WERONIKA GĘSICKA

Born in 1984 in Włocławek, Poland. Polish visual artist. Photography is the central focus of Gęsicka’s art. She also creates objects and artefacts. Her projects address topics related to memory, its mechanisms, and the related scientific and pseudoscientific theories. She often works with archival materials, including images found accidentally on the internet, but also those from stock photo libraries, police archives, and the press. 

She graduated from the Graphics Faculty of the Academy of Fine Arts and completed her studies at Akademia Fotografii in Warsaw. 

A winner of Paszport Polityki Award for Visual Arts category (2019), EMOP Arendt Award (2019), Foam Talent (2017), Spotlight Award (2017, Belfast Photo Festival) and LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards (2016). A finalist of Prix HSBC pour la Photographie (2017), Prix Levallois (2016) and the ShowOFF section of the Cracow Photomonth Festival (2016). She received a grant from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2008. 

Her works have appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, Internazionale, Spiegel Online, Le Monde and many other magazines. 

Weronika Gęsicka’s works have been exhibited worldwide including Dom Museum, Vienna, Austria; La Chambre, Strasbourg, France; Kyotogpahie, Kyoto, Japan; Polish Institute, Düsseldorf, Germany; Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland; Red Hook Labs, NYC, USA; Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, London, UK; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany; Calvert 22 Foundation, London, UK; Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Contemporary Museum, Wrocław, Poland; Festival Circulations, The Cent Quatre, Paris, France; Photomonth Festival, Cracow, Poland.

Gęsicka’s works can be found in prestigious collections including Dom Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria; Arendt Collection, Luxemburg; MuFo Museum of Photography, Cracow, Poland; Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, Germany.

 

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