ANTONINA GUGALA (b.1989) - artist and researcher currently living and working in New York. Her artistic practice revolves around the medium of photography. In her work she explores its different functions and meanings. She is particularly interested in the seeming invisibility of this medium to the general public and how this treacherous quality of photography is used to sustain preconceptions about reality on a daily basis. Other areas of interest include museum studies, people's relationship to material culture and non-human animals. As a researcher on demand she has worked for different cultural agents in Poland and abroad. She is a graduate of the Institute of Creative Photography at the Silesian University in Czech Rep. (Photography, BA) and University of Warsaw (Psychology, MA and Cultural Studies, BA). In 2016 she was awarded the City of Warsaw Art Scholarship. Winner of the Show OFF Section (Krakow Photomonth, 2018). Her photobooks have been shortlisted for UNSEEN Dummy Photobook Award (2013) and Photographic Publication of the Year (2013 & 2017). PARALLEL European Photo Based Platform participant (1st cycle, 2017 - 2018).




Photography Studios / Festival Images - Biennale des arts visuels de Vevey (2018)

Histories / Photometria International Photography Festival, Meliggoi (2018)

Photography Studios / Archaeology of Photography, Warsaw (2016)

Part I / XS gallery, Warsaw (2016)



The Future is Ours / Parallel Review Lisboa (2018)

The Future is Ours / Landskrona Foto Festival, Landskrona (2018)

Parallel showcase / Organ Vida Photography Festival, Zagreb (2018)

Show OFF / Krakow Photomonth (2018)

Parallel showcase / Convento da Trindade, Lisbon (2017)

Hold on / Let go / Atelier Freien Fotografen, Berlin (2017)

Blocked / Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, TIFF Festival (2017)

photography services / Oficyna gallery, Poznan (2017)

Visual Spa. Art dissolved in the contemporary / Matosek.Niezgoda, Warsaw (2016)

Collision of Conflicts / Kraków Photo Fringe, Cracow (2015)

DaDO / Pauza gallery, Cracow; U22 gallery, Warsaw (2012)



Photographic Publication of the Year / Poland (2017)

Unseen Photobook Dummy Awards (2013)

Photographic Publication of the Year / Poland (2013)



Kuldiga Photography Residency / ISSP (2017)

Meliggoi Residency Program (2017)

City of Warsaw Art Scholarship (2016)

Young Creators' Cooperative (2013)

Academy of Photography / LENS Escuela de Fotografia Scholarship (2013)



Animal Kingdom / Association of Creative Initiatives "ę" (2014)



Collections / photobook dummy / co-author, Tatsiana Lisowskaja / Polis(h) Photo Lab (2016)

6x9 / Association of Creative Initiatives "ę" (2012)



KRZAK PAPIER (Issue 1, 2019)

YET (2018)

Photomonitor (2018)

Der Greif (Artist Feature x Anna Hornik, 2018)

Katalog - Journal of Photography & Video (Issue 29.1, 2018)

The Hidden Photo (2017)

Der Greif (Guest Room x Diane Smyth, 2017)

Rum Magazine (Issue 1, 2016)

Der Greif (Issue 7, 2013)

Magazyn Foto (Issue 5, 2013)



K MAG #93 The Singles Issue (September, 2018)

Gazeta Wyborcza (December 2 2016)

Urbanautica (2015)

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