M I N E    M Y    M I N D

M I N D    M Y    M I N E

M I N D    M Y    M I N D

M I N E    M Y    M I N E

-Tamás PÁLL-Viktor SZERI, Márton Emil TÓTH


31.10.2020 - 2021 spring

Venue: AQB mines


18.00 opening
19.30 performance:
21.00 closing


For visiting the exhibition write a mail to mine3my3mind3@gmail.com


We descend hand-in-hand to the heart of the mountain, leaving any emotions behind. The familiar pathways of the mind lead to a wet, deep, warm darkness. Our trail is paved by a thin, reflective membrane — we fall into a time-trap as we cross it. We enter ourselves as we set foot "out there". It happens to us but we do it to ourselves. We freeze the future and melt the past, then in reverse. The pick-up is jumping back and forth on the nonlinear timeline of our memory. Tissues of intricately twirled, dystopian fragments emerge: familiar forms of madness, pleasurable traces of decay. We hide in the details, read among the lines, but the image remains undecipherable.

The participants show new works among reinterpretations of already existing ones, exhibiting large-scale, immersive and complex installations in the cave system of AQB — formerly used for limestone mining —, which hosts an exhibition for the first time in its existence.


Enter / exit at your own risk.



Catering by acids&Basics

Sponsor: AQB


21 November 2020 - 31 January 2021


Venue: aqb Project Space

Artists: Erik Mátrai, Lőrinc Borsos

Curator: Áron Fenyvesi


Erik Mátrai (1977) presents a solo show at aqb that the meaning of the geometric shape has implications beyond mere geometry: due to the elliptic orbit of planets and other celestial bodies, it is loaded with the Project Space, featuring his new paintings on canvas and paper from the last 3-4 years. Their central motif: the ellipse. It is not only in Mátrai’s images majestic mysticity of the universe. Baroque art had a predilection for elliptic shapes; their use, in addition to being considered a feat of masterful engineering, became interpreted as the symbol and representation of a dual, at once anthropo- and theocentric world, one of the main characteristics of the shape being its bifocal construction. The other important focal point of Erik Mátrai’s exhibition is the examination of the colour scale, the optical effect of pure colours. Mostly sprayed in acrylic paint, the artist’s ellipses often explore the interaction of colours in complementary image pairs with dark and light backgrounds. The intensity of the paintings is enhanced by Mátrai’s use of unmixed, pure colours in his compositions, the physical juxtaposition or layering of which gives rise to new shades. The exhibition organically and consistently continues Erik Mátrai’s artistic program, which centres on articulating a correlation between physical phenomena and transcendentality by means of contemporary art. In both the artist’s canvas- and paper-based paintings, this field of research is combined with numerous exciting hybrid variations of ellipses and colour theory. As a special extra, installative interactions by the artist duo Lőrinc Borsos will also be on display at the exhibition space, employing Erik Mátrai’s ellipse stencils found at their shared studio as their “raw material”.



For visiting the exhibition write a mail to erikmatrai@gmail.com or call +3670 5948024. 



art quarter budapest’s International Artist-in-Residence program hosts the following disciplines:

Visual arts
Performing arts
Music and sound art
Literature and literary translation
Architecture, illustration and design
Art theory, curatorial and art management


Our residence program offers all entering participants a fully furnished private 20 m2 room within a communal apartment located on the aqb premises, as well as a studio space catering to the project’s requirements.
Studios are assigned based on the project requirements. All studios are heated, have natural light, ventilation, wi-fi and are accessible 24/7.


We offer varied services to integrate our residents into the local art scene and assist in establishing professional connections that best support their work and career. The residency program offers broad possibilities for artists, including cooperation among various disciplines, backgrounds and interests to serve as sources of inspiration. Mediation in organizing a solo show or presentations as a closure of the residency period at aqb. Meetings and lectures with Hungarian curators and art critics.


1 to 3 months.


The fee for participating in the aqb Artist-in-Residence Program is EUR 850 per month. This fee serves as an important contribution to the maintenance and operation of our institution.


Applicants should send the following material as a pdf to Dorottya Magyar: md@aqb.hu

  • Professional CV.
  • A portfolio of related works.
    ◦ Visual artists: images or video links.
    ◦ Performing artists: a synopsis of previous works, video
links and reviews.
    ◦ Literature: a list of publications and professional acknowledgements.
  • A project description which clearly elaborates the residency
goals and the work to be created while at aqb.
    ◦ Performing artists: the description should contain a list
of production partners and expected date and place of
the first performance.
  • A statement explaining how coming to aqb, to Budapest, or to
Hungary is relevant to the development of your project. For example, how does the geographic, social, political or cultural dynamics of Budapest, Hungary play a role in your project?
  • Completion of the downloadable application form.


aqb is located about 10 kms from Budapest's city centre, near the Danube River. The public transport system is comfortable and efficient, with several bus lines (including night bus service) and a train line running close to aqb.



Address: 1222 Budapest, Nagytétényi út 48-50.


E-mail: md@aqb.hu


Phone: +36 30 456-3222



aqb Project Space OPENING HOURS


 Tuesday - Friday 2 pm - 6 pm


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