Magdalene is mainly an analogue practitioner. Her art focuses on the unconscious rather than the conscious; the hidden rather than the apparent. She particularly seeks things that are concealed in the detached world.
She loves using alternative photographic processes and practices. Her subjects of research reach out to the intangibility of photography. She has recently become interested in photography as a manifestation of presence and identity, especially when it comes to deep ideological formations of gender identity. Her latest art investigation explores the subject of dreaming and the processes that occur in the human brain in that state. She is currently working on an audio-visual installation that portrays the state of dreaming.
Magdalene was born in 1983 in Krakow, Poland. She is a photographer and artist who draws on various media, such as collage, video and installation. In 2005, as a student of Painting at Cracow Academy of Frycz Modrzewski, she began combining photography and graphics, which later became the subject of her art investigation. In 2011, she moved to Edinburgh where she attended the Foundation course at Edinburgh College in order to deepen her understanding of darkroom and photographic processes. In 2013, she started studying Fine Art Photography at the Glasgow School of Art. Together with fellow photographers Adam Gust and Michalina Henrys, she co-founded in Krakow, Poland the Collodion Collective PL, of which she is a member. Her series of photographs "Stream of Gold" and "Photograms" have been exhibited in various photo festivals, such as the London Pinhole Festival, PhotoIreland in Belfast, Photopatagonia in Argentina, and Revela-t in Catalonia.
Available for comissions and collaboration.
2016 Wet Plate & Salt Print workshop with Borut Peterlin, Barcelona, Spain.
2014 - 2018 Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, BA of Fine Art Photography
2011 - 2012 Edinburgh College, Edinburgh, Photography Foundation
2009 - 2010 Academy of Fine Arts Poznan, Undergraduate Photographic Program
2004 - 2008 Frycz Modrzewski Academy, Kraków - BA of Graphic Design