Mátyás Misetics (1982) studied photography at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest and at the Berlin University of Arts. His doctoral study explores the relationship between space and human figures in staged photography – which is also the genre he has been active in since the beginning of his career in visual arts. Most of his works portray mysterious nocturnal moments of empty, outdoor urban spaces with the essential feature of artificial lights that break the darkness. The human figures of the images are characterized by static positioning and schematic depiction and therefore are transformed into simple symbols on par with the space around them.


THIRTYTHREE, group exhibition
@Breda Photo Festival
2020, Breda, NL

Dark Matter, solo exhibition
Várfok Project Room
2018, Budapest, HU

Echoes: City, Society, Conflict, & Self in Hungarian Photography
@Alma Gallery
2016, New York, USA

Milan Image Art Fair
(Várfok Gallery) group exhibit
@The Mall – Milano Porta Nuova
2016, Milan, IT

Pictures and Pixels
Photographic Art and Beyond – National Salon,

group exhibit
2015, Budapest, HU

UTOPIA, solo exhibition
@Várfok Galery
2014 Budapest, HU

Hungarian Photography in the New Millenium, group exhibition
@Hungarian National Gallery
2013, Budapest, HU

Art Paris Art Fair, group exhibition
(Varfok Gallery)
@Grand Palais,
2013, Paris, FR

Let’s Face It, group exhibition 
@Radiator Gallery
2013, New York, USA

Ansichtssache, group exhibition
@Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister
2012, Regensburg, DE

Memory Stones, solo exhibition
@Várfok Project Room

2012, Budapest, HU

Artificial Light, solo exhibition

2011, Łódź, PL

New York, Rio, Tokyo – group exhibition
@Inda Gallery

2011, Budapest, HU

Untitled Lights, solo exhibition
@Hungarian Cultural Center

2010, Prague, CZ

New life, New document, group exhibition
@Galerie Opera
2010, Ostrava, CZ

Untitled Lights, solo exhibition
@The City Gallery – Deák Collection
2009, Székesfehérvár, HU

Funkeho Kolin, group exhibition
@Photography Festival
2009, Kolin, CZ

Prague Biennale, group exhibition
@Karlin Hall,
2009, Prague, CZ

Regardez Moi / I’m back,
group exhibition
@Immanence Gallery
2009, Paris, FR

One Step Beyond, group exhibition
2009, Erlangen, DE

Art meeting, Die junge Kunst Europas, group exhibition
2006, Berlin, DE


The Nancy G. Brinker Collection / USA
Artothek – Art Collection of the Federal Ministry / AT
KDB Bank Collection / HU
K&H Bank Collection / HU
Private collections / USA, IT, FR, HU