Agata Madejska

MA work

We see ourselves in the reflection. Thoughts in the mirror of the world outside; in the mirror of memories connected to the world outside ourselves, coming forth from the past. Reflection is not us, it is what we are able to see. Others see us differently than we see ourselves. Are we ourselves the way we see ourselves, or are we the inversion of the inversion of ourselves? I see a strange dependence of things on things, and relations on relations. Extracting man-made objects from the urban environment, I question their absurdity, facing them in the strictness of their forms. They seem to be codes, but might be none.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Fine Art

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2010

  • We see ourselves in the reflection. Thoughts in the mirror of the world outside; in the mirror of memories connected to the world outside ourselves, coming forth from the past. Reflection is not us, it is what we are able to see. Others see us differently than we see ourselves. Are we ourselves the way we see ourselves, or are we the inversion of the inversion of ourselves? I see a strange dependence of things on things, and relations on relations. Extracting man-made objects from the urban environment, I question their absurdity, facing them in the strictness of their forms. They seem to be codes, but might be none.

  • Degrees

  • Diploma in Photography, University of Essen, Folkwang School, Germany, 2007; Exchange programme, École Supérieure de Design, d’Art Graphique et d’Architecture Intérieure Penninghen, Paris, France
  • Exhibitions

  • Menos Tiempo Que Lugar, Palacio National de las Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010; DAADADA, Ada St Gallery, London, 2009; Riccardo Pezza European Photography Prize, Triennale, Milan, Italy, 2008; Gute Aussichten 2007/8, Deichtorhallen, Haus der Fotografie, Hamburg, Germany, 2008
  • Awards

  • Kunststiftung NRW Fine Art Grant, 2009; Contemporary German Photography, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Stiftung Bursary, Museum Folkwang, 2008; Gute Aussichten 2007/8, Young German Photography Prize, 2007