ARTIST PROFILE

Peter Puklus

  • Romania (b. 1980 in Kolozsvár)
  • Currently in Budapest, Hungary.

REPRESENTATION

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

  • The Hero Mother – How to build a house house, Fotohaus ParisBerlin, Voies Off, Arles, France.
  • The Hero Mother – How to build a house, On the Road Photofestival, Gibellina, Italy.
  • The Epic Love Story of a Warrior, Kunsthaus Essen, Essen, Germany.

2018

  • The Hero Mother – How to build a house, Glassyard Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Life is Techno, Trafó Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Stupid, double solo show with Radek Brousil, Fait Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • The Hero Mother – How to build a house, Festival Images, Vevey, Switzerland.
  • One and a half meter, Folia Gallery, Paris, France.

2017

  • The Epic Love Story of a Warrior, Glassyard Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Handbook to the Stars, Oslo Photobook Festival, Oslo, Norway.
  • Belonging(s), double solo with Anna Orlowska, Platan Gallery – Polish Institute, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Handbook to the Stars, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russian Federation.
  • The Epic Love Story of a Warrior, New Positions – Art Cologne with Conrads Gallery, Cologne, Germany.
  • Handbook to the Stars, Josef Sudek Studio, Prague, Czech Republic.

2016

  • The Epic Love Story of a Warrior, Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland.
  • The Epic Love Story of a Warrior, Robert Capa Center for Contemporary Photography, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Unsafe to Dance, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
  • New Works, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • One and a half meter, Robert Morat Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

2015

  • Painted plaster head, Unseen Photo Fair and Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2014

  • Handbook to the Stars, Fotografia Europea Festival, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
  • Texts and Signs, Trapéz Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

2013

  • Handbook to the Stars, Festival International de Mode & de Photographie, Hyères, France.
  • Handbook to the Stars, Foam 3h, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2012

  • Peter Puklus, Trapéz Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

2011

  • Handbook to the Stars, Lumen Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

2010

  • Budapest Eden, Photoport Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia.

2008

  • Intimacy – No Title, Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia.

2007

  • One and a half meter, City Gallery – Deák Gyűjtemény, Székesfehérvár, Hungary.

2006

  • Intimacy – No Title, Lumen Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

2005

  • Intimacy – No Title, Lumen Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

  • 2020 When Images Collide, Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, Mannheim / Ludwigschafen / Heidelberg, Germany.
  • 1000 Hands, Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Anatomy of Photography, Esterházy Palace, Győr, Hungary.
  • Geometry of Imagination, Gdańsk City Gallery, Gdansk, Poland.
  • Block – History of Central European Photobooks, International Cultural Centre, Krakow, Poland.
  • Because of family reasons..., MODEM – Modern and Contemporary Arts Centre, Debrecen, Hungary.
  • Bauhaus 100, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary.

2018

  • Pigment – Zones of visibility, Glassyard Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
  • GWB Review, Zipernowsky House, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Reflected – Works from the Foam Collection, Atelier Néerlandais, Paris, France.
  • The Zone, Inda Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
  • The Geometry of Imagination, Mai Manó House, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Loading… Works from the Foam Collection, FOAM, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Related by Sister Languages, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Thirtythree, Capa Center, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Act by kaetha, tête, Berlin, Germany.
  • Westkunst – Ostkunst, A new collection display, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary.

2017

  • Viewfinders – Hungarian Photography from the past half century 1967-2017, Capa Center, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russian Federation.
  • Books to play with, Book Art Museum, Fotofestiwal Lodz, Lodz, Poland.
  • Facts and clarifications, Riga Photomonth, Riga, Latvia.
  • Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle, Switzerland.
  • Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist, Düsseldorf Photo Week-end, Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist, College of Art and Design, Lesley University, Cambridge, United States.
  • Agens und Reagens, Ratskeller, Berlin, Germany.
  • Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist, Landskrona Foto Festival, Landskrona, Sweden.
  • Esterhazy Art Award 2017, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Middle, Central, Eastern European Photography, Polish Ambassador’s residence in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • CO-OP Insights: Thread Count by Der Grief, Unseen, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Instax, Deák Erika Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Central by East Central, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland.
  • Abstract Hungary, Künstlerhaus, Graz, Austria.
  • From book to book, TIC Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Palm Springs, United States.

2016

  • Insights – The Wienerberger Contemporary Photography Project, Albertina, Vienna, Austria.
  • Recycled Architecture, Trapéz Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist, IvoryPress, Madrid, Spain.
  • Zine & Self-Published Photo Book Fair , Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York, New York, United States.
  • Reading images, Expozaal, Central OBA, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2015

  • Reframe Memory, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece.
  • Cubism Prolonged, Art Plus Text Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Leopold Bloom Art Award, New Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Unseen Dummy Award 2014 shortlists, Belfast Photography Festival, Belfast, Ireland.

2014

  • Photo shoot, Latarka Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
  • The Flood Wall, Exposure Twelve, Berlin, Germany.
  • Say It. HU>, Knoll Gallery, Vienna, Austria.
  • Haunting Monumentality III, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia.
  • Reflexion – Ästhetische Referenzen, Darmstadt Days of Photography, Darmstadt, Germany.
  • Minden van, Latarka Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
  • The Experiment: What is Hungarian Photographic Art, ICP, New York, United States.
  • Reflected, Works from the Foam Collection, Foam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Fatal Jump from a Stool, Trafó Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Shaped Reality, Krokus Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • Unseen Dummy Award, Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Foam’s Spotlight – 5 Years of Talent, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France.

2013

  • Books &Foam, FOAM, Amsterdam, Switzerland.
  • Grey Zone, Krokus Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • Leopold Bloom Art Award Finalists’ exhibition, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Still – Photography at the Museum, MODEM, Debrecen, Hungary.
  • FOAM Talents, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Foam Talents 2013, Rosphoto, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation.
  • Sculptures, Camera Austria, Graz, Austria.
  • Trapéz 1, Trapéz Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

2012

  • Jedentag, Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany.
  • World Models, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Curators’ Network, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Blitz Visit, Sur la Montagne, Berlin, Germany.

PROGRAMS

2019

  • Lecturer at Capazine – Let’s dance photography workshop, Workshop, Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Book proposal, workshop and artist talk, Presentation, Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design (UMPRUM), Prague, Czech Republic.

2018

  • Researcher and referral, Project, Photobook bloc. Central Europe in photography books, International Cultural Centre, Krakow, Poland.
  • Final degree jury member, Jury, Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Body and Object – workshop leader with Agnieszka Rays, Workshop, Mai Manó House, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Artist talk, Studio Visit, By Linn Schröder and her students from Design Department, HAW , Budapest, Hungary.
  • Artist talk, Guided Tour, At ‘Life is Techno’ solo exhibition in Trafó Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Consultant, Portfolio Consultation, Capa Centre for Contemporary Photography, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Leader, Workshop, Centre d'Enseignement Professionel de Vevey CEPV, Vevey, Switzerland.
  • Artist personality – Media production workshop and lecture series with Gábor Arion Kudász, Workshop, Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Body & Object, workshop leader , Workshop, Partium Christian University, Oradea, Romania.
  • Mode Suisse – workshop leader, Workshop, École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne ÉCAL, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Jäger & Sammler – Symposium: “Materiel Proben: Foto Objekt Raum” artist talk, Presentation, Freundeskreis des Hauses der Photographie, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany.

2017

  • Artist talk, Presentation, Self Publish Riga, Riga, Latvia.
  • Artist talk, Studio Vistit, Virtual studio visit by Thomas Albdorf and his students from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Artist talk, Studio Visit, Studio visit by Yamile Calderon and her students from Oslo Fotokunstskole, Budapest, Hungary, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Knowledge of Media Production, artist talk and lecture at Master Class of Photography, Presentation, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Artist talk, Presentation, Photobookfest, Moscow, Russian Federation.
  • Artist talk Fototreff Spezial #1, Peter Puklus & Simon Karlstetter, Presentation, Fototreff, Berlin, Germany.
  • Artist talk, Presentation, Luca School of Arts, Gent, Belgium.

2016

  • Artist talk, Presentation, Studio of Young Photographers, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Artist talk, Presentation, Forget About Digital vs. Analog! New Concepts of Photography by Peter Puklus, Bruno Ceschel, Simon Karlstetter, Ann-Christin Bertrand at C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
  • Artist talk, Presentation, Peter Puklus and Thibault Brunet in discussion with Lorenzo Durantini at Residency Unlimited, New York, United States.

2015

  • Artist talk together with Anouk Kruithof and Bruno Ceschel, Presentation, SPBH at Photographers' Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
  • Artist talk, Presentation, Unseen Photo Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Body & Object Photography Workshop, Workshop, Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Leader, Workshop, Unglich Photo Festival, Uglich, Russian Federation.
  • Lecturer, Presentation, Unglich Photo Festival, Uglich, Russian Federation.
  • Artist talk with Gergely Barki, Presentation, ArtMagazin, Budapest, Hungary.

2014

  • Leader, Workshop, Projektil – Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany.
  • Lecturer, Presentation, Projektil – Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany.

2013

  • Artist talk, Interview, Foam Talent, Unseen Photo Festival, MC Theater, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Photo performance, Workshop, Self Publish Be Happy and C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
  • Artist talk, Presentation, Speakers Corner, Unseen Photo Festival, MC Theater, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Artist talk, Presentation, Leopold Bloom Art Award, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Artist talk, Presentation, BlankPaper Escuela de Fotografía, Madrid, Spain.
  • Lecturer, Presentation, Pecha Kucha vol. 22 , Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • Selected artist, Presentation, Plat(t)form, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland.

2012

  • Selected artist, Presentation, Curators’ Network, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary.

2011

  • Lecturer, Presentation, Pecha Kucha vol. 16 / Stanica, Žilina-Záriečie, Slovakia.

2010

  • Curator, Gallery, Lumen Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

2009

  • Lecturer, Presentation, Pecha Kucha 14. Trafó House, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Lecturer, Presentation, Temps d’Images, Noisiel, France.

2008

  • Portfolio consultation, Workshop, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary.

2007

  • Lecturer, Project, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary.

LOCATION

  • Born 1980 in Kolozsvár, Romania.
  • Lives and works in Budapest, Hungary.

EDUCATION

  • 2006 - 2009
    Moholy-Nagy University of Art & Design, Budapest, Hungary
    Doctor of Liberal Arts in Photography (Gábor Kopek / Arion Gábor Kudász)
  • 2005 - 2006
    École National Superieur de la Création Industriel, Paris, France
    Master of New Media in New Media
  • 2004 - 2004
    Photography, ESAG, École Penninghen/Académie Julien, Paris, France, Paris, France
    Erasmus Scholarship in Photography
  • 2000 - 2005
    Moholy-Nagy Universiti of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary
    Master of Arts in Photography (Gábor Kopek)

AWARDS & GRANTS

  • 2019
    Highlights of Hungary – Nominee
    Highlights of Hungary, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2017
    “Leave Your Mark” program – Finalist
    UniCredit Bank, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2017
    Esterhazy Art Award – Finalist
    Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2017
    Grand Prix Images Vevey 2017/2018
    Biennale Images, Vevey, Switzerland
  • 2016
    ParisPhoto/Aperture PhotoBook Award – Shortlisted
    Aperture, New York, United States
  • 2016
    Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 – Longlisted
    Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • 2015
    Leopold Bloom Art Award – finalist
    Leopold Bloom Art Award, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2015
    Selected artist
    Unseen Photo Fair and Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2014
    Paul Huf Award – finalist
    Foam – FotografieMuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2013
    Shortlisted
    Plat(t)form at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
  • 2013
    Nominated
    German Photo Book Award, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2013
    Finalist
    Unseen Dummy Award, Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2013
    Foam Talent
    Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 2011
    Shortlisted
    Dummy Award at 4th FotoBook Festival, Kassel, Germany
  • 2009
    First Prize
    Renaissance Photography Prize, London, United Kingdom
  • 2009
    Grand Prix finalist
    8th International Festival of Photography, Lodz, Poland
  • 2009
    Shortlisted
    Sony World Photography Awards, Paris, France
  • 2006
    Hungarian Governments Scholarship for DLA Studies in Photography
    Moholy-Nagy University of Art & Design, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2005
    French Governments Scholarship for Masters in New Media
    École National Supérieur de la Création Industrielle, Paris, France

RESIDENCIES

  • 2017
    Artist-in-Residency, Residenza Petrolio, Carovigno, Italy
  • 2016
    Artist-in-Residency, Residency Unlimited in cooperation with ACAX supported by Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York, United States
  • 2016
    TatraHundert mikro-residency, St a nica Contemporary, Starý Smokovec, Slovakia
  • 2014
    Artist-in-Residency, KulturKontakt Austria, BMUKK, Vienna, Austria
  • 2014
    Artist-in-Residency, St a nica Contemporary, Banská Štiavnicá, Slovakia
  • 2011
    Artist-in-Residency, St a nica Contemporary, Banská Štiavnicá, Slovakia
  • 2008
    Artist-in-Residency, Sweedish School of Art, Nykarleby, Finland

COLLECTIONS

  • Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
  • Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary