Interview with Erika Deák
Founder of the Deák Erika Gallery and founder and eponym of one of the scholarships of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design was interviewed by Prae.hu about what it means to be a gallerist in Hungary, the international scene, art training in Hungary and the opportunities open to emerging artists. In addition to owning a gallery featuring contemporary artists, Erika Deák has founded multiple grants supporting young artists and curators, which she also shares details about in the interview.
The HUF 500,000 Deák Erika Grant is awarded in collaboration with MOME to a Design Theory MA or Art and Design Management MA student from the 2020/21 academic year. The professional grant, provided for a period of five years to a total of five students is designed to bolster the professional attitude of students and provide help for developing their degree projects.
This year’s grant recipient and their project will be introduced in September.
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