Szymon Rogiński

 

born in 1975, lives and works in Warsaw. Studied acting in the School on Wheels of the Derevo Theatre (Germany, Holland, 1997 - 1998) and photography in the College of Artistic Photography in Gdansk (1997 - 1999). He worked in the photography section of the National Museum in Gdansk  (1999 - 2000) and in the photography studio of a popular daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza (2000 - 2004).

He is one of the most interesting Polish photographers. Roginski made a name for himself with his "UFO project", a series of staged shots developed from 2005 to 2007 which used artificial lighting to conjure up night scenes of extraterrestrial landings. The most fascinating element of his practice is a dialectic of realism and fiction, mysticism and banality. From 2003 to 2006 Roginski created the "Poland Synthesis" series, a night time portrait of the Polish province. In 2009 released project "Warsaw" – a bird’s eye view of the city playing an instrumental role. In 2010 and 2013 received scholarship from Polish Ministry of Art’s and Culture.

In 2005 famous magazine Luerzer’s Archive futured Roginski as one of 200 best ad photographers worldwide. He is also a multiple winner of the Advertisment Creators Club's contest.

 

 


AWARDS

 

2009
O MIA O s/s collection for Ania Kuczynska, Golden Award (together with Kasia Korzeniecka), Advertisment Creators Club, Poland

 

2010
Fair Trade campaign (together with Kasia Korzeniecka), Special Award, Poland


EXHIBITIONS

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2014
Blackness, Gallery Aleksander Bruno, Warsaw, Poland

 

2012
Project UFO, Photoespana / Blanca Soto Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Wir In Dresden, AF Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

KRA, Gallery PF, Poznań, Poland

 

2009
Project UFO, Appendix 2, Warsaw, Poland

 

2008
Project UFO, Artist House, Jerusalem, Israel
Project UFO, 20th Photo Biennale, Thessaloniki, Greece

 

2007
Project UFO, Biala Gallery, Lublin, Poland

 

SELECTED COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

 

2014
Perduti nel paesaggio/Lost in Landscape. The Mart, Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy

 

2013
Home Made. Construction substitute worlds. Centre for Contemporary Art Łaźnia, Gdańsk

 

2012
Sense of Place – European Landscape Photography, BOZAR, Brusseles
Installation Camera Obscura (with Katarzyna Korzeniecka), Sculpture Museum Królikarnia, Warsaw
Broken Movie – BWA Wrocław

 

2009

Take a Look at me now - contemporary work from Poland
Sainbury Centre for Visual Arts, Anglia
Uncomfortable Images, 6 th Biennal of Photography, Poznań
Urbanity – Twenty Years Later, Praha / Berlin / Bratislava / Budapest / Ljubljana / Warszawa / Wien

 

2008
Red eye effect, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

 

2007
Antiphotographs, Biennale of Photography, Poznan, Poland

 

2006
The New Documentalists, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland; National Gallery in Bratislava, Slovakia,
The End, My Friend, Spielhaus Morrisson Gallery, Berlin, Germany

 

2005
Revenge on Realism – The fictitious moment in current Polish Art, Krinziger – Projekte Gallery, Vienna, Austria

 

2004
Linger, Arsenal Gallery, Poznan, Poland
Young Polish Art, Polish Embassy in Tokyo, Japan


PUBLICATIONS

 

2013
Szymon Roginski, Postcards from Otwock, Nowy Teatr
Adam Mazur: The Decisive Moment, Karakter

 

2012
Adam Mazur: The Decisive Moment
High Touch: Tactile Design and Visual Explorations. Edited by Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann, Matthias
Hübner and Anna Sinofzi, Gestalten

Sense of Place – European Landscape Photography, Prestel

 

2011
Positionen, Polen, Steidl
Papercraft 2, Gestalten

Zeitgenossiche Kunstler aus Polen, Positionen Series, Polen Steidl

 

2007
PhotoPoland. Portfolios of Polish Photographers
Lesser Poland. Photography. It does not explain anything

 

2004
To make it before the sunset. Raster Gallery

 

MAGAZINES

 

The Sunday Times, Common & Senses, Vogue L’Hommes, Art Review, Modern Painters, Hint Mag, Young Tree Press, Futu Magazine, K mag, Vision, Wire, Ojo de Pez

 

CLIENTS

 

AGENCIES


BBH Singapore, BBDO Warsaw, DDB Warsaw, Euro RSCG Warsaw, Grey Group, Ogilvy Group Ltd. Ukraine, Poland, Leo Burnett Shanghai, Leo Burnett Warsaw, Lowe GGK, Mccann Ericsson Poland, Saatchi&Saatchi Poland, TBWA Warsaw, Young & Rubicam

 

ADVERTISERS


Ariel, Chevrolet, Cadburry, Castrol, Coca-Cola, Converse, Era GSM, GE Money Bank, General Motors / Opel, Henkel, Kraft Foods, Levis, Lotto (National Lottery), LPP, Microsoft, MTV, Nestle, Nike, Orange, Plus GSM, Pioneer, PKP (National Railways), Procter&Gamble, PZU (National insurance company), Rexona, Simplus GSM, Suzuki, Statoil, T-Mobile, Tac Bank, Tchibo, Volvo, VH1, Visa, Vizir, Warta