Jagoda Malanin – Photographer, graduate of the Sputnik Photos mentoring programme, Nikon NOOR Academy and Jastrzębska Szkoła Fotografii. .3rd place winner of the Sony World Photography Awards 2023, in the professional competition, in the still life category. She graduated in Photography and Multimedia from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. In 2021 she published an author’s book in the Image Threads mentorship programme (mentor Sara J. Winston) and participated in an online exhibition in Der Greif magazine, (curator Anna-Alix Koffi). As part of SWPA 2023, her work from the Cryogenia series was on show at Somerset House in London, the Museo Diocesano in Milan and, from 17 November, will be at the Willy Brandt Haus in Berlin. She has exhibited at Wrocław’s Miejsce przy Miejscu 14 gallery (curated by Łukasz Rusznica), Galeria u Agatki (curated by Agata Grzych), Wrocław’s BWA, Warsaw, Łódź and Porto, among others. She has published in the Irish magazine Abridged and in Slovenian Membrana. Co-founder of the Hydroza collective. She is interested in the idea of spontaneous architecture, bodies and oppression, and works mainly with photography and ready-made objects.


In her artistic practice, she is interested in the concept of the “third landscape” (Staghorn sumac 2017). Her works touch on topics like endangered pregnancy and maternity fears (Memoir found in a bathtub, 2018–2020); the understanding of the skin as a concept (Skins we live in, 2021); habitual guilt (The thing with feathers, 2022); and survival (Cryogenia, 2022).

She works mainly with photography and ready-mades. She is interested in photography as a medium of disbelief, with its ambiguity and dissonance, and she looks for the tactility of photographic objects.




  • 2023, SWPA 2023, Willy Brandt Haus, Berlin
  • 2023, SWPA 2023, Museo Diocesano, Milan
  • 2023, SWPA 2023, Somerset House, London
  • 2023, “Cryogenia” 3rd place winner of Sony World Photography Awards. professional competition, category still life
  • 2023, “Who is the last to cry”, Pracownia Wschodnia, collective Hydroza
  • 2022, selected to Nikon Noor Academy in Poland 2022, mentored by Andrea Bruce
  • 2022, “Skins we live in” Galleria u Agatki, Poland, curated by Agata Grzych
  • 2022, “Good evening”, BWA Wroclaw, Galleries of Contemporary Art, Poland, collective, curated by Iwona Kałuża
  • 2021, “Skins we live in” selected to publish in Membrana Journal of Photography, Theory and Visual Culture, Vol. 6. no. 2 (Skin) 2021. Slovenia, collective
  • 2021, “Year of restless sun” – Book Art Museum in Łódź,  Poland, collective;
  • 2021, Memoir found in a bathtub – Gallery Miejsce przy Miejscu 14 in Wroclaw, curated by Lukasz Rusznica, individual;
  • 2021, NO. 9 – Social Center of Photography in Warsaw, by Sputnik Photos Mentoring Programme, collective;
  • 2021, featured in Abridged Magazine, No-77, Northern Ireland, collective
  • 2021, accepted to Image Threads mentoring program, worked on the book with Sara J. Winston;
  • 2021, Der Greif – Guest room, online collective exposition curated by Anna-Alix Koffi, teamed up with artist Sadikou Oukpedjo;
  • 2020, Memoir found in a bathtub –TIFF Festival, Wrocław – Featured author – collective;
  • 2019, Takeovers – Agora Gallery, Wroclaw – individual;
  • 2018, Eropol – Galeria u Agatki, Tamka, Wroclaw – collective with Katarzyna Śmigielska
  • 2016, Spontaneous architectures 2 – Galeria Duży Pokój, Warsaw – individual;
  • 2013, Move up – Galeria Dos Leones, Porto, Portugal – collective;
  • 2013, Four Points – Galeria Duas da Letra, Porto, Portugal – collective;


  • 2023 Sony World Photography Awards Book,
  • Membrana Journal Vol. 6. no. 2 (Skin) 2021  Membrana Journal of Photography, Theory and Visual Culture (ISSN 2463-8501; eISSN: 2712-4894)
  • No. 9., Sputnik Photos Mentoring Programme, 2021, ISBN 978-83-956367-2-1 , collective, print run 700
  • “Memoir found in a bathtub” Mustikka Press, 2021, individual,