Magda Ciszewska Rząsa

Magda Ciszewska Rząsa wurde 1972 in Warschau geboren. 1999 schloss sie ihr Studium an der Kunstakademie in Warschau ab. Seit 1999 lebt und arbeitet sie in der Galerie Antoni Rząsa in Zakopane und organisiert Ausstellungen, Lesungen, Konzerte und Kunst-Workshops. Sie lehrt Fotografie an der Kunstschule in Zakopane.


Magda Ciszewska Rząsa was born in Warsaw in 1972. In 1999 she graduated from the Academy of Fine Art with diploma of Grzegorz Kowalski’s sculpture worshop. Since 1999 she has been living in Zakopane with her family. She lives and works at the Antoni Rząsa Gallery, organizing exhibitions, readings, concerts and art workshops. She teaches photography at the Art High School in Zakopane.
She has participated in plein air workshops in Poland, Scotland, Belgium, Serbia, Hungary and Norway. Magda has exhibited her works in
Zakopane, Warsaw, Bydgoszcz, Gorlice, Cracow and Bruxelles/Belgium, Oslo/Norway, Bratislava, Liptovky Mikulas/Slovakia.

Zemplen. Winter 2010/2011

Zemplen. Winter 2010/2011

Hungary. My little „warm country”. I go there often for the sun and the wine. Often – but only in the summertime. I gorge myself there on sweet tomatoes, juicy paprica, and sweet smelling melons. I love it when grape juice runs through my fingers and down my chin, when I get warm inside and fuse with the world around me.
Everthing is sticky, everything smells, arid dry ground, the chirp of crickets in the heat of day and delicate evening warmth. We sit on a veranda entwined with vine. The earth breaths on the remembered light, the colors are heavy. We drink Tokaji wine – the sun sealed in an oak barrel, ageing in the coolness of the cellars. Sweltering golden joy.

For the first time in my life I went to my little paradise in the winter, but it turned out that the country had fallen asleep. It froze, tucked in a cold dump mist.

Camera: Hasselblad Xpan, lens 4/45mm, Kodak professional, Portra 160NC, ink prints.