Borys Makary (b. 1977). Visual artist. Deals with conceptual, creative and commenting reality art. In his work, mainly uses photography, but also creates installations. More and more often uses the video. Master of Visual Arts by education. Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts’ Faculty of Multimedia Communications in Poznań (currently University of Arts). Learnt photography from Miles Aldridge and at the International Centre of Photography in New York City (NY, USA). Former assistant to Richard Warren, a fashion photographer. Has presented his works in Poland and abroad at individual exhibition in based in Paris Claude-Samuel gallerie, and at group exhibition in NUE Gallery, and at collective exhibition FOTOFEVER at the Louvre Museum, among others. Has participated in the WeArt (Barcelona, Spain) and Photo Independent (Los Angeles, CA, USA) festivals. Since 2012, has received many awards of international photography contests in the USA and in Europe, including two medals at the 2013 Prix de la Photographie Paris for advertising campaigns as well as his own projects. Has published in many photographic magazines, including Secret Behaviour or contra doc! Lives and works in Cracow (Poland).

 

Individual Exhibitions:

2017 - "Connection, They were" / La Maison de la Photographie / Lille, France
2017 - "Le factice" / Lille Grand Palais / Lille, France
2017 - "Unseen dialogues" / Andel's Art Gallery / Kraków, Poland
2016 - "Le factice", Skałeczna^5 Gallery / Kraków, Poland
2016 - "They were, Connection, Polish misia", Galerie Claude Samuel / Paris, France
2015 - "Polish Misia", Marchołt Gallery / Katowice, Poland
2015 - "They were", NEY Gallery / Warsaw, Poland
2014 - "Polish misia / Lick your teddy", Ptapty Gallery / Poznań, Poland
2014 - "Borys Makary", Nizio Interior Gallery / Warsaw, Poland
2014 - "Polish misia / Lick your teddy", Imaginarium Gallery / Łódź, Poland
2014 - "Polish misia / Lick your teddy", Prodesign Gallery / Kraków, Poland
2013 - "Carpe diem", FF Gallery / Łódź, Poland
2013 - "Borys Makary", Prodesign Gallery / Kraków, Poland
2012 - "Carpe diem", Pauza Gallery / Kraków, Poland
 

Group exhibitions:

2015 - "Fragile: The Body Project vol. 4", Otwarta Prcownia / Krakow, Poland
2015 - "Mglista strefa", MONA INNER SPACES, Museum of contemporary art / Poznań, Poland
2015 - "Focus On Fashion: Only One" / Cracow Fashion Week, Krakow, Poland
2014 - "Fotofever" Photography Art Fair, Carrousel du Louvre / Paris, France
2014 - "WeArt Festival" / Barcelona, Spain
2014 - "American Aperture Awards", Photo Independent Art Fair / Los Angeles, USA
2014 - "Portret zbiorowy". Floriańska 22 Gallery / Kraków, Poland
2013 - "NUE.1", NUE Galerie / Paris, France
2013 - "Nieoczywiste 2013", Aula Gallery, University of Arts / Poznań, Poland
2012 - "Look on Fashion", Imaginarium Gallery / Łódź, Poland
2012 - "Look on Fashion", Andel's Hotel / Łódź, Poland
2012 - "SPACE, SPACE experimental", Gallery of Contemporary Art "Bunkier Sztuki" / Kraków, Poland
2012 - "End of the year exhibition", University of Arts / Poznań, Poland
2011 - "Bielsko-Biała 2011", B&B Gallery / Bielsko-Biała, Poland
2010 - "Women diva", Palace under the Rams / Kraków, Poland
 

Books:

2015 - "UNLOCKED" / Published by: Atopos (Greece) / ISBN: 978-960-89637-5-7
2015 - "Palette: 06 - Transparent" / Published by: viction:ary (Hong Kong) / ISBN: 978-988-13203-3-9 
2015 - "Secret Behavior: Exhibitionism" / Published by: James Gallagher (USA) / ISBN: 9780989745628
 

Awards:

2015: London International Creative Competition - Winner (shortlist)
2015: PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS (PX3) - Awards in categroies (for profesionals):
* Third place (bronze) - Advertising / Calendar
* honorable mention in Advertising / Calendar
2014: ND Awards - First place (gold) - Fine Art / Nudes
2014: International Photography Awards - Honorable Mention in category Advertising: Fashion (for professionals)
2013: PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS (PX3) - Awards in categroies (for profesionals):
* First place (gold) - Fine Art / Nudes
* Third place (bronze) - Advertising / Calendar
2013: American Aperture Awards AX3 - Winner (first place) in Fashion category for professionals and honorable mention in advertising.
2013: International Photography Awards - Honorable Mention in category Fina art - Nude (for professionals)
2012 ONE EYELAND Photography Awards - Awards in categroies (for profesionals):
* Silver - Advertising / Automotive
* Bronze - Advertising / Calendar
2012 International Photography Awards - Honorable Mention in categories (for professionals):
* Advertising - Fashion,
* Advertising - Product,
* Fine Art - Landscape.