Art Cologne 2017 Booth Hall 11.2, booth E004

PETER PUKLUS New Works           

„Tools are there to serve your ideas. I want to use the most perfect tool to express what I want to say, and if it’s dancing I will dance.“ * Peter Puklus


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. 

Beside the photographic gaze which can always be found in the center of Puklus’ works, he recently started to explore undiscovered territories beyond the wooden frame. His recent projects involve sculptures, objects, installations, drawings and videos. Either in the gallery space or in a photo-book form, storytelling has a substantial role. Puklus mixes different genres and medias and makes them relate to each other.

Peter Puklus explores permanently our understanding of imaging - he maps and questions the outer galaxy and his inner universe. He playfully moves between dimensions to fathom the hidden nature and operation of the world. The starting points are often banal objects and situations of everyday life that transcend their original function in the process of visualizing and therefore gain a new meaning. Peter Puklus arranges objects anew, correlates them and adds own associations. His photo series are studies, sketchbooks and knowledge travels at the same time, beyond any formal boundary and consequently expanding the photographic space radically. Following their own special rhythm and pattern – his works are free of any convention, chronology or logical sequence.

*C|O Berlin presents until april 24, 2016 the soloshow „Unsafe to dance“ by Peter Puklus.


Full exhibition documentation: > current exhibition


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

2015 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

2014 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