Born in 1979. Since early age interested in the 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. Re-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.

2 persons exhibitions

2011 Iconosphere of non-obviousness, Paweł Gomółka – orthodox icons, Krzysztof Ligęza – photography, Rabka-Zdrój, PL.

Group exhibitions

2018 Negotiating identity. Between real and virtual in the 21st century photography, FOTO-GEN Gallery, Wrocław, PL.
Curator: dr Krzysztof Jurecki.
Photograhps & 3D panoramas from Axis mundi: roadside shrines & crosses.
2013 Presence among Absent, Polish-Slovak House, Gorlice, PL.
Curators: Bogdan Konopka and Jerzy Madej.
2012 XVII Biennial of Mountain Photography, Muzeum Karkonoskie (The Karkonosze Museum), Jelenia Góra, PL.
2011 Romantic, Galeria Fotografii (Photography Gallery), Kraków, PL.
2010 Landscape Photographer of the Year 2010, National Theatre, London, UK.
2010 Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year 2009, Earls Court, London and National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK.

Long term projects – not exhibited yet

2011-present: "Dreaming"

2011-present: "Brickwork"

Long term documentary, historiosophical project – parallel story on destruction of brickwork and expanding the church in Stróże, Poland.

2011-present: "Pole(s)"

Pole(s): documentary project focused on category of chance, identity, belonging and relations between aesthetics & semantics in the context of romanticism, surr- & realism as well as personalism.

Bibliography

Formal education

1999-2004  MA, Polish Studies (language & literature) Pedagogical University, Kraków.
2001-2003  FD, journalism, Pedagogical University, Kraków.

Personal Interest

Cultural geography, history, theory of art, literature, philosophy, religious studies, theology.

Commendations

2022 Scholarship – Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland.

Scholarship (12 months) – Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland.
Visual arts.
Project: Dreaming

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

Scholarship (12 months):
Visual arts.
Project: Axis mundi: roadside shrines & crosses

2013 International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA.

1. Photographs from Trees-Shadows-Dreaming series:
Sacred Groove set: The EagleFaces of Time, Shadow Beings, The Cloudyawner

2. Selected images from Pole(s)series.

3. God speed the plow set:
Conjunction 2

4. Singles:
77, Grybów

2012 International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA.

Photographs from Trees-Shadows-Dreaming:

plus Snowquivalents – opening set of unpublished series Dreaming.

2012 Prix De La Photo, Paris, France.

2011 International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA.

Photograph from Trees-Shadows-Dreaming series.

2010 Landscape Photographer of the Year, London, UK.

2010  Landscape Photographer of the Year, London, UK:

2010 Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year 2009, London, UK.

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