Born in the industrial realm of the Silesian region in the Southern part of Poland, Natalia Poniatowska has been working with the medium of photography for more than a decade now. Having had the opportunity to display her works in various European locations (Royal Scottish Academy -Edinburgh, 12 Star Gallery – London, ARCHIP -Prague, citizenM -Glasgow, House For An Art Lovers – Glasgow(..), she is currently undertaking Fine Art Photography studies at The Glasgow School of Art.

Swinging between the digital and analogue photography, still and moving image – Poniatowska explores the potential ground that exists in between of fine art and documentary photography. Drawing inspiration from the great interest in the modern, dynamic art scene but also from her personal experiences, she believes in a great power of the image in conveying emotions, truths and challenges of the modern reality. Having spent the majority of her life away from her motherland, Natalia often comes back to the theme of homesickness and belonging in her artwork.

EDUCATION
2014-2018 Fine Art Photography, BA (Hons), Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
2013-2014 B&W Photography Course, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
2008-2012 Photography Course, MDK Bytom, Poland

EXHIBITIONS
2010 Fotografie, Galeria Pod Sztrychem, Bytom, Poland /solo

2011 Festiwal Sztuki Wysokiej, Bytom, Poland
2014 You Build On Mackintosh, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
03 2015 Retraction, exhibition and open studio, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
05 2015 Fresh From Poland, Pauza, Krakow, Poland
06 2015 Wet Denim Trackie, SWG3, Glasgow, Scotland
06 2015 White and It Is Not Your Skin, Wee Theaters, Sloans, Glasgow, Scotland
07 2015 Analogue Exhibition, Scottish Fashion Creative Network, The Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh, Scotland
09 2015 Koniecpol, Wee Theaters Glasgow, Sloans, Glasgow, Scotland /solo
11 2015 Postcards from Home, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland
11 2015 From somewhereto_with Love, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Huddersfield, Bristol, Derry, Nottingham, London and Wakefield
02 2016 Drying Green Collective, Broadcast, Glasgow, Scotland
02 2016 SYZYGY, Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
06 2016 25% Extra, Laurieston Arches, Glasgow, Scotland
04 2017 Here is the Future, Now, 12 Star Gallery, Westminster, London, England
04 2017 420 Sauchiehall, Glasgow Open House Festival, Scotland
04 2017 The World Is Your Lobster, The Art Park, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, Scotland
04 2017 Glebia Spojrzenia, Metaforma cafe, Krakow, Poland
05 2017 #SHOWMEYOURUFO, Galeria Szara Kamienica, Krakow, Poland
08 2017 ATMO 8 / 8, ARCHIP Architectural Institute, Prague, Czech Republic
07 – 10 2017 RSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland
10 – 11 2017 #SHOWMEYOURUFO, Noorderlicht Photography Festival, Groningen, The Netherlands
11 2017 BEHIND, citizenM, Glasgow, Scotland /solo
02 2018 Exposure, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, Scotland
02 2018 I WANT TO SHOW YOU SOMETHING, Orms Cape Town School of Photography, South Africa
03 2018 In Progress, Richmond GSA, Glasgow /solo
03-04 2018 Multiple Proof, Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie
04 2018 Friends of the Fanzine, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, Scotland
04 2018 Twelve Dying Palm Trees, Project Space 20 Scott Street, Glasgow /solo

2/06 – 8/06 2018 Degree Show, The Glasgow School of Art /solo

PUBLICATIONS
Tiger Camera Photo Book – Family 2014 “Family Play”
Black Wall Magazine issue #9 and #11
F-Stop Magazine issue #62
BEMAG #11
BBC News On Pictures – Postcards From Home /27/01/16
Longing For Belonging 2016- Self Published Photo Book, on sale in Street Level Photoworks and Good Press, Glasgow
Nikon Europe, Nikon Poland, Nikon UK, Nikon Russia – 08/17 -Finding the Beauty in Eastern Europe’s Ugliness
British Journal of Photography – Sure Shot Natalia Poniatowska On the Art Of Capturing the Off Moments 09/17
Grain Magazine – Belgrade Photo Month New Talents 04/2018
Verdure Engraved issue #1 2018
Self Publish Be Happy – Moments I Never Showed You ♥ 04/18

SCREENINGS
02 2017 Tomato Soup, Artists Film Screening, Centre For Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

04 2017 Tomato Soup, 420 Sauchiehall, Glasgow Open House Festival
09 2017 Tomato Soup, Bytom Film Festival, Poland

TALKS
02 2017 Longing For Belonging, Zine Talk at Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow
07 04 2018  Multiple Proof, Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie

AWARDS
runner up in the BJP Breakthrough Awards 2017

honourable mention Glebia Spojrzenia 2017
finalist New Talents Belgrade Photo Month 2018
winner DEBUTS most talented emerging photographers 2018 


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I work with light and colour
I work with their absence
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