2016 | NYC | Artist
Peter Puklus at Residency Unlimited
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
SELECT PERMANENT COLLECTIONS:
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
FOAM Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
The Netherlands; ewz.selection, Zürich, Switzerland
Kunstverein, Düsseldorf, Germany
K&H Bank, Budapest, Hungary