Marta Zgierska

Marta Zgierska was born 1987, in Lublin, Poland. She holds MFA in Photography (The Leon Schiller National Film, Television and Theatre School), MA in Theatrology and MA in Journalism (Marie Curie-Sklodowska University). She is a visual artist working at the intersection of art and science. She is interested in trauma studies, liminal experience and a process of withdrawal. She often set themselves up as her subject, deepening the intimate aspect of personal photography. Her work was exhibited at Esther Woerdehoff Gallery (Paris, France), Gowen Contemporary Gallery (Geneva, Switzerland), Finnish Museum of Photography (Helsinki, Finland), Maison de la Photographie (Lille, France), Musee de la Photographie Andre Villers (Mougins, France), Festival Circulation(s) (Paris, France), Athens Photo Festival (Greece), Malmo Fotobiennal (Sweden). In 2015 she was named one of Lens Culture's Top 50 Emerging Talents. In 2016 she won one of the most prestigious photography awards - Prix HSBC pour la Photographie and also Daylight Photo Awards, Reminders Photography Stronghold Grant, FotoLeggendo Giovanni Tabo Prize and Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award. In the same year she was nominated for the ING Unseen Talent Award. Her project "Post" has been published as a book by Actes Sud in 2016.


2017     Post, Galerie Intervalle, Paris, France
2017     Post, Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam / Galerie Intervalle, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2017     Drift, Beirut Art Fair / Gowen Contemporary Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2017     Post, Backlight Photo Festival, Tampere, Finland
2017     Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent, Belgium


2017     Post, heART Geneva, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Geneva, Switzerland
2017     Post, Filter Space Gallery, Chicago, USA
2017     Post, Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2017     Post, Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2016     Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, Paris, France
2016     Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Gowen Contemporary Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
2016     Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Musee de la Photographie Andre Villers, Mougins, France
2016     Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, L'Arsenal, Metz, France
2016     Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Arret sur l'Image Galerie, Bordeaux, France
2016     Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Galerie Sintitulo, Mougins, France
2016     Post, Encontros da Imagem International Photography Festival, Braga, Portugal
2016     Post, Athens Photo Festival, Greece
2016     Post, FotoLeggendo Festival, Rome, Italy
2016     Post, Festival Circulation(s), Paris, France
2016     Post, Bitume Photofest, Lecce, Italy
2015     Post, Malmo Fotobiennal, Sweden
2015     Post, Pa-ta-ta Festival, Granada, Spain
2012     TIFF Festival Debuts Section, Wroclaw, Poland
2012     Oskoma, FF/ Imaginarium, Gallery, Lodz, Poland


2016     Celeste Visible White Photo Prize, Fondazione Studio Marangoni Gallery, Florence, Italy
2016     Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, PAD Paris, France
2016     Post, Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Parcours Saint‐Germain, Paris, France
2016     Salon of New Photography, Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2015     LensCulture Emerging Talents, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, USA
2015     Post, Poznan Photo Diploma Award, Maison de la Photographie, Lille, France
2015     Post, Poznan Photo Diploma Award, Biennale of Photography in Poznan, Poland
2015     Post, DongGang International Photo Festival, South Korea
2015     Post, Rencontres de Ghar el Melh, Tunisa
2014     Future Condition, Photokina, Cologne, Germany
2014     Estreet, East Poland House in Brussels, Belgium
2014     Eastreet, KD Gallery, Nancy, France
2014     Eastreet, Lublin, Poland
2012     Private Property, TIFF Festival, Wroclaw, Poland
2012     Fashion choc moglo byc inaczej, OFFPiotrkowska, Lodz, Poland
2012     Historie Obecnosci, Fotofestiwal, PWSFTviT, Lodz, Poland
2012     Ostatni Seans, 2b+r Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2012     Port Praski, MFFM, Jaroslaw, Poland
2011     Ostatni Seans, Fotofestiwal, The Cinematography Museum, Lodz, Poland
2011     Lodz. Widoki poza pamiecia, Skwer, Warsaw, Poland
2010     Come On! Come Closer, Osrodek Propagandy Sztuki, Lodz, Poland


2016     Post, Verzasca Foto Festival, Sonogno, Switzerland
2016     Post, Nuit de l’Annee, Les Rencontres d'Arles, France
2016     Post, Photonic Moments Month of Photography, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2016     Post, The Smell Of Dust III
2015     Post, Landskrona Fotofestival, Sweden
2015     Post, Photo Kathmandu Festival, Nepal


2017     PDN Photo Annual, Photo Books, New York, USA (winner)
2016     Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Paris, France (winner)
2016     Daylight Photo Awards, USA (winner)
2016     ING Unseen Talent Award, Amsterdam, Netherlands (nominated)
2016     FotoLeggendo Giovanni Tabo Prize, Rome, Italy (winner)
2016     Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award, Best Conceptual Photo Project, Georgia (winner)
2016     International Photography Award Emergentes dst, Encontros da Imagem International Photography Festival,
              Braga, Portugal (finalist)
2016     Encontros da Imagem International Photography Festival, Discovery Award Under 30, Braga, Portugal (finalist)
2016     Best Photography Book from Central and Eastern Europe 2015 - 2016, European Month of Photography,
              Bratislava, Slovakia (honorable mention)
2016     Celeste Visible White Photo Prize, Florence, Italy (finalist)
2016     Latent, Rome, Italy (shortlisted)
2016     Nera di Verzasca Award, Verzasca Foto Festival, Sonogno, Switzerland (finalist)
2016     Photonic Moments Month of Photography, Evening Projections, Ljubljana, Slovenia (winner)
2016     Young Talents of Image: Storytelling, FP Magazine, Milan, Italy (honorable mention)
2015     LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards, Amsterdam, Netherlands (winner)
2015     Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Scholarship, Los Angeles, USA (shortlisted)
2015     Vevey International Photo Award, Switzerland (shortlisted)
2015     Guernsey Photography Festival International Competition (shortlisted)
2015     Poznan Photo Diploma Award, Poland (finalist)
2015     Przetwornia Project, expert: Rafal Milach, Cracow, Poland (finalist)
2012     International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA (honorable mentions x3)
2012     TIFF Festival, Debuts Section, Wroclaw, Poland (winner)
2012     MFFM Festival, Jaroslaw, Poland (winner)
2010     International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA (honorable mention)
2010     Portait Empik Photo, Poland (special award)
2010     Grand Press Photo, Warsaw, Poland (finalist)


2017     Polish Culture Around the World, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw, Poland
2016     Reminders Photography Stronghold Grant, Tokyo, Japan
2016     Photography Grant, Fine Art Category (2nd place winner)
2015     Polish Culture Around the World, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw, Poland


2016     Post, Actes Sud, Arles, France
2012     Private Property, Instytut Kultury Wizualnej, Warsaw, Poland (collective book)


HSBC Foundation, Paris, France
Private collections


GUP Magazine, LensCulture, L'Oeil de la Photographie, Fotografia Magazine, Photoworks, Paper Journal, The Eyes, Fisheye Magazine, De l'air Magazine, Jungle Magazine, Blow Magazine, Musee Magazine, Der Greif, dienacht, Aint-Bad Magazine, iGNANT, Thisispaper, SMBHmag, F-Stop Magazine, Unless you will,
Eastreet (collective book)


L'Oeil de la Photographie [link]
Fotografia Magazine [link]
GUP Magazine [link]
Photoworks [link]
Fisheye Magazine (FR) [link]
Fotopolis (PL) [link]