MARTA ZGIERSKA



Marta Zgierska, Untitled from the Post series, 2014, Dibond photograph, 130 x 92,9 cm

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Text by Kamila Dworniczak, Afterbeauty, “Arteon”, Poznan, Poland, June 2019 (EN)

Text by Aleksandra Skrabek MARTA ZGIERSKA’S BLUSH, “Aspiracje”, Warsaw, Poland, July 2019 (EN)

2019, Marta Zgierska, Blush, Biala Gallery, Centrum Kultury W, Lublin, Poland
2018, Marta Zgierska, Post, Fort Institute of Photography, Warsaw, Poland
2017 Exhibition: Marta Zgierska, Finnish Museum of Photography
2016-2017 Travelling exhibition: Prix HSBC pour la Photographie. Christian Vium and Marta Zgierska. Lauréats 2016, at Gowen Contemporary, Geneva, 2016

Biography

Born in 1987 in Lublin, Poland

Education
MFA in Photography (The Leon Schiller National Film, Television and Theatre School)
MA in Theatrology and MA in Journalism (Marie Curie-Sklodowska University)

Solo exhibitions
2019 (Current) Blush, Gowen Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland (September 27 - November 27, 2019)
2019 Marta Zgierska (Artist of the year), Donggang Museum of Photography, South Korea
2019 Afterbeauty & Votive Figure, Galerie Intervalle, Paris, FR (April 26 - July 6, 2019)
2019 Blush, Biala Gallery, Centrum Kultury W, Lublin, Poland
2018 Post, curator: Adam Mazur, Fort Institute of Photography, Varsaw, PL
2017 Post, Galerie Intervalle, Paris, France
2017 Post, Filter Space Gallery, Chicago, United States
2017 Post, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2017  Post, Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Two Men Shows
2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris, France
2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Gowen Contemporary Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Musee de la Photographie Andre Villers, Mougins, France
2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, L’Arsenal, Metz, France
2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Arret sur l’Image Galerie, Bordeaux, France
2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Galerie Sintitulo, Mougins, France

Selected group exhibitions
2019 (Current) Rituals I. International Group Exhibition, Fotogalerie Wien, Austria (September 3 - October 5, 2019)
2019-20 (Current) DongGang International Photography Festival, Donggang Museum of Photography, South Korea (until July 2020)
2019 Takeover, Arnis Balcus, Sasha Kurmaz, Diana Lelonek, Marta Zgierska, PGS - Panstwowa Galeria Sztuki, National Art Gallery in Sopot, Poland
2019 Votive Figure, Polyptyque, Marseille, with Galerie Intervalle, Paris, France
2019 Marta Zgierska, Afterbeauty, artgenève Art Fair, with Gowen Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
2018 Identity Issues, Garden, Riga Photography Biennial, Latvia
2017 Angst, Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent, Belgium
2017-18 5 x 2 = 10, Gowen Contemporary Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
2017 Post, Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam, with Galerie Intervalle, Paris, Netherlands
2017 Drift, Beirut Art Fair / Gowen Contemporary Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2017 Post, Backlight Photo Festival, Tampere, Finland
2017 Drift Series, Beirut Art Fair 2017, Booth B11, with Gowen Contemporary, Geneva
2017 Post, Backlight Photo Festival, Tampere, Finland
2017 heART Geneva, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Geneva,
2016 Celeste Visible White Photo Prize, Fondazione Studio Marangoni Gallery, Florence, Italy
2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, PAD Paris, France
2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Parcours Saint-Germain, Paris, France
2016 Salon of New Photography, Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2015 LensCulture Emerging Talents, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, USA
2015 Post, Poznan Photo Diploma Award, Maison de la Photographie, Lille, France
2015 Post, Poznan Photo Diploma Award, Biennale of Photography in Poznan, Poland
2015 Post, DongGang International Photo Festival, South Korea
2015 Post, Pa-ta-ta Festival, Granada, Spain
2015 Post, Rencontres de Ghar el Melh, Tunisa
2014 Future Condition, Photokina, Cologne, Germany
2014 Estreet, East Poland House in Brussels, Belgium
2014 Eastreet, KD Gallery, Nancy, France
2014 Eastreet, Lublin, Poland
2012 Private Property, TIFF Festival, Wroclaw, Poland
2012 Fashion choc moglo byc inaczej, OFFPiotrkowska, Lodz, Poland
2012 Historie Obecnosci, Fotofestiwal, PWSFTviT, Lodz, Poland
2012 Ostatni Seans, 2b+r Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2012 Port Praski, MFFM, Jaroslaw, Poland
2011 Ostatni Seans, Fotofestiwal, The Cinematography Museum, Lodz, Poland
2011 Lodz. Widoki poza pamiecia, Skwer, Warsaw, Poland
2010 Come On! Come Closer, Osrodek Propagandy Sztuki, Lodz, Poland

Selected screenings
2016 Post, Verzasca Foto Festival, Sonogno, Switzerland
2016 Post, Nuit de l’Année, Les Rencontres d'Arles, France
2016 Post, Photonic Moments Month of Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2016 Post, The Smell Of Dust III
2015 Post, Landskrona Fotofestival, Sweden
2015 Post, Photo Kathmandu Festival, Nepal

Awards
2019 Artist of the Year, DongGang International Photo Festival in South Korea (winner)
2019 DZ BANK Art Collection Fellowship (nominated)
2019 Bourse du Talent, Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris, France (finalist)
2019 Hariban Award, Kyoto, Japan (shortlisted)
2018 Foam Paul Huf Award (nominated)
2018 Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Scholarship, Los Angeles, USA (shortlisted)
2018 International Festival of Photography PhotoVisa, The Silence Award, Krasnodar, Russia (finalist)
2017 Photo book winner of the PDN Photo Contest 2017, USA
2016 Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Paris, France (winner)
2016 Daylight Photo Awards, USA (winner)
2016 ING Unseen Talent Award, Amsterdam, Netherlands (nominated)
2016 FotoLeggendo Giovanni Tabo Prize, Rome, Italy (winner)
2016 Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award, Best Conceptual Photo Project, Georgia (winner)
2016 International Photography Award Emergentes dst, Encontros da Imagem International
Photography Festival, Braga, Portugal (finalist)
2016 Encontros da Imagem International Photography Festival, Discovery Award Under 30, Braga, Portugal (finalist)
2016 Best Photography Book from Central and Eastern Europe 2015 - 2016, European Month of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia (honorable mention)
2016 Celeste Visible White Photo Prize, Florence, Italy (finalist)
2016 Latent, Rome, Italy (shortlisted)
2016 Nera di Verzasca Award, Verzasca Foto Festival, Sonogno, Switzerland (finalist)
2016 Photonic Moments Month of Photography, Evening Projections, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2016 Young Talents of Image: Storytelling, FP Magazine, Milan, Italy (honorable mention)
2015 LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards, Amsterdam, Netherlands (winner)
2015 Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Scholarship, Los Angeles, USA (shortlisted)
2015 Vevey International Photo Award, Switzerland (shortlisted)
2015 Guernsey Photography Festival International Competition (shortlisted)
2015 Poznan Photo Diploma Award, Poland (finalist)
2015 Przetwornia Project, expert: Rafal Milach, Cracow, Poland (finalist)
2012 International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA (honorable mentions x3)
2012 TIFF Festival, Debuts Section, Wroclaw, Poland (winner)
2012 MFFM Festival, Jaroslaw, Poland (winner)
2010 International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA (honorable mention)
2010 Portait Empik Photo, Poland (special award)
2010 Grand Press Photo, Warsaw, Poland (finalist)

Grants
2019 Mazovia Creative Award, Warsaw, Poland
2019 CreArt Residency, Kaunas, Lithuania
2019 Within the Frame of Sopot Residency, Sopot, Poland
2018 Grant of the Mayor of the City of Lublin, Poland
2017 Polish Culture Around the World, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw, Poland
2016 Reminders Photography Stronghold Grant, Tokyo, Japan
2016 Photography Grant, Fine Art Category (2nd place winner)
2015 Polish Culture Around the World, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw, Poland

Books
2019Marta Zgierska, Afterbeaty, Biala Gallery, Lublin, Poland
2016 Post, Actes Sud, Arles, France
2012 Private Property, Instytut Kultury Wizualnej, Warsaw, Poland (collective book)

Collections
HSBC Foundation, Paris, France
Private collections

Texts and Interviews (Selection)
Review by Carine Bovey, Post tenebras vanitas, “Le Chat Perché”, Geneva, Switzerland, October 2019 (FR)
Interview by Amaury Antoine, The Sacrifices we make for beauty, with Marta Zgierska, The Life Framer, UK, September 2019
Review by Bruno Dubreuil, Marta Zgierska, la photographie comme masque du réel, Viens Voir, Paris, May 2019, (FR) (EN)
Interview by Guillaume du Mesgnil d’Engente, Regard sur le culte de la beauté avec la photographe Marta Zgierska. Une intention critique et esthétique, «Les Numériques», Paris, May 2019 (FR)
Text by Sophie Charlotte Hoffmann, Pure gray, the color of resignation and silence. A series by Marta Zgierska, “THIS ORIENT”, Munich, Germany, November 2017 (EN)
Interview by Joanna L. Cresswell, Marta Zgierska, “Unseen Magazine”, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2017 (EN)
Text by Andrew Nunes, A near-death experience inspires a haunting photo series, “VICE”, New York, USA, May 2017 (EN)
Text by Diane Dufour, Photographie Sans Titre issue de la série Post de Marta Zgierska, “L’Oeil de la Photographie”, Paris, France, May 2016 (FR) (EN)
Text by Erik Vroons, Steamy Windows and Distorted Rearviews, How Photographic Images Can Function in Artist Books, “GUP Magazine”, Amsterdam, Netherlands, February 2017 (EN)
Interview by Joanna L. Cresswell, Marta Zgierska, “Unseen Magazine”, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2017 (EN)
Interview by Marie Moglia, Post ou comment Marta Zgierska raconte sa douleur en images, “Fisheye Magazine”, Paris, France, December 2016 (FR)
Text by Emma Bourne, Grey… It’s a very sad colour. It’s the colour of resigning. Of silence, “Jungle Magazine”, London, UK, November 2016 (EN)
Interview by Anne Rosenberg, Framing Fears: An Interview With Marta Zgierska, “GUP Magazine”, Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 2016 (EN)
Interview by Monika Szewczyk-Wittek, Marta Zgierska – projekt bardzo osobisty, “Fotopolis”, Warsaw, Poland, April 2016 (PL)