In her recent work, Mónika Sziládi explores the distorted boundaries between the contingent and the constructed as she digitally manipulates candid photographs to reflect the exhibitionist noise and privacy erosion of today's technologically-enhanced environment and social sphere.
Sziládi was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary and lives in New York. She holds an MFA in Photography from Yale (2010) and a Maitrise in Art History and Archaeology from Sorbonne, Paris (1997). She was a resident at LMCC's 2014–2015 Workspace Residency program, a 2013 resident at the La Napoule Art Foundation in France, a 2012-2013 resident at Smack Mellon, and in 2008 she received the Gesso Foundation Fellowship to attend Skowhegan. She is a winner of The Philadelphia Museum of Art Photography Competition (2010), a recipient of the Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship (2010), a Juror’s Pick by Julie Saul and Alec Soth, Work-in-Progress Prize, Daylight/CDS Photo Awards (2010), the recipient of Humble Arts' Fall 2012 New Photography Grant, and the 2015 Center Awards Curator's Choice. Selected exhibitions include Point of Purchase, DUMBO Arts Center, NYC (2006); Lost and Found, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany (2007); Market Forces, Carriage Trade Gallery, NYC and Galerie Erna Hecey, Brussels (2009); US Featured Exhibition, Flash Forward Festival, Toronto (2010); 31 Women in Art Photography, Hasted Kraeutler, NYC. (2012); Ready for My Close-up, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA (2013); Wide Receivers & Tight Ends, Smack Mellon, NYC (2014); Queens International, NYC (2016), For Ever More Images?, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, Greece (2019). Her work is in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ottawa Art Gallery, and the Center For Creative Photography at The University of Arizona.