Ildikó Péter (1982, Budapest) graduated at Sorbonne, Paris with DEUG d'Arts Plastiques in 2002, followed by an MA in Photography and Visual Communication at MOME, Budapest in 2007. She has since participated in many exhibitions across Europe. Awards: André Kertész Prize, Lucien Hervé Prize, European Photography Exhibition Award, and Pécsi József Scholarship. She has lived and worked in Turkey, France and Germany. The main subject of her work is the analysis of the urban space, the city as a cold, lifeless structure that provides the frame for man’s life. Her works are documentarist studies in history, sociology, town planning and environment protection, with scenes that are devoid of humans. She works with traditional large and medium format cameras on film.
PRIZES / GRANTS
2019 National Cultural Fund photography grant for the series "Flora and Fauna" / 2018 National Cultural Fund photography grant for the series "The Land of Promise" / 2016 Lens Art Photographic prize: Special Mention with the series "Borders I-II." / 2015 EPEA03 prize: European Photography Exhibition Award: "Shifting Boundaries" / 2014 Lucien and Rodolf Herve Photographic Prize, exhibition at ESA, Paris, France / 2014 Jozsef Pecsi Photography Grant, III. year: The "Budapest" project, Hungary / 2013 Leopold Bloom Art Award: finalist and special mention from the jury (Katia Baudin, Annie Fletcher and Tihomir Milovac), exhibition at Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary / 2013 Jozsef Pecsi Photography Grant, II. year: The "Borders" project, Hungary / 2011 RIBA Goldfinger Travel Scholarship Award – from the Royal Institute of British Architects, UK / 2011 Jozsef Pecsi Photography Grant: "Temporary" project, Hungary / 2009 André Kertész Photography Prize and solo exhibition in Hungarian Cultural Centre, Paris, France
SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 "Grenzfalle" group exhibition curated by Krisztian Kukla at Österreichisches Kulturforum Budapest - Austrian Cultural Forum, Budapest, Hungary. 2018 MOME33 group exhibition in Budapest, Hungary, with exhibition catalogue by Hatje Cantz publishers. 2017 EPEA03 “Shifting Boundaries” group exhibition series: Oslo, Norway (Nobel Peace Center) and Hamburg, Germany (Deichtorhallen) Lens Art Photographic – Maison de la Photographie de Lille, France. June-July 2017. Budapest Photo Festival 2017 "Everywhere you look" – group exhibition, Viltin Gallery, Budapest, Hungary. April-May 2017. Curator: Dejan Sluga, Slovena, Photon Festival 2016 EPEA03 "Shifting Boundaries" , Lucca, Italy. October-December 2016. Prix Lens Art Photographic – Salon des Metiers d’Art de Lens, France, Novembre 2016. "Hungarian Photography" – Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence. Octobre-Novembre 2016. Labor Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, group exhibition EPEA03 at Fondation Gulbekian, Paris, France. May-June 2016 Pictures and pixels – group exhibition at Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary 13 Mirrors - group exhibition - Prospekto Galerija, Vilnius, Lithuania 2015 "Living Space" group exhibition, K11 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 2014 Lucien et Rodolf Herve Photography prize and exhibition, ESA, Paris, France Borders series, solo exhibition at Faur Zsofi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary Milan Art Fair with Faur Zsofi Gallery, solo show, Milan, Italy Derkovits and Pecsi Grant Awardees Exhibition, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary 2013 Leopold Bloom Art Award, Exhibition of the Finalists (with: The Northern England, the Industrial Revolution Route series), at Ludwig Museum Budapest, Hungary "Hungarian Photography in the New Millenium" at the Hungarian National Gallery – group exhibition curated by Peter Baki, in Budapest, Hungary 2012 "Murs-Murs" – solo exhibition at the Chartreuse de Neuville – France "Space Observers", group exhibition – Budapest, Hungary Young Photographers Studio Retrospective, The Museum of Photography – Kecskemet, Hungary 2011 „Works & Projects” – solo exhibition – Nessim Gallery, Hungary 2010 Group exhibition, Hungarian Cultural Institute of Prague – Czech Republic Contemporary Art Fair Istanbul – represented by Gallery Nessim, Hungary "Contemporary Hungarian Photography", Galeria4 – Cheb, Czech Republic "Cloud Factory" – group exhibition – Hungarian House of Photography, Budapest Art Dubai – represented by Gallery Nessim, Hungary "Works & Projects" – solo exhibition – Hungarian Institute, Paris, France 2009 "Contemporary Hungarian Photography" Pecs, Hungary. Strasbourg Art Fair – Gallery Nessim, Hungary Hungarian Photography Biennal, Dunaújváros, 1-31st May, Hungary. "FIKA" Contemporary Art exhibition at Zsolnay Factory, Pécs, Hungary. "One step beyond", YPS exhibition, Erlangen, Germany. "Selected works", YPS at Erdész Gallery, Szentendre, Hungary. "Metropolis", together with Máté Bartha, Nessim Gallery, Budapest, Hungary. 2008 "One step beyond", YPS exhibition, Month of Photography, Vam Design Center, Budapest. "Living space", YPS, Artbázis, Budapest, Hungary. Epson Art Photo Award: 1st group prize. Exhibition in Cologne Art Fair.