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Péter

Baki

Péter BAKI, PhD (Budapest, 1971 - ) photo-historian, art historian,  Executive Director of Hungarian House of Photography – Mai Manó House (2018-). Director of Hungarian Museum of Photography (2006 - ), associate professor, vice dean ( 2015 - ),   Rippl-Rónai Art Faculty, Kaposvár University. He started his carrier in the Studio of Young Photographers and continued  as a member of the Association of Hungarian Photographers.  Peter Baki has been member o  the board  from 2005, elected and acting as a chairman of the Association from 2015.  He is also a founding member of the  Hungarian Society for the History of Photography.

Employment history

2018-  Executive Director, Hungarian House of Photography – Mai Manó House

2005 - 2006 vice Director, 2006- Director Hungarian Museum of Photography

2004 - 2013 assistant professor, Faculty of Art, Kaposvár University, Media Art Institute, department of photography  

2011 - 2013 associate professor, head of the photography department, Kaposvár University

2012 - 2014 head of the Media Art Institute, Kaposvár University

2015 - vice dean, Kaposvár University

Education

1998-2004 Budapest Vocational School of Service and Crafts: courses of technique and history of photography

1996-2002  Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Art / Humanities: Special college of photograpy in theory and practice 

Studies

PhD course in Art History at the Faculty of Humanities of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (2003–2006)

Master’s degree in Communication Theory, Department of Communication Studies, Faculty of Humanities, József Attila University, Szeged (1995–2000)

Hungarian Academy of Crafts and Design, Budapest (guest student invited by Tamás Féner 1996–1997)

Professional photographer qualification, Industrial College, Budapest (1993–1995)

Awards/Grants

Balogh Rudolf Award, 2015

Master Teacher Gold Medal, 2017

Individual exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

Works in public collections

Publications

Books and other publications

Eyewitness. Hungarian Photography in the Twentieth Century. Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2011. (Co-edited with Colin Ford and George Szirtes)

Féner [Thomas Féner monography], Kecskemét: Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2009.

Lélek & Test Kertésztől Mapplethorpe-ig, a fotográfia legnagyobb mestereinek szemével – Soul & Body Kertész to Mapplethorpe, through the eyes of the greatest masters of photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, 2008.

Kiválasztott fényképek – Chosen Photographs, Association of Hungarian Photographers 1956–2006. – Association of Hungarian Photographers 1956–2006. Association of Hungarian Photographers – Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2006.

Balogh Rudolf első világháborús panorámaképei – Panorama Images of the First World War by Rudolf Balogh, Kecskemét: Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2006.

Magyar Forradalom – 1956 – Hungarian Revolution, Association of Hungarian Photographers – Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2006.

A Vasárnapi Újság és a fotográfia (1854–1921) [Vasárnapi Újság and Photography (1854–1921)], Kecskemét: Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2005.

Kankowszkyék [The Kankowszky Family], Budapest: Hungarian Photographic Association, 2003.

100 éves a Magyar Fotográfiai Egyesület [The Hungarian Photographic Association is 100 years old], Budapest: Hungarian Photographic Association, 1999.

 

Book chapters, papers and articles

Péter Korniss – Continuing Memories, Péter Baki (ed.), Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, 2017. In.: Péter Baki: Viewpoints and interpretations, 7-17. p.

Bet – Ákos Czigány. Péter Baki (ed.),Hungarian Museum of Photography, Kecskemét, 2017.

Cultura – Mária Pecsics. Péter Baki (ed.), Hungarian Museum of Photography, Kecskemét, 2015.

Hungary Between the Wars: A Photographic Portrait. In.: Mitra Abbaspour–Lee Ann Daffner–Maria Morris Hambourg,
eds. Object:Photo. Modern Photographs: The Thomas Walther Collection 1909–1949. An Online Project of The Museum of Modern Art. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2014. http://www.moma.org/interactives/objectphoto/assets/essays/Baki.pdf.

La Photographie Hongroise dans la Premiére Moitié du XXE Siécle. In.: Ángeles Alonso Espinosa–Estrella de Diego–Jean-François Chevrier–José Antonio Rodríguez–Juan Manuel Bonet–Norah Horna y Fernández–Péter Baki: Kati Horna. Museo Amparo – Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2014. 18-25. p.

A fotográfus Rozsda Endre. In.: Rozsda – Az idő ölelésében. Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, 2013. 208-235. p.

Hungarian art photography in the new millennium, Péter Baki (ed.) Budapest: Hungarian National Gallery, 2013.

Helmut Newton (1920–2004), Péter Baki (ed.), Budapest: Museum of Fine Arts, 2013.

A fotóművészet születése – A piktorializmustól a modern fotográfiáig (1889–1929) [The Birth of Art Photography. From Pictorialism to Modern Photography (1889–1929)], Péter Baki (ed.) Budapest: Museum of Fine Arts, 2012.

Beszélgetés Bátorfi Andreával [A conversation with Andrea Bátorfi] in Andrea Bátorfi (ed.): Elsöprő – Passion for Change. ArtPerspective Nonprofit Kft., Budapest, 2012.

Lucien Hervé 100. Péter Baki (ed.). Budapest: Museum of Fine Arts, 2010.

Magyar Fotográfiai Alapítvány, Árverési katalógus [Foundation of Hungarian Photography, auction catalogue]. Péter Baki (ed.). Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2010.

Ismeretlen magyar fényképésznők [Unknown Hungarian photographers] (co-authored with Éva Bajkay) in Éva Bajkay (ed.): A művészettől az Életig – magyarok a bauhausban. Pécs: Museums Directorate of Baranya County and Janus Pannonius Museum, 2010, p. 322-331.

Blüh Irén / Irena Blühová. Péter Baki (ed.). Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2009.

A tárgyak helye / The place of things. Zsolt Hamarits 2009. Budapest: Hungarian Graphic Art Workshop Foundation, 2009.

Hagyomány és nyitottság – mai magyar fotográfiai törekvések (Előszó) [Tradition and openness – current developments in Hungarian photography (Foreword)] in Hagyomány és nyitottság – mai magyar fotográfiai törekvések, Budapest: Association of Hungarian Photographers, 2009.

Moholy-Nagy László [László Moholy-Nagy] in Sava Stepanov: New Vision – Laslo Moholji Nađ. Novi Sad: Galerija likovne umetnosti poklon zbirka Rajka Mamuzića, 2009, p. 3.

Kertész és Havadtoy tükrei [Mirrors of Kertész and Havadtoy] in Kálmán Makláry: Sam Havadtoy. Budapest: Erdész & Makláry Fine Arts, 2009, p. 3-5.

Gábor Kerekes – Megfigyelések/Observations in Péter Baki (ed.). Kecskemét: Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2008.

Egy kitartó és hűséges ember [A steadfast and loyal man] in Imre Benkő: Ikrek / Twins 1982-2008. Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2008, p. 7.

Fényképészet [Photography] in Péter Baki (ed.). Hungarian Museum of Photography – Association of Hungarian Photographers, 2007.

Barta Zsolt Péter in Péter Baki (ed.): Barta Zsolt Péter – CodeX. Kecskemét: Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2007.

The History of Photographic Equipment in the 19th Century in the Kingdom of Hungary in Mesiac Fotografie Bratislava 2007 – Month of Photography Bratislava 2007. Bratislava: Spoločnosť FOTOFO, 2007, p. 6-7.

A terített asztaltól a terített asztalokig [From a laid table to the laid tables] in munkakönny. Farkas Antal jama fotóalbuma. Kecskemét: Zsebtükör Bt., 2007, p. 15.

Az 1956-os forradalom és szabadságharc fényképfelvételei a Magyar Fotográfiai Múzeum gyűjteményében [Photographs of the 1956 revolution and the war for independence in the collection of the Hungarian Museum of Photography] in András Kákóczki and György Sümegi: ’56-os fényképek gyűjteményekben. Miskolc: Miskolc Gallery, 2007, p. 34-36, 138-144.

André Kertész (1894–1985) in Mesiac fotografie Bratislava 2006 – Month of Photography Bratislava 2006. Bratislava: Spoločnost FOTOFO, 2006, p. 16- 19.

Péter Baki, Károly Kincses, Magdolna N. Szabó and Zoltán Balázs Tóth: Az udvarias fényképész. Rónai Dénes (1875–1964) [The polite photographer. Dénes Rónai (1875–1964)]. Kecskemét: Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2006.

1956–1976–1996 in Senior Alkotócsoport válogatott fotográfiái 2006. Budapest: Association of Hungarian Photographers. 2006, p. 3.

Egy példátlan siker: a Pesti Napló és képes melléklete [An unprecedented success: Pesti Napló and its pictorial supplement] in Péter Baki, Mihály Gera and Miklós Vásárhelyi: Egy példátlan siker: a Pesti Napló és képes melléklete. Fotóriporter, 2005, no. 3–4 and 2006, no. 1, p. 2-6.

A cseh és a magyar fotográfiai szaksajtó történetének összehasonlítása 1945-ig [Comparison of the history of Czech and Hungarian publications for professional photographers] in Kincses Károly (ed.), Magdi könyve. Kecskemét: Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2005, p. 151-155.

Imre Benkő in Creators of European Photography. Łódź, Poland: Foundation of Visual Education, 2005, p. 10-13.

Publications

Major curatorial activities in abroad

Венгерскийавангард 1918–1939 (Magyar avantgárd 1918–1939) Multimedia Art Museum Moscow RUS (12. October 201. – 8. January 2018)

The Art of Hungary, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, USA (18. October 2016 – 8. January 2017)

Eyewitness. Hungarian Photography in the Twentieth Century, Royal Academy of Arts, London, Anglia (30 June 2011 – 2 October)

Hungarian Masters of Photography, Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch (Republic of South Africa)

André Kertész. Fotografías, Fundación Carlos de Amberes, Madrid (16 February 2011 – 10 April)

André Kertész. Fotografías, Museu Valenciá de la Il-lustració i de la Modernitat (MuVIM), Valencia (28 October 2010 – 30 January 2011)

Huellas de cuatro maestros húngaros: Brassaï, Robert Capa, André Kertész y L. Moholy-Nagy, Corporación Cultural de Carabineros de Chile, Santiago, Chile (9 September 2010 – 30 October)

Венгерские Мастера Фотографии, РОСФОТО, St. Petersburg, Russia (23 May 2010 – 29 August)

Fotografije Laslo Moholji Nađ (1895-1946) New Vision, Galerija Bel art, Novi Sad, Serbia (28 April 2009 – 30 May 2009)

Hungarian Revolution – 1956, American University Museum, Washington, USA (6 September 2006 – 29 October)

 

Major curatorial activities in Hungary

Péter Korniss – Comtinuing Memories. Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest (29 September 2017 – 7 January 2018)

Hungarian art photography in the new millennium, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest (10 May 2013 – 28 July)

Helmut Newton (1920–2004), Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (3 April 2013 – 14 July)

The Birth of Art Photography – from pictorialism to modern photography (1889–1929), Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (29 March – 1 July 2012)

Lucien Hervé 100, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (27 October 2010 – 30 April 2011)

Soul and Body. Kertész to Mapplethorpe, through the eyes of the greatest masters of photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (6 June – 24 August 2008)

Observations (Gábor Kerekes – Retrospective), Hungarian Museum of Photography, Kecskemét (30 May – 31 August 2008)

Chosen Photographs, Association of Hungarian Photographers (1956-2006), Budapest Gallery, Budapest (9 November – 10 December 2006)

An objective wiew of the Revolution, Műcsarnok, Budapest (12 October – 12 November 2006)

Website

Péter BAKI, PhD (Budapest, 1971 - ) photo-historian, art historian,  Executive Director of Hungarian House of Photography – Mai Manó House (2018-). Director of Hungarian Museum of Photography (2006 - ), associate professor, vice dean ( 2015 - ),   Rippl-Rónai Art Faculty, Kaposvár University. He started his carrier in the Studio of Young Photographers and continued  as a member of the Association of Hungarian Photographers.  Peter Baki has been member o  the board  from 2005, elected and acting as a chairman of the Association from 2015.  He is also a founding member of the  Hungarian Society for the History of Photography.

Employment history

2018-  Executive Director, Hungarian House of Photography – Mai Manó House

2005 - 2006 vice Director, 2006- Director Hungarian Museum of Photography

2004 - 2013 assistant professor, Faculty of Art, Kaposvár University, Media Art Institute, department of photography  

2011 - 2013 associate professor, head of the photography department, Kaposvár University

2012 - 2014 head of the Media Art Institute, Kaposvár University

2015 - vice dean, Kaposvár University

Education

1998-2004 Budapest Vocational School of Service and Crafts: courses of technique and history of photography

1996-2002  Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Art / Humanities: Special college of photograpy in theory and practice 

Studies

PhD course in Art History at the Faculty of Humanities of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (2003–2006)

Master’s degree in Communication Theory, Department of Communication Studies, Faculty of Humanities, József Attila University, Szeged (1995–2000)

Hungarian Academy of Crafts and Design, Budapest (guest student invited by Tamás Féner 1996–1997)

Professional photographer qualification, Industrial College, Budapest (1993–1995)

Awards/Grants

Balogh Rudolf Award, 2015

Master Teacher Gold Medal, 2017

Individual exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

Works in public collections

Publications

Books and other publications

Eyewitness. Hungarian Photography in the Twentieth Century. Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2011. (Co-edited with Colin Ford and George Szirtes)

Féner [Thomas Féner monography], Kecskemét: Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2009.

Lélek & Test Kertésztől Mapplethorpe-ig, a fotográfia legnagyobb mestereinek szemével – Soul & Body Kertész to Mapplethorpe, through the eyes of the greatest masters of photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, 2008.

Kiválasztott fényképek – Chosen Photographs, Association of Hungarian Photographers 1956–2006. – Association of Hungarian Photographers 1956–2006. Association of Hungarian Photographers – Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2006.

Balogh Rudolf első világháborús panorámaképei – Panorama Images of the First World War by Rudolf Balogh, Kecskemét: Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2006.

Magyar Forradalom – 1956 – Hungarian Revolution, Association of Hungarian Photographers – Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2006.

A Vasárnapi Újság és a fotográfia (1854–1921) [Vasárnapi Újság and Photography (1854–1921)], Kecskemét: Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2005.

Kankowszkyék [The Kankowszky Family], Budapest: Hungarian Photographic Association, 2003.

100 éves a Magyar Fotográfiai Egyesület [The Hungarian Photographic Association is 100 years old], Budapest: Hungarian Photographic Association, 1999.

 

Book chapters, papers and articles

Péter Korniss – Continuing Memories, Péter Baki (ed.), Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, 2017. In.: Péter Baki: Viewpoints and interpretations, 7-17. p.

Bet – Ákos Czigány. Péter Baki (ed.),Hungarian Museum of Photography, Kecskemét, 2017.

Cultura – Mária Pecsics. Péter Baki (ed.), Hungarian Museum of Photography, Kecskemét, 2015.

Hungary Between the Wars: A Photographic Portrait. In.: Mitra Abbaspour–Lee Ann Daffner–Maria Morris Hambourg,
eds. Object:Photo. Modern Photographs: The Thomas Walther Collection 1909–1949. An Online Project of The Museum of Modern Art. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2014. http://www.moma.org/interactives/objectphoto/assets/essays/Baki.pdf.

La Photographie Hongroise dans la Premiére Moitié du XXE Siécle. In.: Ángeles Alonso Espinosa–Estrella de Diego–Jean-François Chevrier–José Antonio Rodríguez–Juan Manuel Bonet–Norah Horna y Fernández–Péter Baki: Kati Horna. Museo Amparo – Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2014. 18-25. p.

A fotográfus Rozsda Endre. In.: Rozsda – Az idő ölelésében. Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, 2013. 208-235. p.

Hungarian art photography in the new millennium, Péter Baki (ed.) Budapest: Hungarian National Gallery, 2013.

Helmut Newton (1920–2004), Péter Baki (ed.), Budapest: Museum of Fine Arts, 2013.

A fotóművészet születése – A piktorializmustól a modern fotográfiáig (1889–1929) [The Birth of Art Photography. From Pictorialism to Modern Photography (1889–1929)], Péter Baki (ed.) Budapest: Museum of Fine Arts, 2012.

Beszélgetés Bátorfi Andreával [A conversation with Andrea Bátorfi] in Andrea Bátorfi (ed.): Elsöprő – Passion for Change. ArtPerspective Nonprofit Kft., Budapest, 2012.

Lucien Hervé 100. Péter Baki (ed.). Budapest: Museum of Fine Arts, 2010.

Magyar Fotográfiai Alapítvány, Árverési katalógus [Foundation of Hungarian Photography, auction catalogue]. Péter Baki (ed.). Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2010.

Ismeretlen magyar fényképésznők [Unknown Hungarian photographers] (co-authored with Éva Bajkay) in Éva Bajkay (ed.): A művészettől az Életig – magyarok a bauhausban. Pécs: Museums Directorate of Baranya County and Janus Pannonius Museum, 2010, p. 322-331.

Blüh Irén / Irena Blühová. Péter Baki (ed.). Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2009.

A tárgyak helye / The place of things. Zsolt Hamarits 2009. Budapest: Hungarian Graphic Art Workshop Foundation, 2009.

Hagyomány és nyitottság – mai magyar fotográfiai törekvések (Előszó) [Tradition and openness – current developments in Hungarian photography (Foreword)] in Hagyomány és nyitottság – mai magyar fotográfiai törekvések, Budapest: Association of Hungarian Photographers, 2009.

Moholy-Nagy László [László Moholy-Nagy] in Sava Stepanov: New Vision – Laslo Moholji Nađ. Novi Sad: Galerija likovne umetnosti poklon zbirka Rajka Mamuzića, 2009, p. 3.

Kertész és Havadtoy tükrei [Mirrors of Kertész and Havadtoy] in Kálmán Makláry: Sam Havadtoy. Budapest: Erdész & Makláry Fine Arts, 2009, p. 3-5.

Gábor Kerekes – Megfigyelések/Observations in Péter Baki (ed.). Kecskemét: Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2008.

Egy kitartó és hűséges ember [A steadfast and loyal man] in Imre Benkő: Ikrek / Twins 1982-2008. Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2008, p. 7.

Fényképészet [Photography] in Péter Baki (ed.). Hungarian Museum of Photography – Association of Hungarian Photographers, 2007.

Barta Zsolt Péter in Péter Baki (ed.): Barta Zsolt Péter – CodeX. Kecskemét: Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2007.

The History of Photographic Equipment in the 19th Century in the Kingdom of Hungary in Mesiac Fotografie Bratislava 2007 – Month of Photography Bratislava 2007. Bratislava: Spoločnosť FOTOFO, 2007, p. 6-7.

A terített asztaltól a terített asztalokig [From a laid table to the laid tables] in munkakönny. Farkas Antal jama fotóalbuma. Kecskemét: Zsebtükör Bt., 2007, p. 15.

Az 1956-os forradalom és szabadságharc fényképfelvételei a Magyar Fotográfiai Múzeum gyűjteményében [Photographs of the 1956 revolution and the war for independence in the collection of the Hungarian Museum of Photography] in András Kákóczki and György Sümegi: ’56-os fényképek gyűjteményekben. Miskolc: Miskolc Gallery, 2007, p. 34-36, 138-144.

André Kertész (1894–1985) in Mesiac fotografie Bratislava 2006 – Month of Photography Bratislava 2006. Bratislava: Spoločnost FOTOFO, 2006, p. 16- 19.

Péter Baki, Károly Kincses, Magdolna N. Szabó and Zoltán Balázs Tóth: Az udvarias fényképész. Rónai Dénes (1875–1964) [The polite photographer. Dénes Rónai (1875–1964)]. Kecskemét: Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2006.

1956–1976–1996 in Senior Alkotócsoport válogatott fotográfiái 2006. Budapest: Association of Hungarian Photographers. 2006, p. 3.

Egy példátlan siker: a Pesti Napló és képes melléklete [An unprecedented success: Pesti Napló and its pictorial supplement] in Péter Baki, Mihály Gera and Miklós Vásárhelyi: Egy példátlan siker: a Pesti Napló és képes melléklete. Fotóriporter, 2005, no. 3–4 and 2006, no. 1, p. 2-6.

A cseh és a magyar fotográfiai szaksajtó történetének összehasonlítása 1945-ig [Comparison of the history of Czech and Hungarian publications for professional photographers] in Kincses Károly (ed.), Magdi könyve. Kecskemét: Hungarian Museum of Photography, 2005, p. 151-155.

Imre Benkő in Creators of European Photography. Łódź, Poland: Foundation of Visual Education, 2005, p. 10-13.

Publications

Major curatorial activities in abroad

Венгерскийавангард 1918–1939 (Magyar avantgárd 1918–1939) Multimedia Art Museum Moscow RUS (12. October 201. – 8. January 2018)

The Art of Hungary, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, USA (18. October 2016 – 8. January 2017)

Eyewitness. Hungarian Photography in the Twentieth Century, Royal Academy of Arts, London, Anglia (30 June 2011 – 2 October)

Hungarian Masters of Photography, Sasol Art Museum, Stellenbosch (Republic of South Africa)

André Kertész. Fotografías, Fundación Carlos de Amberes, Madrid (16 February 2011 – 10 April)

André Kertész. Fotografías, Museu Valenciá de la Il-lustració i de la Modernitat (MuVIM), Valencia (28 October 2010 – 30 January 2011)

Huellas de cuatro maestros húngaros: Brassaï, Robert Capa, André Kertész y L. Moholy-Nagy, Corporación Cultural de Carabineros de Chile, Santiago, Chile (9 September 2010 – 30 October)

Венгерские Мастера Фотографии, РОСФОТО, St. Petersburg, Russia (23 May 2010 – 29 August)

Fotografije Laslo Moholji Nađ (1895-1946) New Vision, Galerija Bel art, Novi Sad, Serbia (28 April 2009 – 30 May 2009)

Hungarian Revolution – 1956, American University Museum, Washington, USA (6 September 2006 – 29 October)

 

Major curatorial activities in Hungary

Péter Korniss – Comtinuing Memories. Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest (29 September 2017 – 7 January 2018)

Hungarian art photography in the new millennium, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest (10 May 2013 – 28 July)

Helmut Newton (1920–2004), Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (3 April 2013 – 14 July)

The Birth of Art Photography – from pictorialism to modern photography (1889–1929), Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (29 March – 1 July 2012)

Lucien Hervé 100, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (27 October 2010 – 30 April 2011)

Soul and Body. Kertész to Mapplethorpe, through the eyes of the greatest masters of photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (6 June – 24 August 2008)

Observations (Gábor Kerekes – Retrospective), Hungarian Museum of Photography, Kecskemét (30 May – 31 August 2008)

Chosen Photographs, Association of Hungarian Photographers (1956-2006), Budapest Gallery, Budapest (9 November – 10 December 2006)

An objective wiew of the Revolution, Műcsarnok, Budapest (12 October – 12 November 2006)

Website