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Joanna Piotrowska

Born 1985, lives and works between London and Warsaw. She studied Photography at the Royal College of Art in London and Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. Her photographic practice focuses on familial structures and their relationship to the wider systems including politics, economics, social, and cultural life. She explores the past and the present, showing all the inequalities of power and psychological drama, and translating the gestures and everyday intimate behaviors into new scenarios giving them an almost caricature-like quality. The artist uses her surroundings to show the anxiety and psychological tension of the domestic space rather as a document of a performance than a documentary image. In 2014 she published her first monograph book Frowst, published by MACK Books, London.