Peter Puklus (born 1980, Kolozsvár) lives and works in Budapest, Hungary. He studied photography at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest (MOME) and new media design at the École National Supérieur de Création Industrielle (ENSCI) in Paris. He is about to finish his DLA (Doctor of Liberal Arts) studies in photography at MOME.

In 2012 he published two photo-books: ‘One and a half meter‘ with Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg and‘Handbook to the Stars‘ with Stokovec, Banská Stiavnica. At the moment he is working on his third book ‘The Epic Love Story of a Warrior‘ to be published in 2016 by Self Publish, Be Happy, London.


Solo Exhibitions

2016 New Works, CONRADS Düsseldorf, Germany

Unsafe to Dance, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany

One and a half Meter, Robert Morat Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2015 Painted plaster head, Unseen Photo Fair and Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2014 Texts and Signs, Trapéz Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2013 Handbook to the Stars, Foam 3h, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012 Peter Puklus, Trapéz, Budapest, Hungary

2011 Handbook to the Stars, Lumen Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2010 Budapest Eden, Photoport Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

2008 Intimacy – No Title, SEDF, Bratislava, Slovakia

Group Exhibitions


Reframe Memory, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

Unseen Dummy Award 2014 shortlists, Belfast Photography Festival, Belfast, Ireland

Art Rotterdam, booth 26, Trapéz Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Shaped Reality, Krokus Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

The Experiment: What is Hungarian Photographic Art, ICP, New York, USA

Unseen Dummy Award exhibition, Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Foam’s Spotlight – 5 Years of Talent, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France

Vienna Photobook Festival, Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Reflected, Works from the Foam Collection, Foam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Darmstadt Days of Photography, Darmstadt, Germany

Fotografia Europea Festival, Reggio Emilia, Italy

The Flood Wall, Exposure Twelve, Berlin, Germany

Haunting Monumentality III, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia

Fatal Jump from a Stool, Trafó Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Say It. HU>, Knoll Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Works by Artists in Residence, Austrian Federal Chancellery, Vienna, Austria


Sculptures, Camera Austria, Graz, Austria

Viennafair, booth B8, Trapéz Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Foam Talents 2013, Rosphoto, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Unseen Photo Fair booth #17, Robert Morat Galerie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

FOAM Talents, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Leopold Bloom Art Award Finalists’ exhibition, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary

Still – Photography at the Museum, MODEM, Debrecen, Hungary

Books &Foam, FOAM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Grey Zone, Krokus Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

Trapéz 1, Trapéz Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Festival International de Mode & de Photographie, Hyères, France


World Models, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Jedentag, Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany


4th Fotobook Festival, Dummy Award, Kassel, Germany

Speaks for Itself, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary


Jahresgaben, Kustverein Düsseldorf, Germany

Photographie Hongoise Contemporaine, Institut Hongrois de Paris, Paris, France

Private Landscape – Junge Fotografie aus Ungrarn, Kunstverein Du?sseldorf,

Private Landscape – Junge Fotografie aus Ungrarn, Stadthausgalerie, Mu?nster,

Relations – Who? Whom? With what? City Gallery, Székesfehérvár, Hungary

Best Before End, Inda Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Lab East, ewz.selection, Zu?rich, Switzerland

Art Fanatics, Kozma-kArton Collection, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary


Young Hungarian Photography, Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia

Renaissance Photography Prize, The Music Room, London, UK

Regardez-moi – I’m back ! Gallery Immanence, Paris, France

Fotofestiwal, 8th International Festival of Photography, Lodz, Poland


Woman Drawn with Light, G13 Art Gallery, Budapest, Hungary


Gallery for Wintertime, Zak Gallery, Berlin, Germany

First Photography Biennal, Dunaújváros, Hungary


International Photo Month, Krakow, Poland


2015 Selected artist of Unseen Photo Fair and Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Finalist of Leopold Bloom Art Award, Budapest, Hungary

2014 Artist-in-Residence, St a nica Contemporary, Banská Štiavnicá, Slovakia

Artist-in-Residence, Schloss Laudon by KulturKontakt Austria, BMUKK, Vienna, Austria

Shortlisted for Paul Huf Award, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Finalist at Unseen Dummy Award, Unseen Photo Fair, Amsxaterdam, The Netherlands

2013 Foam Talent, Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlandsva

Shortlisted at Plat(t)form at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

One and a half meter’ nominated for German Photo Book Award

2011 Artist-in-Residence, St a nica Contemporary, Banská Štiavnicá, Slovakia

Shortlisted for Dummy Award at 4th FotoBook Festival Kassel, Germany

2009 Shortlisted in Sony World Photography Awards

First prize at Renaissance Photography Prize, London, UK

Grand Prix finalist, 8th International Festival of Photography, Lodz, Poland

2008 Artist-in-Residence, Sweedish School of Art, Nykarleby, Finland

2006—2009 Hungarian Gov’s Scholarship for DLA Studies in Photography, MOME, Budapest, Hungary

2005—2006 French Gov’s Scholarship for Masters in New Media, ENSCI/Les Ateliers, Paris, France


2016 The Epic Love Story of a Warrior, Self Publish Be Happy, London, UK

2014 Maquette of a Monument Symbolizing the Liberation, self-published

2012 One and a half meter, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany

Handbook to the Stars, Stokovec, Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia



2006—2009 Doctoral School of MOME, Budapest, Hungary

2005—2006 Masters in New Media, ENSCI/Les Ateliers, Paris, France

2005 Graduated in photography at MOME, Budapest, Hungary

2000—2005 MFA in photography at MOME, Budapest, Hungary

2004 Photography, ESAG, École Penninghen/Académie Julien, Paris, France