Szlaga Michał

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born in 1978 , in Gdańsk/Poland

Vvisual artist and documentalist working with photography and film. Graduate of the Department of Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk/Poland. In his artistic practice he is preoccupied with Poland on many levels. His major projects are: *Stocznia Szlaga / Shipyard **Szlaga *(an album based on the photo material gathered within the years 1999-2013) and* Polska – Rzeczywistość* / *Poland **– **Reality* (a growing photographic diary that currently contains over 2,000 images).

 

Individual Exhibitions :

2014

  • Documents of Loss Europäischen Monats der Fotografie, Polnisches Institut Berlin
  • Szlaga wrócił do szkoły / Kilka odsłon (Szlaga Went Back Into School / Several Editions), Gdańsk City Gallery 2 – Annex
  • Aleja Solidarności (Solidarność Avenue), Wieliszew

2013

  • Paskudne pocztówki (Ugly Postcards), together with IS Wyspa, Gdańsk

2011

  • Stocznia Gdańska (The Gdańsk Shipyard), Transfotografia Północ Festival, PiTiPa Gallery, Gdańsk
  • Pikselowe prostytutki (Prostitutes), 1st Photography Festival in Opole, Opole, Poland
  • Stocznia Gdańska (The Gdańsk Shipyard), Contenedores de Arte, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Stocznia Gdańska (The Gdańsk Shipyard), Transphotographiques Nord Festival, ŕ La Maison de la Photographie, Lille

2010

  • Alang/Gdańsk Global Properity, IS Wyspa, Gdańsk

2008

  • Stocznia Gdańska (The Gdańsk Shipyard), 7 Łódź Fotofestival

 

Selected Group Exhibitions :

 

2014

  • Polish Dream,  Galerie für Fotografie, Hannover
  • 4th Mediations Biennale, Zamek Culture Centre, Poznań
  • Wędrująca biblioteka (Travelling Library), Günter Grass Gallery, Gdańsk
  • TYPOPOLO, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
  • Blackout, IS Wyspa, Gdańsk

2013

  • The Collection. A Fagment, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

2012

  • Buildings and Remnants, Fábrica ASA, Guimarăes, Portugal
  • ALTERNATIVA, IS Wyspa, Gdańsk
  • Missing Documents. Photographs of the Polish Transformation After 1989, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

2011

  • Street Photography Now, Fundacja.DOC, Warsaw
  • E.CITE–GDAŃSK, Apollonia Gallery, Strasbourg
  • ALTERNATIVA, IS Wyspa, Gdańsk

2009

  • Over and Over Again, BWA Wrocław
  • Game for Freedom, Gdańsk

2008

  • Red Eye Effect, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
  • Upgrade PL, Photomonth in Kraków
  • Renovation Department, IS Wyspa, Gdańsk
  • The Impossible Collection, IS Wyspa, Gdańsk

2007

  • Modelarnia, Warszawski Aktyw Artystów
  • Model Ad Hoc, IS Wyspa, Gdańsk
  • Fotografowie Przekroju (Przekrój’s Photographers), Transfotografia Festival, CSW Łaźnia, Gdańsk

2005

  • Poland Now, Photomonth in Kraków
  • Strażnicy doków (Guardians of the Docks), IS Wyspa, Gdańsk

2004

  • BHP, IS Wyspa, Gdańsk

2003

  • Artyści przeciw wojnie (Artists Against War), Kolonia Artystów, Gdańsk

2002

  • Znajomi nad morza (Friends from the Seaside), 89a hall, Gdańsk

2001

  • Labirynt/The Labirynth, Kłodzko

Awards and Honourable Mentions :

2014

  • Pomeranian Arts Award for achievements in 2013
  • Splendor Gedanensis – the City of Gdańsk Award in the field of Culture

2013

  • The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Creative Grant

2012

  • Grand Press Foto, Warsaw, 1st Prize
  • BZ WBK Press Foto, Warsaw, 1st Prize

2010

  • BZ WBK Press Foto, Warsaw, 3rd Prize

2007

  • International Photography Awards, New York, 1st Prize
  • Grand Press Foto, Warsaw, 3rd Prize
  • Newsreportage, Warsaw, 1st Prize

2006

  • Artistic Scholarship from the Marshal of Pomeranian Voivodeship
  • Canon Press Photography Contest, Warsaw, 3rd Prize

2005

  • BZ WBK Press Foto, Warsaw, Honourable Mention
  • Grand Press Photo, Warsaw, Honourable Mention

2004

  • Gdańsk Press Photo, Gdańsk, Grand Prix

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