Graduation Semester MDP
Péter Forgács is a media artist and independent filmmaker, Budapest. Since 1978 he has made more than forty films and media installations. His international debut came with The Bartos Family (1988). Since then he has received several major international festival awards.
Forgács is best known for the "Private Hungary" series of award-winning films based on European home movies from the 1920s and 1980s, which document ordinary lives that were soon to be ruptured by an extraordinary historical trauma that occurs off screen.
In 2000-2001, as artist in residence at The Getty Museum/Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, he created - in collaboration with The Labyrinth Project (USC) - The Danube Exodus installation. His video and works can be found in several museums and public collections around the world.
In 2007 Forgács was awarded with the most prestigious Dutch Erasmus Prize for his notable contributions to European culture. In 2009 Péter Forgács represented Hungary at the Venice Biennale, exhibiting the Col Tempo - The W. Project installation.