Natalia Wiernik is a visual artist working mainly in the field of digital media, photography and site-specific activities. Her artistic practice explores issues related to the notion of ethnic, religious, and national identity and ways in which they influence one another. She often works on the basis of queries of historical museum collections. She is interested in the impact of cultural institutions on the formation of social consciousness.
In 2017, Natalia and photojournalist Omar Marques created the exhibition refugees, in which they focused on the theme of migration and the situation of refugees in contemporary Europe. Natalia is a founder of the MNRT collective. Together they have created the book/photobook WELCOME, where along with specialists from various fields of science, literature and art, they address issues such as exclusion in the context of the migration crisis
Moreover, for over 10 years Natalia Wiernik has been portraying families in the broad sense of the term, running a long-term project and observing the relationships that are being formed, exploring the ways in which the concept of family is redefined and striving to understand how society changes in this context.
Salty bread, The Cracow Salt Works Museum, Wieliczka, PL
Anomalies/Cognition-recogintion, ASP Gallery, Cracow, PL
Manifesta 11 (What people do for money with Eleonora Stassi), Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich, CH
Owned, Migarations Museum, Zürich, CH
Nuits de projections, Voies off Photography Festival, Arles, FR
Wellfare, International Foto Fest, Houston, US
Display, ASP Gallery, Cracow, PL
Less, Museum of History of Photography, Cracow, PL
Nord Art Festival, Büdelsdorf, DE
Familydom, fsm Gallery, Florence, IT
Break, Garden of Arts in Lesser Poland, Cracow, PL
Thanksgiving, Pusta Gallery, Katowice, PL
Powerhouse Arena, New York, US
New York Photography Festival, New York, US
The Protagonists, General German Consulate in Cracow, PL
Thanksgiving, Pauza Gallery, Cracow, PL
Palace of Art, Cracow, PL
Somerset House, London, UK
Natalia Wiernik is a visual artist working mainly in the field of digital media, photography and site-specific activities. Her artistic practice explores issues related to the notion of ethnic, religious, and national identity and they ways in which they influence one another.