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Works by Domonkos Varga

Human 02

2020

25.7 x 36.4cm

93,18 €

Human 01

2020

25.7 x 36.4cm

93,18 €

Domonkos Varga’s works portrays the influential elements of the world around him and his generation. Simultaneously, he also has the will to make an impact on people by drawing attention to problematic social issues. His projects are always featuring a well-researched background from which he constructs visual metaphors and builds up meaningful narratives.

The selection of prints are part of his series ‘Acts of Cassandra’ where he examines how utopias and dystopian ideologies may refer to our present-day technological and social changes. The project operates as an imaginary mid-map in which he juxtaposes the trivial fears and expectations of a new world order and the issues of our forthcoming society. Besides his photographic and multimedia observations, he uses post-edited scientific research, books and symbolic materials to underpin the multidisciplinary nature of the series.

While using the power of visual metaphors, Domonkos builds an environment in the future, filled with hidden references and symbols inspired by 20th century dystopian literature. Although, these literary references may illustrate the obsolete conceptions of past beliefs, they are also able to reveal some relevant issues in our current lives and upcoming conversions.

Studies
2022 | Photography and Audiovisual Design, EASD Valencia
2021 | MA Photography, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Helsinki
2021 | MA Photography, Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design, Budapest
2020 | BA Photography, Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design, Budapest

Selected Exhibitions
2022 | MOME Photography MA, ArtMarket Budapest. Budapest, Hungary
2022 | Challenging Futures, Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design, Budapest, Hungary
2022 | A-VITAMIN, TOBE Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2021 | True or false? - information overload in the 21st century (Part 1), Foton Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2021 | Uvea (curated by PHROOM), Images Gibellina, Sicily, Italy
2021 | Parallel Review, Fotofestiwal, Lodz, Poland
2021 | Stories: Narrative Photography, PH21, Budapest, Hungary
2020 | FFS, ArtMarket Budapest (Stand G505), Budapest, Hungary
2020 | To See Our Common/Place (online show), UGM Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia
2020 | Parallel Intersection Landskrona, Landskrona, Sweden
2020 | MOME X JCDecaux: URBANLIGHTS street exhibition, Budapest, Hungary
2020 | the.ingoing (online screening & exhibition) Offshoot Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2020 | Old Truths - Stare pravdy - Regi igazsagok, K.A.S Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2019 | Flow, K.A.S Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2019 | a kind of golden ratio, ArtMarket Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
2019 | Parallel Intersection Budapest, Capa Center, Budapest, Hungary
2015 | Differently on Asylum, House of The National Association of Hungarian Journalists, Budapest, Hungary

Publications
2021 | Stories: Narrative Photography, Exhibition Catalogue, PH21 Gallery
2020 | To See Our Common/Place, UGM Maribor and Procur.arte, Catalogue
2020 | Parallel Atlas, Procur.arte, Catalogue

 

Online features
see-zeen: a visual dialogue with Austin Cullen (issue 4) | Designisso (portfolio interview - HUN) | ZERO. NINE Magazine | see-zeen (issue 3) | PHmuseum | C41 Magazine | OD Magazine (interview) | Splash and Grab | Zone Magazine | Lense.fr | PHROOM Magazine - Acts of Cassandra | Conceptual Projects | Paper Journal Magazine | Der Greif: Guest Room - Tristan Lund | Parallel Photo Platform | PHROOM Magazine - Res Materialis | BROAD Magazine | Modisch Magazine | iGNANT | Shoot It With Film | The Pupil Sphere (interview) | Designisso (HUN) | 

Awards & Recognitions
2022 | OD Photo Prize - Judge's Pick
2022 | Stefan Lengyel Scholarship of Excellence
2021 | OD Photo Prize - Shortlisted Artist
2021 | In Conversation With: Imagined Landscape - Selected Artist
2020 | PHmuseum Editors' Top Projects
2020 | MEET 2020 Edition
2020 | BredaPhoto Festival 2020 & 2022 International Talent Program - Finalist
2019 | 2019 Artphilein Photobook Project Contest - Shortlisted artist
2019 | PARALLEL European Photo Based Platform - Selected 3rd cycle artist