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Elisabeth Ajtay

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Elisabeth Ajtay is a German conceptual artist, photographer, educator and graphic designer.[1] currently living and working in New York City (United States).[2]. She spent her childhood in Cluj-Napoca and grew up in Trier[3]


Elisabeth spent three years from 1998 - 2000 in Budapest (Hungary) studying various disciplines in art, with Tamas Kopasz, before she returned back to Germany. From 2000 to 2006 she studied communications design at the Fachhochschule Dortmund, in the Design and Photography department, graduating with a diploma. In 2011 she moved to San Francisco, where she studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and graduated with an MFA in photography in 2013.[4]


Based on the experience of growing up in two political systems during the times of the cold war and paradoxic shifting norms within their societies, Ajtay is interested in the psychological aspects of contemporary culture and how changes caused by forces outside our control, man made or natural, influence our social structures, single and/or collective emotional states and the human soul. Another major topic of Ajtay is migration that is often explored through works involving language. Though rooted in the photographic medium, Ajtay expresses above topics in a variety of forms, including video, sound, installation and drawing. Her work has been shown in the US, Morocco, Poland, Germany and many other countries.[5]


  • Trier, a city changes[6]
  • Some exhibition catalogues



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