About

c o n t a c t: we@ejtech.cc

EJTECH /’eightech’/ 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 human-computer interaction via interactive installations and dynamic art pieces. Haptic audiovisual alchemy, and technospiritualism. 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 holds a PhD in textile art and material researcher. The group formed in 2014, based in Budapest. They live and work in Hungary and Mexico.

Biographies

Judit Eszter Kárpáti (HU)

2013 – 2016 Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, PhD
2010 – 2013 Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, MA, Fashion and Textile
2007 – 2010 Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, BA, Fashion and Textile

Esteban de la Torre (MEX)

2011 – 2012 School of Audio Engineering, Codigo creativo y Diseño de sonido interactivo, CDMX, MEX
2006 – 2011 Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Media Institute, Animation, Budapest, HU
2003 – 2005 EUNOIA School, Animación 3D, Efectos Visuales (VFX), CDMX, MEX

Selected exhibitions

2019 Future Tribal, with Architecture Uncomfortable Workshop for Societe, Kolorado Festival, HU 2019 Draping Sound, Sensorium Festival, Bratislava, SK 2018 Phase In, Phase Out, Horizont Gallery, Budapest, HU
2018 Parallel Realities, Deák17 Gallery, Budapest, HU
2018 Sensorium, Kolorado Festival, Budapest, HU
2018 Brain Bar Budapest, Corvinus University of Budapest, HU
2017Cuatro Tiempos, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, HU
2017 Sensorium, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, HU
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, HU
2017 Brain Bar Budapest, Akvarium Klub, Budapest, HU
2017 YouFab Global Creative Awards, Tokyo, JP
2016 New Ways of Viscosity, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, DE
2016 Talking Textiles, Wanted Design, NYC, US
2016 Background in the Foreground, Omnivore Gallery, Budapest, HU
2015 Sensescapes, FISE Gallery, Budapest, HU
2015 smART!XTRA, Trafo House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, HU
2016 The Garden Sound, Budapest Design Week, The Garden Studio, TOMCSANYI, Budapest, HU
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, HU
2016 Ungheria – Artigianato tra tradizione, design e arte del saper fare, Monza, IT
2015Techtextile – Textile Structure for New Building, Frankfurt, DE
2014 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, HU
2014 Budapest New Tech Meetup, Trafo House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, HU
2014 Graduation Project – best graduation projects in Central Europe, Polish Institute, Budapest, HU

Awards, scholarships

2017 New National Excellence Program
2017 WORTH Partnership Program
2017 Artist residency, WeMake, Milan, IT
2017 Highlights of Hungary nominee
2016 Hungarian State Eötvös Scholarship
2016 YouFab Global Creative Awards, Tokyo, JP, nomination
2016 Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Prize, NYC, US, nomination
2015 Techtextil, Material Innovation, first prize, Frankfurt, DE
2014 – 2017 Artist residency, Paillard Centre d’Art Contemporain & Résidence d’Artistes, Poncé Sur Le Loir, FR
2015 Systex Award, nomination, Ghent, BE
2014 Kitchen Budapest, Budapest, HU
2014 International Design Award, Honourable Mention, Design Academy Eindhoven, NL
2013 Phd scholarship (Judit Eszter Kárpáti), Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, HU