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Pawel Zak

Born in 1965

Studied social sciences at the Warsaw University
Graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan in 2002

Member of the Union of Polish Art Photographers since 1995

Since 2001 he works also as a lecturer of photography


Selected individual exhibitions

2010 Evening weaves and otherPhotographs, Gallery Refleksy, Warsaw, Poland

2008 A Close Acquaintance Gallery FF, Lodz, Poland

2008 Sweet Monday and Other Still Lives Gallery Pauza, Cracow, Poland

2008 Sweet Monday and Other Still Lives Gallery Luksfera, Warsaw, Poland

2007 Tales Polish Institute, Bratyslava

2007 A Close Acquaintance Kaunas, Lithuania

2007 Photographs French Institute, Warsaw, Poland

2006 Tales Town Hall Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland

2006 Photographs Museum Henri Martin, Cahors, France

2005 Sunflowers and Other Photographs Gallery Luksfera, Warsaw, Poland

2005 A Close Acquaintance Museum Centre Vapriikki, Tampere, Finland

2005 A Close Acquaintance Mai-Photographie, Quimper, France

2004 A Close Acquaintance Rencontres in Arles, France

2004 A Close Acquaintance Mala Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland

2003 15 Pictures Gallery ZPAF, Cracow, Poland

2003 Photographs Gallery WM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2003 Photographs Gallery pf, Poznan, Poland

2002 9 Pictures Zakopane, Poland

2001 Tales Gallery Nova, Minsk, Belarus

2001 Tales and Other Photographs Gallery WM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2001 Photographs De Balie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2000 Tales and Other Photographs Gallery FF, Lodz, Poland

2000 Tales Gallery pf, Poznan, Poland

1999 Tales Gallery Image, Aarhus, Denmark

1999 Tales Mala Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland

1994 Home and Garden Antoni Rzasa Gallery, Zakopane, Poland


Selected collective exhibitions

2008 Dreamers and Witnesses. Polish Photography of the 20th Century National Museum, Cracow, Poland

2007 Time Remembered Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland

2007 Mirror of the Nature City Museum, Wroclaw, Poland

2007 Polish Photography of XX Century Warsaw, Poland

2007 City-Not Mine Museum of Art, Lodz, Poland

2006 4 for 4 Turlej Gallery, Cracow, Poland

2006 Home Luksfera Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2005 Spaces of Intimacy Thesaloniki, Greece

2004-2005 Me-Others, Selfportrait in Polish Photography Jelenia Gora; Lodz; Poznan; Wroclaw, Poland

2004 Pieces of Identity Strasbourg, France

2004 Praga Faces Lusfera Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2003 A Touch of Reality Arsenal Gallery, Poznan, Poland

2002 Around the Decade. Polish Photography of the Nineties Museum of Modern Art Lodz, National Museum Wroclaw, BWA Bielsko-Biala, Poland

2002 Blow-up. Photographs in the Time of Tumult Warsaw, Poland

2002 Dotknięcie realności BWA, Wrocław

2001 Arhipelag - Polish Photography Herten, Germany

2000 Penetration Bratislava, Slovakia

2000 II Photography Biennale Arsenal Gallery, Poznan, Poland

1999 Eystra Sylt Replica Art Centre, Stockholm, Sweden

1999 Together Again? Gallery Image, Aarhus, Denmark

1999 Islands of Visibility Arsenal Gallery, Poznan, Poland

1998 Open Ateliers Warsaw, Poland

1998 Images 98 European Photography Contest, Vevey, Switzerland Prix Broncolor de la lumiere

1998 Photography 98 Palace Under the Lambs, Cracow, Poland

1997 Open Ateliers Warsaw, Poland

1997 Photography 97 The Palace of Art, Cracow, Poland

1996 Photographic Confrontations Gorzow Wielkopolski Grand Prix

1995 Polish Photography Polish Institute, Rome, Italy


Works in collections

National Museum Warsaw, Poland

Centre for Contemporary Art Warsaw, Poland

Museum of Art Lodz, Poland

Bibliotheque nationale de France Paris, France

Private collections in Poland, France, Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain, Canada and USA


Pawel Zak