— About
Maria

— About
Maria

Dabrowski's research and photographic work in which (cultural) identity serves as a foundation, result into personal works in which feelings of displacement are predominant. Dabrowski’s analogue photographs can be metaphoric, symbolic, contemplative and psycho-logical. They contain a certain tension behind the initially inconspicuous image of everyday’s life. 

Maria Dabrowski, born in 1988 in the Netherlands, is a Dutch photographer of predominantly long-term (documentary) projects, both at home and around the world. She has published several books of solo work and produced photography for musicprojects. Dabrowski has taken part in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the Netherlands and abroad. Her projects, which show considerable involvement in the portrayed subjects, are often represented as photo installations and in book form.

In 2014, Dabrowski started to investigate her own familyhistory with the project ‘Odsłonić’, which resulted in a photobook that became nominated for MACKS First Book Awards 2020 and awarded for The Best Dutch Book Designs 2019. 

Dabrowski Graduated with honours from the LUCA School of Arts in Brussels, Belgium, MA in Visual Arts, Photography.


Education
2014-2015
MA in Visual Arts, Photography with Honours, LUCA School of Arts Brussels.
2006-2010
BA in Photography with Honours, University of the Arts Utrecht.

Exhibitions
2020
April - Expo Polska, Den Haag
2020
The Best Book Designs 2019, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Awarded book: Odsłonić. (03.10 - 01.11)
2020
NDDA – Kunstkapel Notre Dame Des Arts, Ubbergen. Project: Symbiosis. July.
2020
MACK First Book Awards 2020, Nominated book: Odsłonić. Photo Londen, May. (postponed)
2019
Singular Art Gallery Nijmegen - Book launch and exhibition – Odsłonić
2019
2019 Biblioteka Polska Amsterdam
2019
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Project: Odsłonić
2019
B#Side War festival Venice/Treviso Italy. Project: Odsłonić. For a human geography of war.
2018
99+1 - Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen. Installation: Odsłonić. (group)
2018
Helsinki Photo Festival, Galleria Futura.
2017
Konik - Rewilding process (2010) DerdeWal at Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen: herky-jerky.
2017
Konik - Rewilding process (2010) and Odsłonić (2015-in process) - 13th to 27th May - New Era Art Foundation, Kraków, Poland.
2015
Masters photo LUCA School of Arts, Lara Bongaerts & Maria Dabrowski at Recyclart, Brussels
2014
Gelders Balkon 23, Museum of Modern Art Arnhem. "Every day is a different day." (solo)
2015
Green Yellow and Black, curated by Lieven Segers at LUCA Gallery, Brussels. Project: Piece of Heaven (group)
2015
Graduation exhibition Masters photography of LUCA School of Arts, De Markten Brussels. Project: Odsłonić
2014
2014 Prospects & Concepts - Mondriaan Fund, Art Rotterdam. (group)
2013
Back home - work in progress, Museum of Ideas, Lviv, Ukraine. (solo)
2013
CODE 207 - with Sanne Cobussen. Fundraising for the Refugees Church, Amsterdam (group)
2012
Flatland Gallery Utrecht. FOTODOK: Verzamelplaats, verhalen uit het Utrechtse landschap. Project; Memed. (Group)
2012
Library of Medical Sciences / CBK, Radboud university medical center. Project: Rezeda, 2010 (group)
2012
Derde Wal Nijmegen. Dialogues 4: Maria Dabrowski & Sanne Cobussen: CODE 207 (duo)
2011
All The Things You Are. Series of self-portraits; untitled. Gallery of the University of the Arts Utrecht. (group)
2011
Fotoleggendo, Rome. Photobook exhibition. Konik, verwilderingsprocess

Publications
2020
Birth of a Mother - Maria Dabrowski. Design: Studio Another Day. (Upcoming, September)
2020
GUP magazine – book review - Odsłonić - written by Linda Zhengová (june)
2020
2020 Interview for asiancurator.com (june)
2019
Odsłonić - Maria Dabrowski. Design: Studio Another Day. (Awarded and nominated)
2015
MA thesis: (Cultural) Identity & Family history / Memory in Contemporary Art . Seeking for universal dimensions in family history. Tutors: Marie-Pascale Gildemyn / Els Opsomer. LUCA - School of Arts, Brussels
2016
Artwork, photography for: Yaleesa Hall - Woodall. Photo from the series: Konik
2015
Online portfolio, New Dawn, a platform for contemporary Dutch photography.“Maria Dabrowski’s zoektocht naar haar familiegeschiedenis”
2014
2014 Art Rotterdam Catalogue Mondriaan Fund Prospects & Concepts.
2014
2014 Joanneke Meester Calendar: I am not doing anything until I feel the need.
2014
Mister Motley about the solo exhibition; Maria Dabrowski "Every day is a different day." - Museum of Modern Art Arnhem.
2012
New Dutch Photography Talent- GUP, 100 emerging photographers
2011
Playground: Masterclass at Kahmann Gallery - portfolio
2011
Online publication: www.vice.com : Een beeldige zaterdag - Maria Dabrowski augustus 13, 2011
2010
Konik, verwilderings process (handmade book)
2010
Rezeda (handmade book)
2010
BA thesis: Diaspora & ecology. Tutor: Pepijn Van de Port. University of the Arts Utrecht
2009
Memed. “Every day is a different day” (Handmade book)
2009
Newspaper Straatnieuws: The hidden lives of Eastern European Utrechters. No 03.
2008
Mai aproape - Romanian street musicians (handmade book)

info@mariadabrowski.nl