Photographer and writer
Agata is a Polish photographer, essayist and critic. Born in the early 1980s, she graduated with first class honors from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Łódź, attaining a master’s degree in labor law. She opted for a different path, deciding to enter the world of art and journalism. She started off her professional career as a fashion photographer in the advertising and lifestyle magazine business, collaborating with renowned brands and designers. At the same time, she co-ran an advertising agency for luxury customers. Her works were featured in Polish and foreign publications as well as exhibited in Warsaw, Cracow, London, Paris and the US. After almost ten years in the fashion industry, she turned to documentary photography. Today, Agata explores the notions of tradition, fading values and vanishing memory in the context of family, society and nation, taking an attentive look at the existence of modern man, his decisions and the ways he impacts his environment. Owing to her highly professional approach and extensive experience, she is regularly featured in printed magazines, discussing mostly topics related to photography. Her essays on the art market, Scandinavian culture, travels, architecture and design have been published in, among others, Forbes Women, L'Eclat, Newsweek, &Living, Zew Północy or Book of Luxury. She has also worked on hard-covered coffee table books. In 2014-2021 she was associated with the Label magazine, introducing readers to famous and intriguing photographers from around the world as well as adding her thoughts on philosophy, ethics, society and art through a comprehensive analysis of topics that go beyond photography itself. Instead of preaching morals, she strives to educate her audience, expecting some degree of intellectual effort on their part, including taking a stance on a given matter. In 2022, she joined the co-founders of the legendary Kwartalnik Fotografia. In 2019, she was the first Polish artist to convey officially the motifs of contemporary Scandinavian crime novels and movies, the so-called Nordic noir, in the form of still pictures. In 2023, for the first time in the history of the photo competition organized by the Center for Contemporary Art in Toruń, her nordic project was distinguished and awarded. Agata resides in Stockholm, visiting Warsaw on a regular basis since 2013.
Agata Mayer
  • 30/09/2023 – "Łódzkie Kontrasty" – Święto Kina | Darłowo, Poland
  • 24/03 to 23/04/2023 – "My Nordic Noir" – Centre for Contemporary Art | Toruń, Poland
  • 13/07 to 17/07/2022 – "My Nordic Noir" – Scandinavian Film Festival | Darłowo, Poland
  • 21/03 to 23/04/2019 – "My Nordic Noir" – Bolesław Biegas Art Museum | Warsaw, Poland
  • 23 to 25/11/2018 "My Nordic Noir" – Elektrownia Powiśle | Warsaw, Poland
  • 07/03/2016 Focus on Fashion "Only One" | Cracow, Poland
  • 14/06/2014 III edition of Fashion Culture – Prince John Zylinski's Palace | London, United Kingdom
  • 11/04/2014 Les créations de Plich à l’Ambassade de Pologne – Monaco Palace | Paris, France
  • 16/05/2013 Fashion Culture – Dom Polonii (Citizen's Union) | Warsaw, Poland
  • 06/04/2013 Fashion Culture II Edition – The White House | London, United Kingdom
  • 09/2012 Art Prize Festival – DeVos Place | Michigan, USA
  • 09/2011 to 01/2012 "Milestones" – The European Heritage Days, Warsaw Gas Museum
  • 21/11/2010 "Bokeh in Slow Motion" – Porto Praga Club | Warsaw, Poland
  • 10/11/2010 "Bokeh" exhibition during Imagination Quartet live tour – Pracovnia Club | Warsaw, Poland