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.

 

UPCOMING 
2019
Seltsam / Polish Institute Düsseldorf / solo exhibition

Jednostka Gallery / Warsaw / solo exhibition

La Chambre / Strasbourg / solo exhibition

Kyotographie / Kyoto / solo exhibition

Bodyfiction / Vienne / group exhibition

Bodyfiction / Budapest / group exhibition

Bodyfiction / Luxembourg / group exhibition

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
I remember my birth / Project Room / Centre for Contemporary Art / Warsaw

2017
Traces / Fotografic Gallery / Prague

Traces / Phnom Penh Photo / Phnom Penh

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS
2018
Foam Talent / Red Hook Labs / NYC

Foam Talent / Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall / London

Foam Talent / Frankfurter Kunstverein / Frankfurt

The Photographers Gallery / artist talk / London

Family Values: Polish Photography Now / Calvert 22 Foundation / London

Bodyfiction / ZOYA Gallery / Bratislava

Landskrona Foto Festival / Landskrona

Fotoleggendo / Rome

Plat(t)form / portfolio review / Fotomuseum Winterthur

2017
Foam Talent / Foam Fotografiemuseum  / Amsterdam

Paris Photo / Grand Palais / Paris

International Photography Festival / Tel Aviv

Zasoby zablokowane / Muzeum Współczesne / Wrocław

Belfast Photo Festival / Belfast

Festival Circulations / The Cent Quatre / Paris

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

2016
Vice Magazine Photo Show /  Industria Superstudios / NYC

Marks / Krakow Photomonth Festival / Krakow

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS
2018
EMOP Arendt Award / nomination

PDN Photo Annual / book category / winner

Photographic Publication of the Year / honorable mention

2017
Foam Talent / winner

Spotlight Award, Belfast Photo Festival / winner

Prix HSBC pour la Photographie / finalist

2016
LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards / winner

Prix Levallois / finalist

ShowOFF / Krakow Photomonth Festival / winner

2009
Prix de la Photographie / II prize

2008
Dolina Kreatywna / I prize

Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage

International Photography Awards / I prize

Lucie Awards – Discovery of the Year / nomination

 

COLLECTIONS
Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS, INTERVIEWS AND FEATURES
2018
Art / Das Kunstmagazin

The New York Times

Le Monde

IMA Magazine

2017
The New York Times

Foam Magazine / cover

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

Internazionale

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

Gente di Fotografia

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

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

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

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

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

VICE 15th Annual Photo Issue

Beaux Arts Magazine

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