Eva Bubla

Country : Hungary

(UN)COMMON SPACES Associate artist

Eva Bubla is an artist, activist, educator, and independent curator. Currently, she is enrolled in the Doctoral School of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, focusing her research on the role of art as a catalyst.

Bubla's works articulate current social and ecological concerns and are strongly connected to the specific environment. She is keen on working together with local communities and other sectors; these forms of interactions define if an object, an installation, a performance, or a workshop is born. At the boundaries of art and science, her projects aim to map, perceive, interpret and as such (re)connect audiences to the local ecosystem. Her solo and collaborative projects, the ecological-artistic initiatives she is co-founder of have addressed issues such as the role of urban green areas, the challenges of farming, air, plastic or water pollution, the ecological needs and risks of our freshwaters, and relevant human activities by offering new perspectives or alternative ways of doing. Since 2018, she has been working as a curator as well, collaborating with ecological institutes and other professional partners to design events and experiences for diverse audiences.

As the Associate Artist of Artopolis Foundation (HU), Eva is also in close collaboration with PLACCC Festival to develop a program series focusing on urban environmental issues. SENSING THE CITY as an artistic-curatorial project invites artists and scientists to create artistic micro-interventions and to participate in related thematic discussions reflecting on the local ecosystem of Budapest but addressing globally crucial questions. The term “sensing” has a double meaning, as it refers to both the physical perception of the city (the reaction of the body) and the active sensitization of urban - or rural - locations with the presence of the body. Building on her artistic practice, the aim of the program series is to raise fundamental questions about the state of our cities, lands and waters, our built and natural environment, and the individual and social attitudes and practices associated with it, while experimenting with new perspectives, imaginations and alternative ways of doing.

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