Joanna PiotrowskaBORN 1985, Warszawa
Born in 1985 in Warsaw, lives and works in London. She studied photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków and Royal College of Art in London. Her practice focuses on the expression of human relationships in relation to wider systems – politics, economics, family and social life. Her subjects are often family members and friends, photographed in the interiors they live in. The artist arranges half-improvised scenes and documents them with an analogue camera. In her lens, the domestic space turns into a theatre stage, and everyday life – into a spectacle. Black-and-white photographs expose the drama of the ordinary gestures and the invisible mechanisms of power and emotional dependency. In 2014 MACK Books published her first monograph Frowst. Her second book, Frantic, was released in 2017 by Humboldt Press. In 2018, Joanna Piotrowska took part in a group exhibition Being: New Photography in MOMA New York, and in the 10th Berlin Biennale.