ABOUT THE ARTIst:
Krisztina Fazekas-Kielbassa was born in 1977 in Hungary, but she moved to New York in 2004 after she finished her degree in media and communication. Her photographic work was selected for juried exhibitions and auctions across the United States and she continued to exhibit her work in Eastern Europe.
In 2007 she decided to advance her academic knowledge about arts and took an MA program in Photographic Studies at University of Westminster in London. The same year she participated in the Renaissance competition where her work was selected as one of the winners and was exhibited at the Proud Galleries. She was also selected for Transform competition, and her work was shown in London and Italy. She participated in the Puzzle Project and volunteered as a visiting artist in the Young Offenders program at Camden Council.
In 2010 her work titled Holofernes got an honorable mention at the Professional Women Photographers 35th Anniversary Women International Juried Photography Exhibition and was an Official Selection at Px3 Photo Paris Prize in 2011. In 2012 her work “Which Way Should I Go” got an Honorable Mention at the 10th International Photography Award and her work “Self-Storage (The House)” got the same title at Px3 Photo Paris Prize. In 2012 she also became the portfolio winner of the 4th International Portfolio Review in Vienna.
In 2013 her new series Mater Matters was invited to the triennial Coup de Ville as a site-specific installation. EIKON Magazin published an article about this new work. She was invited as a guest speaker to the Day of the Mental Health conference held in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium organized by WARP and Janssen and to the Dialogue of Cultures Conference held in the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg.
In 2014 February her video work “Twist” was selected for the 10th International Berlin Directors Lounge. The Mater Matters series was invited to the exhibition Biografie – Ich and was shown at Fotogalerie Wien.