Peter Puklus

*1980 born in Kolozsvár, Romania

lives in Budapest, Hungary


Grants and prizes

2017/2018 Grand Prix Images Vevey, Vevey, Switzerland


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

Finalist of Leopold Bloom Art Award, Budapest, Hungary


Artist-in-Residence, Stanica Contemporary, Banská Štiavnicá, Slovakia

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


Foam Talent, Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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

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


Artist-in-Residence, Stanica Contemporary, Banská Štiavnicá, Slovakia


Shortlisted in Sony World Photography Awards

First prize at Renaissance Photography Prize, London, UK

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


Artist-in-Residence, Swedish School of Art, Nykarleby, Finland


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


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


Solo Exhibitions


Peter Puklus – The Mother Hero, Grand Prix Images Vevey, Switzerland

Life is Techno, Trafo House of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Ungarn 


Handbook to the Stars, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Contemporary Photography, Moskau

The Epic Love Story of a Warrior, Riga Photomonth, Riga, Latvia

Handbook to the Stars, Josef Suden Studio, Prag, Tschechische Republik


The Epic Love Story of a Warrior, Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

New Works, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany

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

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


Texts and Signs, Trapéz Gallery, Budapest, Hungary


Handbook to the Stars, Foam Photomuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Handbook to the Stars, Lumen Gallery, Budapest, Hungary


Budapest Eden, Photoport Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia


Intimacy – No Title, SEDF, Bratislava, Slovakia


Group Shows (selection) 


Esterhazy Art Award 2017 - Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art - Budapest

Central by East Central - Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok

VIEWFINDERS - Hungarian photography from the past half century 1967-2017 - Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest

Westkunst - Ostkunst. A Selection from the Collection - Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art - Budapest, Budapest

Abstract Hungary - Künstlerhaus - Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz, Austria

Instax - Erika Deák Gallery, Budapest

Tatrahundert - Stredoslovenská galéria and Central Slovakian Gallery, Banská Bystrica 

Belonging(s) - Platan Gallery - Polish Institute in Budapest, Budapest

agens and reagens -rk - Galerie im Ratskeller, Berlin

2016 Architecture - Trapéz, Budapest, Hungary 


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

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


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

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

Jeden Tag, Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany


4th Fotobook Festival, Dummy Award, Kassel, Germany

Speaks for Itself, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary


Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Germany

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

Private Landscape – Junge Fotografie aus Ungrarn, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, 

Private Landscape – Junge Fotografie aus Ungrarn, Stadthausgalerie, Münster, 

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

Best Before End, Inda Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Lab East, ewz.selection, Zürich, 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

2006  International Photo Month, Krakow, Poland



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