Michał Sierakowski is a photographer living and working in Warsaw, Poland. He received his BA in photography in 2015 from University of Arts in Poznań, Poland. He works in field of documentary photography dealing with topic of how people change their environment to fit their needs and how landscape influences communities. Recently he has been finalist of Białystok Interphoto Grand Prix Prize and his work had been exhibited in London and Saint Petersburg. Currently working on long-term documentary project about Ukraine with the help of Visual Arts Grant from Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

sierakowskimichal@gmail.com
+48 603 994 744
based in Warsaw, Poland

Education:
2015, Experiencing the Landscape, Alexander Gronsky’s workshop at ISSP 2015, Latvia
2015, Photography BA, University of Arts in Poznań, Poland

Grants:
Scholarship of Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, 2017

Awards & Honors:
New East Photo Prize, finalist, 2018
Grand Prix Interphoto Białystok 2017, finalist, 2017
New East Photo Prize, finalist, 2016
Prix Pictet Award, nominee, 2016
ING Unseen Talent Award, nominee, 2016
Portfolio Review, Duesseldorf Photo Weekend, finalist 2016
Poznań Photo Diploma Award, Honourable Mention, 2015
Lensculture Emerging Talents, winner, 2015
Photobook of the year prize, Czytelnia Sztuki, 2014

Solo exhibitions:
Educatorium Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine, January — February 2018
LAW Gallery, Warsaw, Poland, May 2017

Group exhibitions:
Calvert 22 Foundation, London, UK, October — December 2018
Białystok Interphoto Festival, Białystok, Poland, September 2017
Rosfoto Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia, February — March 2017
Calvert 22 Foundation, London, UK, November — December 2016
Maison de la Photographie, Lille, France, February — April 2016
Słodownia+1 Gallery, Poznań, Poland, October — December 2016
Poznań Photography Biennale, Poland, November 2016
Lensculture Emerging Talents, SF Camerawork Gallery, San Francisco, USA, August 2015
Melancholia, OdNowa Gallery, Toruń, Poland, September 2014
Skrinja Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia, June 2013

Press, Publications, Interviews:
„І Дніпро, і кручі: Как национальный миф проявляется в пейзаже”, Bird In Flight, online, April 12, 2018
“Atomic Mountain: Uranium in the Sudetes”, Port Magazine, online, November 7, 2016
“Representations of the New East”, Aesthetica Magazine, online, November 3, 2016
Helene Rocco, “Polish Paradise”, Fisheye Magazine, no. 21, pp. 56-58, in print, November 2016
“Uran”, Hitchhiker Magazine, no. 2, pp. 86-98, in print, November 2016
Liza Premiyak, “Interview with Michał Sierakowski”, Calvert Journal, online, October 25, 2016
Vera Biryukova, “Proekt “Uran”: opustoshennyy region na yuge Polshy”, Esquire Russia, online, October 12, 2016
“Altered states: the New East Photo Prize – in pictures”, The Guardian, online, October 11, 2016
“Michał Sierakowski reveals the history of Sudetes Mountains”, This Is Paper, online, September 30, 2016
Fresh From Poland, online, April 20, 2016
Anastasiia Fedorova, “What lies beneath — A quest to dig up the strange, secret history of uranium mining in Soviet-era Poland”, Calvert Journal, online, March 12, 2016
Dusseldorf Photo Weekend 2016 Newsletter, p. 10, in print, February 2016
Tytus Szabelski, “Konkursowe katharsis. Rozmowa z Anną Kędziorą i Andrzejem Florkowskim”, Magazyn Szum, online, December 2015
Alina Sandulyak, “The Sudetes: Desolate Mountains in Michal Sierakowki’s Project”, Bird In Flight, online, November 3, 2015
Acacia Johnson, “Stark photos depict strange intersections between nature and humans”, Feature Shoot, online, October 10, 2014