In her practice visual mediums such as photography, drawing and video overlap with text, performance and found footage. The outcome is a multichannel collage of pop culture mythologies, initiatory adolescent rituals and narratives in between online and offline realities. Recurring themes are body versus persona and notions of presence in post Internet performative practices. Her projects are time-based, long-term and often involve family members or volunteers.
Magda Buczek studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. She received the Young Talent Prize and the AudiencePrize at Fotofestival Łódź 2009 and the Polish Photobook of the Year in self publishing in 2014. Shortlisted for the MACK First Book Award in London.
She was an artist in residence in SOMA Mexico, U.S. and Iceland. Exhibited her works in Berlin (Kunstlerhaus Bethanien), New York (WANTED Design Festival), Mexico city (SOMA), Athens (Benaki Museum) and at Baltic Biennale (Krakow, Bunkier Sztuki). Lives and works in Warsaw.
Photo: A. Szczotka