Wiktoria Wojciechowska

About

 

 

Wiktoria Wojciechowska – photographer, visual artist, born in Lublin, Poland.

 

The Winner of Oskar Barnack Leica Newcomer Award 2015 - project “Short Flashes”, La Quatrieme Image Young Talents 2015 and Humanity Photo Awards 2015 in documentary category, IPA Awards 2015 - two Honorable Mentions. Her series “Own place” won Photo Diploma Award 2013 - international contest of photographic diplomas. Currently she is completing the project “Sparks” in the territory of conflict in Ukraine. The ongoing project won Portfolio Review on Krakow Photomonth 2015. She took part in artist residencies in Reykjavik and Beijing.

 

Her works were presented during the festivals in Arles, Paris, Lille, Minsk, Bratyslava, Warsaw and Ljubljana and published in magazines such as: Causette, GUP, ArchivoZine, ArtPhotoMag, Gente di Fotografia, L’Oeil de la photographie, Life Framer, Wysokie Obcasy, Leica Fotografie International, Fotografia Magazine, Duży Format.

 

Awards:

2015 – 'Short Flashes' Oskar Barnack Leica Newcomer Award 2015;

2015 – 'Short Flashes' Young Talents Prize 2015, La Quatrieme Image, Salon de la Photographie Internationale;

2015 – 'Short Flashes' International Photographie Awards, IPA, two honorable mentions;

2015 – 'Short Flashes' Humanity Photo Awards, CFPA and UNESCO, Documentary category;

2015 – 'Sparks' The Griffin Art Space – Lubicz 2015 Prize , Krakow Photomonth, Poland;

2014 – 'Short Flashes', Leica Street Photo contest, exhibition;

2014 – 'Own Place' second prize in 'Projekt Przetwórnia';

2014 – 'Initiation”Jury's Very Favorite in Young-European-Union contest;

2013 – 'Synthesis' First Prize in Poznan Photo Diploma Awards;

2013 – 'Synthesis' The President of Academy of Fine Arts Award;

 

Selected exhibitions:

2016 – 'Sparks' The Encounters of Young International Photography, solo exhibition, Espace Grapelli, Niort, France (upcoming);

2016 – 'Short Flashes' The Encounters of Young International Photography, group exhibition, Niort, France (upcoming);

2015 – 'Short Flashes' Oskar Barnack Award Exhibition, solo exhibition, Festival Les Rencontres, Arles, France;

2015 – 'Short Flashes' Prix Maison Blanche, Projections du Jury, Marseille, France;

2015 – 'Short Flashes' Oskar Barnack Award Exhibition, group exhibition, Leica Center, Wetzlar, Germany;

2015 – 'Short Flashes' La Quatrieme Image,  group exhibition, L'Espace des Blancs Manteaux, Paris, France;

2015 – 'Short Flashes' Photolux Festival, solo exhibition, Palazzo Ducale, Lucca, Italy;

2015 – 'Short Flashes' Humanity Photo Awards, group exhibition, Shangri-La, China;

2015 – 'String', Non-existent Object – group exhibition, Podgorica, Montenegro;

2015 – 'Sparks', Mimicra - group exhibition, Etnographic Museum, Warsaw, Poland;

2015 – ‘Aurora portraits’, Onward Photo Compe ’15, Onward Photography Festival in Philadelphia, USA;

2014 – ‘Short Flashes’ Breathlessness, Prom Kultury Saska Kępa, Warsaw, Poland;

2014 – ’Short Flashes’, 50 WORDS exhibition, Month of Photography in Bratislava, Slovakia;

2014 – 'Synthesis' Akomodacja Exhibition, Month of Photography 2014 Mińsk, Belarus;

2014 – ‘Reykiavik’ - “The Pop City” by Karolina Sobel, UCL Urban Center, London, Great Britain;

2014 – 'Aurora Portraits' - 'Twelve Layers Exhibition' Reykjavik, Iceland;

2014 – Short Flashes', exhibition of winners LEICA STREET PHOTO, Leica Gallery, Warsaw;

2014 – Photos from series 'Initiation' and 'Short Flashes', 'DEBUTS’:

    – Warsaw Trade Tower, Warsaw, Poland;

    – Wejśćiówka Gallery, Toruń, Poland;

    – Domek Romański, Wrocław, Poland;

2014 – 'Own Place' Voies Off Festival Screenings, Arles, France;

2014 – 'Own Place' Photonic Moments Festival Screenings, Ljubljana, Slovenia;

2014 – 'Own Place' Project Przetwórnia Exhibition, Pauza Gallery, Krakow, Poland;

2014 – 'Synthesis' Transphotographique(s) Festival, PhotoDiploma, Lille, France;

2014 – 'Hutong Portraits' Small Wall Exhibition, Beijing, China;

2014 – 'Short Flashes' Action!Exhibition!, Beijing, China;

2014 – Photos from series 'Initiation', Young-European-Union Screenings, La Circulation(s) Festival, Paris, France;

2013 – 'Synthesis' Poznan PhotoDiploma Exhibition, Słodownia, Poznań, Poland;

2013 – 'Own Place' Student's Culture Center, Lublin, Poland;

2013 – 'P’tit gestes', 'Roombook 7', XIX Congress of Aesthetics Krakow, Poland;

2013 – 'Synthesis', diploma exhibition, Spokojna Gallery, Warsaw, Poland;

2013 – 'Made by Grandma, Worn by Mother, Adopted by Me', 'Family Album' exhibition, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow Photomonth 2013, Poland;

2013 – 'Heterochromia iridum', “Friends forever” exhibition, during Fotofestival Lodz, Poland;

2013 – 'Heterochromia iridum', group exhibition, Spokojna Gallery, Warsaw, Poland;

 

Residencies, scholarships and grants:

2016 – Residency in Hafnaborg Museum in Hafnarfiordur, Iceland (upcoming, autumn 2016);

2016 – Residency Prix de la Photographie, Foundation des Treilles, France (upcoming, summer 2016);

2015 – Polish Association of Authors ZAiKS grant for continuation of project "Sparks";

2015 – scholarship of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage for the outstanding achievements 2015/2016;

2015 – scholarship from President of Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw 2015/2016;

2015 – scholarship from President of Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw 2014/2015;

2014 – Polish Association of Authors ZAiKS grant for project 'Aurora portraits';

2014 – SIM Residency Reykjavik, 'Aurora portraits', Reykjavik, Iceland;

2014 – Fine Arts Photographers Residency,'Short Flashes', Global Exchange Center, Beijing, China;

2013 – scholarship from President of Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw 2013/2014;

 

Shortlists:

2015 – Emerging Artist Scholarship Lucie Foundation, preselection; 

2015 – Gomma Photography Grant for continuation of "Sparks"project, preselection;

2015 – 'Short flashes' selection PH21 Gallery Solo Exhibition Award;

2015 – ’Short Flashes’ selected to Oskar Barnack Leica Newcomer Award 2015;

2014 – 'Own Place' selected to Emergentes DST Prize 2014, Encontros da Imagem Festival, Braga, Portugal;

2014 – 'Own Place' selected to Oskar Barnack Leica Newcomer Award 2014;

2014 – 'Own Place' selected to Voies Off and La Saif Prize 2014;

2013 – 'Synthesis' selected to Poznan Photo Diploma Awards 2013;

 

Publications:

2016 – 'Short Flashes Wiktoria Wojciechowska' BOOK, published by Bemojake, (coming in May 2016) http://www.bemojake.eu/Shortflashes_description.html 

2016 – 'Sparks' British Journal of Photography, March 2016 (coming in February 2016);

2016 – 'Short Flashes', interview, Fotografia Magazine, http://fotografiamagazine.com/short-flashes-wiktoria-wojciechowska/

2015 – 'Short Flashes' Photojournalism Now, written by Alison Stieven-Taylor, http://photojournalismnow.blogspot.com/2015_11_01_archive.html 

2015 – 'Short Flashes', in report about Paris Photo, L'Oeil de la Photographie, written by Alison Stieven-Taylor,  http://www.loeildelaphotographie.com/2015/11/17/article/159878375/alison...

2015 – 'Short Flashes', Causette #60; France, https://www.causette.fr/le-mag/lire-article/article-1301/riding-in-the-r...

2015 – 'Sparks' interview, article "Wypaleni", written by Grzegorz Szymanik, Duży Format, Gazeta Wyborcza, http://wyborcza.pl/duzyformat/1,149196,19244110,ukrainscy-wypaleni-fotor...

2015 – 'Short Flashes’ Culture.pl, http://culture.pl/pl/artykul/wiktoria-wojciechowska-z-nagroda-im-oskara-...

2015 – 'Sparks’ Culture.pl interview, http://culture.pl/pl/artykul/portrety-wracajacych-z-frontu-nagrodzone

2015 – 'Sparks' Wysokie Obcasy, http://www.wysokieobcasy.pl/wysokie-obcasy/56,109835,18311306,Kiedy_smie...

2015 – ’Short Flashes’ LFI SPECIAL EDITION / LEICA OSKAR BARNACK AWARD 2015 https://lfi-online.de/ceemes//article/show/1002199

2015 – Life Framer Collection, http://www.life-framer.com/wiktoria-wojciechowska/

2015 – URBANAUTICA, text by Krzysztof Sienkiewicz to project “Own Place”: http://www.urbanautica.com/post/109677454284/wiktoria-wojciechowska-own-...

2015 – doc! photo magazine #29/30, DEBUTS section

2014 – L’Oeil de la Photographie, http://www.loeildelaphotographie.com/fr/2014/12/27/l-oeil-des-lecteurs/2...

2014 – F-stop Magazine, Interview: http://www.fstopmagazine.com/blog/2014/12/interview-with-photographer-wi...

2014 – 50 WORDS catalogue, Month of Photography in Bratislava, Slovakia

2014 – Catalogue of Month of Photography in Minsk, Belarus, ISBN: 978-609-95360-7-1

2014 – All About Photo, Emerging Photographers, Portfolio, http://www.all-about-photo.com/photographer.php?name=Wiktoria+Wojciechow...

2014 – GUP MAGAZINE portfolios: Leica Street Photo Winners, http://www.gupmagazine.com/portfolios/677-leica-street-photo-winners

2014 – 'Short Flashes' in GUP MAGAZINE porfolios, http://www.gupmagazine.com/portfolios/654-short-flashes

2014 – 'Debuts' ISBN: 978-83-939917-0-9, BLOW UP PRESS;

2014 – 'Accomodation' ISBN: 978-83-62256-44-0, Auriga Publishing House;

2014 – 'Poznań Photo Diploma Award 2013' ISBN: 978-83-936410-3-1, Foundation of The Art University, in Poznań;

2014 – 'Project Przetwórnia 2014', Krakow, Poland;

2014 – 'Own Place' - 'Gente di fotografia' No. 59/ 2014, Italy;

2014 – 'Initiation' in Art Photo Mag No. June 30/ 2014, Czech Republic;

2014 – 'Short Flashes' Beijinger, No. 06/2014, China;

2013 – 'Own Place' ARCHIVOzine, No. 07/2014, Portugal.