Konrad Pustoła

Konrad Pustoła was born in 1976 in Warsaw, died 14.10.2015.

His first meeting with photography was in High School in United States. Absorbed by his new passion, he attended a photography workshops conducted by Juliusz Sokolowski at the Institute of Polish Culture at Warsaw University. He graduated from the Department of Photography and Television Production at the Łódź Film School (2004) and in 2008 Photography at the Royal College of Art in London. Beetween 2000-2002 Pustoła co-founded the Photographers Association “Poniekąd”, was part of the photographers coalition “Latarnik” and also team creating the photography section in the web portal latarnik.pl. Together with “Latarnik” he co-organized black and white photography festival “Zooming. Photography at the Time of Noise” at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. Author of numerous photographic projects between documentary photography and photojournalism. In 2001 he was awarded the 1st Prize in the Polish Press Photography Competition in the category “The World we live in” for the photo series “Sanna”. Participated in many exhibitions including “New Documentalists” (2005) CSW Zamek Ujazdowski in Warsaw, Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2008) in London, “Storia, memoria, identitia” (2009) in Modena, PhotoEspania (2010) in Madrid. In 2010 he released his photo-album “Darkrooms”, which was awarded in the national competition of catalogs and albums about Reminiscences art.

Selected solo exhibitions:


– Synchronicity 2013: Uzdrowisko, ul. Jazdów 5a/4, Warsaw, Poland


– There are no longer Jews in Poland, FORMAT Gallery, Warsaw, Poland


– When was Tesco built in Swiebodzin? – 5 years before Christ, Piekary Gallery, Poznań


– PHOTOESPANA, Unfinished houses, Museo de la Semana Santa, Cuenca

– Darkrooms, Contemporary Art Center “Bunkier Sztuki”, Krakow


– Darkrooms, CCA Ujazdowski Castle,Warsaw, CK Zamek, Poznań, Poland

– Konrad Pustola, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico DF, Mexico


– Author, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

– Warsaw, Festival of Photography, Polish Institute, Rome

– S(t)imulations, Otwarta Pracownia, Poland


– Warsaw, Mala Galeria, ZPAF and CCA, Warsaw, Poland

– Subjectives im Objektiv, Hessische Landesvertretung, Berlin, Germany


– T-shirt for Freedom, numerous shows in public spaces, Poland

– Warsaw, Jyvaskyla Art Museum, Jyvaskyla, Finland

– Siena, Wizytujaca Gallery, Warsaw, Poland


– Sanna, First Festival of Black&White Photography, Zakopane, Poland


– Viva Mexico!, Museum of Paderewski, Łazienki, Warsaw, Poland

Selected group exhibitions:


– Alternativa International Contemporary Visual Art Festival – Vernacularity, Instytut Sztuki Wyspa, Gdansk


– Mowa Nienawiści. Wykluczam wykluczenie, The Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw


– POSTDOCUMENT. Missing Documents. Photographs of the Polish Transformation After 1989, Centre for contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle

– Live Flash. Photography from the Collection of Cezary Pieczynski, 10. Photomonth in Cracov, Starmach Gallery


– Alternativa International Contemporary Visual Art Festival, Labour&Leisure, Stocznia Gdańska

– ViennaFair 2011, art fair, Vien


– ARTESANTENDER, art fair, Santander, Spain,


– Storia Memoria Identitia, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio, Modena, Italy

– Disappear by the Vistula, Bęc Zmiana, Warsaw

– New Conteporaries 2009, Rochelle School,London, Cornerhouse Gallery, Manchester, UK

– Over and over again: 1989-2009, Centennial Hall, Wroclaw, Poland

– Der Katholische Faktor in der Zeltgenossischen Kunst, Rengensburg, Germany


– Summer show, Hoopers Gallery, London, UK

– Poland Street Underground, PCI, London, UK

– Red eye effect, Polish photography in XXI century, CCA Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland


– Incorrect, Leica Photography Prize 2007, Bielefeld, Germany

– Antiphotographs, Arsenał, Poznan, Poland


-The New Documentalists, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Zielona Gora, Bratislava, Poland

– Intimate architecture – abandoned architecture, Kronika Gallery, Bytom, Poland

– A Photographer Works on Sundays, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Cracow, Poland

– Poland now!, tour exhibition of the photographers presented by the Pozytyw magazine, Poland


– Creators of European Photography, Lodz, Poland