wawrzyniec kolbusz (poland). In his works, he engages with the topics of simulation, substitution and reference as applied to the phenomenon of how the imagery itself tantalises the viewer. His artistic interest revolves around the hidden or generally unrealised patterns of social, cultural and political behaviour, approached from the conceptual angle. He often uses the aesthetics of minimalistic language to communicate. His works are marked by ambiguity and the relationship between medium and politics. Lives and works in Warsaw.


  • Bildraum 07 galerie, Vienna, Austria, Fall 2016 (upcoming)
  • Po Drugie, Galeria pf, Poznań, Poland, Mar 2016
  • TIFF Festival – debuts section winner, Wroclaw, Poland, Sep 2014


  • Ideals, PhotoIreland, Dublin, Ireland, Jul 2016 (link)
  • Future Tense!, 516 Arts & UNM Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM, USA, Jun 2016 (link)
  • F*cked Up, digital show curated by Jon Feinstein, Humble Arts Foundation, USA, Oct 2015
  • Encontros da Imagem Festival, Braga, Portugal, Sep 2015
  • Galerie KUNSTWERK NIPPES, Cologne, Germany, Jun 2015
  • 30th International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères France, Apr 2015
  • FORMAT Festival, UK, Mar 2015
  • Circulation(s) Festival, Paris, France, Jan 2015
  • FocusIran at CAFAM / Farhang Foundation, Los Angeles, USA, Jan 2015
  • TIPhP Festival, Tirana, Albania, Nov 2014
  • Finalists of Emergentes dst Int. Award, Braga, Portugal, Sep 2014


  • EI Award at Encontros da Imagem Festival, Braga, Portugal, Sep 2015 (finalist)
  • Kolga Tbilisi Award for the Best Conceptual project, Tbilisi, Georgia, May 2015 (winner)
  • Paul Hill FORMAT Award, FORMAT festival, UK Mar 2015 (winner)
  • Special Mention Jury’s Award at FORMAT festival review, UK Mar 2015
  • LensCulture Story Telling Award 2014 (finalist)
  • Eyes On, Month of Photography, Portfolio Review, Austria, Vienna, Nov 2014 (first prize winner)
  • Int. Photography Award Emergentes DST, Braga, Portugal, Sep 2014 (finalist)
  • Debuts Section – TIFF festival, Wroclaw, Poland, Sep 2014 (winner)
  • Int. Photography Awards Deeper Perspective Pro category – IPA, USA 2013, (honourable mention)
  • Kolga Award at Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2013, Georgia, 2013 (shortlisted)


  • Interview by Tytus Szabelski, Magenta Mag, Poland, Aug 2016 (link)
  • FFP #1 Zine Distortion (print), Warsaw-London, Poland-UK, Apr 2016 (link)
  • Interview by Kuba Śwircz in Notes_Na_6_Tygodni NN6T no104 (print), Poland, Mar 2016 (link)
  • Article by Valeria Saccone in Yorokobu magazine (print), Spain, Jan 2016
  • FEATURESHOOT.com article by Ellyn Kail, USA, Sep 2015 (link)
  • Article by Edoardo Giambuzzi at Fresh From Poland, UK, Aug 2015
  • Article by Gemma Padley in BRITISH JOURNAL of PHOTOGRAPHY (printed) – Photocaptionist End Frame, UK Jul 2015
  • Article at GUP magazine on-line, Holland, May 2015 (link)
  • Showcase at PHOTOWORKS.org.uk, UK, Apr 2015 (link)
  • Article at HYPERALLERGIC.com by Laura C. Malonee about Sacred Defense, May 2015 (link)
  • Interview by Krzysztof Sienkiewicz at URBANAUTICA Italy, Mar 2015 (interview link)
  • SELF PUBLISH BE HAPPY on-line, UK, Feb 2015 (link)
  • MAGENTA MAG article by Tytus Szabelski including Sacred Defence, Poland, Feb 2015 (article link)
  • YAFA Young Fresh European Photographers, on-line, Czech Republic, Jan 2015
  • YET on-line photography magazine, Switzerland, Dec 2014
  • ResPublica Nowa, printed quarterly, Poland, Oct 2014 (article link)
  • SMBH Magazine on-line blog, Ireland, Sep 2014
  • URBANAUTICA, on-line photography magazine, Italy, Sep 2014
  • Troika Talk, Troika Editions blog, UK, Sep 2014 (article link)
  • MAGENTA MAG, Poland, Jun 2014
  • No.1, a SPUTNIK Photos magazine, Poland 2012

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