Tomasz Kawecki (1993) is a photographer livingand working between Cracow and the Warsaw. He is studying at the Institute ofCreative Photography in Opava, and studied in Faculty of Architecture at CracowUniveristy of Technology.

Tomasz's work comes from his inner space.Using elements of performance and installation, he mixes fiction with reality,which results in quasi-documentary outcome. In his works, he uses universalsymbols that are archetypes in the collective thinking of society. Out of the chthonicof nature, out of its chaos, he intuitively selects fragments from which hecreates images marked with mystery. The leitmotif of Tomek's works is thedualism present in nature and man.

Tomaz's work's has been exibithed andpublished internacionally. Among others, he is a winner of LensCulture ArtPhotography Awards(US), Cracow Photomonth ShowOFF section(PL), Grand Prix IMAnext "Dream"(JPN) and Reframing History Photo Vogue Italia.


education:

2019/ Faculty of Philiosophy and Science of the University of Silesia in Opava/
/ Institute of Creative Photography/ Czech Republic

2012- 2015/ Cracow University of Technology/ Faculty of Architecture

scholarship and residency:

2020/ July- September/ Art House/ Adam Mickiewicz Institut/
/ work with mentor Dr. Ianina Prudenko curator of The Open Archive of Ukrainian Media Arts/ online

2019/ September- November/ Open Institute/ Strefa Wolnosłowa/ Powszechny Theater/ Warsaw 

upcoming exibithions:

2021/ LensCulture/ Art Photography Award/ A Lair/  New York (US)

individual exibithions:

2021/ RFF- Photography Festival/ Biodegradable/ Rybnik (PL)

2021/ KRAKERS- Cracow Art Week/ (NO)HOPE Laboratory section/ Biodegradable/ Krakow (PL)

2021/ ShowOFF - Krakow Photo Month/ A Lair/ Krakow (PL)

2021/ Gwar Przestrzeń Artystyczna/ God bless that family/ Katowice (PL)

group exibithions:

2021/ 18.10-21.10 / Photo Vogue(IT) Festival: Reframing History/ A Lair/ BASE Milano/ Milan (IT)

2021/ OFF Bratislava/ Blood is thicker than a water/ (SK)

2021/ VI Piotrków Biennale of Art/ Return from the Stars/ Piotrków Trybunalski (PL)

2021/ WGW 2021- Warsaw Gallery Weekend/ Houseworks/ Pracownia Wschodnia/ Warsaw (PL)

2021/Cracow Fotofringe 19/  NAGA gallery/ On the edge of space/ Krakow (PL)

2020/ Kolektyw Artystycznych Form Eksperymentalnych/ In search of indentity/ performance online

2019/ Serce Człowieka LAW gallery/ NAGA gallery/ Leeway/ Warsaw (PL)

2019/ Strefa Wolnosłowia/ Powszechny Theater/ Instalation/ Warsaw (PL)

2019/ SZRON/ contemporary art fair/ Warsaw (PL)

awards:

2021/ Photo Vogue Festival 2021/ Reframing History/ Vogue Italia/ laureate

2021/ Critical mass/ Photolucida/ finalist

2021/ KRAKERS-Cracow Art Week: (NO) HOPE/ Sekcja Laboratorium/ laureate

2021/ IMA next "DREAM"/ GRAND PRIX winner

2021/ Belfast Foto Festival/ shortlisted

2021/ LensCulture Art Photography Awards / LensCulture/ juror's pick winner

2021/ ShowOFF  / Krakow Photomonth/ winner

2020/ Talent of the Year / PIX.HOUSE Gallery / Poznań/ winner

Publications:

China Life Magazine, Lidkovy, Miesięcznik Krakow, Vogue IT , Vogue PLKwartalnik Przekrój, LensCulture, Abridged magazine, The Guardian

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