Peter Puklus

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



Beside the photographic gaze which can always be found in the center of Puklus’ works, he recently started to explore undiscovered territories beyond the wooden frame. His recent projects involve sculptures, objects, paintings, installations, drawings and videos. Either in the gallery space or in a photo-book form, storytelling has a substantial role. Puklus mixes different genres and medias and makes them relate each other.


Peter Puklus is an artist currently living and working in Budapest, Hungary. He studied photography at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest (MOME) and new media design at the École National Supérieur de Création Industriel (ENSCI) in Paris. Currently he is enrolled in the Doctoral School of MOME where he will support his thesis in 2020.

In 2012 Puklus published two photo-books: One and a half meter with Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg and Handbook to the Stars with Stokovec, Banská Stiavnica. In 2016 Puklus published his third photobook The Epic Love Story of a Warrior in cooperation with Self Publish, Be Happy, London. This title got shortlisted at the Aperture / Paris Photo Photobook Award 2016. Recent solo exhibitions of Puklus include ‘Life is Techno’ at Trafó Gallery, Budapest, New Works at Conrads Gallery, Düsseldorf, Unsafe to Dancein C/O Berlin, Berlin, One and a half meter in Robert Morat Gallery, Berlin and ‘The Epic Love Story of a Warrior’ at Capa Center, Budapest and Raster Gallery, Hungary.

The most recent and still on-going project of Puklus entitled ‘The Hero Mother – How to build a house’ received Grand Prix Images Vevey 2017–2018. Related recent exhibitions are ‘The Hero Mother – How to build a house’ in Images Festival, Vevey, and ‘The Hero Mother – Subtitle‘ at Glassyard Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

Puklus is represented by Glassyard Gallery in Budapest, by Robert Morat Gallery in Berlin and Hamburg, by Conrads Gallery in Düsseldorf and by Folia Gallery in Paris.


  • The Epic Love Story of a Warrior, published by SPBH Editions, London, UK
  • One and a half meter, published by Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Handbook to the Stars, published by Stokovec – Space for Culture, Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia