2016 - Jury
The “Post” series is an attempt to reconcile the past and the present. In 2013, the artist had a brush with death and the feeling that the sense of reality had become vague for her. Following this accident, she went through many adversities: surgery, depression, anxiety. These photographs are a way to aesthetically address her fears. “Post” is a project on trauma, deadly gloom, silence and tension. Everyone can relate to this work, unearthing their dreams, fears and obsessions.
About the artist
Marta Zgierska was born in 1987 in Lublin, Poland. She holds MFA in Photography from The Leon Schiller National Film, Television and Theatre School. She lives in Warsaw, where she developes her artistic projects. In 2015 she was named one of Lens Culture’s Top 50 Emerging Talents.