MŰCSARNOK / Kunsthalle - Paolo VENTURA: A Venetian Story – Automaton

Paolo VENTURA: A Venetian Story – Automaton

MŰCSARNOK / Kunsthalle – 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 37.
Paolo VENTURA: A Venetian Story – Automaton
2020.02.29. – 06.07.
Opening hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00–18:00, Thursday 12:00–20:00 Saturday, Sunday 10.00-18.00

The biggest photography event in Hungary, BUDAPEST PHOTO FESTIVAL opens its’ fourth year with an unique exhibition on the border of Fine Art and Photography, imagination and reality. As every year, the Festival guides the audience to a new sequence of visuality with its’ opening exhibition on 28th of February 2020. at MŰCSARNOK. Read more…

KISCELLI MÚZEUM - BODYSCAPE – Nude in Contemporary Hungarian Photography

KISS Emese: Home-series, 2016

Kiscelli Múzeum – 1037 Budapest, Kiscelli utca 108.
BODYSCAPE – Nude in Contemporary Hungarian Photography
2020.04.03. – 05.31.
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-18.00

Every year, the Budapest Photo Festival shines the spotlight on a classic genre in photography. In 2020 it examines the relation between contemporary photography and the issue of body image. Portraying the naked body was strongly present in all art forms from the start: in the Biblical-mythical storytelling or as the embodiment of beauty.  Read more…

Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center - The Rhytm of Light

São Paolo, the 1950’s © Thomaz Farkas Estate/Instituto Moreira Salles

Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center –1065 Budapest, Nagymező u. 8.
The Rhytm of Light
2020.03.02. – 04.05
Opening hours: every day 11.00-19.00

The Capa Center presents a comprehensive exhibition on the Hungarian born photographer Thomaz Farkas (1924 – 2011) who is considered to be one of the great representatives of modern photography and documentary cinema in Brazil. He has left a unique artistic contribution, particularly in representing Brazilian culture, and a visual approach which relates him to important exponents of his time. Throughout his life he was driven by a sensitive and genuine concern with the other, resulting in a humanistic oeuvre, that can be further typified by a special interest in the aesthetic and formal qualities of the image. Farkas was a dynamic character who lived and worked with great intensity. While being mostly known for his photographic and cinematic work, his legacy reaches far beyond as he was also a producer, an academic, an entrepreneur and a cultural agent. The exhibition is held with the cooperation of Budapest Photo Festival, Embassy of Brazil in Budapest and Capa Center.

PETŐFI LITERARY MUSEUM - Tandori Fragments - Reflections of Lenke SZILÁGYI

Petőfi Literary Museum – 1053 Budapest, Károlyi utca 16.
Tandori Fragments – Reflections of Lenke SZILÁGYI
2020.04.06 – 05.10.
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00-18:00.
Lenke Szilágyi, one of the most exciting contemporary photographers in Hungary reflects on a small, but fascinating segment of the late Dezső Tandori’s enormous oeuvre. The poet, writer and translator passed away last year, leaving behind a number of picture poems and drawings as well. These peculiar visual works, diverse both in style and theme, basically echo Tandori’s literary manifestations. They show a lot of experimentality, endless stream of ideas and fantasy, humour and awe-inspiring energy for creation.
Just like Tandori, Lenke Szilágyi herself is an unclassifiable member of the Hungarian artistic scene. She shares the writers experimentality and creative energy. Lenke Szilágyi photographs inspired by Tandori drawings? The dialogue between literature and photography can not only move beyond genres, but through the terra incognita lying between the living and the dead. Tandori Fragments refers in part to the first poem collection of Dezső Tandori, Fragments to Hamlet, and also to the fragmented, “Tandori-like” yet still ambitious aspect of this endeavor.

Deák 17 Youth Art Gallery - The edge of fiction

Deák 17 Youth Art Gallery – 1052, Budapest Deák Ferenc u. 17. 1st floor
The edge of fiction
2020.03.03. – 04.04.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10.00-18.00, Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00

The exhibition examines photography on the edge of fiction and reality through the works of three young, eastern-european photographeres: Weronika GESICKA (PL), Bara PRASILOVA (CZ) and Maria SVARBOVA (SK) . The playful and humorous visual language of the contemporary photographers’ new generation is very personal and associative. yet is linked to the theme of past and remembrance, mingling the medium’s objective nature with a nostalgic tone. The exhibition held with the cooperation of Czech Centre in Budapest, Polish Institute in Budapest, Slovak Institute Budapest and Deák 17 Gallery. Creative partner: Budapest Photo Festival

ARTPHOTO GALLERY – György STALTER: Gardens Berlin Neukölln

ARTPHOTO Gallery – 1111 Bartók Béla út 30.
György Stalter: Gardens Berlin Neukölln
2020.03.10 – 04.04.
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 15.00-19.00

György Stalter winning the Moholy-Scholarship spent 3 months in Berlin in 2011.
During this time he completed his “Neukölln project” and found Loraberg, where community gardens flourish. The majority of these small parcels of land are rented by retirees of the area living in the nearby blocks of flats among poor material circumstances – who’s aim is to form their living environment due to their own taste.
The corpus of the exhibition is selected from the photos of these projects, evoking the special atmosphere of Neukölln and Loraberg.

ARTPHOTO GALLERY – Imre BENKŐ: Cuba - Ways: 1978, 1985, 1989, 2006

© BENKŐ Imre:
Trinidad. Cuba, 2006

ARTPHOTO Gallery – 1111 Bartók Béla út 30.
Imre BENKŐ: Cuba – Ways: 1978, 1985, 1989, 2006
2020.04.08 – 05.02
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 15.00-19.00

Imre Benkő as a documentary photographer, is focusing on the diversity of human existence.
Examining the social conditions and possibilities of our time, the artist aims to perceive and record visual impressions of the era, depicting moments beyond temporality and locality.
Pure photography is a study trip in order to understand the world.
The artist had returned to Cuba from time to time (1978, 1985, 1989, 2006), and now the time has come to summarize his subjective experiences in a solo exhibition:
“The Caribbean country enchants everyone – I’m not a tourist, but I have been scorched for a lifetime as well: with its melancholic humour, and with the dignity of living in poverty.
The city walls crumbling from vapour and rain form a particular scenery for the diverse (spanish – african – mulat) Cubans, who now leave all the touristy colourfulness in my black and white analog photos. Being torn out from the ever flowing visuality my construcions can be archaized.”

Austrian Cultural Forum Budapest - A New Vision of Debris

Austrian Cultural Forum Budapest – 1068 Budapest, Benczúr utca 16.
A New Vision of Debris
2020.03.10. – 04.17.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 09.00 – 16.00

In recent years, we have seen a strong rise in interest in the collage among artists, especially in the photographic medium. If the collage had been considered a peripheral art until the advent of avant-garde art, it was in its time established as a discontinued tradition and as a metaphor for a modern, accelerated life. In particular, with Bauhaus it becomes equivalent to other artistic practices. Since today we are more than ever surrounded by the reproduction of reproduced, transformed and processed copies of digital imaging waste, creating a collage medium is a more logical phenomenon.

B32 GALLERY - Doubt and Certainty Starting from the Photograph / in memoriam András Baranyay

B32 GALLERY – 1111 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 32.
Doubt and Certainty Starting from the Photograph / in memoriam András Baranyay
Exhibitors: KONDOR Attila, MÁTYÁSI Péter and TOLNAY Imre
2020.03.18. – 04.10.
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10.00-18.00

András Baranyay (1938-2016), holder of the Kossuth Prize, one of the most significant figures of the contemporary Hungarian art scene has created a unique, ruminative body of work that deftly transgresses genre boundaries. His work sits at the intersection of classical photography, graphic design and painting.
His philosophical, melancholically intimate images examine the mission and futility of life and art – his artworks were conceived at the interface of doubt and certainty.
Conscientiously following the ethos of Baranyay, partly as his pupils, holding onto our classical education, but immersed in the questions of the present and the future, we interrogate and rewrite the image along the disturbing ecological and social issues of our days. What is photography for, what does it represent, how can we access time through our personal visual force fields, can we grasp doubt and certainty? What is the duty of the artist, do they have to take and impose responsibility for their environment with their works or should they turn their back on the fateful questions facing humankind? Beyond the questions and doubt, there might emerge answers and certainty too.


B32 TREZOR GALLERY - Dóri Lázár: Headstones/Lunkheads

Dóri LÁZÁR – Self-portraits, 2017

B32 Trezor Gallery – 1111 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 32.
Dóri Lázár: Headstones/Lunkheads 

2020.03.19. – 04.10.
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10.00 – 18.00

Dóri Lázár is a relatively young and contemporary (since she’s still alive) artist. She is 170 cm tall and weighs 52 kg with blonde dyed hair, green eyes, she is stooping and feeble-bodied. Her blood type is A +. She doesn’t know where to look as there are so many things in the world and unfortunately, she doesn’t understand many of them. This, however doesn’t stop her in willing to say things. This seems quite l’art pour l’art but it wasn’t meant to be. Dóri Lázár’s upcoming solo show will be a circus, just the size she has in her brain, this one thing is guaranteed!

CERVANTES INSTITUTE IN BUDAPEST - García de MARINA: „The unfinished word”

García de MARINA – Untitled, 2018

Cervantes Institute in Budapest – 1064 Budapest, Vörösmarty utca 32.
García de MARINA: „The unfinished word”
2020.03.02. – 04.20.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 10.00-18.00

García de Marina (Gijón, 1975). He uses the object as a way of expression since 2011. He made several individual exhibitions and participated in different national and international events.
This poet of the prosaic is caught by the symbolism of objects, its condensation and essentiality, the random connection of elements that a priori have no relation. His work goes around intuition and ideas, surrealism and the world of the subconscious and dreams. “The unfinished word” explores the relationship between visual and written language. The plot line tries to generate a dialogue about the construction of language, different languages, communication, identity, cultural enrichment and the limits of its use.
The exhibition highlights the power of imagination, where each idea is formulated from conceptualization and minimalism. It is presented as a colloquium between his work and the spectator, as an act by which the idea, embodied through symbolism, is completed by the thinking of the individual.
Currently his work is represented by Gallery 133 (Canada), NoonPowell Fine Art (United Kingdom), Flo Peters Gallery (Germany), .M Contemporary (Australia) and Bluerider Art Gallery (Taiwan).


1052 Budapest, Galamb utca 6.
BPF Nights

A series of programmes at Budapest Photo Festival in the Festival Centre: lectures, screenings, talks and portfolio review. 


Lecture of Jacques SIERPINSKI, art director of the Manifesto Festival Toulouse
2020.03.20 – 5 PM

Lecture with Jacques SIERPINSKI, art director of Manifesto Festival Toulouse about contemporary photography and one of the biggest photography event is France.
ManifestO Festival is an invitation to the international contemporary photography in Toulouse with exhibitions, open call, lectures and portfolio review. As the result of their photography competition an independent jury, that changes every year, selects between 10 and 15 works among all the proposals received. The exhibitions are shown in a village of shipping containers in the heart of Toulouse.
Public event, entrance is free.


FAUR ZSÓFI Gallery – 1114 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 25.
2020.03.09 – 04.04.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 12:00 – 18:00

In the stadium thousands of leotards move in unison to form a rose, a heart, a falcon, a flag. Boys lift up the girls, grab their hands or embrace one another executing whatever the choreography demands. Their liking and their overheated cheeks are not visible from the grandstand. Signs and motifs alternate with commands and slogans of dubious ideologies yelled over mobilizing beats. Everything seems so dynamic, young, patriotic. We are in Czechia on the hottest summer on record, to observe the flocking of falcons.

FISE GALLERY – From School to the University / life pictures of MOME

FISE Gallery – 1054 Budapest Kálmán Imre utca 16.
From School to the University / life pictures of MOME
2020.03.10 – 03.27.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 13:00 – 18:00

Large-scale photographs of the life of MOME (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design) and its predecessors are on display. In addition to the posters, the exhibition would also feature original, small photos, prints and objects. The exhibition is linked to the newly completed book “From School to University”.


© Kornél Kocsány – Vrindavan, India, 2019 November

Kornél KOCSÁNY: Tales from the East
2020. 04. 16. – 05. 20
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 10.00 – 20.00, Saturday: 10.00 – 16.00

The magical world of Iran and India unfolds before our eyes at this exhibition. Kornél Kocsány will be our guide through his camera, telling us tales about the two, culturally very different countries that are both uniquely special and exotic for us. As a photo tour guide, Kornél knows well how to bring these diverse cultures closer to us. About his latest two journeys he says: “Iran for visitors is the home for unconditional hospitality, respect and courtesy, while India is an unforgettable place that overflows all our senses, a fairy tale world changing its colour every second.”

FUGA – Balázs TELEK: Points of View

Balázs TELEK – Zoltáns, 2009, Anamorph Diptychon

FUGA – Budapest Center of Architecture – 1052 Budapest, Petőfi Sándor utca 5.
Balázs TELEK – Points of View
2020.03.02 – 03.16
Opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday to Friday: 13.00-21.00 pm, Tuesday: closed, Saturday-Sunday: 11.00-21.00

Photographs taken by various types of camera obscura, panoramic pinhole cameras; anamorphs, drawings and paintings: visual experiments and studies by Balázs Telek (1974-2015). Images teaching us to see by encouraging to step out of our comfort zone. Images showing that most complicated things are always very simple. It all depends on our point of view.


FUGA – From László Mednyánszky to László feLugossy and from Ferenc Liszt to György Kurtág Photo exhibition from Csaba Kertész' collection of artist portraits

István TÓTH – Béla Czóbel, ca. 1975

FUGA – Budapest Center of Architecture – 1052 Budapest, Petőfi Sándor utca 5.
From László Mednyánszky to László feLugossy and from Ferenc Liszt to György Kurtág
Photo exhibition from Csaba Kertész’ collection of artist portraits
2020.03.11 – 04.05.
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday to Friday: 13.00-21.00 pm, Tuesday: closed, Saturday-Sunday: 11.00-21.00

Looking at portraits of artists, in addition to seeing the artist’s face, clothing, personal objects, studio or apartment, we can also get a taste of their personality and of the period they lived in. The earliest piece of Csaba Kertész’s fascinating collection shows painter Gyula Aggházy at an event honoring Mihály Munkácsy in 1883. The photo was taken by Ede Ellinger, one of the most prominent photographers of the time. The most important photos of the collection are the works of István Tóth, who was named photographer of the century in New York in 1980.
The earliest photos in the collection featuring composers and musicians, including portraits and concert photographs, are from the 19th century. The most outstanding pieces are Edit Molnár’s photographs from the 1960s and 70s, when the world’s most famous musicians and conductors performed at the Music Academy.

FUGA – Top on Top. A Photo-based Selection from the BALÁZS–DÉNES Collection

Antal LAKNER – Conquest, 1996

FUGA – Budapest Center of Architecture – 1052 Budapest, Petőfi Sándor utca 5.
Top on Top. A Photo-based Selection from the BALÁZS–DÉNES Collection
2020.04.01 – 04.20.
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday to Friday: 13.00-21.00 pm, Tuesday: closed, Saturday-Sunday: 11.00-21.00

With neo-avant-garde and post-conceptual art being a major component of the Budapest-based private collection of Árpád Balázs and Andrea Dénes, many of their works reflect on issues of society closely linked to the transformation and the symbolic messages of the space that surrounds us. From the 1970s to date, artists have repeatedly visualised these topics with the vocabulary of photography. Thus, the urban focus of the exhibition dovetails with FUGA’s profile while the engagement with photography bolsters the Festival’s mission. Works of a critical penchant, and often of humorous even provocative overtone, define the show.

FUGA – MAOE: Passing Reality

Peter GEDEON – The memories of Sunday

FUGA – Budapest Center of Architecture – 1052 Budapest, Petőfi Sándor utca 5.
MAOE: Passing Reality
2020.04.08. – 05.01.
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday to Friday: 13.00-21.00 pm, Tuesday: closed, Saturday-Sunday: 11.00-21.00

The flash in the present, creators try to find so often and with such a big obsession, usually flies away and disappears as the time passing by merciless. So, what seemed to be real in the present later becomes only an illusion or memory. Let’s have a try and set the fugitive moments free from the captivity of time and try to relive and recreate them. Let’s prove, that thanks to the functioning of time and our feelings at the same time, reality settles in us.

Godot Institute of Contemporary Art - Attila KLEB: Closer

Attila KLEB – John McLaughlin, 2019

Godot Institute of Contemporary Art – Budapest, 1036 Fényes Adolf utca 21.
Attila KLEB – Closer
2020.03.07. – 04.12.
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 10.00-19.00

Man has many faces, artists have many more – the photographer and concert promoter Attila Kleb tries to get the most intimate of them closer to the people. Titled Closer, the exhibition features Attila’s iconic black-and-white images of the natural beauty of the greatest world famous music legends (mostly jazz and blues) and celebrated Hungarian actresses such as Bobby Sparks, Chick Corea, David Yengibarian, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Erik Truffaz, Anikó Für, Dorka Gryllus, John McLaughlin, Omara Portuondo, Pharoah Sanders, Suzanne Vega, Kátya Tompos or Victor Wooten.
The exhibition is a part of the 5th GetCloser Jazz Fest.

Hall of Association of Hungarian Architects: Empathy. Works by Lenke Szilágyi from the Arcana Collection

Lenke SZILÁGYI: Portrait of Péter Halász

Hall of Association of Hungarian Architects 
1088 Budapest, Ötpacsirta u. 2.
Empathy. Works by Lenke Szilágyi from the Arcana Collection
2020. 03. 30 – 04.20
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10.00-18.00

Lenke Szilágyi focuses on Humanity in her works. She immortalizes situations and individuals on her Hungarian or distant field trips with a special empathy which provides intimacy and poetry for her photo series. At the same time, she applies light-settings, cutting or even colours in a way so that her compositions become sovereign in their aesthetic, too, beyond their psychological or cultural anthropological messages.” Gábor Ébli


Sára SEBESTYÉN – Körforgás

HÁROM HÉT Gallery – 1114 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 37.
Erika GYÖRGY and Sára SEBESTYÉN: Circle – Line
2020. 03. 24 – 03.28
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 11.00-15.00, Saturday: 12.00-18.00


For the observer, it’s just a photo – but it means something different for the photographer. What can a photograph capture, preserve, and share with others? What’s is hidden in the circle, the line, the outline? Erika György and Sára Sebestyén capture photographic perception from their own dimension by showing everyday objects and light-shadows. Geometric imaging elements are present in their works, giving the viewer the focus on the aesthetic appearance of their everyday life, the outline of their feelings, hidden in the details of reality.

The exhibition was made possible by the support of the Embassy of Argentina in Hungary.

HÁROM HÉT GALLERY – Balázs Csizik and Kristóf SZABÓ - Kristoflab - Concrete Questions

Balázs CSIZIK: Urban Relations, 2018

Hegyvidék Gallery – 1126 Budapest, Királyhágó tér 10.
Balázs Csizik and Kristóf SZABÓ – Kristoflab – Concrete Questions   

2020. 02. 18 – 03.12
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10.00-18.00, Saturday: 10.00-14.00

All works of art created through the inspection of the environment represent an aesthetical direction in which the specific layers on top of each other change the original meaning of the starting point. It’s rooted in the human; it deals with identity of the person and its environment. Questions arising around these themes are mostly based on social sensitivity. It spans topics such as isolation, distortion of self-image, ecological problems.


HM - MoD Military History Institute and Museum - Captured Moments – Army Life in the 1960s in Photographs

Zsolt Szabóky

MoD Military History Institute and Museum
Military History – 1014 Budapest, Kapisztrán tér 2-4.

Captured Moments – Army Life in the 1960s in Photographs
2020.03.12. – 09.06.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 9:00-17:00

The names of photographers Rudolf Bleich, Rudolf Kutas and Zsolt Szabóky may sound familiar to many people. Their names and photos appeared on the covers and pages of the weeklies Néphadsereg (People’s Army) and Igaz Szó (True Word), and featured the press of the Hungarian People’s Army in the 1960s.

Interesting and artistic photos about the everyday life of the Hungarian People’s Army in the 1960s, preserved in the Photo Archives of the Military History Museum, are presented at a temporary exhibition.


Georg PETERMICHL: Glass Beach, 2018

Horizont Gallery
1066 Budapest, Zichy Jenő utca 32.
2020.04.08. – 05.13.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 14.00 – 19.00 PM

My approach is research and concept based. Mainly it wishes to explain complex social reality. Although that’s a well-beaten track, I tend to use the modus operandi of photography to envision such complex matter: Perspective, the moment, framing, screen, subject-object-relation in their materialized state, respectively, are important to me – the artistic outcome is usually not a photograph per se. My art pieces consist of repetition and continuation of basic form, of configuration, of lighting situations, of geometrical elements, of analogy, of mirrored ideas. Such concepts reduce complexity and therefore lead to a certain kind of human pleasure: recognition is a source of delight.

Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism - KULTEA GALLERY - Patyi & Gastro

Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism – KULTEA GALLERY – 1036 Budapest Korona tér 1.
Patyi & Gastro
2020.04.16 – 08.23.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10.00-18.00

Árpád Patyi is a decisive person in Hungarian food photography for several decades, that is why the exhibition of his oeuvre is a prominent stage in the museum’s gastro photo series. Being a freelancer since 1981 he produces masterpieces from shooting objects to food photos. Since then he is a kind of a twin to Peter Korpádi, the food stylist, who acts as a permanent and faithful companion to him. They were active in almost all fields and published about 200 cook books mainly with the recipes of Mr. Korpádi. They worked for Konyhaművészet, Izek és Érzések and Magyar Konyha.

He was honoured with Pécsi József and Balogh Rudolf prizes, but his greatest happines is due to the fact that her daugther, Szidi Patyi goes on with his studio with a new taste and a high enthusiasm.

Hungarian Olympic and Sports Museum - Silverjavelin’2020 – Sports in contemporary Hungarian art competition

Tibor ILLYÉS: Women, 2016

Hungarian Olympic and Sports Museum
 – 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 3.
Silverjavelin’2020 – Sports in contemporary Hungarian art competition
2020.04.21 – 05.15
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 09.00 – 19.00

A sports related arts exhibition with more than fifteen years of history behind it. One of its main submission categories is photography which exhibits the works of the best contemporary photojournalists.

Hungarian Workshop Gallery - Placenta

Anita SPINGÁR-WESTERLUND: Untitled No4, The Rabbit, 2018

Hungarian Workshop Gallery
 – 1072 Budapest, Akácfa utca 20.
2020.02.26 – 04.15
Opening hours: working days 10.00 – 16.00

The only “tangible” origin of life is the body. The exact boundaries of the physical extent of our own body are questioned by a mother-made child’s photo that goes beyond the idiocy of smile albums and the egoism of “my child” to outline the mental maturation stations of the children’s life stages.

We are the parents of ourselves in our cellular dictatorship, we feel the gameplay in the harsh, timeless space, we see on the intuitive horizon that Someone is approaching!


1052 Budapest, Galamb utca 6.
Fresh Meat
2020.03.10. – 03.31.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 13.00 – 17.00 PM

To set a tradition, Budapest Photo Festival and Hybridart created an open call for photographers under 35. The winners have the opportunity to participate in a group exhibition in Hybridart Gallery which will showcase the very best of young contemporary Hungarian photographers. This event, organized by 2nd time, is one of the highlights of Budapest Photo Festival. There were no genre restrictions, the exhibition revolves around series and portfolios about issues that are important for the young photographer generation today, regardless of themes and topics. The curators of the exhibition valued originality and unconventional approaches both in terms of the themes and the concepts. Curators: Rita SOMOSI, Kata SZEDER

ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA DI BUDAPEST – Tina MODOTTI: Spirit, Revolution and Lens. An Italian Photographer in Mexico

Tina Modotti – Juchitecas (002)

ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA DI BUDAPEST  –  Galleria Xenia – 1088 Budapest, Bródy Sándor utca 8.
Tina MODOTTI: Spirit, Revolution and Lens. An Italian Photographer in Mexico

2020.03.13 – 04.17.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 15.00 – 20.00

Assunta Adelaida Luigia Modotti (Udine, Italy, August 16, 1896 – Mexico City, Mexico, January 5, 1942), a multifaceted artist whose career was marked by a revolutionary spirit. In 1923, she arrived in Mexico, a country that was still marked for the political, economic and social consequences of the Revolution, and a fertile period for ideas and artistic expression. Her lens captures snapshots of the daily life of rural Mexico, portraits with a strong personality of the models in the composition, always bearing a social criticism and its revolutionary spirit. Common organisation of Mexican Embassy and Italian Cultural Institute

KARINTHY SALON - Ági VEDRES: Les amis des femmes

Ági VEDRES: Buborékvilág, 2009

Karinthy Salon 
1111 Budapest, Karinthy Frigyes út 22.
Ági VEDRES: Les amis des femmes
2020. 03. 25. – 04.24.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 11.00-18.00

The starting point of Ági Vedres’ solo exhibition, formed of personal memory-fragments, was her late grandmother’s lightblue tulle scarf and its graphics and lettering: Les amis de femmes ( The women’s friends). The center of her ongoing series for years are objects, moments, patterns and colours that embody the women’s desire for beauty and at the same time represent objects linked to the idea of beauty, satisfaction and happiness. Subjective associations shown in black and white analogue photographs, digital colour images or videostills guide us amongst the details of everyday life now and then.

K.A.S. Gallery – Staré pravdy – Old Truths - Bilak / Németh / Regős / Sztrehalet / Varga

K.A.S. Gallery – 1114 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 9.
Staré pravdy – Old Truths
Bilak / Németh / Regős / Sztrehalet / Varga

Curated by Tereza Rudolf (Fotograf Magazine & Festival, Praha) 

2020.03.13. – 03.31., Opening: 2020.03.12 – 19.00
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 14.00 – 18.00

Living in a western society, where even popular culture (such as the series The Handmaid’s Tale based on Margaret Atwood’s book, or the novel VOX by Christina Dalcher) is questioning individual freedom, gender or race equality, we might also start to cast doubts on certain values which were gained in the past. Values, which once were set in stone but perhaps, lost their meaning and relevancy. “Staré pravdy” (old truths) – the Czechs would say –, referring to a certain type of truth, which has become obsolete and needs to be revised. Selected works by young Hungarian photographers deal with such aspects, showing a general mistrust of nowadays’ changing values. The exhibition combines different artistic approaches and several photographic series, intentionally showing only selected parts of them, in order to manipulate the viewers’ gaze into individually changing narratives. 

K.A.S. Gallery – Attila HAID: In & Out

K.A.S. Gallery – 1114 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 9.

Attila HAID: In & Out

2020.04.02 – 04.15.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 14.00 – 18.00

In & Out” – an exhibition about people, who live with autism.

Nowadays we are hearing more and more about autism, which is being explained, interpreted, diagnosed or even advertised by various media in the light of current views.

That’s what this exhibition is about: „people with autism” who I want to portray as I see, who lives (works) with autistic people. My goal is to help people who are receptive to the subject get a new insight into this world through my photos.

K.A.S. Gallery – Viktória BALOGH: Unknown

K.A.S. Gallery – 1114 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 9.
Viktória BALOGH: Unknown

2020.04.17. – 05.10.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 14.00 – 18.00

My series presents objects whose function has greatly changed or transformed, thanks to the

development of mankind. There was a time when each of the objects shown had an important purpose, which it has lost—they are so out of use that some we may not even recognize. The material and form of each refer to its function; most of these objects were produced with some simple machine or by hand. My original pictures explore the point beyond which we cannot recall the function of an object that has fallen out of use—both daily and professional use. Where does this process lead? How does ever-faster development affect human thinking? Is humanity really evolving through technical innovations? In addition to posing the problem, the series also serves commemoration, playing with the difficult-to-decode mystical meaning of monoliths by employing monumentality, a characteristic feature of monuments.

Korean Cultural Centre - Korean Shamanism GUT: Breath of the Soul

Korean Cultural Centre – 1023 Budapest, Frankel Leó út 30-34.
Korean Shamanism GUT: Breath of the Soul
2020.03.20. – 06.19.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 12.30-20.00 

Everyone prays. No matter whom the subject is: God, one of ancestors, a superior power or our inner part. The exhibition titled Korean Shamanism GUT: Breath of the Souls shows an ancient Korean traditional folklore. Through the work of 6 photographers, we can get an insight of the cultural and artistic approach of ‘Gut’ which has a meaningful collective character and which is hidden from the world.

The exhibition tours in Europe with a start in Hungary.


KIM Donghee, KIM Soonam, LEE Hankoo LEE Kyucheol, AHN Sehong, PARK Chanho



Keith DANNEMILLER – Our love has ossified, 2008

Mexican Embassy / The Red Door Gallery – 1088 Budapest, Szentkirályi utca 13.
Dannemiller KEITH: Callegrafía
2020.04. 01. – 04.20.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 12:00 – 18:00. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. The gallery can be visited upon appointment.

Callegrafía is the semiotic code of Mexico City’s streets translated into a photograph; the fiction found therein, deciphered for traces of truth. Private moments in the most public of places, interpreted, joined into a visual whole with other seemingly diverse, found segments and given cohesion and harmony with light, shadow and film. The project is a serendipitous confluence of disparate elements from Mexico’s spiritual and historical center.

MissionArt Gallery - György Makky: Performance Photos from the 1980s

Hajas Tibor: CHŐD III- VI. performance, Bercsényi koll. | 1979. dec. 18. Fotó: MAKKY György | 1979/2019

MissionArt Gallery  – 1055 Budapest, Falk Miksa u. 30.
György Makky: Performance Photos from the 1980s
2020.03.04 – 03. 23.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 10.00 – 18.00

György Makky was active as a photographer in the Art History Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His professional tasks covered all task of the Institute, therefore he photographed with documentative purposes, mainly artworks, buildings, architectural elements, and historic interiors. During the 1980s, he made friendships with the most exciting figures of the progressive Hungarian contemporary art scene. Through his personal network, he was involved in the bloomstering Hungarian art scene and was asked to take photos on dozens of these performances. The photos of Makky thus give us the intimate insight to the underground art scene. In the MissionArt Gallery, we present György Makky’s photos on the performances of András Böröcz and László Révész, El Kazovszkij, Tibor Hajas, György Jovánovics, Csilla Kelecsényi and János Szirtes.

MissionArt Gallery - Photoworks int he MissionArt Gallery

MissionArt Gallery  – 1055 Budapest, Falk Miksa u. 30.
Photoworks int he MissionArt Gallery
2020.03.24 – 04.21.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 10.00 – 18.00

Exhibitors: BARANYAY András, CSABAI Renátó, EPERJESI Ágnes, GÉMES Péter, GÉMES Péter, GYARMATHY Tihamér, KEREKES Gábor, KOCSIS Imre, KONDOR Béla, MAKKY György, NÁDOR Katalin, PÁSZTOR Gábor, SWIERKIEWICZ Róbert, SZABADOS Árpád, SZÁSZ János, SZILÁGYI Lenke, SZÖLLŐSI Géza, UJJ Zsuzsi, VETŐ János

In the latest years, the MissionArt Gallery has started to intensively promote artists who used photography as an natural part of their artistic practise. The historical roots of the usage of photographic technology and methods go back to the 1920s. From the 1960s, artists used them more frequently, but from the 1980s photography have become generally accepted amongst the most progressive artists and art collectors. The MissionArt Gallery represent several progressive artists with great photographic oeuvre, such the Ujj Zsuzsi, György Makky, or the estate of András Baranyay, Imre Kocsis and Áprád Szabados.

Ani Molnár Gallery - Zsolt ASZTALOS: My Art

Ani Molnár Gallery  – 1088 Budapest Bródy Sándor u. 36.
Zsolt ASZTALOS: My art
2020.02.20 – 04.25.
Opening hours: Tuesday –Friday: 12:00 – 18:00, Saturday: 11:00 – 17:00

Zsolt Asztalos focuses on his own works, he processes his ouvre. Beyond the intellectual power of the artwork, he is interested in its physical nature. He builds installations from artworks which he then documents on photographs. The artworks become a kind of tool in the creation of another work. This unusual surmounting over his own art and his playful generosity pervades the My Art series. The artworks on the photos never reveal their true nature.

MYMUSEUM Gallery - Tupperware Now and Then

MyMuseum Gallery  – 1074 Budapest, Dohány utca 30/a.
Tupperware Now and Then
2020.03.07 – 04.24.
Opening hours:Monday –Friday: 14.00 – 20.00, Sunday: 14.00 –18.00

The exhibition revolves around the social phenomenon which reacts to the increase in consumption. The show points out the parallelism between current trends and social practices that have been existing for decades in Hungary and were originally created as an answer to shortage of income. The artworks on view address questions about current changes in people’s lifestyle such as the growing awareness about the importance of reusing products, decreasing the comsumption of red meat or reducing the amount of household waste.

POLISH INSTITUTE / PLATÁN GALLERY - PRESERVED – City, War, Love Warsaw photos by Tadeusz BUKOWSKI from 1935-1955

© Tadeusz Bukowski

Polish Institute / Platán Gallery 
1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 32.
PRESERVED – City, War, Love
Warsaw photos by Tadeusz BUKOWSKI from 1935-1955

2020.03.26 – 04.30.
Opening hours: Monday-Wednesday: 9.00 – 20.00, Thursday, Friday: 9.00 – 17.00

The exhibition of Warsaw photographs taken by Tadeusz Bukowski prepared for the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Rising is a presentation of a new collection of over 1800 frames within the archives of the Warsaw Rising Museum. However, the photographer’s artistic legacy includes more than just photographs of the Rising. The pictures brilliantly document the changes which took place in the capital from 1935 to 1955. We thus invite you on a journey though the unique climate of the Second Polish Republic, and then through the period of German occupation and the Warsaw Rising, which ends in the demolished, but reviving post-war capital. Photographs will be presented in three-dimensional way by photoplasticon.



Jean-François Lepage, Metamorphose (I), 2018.

TOBE GALLERY – 1088 Budapest, Bródy Sándor utca 36.
Jean-François LEPAGE, ZOMBIE
2020.03.04 – 04.30
Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday: 14:00-18:00, Saturday: 11.00-15.00

From shadow to light, from light to shadow. A Zombie is a dead human resurrected by a sorcerer and who become his slave. “So God created humans, then man created Zombies in his own image.” 

After Prelude (2014-2017), Zombie is the second opus of my Recycle project. From figuration to abstraction, I pursue my expérimentations on human body reworking chromogenic and gelatin prints from my archives. Zombie is about creation, manipulation, violence, destruction and renaissance.


BILÁK Krisztina: Unseen 08, 2017

Várfok Gallery – 1012 Budapest Várfok utca 14. 
2020.02.21. – 03.28.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11.00-18.00

BILÁK Krisztina, LÁZÁR Dóri, SCHULLER Judit Flóra
Curator: MAJ Ajna

The Várfok Project Room will host the exhibition ‘Download’ presenting the work of three young photographers and a curator, within the framework of the exhibition series ’Átlátás’ organized by the Association of Young Photographers.

During the past decades photography has not only gone through a technological development, but also a significant socio-evolutionary one. The exhibited artworks seek to explore the opportunities given by the accelerated perception and interpretation of images as a result of digitalization based on the common intersection of concepts such as fiction, manipulation and memories.


Villa Lívia – 1121 Budapest, Költő utca 1/a.
Gábor BÁCSFAI: Aunt Manci
2020.03.12. – 03.26
Opening hours – During the exhibition: Wednesday, Friday: 14.00 – 19.00

Bacsfai approaches the milestones of the 95-year-old Aunt Manci’s life through different timelines, from the 1930s to these days. Thanks to his living collage technique an almost one hundred years old family history unfolds in front of our eyes. There – for a moment – the parallel timelines are set up for the subject of the photographs, who had spent her entire life at the same location, until this very day. She is about to leave to find her new home in a pensioner’s centre

VILTIN Gallery – What about us?

Milica MRVIĆ : “Snake” from the series Safari, 2015,

Viltin Gallery – 1061 Budapest Vasvári Pál utca 1.
What about us?
2020.03.11. – 04.18

Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 13.00-18.00, Saturday: 11.00-17.00

One topic- two artists: one artist and one photographer. How does two artists approach the same topic with different media? The group exhbition of VILTIN Gallery studies how the altering media affects the viewpoints and aesthetics of artistic intentions of the same topics.


László MÉSZÁROS – Swimming Pool

Vízivárosi Gallery – 1027 Budapest, Kapás utca 55.
LIQUID: The group exhibition of RANDOM
2020.03.05. – 03.25
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 13.00-18.00, Saturday: 11.00-17.00

Phase of matter: liquid, retains a constant volume with changing shape

Life as we know it stems from water. It is the integral part of every living thing, making up more than half of the human body. Our bonding to water takes many forms during our lives. One such visceral feeling comes to us in a prehistoric atmosphere when we gaze at the sea’s infinite horizon. A thought arises from somewhere deep inside of us: this scenery probably hasn’t changed for millions of years. Is it possible that the 50% water in us craves to go back to its source when we are tempted by the suggestive horizon by the sea? It might very well want to dissolve in the greater mass, only prevented by other 50% of our body? Or maybe the desire for the sea is still within us from the times where we left the sea as amphibians? Water is the chaos of the beginning and the end, flowing endlessly, building continuously but at the same time destroying constantly. Everything comes from and returns to water. The photographers of RANDOM examined this very notion.

Ybl Creative House Buda - Inner Landscapes - KOLOZSI Bea, MUCSY Szilvia, PATAKI Ágnes

Ybl Creative House Buda – 1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 62. 
Inner Landscapes – KOLOZSI Bea, MUCSY Szilvia, PATAKI Ágnes
2020.03.11 – 04.04
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 – 19:00, Weekends: 9:30 – 19:00

In the “Inner landscapes” group exhibition, three authors from RANDOM photographic group -, Bea Kolozsi, Szilvia Mucsy and Ágnes Pataki – shine the spotlight on their delicately recorded dreamscapes. The common ground in the works of these three different personalities is the tender approach to the frail phenomena, fragile serendipity of the world. The lyricism, the permissiveness, the laissez faire result in a smooth imagery that is unusual and utterly enchanting precisely because of the poetic approach to the world. It is a brave and free decision to get out of the pursuit of perfection to be able to perceive the beauty around us with the receptiveness to evanescent illusions.


YUNUS EMRE ENSTITÜSÜ - Turkish Cultural Centre – The colours of Anatolia

YUNUS EMRE ENSTITÜSÜ – Turkish Cultural Centre – 1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 62. 
The colours of Anatolia
2020.03.19. – 04.19.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9:00-18:00

The colours of Anatólia, or in other words, Anadolu, not just gave a home to the different civilizations but connected distant cultures. On the antique land of Anatólia, every civilization left its marks, despite they lived there for a temporary period or forever. These marks live on in their architecture, customs, food, but most importantly, on people’s faces. Photographer Mustafa Yirmaz’s goal is to show and to document the antique Anatólian civilization culture, and it’s history and beautiful geography.


A Budapest Fotó Fesztivál ideje alatt a főváros pezsgő fotográfiai központtá, tájékozódási ponttá válik…