Flora Borsi

BIOGRAPHY

ABOUT FLORA BORSI

Born: 1993: Budapest, Hungary

Education: Bachelors Degree of Arts in Photography, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest

Flora Borsi is an accomplished young, fine art photographer from Budapest, Hungary. (Forbes 30 Under 30, Europe Art & Culture, 2020). Having taught herself photo-editing at the age of 11, Flora uses masterful photo manipulation to create surreal images that are thematically focused on identity, relationships, emotions and dreams. Her immaculate technique and subtle conceptual ideas create beautiful evocations of universal emotions, from lust and desire to despair and loss.

Flora at once captures the complex strength and fragility of the human psyche. She expertly visualizes dark fantasies and atmospheric dreams, utilizing the uncanny and clever metaphor, while unlocking what it means to think, feel, dream and express in the urban world. Her work often features the female body and she plays with hiding and revealing the eyes or face to leave only the feminine form, exploring questions of female representation and the relationship between body and self. 

Flora has exhibited internationally with solo exhibitions in Europe and the USA, and has most notably taken part in the “Continental Shift” group exhibition at Saatchi Gallery. She has also exhibited at the Louvre, France.

Her ethereal aesthetic has won multiple art prizes and garnered critical acclaim from press including The Guardian’s Observer and BBC Culture. Her artwork was the face of Adobe Photoshop in 2014.


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THE GIRL WHO COULD TURN HERSELF INTO ANYTHING: FLORA BORSI

Floating fish. An orchid for an eye. Feathery hair. Welcome to the world of Hungarian freelance visual artist and photographer, Flora Borsi. With a surrealist touch, Flora uses her own life, memories, and emotions to execute superbly manipulated images featuring her as the main subject. Transforming every bit of her appearance for her ongoing self-portrait series, Flora used the X1D-50c to capture her latest flora and fauna inspired creations.

 

FEATURED IN

Adobe

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Photoshop

Advanced Photoshop Magazine

BBC Culture

Beautiful Bizarre Magazine

COMPLEX Magazine

CNN

Daily Mirror

Design Collector

ELLE Magazine

FeatureShoot

Forbes

Gizmodo

Glamour Magazine

Hasselblad

IGNANT

InspireFirst

Juxtapoz Magazine

La Repubblica

Le Parisien

Marie Claire

Mashable

MSN

My Modern Metropolis

Oakland Press

PetaPixel

Philosophie Magazine

ProBlog Magazine

Saatchi Art

TAXCOLLECTION

The Daily Mail

The Guardian

The Huffington Post

The Observer

The Wall Street Journal

This Is Colossal

Yahoo

VICE 

 

SELECT CLIENTS & PROJECTS

Adobe & Lee Hirsh - The Bully Project

Adobe Photoshop 25 Under 25

Adobe Photoshop CC Splash Screen 2014

Adobe Make it on Mobile Workshop in NYC

Adobe Creative Cloud Identity Artwork 2018

ABC Studios

Beck, Capitol Records

BenQ

Budapest Airport 

Duda Brack

Elle King - Sony Records

Farha AIDS Foundation

Hasselblad

Klara Festival Brussels

La Rose Des Vents

National Opera Paris

Paramount Pictures - Heathers

Péterfy Bori

Profoto

Philosophie Magazine

Trierenberg Super Circuit

 

EXHIBITIONS

2012 Budapest, Hungary, Solo Exhibition, Nivelco Trade Center

2014 Detroit, United States, Solo Exhibition, Museum Of Photography and New Media (MONA)

2014 Istanbul, Turkey, Solo Exhibition "Pieces of my mind", ART350 Gallery

2014 London, United Kingdom, Group Exhibition "Continental Shift", Saatchi Gallery

2014 London, United Kingdom, Group Exhibition "Flesh", Leontia Gallery

2014 Linz, Austria, Group Exhibition "Trierenberg Super Circuit's Best Works"

2014 Budapest, Hungary, Group Exhibition, "Grand Opening" at Mono Art & Design

2015 Istanbul, Turkey, Art Fair, Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, ART350 Gallery

2014 Toronto, Canada, Group Exhibition "A World of Circus Art Exhibition"

2015 Budapest, Hungary, Solo Exhibition, Kaptár

2015 Bogotá, Colombia, Group Exhibition "International Biennial of Photography, Fotografica Bogota by Foto MUSEO"

2015 Detroit, United States, Group Exhibition, "Selfie Show", Museum Of Photography and New Media (MONA)

2015 Istanbul, Turkey, Group Exhibition "YAZ", ART350 Gallery

2015 Paris, France, Exposure Award's collection, The Louvre

2015 Budapest, Hungary, Solo Exhibition "DETROIT", Art Market Budapest

2015 Los Angeles, United States, Group Exhibition "Adobe 25 under 25"

2016 Istanbul, Turkey, Solo Exhibition "Universe of Imagination" ART350 Gallery

2016 London, United Kingdom, Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition

2016 Ningbo, China, Group Exhibition, Representing Hungary "Culture and Art Festival"

2016 Ibiza, Spain, Group Exhibition "Universo de Belleza", P Art Ibiza

2016 New York, United States, Group Exhibition "Ephemeral" curated by TAX Collection at Guy Hepner Gallery

2016 Shanghai, China, Solo Exhibition, Hungarian Cultural Week organized by Consulate General of Hungary in Shanghai 

2016 Cologne, Germany, Photo Kina, Representing Tecco Paper

2016 Linz, Austria, Group Exhibition "Trierenberg Super Circuit's Best Works"

2016 Budapest, Hungary, Solo Exhibition at Profi Foto Exhibition

2017 Shanghai, China, Solo Exhibition "V4 Day" organized by Consulate General of Hungary in Shanghai 

2017 Brussels, Belgium, Group Exhibiton "Brussels Photo Festival", Hangar Art Center

2017 Istanbul, Türkey, Art Fair "Contemporary Istanbul", Anna Laudel Gallery

2017 Stuttgart, Germany, Group Exhibition "Fumes and Perfumes"

2018 Paris, France, Group Exhibition, "Ethereal", Image Nation

2018 Milan, Italy, Group Exhibition "Milano Photo week x Paratissima", Image Nation

2018 Huangshan, China, Group Exhibition "Yixian International Photography Festival" 

2018 Huaiyin, China, Group Exhibition "2nd Lang Jingshan Cup China, New Pictorial Photography Biennale"

2018 Monaco, Group Exhibition, "Exposition Magyars", Hungarian Consulate in Monaco

2018 Los Angeles, United States, Adobe Max Keynote, Adobe Creative Cloud

2019 London, United Kingdom, Group Exhibition "Stolen Hearts", M&C Saatchi

2019 Sao Paulo, Brazil, Art Fair "SP Arte", GWS Gallery

2019 Paris, France, Group Exhibition "Ethereal" by Image Nation, Galerie Joseph Turenne

2019 Shanghai, China, Group Exhibition "When Art Comes To Life" Duolun MoMA

2019 Budapest, Hungary, Solo show, WORLD PRESS PHOTO - "Guest Exhibition", National Museum of Hungary

2020 Budapest, Hungary, Group show at The Mexican Embassy of Hungary

 

AWARDS

2002 Images for Earth Fifth International Edition, Drawing Contest - 3rd prize

2008 National Photography Award by NFÜ - 1st prize

2012 PictureCompete International Photography Award "The Family" -  Honorable mentioned

2014 Trierenberg Super Circuit  International Photography Award - Gold medal of excellence

2014 World of Circus International Art Contest - Finalist in three categories

2015 Exposure Award, Portraiture Collection

2015 Digital Photo Pro, The Face Contest, Finalist

2016 LG SmartWorld, Wallpaper Contest, Finalist

2016 Sony World Photography Awards, Commended, Enchanced category

2016 Trierenberg Super Circuit International Photography Award - Gold medals of excellence

2020 Forbes 30 Under 30