CV

Biography

Born 1985 in Warsaw, Poland.
 
Lives and works in London, UK.

Education

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

Grants, Awards and Residencies

2023
Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography by the City of Graz, Austria
 
Ellen Auerbach Scholarship for Photography, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
2021
Artist in Residence, ARCH, Athens, Greece
2018
Lewis Baltz Research Fund Award
2017
Inclusartiz Institute Residency, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2016
Reda Prize, Artissima, Turin, Italy
 
Nomination for Paul Hamlyn Foundation Prize
2015
Plat(t)form, Winterthur Fotomuseum, Switzerland
 
Photoworks & Jerwood Award
2014
First Book Award, MACK Books, London, UK
2011
Genesis Foundation Scholarship
2010
Hidden Places artist in residence, Görlitz, Germany

Solo Exhibitions

2023
Entre Nous, LE BAL, Paris, France
2022
Joanna Piotrowska. Sleeping Throat. Bitter Thirst, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany
 
Joanna Piotrowska & Formafantasma. Sub Rosa, ARCH, Athens, Greece
2021
Joanna Piotrowska. Are We Home Yet?, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany
 
Joanna Piotrowska. Thump, Stiftung Insel Hombroich, Neuss, Germany
2020
Joanna Piotrowska. Frowst, Zachęta - National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
 
Madragoa Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
2019
Joanna Piotrowska. Stable Vices, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
 
Joanna Piotrowska. All our false devices, Tate Britain, London, UK
2018
CONDO Mexico City, Madragoa and Dawid Radziszewski hosted by Arredondo/Arozarena, Mexico
 
Frieze London, Southard Reid booth, London, UK
2017
SP-Arte, Madragoa Gallery booth, São Paulo, Brasil
 
Joanna Piotrowska. Untitled, Southard Reid, London, UK
 
Joanna Piotrowska, Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Art Basel/Statements, Basel, Switzerland
2016
Joanna Piotrowska, Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, LISTE 2016, Basel, Switzerland
 
Frantic, Madragoa Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
 
Joanna Piotrowska, Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2015
Joanna Piotrowska. Frowst, Ethnographic Museum, Photomonth, Kraków, Poland
 
How Are You?, Księgarnia | Wystawa, Cracow, Poland
 
Joanna Piotrowska. Hester, Southard Reid, London, UK
2014
Joanna Piotrowska, s.w.a.l.k. Project Space, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK

Upcoming

2024
Stranger Things, Neue Galerie Gladbeck, Germany

Group Exhibitions

2024
The Breath of a House is the Sound of Voices Within, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
 
The Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions 2024, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
 
I Opened the Curtain to See What Lays Behind, carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany
2023 – 2024
Her Voice - Echoes of Chantal Ackerman, FOMU foto museum, Antwerp, Belgium
2023
This is me, this is you, The Eva Felten Photography Collection, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
 
The Land Before Time, Veterinary Faculty Leipzig, University of Leipzig, Germany
 
Chosen Family, Kunstmuseum Ravensburg, Ravensburg, Germany
 
Oltre Terra. Why Wool Matters, Formafantasm at The National Museum of Oslo, Norway
 
Ruhr Ding: Schlaf, Urbane Künste Ruhr, Germany
 
Cursed Union, Friends Indeed, San Francisco, USA
 
Sisters & Brothers: 500 Years of Siblings in Art, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany
 
Achaeologists of Memory: Vitols Contemporary Art Collection, Kumu Art Museum of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
 
L’Irrésolue (The Irresolute), Frac Ile-de-France Le Plateu, Paris, France
2022
Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France
 
The Milk of Dreams, 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
 
European Trails. Europäische Fotokünstlerinnen der Gegenwart, H2 – Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst, Augsburg, Germany
2021
British Art Show IX, touring exhibition of contemporary art, various locations, UK
 
The Architecture of Confinement, BNKR - current reflections on art and architecture, Munich, Germany
 
60 years, Tate Britain, London, UK
2020
BOOKS. An exhibition of books about art and art about books, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany
 
La Boite – en – Valise, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium
 
Museum for Preventive Imagination – Editorial, MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Rome, Italy
 
Our Red Sky, Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg, Sweden
 
Paranoia TV, Graz Biennale, Graz, Austria
 
Our Red Sky, Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg, Sweden
 
Emotion and Structure, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany
 
Paranoia TV, on view at www.paranoia-tv.com, on the Paranoia TV app, on Ö1 Kulturradio & ORF Steiermark, and at various locations in Graz and Styria, Austria
2019
Tell me about yesterday tomorrow, Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism, Munich, Germany
 
occupy and echo (a stage), Reading Room, Melbourne, Australia
 
Yorkshire Sculpture International, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK
 
Coimbra Biennial of Contemporary Art Coimbra, Portugal
 
Jen Liu, Joanna Piotrowska, Jesse Wine, Simone Subal, New York, USA
2018
Antarctica. An Exhibition On Alienation. Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
 
SUPERSTITION, Museum Marres, Maastricht, Netherlands
 
Structures of meaning | Architectures of perception, Gateway, Abu Dhabi, UAE
 
SCULPTURES, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA
 
We don’t need another hero, 10th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany
 
Being: New Photography 2018, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
 
Material Environments, The Tetley, Leeds, UK
 
Condo Mexico City, Arredondo\Arozarena hosting Madragoa and Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Mexico
2017
Big towers, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore
 
GAUDIOPOLIS, Off-Biennale, Budapest, Hungary
 
ROOM, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre
 
These Rotten Words, Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff, UK
 
ROOM, Sadie Coles, London, UK
 
Give Me Yesterday, Prada Foundation, Milan, Italy
2016
Frantic, Madragoa Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
 
Such Are Promises, Darren Bader, Sadie Coles, London, UK
 
Salon of New Photography 2016, Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
 
Give Me Yesterday, Osservatorio Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy
2015
True Players, W139, Amsterdam, Netherlands
 
Lea Cetera, Daniel Lipp & Joanna Piotrowska, Sunday Art Fair, London, UK
 
Altrimenti che essere, Galleria Oltredimore, Gender Bender Festival, Bologna, IT
 
Kombucha, Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków, Polen
 
Jerwood and Photoworks Awards 2015, Jerwood Space, London, UK
 
Art Lending Library project by Walker & Bromwich, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK
 
Krasna-Krausz Book Awards and First Book Award 2015, Media Space, Science Museum, London, UK
2014
What love has to do with it, Project Space, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
2013
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
 
21st Century Art and Design, RCA 2013, Christie’s, London, UK
 
Sleeper Wakes, Aperto Gallery, St Petersburg, Russia
 
Family Politics, Jerwood Space, London, UK
 
Fly me through the night, Pilot. Private house at Primrose Hill, London, UK
 
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Spike Island, Bristol, UK
 
Call XV, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Valencia, Spain
 
MA Graduation Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2012
The Suspension of History, Basement Project Space, Cork, Ireland
2010
Sittcomm.award, Wyspianski Pavilion, Cracow, Poland
 
5128 Zpafiska Gallery, Cracow, Poland

Collections

KOLUMBA, Art museum of the Archdiocese Cologne, Cologne Germany
 
The ING Polish Art Foundation, Warsaw, Poland
 
Arts Council Collection, London, UK
 
Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK
 
Tate Britain, London, UK
 
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Selected Bibliography

2023
Entre nous. Joanna Piotrowska, MACK co-published with LE BAL, London, UK
2021
Joanna Piotrowska. Stable Vices, MACK, London, UK
2017
Joanna Piotrowska. Frantic, Humboldt Books, Milan, Italy
2014
Joanna Piotrowska. Frowst, MACK, London, UK (Winner of the 2014 MACK First Book Award)