Gergely Szatmári

Artistic statement

My works are defined by a thematic, project-based, sociographic visual perception based on classic aesthetics. Their prevailing characteristic is an organizational attitude, but other parts of the images are defined by immediate recognition, sudden impressions, and reflections. I enjoy lengthy projects that last for years. Time, as a defining factor, is a necessity that overwrites the picture’s elapsing nature. It places the images in a larger time frame, which aids it in conveying a story that emphasizes narrative.



2012 DLA, MOME

2006 – 2009 PhD, MOME 

2004 MA Diploma, MIE

1990 BA Diploma, MIF

Selected exhibitions

2020 Gyógyír/Cure Capa Center, Budapest, Hungary

2019 ‘DongGang International Photofestival’, Donggang Museum, Seoul, S. Korea

2019 Kisképző 240 Műcsarnok, Budapest, Hungary 

2018 ‘MOME33’ Capa Center Budapest, Hungary

2018 ‘Csöndesen’ BPF, Kiscelli Múzeum, Budapest

2018 ‘Here is the city, we are its residents’ Budapest Projekt Gallery, Budapest

2017 ‘Private metropolises’ Latarka Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2017 ‘Képlet’ Budapesti street fotó, Kiscelli Museum, Budapest, Hungary

2017 ‘Szubjektum’ Budapest Photo Festival, Várkert Bazár, Budapest, Hungary

2017 Instant, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2016 City (velocity) DeMarkten, Brussels, Belgium

2016 ‘Portrait: Photography’ Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA 

2016 ‘Photo Speaks’, Art Space Gallery, SangMyung University, Seoul, South Korea

2016 ‘Portrait Salon’, The Reminders Stronghold Photography Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2016 ‘Tale of 2 cities’, Korea Foundation KF Gallery, Seoul, S.Korea

2015 ‘Portrait Salon Exhibition’, Embassy Tea Gallery, London, UK

2015 ‘Industrialism II’ Dolphin Gallery, West Paterson, NJ. USA

2015 ‘A Tale of 2 cities’ Karton Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2015 ‘Palm Spring Fine Art fair’ Palm Spring, USA (Faur Gallery)

2014 ‘Miami Scope’ Miami, Fl. USA (Faur Gallery)

2014 ‘You lovely swans’ Faur Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2014 ‘Balaton/Budapest’ Hungarian Institute, Istambul, Turkey

2014 ‘SWAB Barcelona’ International Contemporary Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain

2014 ‘Artshow 2014′ Busan, Korea

2014 ‘Art14′ London, UK

2013 ‘Scope’ Miami Beach, Miami Fl, USA

2013 ‘Photolux Festival’ Lucca, Italy

2013 ‘SWAB Barcelona’ International Contemporary Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain

2013 ‘Industrialism’ Dolphin Gallery, 5th Paterson Artwalk, West Paterson, USA

2013 ‘MIA Art Fair’, Milano, Italy

2013 ‘No mans land’ Ph21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2012 ‘Zero visibility possible’ – Faur Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2012 ‘Faster, higher, stronger’ – Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2012 ‘Essays in Idleness’ – Ponton Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2011 ‘Meadowlands’ – Faur Zsófi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2011 ‘Viennafair’ – Faur Zsófi Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2010 ‘Paris Photo’ – Faur Zsófi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2010 ‘Meadowlands’ – Karton Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2010 ‘Contemporary Hungarian Photographers’ – Institute Hongrois de Paris, France

2010 ‘Photomaniac’ – Faur Zsófi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2010 ‘Meadowlands’ – Submergedart Gallery, Newark, NJ, USA

2010 ‘Viennafair’ – Faur Zsófi Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2010 ‘Budapest Art Market’ – Faur Zsófi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2010 ‘Unterwegs’ with Klubfoto, Cap San Diego, Hamburg, Germany

2008 ‘Conventional’ – Hungarian Cultural Center, London, UK

2008 ‘Conventional’ – Ponton Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2008 ‘Private’ with Klubfoto, Museum des Arbait, Hamburg, Germany

2007 ‘Faulheit’ – Bipolar Project, Ponton Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2007 ‘Movie in photography’ Muzeul National da Arta, Cluj, Romania

2007 ‘Faulheit’ Bipolar Project – Kunstverein, Wolfsburg, Germany

2006 ‘Berühmt’ with Klubfoto – Gruner & Jahr, Hamburg, Germany

Solo albums

Nálunk/Villanások publisher: Szatmári Gergely, 2017 (co-writer: Fabricius Gábor)

American idler publusher: Szatmari Gergely, 2012

Meadowlands publisher: Boook Publishing, 2011 

Conventional publisher: Art and Design Ltd, 2008

Books, publications

2018 Reflection of reality, publisher: Embassy of Hungary, Islamabad, Pakistan

2016 The tale of two cities, publisher: Korean Institute, Budapest

2010 Mai Magyar fotóművészet sorozat 7., publisher: Faur Zsófi Galéria

2010 MOME 130 kiadvány, MOME 

2008 Breuer Marcell. Elvek és eredmények, Ernyey Gyula, Pro Pannonia, Pécs

2006 Neoreneszánsz palota a Szabadság téren, editor: Dévényi Tamás; Inter-Európa Bank Rt.


2015 Lens Culture Street Photography Awards, (finalist)

2015 Dave Bown project (finalist)

2016 SeeMe The Exposure Award (Candid/street collection, honorable mention)

2015 IPA (finalist) 

2017 Chromatic awards (honorable mention)