JOHANNA HULLÁR (HU, 1989)
Residency period: August 2023
Based in Zürich, Johanna Hullár is a Hungarian artist who explores themes of connection, intimacy, materiality, time, and perception in her practice. Working with video, photography, and 3D, and experimenting with installations, she investigates the possibilities of new still and moving images and plays with the surreality of real and generated objects to reflect on the question of the possible future of balance between man-made and natural materials, represented through a humorous and feminine prism.
In 2020, she completed her Master’s degree in Photography at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, receiving high recognition for her work. She also works on commissioned projects that align with her artistic vision, including a monthly column for NZZ Z magazine Style and campaigns for luxury brands such as IWC Schaffhausen, Akris, and Jelmoli. Her artwork is regularly exhibited on international platforms, including her solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Mannheim in 2021, the Swiss Design Awards at Art Basel in 2022, and a collaboration with Fujifilm Switzerland that same year.
Following her research based on the relationship between food, culture, and feminism, Hullár aims to investigate the processes of edibility, cultural practices, and contemporary rituals through a creative and critical lens. Fascinated by how objects create meanings depending on our subjective interpretation and context, Hullár will seek to challenge our perception by revisiting objects with charged meanings and shifting our interpretations via a creative representation.
Photo Johanna Hullár