Small Budapest Photography & Art Galleries
January 20, 2019
Budapest is a hub for arts, Photography and design, and the best way to go out and experience the city’s living and breathing arts scene is to explore some of the smaller galleries. While Hungarian National Gallery can give you an overview of Hungarian art history, delve more into the contemporary photography scene in Budapest.
Set on Klauzál Tér, the Chimera Projekt delivers a varied selection of Central Eastern European art from the avant-garde to more conservative styles. The small gallery founded in 2013 by Swiss-Hungarian duo Patrick Urwyler and Boglárka Mittich specialises in artists on an international level including artists from Hungary and the surrounding countries.
Location: Chimera Project, Klauzál square 5.
BUDAPEST ART FACTORY
Budapest Art Factory is a unique space. Its collective of Hungarian artists have set up their painting studios inside an old, dilapidated factory in the city suburbs from spring to autumn. While the BAF hold exhibitions and events, the artworks can be seen by appointment. Usually the Budapest Art Factory also brings in an artist of residence for a month from abroad.
Location: Budapest Art Factory, XIII district, Vizafogó street 2.
RESIDENT ART BUDAPEST
Tucked up in an apartment on Andrássy Avenue, Resident Art Budapest is not only a gallery, but also organises art tours round the city, so if you need a guide to the best kept secrets in the Budapest contemporary art scene, these are your guys. The showroom was established to showcase contemporary Hungarian artists, particularly those who are up and coming, but it also serves as an artistic base from which to start the tours.
Location: Resident Art Budapest, VI district, Andrássy street 33.
BUDAPEST ART QUARTER
On the other end of the city, in the Budafok neighborhood, Budapest Art Quarter is an impressive set up in an old brewery. Similar to Budapest Art Factory, the Budapest Art Quarter is a collective of artists, occasionally hosting events and vernissages to showcase the group’s, or guest artists’, work. The space itself is also impressive, making it worth the while to visit.
Location: Budapest Art Quarter, XXII district, Nagytétényi street 48-50.