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Marzena Abrahamik

Photographer

Marzena Abrahamik (b. Poland, grew up in Greece) lives and works in Chicago, IL. She received a MFA in Photography from Yale University 2013 and a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from Loyola University. Informed by photography’s ability to fundamentally change our visual sensibility, she questions the operations that have historically defined the feminine as a social category. The resulting photographs are a hybrid of portraits, self portraits, still lifes and landscapes. Her exhibitions include: A L'ouest and Girl Play, solo exhibition at Johalla Projects (2017 & 2015), solo exhibition at The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (Boone, NC) and solo exhibition Gallery of Classic Photography, (Moscow, Russia). Group exhibitions at Whitney Houston Biennial (New York, NY), Silver Eye Center for Photography (Pittsburgh, PA), Weinberg/Newton Gallery, (Chicago, IL), Soccer Club Club (Chicago, IL), Aperture (New York, NY), Johalla Projects (Chicago, IL), Sushi Bar (New York, NY), Art & Design Festival (University of Ulster, United Kingdom), and the International Photography Festival (Tel-Aviv, Israel). Her work is included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago and Haas Library, Bibliography: Shannon. Abrahamik is the recipient of the John Ferguson Weir Award, May 2013 and PACC, December 2012.

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