APOLKA

Biography

​APOLKA -   APOLKA   ERÕS 
1978 Budapest

2011 Chose the artist-name Apolka

2012-         Leading member of the Hungarian Sculptors Society

2012-         Vice President of the Hungarian Sculptors Society


STUDIES
1997 – 2002 Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Faculty of Sculpture,
                       College degree in sculpture
1999 – 2002 MKE, Teacher Training, art history and drawing dual major,  
                       degree in teaching
1992 – 1996 Vocational Secondary School for Fine and Applied Arts,
                       majoring in sculpture

AWARDS​
2018              Hungarian Academy of Arts' Scolarship of Fine Arts
2013              State merit of honour; Munkácsy Mihály Prize                   
2011              Monument Contest for European police officers who died in the line
                       of  duty, the Hague (NL) – 1st Prize
2008              Haydn-Esterházy Monument Contest, Fertõd, 
                       with Tamás Baráz – 1st Prize
2007              MOL LUB Monument Contest, Almásfüzítõ – 1 st Prize
2006              Derkovits Gyula Scolarship of Fine Arts
2005              1st International Triennial of Silicate Art, Kecskemét – 2nd Prize
2005              Derkovits Gyula Scolarship of Fine Arts
2004              4th Small Stone Statue and Sculptor Drawing Biennial, Rákoshegy
                       Prize of the  Hungarian Sculptor Society
2004              World War 2 Monument Contest, District XVIII in Budapest,
                       Budapest Gallery – 2nd Prize
2004              Derkovits Gyula Scolarship of Fine Arts
2001              2nd Small Stone Statue and Sculptor Drawing Biennial,
                       Rákoshegy, 1st prize
2001             13th „Faces and Fates” National Portrait Biennial, Hatvan – 1st Prize
2000             ”Military Defence in the Fine Arts” Competition in Budapest,
                       Award for  excellence, granted by the Ministry of Defence

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

2013   Galéria'13, Budapest

2012   HAP Gallery, Budapest

2010   Erlin Gallery, Budapest
2008   Serbian Church, Balassagyarmat
            Budapest Gallery, „Space Segment”  Budapest
2005   Plein Art, 7th Festival of Contemporary Arts, Budapest
            Statue Park and Gallery in Kaposfüred with Tamás Baráz
2004   Kék Iskola Gallery, Budapest
            KUSZA, Budapest
2003   Erdõs Renée House, Budapest
2002   Moldvay Gyõzõ Gallery, Hatvan
2000   Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Calvary, Budapest
1999   Podmaniczky Hall, Budapest
1996   Utca Gallery, Szombathely

 

 
2019  The 1st Bangla Biennial                                                    -West Bengal
2017  "Dimensions" The 4th Hungarian Sculpture Biennial         -Szentendre
          "3D" exhibition of Hungarian Sculptors Society                 -Szentendre
          "Contemporary Mythology"
          Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre                         -New Delhi 
          “Dialogue with Emperor Qin EU & China Sculpture Show” -Bruxelles
          “Dialogue with Emperor Qin EU & China Sculpture Show” -Antwerp

2014   Szentendre, Művészet Malom, III. Szobrászati Biennálé; "EVIDENCIA"

           Budapest, Gallery '13; "NEW GENERATION"

           Kecskemét, KASZ+2014

           Szentendre, NANK Gallery; MSZT

           Budapest, ERLIN Gallery; "VASHIÁNY"

           Budapest, ArtMarket
2013   Budapest, ERLIN Gallery; FIAT LUX 2013

           Budapest, MKISZ; "Kis szobrok- Nagy álmok"

           Budapest, ArtMarket; sCULTURE program

           წინანდლის მუზეუმი Tsinandali Museum "Dialogue with Emperor Qin EU and             China  Sculpture Show"

           Zhongshan, Zhongshan Art Museum, "Dialogue with Emperor Qin EU and   

           China   Sculpture Show" (CH)

           Tallinn; Museum of Art Tallinn, "Dialogue with Emperor Qin EU and China  

           Sculpture Show" (Estonia)

            Budapest, Nemzeti Táncszínház, Szobrászrajz kiállítás, MKISZ

           Szentendre, Művészet Malom, BUDAPEST ART EXPO FRISS VI.

            Fiatal Képzőművészek Nemzetközi Biennáléja

2012  “Dialogue with Emperor Qin EU & China Sculpture Show” -Heilongjian
          “Dialogue with Emperor Qin EU & China Sculpture Show”
           Changchun
          “Dialogue with Emperor Qin EU & China Sculpture Show”
           Sanguandian
          “Dialogue with Emperor Qin EU & China Sculpture Show”
           at Ningbo Museum, Ningbo
           Szentendre, ARTMILL, II. Sculpture Biennial, -SPACE>points
           Budapest, Design Terminal, MSZT
           Budapest, Forrás Galéria, "Összetartozunk"
           Suzhou, China, "Dialogue with Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture 
           Show"
           Heilongjiang, Heilongjiang Art Museum, China,
          "Dialogue with Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show"         
2011  Xi'an, Shanxi Art Museum, China,
          "Dialogue with Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show"
          Hungarian Institute, Bukarest, Romania
          3rd International Triennial of Silicate Arts, Kecskemét
2010 Plein Art, 12th Festival of Contemporary Arts, Budapest
         "Man int he Sculpture”,  Kék Iskola Gallery, Budapest
         Contemporary Hungarian Sculpture, Móra Ferenc Museum, Castle of
         Szeged
         „Majestic and Ironic”, In memoriam László Paizs, Csepel Gallery Budapest,
         „L’Arte Futurismo Ieri –Costruttivismo – Post Geometria –
         Arte Industriale Oggi”, Hungarian Academy, Rome, Italy
         „Axes in Fine Art”, Town Gallery of Miskolc
         Hungarian Collection, Dunaszerdahely, Slovakia 
2009 Plein Art, 11th Festival of Contemporary Arts, Budapest
        „Deduction” Mûvészet Malom, Szentendre
         Small Stone Statue and Sculptor Drawing Biennials Awardees,
         Laborcz Hall, Budapest
        Contemporary Hungarian Sculpture 2009, Körmend
        ”Silicate in Sculpture”, Statue Park and Gallery in Kaposfüred –
        Hungarian Sculptor Society
        ”Art-Indrustriel 2009”,  Dunaújváros
         International Wax Sculpture Exhibition,
         Ubon Ratchathani National Museum, Thailand
2008 2nd International Triennial of Silicate Arts, Kecskemét
2007 20th National Biennial of Small Sculpture, Gallery of Pécs
         Derkovits Gyula Scolarship Account Exhibition, Ernst Museum, Budapest
         „Magic” Mûvészet Malom, Szentendre
2006 Exhibition of the Hungarian Sculptor Society, Gallery of Pécs
         Derkovits Gyula Scolarship Account Exhibition, Ernst Museum,
         Budapest        
         Hungarian Collection, Dunaszerdahely, Slovakia
         Small Wooden Statue and Sculptor Drawing Biennial,
         Erdõs Renée House, Budapest
         „Statues and Small Sculptures”, Rondella, Esztergom
         Outdoor Exhibition of MSzT,  Main square, Szombathely
         6th Csepel Arts Biennial, Budapest
         „Haraszty Édeske Collection” KOGART, Budapest,
2005 „Antiquity” Csepel Gallery, Budapest
         Derkovits Gyula Scolarship Account Exhibition, Ernst Museum, Budapest
         1st International Triennial of Silicate Arts, Kecskemét
         19th National Biennial of Small Sculpture, Gallery of Pécs
         1st International Steel Sculpture Festival, Budapest
         „Only from Bronze” Kispesti Vigadó Gallery, Budapest
          KiC-Nord Art, Büdelsdorf, Germany
         4th Small Stone Statue and Sculptor Drawing Biennial, Rákoshegy, 
         Budapest
         Outdoor Exhibition of MSzT,  Március 15. square, Szombathely
          Exhibition of the International Ceramics Studio, Budapest Gallery
          Exhibition of the Hungarian Sculptor Society, Trenton, New Yersey, USA
2004 MAOE, Duna Gallery, Budapest
         18th Biennial of Ceramics, Pécs
          Public Space Sculpture Exhibition  for the EU –
          Hungarian Sculptor Society, Erzsébet square, Budapest
          „Border Cases in Medal Art”, Körmöcbánya, Slovakia
          Csikász Gallery, Veszprém
          Statue Park and Gallery in Kaposfüred – Hungarian Sculptor Society
          „Border Cases in Medal Art”, Árkád Gallery, Budapest
          „10th” Museum of Szombathely, Exhibition of the Hungarian Sculptor
          Society
          5th Csepel Arts Biennial, Budapest
          „Art- Money-Artist Money” Nádor Gallery, Budapest
2003 Exhibition of the Hungarian Sculptor Society, Vigadó Gallery, Budapest
          18th National Biennial of Small Sculpture, Gallery of Pécs
          14th National Medal Biennial of Sopron
          Plastica Dreams, Palace of Art, Budapest
          14th „Faces and Fates” National Portrait Biennial, Hatvan
          CSEGE Csepel Gallery, Budapest
          „Small Sculptures-Big Prints” MKISZ Gallery, Budapest
          „Border Cases in Medal Art”,  Paris, France
2002 Budapest Art Expo Fresh 2002, Szentendre
2001 6th National Sculptor Drawing Biennial, Budapest
         ”Hence and Beyond Sculpture” Palace of Art, Budapest
         Small Stone Statue and Sculptor Drawing Biennial, Budapest
          Statue Park and Gallery in Kaposfüred – Hungarian Sculptor Society
         ”Everything is Different” – House of Hungarians, Budapest
         ”Grass,Tree, Flower”, Museum of Agriculture, Budapest
         13th „Faces and Fates” National Portrait Biennial, Hatvan
2000 Budapest Art Expo Fresh 2000, Szentendre
         „Faces and Fates”, Gyöngyös
         ”Military Defence in the Fine Arts”, – Millennium – 2000, Budapest
          Municipality of Dobrinj, Croatia
          3rd Csepel Arts Biennial, Budapest
1999 Student Fest, Temesvár, Romania
          12th „Faces and Fates” National Portrait Biennial, Hatvan
1998 Town House of Culture, „Four” Budapest

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUMS 

 

2009 4th International Wax Sculpture Event, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
2008 Invited Master, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét
2003 Terra Nuova,  19th International Ceramics Art Symposium, Siklós
2001 1st International Fine Art Symposium, Rieka – Dobrinj, Croatia
1999 Student Fest, Temesvár, Romania