Biography

Izabela uses personal perspective to approach issues regarding identity, body, memory and health/disease. Izabela’s photographs have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions, including the International Center of Photography, ClampArt, Baxter St CCNY, School of Visual Arts Flatiron Gallery, Affirmation Arts in New York, RISD Museum and MONA Museum of the Newest Art in Poznan. Izabela is a laureate of Dior Photography and Visual Arts Award for Young Talents 2020. Her works were presented during such international photography festivals as Unseen Amsterdam (Unseen Dummy Awards), Month of Photography in Bratislava (OFF), 12th Fotofestival in Lodz, 8th Biennale of Photography in Poznan. She was an artist-in-residence at the School of Visual Arts and her works were included in publications by the International Center of Photography, University of Arts in Poznan, Arsenal Gallery in Poznan and BlackBox Gallery in Portland. Recent talks given at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester and Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Izabela is a graduate of MFA in Photography at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she recently taught as well. Izabela is currently a lecturer at the University of Arts in Poznan in the Photography Department.

SOLO SHOWS

2016  

“Interrupted / Ongoing” @ SoAM Studio, Brooklyn

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

“I’ll be your Image” Krupa Gallery, TIFF Festival 2020, Wrocław, Poland

“Landskrona Foto & Breadfield Dummy Award 2020” (slideshow), Landskrona, Sweden

“Dior Photography and Visual Arts Award for Young Talents 2020” (online), Les Parc des Ateliers, Luma Arles, France

“Photographic Visions. 2020 Winter”, PH21 Gallery Project Room, Budapest, Hungary

“Blue”, Drive-by Projects, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA

2019

“Unseen Dummy Awards”, Unseen Amsterdam, The Netherlands

“In Close Range”, ClampArt, New York, New York, USA

“RISD Grad Show”, Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

“If You Touch, You Might See”, Granoff Center for the Arts, Brown Arts Initiative, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

“Scapes”, Gelman Gallery, RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

2018

“Photography / Ceramics”, Waterman Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

“New Photography”, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

2017

“2017 Woods-Gerry Photo Triennial”, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

“The Story of Art. Pequot Library’s 20th Annual Art Show”, Pequot Library, Southport, Connecticut, USA

“Nine of Them”, Red Eye Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

2016

“The Camera Club of New York’s Annual Photo Benefit Auction”, Affirmation Arts, New York, USA

“My World” 2016 Inaugural Video Art Exhibition, Photoworks Gallery, Glen Echo Park, Maryland, USA

“Everything That Gathers Blows Away”, Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York, New York, USA

“Summer Residency in Photography”, Flatiron Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

“The Fine Art of Photography. Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition”, Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

“Grand Spring Salon Show”, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

2015

“Open Call”, Lorimoto, Brooklyn, USA

“Art from the Heart”, The Vanderbilt Republic, Brooklyn, USA

“Photo Shoot”, BlackBox Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA

“Tipping Point” Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, International Center of Photography, New York, USA

2014

“INTERCONNECTIONS 01. New Screenbased and Projection Art from Zurich and Poznan”, MONA Museum of the Newest Art in Poznan, Poland

“On-line. It’s all there”, International Month of Photography in Bratislava (OFF), Slovakia

“Upload – Download”, 2014 Festival of Sciences and Art in Poznan,  Poland

2013

“Not obvious 2013”, Aula Gallery, 8th International Biennale of Photography in Poznan, Poland

“FotoOpen”, V International FotoArt Festival, Bielsko – Biala, Poland

“That Something”, Gallery FF, 12th Fotofestival (International Festival of Photography) in Lodz, Poland

“The Origins of the World” BA diploma, University of Arts in Poznan, Poland

2011

Friends of Hope” Polish House, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2010

“End of Year Exhibition”, University of Arts, Poznan, Poland

2008

“Sociology in a camera view. Emil Durkheim – interpretations” Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Poland

AWARDS, HONORABLE MENTIONS AND RESIDENCIES

2020

“Dior Photography and Visual Arts Award for Young Talents 2020”, Laureate, Dior & ENSP hosted by Luma Arles, Jurors: Viviane Sassen, Rachel Rose, Maja Hoffman, Emma Lavigne, Simon Baker, Jerome Pulis, Helena Christensen

2019

“Unseen Dummy Awards” , Shortlisted, Unseen Amsterdam

“Graduate Commons GrantRhode Island School of Design

2018

Runner Up and Finalist, Ryan R. Gibbs Photography Contest by New Delta Review, Juror: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

3 x Honorable mention in International Photography Award

2017–2019

Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Fellowship

Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Assistantship

2016

Summer Residency in Photography, School of Visual Arts, New York

2013

2 x  Honorable mention in International Photography Award

2011

Dean’s Scholarship, University of Arts Poznan, Poland

2008–2009

Socrates Erasmus Scholarship, University College Maastricht, The Netherlands      

2008

I prize in national competition “Sociology in a camera view. Emil Durkheim – interpretations”organized by Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw

PRINTED PUBLICATIONS

2019

Body as a Negative. Sensations of Return. Self-Published, Izabela Jurcewicz.

Wiersze Dla Bliskich, A Niekiedy Wszystkich. Fundacja Duży Format, Witold Jurcewicz.

2015

Photo Shoot, BlackBox Gallery

Shift Book vol. 10, International Center of Photography

2014

That Something, III Atelier from University of Arts is Poznan

2013

8th Biennale in Poznan (Passion of Photography), Arsenal Gallery

SELECTED ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

2020

Dior Photography and Visual Arts Award for Young Talents https://www.luma-arles.org/dior/2020/?fbclid=IwAR1AjJKdRnZgN0RGZRKuFpdqI1rMQ2GAe_Cxc2Y-dY_xBAcgDb2HF1uaeSU

online catalogue to the Awards:

https://diorpress.com/Parfums/index.html?Page=1&Section=Section1&Lg=En&Slick_Slide=On

Canvas by Saatchi Art https://canvas.saatchiart.com/the-other-art-fair/meet-the-others-izabela-jurcewicz

2019

2018

2017

Begin Magazine https://www.beginmagazine.com/photography-1/2017/4/30/healing-by-izabela-jurcewicz

2016

2014

“That Something” Exhibition Catalogue http://www.wbc.poznan.pl/Content/345414/TO-COŚ-1.pdf

Crown of Existence @ “INTERCONNECTIONS 01. New Screenbased and Projection Art from Zurich and Poznan” https://cojestgrane.pl/polska/wielkopolskie/poznan/wydarzenie/2mpn/wystawa-poznan-and-zurich-interconnections-01/bylo

2013

The Origins of the World @12th Fotofestival (International Festival of Photography) in Lodz http://fototapeta.art.pl/2013/ffl.ph

The Origins of the World @ 12th Fotofestival (International Festival of Photography) in Lodz http://wydarzenia.o.pl/2013/11/8-biennale-fotografii-pasja-fotografii-poznan/#/

EDUCATION

2019

MFA in Photography, Rhode Island School of Design

2015

General Studies Program at the International Center of Photography

2013

BA in Photography, University of Arts in Poznan

2012

MA in Sociology, Warsaw University

2008–2009

University College Maastricht, The Netherlands

LECTURER

2019–2020

Photography Department, University of Arts in Poznan

INSTRUCTOR OF RECORD

2019

“Focusing Inward : Self – Portrait in Photography”, for graduates and undergraduates, all majors, at the Rhode Island School of Design

TEACHING ASSISTANT

2015–2016

General Studies seminar, Abigail Simon’s section, International Center of Photography

2016

“Towards the Philosophy of Photography” with Abigail Simon

“Intimate Portrait” with Jen Davis, International Center of Photography

“Non-silver Printing” with Tricia Rosenkilde, International Center of Photography

“The Fine Art Printing” with Terttu Uibopuu, International Center of Photography

“Photo I: Digital” with Keisha Scarville, International Center of Photography

PRESENTATIONS & TALKS

2019

“Fresh Perspectives from RISD” Griffin Museum of Photography

“How We See – Photobooks for Women” Museum of Fine Arts Boston

“Photo I Digital” for non-majors, Rhode Island School of Design

2018

“Photo I Digital” for non-majors, Rhode Island School of Design