I was born in Budapest, Hungary, into a family in which most of my relatives worked as well educated vegetable growers or doctors, predominantly surgeons, one of my grandfather was a spine surgeon expert, and the other a soccer referee, and also worked at the Hungarian National Railway Company in Communism, after he retired he still sold the tickets at the station. My mother still works as a very good lawyer, and my father was a very important journalist at newspapers and televisions. As it was usual my parents were working a lot, while i was with my grandparents. So i grew up spending much of my time in the land in the countryside, or in the hospital area, where my grandpa was the director where people got rehabilitated after operations, their home was even situated inside the grounds of the rehabilitation institute, and towards home I jumped over the concrete fence, I went through the forest.
I think this was a crucial and diverse effect on my life that on 1 side we belonged to the land in the countryside, and on the other to human bodies near the city. Both trends are indeed in the circulation of a communal activity, of course such as many other kinds of works. Water polo was kind of a tradition, such as hunting for large beasts. Lived in South Africa one and a half years and worked as a water polo coach there when i was 19 YO. Not long after my professional sport career, I completed my studies on cinematography in the School of Visual Arts in Sydney in 2001. When returned to Budapest I got occupied as a documentarist photographer. My ongoing long-term work started in 2011, In the beginning 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 artmaking into my workflow.
Practicing a widened method of Fine Art, I explore several kinds: photography, drawing, painting, sculpturing, creating object, installation, performance, social activism on the streets of Budapest, or virtually on Facebook for example.
selected solo exhibitions:
2019. Passport, curated by Lina Sophie Stallmann and Daniel Spivakov, Stallmanns Art Consulting / London, England.
2016. Fusion, curated by Gabriella Csizek, Month of Photography, Hungarian Cultural Institute/
2015. Impasse, curated by Gabriella Uhl, FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture / Budapest, Hungary.
2014. Impasse, House of the European Union / Budapest, Hungary.
selected group exhibitions:
2023. Replanning, curated by György Cséka w/ "Passport", Institute of Contemporary Art - (ICA-D) / Dunaújváros, Hungary.
2022. Art in Book Forms, curated by Anita Farkas & Idil Emiroglu / @Izole, Manyi Cultural Workshop / Budapest, Hungary.
2019. Deepflows, curated by Rita Somosi & Klara Szarka, MODEM Center-Modern&ContemporaryArt / Debrecen, Hungary.
2019. Perspectives, curated by Rita Somosi & Klara Szarka, Kiscelli Museum / Budapest Photo Festival, Hungary.
2018. Found a mentalism, curated by Antka Hofmann & Andrea Hilger, Ostrale, Int. Visual Arts Fest. Messina Palace / Malta.
2017. Re_form, curated by Oliver Kratz, Ostrale'O17-Biennale for Contemporary Art, / Ostra Park / Dresden, Germany.
2016. Regi/on, curated by Reka Kenez, Studio of Young Photographers Hungary, / City Gallery
/ Kalocsa, Hungary.
2016. Pictures & Pixels | National Salon, curated by Klara Szarka, Kunsthalle / Budapest, Hungary.
2015. Heritage: Socialism and after, curated by Edit Barta, Hungarian Museum of Photography / Kecskemet, Hungary.
2014. Budapest our metropolis, curated by Ipek Fusun, Hungarian Cultural Institute / Istambul, Turkey.
2014. Photographies Suisses et Hongroises, curated by Zsazsi Chaillet, Nest Gallery / Genéve, Suisse.
2014. All Is, curated by Peter Koppanyi and Akos Banki, Latarka Gallery / Budapest, Hungary.
2014. Landscape Experience, curated by Gabriella Uhl, Photo Biennale, Castle Museum / Esztergom, Hungary.
2014. Common ground, curated by Anna Balazs, Studio of Young Photographers, Art Bazis Gallery / Budapest, Hungary.
2013. Budapest Water Summit, Hungarian House of Photography / Budapest, Hungary.
2013. Present Continous, curated by Gabriella Csizek, Hungarian House of Photography / Budapest, Hungary.
2013. Close Encounters, curated by Laszlo L. Revesz, KultureAxe Gallery / Wien, Austria.
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
2020. Excercises in self-portrait, written by György Cséka art critic, curator @punkt.hu / Hungary
2020. Self-DIY, written by Márió Z.Nemes, poet, esthete, critic, curator @ArtPhoto / Hungary
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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