Dénes Farkas

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.

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Dénes Farkas: Darkness visible
2018, installation, enterieur photo

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Dénes Farkas: Darkness Visible
2018, installation, enterieur photo

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Dénes Farkas: Darkness visible
2018, installation, enterieur photo

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Dénes Farkas: Darkness visible
2018, installation, enterieur photo

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Dénes Farkas: Darkness visible
2018, installation, enterieur photo

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Dénes Farkas: Darkness visible
2018, installation, enterieur photo

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Dénes Farkas: "How-to-calm-yourself-after-seeing-a-dead-body Techniques"
2017, installation, enterieur photo

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Dénes Farkas: "How-to-calm-yourself-after-seeing-a-dead-body Techniques"
2017, installation, enterieur photo

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Dénes Farkas: "How-to-calm-yourself-after-seeing-a-dead-body Techniques"
2017, installation, enterieur photo

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Dénes Farkas: "How-to-calm-yourself-after-seeing-a-dead-body Techniques"
2017, installation, enterieur photo

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Dénes Farkas: "of places no longer being separated"
2015, installation, enterieur photo

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Dénes Farkas: "of places no longer being separated"
2015, installation, enterieur photo

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Dénes Farkas: "of places no longer being separated"
2015, mixed media, silver gelatin print,
25,5x29,5 és 25,5x19 cm

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Dénes Farkas: "of places no longer being separated"
2015, offset print,
50x70 cm

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Dénes Farkas: Subsidences  
2015, lightbox, ed: 4,
300x200x20 cm

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Dénes Farkas: Some Sort of Silence ,
2015, plywood cabinet, b/w photo enlarged on baryta paper, ,
paperclips, glass sheets, fluorescent lamp 7. Turku Biennial,
150x23x30 cm

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Dénes Farkas: Some Sort of Silence ,
2015, plywood cabinet, b/w photo enlarged on baryta paper, ,
paperclips, glass sheets, fluorescent lamp 7. Turku Biennial,
150x23x30 cm

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Dénes Farkas: Ars poetica, 
2012, digital print on paper, 203 pieces, ed: 4,
84.1x118.4 cm

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Dénes Farkas: Ars Poetica, 
2014, digital print on paper, framed, ed: 4,
68,5x64,4 cm

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Dénes Farkas: Ars poetica
digital print, 203 pieces A/4 paper, ed: 4,
84.1 x 118.4 cm

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Dénes Farkas: Does someone remember me
2014, lightbox,

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Dénes Farkas: Untitled II. 
2014, digital print on Dibond, ed: 4,
125x106 cm

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Dénes Farkas: Credo, 
lightbox, 2014 (in private collection),
16x14 cm

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Dénes Farkas: Credo (detail) 
2013, installation, Tallinn Print Triennial, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, ed: 3,

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Dénes Farkas: Credo (detail) 
2013, installation, ed: 4

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Dénes Farkas: Credo (detail)
2013, installation, ed: 4

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Dénes Farkas: A day that does not exist (detail),
2013, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, ed: 4,

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Dénes Farkas: A day that does not exist (detail), 
2013, interior, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, ed: 4,

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Dénes Farkas: A day that does not exist (detail), 
2013, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallinn, ed: 4,

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Dénes Farkas: Evident in Advance (detail I), 
2013, Estonian Pavilion, Venice Biennale, photo Paul Kuimet, ed: 4

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Dénes Farkas: Evident in Advance (detail II),
2013, Estonian Pavilion, Venice Biennale, photo Paul Kuimet, ed: 4

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Dénes Farkas: Evident in Advance (detail III),
2013, Estonian Pavilion, Venice Biennale, photo Paul Kuimet, ed: 4

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Dénes Farkas: Evident in Advance (detail IV),
2013, Estonian Pavilion, Venice Biennale, photo Paul Kuimet, ed: 4

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Dénes Farkas: Evident in Advance,
2013, lightbox, ed: 4,
31x22x20 cm

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Dénes Farkas: A Day That Does Not Exist
2012, C-print mounted on Dibond, ed: 4,
150x190 cm

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Dénes Farkas: Substructures 
2011, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn,

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Dénes Farkas: Substructures,  
2011, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn,

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Dénes Farkas: Когда мы только изучали слова (detail)
2011, installation, Contemporary Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

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Dénes Farkas: Let’s play the game is over
2010, installation

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Dénes Farkas: How the fuck are you tonight? -
Before the taxi stopped, k managed to ask from the back seat, what happens if married...
with children won’t be aired any more

2009, installation

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Dénes Farkas: How the fuck are you tonight? - Le systéme libéral #0001 
2009, installation

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Dénes Farkas: How the fuck are you tonight? - On the other side of the barricade 
2009, installation