Joanna Piotrowska

JOANNA PIOTROWSKA
b. 1985, Warsaw, Poland. Lives and works in London.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2017
Southard Reid, London, UK

2016
Frantic
Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal

2015
Hester
Southard Reid, London, UK 

How Are You?
Księgarnia | Wystawa, Krakow, Poland

FROWST
Krakow Photomonth Festival 2015
The Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum, Krakow, Poland

2014
s.w.a.l.k
Project Space, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
These Rotten Words
Curated by George Vasey
Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, UK

Something halfway between the typical atmosphere I breathe and the tip of my reality.
Curated by Juan Canela and Stefanie Hessler
La Tabacalera, Madrid, Spain

Room
Sadie Coles, London, UK

2016
Give Me Yesterday
Fondazione Prada Osservatorio, Milan, Italy

Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2015
True Players
W139, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Royal College of Art Stand
Photo London, Somerset House, London, UK

Kombucha
Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland 

ALTRIMENTI CHE ESSERE
Galleria Oltredimore, Gender Bender Festival, Bologna, Italy 

Krasna-Krausz Book Awards and First Book Award 2015
Media Space, Science Museum, London, UK 

Jerwood and Photoworks Award Exhibition
Jerwood Space, London, UK 

2014
What love has to do with it
Project Space, Hayward Gallery, London, UK 

2013
When Sleeper Wakes
Aperto Gallery, St Petersburg, Russia 

Bloomberg New Contemporaries
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK 

Family Politics
Jerwood Space, London, UK

Fly me through the night, Pilot
Private house at Primrose Hill, London, UK

Bloomberg New Contemporaries
Spike Island, Bristol, UK

Call XV
Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia, Spain

21st Century Art and Design - RCA 2013
Christie’s, London, UK

MA Graduation Show
Royal College of Art, London, UK 

2012
The Suspension of History
Basement Project Space, Cork, Ireland 

2010
Sittcomm.award
Wyspianski Pavilion, Krakow, Poland

"5128"
Zpafiska Gallery, Krakow, Poland

SELECTED RECENT PRESS

Spring 2016       TANK, cover and photography, Double Take, p.256 - 278

Jan 2016            VICE, feature, Black and White Photos That Show the Disturbing Side of Being a Teenage Girl

Nov 2015           VAULT, feature, Joanna Piotrowska: Of Body and Mind by Daniel Boetker-Smith, p. 50

Nov 2015           AnOther, interview, ...Using Gesture to Empower Women, by Daisy Woodward, online

Jun 2015           Magenta Mag, Nowa Anatomia, The King is Naked..., by Michal Grochowiak, p. 49

May 2015           Art News, review, Joanna Piotrowska, Southard Reid, by Jennifer Thatcher, p. 127

March 2015       Art Monthly, review by Nick Warner, p. 29

March 2015        Calvert 22, essay by Anastasiia Fedorova, online

Spring 2015       Tjej Land, text by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

March 2015         Art Monthly, review, Joanna Piotrowska, Southard Reid, by Nick Warner, p. 29

Winter 2014        Aperture, text by Wojciech Nowicki

Winter 2014        Dazed Magazine, pictorial feature, Never is a Long Time, p. 180

Jul 2014              Paper Journal, Uncertain Constellations, interview by Darren Campion

Dec 2013            The Independent, Art Stars of Tomorrow by Adrian Hamilton

Dec 2013            Dust Magazine, Frowst, text by Anca Rujoiu

Nov 2013           Photomonitor, interview by Christiane Monarchi

Nov 2013           Time Out, Bloomberg New Contemporariesby Martin Coomer

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK

National Photography Collection, Bradford, UK

SELECTED AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2017
Inclusartiz Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2015
Plat(t)form 2015, Winterthur Fotomuseum, Switzerland

Photoworks & Jerwood Award

2014
Nomination: reGeneration, Tomorrow’s Photographers Today

Nomination: REFOCUS: The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Castlegate Photography Prize

Kuldiga Artists Residence 2014

First Book Award, MACK Books 

2013
Selected for Catlin Guide 2013

2011
Genesis Foundation Scholarship

2010
Nomination for sittcomm. award 2010

Creative Scholarship of the Head of the City of Krakow

Hidden Places artist in residence, Görlitz, Germany 

SELECTED TALKS AND LECTURES

2014
Frowst book launch
Claire de Rouen, London, UK 

Artist’s talk
Calvert 22 Gallery, London, UK 

Book launch & conversation with Ben Burbridge
Hayward Gallery, London, UK

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014
Frowst by Mack

EDUCATION 

2011 – 2013                  MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2010                              Contemporary Culture, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

2008                              Erasmus Exchange, Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria

2006 – 2009                   BA Photography, Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland

2004 – 2006                   Photography course, Warsaw Film School, Warsaw, Poland