Gabriela Fabrowska was born in Warsaw, Poland. She attended Philosophy & Sociology Department, University of Warsaw, and received a Masters degree in sociology with honours. She was contributing on a freelance basis to the film programme of the independent Cultural Centre “Rainbow” in Warsaw, showcasing animations produced in Art Schools of Warsaw, Krakow and Lodz. For two years after the graduation she worked in advertising and film production in Warsaw. Since 2001 she lives in London, working as a freelance photographer and workshop leader. In 2012 she graduated from the London College of Communication, with a Master degree in Photography.
Gabriela is a visual artist working mostly with constructed photography, surveying dialectic of binary oppositions. Conflict or coexistence of figurative versus literal and internal versus external are her recurring themes. She explores digital and analogue ways of making an image, using a camera, darkroom, computer, scanner or all at once.
Fabrowska’s inspirations and influences come from a variety of sources: literature, art, science and are as diverse as a serenity of Hiroshi Sugimoto seascapes and absurd humour of Erwin Wurm One Minute Sculptures.
Language is her important source of inspiration. She explores a crossover between linguistic and visual playing with idioms and an on-going interest in metaphors. The practice approaches feminist critique, using a specific gender experience of craft. She is interested in reflection on cultural forms by reinterpretation of artefacts and clichés.
Recent shows (solo):
2015 – Mindstich, Mind/Body?, Shepherds Bush Library, London
Recent shows (group):
2017 – Vacant|In Use, Old Police Station, a part of Deptford X Festival, London
2015 – MMMother, Darnley Gallery, London
2014 – Photofusion Salon14, London
2014 – Bad Behaviour Open 2014, London
2014 – Twine, Doomed Gallery, London
2014 – exhibition concluding Cambridge Sustainability Residency 2014, Cambridge
3013 – Domestic, Doomed Gallery, London (curating)
2013 – Balsall Heath Biennale, International Open, Birmingham
2013 – Dew Line – exhibition concluding Sustainability Residency, Cambridge
2012 – AMPS Photofusion Salon 2012, Photofusion, London
2012 – A FORMING STATE, MA Graduation, LCC,London
2012 – Open, Artistsmeet Gallery, Rickmansworth
2012 – WW SOLO AWARD Group Show, WW Gallery, London
2011 – SPACE PERCEPTION, [Performance Space], London
2011 – FUSION OF THE DIVIDE, WHERE ART MEETS ARCHITECTURE, Candid Galleries, London
2010 – HOW BEAUTIFUL UGLINESS IS, Red Gate Gallery, London
2012-2011 MA Photography, London College of Communication, University of The Arts London
1998-1993 BA Sociology, Warsaw University
2013 – Cambridge Sustainability Residency
Uncertain States 13/2013