Water - Currents, curated by Gabriel Bauret & Vangelis Ioakimidis, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, GR

13-12-2008 t/m 25-03-2009

Documentary photographs, realistic or symbolic. Images of fiction and snapshots of fantasy. They all have in common the element of water. Water is present in all forms as well as in its deafening absence.
The exhibition includes different currents of photography, as they are expressed in the works of the Prix Pictet, but also in the group exhibition by foreign and Greek artists. In one part of the show the works presented are by the short listed artists of Prix Pictet and the issues dealt concern sustainability, the social and environmental dimension of the element.
The Prix Pictet, created by Pictet & Cie in association wit the Financial Times as global media partner. It is a unique goal - art of the highest order, applied to confront the social and environmental challenges faced by humanity in the early 21st century.
In the other part of the exhibition, there works presented are be foreign and Greek artists which transmit images of fiction, contemplatation and frivolity through water. Here different views assemble: landscapes, still lifes, directed images. The creators express themselves through the transparent language of water conveying the oppositions which it includes the element which unites and separates us, which evokes floods or soothes us. The water in all its forms : ice, vapour, clouds, river, currents.

Participating artist a.o. : Lucie & Simon, Gabriel Basilico, Jordi Bernardo, Susanna Majuri, Mark Power, Bill Viola, Krystyna Ziach

The Shortlist Prix Pictet 2008 a.o. : Edward Burtynsky, Thomas Jeshua Cooper, Christian Cravo, Carl de Keyzer, Robert Polidori, Roman Signer
Krystyna Ziach Water - Currents, curated by Gabriel Bauret & Vangelis Ioakimidis, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, GR
The Fountain of Time, from the series Archê 1995-1996
Diptych, lambda-print, 185 x 175 cm
Collection Rabobank, NL

Inner Eye, Gist Gallery, 2008, Amsterdam, NL

05-09-2008 t/m 11-10-2008

The photo series Inner Eye by Krystyna Ziach overawes one with the large dimensions of the photo works. Ziach shows seven portraits in which she examines the boundaries between reality and dream, the conscious and the unconscious, the visible and the invisible. Ziach’s photographs are not about the individual, but about a universal, inner portrayal of mankind. The closed eyes obfuscate the characters and grant the works a serene atmosphere. The person portrayed is looking inward and moves to the verge of the unconscious.
"Inner Eye / Krystyna Ziach", by Joanne Dijkman, art historian, NL, 2008, translation: Hanny Keulers
*read more: Interference / Inner Eye /Krystyna Ziach, text by Joanne Dijkman, 2008,
on the website: www.krystynaziach.com/documents
Krystyna Ziach Inner Eye, Gist Gallery, 2008, Amsterdam, NL
Inner Eye III
Lambda-print, 135-110 cm
Inner Eye 2004-2010
Krystyna Ziach Inner Eye, Gist Gallery, 2008, Amsterdam, NL
Inner Eye, Gist Galerie, Amsterdam, 2008
Krystyna Ziach Inner Eye, Gist Gallery, 2008, Amsterdam, NL
Inner Eye, Gist Gallery, Amsterdam, 2008
Krystyna Ziach Inner Eye, Gist Gallery, 2008, Amsterdam, NL
Le Portrait Photographique Contemporain depuis 1960
Book, text by Christian Gattinoni, 64 pages, published by CNDP, 2009, Paris, FR

Kaleidoscope I, Ram Galerie, Rotterdam

16-12-2007 t/m 02-03-2008

Group exhibition with a.o. Jan Schoonhoven, Ben Vautier, Erwin Wurm
Krystyna Ziach Kaleidoscope I, Ram Galerie, Rotterdam
Sweat II, from the series Archê 1995-1996
Lambda-print, 125 x 180 cm

/.../“Archê” - which is the Greek word for “origin”- is the title of her new show. This universal concept refers to the leitmotiv of “water” or “the wet element” which is implied. Water can be understood as a metaphore for transience and the passing of time. In Archê water is also the symbolic transformation from the material to the spiritual /.../
Archê / Krystyna Ziach, text by Fritz Gierstberg, curator of the Netherlands Photography Institute, Rotterdam, 1994
* read more: "Archê -The Ambivalence of Water and Fire", by M. Thijsen, from the book Infinity & Archê, 2006, NL, on the website: www.krystynaziach.com/documents