I was born into a family in which most worked as doctors, predominantly surgeons. Water polo was kind of a tradition, such as hunting for large beasts. As Janos Pilinszky poet says making art is also similar to hunting, extreme concentration with a cleared thinking, arriving into the middle of an issue, when there is the animal pulling the trigger. Not long after my professional sport career and done many years of fishing I completed my studies on cinematography in the School of Visual Arts in Sydney in 2001. When returned to Budapest I got occupied with photography. My ongoing long-term work started in 2011, It contained an ensemble of landscapes, abstractions, and objects photographed. In 2016 I started also making self-portraits and let in more and more conceptional ideas and different mediums of art into my workflow. Through this widened method I explore several kinds of visual arts whether they are related to photography, drawing, creating object, installation or performance.

selected solo exhibitions:

2019. Passport, curated by Lina Sophie Stallmann and Daniel Spivakov, London, England / Stallmanns Art Consulting
2016. Fusion, curated by Gabriella Csizek, Month of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia / Hungarian Cultural Institute
2015. Impasse, curated by Gabriella Uhl, Budapest, Hungary / FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture
2014. Impasse, Budapest, Hungary / House of the European Union

selected group exhibitions:

2019. Deepflows, curated by Rita Somosi & Klara Szarka, Debrecen, Hungary / MODEM Center-Modern&ContemporaryArt
2019. Perspectives, curated by Rita Somosi & Klara Szarka, Budapest Photo Festival, Hungary / Kiscelli Museum
2018. Found a mentalism, curated by Antka Hofmann & Andrea Hilger, Ostrale, Int. Visual Arts Fest.Malta / Messina Palace
2017. Re_form, curated by Oliver Kratz, Ostrale'O17-Biennale for Contemporary Art, Dresden, Germany / Ostra Park
2016. Regi/on, curated by Reka Kenez, Studio of Young Photographers Hungary, Kalocsa, Hungary / City Gallery
2016. Pictures & Pixels | National Salon, curated by Klara Szarka, Budapest, Hungary / Kunsthalle
2015. Heritage: Socialism and after, curated by Edit Barta, Kecskemet, Hungary / Hungarian Museum of Photography
2014. Budapest our metropolis, curated by Ipek Fusun, Istambul, Turkey / Hungarian Cultural Institute
2014. Photographies Suisses et Hongroises, curated by Zsazsi Chaillet, Genéve, Suisse / Nest Gallery
2014. All Is, curated by Peter Koppanyi and Akos Banki, Budapest, Hungary / Latarka Gallery
2014. Landscape Experience, curated by Gabriella Uhl, Photo Biennale, Esztergom, Hungary / Castle Museum
2014. Common ground, curated by Anna Balazs, Studio of Young Photographers, Budapest, Hungary / Art Bazis Gallery
2013. Budapest Water Summit, Budapest, Hungary / Hungarian House of Photography
2013. Present Continous, curated by Gabriella Csizek, Budapest, Hungary / Hungarian House of Photography
2013. Close Encounters, curated by Laszlo L. Revesz, Wien, Austria / KultureAxe Gallery

scholarships, awards:

2015. Scholarship of Hungarian National Cultural Fund
2014. Photoport International Portfolio Review, Budapest / Best Portfolio award
2013. Photoport International Portfolio Review, Budapest / Special Prize
2012. Photo Ireland Festival / shortlisted
2009. Scholarship of Hungarian National Cultural Fund

works in collections:

Hungarian Museum of Photography, Kecskemet, Hungary
Ostrale - Centre for Contemporary Art in Dresden, Germany
Privately owned works in Amsterdam, Budapest, and Geneva

selected publications:

2020. Excercises in self-portrait, written by György Cséka art critic @punkt.hu / Hungary
2019. Passport Softcover book / Published by Innen in Zurich / 120 pages / Color Offset Printed
2017. Demarcation Zine / Published by Innen in Zurich / 32 pages / Color Photocopy
2016. Gaia Conti, Le eco del passato, #AImagazine-Fall2016, Greta Edizioni / Italy
2016. Slow melancholy by Rita Somosi in Art Photography Magazine #2016/1 / Budapest
2014. Art Photography Magazine # 2013/4 / Budapest
2013. Present Continous Book # 7 - The Hungarian House of Photography / Budapest
2013. Lodown Magazine # 85 Berlin, Germany
2012. Zug Magazine # 3 / Published by Innen in Zurich

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