Andi Galdi Vinko, is an internationally acclaimed artist working in photography.
She studied visual arts at Moholy Nagy University of Art in Budapest and at Esag Penninghen in Paris and art history and aesthetics at ELTE in Budapest.
Her work draws visual analogies between intensely personal and intimate experiences of motherhood and womanhood and universal human experiences of coming of age, ageing, loss, and the conflict between western and eastern European ideologies.
Using both staged and documentary photography, Andi GV is a vivid visual storyteller who assembles her snapshots into unconventional and unexpected narratives, juxtapositions that are playful and humorous but also elicit pathos and absurdity, often published in the form of zines or editorials.
Elisabeth Biondi, a former director of photography at The New Yorker, wrote of Andi Galdi Vinko's photographic style: “It captures the underlying quest in her photographic pursuits – to record the general unease experienced by people of her generation as well as their pleasures and joys.”
Andi GV has been commissioned and published in magazines such as: FT Weekend, Apollo Magazine, Wallpaper, The Guardian, The Observer, Zeit Magazine, Volkstrant Magazine, M Le Monde, Die Zeit, El Pais, i-D, Dazed, Vice, The New Yorker, Tate etc, among others.
Her recently published book (Sorry I Gave Birth I Disappeared But Now I’m Back, Trolleybooks, London) was launched at Unseen Amsterdam, at Paris Photo at Ruptures Associes, at TJ Boulting Gallery in London, and at Bildband in Berlin with Felix Hoffman.
Her personal work has been exhibited internationally in group and solo shows. Recent exhibitions include: I won't be an egg which you would crack in a hurry for the world, Dat Bolwerckt, Zutphen; LIBERTY, EQUALITY, SORORITY, SENSUALITY
Perspectives on the Female ExperienceRobert Capa Center; My Obvious Presence curated by Kata Oltai, Erika Deak Gallery, Budapest; Birth at TJ Boulting, London; Golden Boundaries, Robert Capa Center; Go Straight Until You find The Sea, KGold Temporary Gallery, Lesvos; Variations of Reality, Circulations – Fetart, MAC, Paris
Text by Charlotte Jansen
In Budapest Represented by Deák Erika Gallery
Member of KINOPRAVDA