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Réka Bohus

What remains


When artist Réka Bohus was still a child, both of her parents were taken by long-term illnesses after futile efforts to overcome them. Her project What remains (2019–2020) is an attempt to work through her loss and grief, as well as anchor her long-lasting emotional struggle to a space and time in history.

Réka Bohus, What remains, 2019–2020. Courtesy of the artist.
Réka Bohus, What remains, 2019–2020. Courtesy of the artist.

Réka Bohus, What remains, 2019–2020. Courtesy of the artist.



Bohus uses photography to work through the loss and its effects on the present, and as a tool of remembrance and memory preservation, as a sort of therapy. The starting point of the What remains series is a collection of dailies that were printed on the day she was born, gifted to her by her brother. Onto each page, she is placing object compositions, symbols or drawings, which in some way function as nostalgic reminders of her past or as if they are uncovering an awareness of a certain situation in her current life.

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Réka Bohus, What remains, 2019–2020. Courtesy of the artist.
Réka Bohus (1992) is an artist based in Budapest, Hungary who received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography at the University of Kaposvár. Her works have been presented in several group and solo exhibitions in Hungary (Capa Center, Hybridart Space, TOBE Gallery). She is represented by TOBE Gallery in Budapest. She is interested in abstract, geometric, and collage art. In her works, she usually seeks the connection between the mediums of photography and painting.