Edition 2007


Born in Gdansk in 1972 (Poland).
Lives and works in Warsaw.
Agnieszka Brzezanska studied art in Warsaw and Tokyo. Her practice is influenced by the different international localities where she lives and works. Photography, painting and film are of equal importance for her work in which she reacts continuously to new and changing environments she meets. A recent group of photographs from 2006 are portraits of a scene of personalities surrounding her in Warsaw, turned anonymous with a sharp and overdriven realism. In her most recent series of abstract photographs the artist comes closer to the aesthetic of her paintings, characterized by a constant fading of figuration and abstraction, of half-obstructed meaning and transfiguration of what seems granted knowledge. The monumental shapes and shadows in these photographs spiked with accidental patches of spectral light are reminiscent of the joyful formal simplicity of experimental photography in the beginning of the century such as the works of Man Ray. Yet the digital noise which causes a deeply grained diffused surface quality due to the effects of new technology, constitutes a conceptual take on contemporary photography.

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture