These artists are joining our programme this year, which includes a series of activities offline and online, such as tutoring sessions, showcasing, and takeovers.
Meet the talents from Capa Center:
István Bielik (b. 1985) is a Budapest-based photojournalist working with and contributing to several Hungarian newspapers and online magazines. He is especially compelled to present the life of the deprived and the marginalized, putting the injustice of the world on display through his lens. He won several prizes such as the Károly Hemző Grant in 2018, and the Pécsi József Photography Grant dedicated to young photographers in 2015, 2018 and 2019, with his project titled The Last Storytellers.
András Ladocsi’s (b. 1992) desire for seeking and finding the truth comes from the subject he observes. His works reassure and delight the viewer while they are also equally capable of making them uncomfortable. In his photos, naturalism and realism are greatly anesthetized and organized into tight compositions. The works vibrate between an intimate and a more distanced approach. The artist’s intent to systematize and to create is unavoidably present in the pictures, but his neutral use of space and backgrounds being completely free from identity, provide adequate territory for the observer’s personal interpretation. His art also exhibits noticeable cohesion. This does not sprout from a labored stylistic mannerism but instead from the explicit and successful display of a distinct vision.
Balázs Máté (b. 1988) is a Budapest-based photographer specialized in portrait and fashion photography. Alongside his commission work, he runs his personal projects as a continual inquiry into and experimentation with visual perception and experience. His work has been shown in various galleries and festivals including The Saatchi Gallery, Ludwig Museum Budapest, Dubai Design Days, Vienna Photobook Fair, Backlight Photo Festival and Budapest Art Market. His photo series were featured in several magazines, such as Wallpaper Magazine, The Room Magazine, IGNANT, Self Publish Be Happy, Thisispaper, U+MAG, Waterfall Magazine, and Der Greif.
Dániel Szalai (b. 1991) is a Hungarian artist, working on large-scale, photography-based projects. In his latest works, he focuses on human-animal relations, reflecting on societal, political and economic anomalies. Szalai mixes different media in his artistic practice and also works with spatial installations. Besides studying photography at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Szalai also holds a bachelor’s degree in Art and Design Theory. Daniel is a member of the Studio of Young Photographers, Hungary. He lives and works in Budapest.
Dorottya Vékony (b. 1985) is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Budapest, Hungary. Her main field of interest is examining and creating fictional or real communities, through which she aims to understand humanity’s deepest and most fundamental desires. Will humans ever find a form of settlement that satisfies these desires? Along existing and fictional concourses, she offers alternatives to how we can reinterpret the notion of a community: let it be a micro-community (such as a relationship) or a concourse at a much larger scale. The unconcealed purpose of these experimental groups is to find functioning systems that can be utilized in practice. Dorottya determines the composition, the form and the purposes of each community through particular network models and structures. Her fundamental medium is photography that she often combines with other disciplines, such as objects, photobooks or video.