Dénes Farkas (1974) was born in Budapest, lives and works in Tallinn. He graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts in 2003 and received the Annual Prize of The Cultural Endowment of Estonia in 2010 and in 2014, and was nominated to the Köler Prize in 2011. Dénes Farkas is a founding member of the Union of Photographic Artists of Estonia, which was established in 2009. His works have been exhibited at prestigious art events and museums such as the 55th Venice Biennale curated by Adam Budak, KUMU or Tartu Art Museum, Tallinn or the Ludwig Museum, Budapest. The artist has participated in major international art fairs such as the ARCOmadrid, with a solo show in The Armory Show, Art Brussels, Viennafair and Artissima.
Dénes Farkas is most recognizable for his minimalist, yet sensitive and poetic works, mostly questioning geometry, function and dysfunction, doubt and melancholy. He usually creates installations in which he combines text and photography with a strong philosophical background. His installations revolve around the fugitive nature of reality and the relativity of truth. By deconstructing texts Farkas invites the viewer to analyze them and find a deeper meaning. Providing the opportunity to the viewer to fill in the plot, where interpretation becomes an intimate practice.