Dóra Maurer (1937, Budapest) is one of the most notable members of the Hungarian neo-avantgarde scene, organiser and participant of many independently-organised exhibitions and events, as well as underground journals and samizdats.
Maurer finished her studies in 1961 at the Painting and Graphic Faculties of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts. Between 1975 and 1977, she led the study circle Creativity Practices at Ganz-Mávag with Miklós Erdély. She married the artist Tibor Gáyor, who also had Austrian citizenship. Due to his dual citizenship, she was able to travel to Vienna frequently. As most experimental artists during that time, she was involved with artist-based initiatives, such as exhibitions at György Galántai's Chapel Studio in Balatonboglár and collaborations with like-minded artists.
During the 1970s, she created works with photography, and later developed increasingly geometric and abstract drawings and paintings. But her artistic practice is diverse, ranging from film and photography to painting, performance, and sculpture. She often collaborated with musicians.
She explorers the topics of movement, perception and transformation. She bases her art on mathematical and complex system processes, often exploring and breaking down simple actions (Study of Minimal Movements No. 6, 1972).