Gabriela Morawetz’s Imponderables

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Born and educated in Krakow and Switzerland, resident in Caracas, Venezuela from 1975-83, and now living in Paris, Gabriela Morawetz is a truly global citizen and artist, who has exhibited in galleries and museums across North and South America and Europe,  Japan and China, including the Chicago Cultural Center, the Gallery of Modern Art in Lodz, Poland, The Recanaty Foundation Museum in Israel, Yerba Buena Art Center, San Francisco and the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Caracas.

Even so, she creates her own worlds in her photography, microcosms in which most of the elements are literally made by her. Her latest show, Unwägbarkeiten / Imponderables, features a series of images using painting, canvas, convex glass, metal, and reflections, drawing on her background in painting, sculpture, and engraving, which she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow before moving into photography.

Unwägbarkeiten / Imponderables is on show at AnzenbergerGallery, Vienna, from 18 February-30 April, part of Foto Wien, the Month of Photography in Vienna, and in collaboration with the Polish Institute Vienna www.anzenbergergallery.com

26/05/2015 from the series Unwaegbarkeiten/Imponderables, 2015 © Gabriela Morawetz
19/06/2016 from the series Unwaegbarkeiten/Imponderables, 2016 © Gabriela Morawetz
27/03/2015 from the series Unwaegbarkeiten/Imponderables, 2015 © Gabriela Morawetz
13/02/2015 from the series Unwaegbarkeiten/Imponderables, 2015 © Gabriela Morawetz
14/012/018 from the series Unwaegbarkeiten/Imponderables, 2018 © Gabriela Morawetz
09/04/2015 from the series Unwaegbarkeiten/Imponderables, 2015 © Gabriela Morawetz
14/02/2015 from the series Unwaegbarkeiten/Imponderables, 2015 © Gabriela Morawetz
07/10/2018 from the series Unwaegbarkeiten/Imponderables, 2015 © Gabriela Morawetz
14/08/2015 from the series Unwaegbarkeiten/Imponderables, 2015 © Gabriela Morawetz
Chambre d’apesanteur [Chamber of Weightlessness] XVI, from the series Unwaegbarkeiten/Imponderables, 2015 © Gabriela Morawetz
14/08/2015 from the series Unwaegbarkeiten/Imponderables, 2015 © Gabriela Morawetz
Point de départ [starting point] from the series Unwaegbarkeiten/Imponderables, 2016 © Gabriela Morawetz
Diane Smyth

Diane Smyth is a freelance journalist who contributes to publications such as The Guardian, The Observer, The FT Weekend Magazine, Creative Review, The Calvert Journal, Aperture, FOAM, IMA, Aesthetica and Apollo Magazine. Prior to going freelance, she wrote and edited at BJP for 15 years. She has also curated exhibitions for institutions such as The Photographers Gallery and Lianzhou Foto Festival. You can follow her on instagram @dismy