Beata Zygarlowska – Body & Space

11 APRIL – 1 JULY 2016, ground and first floor

Beata Zygarlowska’s photographic works explore senses of space created by, and around the human body. Utilising her background in architecture, Beata approaches the scale of the built environment in a free and abstract way. In combining it with the photographic technique of double exposure, she creates images which construct new relationships between an object and its surroundings. Poetic ideas are framed in space and time; the sensuous skin of a woman set against the cold skin of a modernist building, a male figure as the bedrock of a skyscraper or a spinning female dancer in a void.  Unfamiliar representations of bodies in space transform our reality into abstract impressions, questioning our experience of what we know, or what we think we know.

Born in Warsaw, Beata studied in Copenhagen at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and at the University of Cambridge. She lives and works in Cambridge and London. For her photographic work, combining architecture and light, she has received several grants and scholarships, among others from the Danish Agency for Culture, the Anglo-Danish Society, the Sophus Fonden by Louis Poulsen Lighting (for her studies on V. Hammershøi), and the Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation.

Selected exhibitions:

Peregrination, Galerie Zenit, Frederiksberg, DK (solo, 1994)
Peregrination II, Gallery Nad Wisla, Torun, Poland
Poison, Gallery Pod Kasztanami, Warsaw, Poland
De Valigia, M/S Kronborg, Copenhagen
New Under the Sun, Art Association, Copenhagen
Gallery Brantebjerg, Nykobing Sjaelland, DK (solo)
Intermezzo, Gallery Inverto, Hanover, Germany (2000)
Space & Structure, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
Summer Exhibition, Tistrup (2004)
Gallery Brama, Warsaw, Poland (solo-2004)
West Jutlans Art Association, Janus Bygning, Tistrup, DK
Gallery Susanne Hojriis, Copenhagen, DK (2006)
Denmark In The Castle, Zamek Culture Centre, Poznan, Poland (2007)
Williams Art, Cambridge (2012)
Alison Richard Building, Cambridge (2016)