Artist-in-Residence program

Photographer Hosting Budapest is setting sail in autumn 2009, becoming the first Hungarian artist-in-residence program for artists working in the field of photography.
In an exceptional collaboration of art-institutions, PH Budapest aims to host emerging talents from all over Europe inviting four atists each year to develop on their projects and to meet and inspire young hungarian photographers.

Who we are
Hungarian House of Photography (Mai Manó House)
Lumen Photography Foundation
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME)

Who we want
PH Budapest is open to European artists under the age of 40, using the medium of photography.

What we give
PH Budapest provides a grant of 900 EUR (300 EUR per month) and local travel costs, accommodation in a well equipped downtown appartment. Organizing institutions will offer infrastructure and support to artists during their time in Budapest, according to their needs.

What we ask for
Artists are asked to spend one week with a selected group of MOME photography students in a workshop exploring a theme offered by the artist.

Towards the end of their stay artists are welcome to hold a presentation of their works in english in front of a broad audience.
The participants are offered to produce (or transport) a small exhibition at Lumen Gallery, for which some extra funds will be available.

Petra Csizek (art historian, freelance curator)
Gergely László (artist, head of Lumen Foundation)
Kudász Gábor Arion (artist, assistant teacher at MOME)

The organizing institutions form a triangle in the heart of Budapest. Mai Manó House near the main bouleward of Pest gives home to the House of Photography with its remarkable library and exhibition spaces. Lumen Gallery is in the center of nightlife at Mikszáth Kálmán Square. MOME campus is located at the foot of the beautiful hills of Buda.

A photography studio, computer rooms, darkrooms and library are offered at the MOME campus. Mai Manó House gives free access to its library, events and exhibitions.

The residency takes place twice a year according to the academic semesters. Residents are invited to work in Budapest from mid September until mid December in the autumn semester, and from mid February until the end of May in the spring semester.

Sarolta Nagy will answer all kinds of questions concerning the program at

PH Budapest welcomes any contribution to improve or expand the residency program. If you feel you could help our work in any way, please contact us at

2009 autumn
Marina Gadonneix (France)
Shigeru Takato (Germany)

2010 spring
Lucia Nimcova (Slovakia)

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