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Magdalena Zoledz is an independent researcher, and visual artist focusing on the concept of post-photography. She experiments with the idea of the evolution of digital images often referring to posthumanism. She is a graduate of the Multimedia Communication Department at University of Arts in Poznan in Poland. Between 2018/19 she was a visiting researcher at Slade School of Fine Art University College London which led her to founding ONE Project - curatorial project showcasing a singular artwork as a starting point for the discussion about the slow art movement. (︎︎︎).

Her theoretical, and artistic practices are strongly combined. She uses art as a methodology to study visual digital culture, and vice-versa: her main inspiration for the art projects is the theory: post-photography, posthumanism, object-oriented philosophy, and actor–network theory. Zoledz works with text, photography, experimental video, objects, and sound. She is a member of 280a, an association of international artists and curators based in Vienna with a strong focus on contemporary art and post-photographic practice  (︎︎︎). In 2019 she co-founded POSTFOTOGRAFIA.PL - researching & archiving project focusing on post-photography in Poland (︎︎︎). She lives, and works between Poland and London.

Contact:
Instagram: @magdalenazoledz
E-mail: magda.zoledz@gmail.com / magdalena.zoledz.18@alumni.ucl.ac.uk

Education:
2022  Interdisciplinary practice-led PhD Studies, Faculty of Intermedia and Animation, University of Fine Arts in Poznan in Poland
2019 Visiting Research PhD Student at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
2015 Photography, University of Fine Arts in Poznan in Poland (Master of Arts)
2015 Cultural Studies (Art Criticism), University of Wroclaw in Poland (Master of Science)
2011 Cultural Studies  (Anthropology of New Media), University of Opole in Poland (Master of Science )

Selected solo exhibitions:
Blurred Construction, Pawilon, Poznan, Poland
2022 Low Resolution, Contemporary Art Gallery, Opole, Poland
2021 The Image Dictated from the Outside, First floor Gallery, Opole, Poland
2019 When the Internet Was Slow, Slade Degree Show, UCL, London
2018 You Are Only an Image to Me, San Mei Gallery, London
2018 Designate of the Word ‘Dog’ Is an Object of Which Truthfully Could Be Said That It is a Dog 2.0, 01 Gallery
2017 Do Images Dream of Seeing?, Ruska 46 Gallery, TIFF Festival, Wroclaw, Poland
2015 Designate of the Word ‘Dog’ Is an Object of Which Truthfully Could Be Said That It is a Dog, Galeria AT, Poznan, Poland
2015 <400%, Poznanska Nowa Gallery, Poznan, Poland
2015 01, Contemporary Art Gallery, Opole, Poland
2014 01 Mala Czarna Gallery, Lodz, Poland
2013 U Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland

Duo & trio exhibitions:
2021 +Q NC Y, with Lou Jaworski, Death of Man Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2016 The So-Called Death of Photography, with Karol Komorowski & Justyna Dryl, Różnia Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2016 Der Sogenannte Tod Der Fotografie,with Karol Komorowski & Justyna Dryl,Zwitschermaschine, Berlin, Germany

Selected group exhibitions:
2021 Crypto Utopias. First Polish NFT art collection by CoopTech Hub & Galeria Śmierć Człowieka, Warsaw/ONLINE
2020 Isolation Point, CONTEXTS EPHEMERAL ART FESTIVAL in Sokolowsko, Poland
2020 Digital Melancholia, Paper Factory, Poznan, Poland
2020 No Room Collection, Poznan Art Week, Poznan, Poland
2019 Church of Ego, U10 Artspace, Belgrade, Serbia
2019 Catching Flies, Studio 3 Gallery, School of Arts at the University of Kent in Canterbury
2019 VACANT DREAM STATE, EIKON Showroom MQ Vienna, Austria
2019 Sharing Borders, part of the Sharing Borders Conference, Slade Research Centre, London
2018 Blue x80, Villette Makerz, Paris, France
2018 Fu:bar 2018, Akc Medika, Pierottijeva 11, Zagreb, Croatia
2018 Hauptsache gemeinsam, MEMPHISMEMPHIS, Linz, Austia
2018 The Infernal Machine, beton7, Athens Photo Festival, Grecee
2018 Vario, UNSEEN Co-op, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2018 To the Point, Kobro Gallery, International Festival of Photography, Lodz, Poland
2018 À la Flamande 3 – Landscape, Propaganda Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2017 The Observatory, University of Exeter, UK
2017 Urban Legend - DEconstruction, Contemporary Art Gallery, Opole, Poland
2014 Interconnections 02, Zurich University of the Arts, Zürich, Swissland
2014 FLOWED PICTURE, Internation Festival of Photography, FF Gallery, Lodz, Poland
2013 This thing, Internation Festival of Photography, FF Gallery, Lodz, Poland

Self-published artbooks:
2019 VACANT DREAM STATE, self-published, edition: 200, collaboration with 280A, Vienna
2017 OAK Group. Letters between Jan B., Krzysztof Bucki and Henryk Rachwalski, Contemporary Art Gallery, Opole, Poland
2017 Spreadsheets for the updated edition of The Story of Art by E. H. Gombrich, TIFF Festival, Wroclaw, Poland
2015 01, edition: 2, Opole, Poland
2017/18 The So-Called Death of Photography, MAGENTA MAG Magazine, Poland

Awards & Grants:
2021 Society of Authors ZAiKS Scholarship, Poland
2021 Scholarship of the Marshal of the Opolskie Voivodeship, Poland
2020 Culture on the Internet Scholarship, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland
2020 Polish Culture in the Worl, Grant, Artistic Scholarship, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland
2018 Winner of Unseen 2018 Art Trial powered by Tesla, with 280a
2017 Winner of Holy-Art TIFF Open+, Wroclaw, Poland
2015 1st Prize Winner, New Opole, Contemporary Art Gallery Opole, Poland

Publications - art projects:
2022 Spacerownik Artystyczno-Literacki nr 88, ERGO HESTIA, Poland
2020 Layers of the Passing Time, Ecumene, ONLINE
2019 work from series Vario, EIKON International Magazine of Photography and Media Art, Vienna, Austria
2018 01 Zin | Zin nr.3, published by 01 Gallery, ONLINE
2018 Peeling Exercises, Sentimental Defense, edition: Vienna, Austria
2017 UNIVERSALS. Abstraction is not lying. A treaty on the lemon and other entities, Visual Reality...,K. Berlak, D. Bugaj, M. Domański, A. Osuch, The Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland
2015 Colours of a city, ‘Punkt’, Arsenal Gallery in Poznan, no 11, Poznan, Poland
2015 Drunk in PKP, PROwincja Magazine, Poland
2014 Powołana, COMO Magazine, Poland

Art residencies:
2020 Ecumene Residence, ONLINE
2019 Church of Ego, 7 days Virtual Reality-Artist Retreat, ONLINE
2018 Sentimental Defense, ‘Takeover Pt.1’ Artist Retreat, Cassis, France
2017 Artist in Residence, Unit10, Bristol, UK


THEORETICAL RESEARCH & TEACHING:

Ongoing research projects:
ONE Project  - research on Slow Art Movement in the context of a digital culture & post-photography, London, LINK ︎︎︎
POSTFOTOGRAFIA.PL - research on post-photography in Polish (English translation soon), Poland, LINK ︎︎︎
Żywa Sztuka - an alternative audio course of Polish contemporary art created by artists, Poland, LINK ︎︎︎
Ctrl F5 - series of interviews with Polish visual & digital art artists in the context of post-photography, Poland, LINK ︎︎︎

Lectures & talks:
2021 The Sound of a Digital Image, Circuit for ArtBizTech, ONLINE/Turkey
2020 Singular Image in the Visual Overflow Age. Experience as an Internal Journey, lecture for BA students, University of Arts in Poznan, Poland
2020 Artist’s Image on the Internet, lecture for BA students, University of Arts in Poznan, Poland
2019 You Are Onlu an Image to Me, Fast Forward 2: Women in Photography. The sixth research workshop, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London
2019 What Is Post-photography? Lecture during PhD forum series, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London

Symposiums & workshops (leading):
2020 ONE BOOK Residency vol.2, virtual workshops for 7 international artists
2020 Isolation Point, 2 week virtual workshops for BA/MA students, University of Arts in Poznan, Poland, 2020.
2020 ONE Residency, artist: Saskia Rodriguez, London
2019 ONE BOOK Residency, artist: Tasneem Lohani, London 2019.
2019 Sharing Borders Symposum & Exhibition & Exchange, organized conference with dr Hayley Newman, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, 2019.
2019 We Are Humble Servants of the Powers: Seminar & Sunday Walkology for BA/PhD students and lecturers from University of Arts in Poznan and the Slade School of Fine Art, London
2019 What Do Images Want? One-day workshops for students, University of Arts in Poznan, Poland

Students’ projects:
2019 No ROOM COLLECTION, LINK ︎︎︎
2020 Isolation Point exhibited during CONTEXTS EPHEMERAL ART FESTIVAL in Sokolowsko, Poland

Publications - texts:
2022 Ariadna ZIN premiere, Muzeum HERstorii, Krakow, Poland
2019 Coś więcej niż fotografia (Something More Than Just Photography), Postmedium no 1, Poznan, Poland
2018 Sentimental 404, curatorial text, Vienna, Austria
2017 A Persian Rug is Perfectly Imperfect and Precisely Imprecise, COMO Magazine

💎️ Member of 280a, an association of international artists and curators based in Vienna with a strong focus on contemporary art and post-photographic practice.

To read interviews & articles about my practise, click here ︎︎︎