Tomasz Kawecki (1993) is a visual artist living and working between Krakow and Warsaw. He studies at the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava and at the Faculty of Architecture of the Krakow University of Technology.

Tomasz's work is inspired by various manifestations of nature. Using elements of performance and installation, he mixes reality with fiction, resulting in a quasi-documentary narrative. In his works, he uses universal symbols that are archetypes in the collective thinking of society. With his work, the artist tries to counteract the side effects of the progress of civilization, which weaken human sensitivity to nature, resulting in a growing indifference to what is happening in the immediate environment. His main interests are mythology, mysticism and paranormal phenomena.

Tomasz’s work’s has been exibithed and published internacionally. Among others, he is a winner of LensCulture ArtPhotography Awards(US), Cracow Photomonth ShowOFF section(PL), Grand Prix IMAnext „Dream”(JPN), Reframing History Photo Vogue (IT) and Verzasca Foto Festival (CHF). 

education:

  • 2019 • Institute of Creative Photography in Opava, Faculty of Philiosophy and Science, University of Silesia in Opava (CZ)
  • 2015 •Tadeusz Kosciuszko Cracow University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture (PL)

residencies& programs:

individual exibithions:

  • 2022 • a Lair│ Verzasca Foto Festival│Brione (CH)
  • 2021 • The Biodegradable Space│ KRAKERS- Cracow Art Week, Kraków (PL)
  • 2021 • a Lair│ Nośna Foundation, ShowOFF- Krakow Photomonth, Kraków (PL)
  • 2021 • God, bless that family│ Gwar artistic space, Katowice (PL)

group exibithions:

  • 2022 • Indian Photo Festival│State Art Gallery, Hyderabad (IN)
  • 2022 • Sopot Photography Festival│State Art Gallery in Sopot (PL)
  • 2022 • Helsinki Photo Festival│ Nationam Musem in Finland, Helsinki (FI)
  • 2022 • Common Opava│ FOTOFESTIWAL│ OFF Piotrkowska, Łódź (PL)
  • 2021 • LensCulture│ Caelum Gallery, New York (US)│
  • 2021 • Rybnicki Festival of Photography│ Rybnik (PL)
  • 2021 • Photo Vogue Festival: Reframing History│ BASE Milano, Milan (IT)
  • 2021 • VI Piotrkowskie Biennale of art: Return from the stars│ Piotrków Trybunalski (PL)
  • 2021 • On the egdes of space│ NAGA gallery, Krakow (PL)
  • 2021 • Houseworks│ Warsaw Gallery Weekend, Pracownia Wschodnia, Warszawa (PL)
  • 2021 • Blood is thicker than a water│ OFF Bratislava (SK)
  • 2020 • In search of identity│ KAFE collective, performans online
  • 2019 • Leeway│ Serce Człowieka LAW gallery, Warszawa (PL)
  • 2019 • Instalacja│Teatr Powszechny, Strfea Wolnosłowa, Warszawa (PL)
  • 2019 • SZRON│ conteporary art fair, Warszawa (PL)

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