Magdalena Wdowicz-Wierzbowska: “Dad” / “I Just Miss My Husband”
opening: 05.08 (Friday), 6 pm / free admission
Magdalena Wdowicz-Wierzbowska is a photographer, who tells stories closely related to her own life. The exhibition in Wozownia consists of two cycles: “Dad” and “I Just Miss My Husband. Meetings with Widows”. The first one refers to the artist’s personal experiences related to the illness of her father. It is a moving document, which was completed when her dad was passing away. The starting point of the second cycle – “I Just Miss My Husband. Meetings with Widows” – were artist’s mothers experience after the loss of her husband. Wdowicz-Wierzbowska describes the process of creating the cycle: “It started with my mother. I did not think then that such meetings will be more, I wanted simply surround my mother with more interest after the death of dad. (…) After a few months, I met Mrs. Walerka and then I understood that I wanted to get to know these women more. I let them speak and I listened. I was taking pictures. I didn’t ask many questions. Some of the women were talking a lot about her husbands, others not at all. It turned out that much more important than the images themselves are meetings and discussions. Project “I Just Miss My Husband. Meetings with Widows” ended with the publication of a photographic book of the same title.
Magdalena Wdowicz-Wierzbowska (1979) – architect and freelance photographer. Graduate of Photographic School ZPAF. Since 2012 ZPAF member, leads Portrait Workshop at the Photographic School ZPAF. A holder of scholarhips of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2013) and the City of Warsaw (2015). She carries out her own photo projects – from the heart she is engaged in the portrait and the document, and for the pleasure she takes photographs on the street and sculpts of clay. She has participated in several exhibitions. In 2013 her first photographic book relesed just “Just I miss my husband. Meetings with widows”. She loves yoga and non-fiction literature. She lives and works in Warsaw. www.wdowicz-wierzbowska.com