Bio / Statement

Bio

Wieczorek’s practice combines film and photography while moving between constructed documentary and documented fiction.
She currently studies at Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains (2020-2022). She previously graduated from the National Film School in Lodz, Poland (Direction of Photography), and from the Strzeminski Art Academy in Lodz, where she studied traditional techniques: painting and fine art printing.

Her works have been exhibited and awarded internationally, including the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki; Molinario Collezione, Milan, Italy (works in collection); Capa Center of Contemporary Photography, Budapest; Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (works in collection), Japan; among others.
She is the Parallel European Photo-Based Platform 2nd Cycle Laureate in New Artist category and HELLERAU Photography 2020 – Center for Contemporary Arts Residency Award winner.


Statement

Human body is a recurrent subject in my work. I am particularly interested in how it exists and performs in situations that are extremely intimate and extremely political at the very same time.
In my work, I try to explore these moments that frequently belong to the sphere of taboos and that mostly happen beyond the shared gaze, such as queer desires, production and consumption of fetishes, body’s medicalization.
Exceeding norms and acting beyond visibility almost always foretells significant shifts, or even revolutions. I am thus interested in the liminal, unexposed subjects, and in how they intertwine
with contemporary technology, capitalist economy, and politics. I see this intersection drawing out the most actual shape of the shared socio-political fabrics.

Education

10.2020 – present

Le Fresnoy – studio national des arts contemporains, FR

11.2017 – 07.2020

The National Film School in Lodz, PL
Direction of Photography and TV Production Department
Master Degree with Distinction

11.2011 – 09.2016

The Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, PL
Graphics and Painting Department
Master Degree with Distinction

Awards & Grants

2021

  • Renctontres d’Arles – Changing Times: Art facing a new world – conference & publication by The Eyes – Arles
  • HELLERAU Photography Award —  Award winner (Hellerau Residency Award)
  • Les Boutographies – Rencontres Photographiques de Montpellier – Official selection, Motpellier
  • PARALLEL Atlas by The Eyes – Selected artist

2020

  • K*MoPA – Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan) — Laureate
  • HELLERAU Photography Award —  Award winner (Hellerau Residency Award)
  • Polish Culture Around the World, Adam Mickiewicz Institute Grant holder

2019

  • K*MoPA – Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan) — Laureate
  • Les Boutographies rencontres photographiques — Laureate (official selection)
  • Kaunas Photo Festival   Award nominee
  • TIFF Photography Festival   Special mention
  • Young Lynxes Prize, Lynx Contemporary Magazine — Award winner
  • Polish Culture Around the World, Adam Mickiewicz Institute — Grant holder
  • Blame the Algorithm, DER GREIF open selection —  Laureate / Selected artist
  • GETXOPHOTO Festival of Photography —  Finalist
  • SURVIVAL Art Review — Laureate (official selection)
  • OBSCURA Festival of Photography — Laureate (official selection)
  • Young Artist Award, stipend by the Province Marshal — Grant holder
  • Function/Anomy, Intermission open selection: Selected Artist

2018

  • Warsaw Photo Days International Festival Grand Prix
  • DER GREIF: Guest Room by Monica Allende open selection — Selected Artist
  • GESTE Paris: Binary/Non-Binary  Laureate / Selected Artist
  • PARALLEL European Photo-Based Platform: New Artist  Laureate
  • Young Artist Award, stipend by the Province Marshal — Grant holder

Residences

2020

  • HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden, DE

Solo shows

2020

  • HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden, Fetish of the Image, Dresden, DE, 2020
  • Szklarnia Gallery, Second Skin, Lodz, PL

2018

  • Balucka Gallery, Homo Absurdus, Lodz, PL

2017

  • Obok Gallery, Making Of, Warsaw, PL

Selected group shows

2021

  • Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kiyosato, JP,
  • Pavillon Populaire, Les Boutographies – rencontres photographiques, Montpellier, FR
  • Austin Desmond Gallery, Staying with the Trouble, London, UK
  • Peresvetov Gallery, Moscow, RU

2020

  • PHOTO London – l’étrangère gallery, London, UK
  • HELLERAU Photography Award, Technische Sammlungen, Dresden, DE, 2020

2019

  • The Finnish Museum of Photography, Out of sight: Picturing the unseen, Helsinki, FI
  • Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Zeitgeist, Budapest, HU
  • OBSCURA Festival of Photography, Subculture, George Town, MY
  • Parallel Review, Lisbon, PRT
  • The Wrong Biennale, u10 Art Space, Prosthetic, Belgrade, SRB
  • Münchner Stadtmuseum, Public / Private, Munich, DE
  • Rathaus Reinickendorf, Function/Anomy, Berlin, DE
  • Interphoto Festival, Against the grain, Białystok, PL
  • Kaunas Photo Festival, Digital, virtual, real, Kaunas, LT,
  • TIFF Festival, Worlds, Wroclaw, PL
  • SURVIVAL Art Review, Concealed, Wroclaw, PL
  • ZONA Sztuki Aktualnej, Masochistki, Szczecin, PL

2018

  • Warsaw Photo Days International Festival, Manipulation, Warsaw, PL, 2018
  • GESTE Paris, Binary/Non-Binary, Paris, FR, 2018
  • Organ Vida Festival, Intersection, Zagreb, HR, 2018
  • Punkt Odbioru Sztuki, Picture Bride, Lodz, PL, 2018

Work experience

06.2018 – present
Writer

Lynx Contemporary, art magazine

11.2017 – present
Writer

Rynek i Sztuka (Art & Market), art magazine

09.2017 – 01.2018
Photographer

Museum of Warsaw, collection’s digitisation contract

10. – 12.2016
Photographer

Photographee.eu, stock & commercial photography studio

07. – 08.2015
Intern

SFUMATO, studio of theatre and film set design