Bio

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 gallery, and at group exhibition in NUE Gallery, and at collective exhibition FOTOFEVER at the Musee du Louvre, among others. Has also presented his works on individual exhibition in La Maison de la Photographie in Lille and in Lille Grand Palais. 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 three medals at the 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”, Galerie Claude Samuel / Paris, France
  • 2016 – „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:

  • 2018 – „El cuerpo reinterpretado”, NUE Galerie / Valencia, Spain
  • 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:

  • 2017: PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE PARIS (PX3) – Awards in categroies (for profesionals):
    • Third place (bronze) – Advertising / Calendar
    • honorable mention in Advertising / Calendar
  • 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.