Nastio Mosquito “Template Temples of Tenacity”, Fondazione Prada Milan 2016. Ph. Ela Bialkowska and Ilan Zarantonello, OKNOstudio

UPD: Unfortunately, the event is postponed according to the technical reasons. We will inform you about the new dates.


Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation is pleased to invite photographers to apply for a photographic documentation workshop of contemporary art conducted by the prominent art photographer Ela Białkowska, one of the most famous in her field in Italy, well known for cooperation with artists such as Ai WeiWei, Kiki Smith, Anish Kapoor and institutions as MAXXI Museum in Rome and Fondazione Prada in Milan.


The master course is dedicated both to photographers interested in improving their skills and gaining experience in niche specialisation of art documentation and photography students as well as related fields (intermedia, media art) that would like to master professional abilities in this field. The workshops will consist of both theoretical and practical elements, while at the same time addressing the crucial issues of the relation between artist, curator and the photographer. The course emphasis the diversity of genres in artistic works and the manner of the documentation. In particular focuses on reproductions of art works, exhibitions, documentation of performances, as well as works that are nearly impossible to be photographed.


Ela Białkowska will focus on the individual needs of each participant and provide guidance through the creation and the editing process. This will be a hands-on workshop with shooting sessions, individual assignments, daily group lessons, discussions and editing sessions.


DATE: 14/09 – 19/09 (total of around 36 hours)

PLACE: Warsaw

FEE: 1700 PLN

You will need a compact digital camera, tripod and computer.



Day 1: 14/09/2020

Introduction. Masterclass session – painting

Place: “Urszula Broll. Atman means Breath” exhibition at the Xawery Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture at Królikarnia Palace
Division of the National Museum in Warsaw.


Day 2: 15/09/2020

Masterclass session – architecture

Place: POLIN Museum of the History of the Polish Jews.


Day 3: 16/09/2020

Course on building relation between artist, curator and the photographer.

Masterclass session – video installation

Place: “Crack Up – Crack Down” exhibition at Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art.


Day 4: 17/09/2020

Masterclass session – sculpture and installation

Place: “Monika Sosnowska” exhibition at Zachęta – National Gallery of Art.


Day 5: 18/09/2020

Masterclass session – performance

Place: Center in Motion, individual rehearsals of performances of Weronika Pelczynska and Agnieszka Kryst.


Day 6: 19/09/2020

Masterclass session – postproduction

Place: Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation


The course is limited to 15 people and applicants will be accepted in order of submission.



  1. 1. Please send us your contact details (full name, email address, telephone number) and your short bio and/or portfolio to the address; with the title “Master Workshop in Art Documentation”.
  2. 2. After receiving your place reservation, prepay 500 PLN within 48 hours to the Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation’s account:  PL 77 1050 1025 1000 0090 9627 8172 with the title “Master Workshop”.
  3. 3. The full payment should be made until the 10.09.2020.
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