BIOGRAPHY

Paulina Korobkiewicz (b. 1993, Suwałki, Poland) is a London based photographer using bookmaking. She explores public space, particularly in the urban context. Her photographs have a distinctly architectural point of view, which is apparent in her recurrent use of geometric lines, shadows and natural light. Her perspective allows for ordinary objects to take on a sculptural presence.

While studying photography at Camberwell College of Arts, Paulina began documenting the ambiguity and contradictions of aesthetic choices in her hometown and the surrounding region. In 2016 she self-published her first photo-book Disco Polo. The project was shortlisted for Bar Tur Photobook Award 2015 organised by The Photographers’ Gallery and Belfast Photo Festival Open Submission 2017.

Focussing on architecture and its abstract qualities, Paulina created Perspectives, a photo-book deconstructing and reconstructing the city. The book’s format shifts the viewer from simply observing the images to interacting with them, retracing the steps and paths of everyday life. The publication produced in collaboration with Camberwell Press won the Camberwell Book Prize 2016. Paulina was also nominated for Magnum Photos Graduate Photographers Award 2017 and Prix Pictet 2018.

 

EDUCATION

2012-15
First-Class Honours BA Degree in Fine Art Photography, 
Camberwell College of Arts, SE5 8UF London

2010-12 
Warsaw School of Photography and Graphic Design, 00-449 Warsaw, Poland

 

AWARDS

2018 Prix Pictet HOPE, nomination

2017 Magnum Photos Graduate Photographers Award, nomination

2017 Belfast Photo Festival Open Submission, shortlist

2016 Camberwell Book Prize, winner

2015 Bar Tur Photobook Award, shortlist

2015 Creative Review and JCDecaux Talent Spotting Showcase, selection

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 solo exhibition Disco Polo: Between East and West, projectroom, Hilger NEXT, Vienna, Austria

2016 solo exhibition Disco Polo, Art Bermondsey Project Space, London

2010 solo exhibition City in Details - Miasto w Szczegółach, Galeria Jednego Obrazu, Suwałki, Poland

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 group exhibition Photobook.Storytelling, curated by Fresh From Poland and Paper Beats Rock, Paperlust Photobook Fest, Fundacja Sztuki Nowej ZNACZY SIĘ, Krakow, Poland

2018 group show From the Heart of Europe, curated by Galerie Ernst Hilger, Bermondsey Project Space, London

2018 group show Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe, curated by Ekow Eshun and Anastasiia Fedorova, Calvert 22, London

2017 book display, Hackney WickED Festival / Hackney Wick & Fish Island Open Studio DIY, The Hive - 22 Smeed Road, London

2017 book launch Perspectives, The Photographers' Gallery, London

2016 book launch Disco Polo, Dadiani Fine Art, 30 Cork Street, London

2016 book display, Contemporary Lynx Magazine Launch, Calvert 22, London

2016 group show Distortion, curated by Fresh From Poland, Krakow Photo Fringe 2016, Marka, Krakow, Poland

2016 zine launch Distortion, published by Fresh From Poland, designed by Hekla Studio, Super Salon, Warsaw, Poland

2015 group show Vertical Living, curated by Alison Zavos, PIX 2015, Seattle Centre, Seattle

2015 group show Caissa Rising Arting: The Today Art Museum E, Today Museum, Beijing

2015 group show Urban Living, curated by Feature Shoot, New York

2015 group show Talent Spotting Showcase 2015, curated by Creative Review & JCDecaux to display graduate art and design talent across all JCDecaux digital screens UK-wide from 3 to 30 August

2015 group show Camberwell College of Arts Undergraduate Summer Show 2015, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London

2014 group show Fingerprint, curated by the Negative Space, The Artworks UNIT 27 - Elephant & Castle, London

2014 group show and debate New State, Peckham Liberal Club, London  

2013 group show Unit, Cafe Gallery Projects & Dilston Grove, London

2011 group show Faces - Twarze, Centre of Culture and Education in Skrzyszów, Poland

2011 group show Record of a Place - Zapis Miejsca, Free Art Day Festival, Krakow, Poland

2010 slide show of selected documentary photographers curated by Gazeta Wyborcza, Zachęta - the Polish National Gallery of Fine Art, Warsaw, Poland

2009 group show Etnoklimaty, Museum of Ethnography in Toruń, Poland

ART FAIRS

2018 International Art Fair Vienna Contemporary, Galerie Ernst Hilger booth, Vienna

2016 Warsaw Art Book Fair - Warszawskie Targi Ksiazki Artystycznej #2, Pin-Up Studio, Warsaw, Poland

2016 7th Lisbon's Photobook Fair - Feira do Livro de Fotografia de Lisboa, Arquivo Fotográfico Municipal De Lisboa, Portugal

2016 Istanbul Photobook Festival 2016, Photo-book Library: Books From Poland, curated by Fresh From Poland and Paper Beats Rock, Istanbul

PUBLICATIONS

Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe, Exhibition Catalogue, 2018

Perspectives, published by Camberwell Press, 2017

Disco Polo, self-published, 2016

Distortion, published by Fresh From Poland, 2016

Contemporary Lynx Magazine 1(5)2016: Disco Polo 

Creative Review Photography Annual 2015

Camberwell BA Photography Degree Show Catalogue, 2015

Unit, Dilston Grove, Southwark Park, Catalogue, London 2013

TALKS

2019 Panel discussion, Hybrid Prophecy exhibition by Kle Mens, Rejekt Gallery, London

2019 Artist talk, Networking event for CEE creatives #3, Clapham Library, London

2016 Artist talk, Camberwell College of Arts, London

2010 Artist talk, Muzeum Wigier, Stary Folwark, Poland

ORGANISED EXHIBITIONS

2018 group show QUEER GAZE FROM POLAND: A portrait of love and desire, curated by Fresh From Poland, Bermondsey Project Space, London

2018 short film showcase Visual Poetry: A work in progress showcase by 11 LCC MA Documentary Film Students, sponsored by Flattr, Bermondsey Project Space, London

COMPETITION JURY MEMBER

VIA ARTS PRIZE 2018

OLYMPUS x UAL Photography Award 2018

PRESS & FEATURES

2019

Contemporary Lynx: Portfolio: Paulina Korobkiewicz

Edge of Humanity Magazine: Socialist Style: Poland and Lithuania

Pleograf. Kwartalnik Akademii Polskiego Filmu, nr 4/2018: Nawiedzone czasy. Widma w najnowszym polskim kinie i fotografii (print + online)

SEMI MAGAZINE: Paulina Korobkiewicz: WALL UNIT

2018

Fresh From Poland: Project of the week: WALL UNIT by Paulina Korobkiewicz

The Calvert Journal: Embrace socialism’s iconic interiors with this Polish zine

JOIA Magazine: Los fotógrafos y fotógrafas del Nuevo Este

Aserica Magazine: Featuring Paulina Korobkiewicz 

The Calvert Journal: Take me home. Eastern Europe through the eyes of a new generation

British Journal of Photography: Post-Soviet visions from a new generation of image-makers

The Guardian: Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe

It's Nice That: Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe

I-D: Everything you need to wach, see and do this week. More photography: Post-Soviet Visions

Wallpaper*: After Glow. A new exhibition of post-Soviet photography brings light where there was darkness (print + online)

GARAGE Magazine: In Eastern Europe, Unity in Skateboarding and Streetstyle

personal ISSUE Magazine: Disco Polo - A World between East and West

THE WIRE December 2018 Issue (418): Young Echo All Dayer (print)

Fact Magazine: Enigmatic hip-hop artist Manonmars announces self-titled debut on Young Echo Records

Hyponik: Manonmars: In Conversation

Resident Advisor: Young Echo 'secret weapon' Manonmars to release debut LP

STATE / F22 Magazine issue 27: Cover shoot - Dreams Made Real, Maryam Eisler: adventures with a camera (print)

STATE / F22 Magazine issue 27: Cover shoot - Unit - ed Front, Joe Kennedy & Jonny Burt (print)

STATE / F22 Magazine issue 26: Cover shoot - Mark Hix, A Plan for All Seasons (print) 

2017

Contemporary Lynx: Four Books on Different Types of Journeys

Camberwell College of Arts BlogCamberwell alumni launch limited edition publication Perspectives at London’s Photographers’ Gallery

STATE / F22 Magazine issue 25: Martin Tickner & Sean McLusky - Gallery 46, Vision and Vigour in East London (print)

Musée Magazine: Women Crush Wednesday: Paulina Korobkiewicz

Fundacja dla Filmu i Fotografii: „Perspectives”, czyli fotograficzna opowieść o przestrzeni, która staje się naszym świadectwem

Paper Journal: Paulina Korobkiewicz - Perspectives

Contemporary Lynx: Perspecives Book Launch at The Photographers' Gallery

The Calvert Journal: Perspectives: Polish photographer Paulina Korobkiewicz in London book launch

Threepence Journal: Disco Polo

Polish Cultural Institute: Book Launch of Paulina Korobkiewicz' Perspectives

STATE / F22 Magazine issue 24: Cover shoot - Matthew Flowers, The Fine Art of Contemporary Photography (print)

Magnum Graduate Photographers Award 2017: Announcement: The Graduate Photographers Award 2017 Nominees

Zwykłe Życie: Ping pong do 6, czyli sześć pytań do… Pauliny Korobkiewicz

Fundacja dla Filmu i Fotografii: Poznaj Artystę

Formula Life Magazine: Story shoot - Eleesa Dadiani, Art Dealer and Visionary (print)

2016

Culture.pl: Fotografie przestrzeni wspólnych

Pample-mousse: Disco Polo

AIGA: Eye on Design

The Hidden Photo: Paulina Korobkiewicz

Art Rabbit: Disco Polo at Art Bermondsey Project Space

Cent Magazine: Solo Exhibition at Art Bermondsey

The Calvert Journal: American dreams - How colourful kitsch overtook eastern Poland post-1989

DRECK Magazine: Realities

Culture.pl: Fresh From Poland Zine

GEIST Magazine: Sea Breeze Editorial (print)

Fresh From Poland: Photobook Disco Polo by Paulina Korobkiewicz

2015

YCM blog: YMC_RECOMMENDS: ‘DISCO POLO’ BY PAULINA KOROBKIEWICZ

This Is Paper: Second Edition of Disco Polo 

Creative Review: Gradwatch - Paulina Korobkiewicz

Creative Review & JCDecaux Talent Spotting Guide 2015

Wall Street International Magazine: Story Shoot - Daniel Chadwick, Come Together

Paper Journal: Paulina Korobkiewicz - Disco Polo

Feature ShootWELCOME TO THE FUTURE: 23 PHOTOS OF VERTICAL LIVING AROUND THE WORLD

Creative Translation: Talent Spotting Showcase

Art Matter Magazine: Story Shoot - Daniel Chadwick, Come Together

2014

Splash And Grab Magazine: Paulina Korobkiewicz

Beige Magazine: Stolen Glances Editorial

2010

Gazeta Wyborcza: Fotoreportaż w Zachęcie