Natalia Wiernik is an award winning multimedia artist based in Cracow, Poland. Was born in 1989. Student at the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow between 2008 – 2013. Since 2015, Wiernik has been pursuing her doctoral studies at the Department of Animation, Photography and Digital Media and now she works as a teacher there. Her artistic projects, which are gaining international renown, have been presented at numerous exhibitions, reviews and photography festivals in London, New York, Los Angeles, Florence, Munich, Paris, Arles and Zürich. Her works were published in British Journal Photography, The Guardian, L'Obs and many others.
The issue of identity has become one of the most important subjects in her artistic work.

News are available here: https://www.facebook.com/wierniknatalia/

Awards, selected achievenents:
Finalist – Voies-off 2016, Photography Festival in Arles, France
Finalist – Photography Festival in Braga – ENCONTROS DA IMAGEM 2015
Shotlisted – Villa Noailles, France – International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyeres 2015
Winner – Celest Prize 2015, Visible White, Florence
Winner – PDN Photo Annual 2014, New York
Honourable Mention – International Photography Awards (IPA 2014), Los Angeles
Winner of the One Eyeland Awards 2013, Silver Medal for the series The Protagonists
Finalist – New York Photography Awards 2013
Winner – Sony World Photography Awards 2013, Student Focus, London
Finalist – Sony World Photography Awards 2013 Open Competition – People Category
Semifinalist – international contest Adobe Design Achievments Awards 2013
Laureate of "International Photography Confrontation – Just One Photo", prize from the Foundation
"Photography for the future", Poland
2012 September, Cologne – chosen to represent Poland, the Academy of Fine Arts, Photography Workshop
at a firts international Artistic Schools' meeting that took place at the biggest photography event –
Photokina. The meeting was organised by World Photography Organisation & Sony
Semifinalist – international contest Adobe Design Achievments Awards 2012
2011 May, Munich – chosen to represent the country at an international contest in Munich – Münchner
Künstlerhaus Goldener Kentaur "Sein und Schein" 2011.  Was nominated for an award and took part in an
exhibition in Münich

Schollarships:
2015 – Grant holder from Rector of Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow for prominent achievments
2015 – grant holder from the Ministry of Higher Education, Poland
2014 – Grant holder from Rector of Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow for prominent achievments
2014 – grant holder from the National Culture Center and Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Young Poland), Poland
2014 – Creative Scholarship of the Head of the City of Cracow
2013 – Grant holder from Rector of Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow for prominent achievments
2013 – grant holder from the Ministry of Higher Education, Poland

Selected exhibitions:
2017 "Cracow in the box" Historical Museum Of The City of Cracow, Cracow, Poland
2016 "Salty bread" The Cracow Salt Works Museum at Wieliczka, Poland
2016 "Anomalies/Cognition-recogintion" Gallery ASP Cracow, Poland
2016 Performance "What people do for money" in Cabaret Voltaire, Manifesta 11, Zürich, Switzerland
2016 "Owned" Migarations Museum, Zürich, Switzerland
2016 "Nuits de projections", Voies off Photography Festival, Arles, France
2016 "Wellfare" Biennale , International FOTO FEST Houston (Texas), USA
2016 "Display" Gallery Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Poland
2015 "Less" MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Cracow
2015  Nord Art Festival, Büdelsdorf, Germany
2015  "FAMILYDOM"  fsm Gallery, Florence, Italy
2015 "Break" – Garden of Arts in Lesser Poland
2014  Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2013 "The Protagonists" General German Consulate in Cracow
2013  Pauza Gallery, Cracow, Poland
2013 International Festival Art&Fashion in Poznań, Poland
2013  Palace of Art in Cracow, Poland
2013  Somerset House, London, UK
2012  "Thanksgiving" General German Consulate, Poland
2011  "Sein und Schein" Münich, Germany

Selected publications and articles:
British Journal of Photography http://www.bjp-online.com/2016/08/understanding-the-value-of-places-with-natalia-wiernik/
NEOmag http://neomag.it/?portfolio=un-talento-emergente-in-cerca-didentita-natalia-wiernik
FIGARO – special photo-session dedicated for Figaro, one of the most important magazine in France
L'OBS – portfolio presented in edition 2652 du 3 au 9 september 2015
The Guardian – publication of The Protagonists
BBC – publication on the website
PHOTOGRAPHIE Germany – interview with 10/2015
SLATE MAG – New York, interview David Rosenberg
BOOK DEBUTS 2014 – presented 36 portfolios of the most talented Polish young photographers, The book will
get to the world's most important museums, galleries, festivals, publishers, and collectors acting in the
area of contemporary photography – Museum of Modern Art (USA), Aperture Foundation (USA),
International Center of Photography (USA), Saatchi Gallery (UK), Griffin Photography Museum (USA), Tate
Modern (UK), Tokio Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Japan), Maison Européenne de la Photographie
(France) and Visa pour l'Image (France).
HUMBLE ARTS FOUNDATION "New Cats in Art Photography" group show nr 41, 2014
FEATURE SHOOT– New York 2014 , article Jenna Garrota
FOTOHITS – Gemany, 2013, interview Dirk Hartmann
Taxidesign – New York 2014, article Jillian Wong
(And many others)

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