Dénes Farkas


Dénes Farkas (1974) is a Hungarian-Estonian photo and installation artist, focusing on the critique of visual representation, the relationship of image and text, and the role of social predetermination in individual experiences. Even when Farkas’ work includes people, the human figure is rarely seen. 

Dénes Farkas studied printmaking (BA, 2001) and photography (MA, 2003) at the Estonian Academy of Arts. He represented Estonia at the 55th Venice Biennale with the project “Evident in advance” (2013, curated by Adam Budak). He has been artist-in-residence at URRA, Buenos Aires (2018). Farkas has received the Annual Award of Estonian Cultural Endowment (2010, 2014, 2018). From 2016 to 2018 Farkas was among the recipients of the national artists’ salary. His works belong to the collections of Art Museum of Estonia, Pérez Art Museum Miami, Hungarian National Gallery, and Leal Rios Foundation (Lisbon), as well as to private collections in Europe, Asia, USA, and South-America.

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By Diana Didyk