Tamas Dezsö is a visual artist living and working in Budapest. His work examines the personal identity of humans and nonhumans, their persistence through time and the limits of human perception. Dezsö’s practice focuses on issues of materiality, temporality and vegetal existence, as well as questions raised by ecological concern, which he explores through photographs, sculptures and installations.



Book

2015  
Notes for an Epilogue, essay and text by Eszter Szablyár, published by Hatje Cantz,
Berlin


Solo exhibitions

2024
Hypothesis: Everything is Leaf, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, United States

2023  
Coda, Einspach Fine Art & Photography, Budapest, Hungary

2022  
Hypothesis: Everything is Leaf, Capa Center, Budapest, Hungary

2021  
Hypothesis: Everything is Leaf, UGM Studio of Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia

2018
Notes for an Epilogue, Clervaux Cité de l'Image, Clervaux, Luxembourg

2016  
Notes for an Epilogue, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, United States
Notes for an Epilogue, Argentea Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom

2015  
Notes for an Epilogue, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2014  
Here, Anywhere, Helsinki Photography Biennial, Galleria U, Helsinki, Finland

2013  
Notes for an Epilogue, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, United States
Epilogue, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, United States
Notes for an Epilogue, Athens Photo Festival, Technopolis, Athens, Greece

2012  
Here, Anywhere, BOZAR, Palais des Beaux-Arts / Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Notes for an Epilogue, Várfok Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2011  
Here, Anywhere, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Durham, United States
Here, Anywhere, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, United States
Here, Anywhere, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, United States
Here, Anywhere, Biennale Mediations, Poznan, Poland
The Dignity of Isolation, Half King Gallery, New York, United States
Here, Anywhere, Chobi Mela, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Here, Anywhere, Balassi Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia
Here, Anywhere, Raiffeisen Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2009  
Upstarts, Historical Museum, Bielsko-Biala, Poland

2006
Hotel, House of Photography, Budapest, Hungary

2005  
The Last Days of the Race Track, House of Photography, Budapest, Hungary



Group exhibitions

2023  
Replanning, Institute of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros, Hungary
Budapest Contemporary, Einspach Fine Art & Photography, Budapest, Hungary
On View, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, United States
Leopold Bloom Art Award, Kiscell Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Summer Wine, Einspach Fine Art & Photography, Budapest, Hungary
Doomsday Brain Check, MAGMA Contemporary, Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania
— Beyond the Horizon, Cassilhaus, Chapel Hill, United States

2022  
Perspectives: Recent Gifts of Contemporary Art, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, United States
Foto Wien, Hypothesis: Everything is Leaf, Atelier Augarten, Vienna, Austria
Extra Ordinary, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2021  
The Armory Show, Robert Koch Gallery, New York City, United States

2020  
The Armory Show, Robert Koch Gallery, New York City, United States

2019  
Recent Discoveries from the Cassilhaus Collection, Cassilhaus, Chapel Hill, United States
Another Europe with the Austrian Cultural Forum in Bucharest, Sibiu, Romania

2018  
Sir Elton John: A Time for Reflection, AIPAD, New York City, United States
Another Europe, Kings Cross, Austrian Cultural Forum, London, United Kingdom

2017  
Photo London, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, United Kingdom
In My View, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Photofairs, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, United States
An Overview of Hungarian Photography, National Museum, Warsaw, Poland
Viewfinders, Hungarian photography from the past half century, Robert Capa Center, Budapest, Hungary
Winter Exhibition, Argentea Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom

2016  
Paris Photo, Robert Koch Gallery, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Storytelling, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, United States
Expo Chicago, Robert Koch Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, United States
When Frost Was Spectre-Grey, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, United Kingdom
516 ARTS/UNM Art Museum, Future Tense, Albuquerque, United States
AIPAD New York, Robert Koch Gallery, New York, United States

2015  
Paris Photo, Robert Koch Gallery, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Unseen Photo Fair, The Photographers’ Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Expo Chicago, Robert Koch Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, United States
Ex & Post, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia
Photo London, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2014  
Unseen Photo Fair, The Photographers’ Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
So Far, so Close, Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg
AIPAD New York, Robert Koch Gallery, New York City, United States

2013  
From Rembrandt to Pollock to Atget, UNM Art Museum, Albuquerque, United States
Paris Photo, Robert Koch Gallery, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Paris Photo Los Angeles, Robert Koch Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
New Excursions in the Cassilhaus Collection, Cassilhaus, Chapel Hill, United States
Hungarian Art Photography in the New Millennium, National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Tra(n)shformation, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Expo Chicago, Robert Koch Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, United States
Memory, Vizii International Visual Culture Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine

2012  
Reconsidering the Photographic Masterpiece, UNM Art Museum, Albuquerque, United States
Inside/Outside, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, United States
PhotoIreland Festival, Magazines on the Wall, Dublin, Ireland
Paris Photo, Robert Koch Gallery, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Photoville, Photo District News, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York, United States
Expo Chicago, Robert Koch Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, United States
— 
JCE - Young European Art, Bratislava City Gallery / Mirbach Palace, Bratislava, Slovakia
Jeune Création Européenne, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
AIPAD New York, Robert Koch Gallery, New York City, United States
What is Hungarian? - Contemporary Answers, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
JCE Grand Prize, BeLa Editions Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2011  
Paris Photo, Robert Koch Gallery, Grand Palais, Paris, France
The Terry O’Neill Tag Awards, HotShoe Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Biennale Jeune Création Européenne, Montrouge, Paris, France

Transcience, Galerie Huit Arles, Arles, France
Active Witness, 12 Star Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Belfast Photo Festival, Waterfront Hall, Belfast, United Kingdom
Ulsan International Photography Festival, Ulsan, South Korea
Young Contemporary Statements, Pecs, Hungary
Budapest Positive, Hungarian House of Photography, Budapest, Hungary

2010  
Live Sync., Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China
New York Photo Festival, HumanKind, powerHouse Arena, New York, United States
East Side Story, Polka Galerie, Paris, France
Foto8, HOST Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Foto8, Crane Kalman Brighton Gallery, Brighton, United Kingdom
Present Continuous, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Celje, Slovenia

2009
Tradition and Receptiveness, Current Developments in Hungarian Photography, ArtDepoo, Tallinn, Estonia
Present Continuous, Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia
Lishui Photography Festival, Zhejiang Province, China

2008
Present Continuous, Hungarian House of Photography, Budapest, Hungary
Caja de Luz, Galeria Miscelane, Barcelona, Spain

2007  
József Pécsi Grant Exhibition, Hungarian House of Photography, Budapest, Hungary

2006  
Risk, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ungarn Heute, Hungarian Embassy, Berlin, Germany
Selected Images, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Budapest Feeling, Month of Photography, Krakow, Poland

2005
Hungary Today, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany



Publications / Reviews / Interviews

2023
Artmagazin, Screams Entombed in Charcoal, exhibition review by Dániel Kustra, Budapest, Hungary
A mű, The Interobjective Presentation of Disappearance, exhibition review by Márk Horváth, Budapest, Hungary
ReVue, Hypothese: Alles ist Blatt, portfolio, edited by Barbara Stauss, Berlin, Germany
Fotóművészet, exhibition review by Zsófia Somogyi, Budapest, Hungary
Korunk, cover and portfolio, edited by Zágon Szentes, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2022
A mű, Are we Flowers?, exhibition review by György Cséka, Budapest, Hungary
— Magnum Photos and The Photographers’ Gallery, Square Print Sale, London, United Kingdom
Designisso, A riporttól a filozofikus fotográfiáig, text by Henriett Peczár, Budapest, Hungary
kultura.hu, The medium of life in fact is a huge garden, interview by Katica Kocsis, Budapest, Hungary
Élet és Irodalom, Hypothesis: Everything is Leaf, exhibition review by Péter György, Budapest, Hungary
Magyar Narancs, Légy, piszok, Wittgenstein, exhibition review by Krisztina Erdei, Budapest, Hungary
Qubit, Hypothesis: Everything is Leaf, exhibition review by Zsuzsanna Balázs, Budapest, Hungary

2021
Punkt, interview by Péter Baki, Budapest, Hungary
Gente di Fotografia, cover and portfolio, Rome, Italy
Forrás, portfolio, poem by Márton Simon, Kecskemét, Hungary
Fototreff Berlin, interview by Anna Charlotte Schmid, Berlin, Germany
Thisispaper, portfolio, Berlin, Germany

2019
Photography & Culture, portfolio, text by Eszter Szablyár, edited by Gil Pasternak, London, United Kingdom
Another Europe catalogue, Austrian Cultural Forum London, United Kingdom

2018
British Journal of Photography, Going beyond the borders with Another Europe, London, United Kingdom

2017
European Month of Photography Luxembourg, catalogue, edited by Paul di Felice, Luxembourg
GEO Magazine, Images of a Disappearing World, portfolio, Hamburg, Germany

2016
Telegraph Magazine, The Telegraph, The bigger picture, London, United Kingdom
Harper's Magazine, New York, United States
— San Francisco Chronicle, exhibition review by Jessica Zack, San Francisco, United States
— Juxtapoz Magazine, Notes for an Epilogue, portfolio, San Francisco, United States
L’Œil de la Photographie, Notes for an Epilogue, Paris, France
Homeward: The Wieland Collection, curated by Rebecca Dimling Cochran, Atlanta, United States
Literary Hub, portfolio, text by Eszter Szablyár, New York, United States

2015
Royal Photographic Society Journal, text by Lucy Davies, London, United Kingdom
Huck Magazine, interview and text by Alex King, London, United Kingdom
The Calvert Journal, Not quite forgotten, text by Kriti Bajaj, London, United Kingdom
Aesthetica Magazine, Notes for an Epilogue at The Photographers’ Gallery, York, United Kingdom
The Guardian, Postcards from the ruins, portfolio, London, United Kingdom
Flash Art, The Bikini Effect, text by Gábor Rieder, Milan, Italy
The Independent, interview by Gillian Orr, London, United Kingdom
Financial Times, text by Jamie Waters, London, United Kingdom
Photomonitor, interview by Sarah Allen, London, United Kingdom
The Telegraph, portfolio, London, United Kingdom
Prism Magazine, Notes for an Epilogue and Here, Anywhere, Dublin, Ireland

2014
Público, Fragmentos do misterioso mundo de Tamas Dezso, Lisbon, Portugal
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, portfolio, edited by Katharina Grieder, Zurich, Switzerland
De Standaard Magazine, portfolio, edited by Jan Desloover, Brussels, Belgium
Helsinki Photography Biennial book and catalogue, portfolio, Helsinki, Finland
British Journal of Photography, cover, portfolio, review by Colin Pantall, London, United Kingdom
Landscape Stories, Issue 15: Mountains, curated by Gianpaolo Arena, Treviso, Italy
My Modern Met, portfolio, text by Katie Hosmer, Los Angeles, United States
BLINK Magazine, published by ARam KIM, Seoul, South Korea
WIRED, Raw File, text by Doug Bierend, San Francisco, United States
Intro Magazine, text by Frederike Wetzels and Thomas Venker, Cologne, Germany
20 Minutos, Interview by Ánxel Grove, Barcelona, Spain
Our Age is Thirteen, text by Carole Coen, Paris, France
LensCulture, curated and edited by Jim Casper, Paris, France

2013
The Georgia Review, cover and portfolio, review by Jenny Gropp Hess, Athens, GA, United States
TurnOnArt, Ivory Press, interview by Ignacio Evangelista, Madrid, Spain
San Francisco Chronicle, exhibition review by Kenneth Baker, San Francisco, United States
American Photography 29, book cover and feature, New York, United States
TIME Magazine, LightBox, text by Andrew Katz, New York, United States
SF Weekly, exhibition review by Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco, United States
San Francisco Examiner, exhibition review by Lauren Gallagher, San Francisco, United States
The Fox is Black, text by Philip Kennedy, Los Angeles, United States
L1ghtb1tes, interview by Gyorgy Laszlo, London, United Kingdom
MutantSpace, text by Moray Mair, Cork City, Ireland
Business Insider, review by Harrison Jacobs, New York, United States
— Fubiz, Tamas Dezso Photography, portfolio, Paris, France
Internazionale, Epilogo Romeno, portfolio, Rome, Italy
GUP Magazine, text by Katherine Oktober Matthews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Notes on the Road, text by Karen Lo, New York, United States
Hungarian Art Photography in the New Millennium, book by Péter Baki, Budapest, Hungary
Journal Europa, text by Marc Desmaillet, Paris, France
Time Machine Magazine, Notes for an Epilogue, Sydney, Australia
PDN, Photo of the Day, New York, United States
Gente di Fotografia, exhibition review by Franco Carlisi, Rome, Italy
— il Post, La Romania che non si vede, portfolio, Milan, Italy
 APhF:13: Athens Photo Festival, Fluid Identities catalogue, Athens, Greece

2012
Prix Pictet book, Power, teNeues, London, United Kingdom
Mozgó Világ, exhibition review by Emese Kürti, Budapest, Hungary
PDN, The Curator, New York, United States
National Geographic, Visions, Washington,DC, United States
The New York Times, The 6th Floor, text by Gail Bichler, New York, United States
Daylight Magazine, interview by Kate Levy, New York, United States
Flash Art Hungary, interview and portfolio, Budapest, Hungary
LFI, Leica Magazine, portfolio, Berlin, Germany
Reporter ohne Grenzen, yearbook, photo editor: Barbara Stauss, Berlin, Germany
GEO Magazine, Hallig Oland, Hamburg, Germany

2011
TIME Magazine, text by Deirdre van Dyk, edited by Alexander Ho, New York, United States
Burn Magazine, portfolio, United States
Art Bay Area, exhibition review by Cherie Louise Turner, San Francisco, United States
Visual Art Source, exhibition review by Chérie Louise Turner, San Francisco, United States
The Wall Street Journal, text by Rebecca Horne, New York, United States
HotShoe Magazine, text by Bill Kouwenhoven, London, United Kingdom
The New Yorker, A Click Away: Review Santa Fe, written by Jessie Wender, New York, United States
Revizor, exhibition
review by Eva Ibos, Budapest, Hungary
Budapest Positive, catalogue, Hungarian House of Photography, Budapest, Hungary
The Daily Beast, The Dignity of Isolation at The Half King Gallery, New York, United States

2008
Present Continuous book, Visible Stories, edited by Gabriella Csizek, Budapest, Hungary

2006
Ojo de Pez, edited by Tina Ahrens, Madrid, Spain
 Józsefváros, book, published by Városháza Könyvek, Budapest, Hungary
PDN Photo Annual, Photo District News, New York, United States