Dominika Trapp (1988, Budapest) graduated from the painting department of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2012.

Her practice has been characterized by a two-way interest: on the one hand, a sensitive painterly approach that allows for intuition and introspection; on the other, an outward-directed sensitivity that facilitates dialogues between communities in the service of collective self-knowledge while maneuvering through various emotional, cultural, and political differences.

Although she tends to draw inspiration from deeply personal experiences, the parallel presence of historical-artistic research, multiple critical perspectives, as well as the reflective examination of international intellectual trends in the local context are equally key elements of her working method. Her works address topics such as the relationship between tradition and contemporary culture, women’s fate in Hungarian peasant communities, the historical context of eating disorders, or intuitive painting as a possible somatic method for artistic research.

More recently, she has participated in the residency programs of Art in General in New York, the Erste Stiftung in Vienna, and FUTURA in Prague. In 2020, her solo exhibition was presented at Trafó Gallery in Budapest and Karlin Studios in Prague. In 2021, she participated at the 14th Baltic Biennale in Vilnius, and in 2022, at the Manifesta 14 Prishtina. She is currently a multimedia art fellow at the Doctoral School of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design.