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s.w.a.l.k. (sealed with a loving kiss) - Joanna Piotrowska

Exhibition dates: 19 September 2014 - 10 January 2015

Exhibtion Preview: Thursday 18 September, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Joanna Piotrowska presents her first solo exhibition in a UK public institution at the NGCA project space this autumn. The show will bring together a series of new photographs alongside her recent series 'Frowst'.

Since graduating in 2013, Piotrowska has quickly established a reputation for making compelling and psychologically wrought photographs that explore desire and intimacy. Piotrowska's black and white photographs offer semi-staged choreographies in which relationships between brothers, sisters, spouses and friends are interrogated through bodily gestures. Affection can turn to antagonism and intimacy can become enveloped within subtle power dynamics. For Piotrowska, meaning is intimated through what is not said and communication becomes a type of improvised dance.

The solo presentation coincides with 'Emotional Resources', a group exhibition exploring intimacy and awkwardness in the main gallery.

Joanna Piotrowska (b.1985) is a Polish photographer based in London who gained an MA from the Royal College in 2013. Her work has been seen in numerous group shows in Spain, England, Latvia, Poland, and Russia. Frowst, her first book, has been recently published by MACK.

Emotional Resources and s.w.a.l.k. (sealed with a loving kiss) are the first projects curated by George Vasey since joining the organization.



Self Defence - Joanna Piotrowska