Bio

Polish curator, photographer, lecturer and organizer of art events, as well as promoter of collecting photography in Poland. She graduated from the Institute of Creative Photography at the Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic (where she is currently doing a PhD) and Warsaw Technical University. She was in charge of the Collector’s Photography (Fotografia Kolekcjonerska) project – working as a curator and coordinator of exhibitions and auctions of distinguished Polish artists’ photographs (2010–2017). Co-author of the We Are All Photographers (Wszyscy Jesteśmy Fotografami) series. Scholar of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the City of Warsaw. Jury member in such contests as Young Creative Chevrolet, BZ WBK Press Foto, ShowOFF of Krakow Photomonth and Photographic Publication of the Year (Fotograficzna Publikacja Roku). Author of solo exhibitions and participant in numerous group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Publishes in magazines, newspapers and books. Her photographs can be found in private collections in Poland and abroad. Founder and owner of JEDNOSTKA – gallery and publishing house.

EDUCATION

2014 – … Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic (Institut tvůrčí fotografie, Slezská univerzita v Opavě) – doctoral studies

2014 Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University in Opava (Czech Republic, MA) – award for the best master’s thesis

2005 European Academy of Photography, Warsaw (Poland)

1999 Faculty of Production Engineering, Warsaw Technical University (Poland, MS)

BOOKS

2009 Polish Sumo

2005 Bike Power

2004 School

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 Polish Sumo, 2piR Gallery, Poznan (Poland)

2010 Polish Sumo, the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, Cracow (Poland)

2009 Polish Sumo, Japanese Art Gallery, Tarnowidz Festival, Tarnowskie Gory (Poland)

2009 Polish Sumo, Luksfera Gallery, Warsaw (Poland)

2008 Palace x 3, Art Photography Festival, Warsaw (Poland)

2005 Palace x 3, Palace of Culture and Science, exhibition in the programme of Walking Art Tour Project run by Warsaw Destination Alliance Foundation, Warsaw (Poland)

2005 Bike Power, Kuluary Gallery at Studio Gallery, Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw (Poland). Exhibition held under honorary patronage of Dutch Embassy in Poland and in the programme of Art Photography Festival.

2004 School, Luksfera Gallery, Warsaw (Poland)

2003 Rehearsal, Stara Prochoffnia Gallery, Warsaw (Poland)

CHOSEN GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 25 let Institutu tvůrčí fotografie, Dům umění, Opava (Czech Republic)

2014 Světlo jinak III, Muzeum umění Olomouc (Czech Republic)

2012 Sport in Art, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Cracow (Poland)

2012 I, You, We, FF Gallery, Lodz (Poland)

2012 Street Photography Now, Pauza Gallery, Cracow (Poland)

2012 Já, ty, my, Dům umění, Opava (Czech Republic)

2011/2012 Street Photography Now, Gallery at the Museum of Printing, Warsaw (Poland)

2010-2011 Opava School of Photography. 20 Years of the Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University in Opava, series of exhibitions in: Brno, Prague (Czech Republic), Oxford (Great Britain), Cologne (Germany), Bratislava (Slovakia), Ostrava, Liberec (Czech Republic), Warsaw (Poland), Vilnius (Lithuania)

2010 The Promised City, Polish-German project run by Polish Intitute in Berlin and Goethe Institute in Warsaw, Piramal Gallery (NCPA), Mumbai (India)

2010 The Promised City, 1500m2 Gallery, Warsaw (Poland)

2010 The Promised City, Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin (Germany)

2008 1st Photodocument Festival, Poznan (Poland)

2006 Dialogs, Luksfera Gallery, Warsaw (Poland)

2005 Warsaw, Wola Park, House of Photography Society exhibition in the programme of Walking Art Tour Project run by Warsaw Destination Alliance Foundation, Warsaw (Poland)

2005 I am from Praga, multimedia show of Praga citizens’ portraits, 2005 Praga Meetings with Culture Festival, Warsaw (Poland)

2005 FOTOFESTIWAL International Festival of Photography, Lodz (Poland)

2005 fotogrEAFie, WOZOWNIA Art Gallery, Torun (Poland)

2004 Women from the Hague and Warsaw, Polish edition of the exhibition shown in the Hague, Stara Prochoffnia Gallery, Warsaw (Poland)

2004 Warsaw at Home, exhibition of members of House of Photography Society, Warsaw (Poland)

2003 Boris Ejfman in Poland, Miedzyzdroje Film Festival (Poland)

2003 The Man, inaugaration exhibition of House of Photography Society, Strefa Gallery, Warsaw (Poland)

2003 FOTOFESTIWAL International Festival of Photography, Lodz (Poland)

2003 Women from the Hague and Warsaw, City Library, The Hague (Holland)

2001-2002 Warsaw, galleries and cultural centres on Sachalin (Russia)

CURATORIAL EXHIBITIONS

2017 THINGS. The object in Polish photography, 18th edition of the Fotografia Kolekcjonerska project, Starmach Gallery as a part of the Cracow Photomonth festival – MYSIA 3, Warsaw (Poland)

2017 Don’t bite your lips. You have blood on them already, ShowOFF section of the Cracow Photomonth festival (Poland). Artists: Terje Abusdal, Jan Cieślikiewicz, Polina Karpova, Lucie Khahoutian, Flor Maesen, Viacheslav Poliakov, Kaja Rata, Karolina Wojtas. Curators: Krzysztof Pijarski, Szymon Rogiński, Katarzyna Sagatowska, Salvatore Vitale

2016 BEYOND A PORTRAIT. The Person in Polish Photography, 16th edition of the Fotografia Kolekcjonerska project, MYSIA 3, Warsaw (Poland)

2016 Weather Permitting, EGO Gallery, Poznań (Poland). Artist: Rafał Milach

2015 15th edition of the Fotografia Kolekcjonerska project, MYSIA 3, Warsaw (Poland)

2015 WE HAVE TIME, andel’s Hotel, Lodz (Poland). Artists: Karolina Breguła, Monika Drożyńska, Rafał Milach, Joanna Piotrowska

2015 VIEWS. Landscape in Polish Photography, 14th edition of the Fotografia Kolekcjonerska project, Leica Gallery Warszawa – FOTOFESTIWAL International Festival of Photography, Lodz (Poland)

2014 13th edition of the Fotografia Kolekcjonerska project, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (Poland)

2014 UNCOVERING. The Body in Polish Photography, 12th edition of the Fotografia Kolekcjonerska project, Leica Gallery Warszawa – FOTOFESTIWAL International Festival of Photography, Lodz (Poland)

2013 11th edition of the Fotografia Kolekcjonerska project, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (Poland)

2012 10th edition of the Fotografia Kolekcjonerska project, DAP Gallery, Warsaw (Poland)

2011 9th edition of the Fotografia Kolekcjonerska project, DAP Gallery, Warsaw (Poland)

2010 8th edition of the Fotografia Kolekcjonerska project, Senatorska Gallery, Warsaw (Poland)

2005 fotogrEAFie, WOZOWNIA Art Gallery, Torun (Poland)

EVENTS

2017 Personal Portrait, or Close Encounter with… Artists: Filip Ćwik, Magda Hueckel, Jacek Poremba, Andrzej Świetlik, in the framework of the WE ARE ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS series, Studio Theatre, Warsaw (Poland)

2017 SUMMER CINEMA VOL. 3 WE ARE ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS, Plac Defilad, Warsaw (Poland)

2017 WE ARE ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS IN CRACOW VOL. 1, FORUM Przestrzenie, in the framework of the Cracow Photomonth festival (Poland)

2017 WE ARE ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS VOL. 7, barStudio at Studio Theatre, Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw (Poland)

2016 WE ARE ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS VOL. 6, barStudio at Studio Theatre, Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw (Poland)

2016 SUMMER CINEMA VOL. 2 WE ARE ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS, Plac Defilad, Warsaw (Poland)

2016 WE ARE ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS VOL. 5, barStudio at Studio Theatre, Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw (Poland)

2015 WE ARE ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS VOL. 4, barStudio at Studio Theatre, Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw (Poland)

2015 Private Portrait, or Close Encounter with Andrzej Świetlik, in the framework of the WE ARE ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS series, WARSawy Theatre, Warsaw (Poland)

2015 SUMMER CINEMA VOL. 1 WE ARE ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS, Warsaw, Cracow, Poznań, Katowice (Poland)

2015 WE ARE ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS VOL. 3, barStudio at Studio Theatre, Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw (Poland)

2014 WE ARE ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS VOL. 2, barStudio at Studio Theatre, Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw (Poland)

2014 WE ARE ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS VOL. 1, barStudio at Studio Theatre, Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw (Poland)

AWARDS

2009 First prize in the Tea and the City competition organised by National Geographic Traveler magazine and Dilmah

2004 First prize in the Bicycles in photographs competition organised by the City of Cracow for the triptych of photographs from the Bike Power series.

2003 First prize in the ‘culture’ category in the 2003 edition of the Newsreportaż photographic competition organised by Newsweek Polska for the School series.