photo by Wineke van Muiswinkel

photo by Wineke van Muiswinkel

Áron Birtalan is a Hungarian artist who makes  games and rituals in everyday environments. Working together with participants and their imagination as an artistic medium, he explores the nature of human interaction by creating collaborative experiences, called 'Transformation Games'. Through his work, Áron encourages people to tap into a playful territory, where art, games and magic mingle. His work draws upon the history of transformation through rites, and as a whole, ritual’s role in society.

He holds a Bachelor's Diploma in ArtScience from The Royal Academy of Arts and Conservatory in The Hague, and Master's Diploma in Film at the Amsterdam University of the Arts.

Currently, he lives in The Netherlands, running the experimental platform Secret Fictionand working on a publication, called 'What is Within?'.

With a background in music, experimental arts and role-playing, Áron is interested in delivering his practice outside of the conventional realms of art and into alternative platforms of culture and education. He is also active as a musician and co-runs a three-week children's fantasy camp in rural Hungary.