Ania Dabrowska

Ania Dabrowska is an award-winning artist working in photography, moving image, installation, text and sound.

An image from the Lebanese Archive

Ania Dabrowska

Ania Dabrowska is an award winning artist working in photography, moving image, installation, text and sound.  She is interested in the impact that different registers of time, space and cultural identities might have on each other when configured together in new works, in particular creative and political potency of archives in contemporary cultural context.  Her projects are often socially engaged and use participatory and collaborative methodologies.

Ania Dabrowska's awards

She has exhibited in solo and group shows in the UK, Germany, USA, India and the Middle East since 2001, and has won important recognitions:

  • Observer Hodge Photographic Award in 2003
  • National Portrait Gallery Photographic Portrait Award in 2007
  • Wellcome Trust People Award between 2008-11

International residencies

Ania has been involved in many international residencies, such as Ashkal Alwan residency in Beirut (2014), a SPACE artist residency at Arlington in London (2010-2012), Dharamshala International Artists Workshop of the Khoj International Artists Association in Delhi and White Crane Arts & Media of Dharamshala, India (2012). 

Professional experience

Currently a Lecturer in Photography at The Cass at London Metropolitan University since 2013, her professional experience up to now includes:

  • Lecturer in Photography at the University of Portsmouth (2014)
  • Lecturer in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford (2007-10)
  • Visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths College, University of London (2006-2012)

Ania has also been a Workshop Facilitator for participatory photography projects and a Photography Fine Art Mentor for international organisations since 2004, including:

  • Free Press Unlimited in Amsterdam
  • Photo Voice in London
  • SPACE also in London
  • World Vision internationally
  • United Response
  • CAST at the University of Luton
  • U-Turn Project in London

2015: Ania Dabrowska: A Lebanese Archive, published by Book Works & The Arab Image Foundation, London, Beirut, artist’s book  
2012: Brains, published by Wellcome Collection, exhibition catalogue
2011: Mind Over Matter: Memory, Forgetting, and the Search For Cures for Dementia, Bronwyn Parry and Ania Dabrowska, published by Practice and Theory, London, project book