András Polgár


Artist statement

András Polgár is a researcher, who is using documentary photography and multimedia as a tool to bring positive stories.

Graduated as an urban designer with the interest of cultural anthropology has inspired him to discover the world of the metropolises. In his projects he is focusing on transition, identities and through personal stories the members of subcultures.

His long-term documentary projects are ’TransX – Changing identities in the island paradise of Bali’, ’To get Her forever – The most popolous still living matriarchal society on Earth’ and ’Muslim Punk – Sponsored by: Pécsi József Photography Grant and the Ministry of Culture and Education’.

From January 2015 he is concentrating especially on the Archipelago of Indonesia.

Currently living in Budapest with his Minangkabau wife.



2019. PhotON Valencia Festival, Valencia, Spain
2016. Capa Center Photostreet Festival, Budapest, Hungary
2014. Hungarian Society for Urban Planning, Budapest, Hungary
2013. Attention, Budapest, Hungary
2013. Kalicka, Budapest, Hungary
2011. Library and Cultural House, Sárvár, Hungary


Selected group exhibitions

2019. Contemporary Hungarian Landscapes, Kiscell Museum, Budapest, Hungary
2019. József Pécsi Photography Scholarship, Capa Center, Budapest, Hungary
2018. ArtMarket, Budapest, Hungary
2018. Helsinki Photofestival – Galleria Futura, Helsinki, Finland
2018. Budapest Photofestival – BBB Open Space, Budapest, Hungary
2017. ArtMarket, Budapest, Hungary
2017. Photo Romania, Cluj, Romania
2017. Photometria Festival, Ioannina, Greece
2017. ArtBázis, Budapest, Hungary
2016. ArtMarket, Budapest, Hungary
2016. Random gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2014. @RC Pull down the walls! – Millenáris square, Budapest, Hungary


Photographic memberships

2016– RANDOM – Society of contemporary photographers
2016– National Association of Hungarian Journalists (MÚOSZ)


Photography scholarship

2019. József Pécsi Photography Scholarship
2018. József Pécsi Photography Scholarship



2018. Nikon-Noor Academy Masterclass Hungary, Budapest



2016. National Association of Hungarian Journalists – Photojournalist
2014. Szellemkép Photoschool, Budapest – Photographer
2014. University of Pécs, Faculty of Engineering – Urban Design MsC
2012. Corvinus University Budapest, Faculty of Landscape Architecture –
Urban Planning and Design BsC