SHIFTERS WINS PHOTOESPANA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK OF THE YEAR!!!!
YUHUUUU! SHIFTERS awarded "the Premio al Mejor Libro de Fotografía del Ano" at PHOTOESPANA!! So happy and grateful for this.
HYBRIDS IN THE GUARDIAN TOP 5 EXHIBITIONS OF PHOTOESPANA!
Our show "HYBRIDS. FORGING NEW REALITIES AS COUNTER-NARRATIVE" has been chosen by The Guardian as one of Top 5 shows in the festival this year!
SPECIAL MENTION AT PHOTOGRAPHIC PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR!
SHIFTERS gets a special mention at the POLISH PHOTOGRAPHIC PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR! Thank you!
FOTOFESTIVAL ŁÓDŹ/ EXHIBITION "COEXIST: LIBERTY, EQUALITY, BIODIVERSITY"
I am very happy to be part of this beautiful and important show about multispecis coexsitence & community curated by Krzysztof Candrowicz at FOTOFESTIVAL 2022 at Art_Inkubator. Proud to be amongst amazing artists: Mishka Henner, Diana Lelonek, Daniel Szalai, Sheng-Wen Lo, Francesca Todde, ZOEpolis Collective (Agata Szydłowska, Małgorzata Gurowska). You can visit the exhibition until June 26th!
EXHIBITION AT ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL!
SHIFTERS got invited to the main exhibition of ATHENS PHOTO FESTIVAL at Benaki Museum in Athens ! The show is on view from June 8 till July 24.
PHOTOESPANA SHOW: "HYBRIDS. FORGING NEW REALITIES AS COUNTER-NARRATIVE"
Presenting SHIFTERS in this strong and amazing group show in the frames of PHOTOESPANA 2022, curated by Marina Paulenka, and supported by Futures Photography. Proud to share the show with Maija Savolainen, Carlos Alba, Hien Hoang, Emily Graham, Eva Kreuger, Alexey Shlyk, Valeria Cherchi, Io Sivertsen, Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond Skeaping and Jean Vincent Simonet. You can see it at CentroCentro Cibeles in Madrid until September 25!
SHIFTERS AT BELFAST PHOTO FESTIVAL!
What a busy time! We are going to another solo show very soon: SHIFTERS | 3 - 30 June at Belfast Photo Festival. A completely new design for the exhibition and showcase in beautiful Botanic Gardens of Belfast!!!
SHIFTERS BOOK ON PHOTOESPANA SHORTLIST!!!
Exciting news from Madrid: SHIFTERS are nominated for the Award for Best Photography Book of the Year at PHOTOESPANA !! Yey.
EXHIBITION AT PHOTOLUX 2022!
Finally, I can tell you that my project LOVE THAT DARE NOT SPEAK ITS NAME, which reflects on the importance of queer biographies and their relevance for us today, will be exhibited in the wonderful PHOTOLUX FESTIVAL "You Can Call it Love" in Lucca in Italy, from 21 May till 12 June 2022!
BERLIN SHOW: FLAMINGOS IN THE WINTERTIME
After a 6-month artist residency at Urban Nation Berlin our group show "Reflecting Migration" is still on show at Buelow90 gallery in Berlin. You can check out more about the project and listen to me at the FRESH AIR #6 PAGE!
SHIFTERS IN PHOTOESPANA!
Very happy to share the news that our group show curated by Marina Paulenka: Hybrids. Forging new realities as counter-narrative will be shown in the official program of PHotoESPANA (3.06 - 22.08. 2022) in CenterCenter, Plaza de Cibeles, 1, 28014, Madrid! Powered by Futures.
NEXT SUNDAY IN FILM FESTIVAL IN ATHENS!
NEXT SUNDAY will compete in ENVIRONMENT AND ARCHITECTURE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION at Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival in Greece in June!
WE ARE IN CONTEMPORARY LYNX PAPER ISSUE!
Yes, SHIFTERS and me are featured in the brand ne issue 1 (17) of CONTEMPORARY LYNX MAGAZINE: ANIMALS! Thank you Patrycja Głusiec for the great conversation and much love to the team.
FIRST NEWS FROM FOTOFESTIVAL ŁÓDŹ!
Very excited to share with you first news from Fotofestiwal! This year's edition will focus on community and its potential to overcome patriarchy, wars, violence (of course in the context of the ongoing crisis in Belarus and war in Ukraine), and I will be part of the exhibition COEXIST: FREEDOM, EQUALITY, BIODIVERSITY that will propose extended ideas of inter-species communities. Stay tuned!
ARTICLE AND AUDIO GUIDE FOR CIRCULATION(S)!
Clara Chalou from the Collectif Fetart gives a beautiful guided tour of 6 selected projects, including #SHIFTERS, from FESTIVAL CIRCULATION(S). You can read and listen at 9LIVES MAGAZINE: 12me édition du Festival Circulation(s). Visite guidée par Clara Chalou
VIDEO INTERVIEW FOR FRANCE CULTURE!
I had a great pleasure to record this interview ABOUT SHIFTERS during the opening days of FESTIVAL CIRCULATION(S) in Paris! Check this out at FRANCE CULTURE.
SHIFTERS IN PARIS SUBWAY!
Amazing to see big format images of my project SHIFTERS in Paris subway as part of FESTIVAL CIRCULATION(S)!
OPENING WEEKEND OF CIRCULATION(S) FESTIVAL IN PARIS!!!
Together with SHIFTERS we invite you for the marvelous opening weekend of CIRCULATION(S) on the 2-3 of April 2022!! Exciting stuff coming up. The festival will take place until 29th of May 2022.
INTERVIEW IN PRZEKRÓJ!
I had a great pleasure of a long talk with Berenika Steinberg about SHIFTERS for PRZEKRÓJ MAGAZINE.
INTERVIEW IN DWUTYGODNIK!
Thank you Monika Stelmach for the conversation on wars, animals and spying. You can read it at DWUTYGODNIK: NIEOPOWIEDZIANA HISTORIA
CIRCULATION(S) ET RATP!
Thrilled to share with you the news that from February 23rd until May 27th #SHIFTERS go out into the world and are showing in 7 Parisian metro stations as LARGE FORMAT PRESENTATIONS, namely: Hôtel de Ville, La Chapelle, Montparnasse, Saint-Denis - Porte de Paris, Pyramides, Charles de Gaulle - Etoile, and Nation, amongst four other amazing artists (Federico Estol, Elisabeth Gomes Barradas, Sari Soininen, Silvia Rosi)!!!
TAMPERE FILM FESTIVAL 2022
Wow! NEXT SUNDAY is screening in the official programme of one of the biggest & most prestigious film festivals in the world in the Special Screening URBAN SCENES ! And this time I am going to Finland as well!
Check out this new talk (in Polish) with lots of questions from Bogna Świątkowska and Łukasz Harat (LOVE) in the frames of #MIASTOCZYTANIE by antyRAMA and Fundacja Bęc Zmiana!
RADIO SHOW !
Invited by Alexander Komarov and ABA (Air Berlin Alexanderplatz) together with my collaborative group (Jarek Downar, Mieke Strand, Susanne Lambert, Giulia Palombino, Iulia Fronea, Sam Krosny) we recorded an experimental radio show safeNsound around a collaborative project & exhibition I have been working on for the last months. It was lost of fun!
EXHIBITION IN FORT MOKOTOW !!!
For a long time I dreamt of showing my work in INSTITUTE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY FORT in Warsaw. I have a great pelasure to invite you for my exhibition SHIFTERS / ZMIENNOKSZTAŁTNE opening on the 20th of January, 2022, in that very special place. Come, join us and the very rich program of amazing events!!
SHIFTERS IN FOTOPOLIS PLEBISCITE
My artist book SHIFTERS is nominated as Best Photo Publication of the year for which you can vote online in FOTOPOLIS PLEBISCITE !
FESTIVAL CIRCULATION(S) !!!
Ok, I have to admit here, that showing my work at Circulation(s) has been on my dream list for some time now :D So you can imagine how happy I am that it will happen in 2022!!! I have been invited to show at 12th EDITION OF THE FESTIVAL IN PARIS alongside some amazing artists <3 Much love to the best Collectif Fetart.
NOMINATION TO PASZPORTY POLITYKI ART AWARD!
Now it is official - as Archive of Public Protests (APP) we are nominated to PASZPORTY POLITYKI AWARD in VISUAL ARTS category! I want to dedicate this nomination to all the people who have been on the streets, protesting, for many years now, fighting for a better world, human rights, women rights, lgbtqia+ rights, refugee rights, justice. Power to the people! Also big congrats to amazing nominated artists: Jana Shostak, Mikołaj Sobczak, and Grzegorz Uzdański!!
NEXT SUNDAY WINS AFRAGOLA FILM FESTIVAL !
So happy and proud that NEXT SUNDAY won BEST FILM AWARD in Italy, again. Thank you Afragola Film Festival and the Jury!
NOTES NA 6 TYGODNI
SHIFTERS & me in a curious & thorough talk with Bogna Świątkowska from Bęc Zmiana Foundation for NOTES NA 6 TYGODNI #139 !
DEBATE & WORKSHOPS! AT TIFF 365
I am invited to take part in TIFF 365 // debata, warsztaty, kolacja | Paweł Bąkowski, Marta Bogdańska, Mateusz Sadowski in Wrocław. Together with Jarek Downar we will also conduct SHIFTERS audio-visual workshops. Very full weekend!!
NEXT SUNDAY just got selected for the AFRAGOLA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN 2021 in Italy! We love traveling to Italy :) The Festival takes place from December 1st to 3rd.
NEXT SUNDAY WINS FIRST PRIZE!
Amazing news from Bologna. NEXT SUNDAY just won The First Prize at VISIONI URBANE / URBAN VISIONS. BEYOND THE IDEAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL!
EXHIBITION WITH APP!
As Archive of Public Protests we will be part of this important show in Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw entitled "Who Will Write the History of Tears" from November 26th, 2021 till February 13th, 2022.
FEATURE IN FISHEYE MAG!
SHIFTERS and me are showing ourselves in the newest FISHEYE MAGAZINE issue #50 INSTINCT ! Check it out :D
NEXT SUNDAY at VISIONI URBANE / URBAN VISIONS FILM FESTIVAL!
We are screening on November 11th in the frames of Bologna based VISIONI URBANE / URBAN VISIONS: BEYOND AN IDEAL CITY FESTIVAL !
NEXT SUNDAY AT CINETEKTON!
November 10th, at 4PM NEXT SUNDAY is screening at Festival Internacional de Cine y Arquitectura CINETEKTON! in Mexico in Cinemateca Luis Bunuel!
UNICORN AT PLAY POLAND FILM FESTIVAL IN UK!
Our newest production (with Maya Teryaki, Karolina Sobel, Agnieszka Rayzacher, Szymon Ronowicz, Jarek Downar, Avtomat) UNICORN, a 14 minute documentary, will be screened during the biggest Polish Cinema event in Great Britain! Check this out at PLAY POLAND FILM FESTIVAL 2021 (NOV 11-25).
THE RESIDENCY BEGINS!
I am happy to let you know that I started my Artist Residency with FRESH A.I.R. Berlin at the Urban Nation Museum. I am settling in my new studio space and soon will start working on a participatory sound project. Stay Tuned!
SPOJRZENIA / VIEWS 2021
As ARCHIVE OF PUBLIC PROTESTS (APP) we win the Deutsche Bank and Zachęta National Gallery of Art award SPOJRZENIA / VIEWS for 2021! Thank you to the Jury and all the other amazing artists who won together with us (Krzysztof Maniak, Jana Shostak, Mikołaj Sobczak, Weronika Wysocka). Collaboration not competition!
ARTICLE IN VOGUE!
Aleksandra Boćkowska wrote this amazing piece about SHIFTERS for Vogue Poland! Thank you for the conversation !!
KONRAD PUSTOLA SCHOLARSHIP <3
I am very honoured and happy to be the recipient of this year's KONRAD PUSTOLA SCHOLARSHIP, which awards a photographer for their practice and relation to social issues and the world. Thank you to the Jury, Krytyka Polityczna and Fundacja Nowych Działań!
FISHEYE PHOTO REVIEW 2021.22
My work will be showcased in upcoming bible volume by one and only FISHEYE Mag. You can pre-order it HERE !
LUND ARCHITECTURE FILM FESTIVAL 2021!
NEXT SUNDAY is screening on Saturday, October 16th, at 2:45 PM CET during LUND ARCHITECTURE FILM FESTIVAL ! So very happy about premiering it in Sweden. I will also be taking part in online talk after the film.
FESTIVAL - HYBRIDS: FORGING NEW REALITIES AS COUNTER-NARRATIVES
I am very happy to be taking part in the events organised by Futures Photography and Melkweg Expo in their upcoming festival HYBRIDS: Forging New Realities as Counter-Narrative, which will take place both in Amsterdam (NL) and online. From 10 September to 17 October 2021, the event celebrates the new names of contemporary photography with talks, exhibitions and other activities.
EXHIBITION AT PECKHAM 24
We, as ARCHIVE OF PUBLIC PROTESTS (APP), are showing in exhibition at the PECKHAM 24 FESTIVAL
VISA POUR L'IMAGE 2021!
As Archive of Public Protest we had a screening at VISA POUR L'IMAGE - PERPIGNAN
EXHIBITION IN AMSTERDAM
SHIFTERS will be showing in a group exhibition HYBRIDS: Forging New Realities as Counter-Narrative at Melkweg Expo gallery in Amsterdam from September 10th to October 17th, 2021! Artists: Maija Savolainen, Hien Hoang, Emily Graham, Carlos Alba, Eva Kreuger, Marta Bogdanska, Alexey Shlyk, Valeria Cherchi, Io Sivertsen, Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping, and Jean-Vincent Simonet. The exhibition is curated by Marina Paulenka and Powered by Futures Photography!
NEXT SUNDAY short doc will be screening at BATROUN MEDITERRANEAN FILM FESTIVAL in National Competition on September 4th, 2021 at 8 PM <3 I am super happy to be showing it in its birthplace - Lebanon!
SHIFTERS BOOK AVAILABLE!
You can now buy SHIFTERS and have it shipped in Poland for free! Check the online store of my publisher, VISUAL ARTS FOUNDATION !
AWARD - SELMA LAGERLOF SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP !!!
I am honoured and grateful to have been awarded a Swedish based SELMA LAGERLÖF SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP for 2021 for my project "LOVE THAT DARE NOT SPEAK ITS NAME". The award will help me develop the project further.
On Sunday, August 8, 14:00-17:00, together with Kelley O'Brien, accompanying her exhibition The Liberation of Terra Superna, and in collaboration with STROBOSKOP, SAM ROZKWIT & NAPRZÓD DZIAŁKI we will run a workshop PLANTS, ANIMALS, + PEOPLE: COMMUNICATING ACROSS SPECIES ! Come join us !
FESTIWAL GÓRY LITERATURY / MOUNTAINS OF LITERATURE FESTIVAL
I took part in a debate 'Animals in service' around my #SHIFTERS book in the frames of #Zezwierzęcej series organized by Fundacja Olgi Tokarczuk together with Magdalena Środa, Anita Jarzyna and Ludwika Włodek at the GÓRY LITERATURY FESTIVAL
IN-BETWEEN (POMIĘDZY) documentary film premiered on June 20th, 2021 for International Refugee Day! Directed by Marta Bogdańska & Maya Teryaki, producued in collaboration with Heinrich Boell Foundation Warsaw.
PRE-ORDER OF SHIFTERS BOOK
You can go to VISUAL ARTS FOUNDATION WEBSITE
and be the first to get news on the book!!
ENNESIMO FILM FESTIVAL 2021
Very excited to be showing NEXT SUNDAY at the Ennesimo Film Festival taking place from July 1st to 4th in Italy! We are in official competition for Caeser Design Film Award!! Keep your fingers crossed :)
PLAINTEXT GETS SPECIAL MENTION AT PHOTO PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR!
My zine PLAINTEXT was awarded in the Photographic Publication of the Year "for an interesting, synthetic combination of a long-term, documentary and personal project". This means a lot to me! Thank you.
SHIFTERS AT KRAKOW PHOTOMONTH 2021, 28.05-27.06
The beautiful exhibition and artist book ZMIENNOKSZTAŁTNE / SHIFTERS are on view in Galleria ASP in Krakow during the whole Krakow Photomonth. Curated by Anna Bas & Karolina Wróblewska-Leśniak. Go check it out !
QUEER STRIKE NEWSPAPER FOR PRIDE MONTH!
With archive of Public Protests we published STRIKE NEWSPAPER #4, this time dedicated to LGBTQIA+ protests in Poland! Check it out. Thank you to the team, and especially to our editing & designing team for this issue: Karolina Sobel, Agata Kubis, Ala Lesiala, Joanna Musiał, and me <3
JOINING WOMEN PHOTOGRAPH !
Very excited to be joining WOMEN PHOTOGRAPH NETWORK for women and non-binary photographers and photojournalists! Great things ahead :)
OFFICIAL SELECTION OF NEXT SUNDAY FOR BARQ - INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE FILM FESTIVAL BARCELONA
My short documentary NEXT SUNDAY is officially selected for the shorts competition at BARQ 2021! So very happy about this.
The festival runs from 11 till 16 of May 2021, and NEXT SUNDAY will be screened at Girona Cinemas on May 13th at 6:15 PM.
POGANKI / HEATHEN WOMEN EXHIBITION IN LOKAL_30
I am excited to be showing parts of LOVE THAT DARE NOT SPEAK ITS NAME in the frames of upcoming EXHIBITION HEATHENS in Lokal_30 gallery in Warsaw curated by Agnieszka Rayzacher. The show will be on view from 24.04 to 05.06.2021 and includes great artists: Karolina Breguła, Maria Kniaginin-Ciszewska, Katarzyna Górna, Kinga Michalska, Katarzyna Perlak, Liliana Piskorska (Zeic), Aleka Polis, Karolina Sobel.
KRAKOW PHOTOMONTH 2021 PROGRAMME ANNOUNCEMENT!
I am very happy to share with you the official announcement of the Krakow Photomonth Programme for 2021. My project SHIFTERS is in the main exhibition program, curated by Karolina Wróblewska-Leśniak and Anna Bas. Can't wait for the opening on the 28th of May and all the other extra events!
CLIMATE CHANGE STRIKE NEWSPAPER #3
Together with APP (Archive of Public Protests) we published the third installment of STRIKE NEWSPAPER dedicated to Climate Change in collaboration with Greenpeace, Extinction Rebellion and Youth Climate Strike!
SHORTLISTED FOR COPENHAGEN PHOTO FESTIVAL!!!
More than happy to be among the 12 photographers shortlisted for the solo exhibition at this year's COPENHAGEN PHOTO FESTIVAL 2021
Together with other photographers from Archive of Public Protests I had a great talk with Aleksandra Boćkowska for Dwutygodnik magazine about protests, photography and women rights! ZDJĘCIA DO CZYTANIA
CONTEMPORARY LYNX !
Check out this list 5 POLISH PHOTOGRAPHERS WORTH TO FOLLOW
My project 'LOVE THAT DARE NOT SPEAK ITS NAME' is showing for the first time in its birth place: Landskrona. On view from February 1st till April 29th 2021.
WOW !!! SHORTLIST FOR PH MUSEUM & FONDERIA 20.9 !
My project PLAINTEXT is shortlisted for INTERSECTION VOL. 1 PHOTO EXHIBITION PRIZE organized by PH MUSEUM and FONDERIA 20.9.
GUP PORTFOLIO FEATURE !!!
SHIFTERS is featured in GUP MAGAZINE <3 Thank you Patrycja Rozwora for the inititiave!
INTERVIEW FOR WHY NOW MAGAZINE :)
I had a super interesting talk with Eva Clifford for WHY NOW INTERVIEW!
POLISH PHOTOBOOK REVIEW PART 2 !
SHIFTERS and PLAINTEXT listed in PAPIEROWE PODSUMOWANIE ROKU 2020 CZ. 2 by Krzysiek Orłowski (Zinteka) & Konrad Trzeszczkowski <3
While doing an Instagram takeover of FUTURES PHOTOGRAPHY account, I am also sharing an interview about my practice available HERE
NEW WEBSITE FOR ARCHIVE OF PUBLIC PROTESTS (APP) !
APP, a collective of protest documenting photographers, has NEW WEBSITE Check it out.
#SHIFTERS IN REVIEW OF 2020 BY POLISH PHOTOBOOK !
Three photography critics (Adam Mazur, Gabriela Marciniak, Pamela Tomczyk) mention Shifters Dummy in their SUMMARY of most important paper events of 2020!!!
SHIFTERS IN FK MAGAZINE BEST OF 2020 !
My artist book SHIFTERS has made it to the list of Best of East European Photography in 2020 compiled by FK MAGAZINE. Thank you Adam Mazur and István Virágvölgyi. Also Archive of Public Protests, which I am a member of, is mentioned!
FIF FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE FOTOGRAFIA de BELO HORIZONTE in Brazil (7-12.12.2020) is exhibiting my project PLAINTEXT .
ARTICLE about #PLAINTEXT publication
I won the online residency with the amazing LAIMUN RESIDENCY BERLIN ! We will be working on my new project started in LANDSKRONA FOTO RESIDENCY 'Love that dare not speak its name'.
XPRINT FESTIVAL 2020!
I am part of XPRINT FESTIVAL with PLAINTEXT project, which won Talent of the Year 2020 !!
FILM FESTIVAL !!
NEXT SUNDAY is showing at MILANO DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL 2020 on November 8th, at 5 pm !
INTERVIEW / FEATURE !
Merci a FISHEYE MAGAZINE for the amazing interview about SHIFTERS project.
SHIFTERS written about by Jessie Boyd for THE CALVERT JOURNAL :D Thank you Liza Premiyak! Read here SPY PIGEONS? MILITARY DOLPHINS? ONE ARTIST CONFRONTS OUR WEAPONISATION OF ANIMALS
AMAZING NEWS !!!
My book SHIFTERS is nominated for LUMA RENCONTRES DUMMY BOOK AWARD ARLES 2020 <3
I am very honoured and excited to be among the 20 selected titles!
EXHIBITION THE ELEVATOR CHATS!
Five dialogs between 10 artists / ART MARKET BUDAPEST 2020 / ORGANISED BY CAPA CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY CENTER
Curator: Emese Mucsi
Exhibiting artists: István Bielik (HU) & Paulina Metzscher (DE), András Ladocsi (HU) & Garry Loughlin (IE), Balázs Máté (HU) & Alina Maria Frieske (NL), Dániel Szalai (HU) & Marta Bogdanska (PL), Dorottya Vékony (HU) & Clémence Elman (FR)
FILM FESTIVAL !!
NEXT SUNDAY is showing at Official Selection of ARCHITECTURE FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM 2020. Screening dat: October 9th, at 7:30 PM.
Goingapp published an article about TIFF Festival 2020 and my exhibition SHIFTERS
PLAINTEXT will be showing at FIF BH - International Festival of Photography in Brazil :)
I wish I could travel there LIST OF SELECTED ARTISTS
KICK OFF !
As a member of FUTURES PHOTOTOGRAPHY I am taking part in the amazing
Come check it out from 5th to 31st of October, 2020.
INTERVIEW IN POLISH PHOTOBOOK REVIEW !
Thank you Patrycja Filarska, Gabriela Marciniak, Pamela Helena Tomczyk.
SHIFTERS book is on the shortlist for KASSEL DUMMY AWARD 2020 <3
SHIFTERS will travel around the world now with the FOTOBOOK FESTIVAL exhibition: Organvida, Photobook Week Aarhus, FOTOGRAF Festival Praha, NOKS Art Space Istanbul at Istanbul Photobook Festival, Photoireland, Angkor Photo, SIPF Singapore International Photography Festival, PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography, PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography & more.
I wish I could travel inside that lucky book!
I am a WINNER of PHOTO-MATCH Portfolio Review 2020. SHIFTERS will be exhibited at KRAKOW PHOTOMONTH 2021 :D
SHIFTERS coming up as solo exhibition at TIFF FESTIVAL 2020 'PROCESSES' in Wroclaw. Showing from 2 to 26 September.
I won the TALENT OF THE YEAR 2020 from PIX.HOUSE! I will be publishing 'plaintext' project as a book :)
RESIDENCY AT OPEN UNIVERSITY JAZDÓW
I am delighted to share the news that together with Joanna Mueller, and with the help of Magdalena Sowul, I will be working in Osiedle Jazdów in Warsaw on a participatory sound project 'Roz-dźwięki i JAZgoty' involving migrants & Warsaw citizens. Stay tuned ! Results will be shown in December 2020.
NEXT SUNDAY short documentary selected for ARCHITECTURE FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM 2020 !!! It will be shown between 7 and 11 October 2020.
SHIFTERS featured in YOGURT MAGAZINE
I had a pleasure to give a thorough interview to Laura Carbonell from the amazing PUNTO DE FUGA in Bogota. Colombia.
We talk about SHIFTERS artist book, animal spies, animal agency and possibility of creating visual history from animal point of view !
Check it out. It is in Spanish.
NEWS NEWS NEWS NEWS / FUTURES PHOTOGRAPHY
I have been selected by FOTOFESTIVAL ŁÓDŹ to be part of FUTURES PHOTOGRAPHY platform this year!
"Futures is a photography platform that pools the resources and talent programmes of leading photography institutions across Europe in order to increase the capacity, mobility and visibility of its selected artists. By bringing together a wealth of resources and curatorial expertise, each talent selected by the Futures members gains access to an unprecedented network of professionals, markets and audiences. The platform aims to stimulate the photographic economy from the bottom up by expanding the market. Futures selects artists through its members. These members are prominent institution operating in the field and have a great impact and influence in the world of photography. Being selected within Futures is a proof of quality of the artists and increases their commercial opportunities."
Looking forward to an exciting year !
I am happy to announce that SHIFTERS project will be shown within the ODESA PHOTO DAYS 2020 program happening from 23 to 26 of April, 2020.
I will present a new short multimedia piece created specially for the event.
My project will be shown on 23 April, 9:00 PM in Photo Screening International Open Call. Selected Series From The Long List!
This year we also decided to present some of the authors from the long list of 'Who Is Next to You' international open call. The international jury was faced with a difficult choice, primarily related to the available physical space for the exhibition, and some series lost by literally one or two points before the final selection to the main exhibition of the festival. We consider it important to show 11 such projects in the evening photo screening.
You can watch the evening of projections online via
ODESA PHOTO DAYS FACEBOOK
INCREDIBLE NEWS / MACK FIRST BOOK AWARD
My book project SHIFTERS is on the shortlist for MACK First Book Award. It will be exhibited during Photo London 2020 and will become a part of FBA collection.
I could not be more happy and honoured. Especially that I created it completely on my own. This book is very dear & special to me, and a heart of a bigger ongoing project.
More information MACK First Book Award
Read about the 10 amazing project in British Journal of Photography
NEWS NEWS NEWS / LANDSKRONA FOTO RESIDENCY
Exciting news: I have been selected to be the next artist in residency at Landskrona Foto Residency!!!
I will be there in 2020 working on a site-specific project entitled the love that dare not speak its name. Following the footsteps of Swedish writer Selma Lagerlöf, first woman to receive a Nobel Prize for literature, the project will investigate which traces of her life, intimate thoughts and feelings can be found in Landskrona today. By weaving several elements together including archival footage, the project will actualise Selma's legacy through an exchange with the LGBTQ+ local community.
SHIFTERS was exhibited in Rotacyjny Dom Kultury, Jazdów 3/18, Warsaw
between 12th and 19th of December 2019.
There were as well a music performance // concert by Kuratorki called Podroby. Concert for Animals on December 15th, and artist guided tours.
Photos by Karolina Sobel
In the frames of School of Seeing I took part in Rafal Milach (Magnum Photos) & Sebastian Cichocki (Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw) workshops and created a street demonstration banner "LOT", which was presented as part of Rafał Milach's EXHIBITION 'Oscillations' in Galeria Studio, Warsaw curated by Dorota Jarecka.
The banner, created together with Agata Sztorc, Sara Herczyńska & Marta Maliszewska with the help of KN Tęcza, intends to bring back a queer action from 2007, where a similar banner was posted in the streets of Warsaw in an action 'You as well can become a Dyke!" by LOT. Link to Article in Wyborcza newspaper and to my Blog post from 2007.
Milach's exhibition is still on view until February 2nd, 2020 in Galeria Studio.
Photos by Karolina Sobel, Marta Bogdańska, Klaudia Świątek
SHIFTERS WORKSHOP !
On December 1st, 2019 I led an audio-visual workshop connected to my project SHIFTERS at Instytut Fotografii Fort in the frames of School of Seeing. Together with a musician & producer Sebastian Mac and a group of participants we created 5 soundscapes referring to 5 archival photographs.
The results from this workshop were shown at my exhibition SHIFTERS at Rotacyjny Dom Kultury in December 2019.
This workshop model will be continued as part of the ongoing project.
Photos by Karolina Sobel
OPEN INSTITUTE PROGRAMME !
I am super excited to announce that I have been selected to take part in Open Institute project by
StrefaWolnosłowa at Teatr Powszechny.
OPEN INSTITUTE is an art programme dedicated to socially engaged art with migrant communities, and I will be working closely with a group of marvelous artists and practitioners to develop our projects for the Forum Przyszłości Kultury 2019.
On November 29-30, 2019 at Teatr Powszechny in Warsaw, we had an exhibition and presentation of our projects within the frames of Open Institute. I presented a multi channel performative audio installation entitled cold blue light (zimne niebieskie światło), which was the result of workshops about telling stories through sound, and performance.
Link to EVENT
Photos by Marta Ankiersztajn, Jan Jurczak, and Marta Bogdańska
SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THIS NEWS !!!
My project 'plaintext' was chosen for the TIFF Photo Festival 2019 in Wroclaw. It will be shown during a slideshow evening on September 7th, 2019, on Tamka Island. Starts at 9 pm.
You can check original link here and more info about the Festival: TIFF SLIDESHOW
SCHOOL OF SEEING
Szkoła Patrzenia Projekt edukacji wizualnej" to nowatorski cykl weekendowych spotkań warsztatowych przeznaczony dla osób zajmujących się w swojej pracy patrzeniem i obrazami, który odbędzie się pod patronatem Instytutu Fotografii Fort w Warszawie. Wydobędziemy potencjał wizualności jako narzędzia badania, interpretowania i rozumienia współczesnej kultury i społeczeństwa.
"Szkoła patrzenia" polega na twórczej i interdyscyplinarnej współpracy. Wraz z zaproszonymi teoretykami i twórcami, stworzymy definicję "edukacji wizualnej" jako dziedziny rozwijającej refleksję o obrazach i za pomocą obrazów (m.in. selfie, memy, transparenty, krajobrazy, seriale, pomniki) oraz praktyk patrzenia (takich jak monitoring, podglądanie, wystawianie, archiwizowanie). Nie przekazujemy gotowych recept ani "sprawdzonych scenariuszy". Zespołowo prowadzimy obserwacje, negocjujemy interpretacje i wypracowujemy rozwiązania. To czas dyskusji, szukania nowych pomysłów, ćwiczenia się w interpretacji, pobudzania refleksji i doskonalenia warsztatu przydatnego w pracy zawodowej.
WORKSHOP WITH VANESSA WINSHIP !!
I took part in a photography workshop with Vanessa Winship and George Georgiou organised by Jednostka gallery in Warsaw by Wszyscy Jesteśmy Fotografami / We Are All Photographers from 21 to 25 November, 2018. I was showing my 'plaintext' project, which received great feedback, and now I am developing it into a photo book. An intense and inspiring 5 day workshop with one of the most amazing photographers of our time & kind, warm and sensitive people. Very grateful for this opportunity and fruitful discussions also with fellow photographers Jan Brykczyński, Anna Orłowska, Michał Siarek, Jacek Fota, Karolina Gembara, Anna Zagrodzka, Michał Korta, Mieke Strand, David Simon Martret & Blanca Galindo.
You can watch the video from workshops and Vanessa's stay in Warsaw here:
And read (in Polish) the summary:
Extremely excited to announce that my photography project 'plaintext' is taking part in a Finalist Exhibiiton (chosen from 240 applications) at the OBSCURA Festival of Photography, which is starting this Saturday, August 25th, 2018. Centered around the theme of Multiplicity, the OBSCURA Festival of Photography is Malaysia's premiere photography festival centred around storytelling through photography as a medium. OBSCURA is a platform for photographers to share their stories, messages and ideas with each other and the public. An independent festival now in its 6th year, OBSCURA is committed to fostering a mature, thoughtful and critical photographic community, who will form the catalyst in creating a similarly robust society.
Plaintext will be exhibited in Hin Bus Depot in Georgetown, Penang in Malaysia from August 25th till 31st.
Here is a link to the EVENT
PENANG FREE SHEET
PALM PHOTO PRIZE
My image from 'plaintext' project is shortlisted for Palm* Photo Prize exhibition, which will showcase 120 photographers in House of Vans, London.
'plaintext' is a project about spies, belonging, landscape, and codes that form understanding of my second home: Lebanon.
The show opens this Thursday, May 10th at 6PM (till 10PM) // House of Vans London, Arches 228-232, Station Approach Road, London SE1 8SW
Exhibition runs through June 3rd, 2018. Open Thurs to Sun.
Link to the EVENT
Link to the PALM* PHOTO PRIZE
Link to the HERO MAGAZINE ARTICLE
My new photography work 'bone marrow' is showing in an art exhibition 'Love Letters to Meem'. Preceeded by a creative writing workshop led by Dima Matta & Cliffhangers in Beirut with a group from lgbtq+ community in Lebanon this exhibition showcases works from 16 artists, who were inspired by the love letters to myself written during that workshop. 'bone marrow' is a photography collage of 14 images. It delves on notions of identity, hide&seek, the stream of consciousness, and the sea as metaphor for looking into yourself. The image reminds of a colour wave, which is achieved by putting together subtly changing tones.
Exhibition on view in Station Beirut gallery from May 2nd, 2018 until May 10th, 2018.
Project funded by Fulbright Alumni Community Action Grant.
Poster design by Sara Makki.
Link to the EVENT
My photography from Rachid Karame International Fair in Lebanon featured in BIDAYAT magazine #17 ! Design by Jana Traboulsi. Bidayat is an Arabic language intellectual and cultural quarterly publication that aims to make a significant contribution in the on-going struggles of Arab societies towards self-determination, citizenship, democracy, secularism, social and economic justice, guided by the values of equality, freedom and humanism and recognizing ethnic, gender and cultural diversity.
My documentary NEXT SUNDAY, which is currently on show in BLICA (Lebanese International Biennale of Cinema and the Arts) in MACAM museum in Lebanon, is featured in this article by Jim Quilty in The Daily Star!
BIENNALE / SCREENING NEXT SUNDAY
I am very happy to share the news that my short documentary film 'NEXT SUNDAY' is taking part in the 1st Lebanese International Biennale of Cinema and the Arts, BLICA, in Macam museum in Lebanon!!!
Biennale of Contemporary Art is organised around an Exhibition of the international Oscar Niemeyer Competition on the theme of 'Rupture in the Representation of the Real'.
International and Lebanese artists were invited to get inspired by an uncompleted architectural heritage in Lebanon, the Rashid Karame International Fair in Tripoli, unfinished and deteriorating, once designed by the world-renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.
The Biennale opens on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 and will last until December 30th, 2017.
Wysokie Obcasy magazine, a supplement to Gazeta Wyborcza, published an article - interview about me and my projects. You can read it here