Installation shot of Joanna Piotrowska at Leeds Art Gallery for Yorkshire Sculpture International. Courtesy Leeds Art Gallery. Photography Simon Warner

Joanna Piotrowska

Leeds Art Gallery

Piotrowska’s work examines the complex power dynamics and psychological effects of human relationships.

For Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019, Leeds Art Gallery worked with Joanna Piotrowska to develop a new project taking over a gallery space with a selection of her series of photographs Frantic.  This series of composed black and white photographs explore notions of the human body and social structures.

Joanna Piotrowska received a BA in Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts, Cracow, in 2009 and an MA in Photography, at the Royal College of Art, London in 2013. In 2015 she was awarded with the Photoworks & Jerwood Award.

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Selected current and forthcoming exhibitions include All our false devices, Tate Britain, London, 2019,  Being: New Photography 2018 , MoMA, New York, USA, We don’t need another Hero, 10th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany, SUPERSTITION, Museum Marres, Maastricht, Netherlands, Structures of meaning | Architectures of perception , Gateway, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Material Environments , The Tetley, Leeds South Bank, Leeds, UK, Room, Sadie Coles, London, UK (2017); Give Me Yesterday , Fondazione Prada, Milan.

b. 1985, Poland
Lives and works in London

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Originally opened in 1888, Leeds Art Gallery has one of the most significant collections of 20th century British art outside London.

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