Untitled #1, © Weronika Gesicka

This week we welcome recent Foam Talent finalist, Weronika Gesicka to our Instagram Takeover, December 2017.

Weronika Gęsicka, born in 1984 in Włocławek (Poland). She graduated from the graphics department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. A winner of Foam Talent (2017), Spotlight Award (2017, Belfast Photo Festival) and LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards (2016). A finalist of Prix HSBC pour la Photographie (2017), Prix Levallois (2016) and the ShowOFF section of the Kracow Photomonth Festival (2016). She received a grant from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2008. Her work has appeared in Foam Magazine (cover), The Guardian, Internazionale, British Journal of Photography and many others magazines.

In her projects she addresses topics related to memory and the way it operates. She is interested in scientific and pseudoscientific theories, mnemonics and various disorders concerning it.

Her main field of activity is photography, but she also create objects and artifacts. An important part of her art is working with archive materials of various sources. These are both image banks or images found on the Internet and police archives or old press photography.

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