Marta Zgierska

A Polish visual artist born in 1987. In her artistic practice she deals with the subject of trauma, liminal experiences and work with the body. In her current works, she explores the canons of feminine beauty and undermines the pressure that contemporary society exerts on the woman’s image. She often sets women up as her subject, deepening the intimate aspect of personal work. In 2015, she was named one of Lens Culture’s Top 50 Emerging Talents. In 2016, she won one of the most prestigious photography awards – Prix HSBC pour la Photographie – as well as Daylight Photo Awards, Reminders Photography Stronghold Grant, FotoLeggendo Giovanni Tabo Prize and Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award.
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The project “Garden” by Marta Zgierska and Mateusz Sarełło is an invitation to observe a couple in a dialogue, negotiating their relationship and their collaborative authorship. The boundaries between the two are ambiguous; obsessive, poetic and analytical. Zgierska is dedicated to systematic fragmentation and dissection of the image of her own body, but at the same time also the dissection of flowers as symbols of other women. This results in persistent acts of contradictory self-inscriptions, at the same time violent and subtle.
Marta Zgierska, Mateusz Sarełło