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Founded by Judit Eszter Karpati and Esteban de la Torre, is a polydisciplinary studio working with hyperphysical interfaces, programmable matter, and augmented textiles as media to investigate sensorial and conceptual relationships between subject and object, aiming to rediscover networks of emerging structures and immanent causality within realist metamaterialism. Sound, space, light and time as material building blocks are paramount elements in their practice, analyzing the process of unfolding patterns between technology and the human body. Driven by material research, resulting in performative installations, multichannel sonic sculptures and dynamic surfaces. Influenced by the philosophy of New Materialism, Holonic Theory and Somaesthetics, EJTECH aims to provide tools for exploring liminality, and the elusive state of now.
Their work has been presented in galleries, festivals and exhibitions such as Japan Media Arts Festival, European Media Arts Festival, Budapest Kunsthalle, Sensorium Festival, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Design Museum Holon, Trafo House of Contemporary Arts, Dutch Design Week, Milan Design Week, Dock 20 Gallery, Horizont Gallery, LOM Art Space, iii Instrument Inventors Initiative and many more.

EJTECH has created commissioned art pieces for cultural institutions and commercial brands such as DIOR, Blade Runner 2049, Material ConneXion.

They regularly hold workshops and lectures on new media art and creative technology internationally.

The artist duo currently works and lives in Budapest, Hungary.



we@ejtech.cc


SOLO EXHIBITIONS  (selection)

2020 PULSE, KΓ‘polna, Budapest, HU
2019 All Direction Is Curved, All Motion Is Spiral, Easttopics Gallery, Budapest, HU
2018 Phase In, Phase Out, Horizont Gallery, Budapest, HU
2017 Cuatro Tiempos, TrafΓ³ House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, HU
2017 Sensorium, TrafΓ³ House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, HU
2016 New Ways of Viscosity, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, DE
2015 Sensescapes, Studio of Young Designers Association (FISE Gallery), Budapest, HU


PERFORMANCES (selection)

2021 bb15 - Space for contemporary Art, performance, Linz, AT - upcoming
2019 Folding Frequencies, LOM Space Sound Laboratory, Bratislava, SK
2019 Draping Sound, Dock 20, Lustenau, AT
2019 Sensorium, TrafΓ³ House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, HU
2019 Back End, Studio of Young Artists’ Association (FKSE Gallery), Budapest, HU
2018 A.I. is the new electricity, Brain Bar Budapest, HU


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2021 Cyland Media Art Laboratory, St. Petersburg, RU - upcoming
2021 TrafΓ³ House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, HU - upcoming
2020 DECODE Award 2020, Faur ZsΓ³fi Gallery, Budapest, HU
2020 Ars Electronica .ART Gallery
2020 FILE Digital Arts Festival, Sao Paolo, BR
2020 EMAF European Media Art Festival, OsnabrΓΌck, DE
2020 Parallel Realities, Hungarian Cultural Institute, Istanbul, TU
2019 Textiel Techniken, Dock 20, Lustenau, AT
2019 SETUP, MAMU Gallery, Budapest, HU
2019 Sensorium Festival, Pistoriho Palace, Bratislava, SK
2019 Future Tribal, Kolorado Festival, Budapest, HU
2019 Dutch Design Week, NL
2019 Milan Design Week, IT
2018 Parallel Realities, Gallery D17, Budapest, HU
2018 Networks, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, HU
2018 Sensorium, Kolorado Festival, Budapest, HU
2017 Sound and Matter in Design, Design Museum Holon, Tel-Aviv, IL
2017 Packet 1., Ex Post Gallery, Prague, CZ
2017 Whipstitch: The State of Contemporary Textiles, Ann Arbor Art Center, Michigan, US
2017 All Around Us, Kunsthalle, Budapest, HU
2017 YouFab Global Creative Awards, Hikarie 8 / CUBE1,2,3, Tokyo, JP
2016 Talking Textiles, Wanted Design, New York, US
2016 Foreground Background, Omnivore Gallery, Budapest, HU
2015 Textile Structure for New Building, Techtextile, Frankfurt, DE


AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS, RESIDENCIES

2021 Oscillations, international exchange program, Co-funded by the Creative Europe Program
2020 Instrument Inventors Initiative (iii), invited artists in residence, The Hague, NL
2020 Japan Media Arts Festival, Jury Selection, Tokyo, JP
2020 DECODE Award, Promising Project, BORD Architectural Studio, Budapest, HU
2019 Hungarian Design Award, finalist, Budapest, HU
2018 National Cultural Fund, Budapest, HU
2017 New National Excellence program, Budapest, HU
2017 Campus Mundi Scholarship, Milan, IT
2017 WORTH Partnership Program, funded by the European Commission under COSME, Milan, IT
2017 Highlights of Hungary, finalist, Budapest, HU
2016 Hungarian EΓΆtvΓΆs State Scholarship, Budapest, HU
2016 YouFab Global Creative Awards, finalist, Tokyo, JP
2016 Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Prize, finalist, New York, US
2015 Techtextil, Material Innovation Category, 1st Prize, Frankfurt, DE
2015 Paillard Centre d’Art Contemporain & RΓ©sidence d’Artistes, PoncΓ© Sur Le Loir, FR
2013 Doctoral Scholarship (Judit Eszter KΓ‘rpΓ‘ti) at Moholy Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, HU


COMMISSIONS

2020 DIOR, Air Dior interactive installation for worldwide release, Chengdu, CN
2019 Perceptual Thinkers, collaboration, creative technology, Budapest, HU
2019 Radioactive: Marie Curie Film, embedded electronics and soft circuitry, Budapest, HU
2017 Blade Runner 2049, embedded electronics and soft circuitry, Budapest, HU
2019 Esporte Clube Bahia, Camisa Camuflada, creative technology, Salvador, BR
2018 Queen Mary University of London, BELA.IO interactive sound design, London, UK
2018 Material ConneXion, Soft Sound, New York, US
2018 T-Systems Hungary, creative technology, interface design, Budapest, HU
2018 Brain Bar Budapest, live performance/installation, Budapest, HU
2018 Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Wearable Futures course, Luzern, CH
2018 Petra Ptackova, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Prague, collaboration, Prague, CZ
2018 Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, workshop, lecture, Luzern, CH
2017 FINA Swimming World Cup (opening ceremony), creative technology, Budapest, HU
2017 WORTH Partnership Project, Milan, IT
2017 Isobar Hungary, creative technology, interface design, Budapest, HU
2016 Budapest Metropolitan University, course, lecture, Budapest, HU
2016 Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, courses, lectures, master and doctoral diploma consultant I Budapest, HU