Curatorial team of the ShowOFF Section 2015
This year the curatorial team will comprise: Marta Kołakowska (Gallery Leto), Ania Nałęcka (Tapir Book Design) and three photographers: Michael Ackerman, Martin Kollar, and Igor Omulecki.
CURATORIAL TEAM OF THE ShowOFF SECTION 2015
Michael Ackerman (born 1967, Tel Aviv)
American photographer currently living in Warsaw. Winner of prestigious awards, including Infinity granted by the International Center of Photography in New York, the Nadar Award for the project End Time City (1999) and the Roger Pic SCAM Award for the series Departure, Poland. In 2010 he published the book Half Life. He has exhibited in major galleries around the world. Co-author of L'intuition, shown at the Banlieues Bleues Festival and the Rencontres d'Arles 2014.
Martin Kollar (born 1971, Zilina)
Slovak photographer, winner of many awards, including the Oscar Barnack Award, The 3PPP Photography Grant, and the Backlight Photography Award in Finland. His work has been exhibited across the world, including Maison Europeen de la Photography, Paris, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany, Le Chateau d'Eau, Toulouse, France, MOCA, Shanghai, and the Guandong Museum of Art in China. He has published three photography books: Nothing Special (2008), Cahier (2011), and Field Trip (2013).
Marta Kołakowska (born 1973, Niepołomice)
A graduate of the History of Art and Management in Culture at the Jagiellonian University. Initiator of the first, professional Photography Auction held at the Dom Dochodowy in Warsaw in 2003. Since 2007, she has run the LETO gallery, representing Aleksandra Waliszewska, Angelika Markul, Konrad Smoleński, Maurycy Gomulicki, Wojciech Puś, Radek Szlaga, and Honza Zamojski, among others. Promoter of the most interesting phenomena in leading-edge art. Co-organiser of the Hożarty Festival (2009-2011) and Warsaw Gallery Weekend (2014).
Ania Nałęcka (born 1977, Zabrze)
Designer of books (as Tapir Book Design), and permanently collaborating with Sputnik Photos. Winner of many prestigious awards, including the 69 and 71 POYi and Paris Photo/Aperture Foundation Award (Shortlist 2012, 2013, 2014). She has designed 7 Pokoi, W samochodzie z R, and The Winners by Rafał Milach, Brutal by Michał Łuczak, Adam Pańczuk’s Karczeby, Martwa fala by Mateusz Sarełło, Boiko by Jan Brykczyński and Die Mauer ist weg! by Mark Power, among others.
Igor Omulecki (born 1973, Łódź)
Graduate of the Łódź Film School, lecturer at the Academy of Photography in Warsaw. His creative undertakings span photographic para-documentary, sound art, conceptual art, and experimental film. In recent years he has created works relating to Nature, the Family, and an analysis of structures. His works have been exhibited at such venues as the Barbican in London, the Centre for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv, the Matadero in Madrid, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Warsaw. The artist is represented by the Le Guern gallery in Warsaw. He lives and works in Falenica.