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Ligia Popławska is a photographer and art historian based in Antwerp, Belgium. She is also an editor of Intimate Structures - photography publication and a guest professor teaching photography at the Department Jewellery Design, Gold and Silversmithing at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp.

Her work focuses on the topics of environmental change and sensory ecology. With a deep interest in neuroscience, she researches the parallels between senses, memory and emotional states of the human and non-human entities, in the changing conditions of the (Post) Anthropocene. She guides her projects intuitively as they often come from her personal experiences, using speculative realism and fabulation as a form of visual expression.




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2019 ― 2020    Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, MFA in Photography
2016 ― 2019    Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, BFA in Photography
2013 ― 2016    University of Gdansk, BA in Art History


Solo show at PhMuseum Days 2021, PhMuseum, Bologna, Italy (2021)
Prijs Fotografie, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium (2020)

Lectures / Talks

teaching photography course, Jewellery Department Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (2021-2022)
What happens if we lose our senses? - Ligia Popławska talks about Solastalgia, PhMuseum Days 2021, Bologna (2021)
Visual Storytelling Beyond Anthropocene: Geert Goiris and ‘World Without Us’, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp (2020)



Rethinking Nature, slide show, Foto Wien, European Month of Photography, Vienna


CONNECTED, Current Obsession, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
Rethinking Nature
, slide show, Imago Lisboa, European Month of Photography, Lisboa
NEXUS, 20 / 21 Graduate Open Call, XLVI Space, online.
NEXUS, Photo Open Up, Padua
Solo show, PhMuseum Days 2021, Dumbo, Bologna

Rethinking Nature, slide show, Casino Luxemberg, European Month of Photography, Luxemburg

New Talents 2020, Photographic Exploration Project, B-Part Gallery, Berlin
Solo show, St. Vincents, To Be Antwerp, Antwerp
Solo show, Marcel Nies Gallery, To Be Antwerp, Antwerp
Blume!, Masters Expo 2020, FOMU Fotomuseum Antwerpen, Antwerp
Masters Expo, De Lange Zaal, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
The Billboard Project: De Quarantaine Editie, Antwerp
Solo Show, Oude Beurs, Antwerp

End Season, 3BA Graduation Show, Antwerp

Missing Mathilde: On the Representation of Women in Public Space, Antwerp
Reverberate, Wintertuin, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp


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