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Solo exhibition Space of Imagination at the Museum Beelden aan Zee (Sculpture by the Sea) The Hague NL, 2014 - 2015 Installation © Krystyna Ziach
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Solo exhibition Space of Imagination at the Museum Beelden aan Zee (Sculpture by the Sea) in The Hague NL 2014-2015 Installation © Krystyna Ziach
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Solo exhibition Space of imagination at the Museum Beelden aan Zee (Sculpture by the Sea) The Hague_NL_2014-2015 Installation © Krystyna Ziach
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Solo exhibition Space of Imagination at the Museum Beelden aan Zee (Sculpture by the Sea) in The Hague NL, 2014-2015 Installation © Krystyna Ziach
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Ephemeral Library I, from the series Ephemeral Library 2015-2010 Photography 108 X 155 Cm, 80 X 115 Cm, Edition 5 +2 AP Each, Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Ephemeral Library II, from the series Ephemeral Library 2015-2010 Photography 106 X 164 Cm / Edition 5 +2 AP © Krystyna Ziach
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Ephemeral Library III, from the series Ephemeral Library 2015-2010 Photography 108 X 155 Cm / Edition 5 + 2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW Düsseldorf 2013 with Ephemeral Library III © Krystyna Ziach
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Ephemeral Library XIV, from the series Ephemeral Library 2015-2010 200 X 230 Cm © Krystyna Ziach
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Ephemeral Library VII from the series Ephemeral Library 2015-2010 Photography 108 X 155 Cm / Edition 5 + 2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Ephemeral Library V, from the series Ephemeral Library 2015-2010 Photography 150 X 108 Cm / Edition 5 + 2 AP © Krystyna Ziach
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Ephemeral Library IV, from the series Ephemeral Library 2015-2010 Photography 108 X 155 Cm / Edition 5 +2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Ephemeral Library VI, from the series Ephemeral Library 2012-2010 Photography 108 X 155 Cm / Edition 5 + 2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Ephemeral Library XI, from the series Ephemeral Library 2015-2010 Photography 108 X 155 Cm / Edition 5 + 2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Ephemeral Library XII, from the series Ephemeral Library 2015-2010 Photography 85 X 110 Cm / Edition 5 + 2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Ephemeral Library X, from the series Ephemeral Library 2015-2010 Photography 85 X 110 Cm / Edition 5 +2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Into the Void I, from the series Into the Void 2014-2010 Photography 108 X 164 Cm / Edition 5 +2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Into the Void II, from the series Into the Void 2014-2010 Photography 145 X 108 Cm / Edition 5 + 2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Into the Void IV, from the series Into the Void 2014-2010 Photography 108 X 155 Cm / Edition 5 + 2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Into the Void III, from the series Into the Void 2014-2010 Photography 106 X 164 Cm / Edition 5 +2 AP/ Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Into the Void V, from the series Into the Void 2014-2010 Photography 110 X 95 Cm / Edition 5+2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Into the Void VI, from the series Into the Void 2014-2010 Photography 75 X 115 Cm / Edition 5 + 2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Into the Void VII, from the series Into the Void 2014-2010 Photography 106 X 164 Cm / Edition 5 +2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Into the Void VIII, from the series Into the Void, 2014-2010 Photography, 145 X 108 Cm / Edition 5 +2 AP/ Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Into the Void IX 2010, from the series Into the Void 2014-2010 Photography 106 X 164 Cm / Edition 5 +2 AP/ Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Into the Void X, from the series Into the Void 2014-2010 Photography 106 X 164 Cm / Edition 5 +2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Into the Void XI, from the series Into the Void 2014-2010 Photography 110 X 95 Cm / Edition 5+2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Into the Void XII, from the series Into the Void 2014-2010 Photography 85 X 110 Cm / Edition 5 + 2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Infinity III, part of a diptych, from the series Infinity 2002-2003 Photography 180 X 120 Cm, Edition 5 + AP/ Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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works from the series Infinity 2002-2003 Photography © Krystyna Ziach
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Secret Room II, from the series Infinity 2003-2002 Photography 110 X 138 Cm / Edition 5 +2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Inari IV, from the series Infinity 2002-2003 Photography 160 X 125 Cm / Edition 5 +2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Museum Kunst Palast Düsseldorf 2007, works from the series Infinity 2002-2003 Photography © Krystyna Ziach
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Inari I, from the series Infinity 2003-2002 Photography 160 X 125 Cm / Edition 5 +2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Infinity I, part of a diptych, from the series Infinity 2003-2002 Photography 180 X 120 Cm, Part of a Diptych / Edition 5 + AP/ Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Photoquai1ère Biennale des Images du Monde, Paris 2008, works from the series Infinity 2002-2003 Photography © Krystyna Ziach
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Inner Eye I from the series Inner Eye 2004-2010, 2004 Photography 135 X 110 Cm / Edition 5 + 2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Inner Eye II from the series Inner Eye 2004-2010, 2004 Photography 135 X 110 Cm / Edition 5 + 2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Gist Galerie Amsterdam 2008, works from the series Inner Eye Photography © Krystyna Ziach
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1ère Biennale des Images du Monde, Paris 2007-2008, works from the series Inner Eye Photography © Krystyna Ziach
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Inner Eye III from the series Inner Eye 2004-2010, 2006 Photography 135 X 110 Cm / Edition 5 + 2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Inner Eye IV from the series Inner Eye 2004-2010, 2006 Photography 135 X 110 Cm / Edition 5 + 2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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The Fountain of Time, from the series Archê 1996-1995 Photography 195 X 205 Cm, Diptych / Edition 5 + 2 AP / Lambda-print © Krystyna Ziach
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Kunsthal De Remise, Amsterdam 2001, works from the series Archê Photography © Krystyna Ziach
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Poland
Lives in
Amsterdam
Tags
mixed-media, installation, video-art, photography, conceptual
visual artist working with autonomous photography, video and installation

Krystyna Ziach was born in Poland, where she studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and history of art at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. In 1979 she moved to Holland, where she studied photography, video and graphics at the Dutch Academy of Fine Arts (AKI) Enschede.  

As of 1983 she has been living and working in Amsterdam as a visual artist in the fields of autonomous photography, photo and video installation.

From 1984 onwards Krystyna Ziach has exhibited in Europe, the US and Japan. 

With the series “Metamorphosis” she participated in 1986 in “The Second International Portfolio of Artists’ Photography” in the Litget Gallery in Budapest, Hungary; in 1987 she showed this black-and-white series at the ZPAF Gallery in Krakow and at Gallery Graphic Station in Tokyo, Japan. In 1988 she had her solo exhibition “Japan” in Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam, followed in 1989 by the exhibition “Géographies Humaines” at the Musée de la Photographie in Charleroi, Belgium.

She further showed her work a.o. at the Camden Arts Centre (“Outer Space” 1992) and the Whitechapel Art Gallery (“Worlds in a Box” 1995) in London, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston Texas (“Tradition and the Unpredictable” 1994) and at the Photography Museum in Sittard, the Netherlands (“A Chamber of Mirrors/ Ten Years of Photoworks by Krystyna Ziach” 1994). 

The solo exhibition “Archê” followed in 1996 at the Netherlands Photo Museum in Rotterdam and in the same year she participated in “Container ’96, Art Across Oceans” in Copenhagen, Cultural Capital of Europe in 1996. In 1998 she presented her video installation “Blue Core” at the 18th Netherlands Film Festival in Utrecht. In 2000 she showed the exhibition “Aqua Obscura” at the Natural History Museum Rotterdam and participated with her work in the exhibition “Cos-Play” in Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam. In the period 2002-2007 she took part in the annual exhibition “Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW” at the Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf and in 2004 in the exhibition “Hypegallery” at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

In 2008 her solo show “Infinity & Inner Eye” was included in “Photoquai-1ère Biennale des Images du Monde” in Paris and in 2009 she participated in the exhibition “Water-Currents” at the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography in Thessaloniki, Greece. In 2010 she showed her work at the Centre of Visual Arts Rotterdam, in 2011 in Arti et Amicitiae Amsterdam and in 2012 at the Foundation of Visual Arts Amsterdam.

In 2014 - 2015 she has a solo exhibition: SPACE OF IMAGINATION/ KRYSTYNA ZIACH at the Museum Beelden aan Zee (Sculptures by the Sea) in The Hague NL. 

Works of Krystyna Ziach are included in the collections of Centre Pompidou Paris, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Museum Kunst Palast Düsseldorf, Museum of Contemporary Art MuHKA Antwerp, Maison Européenne de la Photographie Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France Paris, Musée de la Photographie Charleroi BE, Ludwig Museum Cologne, Museum of Fine Arts Houston Texas USA and in several private collections. 

Her work has been published in several personal catalogues such as: “Japan”, “Melancholy” and “A Garden of Illusion”; catalogues a.o: “Outer Space” and “Worlds in a Box”, The South Bank Centre, London, “Container ’96, Art Across Oceans”, Copenhagen Cultural Capital of Europe, “Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW”, Düsseldorf, “Photoquai, 1ère Biennale des Images du Monde” Paris;  magazines a.o: “Camera International”, Paris, “Connaissance des Arts”, Paris; newspapers a.o: The Guardian” and “The Financial Times”, UK, “Westdeutsche Zeitung”, Germany, “De Volkskrant”, “Het Financieele Dagblad” and “Trouw” & NRC in the Netherlands; books a.o: “Photography as Visual Communication” NL, “L.F. Gruber-A Photographic Homage” Germany, “Le Portrait Photographique depuis 1960” with a text by Christian Gattinoni,Paris.

In 2006 the book “Infinity & Archê /Krystyna Ziach” with texts of Florent Bex was published at Thieme Art in the Netherlands.

In 2014 a new book Space of Imagination / Krystyna Ziach (text by Hans Rooseboom & Jan Teeuwisse) has been published by Waanders & De Kunst in NL.