Mulhouse, HEAR, 17h30

Natalia Wiernik et Karol Palka, deux photographes de la Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts de Cracovie (Pologne), présenteront leurs travaux aux étudiants de la HEAR et au public.

Natalia Wiernik (b.1989) is a multimedia artist living and working in Krakow, Poland. She was a student at the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (ASP) between 2008 – 2013. Wiernik pursued her doctoral studies at the Department of Animation, Photography and Digital Media at ASP and in 2017 she was awarded a PhD in Fine Arts. She also works at ASP as a lecturer. In her artistic practice, she analyzed issues related to the broadly defined concept of identity, its formation in the process of remembering, site-specific activities, and in the perspective of interpersonal relations at the level of family and socie-ty, e.g. in cultivated traditions. In this context, the institution of museum, its role in creating collections and its potential to shape social consciousness has become an area of interest for her. In 2017, Natalia and photographer Omar Marques prepared an exhibition entitled  R E F U G E E S , in which they focused on the topic of migration and the plight of refugees’ in contemporary Europe. They are currently working on a book, where together with specialists in various fields they focus on the problem of exclusion in the context of the mi-gration crisis, undertaking a critical analysis of press photography dealing with this area and its impact on public awareness.
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Karol Palka (b.1991) is a polish photographer graduated from the Krzysztof Kieslowski Film Department in Katowice University and Wajda School in Warsaw. Currently has been pursuing doctoral studies at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. Member of the Association of Po-lish Art Photographers. His works has been awarded at New East Photo Prize 2018, Lensculture Emerging Talent Awards 2017, PDN Photo Annual 2016, La Quatrieme Image – Young Talents 2017, IPA Awards, and published in magazines such as British Journal of Photography, The Calvert Journal, GUP Magazine, L’Œil de la Photographie.
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Mardi 21 janvier à 17h30

3 quai des Pêcheurs
68200 Mulhouse
Entrée libre