Joanna Piotrowska | Sleeping Throat, Bitter Thirst

June 25 - Sep. 25, 2022

Fotografie Joanna Piotrowska
Joanna Piotrowska, Untitled, 2022, courtesy the artist

Joanna Piotrowska's photographic practice is concerned with family structures and their relationship to larger systems - including politics, economics, social and cultural life.

She explores the past and the present, showing all the inequalities of power and psychological drama, translating gestures and everyday, intimate behaviors into new scenarios - giving them an almost cartoonish quality. Piotrowska uses her surroundings to show the anxiety and psychological tension of the domestic space, more as a document of a performance than a documentary image.

Joanna Piotrowska(*1985 in Warsaw, Poland) lives and works in London. Piotrowska studied photography at the Royal College of Art in London and at the Krakow Academy of Art. Her work was shown at the 10th Berlin Biennale and in the group show Being: New Photography at MoMA, New York (2018). Solo exhibitions have been dedicated to her at Tate Britain, London, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Kunsthalle Basel, and Raketenstation Hombroich, among others. Piotrowska has already received the Lewis Baltz Research Fund Award and the MACK First Book Award for her work. She will participate in the upcoming Venice Biennale and Lyon Biennale (both 2022). .

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