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Every week we feature a series of one selected artist who was published in our printed magazine. This person is blogging during that time.

Peter Puklus

Peter Puklus – Handbook to the Stars

There is a reason why Peter Puklus’ first publication is called Handbook to the Stars, a subtle manifesto of his Ars Poetica. With this handbook he attempts to portray his own universe and provide insight into how his photographic works relate to each other: like galaxies in relative proximity to one another that are bound together by their own gravitational force. The images function alongside one another and through one another, have no sequence or chronology, but exist individually even as they form interconnections and follow their own patterns. Hence they do not necessarily fit on a page in this book; the imaginary distances keep the images in place. This implies that they may appear fragmented, sometimes small, sometimes large, precisely as they coexist in Puklus’ universe of images.

(Extract from Puklus’ first book ‘Handbook to the Stars’, published by Stokovec, text by Claudia Küssel, curator at FOAM)

Peter Puklus – Profile

Peter Puklus

Peter Puklus was born in 1980.

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selected exhibitions

2012

  • Jedentag, Robert Morat Gallery, Hamburg, Germany (group)

2011

  • Handbook to the Stars, Lumen Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (solo)
  • 4. Fotobook Festival, nomination for Dummy Award, Kassel, Germany (group)
  • Speaks for Itself, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (group)

2010

  • Jahresgaben, Kustverein Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany (group)
  • Photographie Hongoise Contemporaine, Institut Hongrois de Paris, Paris, France (group)
  • Private Landscape – Junge Fotografie aus Ungarn, Kunstverein, Düsseldorf, Germany (group)
  • Private Landscape – Junge Fotografie aus Ungarn, Stadthausgaleire, Münster, Germany (group)
  • Relations – Who? Whom? With what? City Gallery – Deák Collection, Székesfehérvár, Hungary (group)
  • Best Before End, Inda Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (group)
  • Lab East, ewz.selection, Zürich, Switzerland (group)
  • Budapest Eden, Photoport Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia (solo)
  • Art Fanatics, Contemporary Art Collections, Kozma-kArton Collection, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary (group)

2009

  • Young Hungarian Photography, Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia (group)
  • Renaissance Photography Prize, The Music Room, London, UK (group)
  • Regardez-moi – I’m back ! Gallery Immanence, Paris, France (group)
  • Fotofestiwal, 8th International Festival of Photography, Lodz, Poland (group)

2008

  • Intimacy – No Title, SEDF, Bratislava, Slovakia (solo)
  • Woman Drawn with Light, G13 Art Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (group) catalogue

2007

  • Gallery for Wintertime, Zak Gallery, Berlin, Germany (group)
  • First Photography Biennal, Dunaújváros, Hungary (group)

2006

  • International Photo Month, Krakow, Poland (group)

 

publications

monographs

2012

  • One and a half meter, published by Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany ISBN: 978-3-86828-279-5
  • Handbook to the Stars, published by Stokovec in cooperation with Lumen Gallery, ISBN: 978-80-89587-00-1

2011

Dummy for ‘Intimacy – No Title’, 3 copies

other publications

2012

  • No Thoughts Zine – Seven
  • Blood of The Young Zine – Friend Zone

2011

  • Subjective Atlas of Hungary Budapest, Kitchen Budapest, HVG Könyvek, ISBN 978-963-304-058-4

2010

  • Lab East, 30 photographic positions from Central- and Eastern Europe, blurb
  • Waterfall magazine, Pocket
  • Lumen Book III, Photolumen Foundation, Budapest
  • Relations – Who? Whom? With what? City Gallery – Deák Collection, Székesfehérvár, Hungary ISBN 978-963-06-9659-3

2009

  • The Room #10, Budapest HU ISSN 9 771787 312006
  • Waterfall magazine, What’s Your Function In Life? ISBN 978-986-85479-0-2
  • Fotofestiwal 2009, 8th International Festival of Photography in Lodz ISBN 978-83-60794-62-3
  • Regardez-moi − I’m back!, Budapest ISBN 978-2-9533983-0-4

2008

  • The Room #08, Budapest HU ISSN 1787-3126

2007

  • Lumen Book 2, Lumen Foundation, Budapest ISBN 978-963-06-2068-0

2006

  • Present Continous II, Platán Gallery, Budapest ISBN 963 86589 5 9
  • The Room #03, Budapest HU ISSN 1787-3126 06001

awards and honors

2011

  • International Visegrad Fund, Artist-in-Residency Programme, St a nica Contemporary, Banská Štiavnicá, Slovakia

2009

  • The 2009 Sony World Photography Awards – Pro. Conceptual and Constructed category, shortlisted
  • Renaissance Photography Prize 2009, London, Category winner – First prize
  • Grand Prix, Fotofestiwal, 8th International Festival of Photography, Lodz, Poland, finalist

2007

  • First Photography Biennal, Dunaújváros, first prize

2005

  • Epson Photo Art Award, Art Cologne, best selected work
  • European Central Bank, Annual Photography Award, second prize
  • Final degree-award of the Hungarian Artists Association, best artist

studies

  • 2006—2009 DLA Studies in photography at the 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 Visual Communication Dept., ESAG, École Penninghen/Académie Julien, Paris, France

 

curating

  • since 2010 Member of the curatorial board at Lumen Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2008 Students’ submission for the Epson Art Photography Award (They won the Best class award of the year 2008.)

 

events and lectures

2011

  • Pecha Kucha vol. 16 Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Slovakia

2009

  • Pecha Kucha vol. 14 Trafo, Budapest, Hungary
  • Temps d’Images, Noisiel, France

 

educating and lecturing

  • from 2007 Lecturer at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest – Department of Photography

 

online publications + contributions

// Conscientious // The Independent Photobook // One Year of Books // tinycives // Mull It Over // clinic. // The Photography Post // I ♥ PHOTOGRAPHY // Triangle Triangle // Itchy Eyee // Holy Ghost Zine // Fraction Magazine One Picture Look // Scene Ungarn // No Culture Icons // L O Z Blog // Mossless Magazine Blog // 1000wordsmag // sittcom // Carpaccio Magazine // The Photographic Dictionary // Triangletriangle // Photeur //

 

recent articles

2012

  • Robert Morat: Peter Puklus: One And A Half Meter (in German) on Album, Magazin für Fotografie 15 August 2012
  • Dominique Silvestri: Peter Puklus, One and a half meter (in German) on Die Brüder Goncourt 10 July 2012
  • Zita Csiszár: Kép a képben, tér a térben, tükör a tükörben (in Hungarian) on Magyar Hírlap Online 6 July 2012
  • Bruno Ceschel: Book du Jour: Handbook to the Stars by Peter Puklus on Self Publish Be Happy 3 July 2012
  • Jörg Colberg: Review: One and a Half Meter by Peter Puklus on Conscientious 28 June 2012
  • Larissa Leclair: Handbook to the Stars on indie Photobook Library 12 June 2012
  • Recently Recieved: Handbook to the Stars by Peter Puklus on Little Brown Miscellanea 31 May 2012
  • Jörg Colberg: Review: Handbook to the Stars by Peter Puklus on Conscientious 11 May 2012
  • Jordan Tate: Peter Puklus on i like this art 07 May 2012
  • Jörg Colberg: Presenting Handbook to the Stars by Peter Puklus on YouTube 07 May 2012
  • Hester Keijser & Jörg Colberg: Peter Puklus – Handbook to the Stars on The Independent Photobook 03 May 2012
  • Laurence Vecten: Peter Puklus, Handbook to the Stars on One Year of Books 19 April 2012
  • Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin: Things Fall Over in The Room #15 Spring/Summer 2012 p.28, ISSN: 1787-3126 12001
  • Csizmadia Alexa: Puklus Péter szerint a világ… (in Hungarian) in Fotóművészet 2012/1 p.18, ISSN: 9770532301005 12001

scholarships

  • 2006—2009 The Hungarian Government’s scholarship in doctoral studies at MOME, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2006—2006 The French Government’s postgradual academic scholarship at ENSCI / Les Atelier, Paris, France
  • 2004 Erasmus-scholarship at ESAG, École Penninghen/Académie Julien, Paris, France
  • 2003 CEEPUS-scholarship University of Technology, Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno, Czech Republic

 

residencies

  • 2011 3 month at St a nica Contemporary, Banská Štiavnicá, Slovakia
  • 2008 1 month at the Sweedish School of Art, Nykarleby, Finland

 

commissioned works / clients

prezi.com, Kitchen Budapest, The Room Magazine, BMW Magazine, S.B.G. & K. Patent and Law Offices, MOME, Hungarian Telekom