Photographer and writer
Agata is a Polish photographer, essayist and critic. Born in the early 1980s, she graduated with first class honors from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Łódź, attaining a master’s degree in labor law. She opted for a different path, deciding to enter the world of art and journalism. She started off her professional career as a fashion photographer in the advertising and lifestyle magazine business, collaborating with renowned brands and designers. At the same time, she co-ran an advertising agency for luxury customers. Her works were featured in Polish and foreign publications as well as exhibited in Warsaw, Cracow, London, Paris and the US. After almost ten years in the fashion industry, she turned to documentary photography. Today, Agata explores the notions of tradition, fading values and vanishing memory in the context of family, society and nation, taking an attentive look at the existence of modern man, his decisions and the ways he impacts his environment. Owing to her highly professional approach and extensive experience, she is regularly featured in printed magazines, discussing mostly topics related to photography. Her essays on the art market, Scandinavian culture, travels, architecture and design have been published in, among others, Forbes Women, Newsweek, &Living, Zew Północy, Book of Luxury or Noble Concierge. She has also worked on hard-covered coffee table books. Since 2014, she has been on the team of the Label magazine, introducing readers to famous and intriguing photographers from around the world as well as adding her thoughts on philosophy, ethics, society and art through a comprehensive analysis of topics that go beyond photography itself. Instead of preaching morals, she strives to educate her audience, expecting some degree of intellectual effort on their part, including taking a stance on a given matter. Since 2009, she has been promoting Polish culture and language as a friend of the Polish Guild of Gutenberg’s Knights. In 2019, she was the first Polish artist to convey officially the motifs of contemporary Scandinavian crime novels and movies, the so-called Nordic noir, in the form of still pictures. Agata currently resides in Stockholm, visiting Warsaw on a regular basis since 2013.
Agata Mayer
Exhibitions
  • 21/03 to 23/04/2019 – "My Nordic Noir" at the Bolesław Biegas Museum | Warsaw, Poland
  • 24-25/11/2018 "Nordic Noir", Elektrownia Powiśle | Warsaw, Poland
  • 07/03/2016 Focus on Fashion "Only One" | Cracow, Poland
  • 14/06/2014 III edition of Fashion Culture, Prince John Zylinski's Palace | London, UK
  • 11/04/2014 Les créations de Plich à l’Ambassade de Pologne, Monaco Palace | Paris, France
  • 16/05/2013 Fashion Culture, Dom Polonii (Citizen's Union) | Warsaw, PL
  • 06/04/2013 Fashion Culture II Edition at The White House | London, UK
  • 09/2012 Art Prize Festival, DeVos Place | Michigan, US
  • 09/2011 to 01/2012 "Milestones" exhibition during the European Heritage Days, Warsaw Gas Museum
  • 21/11/2010 "Slow Motion", Porto Praga Club | Warsaw, PL
  • 10/11/2010 "Bokeh" exhibition during Michal Soltan's Imagination Quartet live tour, Pracovnia Club | Warsaw, PL