Western Germany, leaving two years for Hungary, back in the days, when the changes after the revolutions in Eastern Europe were still in progress.

She received a Diploma in Communications Design in Dortmund /Germany and a Master of Fine Arts in San Francisco/CA.

Her life was and is predominated by traveling. Passing different cultures and nations by arrival and departure are the characteristics of her life. As an unrooted person she welcomes the nomadic presence and reflects the experience of the mobility of the body and soul and its consequences within her artistic work. Ajtay constantly questions the appearance of objects, states of mind. Describing herself as a transnational is an attempt to get beyond labeling regarding race and nationality. Her work has been shown and published nationally and internationally since 2003.