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Karolina Wojtas born in1996 in Poland is a photographer who gets inspiration from random objects, children’s fantasies and her childhood memories, creating a colourful world of experiment and endless fun, transforms this material into walk-in installations.
Inspiration may become for her a mess in the garden of her grandfather or a huge slide. Through her exhibition, it is impossible to slip, sometimes covered with brocade or balloons. But you can feel like a child – play, abandon and scrounge.
She graduated from Lodz Film School in Poland and Institute of Creative Photography in the Czech Republic.
In the summer of 2019, she has opened her own museum in her native village in Podkarpacie.
Wojtas has exhibited her works in many solo and group exhibitions in Poland and internationally, such as Foam in Amsterdam (2021) and Noorderlicht International Photo Festival (2020).
Among awards and acknowledgements for her work are: the nomination for reGeneration 4: The Challenges of Photography and its Museum for Tomorrow in Musée de l’Elysée, a special mention at Plat(f)orm 2020 in Fotomuseum Winterthur, winning C/O Berlin Award (2022), the ING Unseen Talent Award (2019), Amsterdam, the Tiff Open (2018) at Tiff Festival Wrocław., ShowOFF Krakow photomonth 2017.
Her work has appeared in Internazionale, The Guardian, Foam Magazine, The British Journal of Photography, Lampoon Magazine, L’uomo Vogue, Superpaper, Tampon – Ordinary Magazine, Causette, and Das Magazin Switzerland.
Her artworks are visible at Arendt House in the frame of the EMOP (European Month of Photography) 2023 and the exhibition ‘Rethinking Identity’. She is nominated for the EMOP Arendt Award 2023.