Izabela Szczutkowska specialises in analogue photography, darkroom printing and processes.

Originally from Wrocław (Poland) and currently based in Cork, her research focuses on the subjects of home, memory and identity. She graduated from Photography Studies (2012) and from Film and TV Production (2014) at St. John’s Central College Cork and just completed her final year of BA (Hons) Photography degree at Technological University Dublin.

She has curated and collaborated on events and exhibitions across Cork city, including  project coordinator and gallery assistant at Cork Photo (IE) and curation at the late Gulpd Café (IE). She lead the partnership between TIFF Festival (PL) and Cork Photo in 2018, which hosted artist Marlena Jabłońska at CCAD Gallery// No.46 Grand Parade (IE).

Izabela founded Cork Photo's 5th Edition Photobook Show at TIFF Festival, an exhibition of publications of Irish contemporary photographers that travelled to Poland. She is a former member of darkrooms at both Backwater Artists Group and the 4th Floor Studios at the FÁS Building, Cork. 

Her time in Ireland has also seen her working closely with a number of Irish musicians, theatre makers, film makers and promoters including long time collaborators The Altered Hours, Christopher O'Neill, feature shoots for Spliced (Timmy Creed), clothing brand Stand For (SF) and Fractured Air. Under the moniker Mondays, she worked as the in house photographer for Plugd Records (Cork, IE), and has shot promotional images and portraiture for artists such as Anna-Mieke Bishop, Aidan Gillen, Ben Frost, Julia Kent.

She has exhibited several personal projects presenting in solo and group shows (When I’m Back is Never Black or White - Triskel Arts Centre (2015), Lady Bits at Tom Barry’s Lightboxes (2017), Siar at Doswell Gallery (2017). Her work has been published in publications such as Bloomers (IE), Irish Arts Review (IE), Rolling Stone (It), Vérité Magazine (UK). Recipient of the Graduate Student Award from the Gallery of Photography, Dublin.

Education

2020 - 2022

2018 - 2020

2013 - 2014

2010 - 2012

MA Art Practice and Collaboration, IADT, Dublin, Ireland.

BA (Hons) Photography, Technical University Dublin, Ireland.

Film and TV Production, St. John's Central College Cork, Ireland.

Photography Studies, St. John's Central College Cork, Ireland.

Awards

2020

2020

2015

Photography Student Award, Gallery Of Photography, Dublin - winner

Inspirational Arts Photography Student Award - finalist

People's Choice Award at Cork Photo Festival - runner-up

Studio member and workshops

2020

2018

2018

2013 - 2016

2015

2008

Experience

2020

2020

2020

2020

2019

2019

2018

2018

2017

2017

2017

2017

2017

2017

2017

2016

2016

2015

2015

2015

2014

2013

2012

2012

Jan 2017 

 - Oct 2018

Darkroom at Backwater Artists Studios, Wandesford Quay, Cork, Ireland.

Wet Collodion, The Guesthouse, Cork, Ireland.
Darkroom at Backwater Artists Studios, Wandesford Quay, Cork, Ireland.

Darkroom at 4th Floor Studios, Former FAS Building, O’Sullivan's Quay,

Cork, Ireland.

Lith Printing, Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland.


English Academic Writing, University Collage Cork, Ireland.

TLP Editions, publication, The Library Project, Dublin, Ireland.

Cream2020, group exhibition, Crane Kalman Gallery, Brighton, UK. 

Irish Arts Review, Autumn Issue, feature.

Bloomers Magazine, Issue 5, feature.

Scope, group exhibition, CHQ, Dublin, Ireland.

IWD, group exhibition, Plugd Records, Cork, Ireland.

Cork Photo 5th Edition Photobook Show at TIFF Festival. Showcase of Photobooks by Irish contemporary photographers, Wrocław, Poland.

Unrecognised Arrivals by Marlena Jabłońska, curation for Cork Photo Festival 2018, The Gallery at No.46 Grand Parade, Cork, Ireland.

Siar, group exhibition, Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery, Ireland.

Lady Bits, group exhibition, Lightboxes at Tom Barry’s, Cork, Ireland.

Life Is Worth Talking About, group exhibition, Cork City Hall, Cork, Ireland.

The Bigger Picture, group exhibition, Cork, Ireland.

Record Store Day, solo exhibition, Plugd Records, Cork, Ireland.

Other Spaces, group exhibition, Camden Palace, Cork, Ireland. 

Stand For brand launch, solo exhibition, The Village Hall, Cork, Ireland.

Inside Me Home, solo exhibition, An Siopa Gan Ainm, Cork, Ireland.     

Source Portfolio Review.

When I'm Back is Never Black or White at Cork Culture Night, group show, Counihan's, Cork, Ireland.

Cork Photo People's Choice Award, runner-up.

When I'm Back is Never Black or White, solo exhibition, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland.

Northern Ireland Tour/The Altered Hours solo exhibition, Plugd Records, Cork, Ireland.

Review Central, group exhibition, St. John’s Central Collage, Cork, Ireland.

After Hours, group exhibition, Camden Palace Hotel, Cork, Ireland.

Me the Seagull and the Sky, solo exhibition, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland.


Project Coordinator & Gallery Assistant, Cork Photo, Cork, Ireland.

Curatorial

2018

2018

2014 - 2017

Unrecognised Arrivals by Marlena Jabłońska, solo exhibition, Cork Photo Festival Launch, CCAD Gallery no 46. Grand Parade, Cork, Ireland.

Cork Photo 5th Edition Photobook Show at TIFF Festival. Showcase of Photobooks by Irish contemporary photographers, Wrocław, Poland.

Visual art exhibitions at former Gulpd Cafe, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.  Artists include: Natasha Burke, Sanda Galina,  Frank Mc Grath,  Helio Leon, Janis Liepa, Claire Ryan.

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