About


EJTECH
 is a polydisciplinary studio working with unstable media, experimental interfaces, electronic textiles, and future materials, focusing their artistic research on the crossmodal synergy between the physical and digital, the process of sensory integration and further explorations on HCI (human-computer interaction) via interactive installations and dynamic art pieces. Haptic audio-visual alchemy, and techno-spiritualism. Under the label EJTECH, Esteban de la Torre and Judit Eszter Kárpáti combine their know-how. Esteban de la Torre is a new media and sound artist, Judit Eszter Kárpáti is textile artist and material researcher. The group formed in 2014, based in Budapest. They live and work in Hungary and Mexico.


Biographies

Judit Eszter Kárpáti

1989

Born in Miskolc (HUN)

2013 – 2016 Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Doctoral School, DLA (Doctor in Applied Arts)

2010 – 2013 Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Fashion and Textile Department, MA

2007 – 2010 Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Fashion and Textile Department, BA

Esteban de la Torre

1984

Born in Mexico City (MEX)

2011 – 2012 School of Audio Engineering, Codigo creativo y Diseño de sonido interactivo, Mexico City

(MEX)

2006 – 2011 Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Media Institute, Animation Department, Budapest

(HUN)

2003 – 2005 EUNOIA School, Animación 3D, Efectos Visuales (VFX), Mexico City (MEX)


Selected exhibitions

Phase In, Phase Out, Horizont Gallery, Budapest, 2018

Parallel Realities, Deák17 Gallery, Budapest, 2018

Sensorium, Kolorado Festival, Budapest, 2018

Brain Bar Budapest, Corvinus University of Budapest, 2018

Cuatro Tiempos, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, 2017

Sensorium, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, 2017

Sound and Matter in Design, Design Museum Holon, Tel-Aviv (IL), 2017

Packet 1, Ex Post, Prague (CZ), 2017

Whipstitch: The State of Contemporary Textiles, Ann Arbor Art Center, MI (US), 2017

All Around Us, Budapest Kunsthalle, 2017

Brain Bar Budapest, Akvarium Klub, Budapest, 2017

YouFab Global Creative Awards, Tokyo (JP), 2017

New Ways of Viscosity, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (DE), 2016

Talking Textiles, Wanted Design, New York (US), 2016

Background in the Foreground, Omnivore Gallery, Budapest, 2016

Sensescapes, FISE Gallery, Budapest, 2015

smART!XTRA, Trafo House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, 2015

The Garden Sound, Budapest Design Week, The Garden Studio, Budapest, 2016

E-textile Summer Camp, Paillard Centre d’Art Contemporain & Résidence d’Artistes, Poncé Sur Le Loir (FR),

2016

ARTplacc, Contemporary Art and Design Festival, Tihany (HUN), 2016

Ungheria – Artigianato tra tradizione, design e arte del saper fare, Monza (IT), 2016

Techtextile – Textile Structure for New Building, Frankfurt (DE) 2016

E-textile Summer Camp, Paillard Centre d’Art Contemporain & Résidence d’Artistes, Poncé Sur Le Loir (FR),

2014

Smart Fashion, Budapest Design Week, Design Terminal, Budapest, 2014

Budapest New Tech Meetup, Trafo House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, 2014

Graduation Project – best graduation projects in Central Europe, Polish Institute, Budapest, 2014

Awards and scholarships

New National Excellence Program, 2017

WORTH Partnership Program, 2017

Artist residency, WeMake, Milan (IT), 2017

Highlights of Hungary nominee, 2017

Hungarian State Eötvös Scholarship, 2016

YouFab Global Creative Awards, Tokyo (JP), nomination, 2016

Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Prize, New York (US), nomination, 2016

Techtextil, Material Innovation, first prize, Frankfurt (DE), 2015

Artist residency, Paillard Centre d’Art Contemporain & Résidence d’Artistes, Poncé Sur Le

Loir (FR), 2014, 2015, 2017

Systex Award, nomination, Ghent (BE), 2015

Kitchen Budapest, Budapest, 2014

International Design Award, Honourable Mention, Design Academy Eindhoven (NL), 2014

Phd scholarship (Judit Eszter Kárpáti), Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (HUN), 2013