Joanna Szproch

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Visual Artist + Art Mediator

Joanna Szproch (born in 1979 in Warsaw, Poland) is a Berlin-based visual artist and art mediator working with the medium of photography. She earned an MA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź (PL) in 2004.

Since she moved to Berlin in 2012, she shifted from the commercial, male gaze-dominated visual field, and thoroughly liberated her way of seeing from the influence of male canon, and its monopoly on meaning and value.

She dedicates her practice to visual arts and years-long autobiographical and participatory projects. Exploring female sensuality, pleasure, and fantasy through everyday situations, she embraces the women’s perspective and its complexity.

Education

One Year Certificate Course of Cultural Education at WeTeK Berlin gGmbH in cooperation with SFBB, Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, DE

Master Studies at the Faculty of Graphics and Painting at Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts, Diploma in Photography, Łódź, PL

Solo Exhibitions

“@smilefomedaddy” - A Solo Exhibition, 317/84 Studio, Berlin, DE

“@smilefomedaddy” - A Pop Up Exhibition + Artist Talk, GlogauAir, Berlin, DE

“@smilefomedaddy” - A Solo Exhibition, Weserhalle, Berlin, DE

“Life is not a gif” - A One Day Show, Caffè Internazionale, Palermo, IT

“Dreams Come True” - A One Day Show, Balera, Berlin, DE

“My Vagina Has Many Fans...” - A One Day Show, Del Rex, Berlin, DE

“Side Effects Of Too Much Tumblr” - A One Day Show, Untertitel, Berlin, DE

“Warsaw Joy Star System” - A Solo Exhibition in “Likus” Gallery, Warsaw, PL

“Lena - Little Princess” - A Solo Exhibition in “Przeciag” Gallery, Warsaw, PL

“First Retrospective” - A Solo Exhibition in “Enklawa” Klub, Warsaw, PL

”My Mythology” - A Solo Exhibition in “Melon” Gallery, Warsaw, PL

Group Exhibitions

“Rebounder” - A Group Exhibition with ArtConnect artists, Her, Berlin, DE

A Slideshow Presentation of 15 shortlisted finalists at Photofestival Tiff, Wroclaw, PL

“Exposure - Art Auction” - A Group Exhibition, Weserhalle, Berlin, DE

“Porn Forest by Pornceptual” A Wall-sized Collage for the Installation Room by Curated By Girls, Alte Münze, Berlin, DE

“New Feminity 3” - A Group Exhibition by Curated By Girls, Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam, NL

“Sync, Psych, Self (sic)” - The Self Portrait Group Exhibition, F.K.Kollektiv, Berlin, DE

A Group Exhibition by Curated By Girls, Mutuo Galerie, Barcelona, SP

A Group Exhibition by Curated By Girls, Vogelball Festival, Hamburg, DE

A Group Exhibition by Curated By Girls, Whole - United Queer Festival, Berlin, DE

“Come As You Are - Curated By Girls” - A Group Exhibition, St. George, Berlin, DE

“A Story The World Need To See” - A Group Exhibition by Curated By Girls, Berlin Feminist Film Week, Agora, Berlin, DE

“Kunsthalle Palermo” - Art Space Fairs, Caffè Internazionale, Palermo, IT

“Art Verona” - ART PROJECT FAIR, Caffè Internazionale Pavillon, Verona, IT

“Gold Train” - A Group Exhibition, K-Salon, Berlin, DE

“Alter Angle” - A Group Exhibition, Somos Gallery, Berlin, DE

“The Photocopy Club” - The Photocopy Club, Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin, DE

“Der Greif” - Der Greif, Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Ausburg, DE

“Immortal Yearning” - A Group Exhibition - Galerie Su De Coucou, Berlin, DE

“Irene” Erotic Zine - A Presentation and a Group Exhibition, Galerie OFR, Paris, FR

Societé de 032c Presentation “Tissue” – 032c Workshop, Berlin, DE

“Follow Me” - A Group Exhibition - Galerie Su De Coucou, Berlin, DE

“Job Market in the Culture Sector”- A Group Exhibition, Krakow, PL

IV International Biennale of Artistic Photography “Child”, A Group Exhibition, Poznan, PL

VI Photofestival, A Group Exhibition, Lodz, PL

Artistic Collaborations

Bodywholeness, Intermedial Performance,  Tiff Center, Wroclaw, PL

“Bigbul” - A self-published photo-book, Berlin, DE

“Urban Witches Not Bitches” - A Live Shooting Performance, A Collaboration with House of Doll, Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin, DE

Screening of a Video-collaboration with Vero Manchego, Balera, Berlin, DE

“Prima Facie” - A Video-collaboration with Tarren Johnson, Ackerpalace, Berlin, DE

Participation in O.K. Project – The Christopher Kline’s Musical, Insitu + KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE

Talks and Residencies

Artist's presentation as part of the workshop for Hermann Ehlers Schule, Berlin, DE

Artist's presentation as part of the workshop for Ernst Litfass Schule, Berlin, DE

“AIR WRO” - Art Residency, photo-editing a book “@Smilefomedaddy”, Wroclaw, PL

Artist Talk for “Bodywholeness” - a project grant, Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, GlogauAir, Berlin, DE

“AIR WRO” Art Residency, “Bodywholeness”, Breslau, PL

Artist Talk, Weserhalle, Berlin, DE

Awards

Honorable Mention at Photobook Dummy Award, Fotofestiwal, Łódź, PL

Nomination to Photobook Dummy Star Awards, SP

Shortlist of finalists at Photofestival Tiff, Wroclaw, PL

Grand Prix and silver medal in "The Child" photo award, Poznan, PL

2 Second Prizes in "Fotoplastikon" photo award, Warsaw, PL

Prize in "Arctic Paper" photo award, Lodz, PL

Workshops and Seminars

Alltag Phantasie“ - (Everyday Phantasy) - A Participatory Photography Project for adolescent and young adults and the Exhibition, Haus der Jugend Zehlendorf, Berlin, DE

Project Day - A practical photography assignment about the importance of diverse visual perspectives, Hermann Ehlers Schule, Berlin, DE

Guided tour of Nadine Ijewere’s exhibition in C/O Berlin about the importance of diversity of representations, Hermann Ehlers Schule, Berlin, DE

3 modules Photography Workshop "Wir Leben Vielfalt" (We Live Diversity), Ernst Litfass Schule, Berlin, DE

Mixed media Workshop "Bodywholeness" about being wholesome in the body, GlogauAir, Berlin, DE

Mixed media Workshop "Bodywholeness" about being wholesome in the body, Tiff, Wroclaw, PL

Seminar “Photography”, summer semester, HTK Design School Berlin, DE

Photography and Art Direction Workshop “Haloween”, HTK  Design School Berlin, DE

Seminar “Photography”, winter and summer semester, HTK Design School Berlin, DE

Seminar “Photography and Art Direction”, summer and winter semester, HTK  Design School Berlin, DE

Workshop Creating a Music Video for Molly Nilsson, focus on Art Direction, Make-Up, and Slow-Motion, “JuKuZ - Gerard Philipe Youth Center”, Berlin, DE

Photography and Art Direction Workshop “Haloween”, HTK  Design School Berlin, DE

Seminar “Photography and Art Direction”, summer and winter semester, HTK  Design School Berlin, DE

Selected Press

Arcademi ArtConnect Art Magazin ArtNau Art Sponge Bloginity Curated By Girls Dash Magazine Der Greif D-la Republica Elle Pl Fashion Copious Fav Magazine 4SEE If You Leave Ignant Juxtapoz Kenzine Kikimora K-mag Mossles Normale Magazine Novembre Magazine RBB The Lucky Jotter The Quiet Front The Photography Link The 405 This isn’t happiness TOH Magazine Trendland Wadmag Wandering Bears We Are Selectors Wednesday Early Mag

Selected Texts

Guestbook Magazine

ArtConnect

AirWro Art Residency

Interview for 4See Magazine

Weserhalle Exhibition

Juxtapoz

Selected References

About Blank • Venue
Acker Palace • Venue
Appaloosa • Band
Ballady I Romanse • Band
Berglind Agustsdottir • Musician
Berlin Community • Radio
Buttwrap • Underwear
C-Heads • Magazine
Converse • Footwear
Contributor • Magazine
D - la Repubblica • Magazine
Dream Nation • Clothing
Dr. Irena Eris • Cosmetics and Spa
Dysnea Boys • Band
Elle Pl • Magazine
Frozen Bird • Band
Gaby Gila • Artist
Hanne Lippard • Artist
Heinrich Barth • Cosmetics
House of Doll • Fashion Designer
Isabella Scorupco • Actress
Jakkoo Eino Kalevi • Singer
Mary Komasa • Singer
Mossless • Book
Nike • Sportwear
Novembre • Magazine
Odeur • Clothing
Pedro Lourenco • Fashion Designer
Shameless Limitless • Organization
Sense of Beauty • Magazine
Tarren Johnson • Creative Movement Director
Temporary Showroom
Tissue • Magazine
Whitelies • Magazine
Urban Spree • Venue
4SEE • Magazine

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