Jul 13–Dec 1, 2024

Joanna Piotrowska: unseeing eyes, restless bodies

Joanna Piotrowska, Untitled, 2022, silver gelatin hand prints, cherry wood, 55.8 x 106.2 cm, edition of 2 + 1 AP, Courtesy the artist and Phillida Reid, London.

This presentation marks the first U.S. solo museum exhibition dedicated to Joanna Piotrowska (b. 1985), a Polish artist based in London whose work examines the human condition through performative acts, photography, and film. Self-defense manuals and psychotherapeutic methods are used as reference points as Piotrowska explores the complex roles that play out in everyday life. The exhibition features large-scale, silver gelatin prints of subjects that probe human behavior and the dynamics of domestic relations, exploring intimacy, violence, control, and self-protection with an emphasis on gesture and touch. Throughout the galleries, the artist creates a space with domestic references from which contrasting image placement and content create an uncanny experience that reveals moments of care as well as hierarchies of power.


Joanna Piotrowksa, Untitled, 2014, silver gelatin hand print, 51 x 41 cm,
edition of 5 + 2 AP, Courtesy the artist and Phillida Reid, London.