Paulina Korobkiewicz (b. 1993, Suwałki, Poland) is a photographer and visual artist, based in London.

Her practice explores public space and human interactions in the urban context. She is interested in how the political transition influenced contemporary landscape in Poland and neighbouring post-communist states. Her images draw inspiration from sculpture and architecture, and translate to a graphic conceptual style.

Paulina graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2015. Her work has been the subject in exhibitions internationally and has been featured in a variety of publications. In 2016 she self-published the second edition of her first photobook Disco Polo.

She was nominated for Magnum Photos Graduate Photographers Award 2017; shortlisted for Belfast Photo Festival Open Submission 2017, Bar Tur Photobook Award 2015 and selected for Creative Review & JCDecaux Talent Spotting Guide 2015. Her photobook Perspectives is the winner of Camberwell Book Prize 2016.

 

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, 00-449 Warsaw, Poland

 

WORKSHOPS

2016
Magnum and British Journal of Photography, Professional Practice Workshop Publishing and Photobooks

2015
Self Publish, Be Happy, Photobook Workshop On Publishing
Camberwell Press, Photobook Workshop Book Club

2011
MFF International Photography Festival, Jaroslaw, Poland

 

AWARDS

Nominated for Magnum Photos Graduate Photographers Award 2017 

Shortlisted for Belfast Photo Festival Open Submission 2017

Winner of Camberwell Book Prize 2016

Shortlisted for Bar Tur Photobook Award 2015

Selected for Creative Review and JCDecaux Talent Spotting Guide 2015

 

EXHIBITIONS

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

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, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London

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

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

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

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

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

2016 photobook library Books From Poland, Istanbul Photobook Festival 2016, curated by Fresh From Poland and Paper Beats Rock, Istanbul

2016 group exhibition 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 Urban Living, curated by Feature Shoot, New York

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

2015 billboard campaign Talent Spotting, organised by Creative Review & JCDecaux, graduate art and design talent display across all JCDecaux digital screens UK-wide from August 3 to 30, 2015

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 exhibition and debate New State, Peckham Liberal Club, London  

2014 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 organised by Gazeta Wyborcza, Zachęta - the Polish National Gallery of Fine Art, Warsaw, Poland

2010 solo exhibition City in Details, Galeria Jednego Obrazu, Suwałki, Poland

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

 

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

Creative Review Photography Annual 2015

Camberwell BA Photography Degree Show Catalogue, 2015

 

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