Daniel Szalai, a Hungarian artist investigates the peculiar manifestations of human-animal relationships and reflects on societal, political and economic anomalies. He mixes different media in his artistic practice and also works with spatial installations.
Szalai studied photography at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, and he also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Design Theory.
Szalai is a member of the Carte Blanche Collective, the Studio of Young Artists’ Association and the Studio of Young Photographers, Hungary. He lives and works in Budapest.
Szalai has received a number of awards including the József Pécsi Photography Grant 2020; LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2019; Carte Blanche Award 2018, Paris Photo and won 1st prize at Budapest Portfolio Review 2018, Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest.
His projects have been included in a number of photo festivals including, PHOTOIS:RAEL, Tel Aviv, Israel; BredaPhoto, at the Yangzhou Cultural Centre, China; , Organ Vida Festival, Zagreb and Foto Wien Festival Centre, Vienna.