Krzysztof Zieliński – biographic info

Krzysztof Zieliński was born 1974 in Wąbrzeźno (Poland). In 2001 graduated the Department of Still Photography at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague. BA (1999) & MA (2001) diplomas with distinction in Fine Arts Photography.

Since 2000 Krzysztof Zieliński has been active as an artist within documentary photography frame. He examines universal questions of ones identity, origins and belonging in globalized and ever more digitized reality. Artist often returns to the places (or persons) from his own past using it as catalyst for more general existential explorations. 

Zieliński’s photographic works have have enjoyed substantial national and international recognition. The highlights include a solo shows in Zachęta National Gallery in Warsaw in (2004) and Center of Contemporary Art in Toruń (2009) as well as participation in most significant art shows around the world, with Sao Paolo Bienal, Prague Biennale among others (please get in touch for full list of exhibitions and collections).   

Krzysztof Zieliński lives and works in Berlin.

Completed photographic projects

  • Cathedral 1997
  • Hometown 2000-2003
  • Random Pleasures 2002-2005
  • Parlamentarians 2006
  • Seens 2005-2007
  • Millennium School 2007
  • Chaktomuok 2010
  • Time is on my side 2013
  • Briesen 1995-2017 (in final editing)
  • Country 1995-2019 (in progress)

Monographic Publications

Millennium SchoolDewi Lewis Publishing, Manchester, 2009
ISBN 978-1-904587-77-4 / 978-83-927311-5-3



Visiting professor — Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) 
Still Photography Department, Prague 2009-2010



Krzysztof Zielinski - from the series Briesen
Krzysztof Zieliński – from the series Briesen