Born in 1979. Since early age interested in fact that the human sees the space in a manner perhaps not available to other beings. This special ability relates to noticing the symbolic dimension of reality. Subjectively, the flirtation of light and mind has always intrigued him the most, as well as the relation of man-nature-sacred. Mostly focused on landscape (as the most open physical and semantic field) but does not avoid any other -scapes. He photographs using intuition, imagination and hope. Additional equipment is important to him only if it works. Reading the famous phrase “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy” is pleased that in the 21st century there are still plenty of them. You are cordially invited to participate in this virtual tour.

Formal education

1999-2004  MEd in Polish studies (language & literature), Pedagogical University, Kraków, Poland.

2001-2003  FD in journalism (parallel studies), Pedagogical University, Kraków, PL.

Upcoming exhibitions 

February 2019: Axis mundi: roadside shrines & crosses, National Museum, Przemyśl, PL.

January 2019: Axis mundi: roadside shrines & crosses, Karwacjans & Gładysz’s Manor – City Museum of Gorlice, PL.  

Individual exhibitions 

2017 Trees-Shadows-Dreaming, International Photography Festival Interphoto, Białystok, PL. Curator: dr Krzysztof Jurecki

2014 Trees-Shadows-Dreaming, Karwacjans and Gladysz’s Manor (Muzeum Karwacjanów i Gładyszów) – the City Museum of Gorlice, PL.

2012  Land-Scapes, Photography Gallery (Galeria Fotografii), Kraków, PL.

2011  The iconosphere of non-obviousness, Rabka-Zdrój, PL (Paweł Gomółka – Eastern Orthodox Icons, Krzysztof Ligęza – photographs).

Group exhibitions

2018  Negotiating identity. Between real and virtual in the 21st century photography, FOTO-GEN gallery, Wrocław, Poland. Curator dr Krzysztof Jurecki.

Images and 3D panoramas fromAxis mundi: roadside shrines & crosses series.

2013  Presence among the Absent, Polish-Slovak Centre, Gorlice, PL.

2012  XVII Biennial of Mountain Photography, Karkonoskie Museum, Jelenia Góra, PL.

2011  Romantic, Photography Gallery (Galeria Fotografii), Kraków, PL.

2010  Landscape Photographer of the Year 2010, National Theatre, London, United Kingdom.

2010  Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year 2009, Earls Court, London & National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK.

Bibliography

K. Jurecki, Not only on identity…  Curator’s credo [in:] Negotiating identity. Between real and virtual in the 21st century photography, exhibition catalogue, Wrocław 2018.

K. Jurecki, Obligatory questions and hidden confessions [in:] Limits of tolerance. The catalogue of 3rd edition of International Photography Festival – Białystok Interphoto, Białystok 2017.

P. Nowicki, Trees-Shadows-Dreaming of Krzysztof Ligęza [in:] Didaskalia, Tuchów 2016.

P. Zięba, Eternal now. On Krzysztof Ligęza’s photography, „Południca. Pismo Literackie Ziemi Sądeckiej”, (2) 2015.

Commendations & grants

2018  Annual Scholarship – Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland.

2013  International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, United States (photographs from Trees-Shadows-Dreaming Pole(s) series plus singles).

2012  International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA (photographs from Trees-Shadows-Dreaming plus Snowquivalents openig set of Dreaming series).

2012  Prix de la Photo, Paris, France (photograph from Trees-Shadows-Dreaming series).

2011  International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA (photograph from Trees-Shadows-Dreaming series).

2010  Landscape Photographer of the Year, London, United Kingdom.

2010  Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year 2009, UK (photograph from Trees-Shadows-Dreaming series).

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