Dénes Farkas

Dénes Farkas is a post-conceptualist photography artist who was born in Budapest but has lived and worked in Tallinn for some time. From the second half of the 2000s, his main creative direction has been to reduce the observed social structure to a representative form that combines photograph and caption, each as laconic as possible. In 2013, he represented Estonia at the 55th international Venice Biennale of Art with the project “Ilmne paratamatus” (“Evident in Advance”), whose curator Adam Budak called Farkas’s social geometry a “cartography of failure and dysfunction.” Farkas has exhibited his work since 1998. In 2003, he defended his master’s degree at the Estonian Academy of Arts in the field of photography. Farkas was the winner of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia annual prize in 2010 and 2013. By then, his black and white analogue photography mainly depicting paper architectural mock-ups and accompanied by texts had already become a mark of quality on the Estonian art arena.


Dénes Farkas. Evident in Advance. 2013. Lightboxes. a’ 32 x 22 x 22 cm. Edition: 3 + 1 AP (Photography by Paul Kuimet)