Peter Puklus Wins Grand Prix Images Vevey 2017/2018


It has just been announce that Hungarian artist Peter Puklus is the recipient of the Grand Prix Images Vevey 2017/2018 for his proposed project The Hero Mother – How to build a house. In a unanimous decision, the jury praised Puklus for a “truly original and intriguing proposal that draws universal issues of family and the performance of parental roles into the artist’s unique and compelling visual language. Puklus’ new work is the result of a complex, immediate and accessible process. It begins from very simple and identifiable notions of assumed masculine and feminine roles in society: motherhood (as a presumed heroic activity) and the father’s inclination to build and protect the family home. For Puklus, the dynamics of these roles are deconstructed and questioned.”

Peter Puklus was trained at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) in Budapest and Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, Peter Puklus (1980) currently lives and works in Budapest, where he is completing a PhD in Photography at MOME. In his books as well as his exhibitions, Puklus likes to focus on the narrative. He also strives to chart new territories beyond the field of photography by resorting to sculpture, drawing and video art.

Grand Prix Images Vevey is a creation-support grant for photography projects. The award, worth some CHF 40,000 (approx. EUR 37,000), enables artists to develop an original project. The winner now has one year to complete the project which will premiere at the next Festival Images Vevey from 8 to 30 September 2018.

You can discover the work of Peter Puklus at Robert Morat Galerie (Stand A5) during Photo London 2017.