Ada Zielińska
I am visual artist based in Warsaw, Poland. In my works I am exploring the idea of destruction and documenting the catastrophe that surrounds me, confronting myself with material disintegration. This artistic practice is constructed as a particular self-therapy, an attempt to control what is inevitably going to an end. My drive towards destruction constantly evolves. It manifests in the series Automotive Stills (staging car crashes on the purpose of photography); Cold Juxtaposition (a comparison study of defects on cars and humans); or Pyromaniac’s Manual book, in which I arranged car fires to catch the furious moment of disintegration. In ongoing project Post-tourism I travel to affected by natural disasters world’s sites. Instead of merely documenting I am primarely looking for aesthetics and emotions that catastrophies create. Similar approach I apply to projects with destruction of cars.

Selected exhibitons:

2022: Streetfight | Warsaw under construction 14 @ Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
2022: Blind spot @ Propaganda during Warsaw Gallery Weekend, Warsaw, Poland (solo)
2022: Friction @ Galeria Czwartek, Warsaw, Poland
2022: The last one turns out the lights @ Raster Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2022: Approximately 5 km @ Galeria Czwartek, Warsaw, Poland (solo)
2021: Frutti di Mare @ Museum of Modern Art Wroclaw, Poland (solo)
2021: A la Carte @ Galerie du 13, Paris, France (solo)
2021: Hide&Seek collabo with Rafał Dominik @ Scopes Driven by Porsche, Warsaw, Poland
2021: Where is the Money? @ Kraków Photomonth 2021 (solo)
2021: Palm* Photo Prize 2021 exhibition @ East Photography Gallery, London, UK
2021: The Night Will Drive a Heart @ Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, Poland
2020: Flash Show, Budapest, Hungary
2020: Finalist of Palm*Photo Prize
2020: Stipendist of Young Poland scholarship
2019/20: Change the Setting / Zmiana Ustawienia @ Zachęta - National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
2019: Tropical Craze / Bzik Tropikalny during Warsaw Gallery Weekend @ Galeria Propaganda, Warsaw, Poland
2019: Gdania, Niefestiwal City and Art CSW Łaźnia , Gdańsk, Poland
2019: Eating Pineaples on the Moon @ Riga Photomonth, Riga, Latvia
2019: Odjazd / Trip, BWA Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland
2018/19: Ada Zielińska: Fondue , Project _SOON at Spectra Art Space, Warsaw, Poland (solo)
2018: Art Market Budapest (with Galeria Propaganda), Budapest, Hungary
2018: Ada Zielińska: Niech ginie / Let it die during Warsaw Gallery Weekend, Śmierć Człowieka, Warsaw, Poland (solo)
2018: Nic do ocalenia / Nothing left to be saved, IFF Gallery (Fundacja Instytut Fotografii Fort, Warsaw, Poland
2018: À la Flamande 3 - Landscape - Auction, Galeria Propaganda, Warsaw, Poland
2016: Hosted Simply, Ausstellungszentrum, Heiligrenkreuzer Hof, Vienna, Austria
2015: Hosted Simply, Spectrum Tower, Warsaw, Poland
2015: Mimicry, Ethnographic Museum, Warsaw, Poland
2015: Ada Zielińska: Automotive Stills, Ney gallery&Prints, Warsaw, Poland (solo)
2014: Accommodation, Museum of Modern Art in Minsk, Belarus




2019 Tropical Craze / Bzik Tropikalny during Warsaw Gallery Weekend @ Galeria Propaganda, Warsaw, Poland fot. Zuza Głód

2018 Ada Zielińska: Niech ginie / Let it die during Warsaw Gallery Weekend, Śmierć Człowieka, Warsaw, Poland