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Ákos Major

1974, Gyöngyös - Hungary
Lives and works in Budapest
Represented by TOBE Gallery since 2017
  • Ákos Major has long photographed anthropocene urban landscapes, an act that for him is both an act of relaxation and a means to an end. His work can be labelled by many different adjectives, but his minimalist, inhuman urban photographs are clearly associated with the New Topographics that originated in America. The monochrome tones, and the landscape portraits with their contemplative attitude, are themselves evocative of the state of mind in which they were taken: meditative, serene images, whether they were taken in Dubai, California or Lake Balaton.

     

    IG Ákos Major

Academic studies

2001 – Hungarian University of Arts and Design (now MOME), Budapest / visual communications BA
1993 – Secondary School of Arts, Pécs / applied graphics

 

Solo exhibitions

2021

– Dad’s walks | Apa csavarog – TOBE Gallery / Budapest

2018

– ORDER | REND – TOBE Gallery / Budapest

 

Selected group exhibitions

2023

– Winter Show: FCKN LOVE – TOBE Gallery / Budapest

2020

– SO[u]LIDARITÉ online – TOBE Gallery / Budapest
– Summer Show: Dreamers – TOBE Gallery / Budapest
– Subjectively Objective – OITO / Detroit
2019

– LIGHT – TOBE Gallery / Budapest
2018

– Playground curated by TOBE Gallery – Pegazus / Szentbékkálla
2017

– GÜELCOME – TOBE Gallery / Budapest
2016

– PICTURES and PIXELS | Photographic Art – and beyond | National Salon 2016 – Budapest Hall of Art – Kunsthalle / Budapest
2015

– Arquitecturas – Victor Lope Arte Contemporáneo / Barcelona
2014

– Crossroads – Victor Lope Arte Contemporáneo / Barcelona
– Crossing Lines – Victor Lope Arte Contemporáneo / Barcelona
– Le Project SFAX – Centre Cívic Fort Pienc / Barcelona
– Le Project SFAX – Kheireddine Palace / Tunis
2012

– Perfect Exposures 2012 – The Perfect Exposure Gallery / Los Angeles

 

Presence in Art Fairs

2021

– MIA Milan Image Art Fair – TOBE Gallery / Milan

2020

– Art Market Budapest – TOBE Gallery – Art Advisory Budapest / Budapest

2019

– MIA Photo Fair – TOBE Gallery / Milan
2018

– viennacontemporary – TOBE Gallery / Vienna
– MIA Photo Fair – TOBE Gallery / Milan
2017

– Art Market Budapest – TOBE Gallery / Budapest
– Parallel Vienna – TOBE Gallery / Vienna
– MIA Photo Fair – TOBE Gallery / Milan

 

Awards

2012

– Grand Prix de la Découverte – winner in Landscape category / Paris

 

Works in collections

Aksenov Family Foundation / Moscow
Bibliotheque Nationale de France / Paris

 

Publications

2019

– Observations in the Ordinary by Noah Waldeck – Edited by Obscura Land / Detroit
– Subjectively Objective Issue 20 by Noah Waldeck – Edited by Obscura Land / Detroit
2016

– Two of a Kind by Sandrine Kerfante – Edited by Chronicles Books / San Francisco
2015

– An Uncommon Archive – Edited by T. Adler Books / Santa Barbara
2013

– Le Project SFAX by Juan Angel de Corral – Edited by Delegation of the EU to Tunisia / Maghreb
2012

– The Still Series – Ákos Major by J. Walters – Edited by Global Art Junkie / Ontario

 

Selected PRESS

2021

– Contrasting intimacy, Lili Farkas-Zentai / HYPEandHYPER

– A sivatag mindenütt jelen van, és megváltja a jelentéktelenséget, Sirbik Attila / Új Művészet

– Dad’s walks : Ákos Major / Artmirror

– Major Ákos fotográfus munkái ember nélküli tájakról, amelyek az emberről mesélnek / Műtárgy

– A kényelmes távolság a világ és köztem, Tóth Judit Nikolette / Artnews

2018

– MAJOR ÁKOS – grafikus, fotóművész/graphic designer, photographer / Neighbour Art

– Minden ugyanaz másként, Karip Timi / INDEX Nagykép

– Az ember világa. A világ embere, Tóth Judit Nikoletta / Artnews

2017

– Interview with fine art photographer Ákos Major / international photogrAphy magazine

– Les paysages balnéaires minimalistes d’Akos Major / Art Juice

 

 

available artworks

DAD’S WALKS / APA CSAVAROG

Archival pigment ink prints from medium format digital photography and analogue negatives

 

What's on at TOBE

  • fckn-love-ii
    February 14 - March 09, 2024

    FCKN LOVE II.

    group show
  • matter
    November 22,2023 - January 18, 2024

    Matter

    Adam Magyar
  • paris-photo-4
    November 08 - 12, 2023

    PARIS PHOTO

    Jean-François Lepage