Weronika Gesicka, born in 1984 in Włocławek (Poland). Graduated from the graphics department
of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the Academy of Photography in the same city. She received
a scholarship from the polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage. Weronika is doing projects about
memory and its mechanisms. She is interested in the scientific and pseudoscientific theories,
mnemonics and various disorders concerning it. Her main field of activity is photography, but she also
create objects and artifacts, often in collaboration with craftsmen and sometimes with other artists.
An important part of her art is working with archive materials of various sources. These are both
image banks or images found on the Internet and police archives or old press photography.

 

EXHIBITIONS

2017  Foam Talent / Foam Fotografiemuseum  / Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017  International Photography Festival / Tel Aviv / Israel

2017  Phnom Penh Photo / Phnom Penh / Cambodia

2017  Zasoby zablokowane / Muzeum Współczesne / Wrocław, Poland

2017  Traces / Fotografic Gallery / Prague, Czech Republic

2017  Belfast Photo Festival / Ireland

2017  Festival Circulations / Paris, France

2017  Photography II – Medium in New Ways / group show / ALAN İstanbul / Istanbul, Turkey

2016  Marks / Krakow Photomonth Festival / Krakow, Poland

2013  Fall in love with art / FORT Art Center / group show / Warsaw, Poland

2010  Fairyland / Prospero Gallery / Lublin, Poland

2009  Fairyland / Obok ZPAF Gallery / Warsaw, Poland

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2017  Foam Talent / winner

2017  Spotlight Award, Belfast Photo Festival / winner

2017  Prix HSBC pour la Photographie / finalist

2016  LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards / winner

2016  Prix Levallois / finalist

2016  ShowOFF / Krakow Photomonth Festival / winner

2009  Prix de la Photographie / II prize

2008  Dolina Kreatywna / I prize

2008  Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage

2008  International Photography Awards / I prize

 

PUBLICATIONS, INTERVIEWS AND FEATURES

2017 Foam Magazine

2017  The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2017/jan/23/unhappy-families-weronika-gesicka-in-pictures?CMP=share_btn_fb

2017 Internazionale

2017 LM magazine / interview
http://www.lm-magazine.com/blog/2017/07/07/weronika-gesicka-2/

2017 Gente di Fotografia

2017 RedMilk / interview
http://redmilkmagazine.com/2017/04/weronika-gesicka/

2017  FK Magazine
http://fkmagazine.lv/2017/01/05/traces/

2016  Spiegel Online / interview
http://www.spiegel.de/stil/fotokunst-aus-polen-weronika-gesicka-erschafft-neue-bildwelten-a-1111010.html

2016  Wysokie Obcasy / interview
http://www.wysokieobcasy.pl/wysokie-obcasy/1,80530,20565806,wiekszosc-rzeczy-ktore-robimy-zwiazana-jest-z-tym-ze-nie.html

2016  Lomography / interview
https://www.lomography.com/magazine/323704-weronika-gesicka-s-photo-surrealistic-recycled-collage-work

2016  Feature Shoot
http://www.featureshoot.com/2016/08/surrealist-daydream-made-stock-photos/

2016  VICE 15th Annual Photo Issue

2016  Beaux Arts Magazine

2016  i-D / interview
https://i-d.vice.com/pl/article/bo-fantazja-jest-od-tego

2016  Hunger Magazine
http://www.hungertv.com/feature/surreal-manipulations-of-memory-by-weronika-gesika