© Magda Biernat 2008-2017

MAGDA BIERNAT
b. 1978, Poland, lives in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION

2009 – 2011 – MFA in New Media, Transart Institute, Berlin/New York
1999 – 2002 – BA in Photography, Wielkopolska School of Photography, Poznan, Poland
1997 – 2002 – MA in Marketing and Management, A. Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

AWARDS / GRANTS

2016 – Reminders Photography Stronghold Grant, Tokyo, Japan
2016 – Director's Choice Award, Center Santa Fe, 1st place
2015 – LensCulture Emerging Talents
2011 – Magenta Foundation Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers 2011, US Selected Winner
2010 – Magenta Foundation – Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers 2010, US Selected Winner
2010 – 28th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, Houston Center For Photography, Houston, TX; Selected for the exhibition, Juror: Hannah Frieser
2010 – "Too much chocolate" / Kodak Film Grant
2009 – Hey, Hot Shot 2009, Second Edition, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY - Honorable Mention
2009 –Lucie Awards, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, CA - 1st Place, Architecture-Interiors for "Inhabited" project; 3rd Place, Architecture-Buildings for "Home" project
2009 – Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA - 2nd Place – 14th Annual Photo-Op Competition, judged by Jen Bekman
2009 – Magenta Foundation – Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers 2009, Honorable Mention
2009 – Transart Institute / Donau Universiteit Krems – 2 year MFA scholarship receipient
2006 – Lucie Awards, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, CA - 2nd Place, Architecture-Interiors for "Lower East Side" project
2002 – The Friends of Melina Mercouri Foundation, Thessaloniki, Greece - International Photography Competition: "Distinctive Cultural Identities" - 2nd Prize for a single photograph "Love"
2002 – "Eco Homo" Photographic Competition, Poznan, Poland - 2nd Place
2002 – "Zlota Muszla", Koszalin, Poland - V Photographic Competition of the Baltic Sea Countries
2001 – "Zlota Muszla", Koszalin, Poland - IV Photographic Competition of the Baltic Sea Countries,

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 – "Adrift", Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo, Japan (upcoming)
2017 – "Adrift", Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR (upcoming)
2016 – "Adrift", Photo-Eye Books & Project Space, Santa Fe, NM
2015 – "Adrift", Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
2012 – "Continental Bounce", Elephant Paname, Paris, France
2011 – "Betel Nut Beauties", Clic Gallery, New York, NY
2010 – "Inhabited”, FXFowle Gallery, New York, NY
2010 – “Continental Bounce”, Clic Gallery, New York, NY
2009 – “On Watch” , Photography Month Festival, Krakow, Poland
2009 – “Continental Bounce”, The Half King, New York, NY
2003 – "Photographs", Rose Club Art Show, Seattle, WA
2002 – “Others”, Ciemnia Gallery, Poznan, Poland
2002 – "The World Meets at One Point”, KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 – Choice Award Winners Exhbition (Center, Santa Fe, NM) (upcoming)
2015 – "Knew Normal", Curated by Nancy Zastudil, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, NM
2015 – LensCulture Emerging Talents Winners Exhibition, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
2012 – "Beautiful Life: Memory and Nostalgia", Curated by Ming Turner, The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2011 – "Nothing to Declare", Curated by Leo Abaya, Vargas Museum, Manila, Philippines
2011 – "Beautiful Life: Memory and Nostalgia", Curated by Ming Turner, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, United Kingdom
2011 – Unterwegs, MFA Graduation Exhibition, Curated by Rebecca Loyche and Jonathan Gröger, MMX Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2011 - Flash Forward Festival, Magenta Foundation, Curated by MaryAnn Camilleri, Myrabelle Charlebois and Aaron Schuman, Fairmont Battery Wharf, Boston, MA 2011 – The Collectors Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 2, Humble Arts Foundation, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
2010 – Flash Forward Festival, Magenta Foundation, Curated by MaryAnn Camilleri, Myrabelle Charlebois and Aaron Schuman, Toronto, Canada
2010 – 28th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, Juried by Hannah Frieser, Houston Center For Photography, Houston, TX
2010 – Optical Annual Juried Competition, Winners Exhibition, Raandesk Gallery (Porter Contemporary), New York, NY
2009 – "Picturing Home", Juried Photography Exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
2009 – "Recessive Traits–in the absence of the dominant element”, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
2009 – IPA Best of Show Exhibition, Splashlight Studios, New York, NY
2009 – Photo-Op, 14th Annual Photographic Competition Exhibition, Juried by Jen Bekman, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
2009 – Group Show No.30, Humble Arts Foundation, New York, NY
2003 – "Environmental Elements", Frontier Geosciences, Seattle, WA
2002 – "Distinctive Cultural Identities", International Exhibition of Photography, Moni Lazariston, Thessaloniki, Greece
2002 – "Zlota Muszla", V Photographic Competition of the Baltic Sea Countries, Koszalin, Poland
2001 – "Zlota Muszla", IV Photographic Competition of the Baltic Sea Countries, Koszalin, Poland

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014 - Nothing to Declare, Exhibition Catalogue from group exhibition in Manila
2014 - North Via South: The Travel Starts Now, Huckberry.com. Februaru 18
2013 - North Via South: From Antarctica to Alaska, New Yorker Photo Booth Blog (monthly slideshows)
2012 - Pools: Reflections by Kelly Klein (Rizzoli)
2011 - Flash Forward 2011: Emerging Photographers from Canada, the UK and the USA (Magenta Foundation, Toronto, Canada)
2011 - European Photography #89, Volume 32 (Berlin, Germany)
2011 - Unterwegs, Graduating Thesis Exhibition Catalogue (Transart Institute, Berlin, Germany)
2011 - A focused look at some fresh viewpoints, by Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, June 7
2011 - Subject Matters, Lodown Magazine, May/June Issue (Berlin, Germany)
2011 - Foto #05, May Issue, Interview (Warsaw, Poland)
2010 - The Collector's Guide to New Art Photography Vol.2 (Humble Arts Foundation, New York, NY)
2010 - Flash Forward 2010: Emerging Photographers from Canada, the UK and the USA (Magenta Foundation, Toronto, Canada)
2010 - A Few of Them: Contemporary Photography, Noovo Editions #4 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
2010 - Strange Scenery, Vogue Girl Korea, April Issue
2010 - Showcase: Empty but Occupied, by Nadia Sussman, The New York Times Lens Blog, February 26
2010 - Beauty in the Forgotten, by Kimberly Chou, Fabric Magazine, February Issue
2010 - Q&A, Feature Shoot, February 10
2009 - Flash Forward 2009: Emerging Photographers from Canada, the UK and the USA (Magenta Foundation, Toronto, Canada)

PRESENTATIONS

2015 - Annenberg Space for Photography, Iris Nights Lecture, Los Angeles, LA
2013 - University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Visiting Artist Presentation
2012 - Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Visiting Artist Panel Discussion
2011 - International Center for Photography School, New York, NY, Guest Speaker

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