Micha Eden Erdész - Sylphen Trill  

°1975 Toronto, Canada

Lives and works in the Dedham Vale, AONB, England

A singular cymbal remained in the same spot on the floor and behind the bottom of the stairs, the massive weight of an underfloor safe’s door remained always open and always empty.

Micha Eden Erdész is a Canadian-born artist of Hungarian and Israeli heritage currently living and working in Essex, UK.

Guided by a desire to ambiguously traverse between interior and exterior worlds, through the interaction of diverse media, I am engaging with Intermedia creation as a kind of aesthetic technology [research], pointing at a subaltern layer of knowledge which may or may not be culture. My influences include the works of Jack Goldstein, Pisanello, the mediaevel, and suburban Canada (Toronto) of the 1980s, particularly the carpeted basement of a Downsview split-level house with a blue door, a redundant home bar partially stocked by random liquors, and beverages adorned the edge of a nether-land of actual and imagined places, infected by altered consciousness[es], mutability and disappearance.


During a visit to the Bavarian state capital, he photographed and filmed this incunabulum of modern architecture and later adapted it and made it alien. Projected onto a Lycra fabric background, individual acrylic glass elements of the roof structure shine in the dazzling sunlight, raindrops fall onto the roof, the pylons cast shadows and the vertical lines of Olympic rings – added in later – structure the tableau. Despite its size, the picture does not appear monumental, but understated, almost intimate – as a representation of a perceived, captured and reflected moment that cannot be repeated.  ‘Dialogues with the Seen’, Andreas Kühne
‘Über Freud und Enttäuschung’, Schindelpr
‘Ottobrunn-Virtuelles Künstlergespräch’, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Micha Eden Erdész's artistic practice is remarkably diverse. It ranges from artistic research to working in various media such as painting, photography, video and sculpture. The different techniques stand for different ways in which one can deal with a lived reality: through haptic, visual comprehension, through intellectual understanding or even supernatural sensation. In the respective works, he creates new spaces of experience for different aspects of reality. He encodes them in a separate language that seems to be detached from references and thus forms its own language, its own mystery. This in turn invites a viewer to decipher it, offering a wonderful escape into the artist’s imagination. Angela Stauber
His latest work explores the wildness of the Heath, but also how our culture designs have shaped it. ‘They’ll never control water on the Heath’, Anna Behrmann, Ham and High Newspaper
‘Between Artists: A collaborative elucidation of the sensitive art practices of Micha Eden Erdész and Stephenie Smart’, Micha Eden Erdész and Stephanie Smart
‘Return to Multidimensionburbia’, Jake Thomas Watts
‘Five things we learned from this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries’ Martin Coomer, TIME OUT London
There’s little danger of anyone failing to register the visual and emotional impact of the art in The Liminal Phase, an exhuberent exhibition at Highbury Studios, Holloway. ‘World of liminal moments deserve a second look’, Alison Oldham

Awards, Commissions, Residencies

2021 High Chelmer Shopping Centre, Chelmsford, GB [residency]
2021 Erwin und Gisela von Steiner-Stiftung for ‘Joy and Disappointment’ [bursary]
2020 Colchester Makerspace, GB [residency]
2019 Landeshauptstadt München for ‘New Magical Realism’ [bursary]
2019 The Minories for ‘New Magical Realism’ [support-in-kind]
2012 Postgraduate Bursary, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh [bursary]
2011 'So Near/Far – New_Lon', Newlon Housing Trust, Emirates Stadium, Holloway, London, GB [commission]
2010-11 Newlon Housing Trust, London, GB [residency]
2006 Arsenal Regeneration Team and Stadium Capital Holdings for ‘The Liminal Phase’ [bursary]
2005-06 Florence Trust, London, GB [residency]
2005 ‘Buda’, Hungarian Cultural Centre, London, GB [commission]
2004 The Agency Gallery, London, GB [internship]
1998 Royal Institute of British Architects, London, GB [internship]

Further Education and Degrees

2022 - currently Masters of Art Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies. Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies. University of Essex, GB
2023 Synchronicity. Centre of Applied Jungian Studies, SA
2022 Diploma in Jungian Pyschology. Jung Centre, IE
2022 Expanded Screenwriting as Poem Form. Emma Bolland, Poetry School, GB
2021 Telematic Art and Performance: The Future in History. Habib William Kherbek, Berlin Arts Institute, DE
2013-14 Masters of Research Arts Practice. CCW Graduate School, Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London Thesis - 'Immured by Intermedial light and gravity on the Sinskenfoor: How can an Antwerp fair and its environs be understood to impart hegemony?' Supervised by Dr. Maria Walsh and Dr. Paul Ryan
2012-13 Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Art Practice. Edinburgh College of Art. University of Edinburgh, GB
2011 The Flemish Technique: Egg Tempera and Oil Paint. The Princes’ Foundation School of Traditional Arts, GB
1998-02 Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Planning and the Built Environment. Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, GB
1995-98 Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in Cultural and Community Studies. University of Sussex, GB


2021-22 ‘Sylphen Trill’, on-going installations in High Chelmer Shopping Centre, Chelmsford, GB [solo]
2021 ‘Red Cara-bouche’, on-going installations in High Chelmer Shopping Centre, Chelmsford, GB [solo]
2021 ‘Joy and Disappointment’, Micha Eden Erdész and Angela Stauber, Kunstverein Ottobrunn, Munich, DE [group] Supported by the Steiner Stiftung Foundation
2020 ‘The light place where you rest your head’, IAM Sendeanstalt [solo]
2020 ‘The Colour of Pomegranates’, DAR - Panel with Digital Artist Resident Dr. Anna Walker and Dr. Jo Milne [group]
2019 ‘New Magical Realism’, The Minories, Colchester, GB [group show, curated by Micha Eden Erdész] Aleksei Kazantsev, Alex Mclean, Andrea Hanak, Angela Stauber, Anna Sokolova, Anton Cotteleer, Besmir Latifi, Elke Lutgerink, Evelien Gysen, Fia Cielen, Gemma Abbott, Jef Gysen, Micha Eden Erdész, Tim Dodds, Warre Mulder Supported by the City of Munich and University College Colchester
2018 ‘Shared Art & Ideals‘, The Minories, Colchester, GB [group]
2017 'Don Salon', Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, GB [group]
2017 'Float', Firstsite, Colchester, GB [group]
2016 'The Otter People', 10 Interventions, Platform for Immaterial Matters, Tique Art Space, Antwerp, Belgium [solo] Performance by Anne van de Star
2016 'Salonathon', Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, GB [group]
2015 'Hearth and Heat', The Florence Trust, London, GB [solo]
2015 ‘Archway is the New Shoreditch’, Arbeit Studios, London, GB [group]
2015 'Salontology', Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, GB [group]
2014 'Chelsea College of Arts Summer Show', University of the Arts London, GB [group]
2013 'Stars in My Eyes', Schwartz Gallery, London, GB [group]
2013 'Bloomberg New Contemporaries', Spike Island, Bristol, GB [group] 
2013 'A Preparation for Something to Come', Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, GB [group]
2013 'Multidimensionburbia', Project Space, Edinburgh College of Art, GB [group]
2013 'No Lemon No Melon', Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, GB [group]
2012 'Defcon Salon', Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, GB [group]
2009 'Espace N De La Zone Ondulée', Galerie Martin van Blerk, Antwerp, Belgium [group]
2008 'MacBride Art, Antwerp, GB [solo]
2006 'The Liminal Phase', Highbury Studios, London, GB [group show, curated by Rebecca Jewell and Micha Eden Erdész] Slobodan Trajkovic, Matty Small, Robert Currie, Xavier Pick, Sarah Strang, Micha Eden Erdész, Rebecca Jewell [co-curator], Thorogood, Gerald Straub, Ian Johnson, Julie Cook, Balint Bolygo, Thomas Wilkinson, Thomas Wilkinson] Supported by Royal College of Art, Arsenal Regeneration Team, Stadium Capital Holdings, Institute of Ideas, Targetti
2005 'Summer Show', The Florence Trust, London, GB [group]
2005 'Micha Eden Erdész', Glen Gould Foyer, Canadian Broadcasting Centre, Toronto, Canada [solo]
2005 'Winter Show', The Florence Trust, London, GB [group]
2004 'Endura', The Spitz Gallery, London, GB [solo]
2004 'Wakes', Hurwendeki, London, GB [solo]

Work in the collection of Newlon Housing Trust and the Embassy of Hungary in London.


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