Ewa Monika Zebrowski
A Fragile Landscape
Ewa Monika Zebrowski, Montreal, Québec | ewazebrowski.com
“Occasionally, stepping away from our everyday lives
before certain places, in certain towns
we find an echo, an inner resonance, rare, unique
we find ourselves, they act in us and/or…
this encounter changes us forever more,
becomes part of our definition
“on Ewa’s visit, Venice acted that way
territories recognized one another,
opened a dialogue; of land and water, of chiaroscuro, of inwardness
her photography bears it, infused with poetry
“today, here, by the sea,
another chapter is delivered to us
Venice in the time of a garden, in full bloom”
Serge Clément, April 22, 2022
“And yet, my photographs are not landscapes. They are details suspended in time: Fragments and moments. They represent a portrait of a city threatened by water, the portrait of a city whose very existence is endangered because of its geography.
“I have been photographing Venice since 2003 and have produced a number of exhibitions and artist’s books over a period of 18 years, an enormous archive.
“The images I have selected reflect the experience of being in this mythic city of island and bridges, floating between heaven and earth, somehow suspended in time and space.” – Ewa Monika Zebrowski
Exhibition at Rencontres
A Fragile Landscape
Born in London, England, Ewa Monika Zebrowski now lives in Montreal. Her artistic work engages with notions of traces, time and history, displacement and loss, memory.
Her work is often inspired by places, experienced as containers for history and memory, and by artists. With her camera she discovers a residual energy in places where artists have spent time living and/or working.
She has found inspiration in Andrew Wyeth’s studio, Van Gogh’s bedroom, Brodsky’s Venice and Cy Twombly’s Italy, as well as in the landscapes of rural Denmark and Somerset.
Zebrowski has had 32 solo exhibitions and has participated in over 50 group shows. She has produced 25 limited-edition artist’s books since 2001.
Her work can be found in over 50 international museum and institutional collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, Tate Britain, the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Yale University, the American Academy in Rome and the Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio.