Alagya: Szilvia Bolla, born in Budapest/Hungary in 1992 & Áron Lődi, born in Hungary in 1996.
Szilvia Bolla & Áron Lődi form the artist duo Alagya, based between Budapest/Hungary and The Hague/Netherlands. Together, they explore identity, hybrid materiality and post-capitalist technology. They seek to interpret the nature of artefacts with a post-human approach through deep material investigations, employing a distinctive mix of various media. Their project Alagya has been shown at Ultrastudio Gallery (Pescara/Italy), Jedna Dva Tri Gallery (Prague/Czechia), Under500 Festival (Budapest), A Promise of Kneropy (Bratislava/Slovakia), Vunu Gallery – Kunsthalle Kosice (Kosice/Slovakia), LAM (Budapest) and Létminimum Bázis (Budapest).
Szilvia Bolla is a visual artist working in Budapest and The Hague. She graduated from the Fine Art Photography course at the University of the Arts London/United Kingdom, based at Camberwell College of Arts in 2016 and completed a further qualification at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest in 2019. Her work has featured in recent exhibitions including the online exhibition The Wrong Biennale, as well as further shows at locations including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Trafó Gallery; Art Quarter Budapest; Kieselbach Gallery; Easttopics Gallery, Budapest; Stefan Gierowski Foundation, Warsaw/Poland; Unseen Photography Festival, Amsterdam/Netherlands and Vorspiel/Transmediale, Berlin/Germany. She has been an artist in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris/France, at the International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York/USA and at the Petrohradska kolektiv, Prague.
Áron Lődi is a visual artist and designer based between Budapest and The Hague. He forges new ways to navigate the flatlining of our current ideological and political landscape through design, writing and multimedia installations. Trapped between myriad of realities on Europe’s east-west axis, his work explores the interstitial realm of fact and fantasy. He graduated from the Dirty Art Department at the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam in 2023. He is a co-editor and designer of the U&K Magazine publishing project, based in Budapest. He also initiated a para-academic program at the Sandberg Instituut, entitled »Contaminating The Soil That Nurtures Greed«.