Residency Unlimited

Peter Puklus

Artist name: Peter Puklus
Dates of residency: Sept – Nov
Born: 1980 (Kolozsvár, Romania)
Hometown: Budapest, Hungary
Lives and works: Budapest, Hungary
2006—2009 Doctoral School of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME), Budapest, Hungary
2005—2006 Masters in New Media, ENSCI/Les Ateliers, Paris, France
2000—2005 MFA in photography at MOME, Budapest, Hungary
2004 Photography, ESAG,École Penninghen/Académie Julien, Paris, France

Based in Budapest, Peter Puklus is currently completing his DLA (Doctor of Liberal Arts) studies in photography. In his photographic work , storytelling plays a substantial role. Puklus attempts to link what he calls “general history” with the individual stories he sees captured in quotidian objects. Compiling trivial items — a piece of fruit, a pair of speakers, tulips atop a washing machine — he suggests, encourages reflection on the way the mind creates stories. The Hungarian photographer is also experimenting with other media such as sculpture – playing with everyday objects and visual conventions to capture life in its essence.

Recent solo exhibitions include: 2016: ‘New Works‘ at Conrads Gallery, Düsseldorf; ‘Unsafe to Dance‘ in C/O Berlin, Berlin and ‘One and a half meter‘ in Robert Morat Gallery, Berlin.In 2016; Painted plaster head, Unseen Photo Fair and Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2015; Texts and Signs, Trapéz Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 2014; Handbook to the Stars, Foam 3h, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2013; Peter Puklus, Trapéz, Budapest, Hungary, 2012; Handbook to the Stars, Lumen Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, 2011; Budapest Eden, Photoport Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2010; Intimacy – No Title, SEDF, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2008.

Puklus has published several monographs and artist books. “The Epic Love Story of a Warrior”; “How Many People, self-published, 2015; Maquette of a Monument Symbolizing the Liberation, self-published, 2014; Handbook to the Stars, Stokovec, Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia, 2012; One and a half meter, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany.

Robert Morat Gallery, Berlin and Hamburg, Germany
Conrads Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
Trapéz Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
FOAM Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
The Netherlands; ewz.selection, Zürich, Switzerland
Kunstverein, Düsseldorf, Germany
K&H Bank, Budapest, Hungary

SUPPORT: Peter Puklus’ 3 months residency at RU  is supported by ACAX | Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange as well as the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

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