Paulina Korobkiewicz (b. 1993, Suwałki, Poland) is a photographer and visual artist based in London. Her work explores public space, particularly in the urban context. She is interested in how the political transition influenced contemporary landscape and interiors in Poland and the neighbouring post-communist states. She derives inspiration from her hometown in Eastern Poland, documenting the striking aesthetic choices and contrasts in the region.

In 2015, she graduated from BA Fine Art Photography at Camberwell College of Arts. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has been featured in a variety of publications. Her photo-book Perspectives is the winner of Camberwell Book Prize 2016. Paulina was nominated for Prix Pictet 2018, 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.

 

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

 

AWARDS

2018  Prix Pictet HOPE, nomination

2017 Magnum Photos Graduate Photographers Award, nomination

2017 Belfast Photo Festival Open Submission, shortlisted

2016 Camberwell Book Prize, winner

2015 Bar Tur Photobook Award, shortlisted

2015 Creative Review and JCDecaux Talent Spotting Guide, selected

 

EXHIBITIONS

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

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

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 Guide, 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

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  

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

2010 solo exhibition City in Details - Miasto w Szczegółach, 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

Contemporary Lynx Magazine 1(5)2016: Disco Polo 

Creative Review Photography Annual 2015

Camberwell BA Photography Degree Show Catalogue, 2015

AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Competition Jury Member 

VIA ARTS PRIZE 2018

OLYMPUS x UAL Photography Award 2018

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

Current Representation

Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, Austria

Ernst.Hilger@hilger.at

T +43-1-512 53 15