About Mateusz Sarello

Mateusz Sarello was born in 1978 in Warsaw. A Graduate from the Academy of Photography in Warsaw. He is the author of the book “Swell”, which was chosen as a finalist in the Best Photography Book Award at the Pictures of the Year International in 2014, received 3rd Prize at the International Photography Awards in 2013 and Honorable Mention in the Best Photography Book from Central and Eastern Europe 2013-2014 at the European Month of Photography in Bratislava in 2014 and was chosen for “Best Books of 2013” list by Photo-Eye. His story “Swell” won Grand Prize at the Prix Photo La Quatrieme Image – residency at the Cite des Arts Paris and the City of Paris Grant that allowed him to accomplish his next project in 2015. His awards and distinctions include the Center Santa Fe Awards, the Lucie Foundation Scholarship, the FotoVisura Grant, the Photolucida Critical Mass, the Celeste Prize, the PDN Photo Annual, the FotoWeekDC International Awards, the Prix de la Photographie Paris, the International Photography Awards and the International Photography Festival Organ Vida Prize. A finalist of the Lens Culture Exposure Awards, he has exhibited at the Cortona On The Move Festival, the Copenhagen Photo Festival, the La Quatrieme Image Photo Fair in Paris, the Manifesto Festival in Toulouse, the Filter Photo Festival in Chicago, the Guernsey Photography Festival, the Chobi Mela International Fesitval of Photography in Bangladesh, the FotoWeekDC in Washington, the Fotofestiwal in Lodz, the Photomonth in Krakow, the International Photography Festival Organ Vida in Zagreb, the Third Floor Gallery in Cardiff, the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, the GAF Gallery in Hannover, the Leica Gallery in Warsaw, the Gallery of Photography in Dublin, the Gallery Nine in Belfast and Splashlight Studios in New York. Publication credits include Lens Culture, GUP Magazine, Foto8, PDN – Photo District News, Blow Magazine, Archivo Magazine, Der Greif Magazine, F-Stop Magazine and Prism Magazine.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
2015 (upcoming) exhibition, La Quatrieme Image Photo Fair, Paris, France
2015 (upcoming) slideshow “Swell”, Encontros da Imagem International Photography Festival, Braga, Portugal
2015 (upcoming) exhibition “Swell”, DongGang International Photo Festival, DongGang Museum of Photography, South Korea
2015 exhibition “Swell”, Pa-ta-ta Festival de Fotografia Emergente, Granada, Spain
2015 exhibition “Swell”, Fotofestiwal in Lodz, Lodz, Poland
2015 exhibition “Leaving”, GAF Gallery, Hannover, Germany
2014 exhibition “Swell”, Assab One, Milan, Italy
2014 exhibition “Swell”, Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff, Wales
2014 exhibition “Swell”, La Quatrieme Image Photo Fair, Paris, France
2014 exhibition “Swell”, Manifesto Festival, Toulouse, France
2014 exhibition “Swell”, Guernsey Photography Festival, Guernsey
2014 exhibition “This May Have Happened”, Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, USA
2014 exhibition “Swell”, Cortona On The Move Festival, Cortona, Italy
2014 exhibition “The Curve”, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, USA
2014 exhibition “The Censored Exhibition”, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013 exhibition “Swell”, Kolga Tbilisi Photo Week, Tbilisi, Georgia
2013 exhibition “Swell”, Chobi Mela VII International Fesitval of Photography, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2012 exhibition “Swell”, FotoWeekDC, Washington, USA
2012 exhibition “Carnem”, La Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy
2012 exhibition “There is only one moment”, Leica Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2012 slideshow “Swell”, Kaunas Photo Festival, Mykolas Zilinskas Art Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
2012 exhibition “Open Now”, Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland
2012 exhibition “Swell”, International Photography Festival Organ Vida, Karas Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
2012 exhibition “Swell”, Photomonth in Krakow, Museum of Municipal Engineering, Krakow, Poland
2012 exhibition “Open Now”, Gallery Nine, Belfast, Northern Ireland
2012 exhibition “Element”, Obok ZPAF Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2012 exhibition “Street Photography Now”, Pauza Gallery, Krakow, Poland
2011 exhibition “Street Photography Now”, Gallery of the Museum of Printing in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
2011 exhibition “There is only one moment”, Leica Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2011 exhibition “Element”, Photography Institute ProFotografia, 2piR Gallery, Poznan, Poland
2010 exhibition “IPA Best of Show”, Splashlight Studios, New York, USA

SELECTED AWARDS:
2015 Grand Press Photo Photobook of the Year Finalist
2015 Grand Prix Fotofestiwal in Lodz Finalist
2014 Celeste Prize Winner
2014 Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50
2014 Best Photography Book from Central and Eastern Europe 2013-2014 European Month of Photography in Bratislava Honorable Mention
2014 APA Lucie Foundation Scholarship Shortlisted
2014 Art Books Wanted International Award Honorable Mention
2014 Moscow International Foto Awards Honorable Mention in Book category
2014 Prix Photo La Quatrieme Image 1st Prize
2014 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2nd Prize in Book Other category
2014 Prix de la Photographie Paris 3rd Prize in Book Nature category
2014 Off Circuit Awards Cortona On The Move Festival Winner
2014 Best Photobook of the Year Fotofestiwal in Lodz Finalist
2014 Center Santa Fe Editor’s Choice Awards 3rd Place
2014 Lucie Foundation Emerging Scholarship Honorable Mention
2014 Pictures of the Year International Best Photography Book Award Finalist
2014 Lens Culture Exposure Awards Finalist
2013 International Photography Awards 3rd Place in Book Other category
2013 Descubrimientos PhotoEspana Finalist
2013 FotoVisura Grant Honorable Mention
2013 Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award Shortlisted
2012 FotoWeekDC International Awards Honorable Mention
2012 International Photography Festival Organ Vida in Zagreb 2nd Prize
2012 ShowOff Section Photomonth in Krakow Winner
2011 PDN Photo Annual Winner
2011 Lucie Foundation Scholarship Finalist
2010 FotoVisura Grant Honorable Mention

GRANTS:
2015 City of Paris Grant, Cite des Arts, Paris, France

RESIDENCES:
2015 residency at the Cite des Arts, Paris, France

MONOGRAPHS:
2014 “Swell”, Instytut Kultury Wizualnej (Second Edition)
2013 “Swell”, Instytut Kultury Wizualnej (First Edition)

COLLECTIVE BOOKS:
2015 (upcoming) “Su-ture”, Gomma Books
2014 “Blacklie”, Limes Images

CURATORIAL WORK:
2015 “Halfway”, book by Patryk Karbowski, Instytut Kultury Wizualnej
2014 “Stigma”, book by Adam Lach, self-published

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