Joanna Piotrowska

born in Poland

based in London

Selected Exhibitions

2017  Southard Reid, London, UK / solo show / upcoming

2017  Art Basel/Statements, Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Basel, Switzerland / solo show / upcoming

2017  ROOM, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, UK

2017  O CÉU DOS OBLÍQUOS, Madragoa Gallery, Lisbon

2017  These Rotten Words, Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff, UK

2017  ROOM, Sadie Coles, London, UK

2017  Something halfway between the typical atmosphere I breathe and the tip of my reality, Tabacalera, Madrid, Spain

2017  Give Me Yesterday, Prada Foundation, Milan, IT

2016  Frantic, Madragoa Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

2016  LISTE 2016, Basel, Switzerland / solo show with Dawid Radziszewski Gallery

2016  Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Warsaw, PL / solo show

2015  Jerwood and Photoworks Awards 2015, Jerwood Space, London, UK

2015  Lea Cetera, Daniel Lipp & Joanna Piotrowska, Sunday At Fair, London, UK

2015  Frowst, Ethnographic Museum, Photomonth, Kraków, PL / solo show

2015  True Players, W139, Amsterdam, NL

2015  Hester, Southard Reid, London, UK / solo show

2015  How Are You?, Księgarnia | Wystawa, Kraków, PL /solo show

2015  Art Lending Library project by Walker & Bromwich, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK

2015  Krasna-Krausz Book Awards and First Book Award 2015, Media Space, Science Museum, London, UK

2015  Kombucha, Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków, PL

2014  s.w.a.l.k Project Space, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK / solo show

2014  What love has to do with it, Project Space, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

2013  Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

2013  Family Politics, Jerwood Space, London, UK

2013  Fly me through the night, Pilot. Private house at Primrose Hill, London, UK

2013  Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Spike Island, Bristol, UK

2013  Call XV, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia, Spain

2013  21st Century Art and Design – RCA 2013, Christie’s, London, UK

2013  MA Graduation Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2012  The Suspension of History, Basement Project Space, Cork, Ireland

2010  5128 Zpafiska Gallery, Cracow, Poland


Nominations, awards and residencies

2017 Inclusartiz Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2016 Reda Prize, Artissima, Turin, IT
2016 Nomination for Paul Hamlyn Foundation Prize
2015 Nomination for Paul Huf Award, Foam Museum, Amsterdam
2015 Nomination for Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2015
2015 Plat(t)form, Winterthur Fotomuseum, Switzerland
2015 Photoworks & Jerwood Award
2014 nomination for: reGeneration, Tomorrow’s Photographers Today
2014 nomination for: REFOCUS: The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Castlegate Photography Prize
2014 First Book Award, MACK Books
2011 Genesis Foundation Scholarship
2010 Hidden Places artist in residence, Görlitz, Germany


2014 Frowst by Mack

Selected public collections

Arts Council Collection, London, UK
Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK
British National Photography Collection, Bradford, UK


2011 – 2013 MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2004 – 2009 BA Photography, Academy of Fine Arts, Cracow, Poland


November 2014 Book signing, Waterstones Piccadilly. London, UK
September 2014 Book signing, Claire de Rouen, London, UK
July 2014 Artist’s talk, Calvert 22 Gallery, London, UK
July 2014 Book launch&conversation with Ben Burbridge, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

Selected press

September 2016 Tank Magazine, pictorial feature
September 2016 Office Magazine, pictorial feature
May 2016 Notes na 6 Tygodni (nr.104), interview by Alicja Wysocka
May 2016 Missy Magazine (01/16), essay by Anna Mayrhauser
February 2016 Tank Magazine, pictorial feature
January 2016 Calvert 22, text by Isabella Miklewska
January 2016 Vice. Broadly, text by Anastasiia Fedorova
November 2015 Re-Edition Magazine, pictorial feature
November 2015 Vault Magazine, text by Daniel Boetker Smith
November 2015 Another Magazine, interview, online
May 2015 Magenta Magazine, pictorial feature
May 2015 Art News, review by Jennifer Thatcher
March 2015 Art Monthly, review by Nick Warner
March 2015 Calvert 22, essay by Anastasiia Fedorova, online
Spring 2015 Tjej Land, text by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa
Winter 2014 Aperture, text by Wojciech Nowicki
Winter 2014 Dazed Magazine, pictorial feature, Never is a Long Time
Winter 2014 Dazed Magazine, 100 people who influenced culture this year
July 2014 Paper Journal, Uncertain Constellations, interview by Darren Campion, online
May 2014 Packet biweekly, interview by Ian Lewandowski
December 2013 The Independent, Art Stars of Tomorrow by Adrian Hamilton
December 2013 Dust Magazine, Frowst, text by Anca Rujoiu, online
November 2013 Photomonitor, interview by Christiane Monarchi, online
November 2013 Time Out, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, review by Martin Coomer Art