Hunor Tóth (b.2000) is a visual artist from Romania, currently residing in Hungary. He is a graduate student of the Photography MA programme at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest. In his artistic practice Hunor focuses on rural life and its various aspects. He is interested in exploring and documenting rural life through photography, examining how rural communities are redefining, adapting and changing in the face of contemporary challenges.
Strange Times and Improbable Encounters
group exhibition / 2023, Bastion of Tanners, Tg. Mureș (RO)
Escaping from Reality
group exhibition / 2023, Nyolcésfél, Budapest (HU)
Art Market Budapest
MOME booth / 2022, Bálna, Budapest (HU)
SELECTION OF WORKS
Narratives of Uncertainty (2022-)
Between the Church and the Abbys (2022)
a selection from the project
Work on the 2023 Școala de Acasă, Hundorf residency programme, focusing on the dynamics of village communities and intergenerational relations. The main pillar of the project is the analysis of the relations with religion.
I've been here before, but they don't know me (2022)
2022- . Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest Photography MA
At home in Hundorf
artist residency / 2023, Hundorf (RO)
2019-2022. Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania Film, Photography and Media BA
2021. Makovecz mobility
DIPLOMA SHOW 2022
group exhibition / 2022, IOMO Gallery, Bucharest (RO)
First Cut IV.
group exhibition / 2021, Univ. Sapientia, Cluj-Napoca (RO)
I've been here before, but they don't know me
solo exhibition / 2022, Tranzit House, Cluj-Napoca (RO)
First Cut V.
group exhibition / 2022, Univ. Sapientia, Cluj-Napoca (RO)
A village can be defined in several ways. It can be an agricultural place, a form of settlement smaller than a town, a place with limited autonomy, or even a geographical term, but perhaps what most distinguishes them from towns and other forms of settlement is the tight-knit community, shared history, cultural tradition and a deep sense of identity.
In rural families, older generations passed on knowledge of farming, agriculture and other rural activities to younger generations. This tradition involved not only passing on professional knowledge, but also passing on community values, village life and local culture.
In my ongoing project, I’m exploring how different generations relate to each other during this period of change, and I’m looking for answers to the question of what exactly village, village identity and place (home) means to my generation.
Three years ago, I moved from my home village to a bigger city to earn my bachelor’s degree. As I approach the end of my studies, I cannot get past the fact that I’ll soon be returning to my home village, closing a chapter of my life. Confronted with the fact that the people there are a rather closed community, where art is not recognised and considered a profession, it was an interesting question to me what it would be like to return and live my daily life there again.
I would like to play with the idea of returning, to find an answer to the question of whether reintegration is even possible, and if so, how this process will be.