Gusztáv Hámos & Katja Pratschke


GUSZTÁV HÁMOS is an artist, curator, author and publisher. His artistic work includes film, video, photography and installations and has been exhibited at Documenta, Venice Biennale, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Aachen, Ludwig Museum – Contemporary Art Museum in Budapest. His films and videos have been shown among others at Tate Modern London, ZKM Karlsruhe, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Madrid/Berlin, Triennale of Photography Hamburg. His work is included in the collections of MoMA New York, Centre Pompidou Paris, NBK Berlin, ZKM Karlsruhe, Art Collection NRW, Ludwig Museum – Contemporary Art Museum, Budapest, C3 Budapest, Saint Gervai SIV Genève.

KATJA PRATSCHKE is a media artist, curator and since 2006, she has organised photofilm seasons with Gusztáv Hámos with whom she has collaborated since 1998. Recent exhibitions and projections: Time Machine, Ludwig Museum Budapest, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, MAAT – Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia and Cube Garoti, ART WORKS! European Culture of Resistance and Liberation, Cuba Garruti, Museion, Museum of Modern Art Bolzano. She has received various awards and grants: german short film award, travel grant of the Hessische Kulturstiftung, Artist-in-Residence Istanbul, Venice, Dhaka and Kolkata.

Since 1999, Gusztáv Hámos and Katja Pratschke have been working with still images in a cinematographic context in exhibition spaces and in the cinema. They are focusing in their artistic practice on the city in term of the social, political, emotional and personal space. Their works explore the relationship of the still image and the moving image of cinema and are based on photo sequences, which show that which would not be seen otherwise, that which has been represented so far: the marginalised, the invisible, the inofficial. In other words: they investigate urban visions and city models, spatial and temporal passages, borderlines, places of transition and thresholds.