Eszter Ozsvald bio / cv
Eszter studied Industrial Design Engineering and Mechatronics in Hungary at the Budapest University of Technology and holds a Master’s Degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). In the last several years she has been working in the intersection of design (interaction, product, game and hci) tangible interfaces and rapid prototyping (digital fabrication, hardware, software).
She was a researcher at Kitchen Budapest media lab; for her Bachelor's Thesis, she built a flexible robot fish at the Tallinn Center for Biorobotics; she is actively working on soft electronics development / material composition under the name SymbiosisO and Eszter co-founded an opensource electronics platform, heatit.cc.
2010-2012 ITP MPS, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
2009-2010 Tallinn University of Technology, Erasmus scholar
2006-2010 Mechatronics BSc, Budapest University of Technology
2005-2009 Industrial Design BSc , Budapest University of Technology
BEOPEN future Design Award 2nd place, 100% London Design Festival, SymbiosisO
Core77 Design Award -2012: runner-up: Symbiosis S Interiors / exhibitions
2011 March - NYU foosball champion, first place
2010 - NYU: Dean's fellowship
upcoming exhibitions, conferences:
Ojavee, K., Ozsvald, E. "SymbiosisW". Exhibition catalogue,
Sweden, Borås: The Museum of Textile History. 2011.
Dumbo Arts Festival 2012 - Neurime - New York, September 28-30
Siggraph 2012 Los Angeles Art Gallery, 7-9 August, SymbiosisS, LA
9th Annual Games for Change Festival 2012 - Gortha
NIME2012Neurime, 21-23May, Michigan
tribeca ISSEY MIYAKE - SymbiosisO: Voxel, New York
TEI2012 Sixth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction - Student Consortium - (Embedded Soft Material Displays), Kingston/ Canada
The 4th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Asia - 2011 December - SymbiosisS, Hong Kong
2011 November Ambience11 / Smart Textile - SymbiosisO, Sweden
2011 May - Festival of Ideas for the New City, New Museam (endarchive)
2011 May - ITP Spring Show (h.A.I.rstyling)
2010 December – ITP Winter Show (Silhouette play)
2010 October – INPUT-OUTPUT Adaptive Materials and Mediated Environments Symposium and Exhibition/ Temple University of Art, Philadelphia (SymboisisO)
2010 August – ISEA Ruhr (Rob.Arts)
2010 March – Pixelache, Helsinki/Finland (SymbiosisW)
2009 November – Animated Dreams, Tallinn/Estonia (Smoquito)
2009 April – Pixelache, Helsinki/Finland (macsEk)
2011 December: class performance, New Interfaces for Musical Expressions, Cameo gallery Brooklyn (Neurhyme)
Please take a look on my Portfolio for earlier projects.
and watch my Artist Statement -