TomaszKawecki is a photographer. He completed courses at the Faculty of Architecture at the Cracow University of Technology. He is currently writing a bachelor's thesis on paranormal phenomena in photography at the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava. His works have been exhibited and published internationally, recognised by photography awards in the US, Poland, Japan and Italy among others. He has recently started teaching courses in photography.

Tomasz'swork is inspired by various manifestations of nature. Using elements of performance and installation, Kawecki’s practice explores the intersections of fiction and reality, resulting in quasi-documentary outcome. He applies universal symbols that are archetypes of society’s collective thinking, whilst the dualism present in nature and man is a leitmotif in his work. He explores man-made beliefs that have their origins in the natural world as well as the notion of place memory.


education:

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

residencies& programs:

upcoming exibithions:

  • 𓋼𓋼 2023,  02.23 - 03.23 𓋼𓋼  The Biodegradable SpaceIndustraArt, Brno (CZ)

individual exibithions:

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

group exibithions:

  • 2023 𓋼 PEP: New Talents 2022 𓋼 gallery 254Forest, Brussels (BE)
  • 2022 𓋼 Photo Vogue Festival: Voice NFT collection  𓋼 BASE Milano, Milan (IT)
  • 2022 𓋼 Indian Photo Festival 𓋼 State Art Gallery, Hyderabad (IN)
  • 2022 𓋼 Sopot Photography Festival 𓋼 State Art Gallery in Sopot (PL)
  • 2022 𓋼 Helsinki Photo Festival 𓋼 Nationam Musem in Finland, Helsinki (FI)
  • 2022 𓋼 FOTOFESTIWAL: Common Opava 𓋼 OFF Piotrkowska, Łódź (PL)
  • 2021 𓋼 LensCulture 𓋼 Caelum Gallery, New York (US)
  • 2021 𓋼 Rybnik Foto Festival 𓋼 Rybnik (PL)
  • 2021 𓋼 Photo Vogue Festival: Reframing History 𓋼 BASE Milano, Milan (IT)
  • 2021 𓋼 VI Piotrkowskie Biennale of art: Return from the stars 𓋼 Piotrków Trybunalski (PL)
  • 2021 𓋼 On the egdes of space 𓋼 NAGA gallery, Krakow (PL)
  • 2021 𓋼 Houseworks 𓋼 Warsaw Gallery Weekend, Pracownia Wschodnia, Warszawa (PL)
  • 2021 𓋼 Blood is thicker than a water 𓋼 OFF Bratislava (SK)
  • 2020 𓋼 KAFE collective: In search of identity  𓋼  performans online
  • 2019 𓋼 Leeway 𓋼 Serce Człowieka LAW gallery, Warszawa (PL)
  • 2019 𓋼 Instalacja 𓋼 Teatr Powszechny, Strfea Wolnosłowa, Warszawa (PL)
  • 2019 𓋼  SZRON  conteporary art fair, Warszawa (PL)

awards:

  • 2022 𓍊𓋼𓍊 FUTURES Photography Talent
  • 2022 𓍊𓋼𓍊 Verzasca Foto Festival Awards 𓋼 winner
  • 2022 𓍊𓋼𓍊 Helsinki Photo Festival 𓋼 finalist
  • 2022 𓍊𓋼𓍊 Belfast Foto Festival 𓋼 shortlisted
  • 2021 𓍊𓋼𓍊 Photo Vogue Festival 𓋼 laureate
  • 2021 𓍊𓋼𓍊 Critical mass, Photolucida 𓋼 finalist
  • 2021 𓍊𓋼𓍊 IMA next "DREAM" 𓋼 GRAND PRIX winner
  • 2021 𓍊𓋼𓍊 Belfast Foto Festival 𓋼  shortlisted
  • 2021 𓍊𓋼𓍊 LensCulture Art Photography Awards 𓋼  juror's pick
  • 2021 𓍊𓋼𓍊 ShowOFF 𓍊 Krakow Photomonth 𓋼  winner
  • 2020 𓍊𓋼𓍊 Talent of the Year 𓍊 PIX.HOUSE Gallery 𓋼 laureate

press:

lectures and talks:

  • 2022 𓋼 State Gallery of Art 𓋼 Sopot (PL)
  • 2022 𓋼 Castello Marcacci  𓋼 Brione (CH)
  • 2021 𓋼 Tadeusz Kantor's Centre for Documentation Cricoteka 𓋼 Kraków (PL)

work in collection:

  • State Gallery of Art 𓋼 Public Art Collection, Sopot, PL
  • Private Collections 𓋼 in Poland, France, Belgium, Germany, United States, Italy


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