Viola Fátyol
assistant lecturer, supervisor
Photography BA
assistant lecturer
Photography MA
assistant lecturer
Photography MA in English
assistant lecturer
Doctoral School

Viola Fátyol is a photographer and visual artist. She was born in Debrecen, and currently lives and works in Budapest. She first studied at the Eszterházy Károly College in Eger, where she was introduced to photography as an artistic medium. She graduated from MOME in 2011 with a degree in photography, and in 2012 she became a certified teacher of visual and environmental culture. She was a student at the Doctoral School between 2012 and 2015 and is currently a doctoral candidate. Since 2012, she has been teaching at MOME, first as a lecturer at the Visual and Environmental Culture Department of the Institute for Theoretical Studies, then at the Photography Department of the Media Institute, where she has been teaching ever since. Her teaching career and her work as an artist are equally important to her, and she cannot imagine one without the other.

Fields of education
visual communication
history and theory of photography, creative methodology


In her art she focuses on conceptual photography, and her works are mainly project-based. Her photographic methods include both staged photography and documentary approaches. Since the beginning of her career she has always been interested in how photography and other artistic fields such as land art, performance and participatory art, overlap.
The starting point of her works is usually a personal experience, a memory or a personal life event. However, the projects open up the personal to explore more universal issues. In this way her works include an analysis of family relationships, the themes of ageing and the treatment of childbirth and motherhood, among other things.
She has been actively exhibiting since the beginning of her career. She has received the József Pécsi Photography and Gyula Derkovits Fine Arts Scholarships, and in 2016, she was awarded the Robert Capa Photography Grand Prize Hungary. She is the winner of the 2017 Budapest Portfolio Review Best Portfolio Award. She is a mother of two.

Awards, recognition

Robert Capa Photography Grand Prize Hungary 2016

Gyula Derkovits Fine Arts Scholarship 2017, 2018, 2019

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