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 award winning, fine art photographer from Budapest, Hungary. Having taught herself photo-editing at the age of 11, Borsi 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.
Borsi 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.
Borsi 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. And in 2020, Forbes awarded Borsi the 30 Under 30 for Europe Art & Culture.
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.
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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
Beck, Capitol Records
Elle King - Sony Records
Farha AIDS Foundation
Klara Festival Brussels
La Rose Des Vents
National Opera Paris
Paramount Pictures - Heathers
Trierenberg Super Circuit
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
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