Mihály Stefanovicz (b.1991, Hungary) is a visual artist, whose practise is predominantly based upon photo imagery and video work. After a short period spent in Munich (G) and Portsmouth (GB), in 2011 Mihály settled in The Hague (NL) for eight years, where he completed his bachelor degree at Royal Academy of Arts.  After graduation, he spent one year assisting Paul Kooiker in Amsterdam.


He was trained in the craft of traditional photography, focusing on studio photography. Subsequently Mihály began to experiment with an action-based approach: He had engaged in a walking performance for a month, - took repetitive portraits of himself in a photo booth daily for three months, - kept taking pictures of passing aeroplanes with his phone for a year. Eventually, he reduced the camera to be solely a tool of documentation. The act of repetition became the central element of his practice. Later on, he turned towards appropriated imagery, which still is a substantial part of his work. In August 2016 he attended the artist in residence program of Listastofan Art Space in Reykjavik.


In the 2019 Mihály has moved to Norway, where his focus shifted from static images to video work. Without prior experience in this medium, which he considers an advantage, he has started to produce uncut footage, that is shot in- and represents "real-time".


He gained his MA degree at Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art in 2020.  Currently, he lives and works in Tromsø.



Mihály Stefanovicz


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