Votive Figure | Awarded Project - PhMuseum

Votive Figure

  • Votive Figure X, 2019

  • Votive Figure II, 2019

  • Votive Figure VII, 2019

  • Votive Figure XII, 2019

  • Votive Figure VIII, 2019

  • Votive Figure XX, 2020 / Votive Figure XVI, 2020

  • Votive Figure XIV, 2019 / Votive Figure IX, 2019

  • Votive Figure XI, 2019

  • Votive Figure XIII, 2019

  • Votive Figure XV, 2020

  • Votive Figure XVIII, 2020

  • Votive Figure V, 2019

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From earliest times, artists and craftspeople took advantage of these qualities to create lifelike reproductions of the human body as objects for devotion, commemoration, scientific study, entertainment, and art. A votive or ex-voto was an offering given in fulfillment of a vow or to ask for healing or protection. Votive offerings were being placed within places of worship, at shrines or churches, to gain favour or give thanks. They could take the form of modeled reproductions of ill body parts or organs, often the wax casts commemorated spiritual help with a particular issue \u2013 failing eyesight, fertility, arthritic limbs. By the Middle Ages Christian symbolism and the production of votive images that supported the rituals of the Christian church became so common that it created an industry. 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I make a sacrifice of my body to this new god.\r\n\r\nThe color on the wax is not decorative in itself, it is driven by the beauty products used to decorate the body, a representation of the cult of beauty. The trace of lipstick, shining through the waxen layer, marks the point of contact between the living body and the shell.\r\n\r\nThe beauty of the body has become religion, and its cult, in a paradoxical twist, spreads best through virtual reality, gaining millions of followers in the process. For many, the depiction of appealing, desirable body becomes the only pursuit, a way of life, a stepping stone to a life of fame and fortune. The body and its beauty have become commodities that can be monetized to an unprecedented extent. And inexorably, we ourselves have become a part of that particular reality.\r\n\r\nAs an organic medium beeswax has the unique ability to simulate the look, touch, and feel of human flesh. 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In 2016 she won one of the most prestigious photography awards \u2013 Prix HSBC pour la Photographie and also Daylight Photo Awards, Reminders Photography Stronghold Grant, FotoLeggendo Giovanni Tabo Prize and Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award. In the same year she was nominated for the ING Unseen Talent Award. Her project \"Post\" has been published as a book by Actes Sud in 2016. It received the PDN Photo Annual Award (2017). Her works were exhibited at Finnish Museum of Photography (Helsinki, 2017), International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum (Geneva, 2017), Museum Dr. Guislain (Ghent, 2017), Musee de la Photographie Andre Villers (Mougins, 2016), Galerie Esther Woerdehoff (Paris, 2016), Gowen Contemporary Gallery (Geneva, 2016 and 2019), Galerie Intervalle (Paris, 2017 and 2019), Unseen Amsterdam (2017), Artgen\u00e8ve (2019). Her works were presented also during numerous festivals, including Festival Circulation(s) and Athens Photo Festival. In 2018 she was nominated for the prestigious Foam Paul Huf Award, in 2019 for the DZ BANK Art Collection Fellowship. In 2019 she was named Artist of the Year at the DongGang International Photo Festival in South Korea. Her works can be found in the collection of HSBC Foundation and in many private collections.<\/p><p><a href=\"http:\/\/www.martazgierska.com\" target=\"_blank\">www.martazgierska.com<\/a><\/p><p>EDUCATION<\/p><p>2009 - 2015 MFA in Photography, The Leon Schiller National Film, Television and Theatre School, Lodz, Poland<\/p><p>2006 - 2011 MA in Polish Philology \/ Theatrology, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland<\/p><p>2006 - 2011 MA in Journalism, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland<\/p><p>UPCOMING \/ CURRENT EXHIBITIONS<\/p><p>2020 Art Paris Art Fair \/ Gowen Contemporary Gallery, Paris, France<\/p><p>2020 MIA Photo Fair, Solo show \/ Gowen Contemporary Gallery, Milan, Italy<\/p><p>2020 Blush, Galerie Sintitulo, Mougins, France<\/p><p>SOLO EXHIBITIONS<\/p><p>2019 Blush, Gowen Contemporary Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland<\/p><p>2019 Artist of the Year, DongGang Museum of Photography, South Korea<\/p><p>2019 Afterbeauty &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Votive Figure, Galerie Intervalle, Paris, France<\/p><p>2019 Blush, Biala Gallery, Lublin, Poland<\/p><p>2018 Post, The Fort Institute of Photography, Warsaw, Poland<\/p><p>2017 Post, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland<\/p><p>2017 Post, heART Geneva, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Geneva, Switzerland<\/p><p>2017 Post, Galerie Intervalle, Paris, France<\/p><p>2017 Post, Filter Space Gallery, Chicago, USA<\/p><p>2017 Post, Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery, Tokyo, Japan<\/p><p>TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS<\/p><p>2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris, France<\/p><p>2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Gowen Contemporary Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland<\/p><p>2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Musee de la Photographie Andre Villers, Mougins, France<\/p><p>2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, L'Arsenal, Metz, France<\/p><p>2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Arret sur l'Image Galerie, Bordeaux, France<\/p><p>2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Galerie Sintitulo, Mougins, France<\/p><p>SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS<\/p><p>2019 Votive Figure, Galeristes Art Fair \/ Galerie Intervalle, Paris, France<\/p><p>2019 Afterbeauty, Rituals I: Correlations, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, Austria<\/p><p>2019 Takeover, PGS National Gallery, Sopot, Poland<\/p><p>2019 Votive Figure, Polyptyque \/ Galerie Intervalle, Marseille, France<\/p><p>2019 Afterbeauty, Artgen\u00e8ve \/ Gowen Contemporary Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland<\/p><p>2018 Post, Galeristes Art Fair \/ Galerie Intervalle, Paris, France<\/p><p>2018 Identity Issues, Riga Photography Biennial, Latvia<\/p><p>2018 Angst, Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent, Belgium<\/p><p>2018 5 x 2 = 10, Gowen Contemporary Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland<\/p><p>2017 Post, Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam \/ Galerie Intervalle, Amsterdam, Netherlands<\/p><p>2017 Drift, Beirut Art Fair \/ Gowen Contemporary Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon<\/p><p>2017 Post, Backlight Photo Festival, Tampere Art Museum, Finland<\/p><p>2016 Post, Festival Circulation(s), Paris, France<\/p><p>2016 Post, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Greece<\/p><p>2016 Post, FotoLeggendo Festival, Rome, Italy<\/p><p>2016 Post, Encontros da Imagem International Photography Festival, Braga, Portugal<\/p><p>2016 Post, Bitume Photofest, Lecce, Italy<\/p><p>2016 Celeste Visible White Photo Prize, Fondazione Studio Marangoni Gallery, Florence, Italy<\/p><p>2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, PAD Paris, France<\/p><p>2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Parcours Saint\u2010Germain, Paris, France<\/p><p>2016 Salon of New Photography, Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland<\/p><p>2015 LensCulture Emerging Talents, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, USA<\/p><p>2015 Post, Malmo Fotobiennal, Sweden<\/p><p>2015 Post, Poznan Photo Diploma Award, Maison de la Photographie, Lille, France<\/p><p>2015 Post, Poznan Photo Diploma Award, Biennale of Photography in Poznan, Poland<\/p><p>2015 Post, DongGang International Photo Festival, South Korea<\/p><p>2015 Post, Pa-ta-ta Festival, Granada, Spain<\/p><p>2015 Post, Rencontres de Ghar el Melh, Tunisa<\/p><p>2014 Future Condition, Photokina, Cologne, Germany<\/p><p>2014 Estreet, East Poland House in Brussels, Belgium<\/p><p>2014 Eastreet, KD Gallery, Nancy, France<\/p><p>2014 Eastreet, Lublin, Poland<\/p><p>2012 Oskoma, FF \/ Imaginarium Gallery, Lodz, Poland<\/p><p>2012 TIFF Festival Debuts Section, Wroclaw, Poland<\/p><p>2012 Private Property, TIFF Festival, Wroclaw, Poland<\/p><p>2012 Fashion choc moglo byc inaczej, OFFPiotrkowska, Lodz, Poland<\/p><p>2012 Historie Obecnosci, Fotofestiwal, PWSFTviT, Lodz, Poland<\/p><p>2012 Ostatni Seans, 2b+r Gallery, Warsaw, Poland<\/p><p>2012 Port Praski, MFFM, Jaroslaw, Poland<\/p><p>2011 Ostatni Seans, Fotofestiwal, The Cinematography Museum, Lodz, Poland<\/p><p>2011 Lodz. Widoki poza pamiecia, Skwer, Warsaw, Poland<\/p><p>2010 Come On! Come Closer, Osrodek Propagandy Sztuki, Lodz, Poland<\/p><p>SELECTED SCREENINGS<\/p><p>2016 Post, Verzasca Foto Festival, Sonogno, Switzerland<\/p><p>2016 Post, Nuit de l\u2019Annee, Les Rencontres d'Arles, France<\/p><p>2016 Post, Photonic Moments Month of Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia<\/p><p>2016 Post, The Smell Of Dust III<\/p><p>2015 Post, Landskrona Fotofestival, Sweden<\/p><p>2015 Post, Photo Kathmandu Festival, Nepal<\/p><p>AWARDS<\/p><p>2019 DZ BANK Art Collection Fellowship, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (nominated)<\/p><p>2019 Artist of the Year, DongGang International Photo Festival, South Korea (winner)<\/p><p>2019 Bourse du Talent, Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris, France (finalist)<\/p><p>2019 Hariban Award, Kyoto, Japan (shortlisted)<\/p><p>2019 Mazovia Creative Award, Warsaw, Poland (winner)<\/p><p>2018 Foam Paul Huf Award, Amsterdam, Netherlands (nominated)<\/p><p>2018 Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Scholarship, Los Angeles, USA (shortlisted)<\/p><p>2018 International Festival of Photography PhotoVisa, The Silence Award, Krasnodar, Russia (2nd place winner)<\/p><p>2017 PDN Photo Annual, Photo Books, New York, USA (winner)<\/p><p>2016 Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Paris, France (winner)<\/p><p>2016 Daylight Photo Awards, USA (winner)<\/p><p>2016 ING Unseen Talent Award, Amsterdam, Netherlands (nominated)<\/p><p>2016 FotoLeggendo Giovanni Tabo Prize, Rome, Italy (winner)<\/p><p>2016 Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award, Best Conceptual Photo Project, Georgia (winner)<\/p><p>2016 International Photography Award Emergentes dst, Encontros da Imagem International Photography Festival, Braga, Portugal (finalist)<\/p><p>2016 Encontros da Imagem International Photography Festival, Discovery Award Under 30, Braga, Portugal (finalist)<\/p><p>2016 Best Photography Book from Central and Eastern Europe 2015 - 2016, European Month of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia (honorable mention)<\/p><p>2016 Celeste Visible White Photo Prize, Florence, Italy (finalist)<\/p><p>2016 Latent, Rome, Italy (shortlisted)<\/p><p>2016 Nera di Verzasca Award, Verzasca Foto Festival, Sonogno, Switzerland (finalist)<\/p><p>2016 Photonic Moments Month of Photography, Evening Projections, Ljubljana, Slovenia (winner)<\/p><p>2016 Young Talents of Image: Storytelling, FP Magazine, Milan, Italy (honorable mention)<\/p><p>2015 LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards, Amsterdam, Netherlands (winner)<\/p><p>2015 Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Scholarship, Los Angeles, USA (shortlisted)<\/p><p>2015 Vevey International Photo Award, Switzerland (shortlisted)<\/p><p>2015 Guernsey Photography Festival International Competition (shortlisted)<\/p><p>2015 Poznan Photo Diploma Award, Poland (finalist)<\/p><p>2015 Przetwornia Project, expert: Rafal Milach, Cracow, Poland (finalist)<\/p><p>2012 International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA (honorable mentions x3)<\/p><p>2012 TIFF Festival, Debuts Section, Wroclaw, Poland (winner)<\/p><p>2012 MFFM Festival, Jaroslaw, Poland (winner)<\/p><p>2010 International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA (honorable mention)<\/p><p>2010 Portrait Empik Photo, Poland (special award)<\/p><p>2010 Grand Press Photo, Warsaw, Poland (finalist)<\/p><p>GRANTS \/ RESIDENCES \/ SCHOLARSHIPS<\/p><p>2019 CreArt Residency, Kaunas, Lithuania<\/p><p>2019 Within the Frame of Sopot Residency, Sopot, Poland<\/p><p>2018 Grant of the Mayor of the City of Lublin, Poland<\/p><p>2017 Polish Culture Around the World, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw, Poland<\/p><p>2016 Reminders Photography Stronghold Grant and Residency, Tokyo, Japan<\/p><p>2016 Photography Grant, Fine Art Category (2nd place winner)<\/p><p>2015 Polish Culture Around the World, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw, Poland<\/p><p>BOOKS<\/p><p>2020 Garden, Blow Up Press, Warsaw, Poland (upcoming)<\/p><p>2019 Afterbeauty, Biala Gallery, Lublin, Poland<\/p><p>2016 Post, Actes Sud, Arles, France<\/p><p>2012 Private Property, Instytut Kultury Wizualnej, Warsaw, Poland (collective book)<\/p><p>COLLECTIONS<\/p><p>HSBC Foundation, Paris, France<\/p><p>Private collections<\/p><p>PUBLICATIONS<\/p><p>GUP Magazine, Unseen Magazine, LensCulture, The Eyes, L'Oeil de la Photographie, Fotoroom, Fotografia Magazine, Photoworks, Paper Journal, Fisheye Magazine, Gente di Fotografia, De l'air Magazine, Magazyn SZUM, Aspiracje, Arteon, Hunger Magazine, Life Framer, Jungle Magazine, Der Greif, Blow Magazine, Musee Magazine, dienacht, Aint-Bad Magazine, iGNANT, Vostok, This Orient, Thisispaper, Sajinyesul, SMBHmag, F-Stop Magazine, Unless you will<\/p><p>Eastreet (collective book)<\/p><p>TEXTS \/ INTERVIEWS \/ REVIEWS \/ ESSAYS<\/p><p>Text by Cristina Albertini Bahnarel, La r\u00e9alit\u00e9 factice de ce qu\u2019il y a de plus brutal dans la sublimation de la beaut\u00e9, \u201cPoint contemporain\u201d, Paris, France, January 2020 [FR] [EN]<\/p><p>Review by Emanuele Enrico Mariani, Afterbeauty &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Votive Figure, \u201cGente di Fotografia\u201d, Modena, Italy, January 2020 [IT]<\/p><p>Interview by Kristen Knupp, Interview with Marta Zgierska: Blush, \u201cArt Decision\u201d, Geneva, Switzerland, October 2019 [EN]<\/p><p>Review by Carine Bovey, Post tenebras vanitas, \u201cLe Chat Perch\u00e9\u201d, Geneva, Switzerland, October 2019 [FR]<\/p><p>Text by Petra Noll-Hammerstiel, Rituale I: Korrelationen, \u201cRituale I: Korrelationen\u201d, Exhibition Catalogue, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, Austria, September 2019 [DE] [EN]<\/p><p>Interview by Amaury Antoine, The sacrifices we make for beauty, \u201cLife Framer\u201d, London, UK, September 2019 [EN]<\/p><p>Interview by Alice Ierace, Colour pop, hot wax and beauty standards according to Marta Zgierska, \u201cHunger Magazine\u201d, London, UK, August 2019 [EN]<\/p><p>Review by Aleksandra Skrabek, Marta Zgierska\u2019s Blush, \u201cAspiracje\u201d, Warsaw, Poland, July 2019 [PL] [EN]<\/p><p>Text by Kamila Dworniczak, Afterbeauty, \u201cArteon\u201d, Pozna\u0144, Poland, June 2019 [PL] [EN]<\/p><p>Review by Bruno Dubreuil, Marta Zgierska, la photographie comme masque du r\u00e9el, \u201cViens Voir\u201d, Paris, France, May 2019 [FR] [EN]<\/p><p>Interview by Graziano Ferri, Marta Zgierska Covers Her Body with Wax to Transform Herself into a Votive Figure, \u201cFotoRoom\u201d, Italy, May 2019 [EN]<\/p><p>Interview by Guillaume du Mesgnil d\u2019Engente, Regard sur le culte de la beaut\u00e9 avec la photographe Marta Zgierska, \u201cLes Num\u00e9riques\u201d, Paris, France, May 2019 [FR]<\/p><p>Essay by Iwona Kurz, Post pictura. Photo-bio-graphy, in: Marta Zgierska, Afterbeauty, Monograph, Biala Gallery, Lublin, Poland, February 2019 [PL] [EN]<\/p><p>Essay by Zofia Krawiec, What is left after beauty?, in: Marta Zgierska, Afterbeauty, Monograph, Biala Gallery, Lublin, Poland, February 2019 [PL] [EN]<\/p><p>Text by Laura Gowen, artgen\u00e8ve, Gowen Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland, January 2019 [FR] [EN]<\/p><p>Text by Micha\u0142 D\u0105browski, From the Post series \u2013 Marta Zgierska, \u201cCulture.pl\u201d, Warsaw, Poland, November 2018 [PL] [EN]<\/p><p>Review by Joanna Kinowska, Post, czyli co?, \u201cPrzekr\u00f3j\u201d, Warsaw, Poland, March 2018 [PL]<\/p><p>Text by Adam Mazur, Post, curatorial text, The Fort Institute of Photography, Warsaw, Poland, February 2018 [PL] [EN]<\/p><p>Text by Sophie Charlotte Hoffmann, Pure gray, the color of resignation and silence. A series by Marta Zgierska, \u201cTHIS ORIENT\u201d, Munich, Germany, November 2017 [EN]<\/p><p>Interview by Joanna L. Cresswell, Marta Zgierska, \u201cUnseen Magazine\u201d, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2017 [EN]<\/p><p>Text by Andrew Nunes, A near-death experience inspires a haunting photo series, \u201cVICE\u201d, New York, USA, May 2017 [EN]<\/p><p>Text by Erik Vroons, Steamy Windows and Distorted Rearviews \u2013 How Photographic Images Can Function in Artist Books, \u201cGUP Magazine\u201d, Amsterdam, Netherlands, February 2017 [EN]<\/p><p>Interview by Marie Moglia, Post ou comment Marta Zgierska raconte sa douleur en images, \u201cFisheye Magazine\u201d, Paris, France, December 2016 [FR]<\/p><p>Interview by Alexandra Lethbridge, Ideas on Talent: Marta Zgierska, \u201cPhotoworks\u201d, Brighton, UK, November 2016 [EN]<\/p><p>Text by Emma Bourne, Grey\u2026 It\u2019s a very sad colour. It\u2019s the colour of resigning. Of silence, \u201cJungle Magazine\u201d, London, UK, November 2016 [EN]<\/p><p>Essay by Christian Caujolle, Post, in: Marta Zgierska, Post, Monograph, Actes Sud, Arles, France, July 2016 [FR] [EN]<\/p><p>Text by Darren Campion, Marta Zgierska, \u201cPaper Journal\u201d, London, UK, July 2016 [EN]<\/p><p>Interview by Anne Rosenberg, Framing Fears: An Interview With Marta Zgierska, \u201cGUP Magazine\u201d, Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 2016 [EN]<\/p><p>Text by Diane Dufour, Photographie Sans Titre issue de la s\u00e9rie Post de Marta Zgierska, \u201cL'Oeil de la Photographie\u201d, Paris, France, May 2016 [FR] [EN]<\/p><p>Interview by Graziano Ferri, Post \u2013 Marta Zgierska Puts in Pictures the Impact of Traumatic Events, \u201cFotoRoom\u201d, Italy, April 2016 [EN]<\/p><p>Interview by Monika Szewczyk-Wittek, Marta Zgierska \u2013 projekt bardzo osobisty, \u201cFotopolis\u201d, Warsaw, Poland, April 2016 [PL]<\/p><p>Interview by Ericka Weidmann, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie 2016: Interview de Marta Zgierska, \u201cL'Oeil de la Photographie\u201d, Paris, France, February 2016 [FR] [EN]<\/p><p>Text by Diane Dufour, Post, Artistic Advisor of the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Paris, France, February 2016 [FR] [EN]<\/p><p>Text by Enrico Bossan, Reminders Photography Stronghold Grant, Reminders Photography Stronghold Grant reviewer, on Marta Zgierska, the 12th RPS Grantee, Tokyo, Japan, February 2016 [EN]<\/p>","long_bio_raw":"Marta Zgierska, born in 1987, Lublin, Poland. She holds MFA in Photography (The Leon Schiller National Film, Television and Theatre School), MA in Theatrology and MA in Journalism (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University). In her artwork she deals with the subject of trauma, liminal experiences and associated tensions. After a serious car accident, her body, physically affected, naturally became a tool for studying reality. In her current works she is stitching painful performative process in colorful sweet aesthetics, taken from the visual code characteristic for the modern beauty industry, to tell about current opression of feminine body. She explores the canons of feminine beauty and undermines the pressure that the contemporary society exerts on the woman\u2019s image. In 2015 she was named one of Lens Culture's Top 50 Emerging Talents. In 2016 she won one of the most prestigious photography awards \u2013 Prix HSBC pour la Photographie and also Daylight Photo Awards, Reminders Photography Stronghold Grant, FotoLeggendo Giovanni Tabo Prize and Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award. In the same year she was nominated for the ING Unseen Talent Award. Her project \"Post\" has been published as a book by Actes Sud in 2016. It received the PDN Photo Annual Award (2017). Her works were exhibited at Finnish Museum of Photography (Helsinki, 2017), International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum (Geneva, 2017), Museum Dr. Guislain (Ghent, 2017), Musee de la Photographie Andre Villers (Mougins, 2016), Galerie Esther Woerdehoff (Paris, 2016), Gowen Contemporary Gallery (Geneva, 2016 and 2019), Galerie Intervalle (Paris, 2017 and 2019), Unseen Amsterdam (2017), Artgen\u00e8ve (2019). Her works were presented also during numerous festivals, including Festival Circulation(s) and Athens Photo Festival. In 2018 she was nominated for the prestigious Foam Paul Huf Award, in 2019 for the DZ BANK Art Collection Fellowship. In 2019 she was named Artist of the Year at the DongGang International Photo Festival in South Korea. Her works can be found in the collection of HSBC Foundation and in many private collections.\n\nwww.martazgierska.com\n\nEDUCATION\n\n2009 - 2015 MFA in Photography, The Leon Schiller National Film, Television and Theatre School, Lodz, Poland\n2006 - 2011 MA in Polish Philology \/ Theatrology, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland\n2006 - 2011 MA in Journalism, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland\n\n\nUPCOMING \/ CURRENT EXHIBITIONS\n\n2020 Art Paris Art Fair \/ Gowen Contemporary Gallery, Paris, France\n2020 MIA Photo Fair, Solo show \/ Gowen Contemporary Gallery, Milan, Italy\n2020 Blush, Galerie Sintitulo, Mougins, France\n\n\nSOLO EXHIBITIONS\n\n2019 Blush, Gowen Contemporary Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland\n2019 Artist of the Year, DongGang Museum of Photography, South Korea\n2019 Afterbeauty &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Votive Figure, Galerie Intervalle, Paris, France\n2019 Blush, Biala Gallery, Lublin, Poland\n2018 Post, The Fort Institute of Photography, Warsaw, Poland\n2017 Post, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland\n2017 Post, heART Geneva, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Geneva, Switzerland\n2017 Post, Galerie Intervalle, Paris, France\n2017 Post, Filter Space Gallery, Chicago, USA\n2017 Post, Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery, Tokyo, Japan\n\n\nTWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS\n\n2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris, France\n2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Gowen Contemporary Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland\n2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Musee de la Photographie Andre Villers, Mougins, France\n2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, L'Arsenal, Metz, France\n2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Arret sur l'Image Galerie, Bordeaux, France\n2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Galerie Sintitulo, Mougins, France\n\n\nSELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS\n\n2019 Votive Figure, Galeristes Art Fair \/ Galerie Intervalle, Paris, France\n2019 Afterbeauty, Rituals I: Correlations, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, Austria\n2019 Takeover, PGS National Gallery, Sopot, Poland\n2019 Votive Figure, Polyptyque \/ Galerie Intervalle, Marseille, France\n2019 Afterbeauty, Artgen\u00e8ve \/ Gowen Contemporary Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland\n2018 Post, Galeristes Art Fair \/ Galerie Intervalle, Paris, France\n2018 Identity Issues, Riga Photography Biennial, Latvia\n2018 Angst, Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent, Belgium\n2018 5 x 2 = 10, Gowen Contemporary Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland\n2017 Post, Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam \/ Galerie Intervalle, Amsterdam, Netherlands\n2017 Drift, Beirut Art Fair \/ Gowen Contemporary Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon\n2017 Post, Backlight Photo Festival, Tampere Art Museum, Finland\n2016 Post, Festival Circulation(s), Paris, France\n2016 Post, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Greece\n2016 Post, FotoLeggendo Festival, Rome, Italy\n2016 Post, Encontros da Imagem International Photography Festival, Braga, Portugal\n2016 Post, Bitume Photofest, Lecce, Italy\n2016 Celeste Visible White Photo Prize, Fondazione Studio Marangoni Gallery, Florence, Italy\n2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, PAD Paris, France\n2016 Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Parcours Saint\u2010Germain, Paris, France\n2016 Salon of New Photography, Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland\n2015 LensCulture Emerging Talents, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, USA\n2015 Post, Malmo Fotobiennal, Sweden\n2015 Post, Poznan Photo Diploma Award, Maison de la Photographie, Lille, France\n2015 Post, Poznan Photo Diploma Award, Biennale of Photography in Poznan, Poland\n2015 Post, DongGang International Photo Festival, South Korea\n2015 Post, Pa-ta-ta Festival, Granada, Spain\n2015 Post, Rencontres de Ghar el Melh, Tunisa\n2014 Future Condition, Photokina, Cologne, Germany\n2014 Estreet, East Poland House in Brussels, Belgium\n2014 Eastreet, KD Gallery, Nancy, France\n2014 Eastreet, Lublin, Poland\n2012 Oskoma, FF \/ Imaginarium Gallery, Lodz, Poland\n2012 TIFF Festival Debuts Section, Wroclaw, Poland\n2012 Private Property, TIFF Festival, Wroclaw, Poland\n2012 Fashion choc moglo byc inaczej, OFFPiotrkowska, Lodz, Poland\n2012 Historie Obecnosci, Fotofestiwal, PWSFTviT, Lodz, Poland\n2012 Ostatni Seans, 2b+r Gallery, Warsaw, Poland\n2012 Port Praski, MFFM, Jaroslaw, Poland\n2011 Ostatni Seans, Fotofestiwal, The Cinematography Museum, Lodz, Poland\n2011 Lodz. Widoki poza pamiecia, Skwer, Warsaw, Poland\n2010 Come On! Come Closer, Osrodek Propagandy Sztuki, Lodz, Poland\n\n\nSELECTED SCREENINGS\n\n2016 Post, Verzasca Foto Festival, Sonogno, Switzerland\n2016 Post, Nuit de l\u2019Annee, Les Rencontres d'Arles, France\n2016 Post, Photonic Moments Month of Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia\n2016 Post, The Smell Of Dust III\n2015 Post, Landskrona Fotofestival, Sweden\n2015 Post, Photo Kathmandu Festival, Nepal\n\n\nAWARDS\n\n2019 DZ BANK Art Collection Fellowship, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (nominated)\n2019 Artist of the Year, DongGang International Photo Festival, South Korea (winner)\n2019 Bourse du Talent, Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris, France (finalist)\n2019 Hariban Award, Kyoto, Japan (shortlisted)\n2019 Mazovia Creative Award, Warsaw, Poland (winner)\n2018 Foam Paul Huf Award, Amsterdam, Netherlands (nominated)\n2018 Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Scholarship, Los Angeles, USA (shortlisted)\n2018 International Festival of Photography PhotoVisa, The Silence Award, Krasnodar, Russia (2nd place winner)\n2017 PDN Photo Annual, Photo Books, New York, USA (winner)\n2016 Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Paris, France (winner)\n2016 Daylight Photo Awards, USA (winner)\n2016 ING Unseen Talent Award, Amsterdam, Netherlands (nominated)\n2016 FotoLeggendo Giovanni Tabo Prize, Rome, Italy (winner)\n2016 Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award, Best Conceptual Photo Project, Georgia (winner)\n2016 International Photography Award Emergentes dst, Encontros da Imagem International Photography Festival, Braga, Portugal (finalist)\n2016 Encontros da Imagem International Photography Festival, Discovery Award Under 30, Braga, Portugal (finalist)\n2016 Best Photography Book from Central and Eastern Europe 2015 - 2016, European Month of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia (honorable mention)\n2016 Celeste Visible White Photo Prize, Florence, Italy (finalist)\n2016 Latent, Rome, Italy (shortlisted)\n2016 Nera di Verzasca Award, Verzasca Foto Festival, Sonogno, Switzerland (finalist)\n2016 Photonic Moments Month of Photography, Evening Projections, Ljubljana, Slovenia (winner)\n2016 Young Talents of Image: Storytelling, FP Magazine, Milan, Italy (honorable mention)\n2015 LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards, Amsterdam, Netherlands (winner)\n2015 Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Scholarship, Los Angeles, USA (shortlisted)\n2015 Vevey International Photo Award, Switzerland (shortlisted)\n2015 Guernsey Photography Festival International Competition (shortlisted)\n2015 Poznan Photo Diploma Award, Poland (finalist)\n2015 Przetwornia Project, expert: Rafal Milach, Cracow, Poland (finalist)\n2012 International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA (honorable mentions x3)\n2012 TIFF Festival, Debuts Section, Wroclaw, Poland (winner)\n2012 MFFM Festival, Jaroslaw, Poland (winner)\n2010 International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA (honorable mention)\n2010 Portrait Empik Photo, Poland (special award)\n2010 Grand Press Photo, Warsaw, Poland (finalist)\n\n\nGRANTS \/ RESIDENCES \/ SCHOLARSHIPS\n\n2019 CreArt Residency, Kaunas, Lithuania\n2019 Within the Frame of Sopot Residency, Sopot, Poland\n2018 Grant of the Mayor of the City of Lublin, Poland\n2017 Polish Culture Around the World, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw, Poland\n2016 Reminders Photography Stronghold Grant and Residency, Tokyo, Japan\n2016 Photography Grant, Fine Art Category (2nd place winner)\n2015 Polish Culture Around the World, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw, Poland\n\n\nBOOKS\n\n2020 Garden, Blow Up Press, Warsaw, Poland (upcoming)\n2019 Afterbeauty, Biala Gallery, Lublin, Poland\n2016 Post, Actes Sud, Arles, France\n2012 Private Property, Instytut Kultury Wizualnej, Warsaw, Poland (collective book)\n\n\nCOLLECTIONS\n\nHSBC Foundation, Paris, France\nPrivate collections\n\n\nPUBLICATIONS\n\nGUP Magazine, Unseen Magazine, LensCulture, The Eyes, L'Oeil de la Photographie, Fotoroom, Fotografia Magazine, Photoworks, Paper Journal, Fisheye Magazine, Gente di Fotografia, De l'air Magazine, Magazyn SZUM, Aspiracje, Arteon, Hunger Magazine, Life Framer, Jungle Magazine, Der Greif, Blow Magazine, Musee Magazine, dienacht, Aint-Bad Magazine, iGNANT, Vostok, This Orient, Thisispaper, Sajinyesul, SMBHmag, F-Stop Magazine, Unless you will\nEastreet (collective book)\n\n\nTEXTS \/ INTERVIEWS \/ REVIEWS \/ ESSAYS\n\nText by Cristina Albertini Bahnarel, La r\u00e9alit\u00e9 factice de ce qu\u2019il y a de plus brutal dans la sublimation de la beaut\u00e9, \u201cPoint contemporain\u201d, Paris, France, January 2020 [FR] [EN]\n\nReview by Emanuele Enrico Mariani, Afterbeauty &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Votive Figure, \u201cGente di Fotografia\u201d, Modena, Italy, January 2020 [IT]\n\nInterview by Kristen Knupp, Interview with Marta Zgierska: Blush, \u201cArt Decision\u201d, Geneva, Switzerland, October 2019 [EN]\n\nReview by Carine Bovey, Post tenebras vanitas, \u201cLe Chat Perch\u00e9\u201d, Geneva, Switzerland, October 2019 [FR]\n\nText by Petra Noll-Hammerstiel, Rituale I: Korrelationen, \u201cRituale I: Korrelationen\u201d, Exhibition Catalogue, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, Austria, September 2019 [DE] [EN]\n\nInterview by Amaury Antoine, The sacrifices we make for beauty, \u201cLife Framer\u201d, London, UK, September 2019 [EN]\n\nInterview by Alice Ierace, Colour pop, hot wax and beauty standards according to Marta Zgierska, \u201cHunger Magazine\u201d, London, UK, August 2019 [EN]\n\nReview by Aleksandra Skrabek, Marta Zgierska\u2019s Blush, \u201cAspiracje\u201d, Warsaw, Poland, July 2019 [PL] [EN]\n\nText by Kamila Dworniczak, Afterbeauty, \u201cArteon\u201d, Pozna\u0144, Poland, June 2019 [PL] [EN]\n\nReview by Bruno Dubreuil, Marta Zgierska, la photographie comme masque du r\u00e9el, \u201cViens Voir\u201d, Paris, France, May 2019 [FR] [EN]\n\nInterview by Graziano Ferri, Marta Zgierska Covers Her Body with Wax to Transform Herself into a Votive Figure, \u201cFotoRoom\u201d, Italy, May 2019 [EN]\n\nInterview by Guillaume du Mesgnil d\u2019Engente, Regard sur le culte de la beaut\u00e9 avec la photographe Marta Zgierska, \u201cLes Num\u00e9riques\u201d, Paris, France, May 2019 [FR]\n\nEssay by Iwona Kurz, Post pictura. Photo-bio-graphy, in: Marta Zgierska, Afterbeauty, Monograph, Biala Gallery, Lublin, Poland, February 2019 [PL] [EN]\n\nEssay by Zofia Krawiec, What is left after beauty?, in: Marta Zgierska, Afterbeauty, Monograph, Biala Gallery, Lublin, Poland, February 2019 [PL] [EN]\n\nText by Laura Gowen, artgen\u00e8ve, Gowen Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland, January 2019 [FR] [EN]\n\nText by Micha\u0142 D\u0105browski, From the Post series \u2013 Marta Zgierska, \u201cCulture.pl\u201d, Warsaw, Poland, November 2018 [PL] [EN]\n\nReview by Joanna Kinowska, Post, czyli co?, \u201cPrzekr\u00f3j\u201d, Warsaw, Poland, March 2018 [PL]\n\nText by Adam Mazur, Post, curatorial text, The Fort Institute of Photography, Warsaw, Poland, February 2018 [PL] [EN]\n\nText by Sophie Charlotte Hoffmann, Pure gray, the color of resignation and silence. A series by Marta Zgierska, \u201cTHIS ORIENT\u201d, Munich, Germany, November 2017 [EN]\n\nInterview by Joanna L. Cresswell, Marta Zgierska, \u201cUnseen Magazine\u201d, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2017 [EN]\n\nText by Andrew Nunes, A near-death experience inspires a haunting photo series, \u201cVICE\u201d, New York, USA, May 2017 [EN]\n\nText by Erik Vroons, Steamy Windows and Distorted Rearviews \u2013 How Photographic Images Can Function in Artist Books, \u201cGUP Magazine\u201d, Amsterdam, Netherlands, February 2017 [EN]\n\nInterview by Marie Moglia, Post ou comment Marta Zgierska raconte sa douleur en images, \u201cFisheye Magazine\u201d, Paris, France, December 2016 [FR]\n\nInterview by Alexandra Lethbridge, Ideas on Talent: Marta Zgierska, \u201cPhotoworks\u201d, Brighton, UK, November 2016 [EN]\n\nText by Emma Bourne, Grey\u2026 It\u2019s a very sad colour. It\u2019s the colour of resigning. Of silence, \u201cJungle Magazine\u201d, London, UK, November 2016 [EN]\n\nEssay by Christian Caujolle, Post, in: Marta Zgierska, Post, Monograph, Actes Sud, Arles, France, July 2016 [FR] [EN]\n\nText by Darren Campion, Marta Zgierska, \u201cPaper Journal\u201d, London, UK, July 2016 [EN]\n\nInterview by Anne Rosenberg, Framing Fears: An Interview With Marta Zgierska, \u201cGUP Magazine\u201d, Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 2016 [EN]\n\nText by Diane Dufour, Photographie Sans Titre issue de la s\u00e9rie Post de Marta Zgierska, \u201cL'Oeil de la Photographie\u201d, Paris, France, May 2016 [FR] [EN]\n\nInterview by Graziano Ferri, Post \u2013 Marta Zgierska Puts in Pictures the Impact of Traumatic Events, \u201cFotoRoom\u201d, Italy, April 2016 [EN]\n\nInterview by Monika Szewczyk-Wittek, Marta Zgierska \u2013 projekt bardzo osobisty, \u201cFotopolis\u201d, Warsaw, Poland, April 2016 [PL]\n\nInterview by Ericka Weidmann, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie 2016: Interview de Marta Zgierska, \u201cL'Oeil de la Photographie\u201d, Paris, France, February 2016 [FR] [EN]\n\nText by Diane Dufour, Post, Artistic Advisor of the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Paris, France, February 2016 [FR] [EN]\n\nText by Enrico Bossan, Reminders Photography Stronghold Grant, Reminders Photography Stronghold Grant reviewer, on Marta Zgierska, the 12th RPS Grantee, Tokyo, Japan, February 2016 [EN]","display_name":null,"website_url":null,"profile_type_id":2,"show_age":0,"twitter_handle":null,"facebook_handle":null,"linkedin_handle":null,"skype_handle":null,"google_plus_handle":null,"pinterest_handle":null,"instagram_handle":"@martazgierska_","vimeo_handle":null,"youtube_handle":null,"telephone":null,"company_name":null,"address_1":null,"address_2":null,"city":null,"region":null,"country":null,"postcode":null,"vat_id":null,"codice_fiscale":null,"codice_destinatario":null,"pec_destinatario":null,"show_explicit_content":"0","created_at":"2015-12-01T21:38:58.000000Z","updated_at":"2020-10-07T09:12:51.000000Z"}}}