Michał Sita / photographer
(+48) 508 959 029
michal.sita [at] gmail.com
Poznań, Poland
© Michał Sita 2008–2021 all rights reserved


Michał Sita (1985) documentary photographer and curator based in Poznań, PL. Graduate of photography at the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava (2009) and cultural anthropology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, where he currently works on his PhD. Interested in research through photography within topics such as tribalism in Iraqi Kurdistan, collective memory and social interpretations of history. Curator of exhibitions by Mayumi Suzuki, Jan Kurek, Wiesław Rakowski among others. As a curator of XPRINT Photobook Festival (2016–2018) responsible for exhibitions by Martin Parr, Rimaldas Vikšraitis, Sputnik Photos, Alina Sandulyak, Igor Pisuk and others. Co-author and curator of the Zoological Archive – interdisciplinary project analyzing interwar photographs from Natural History Museum in Poznań. Author of books “Củ Chi Tunnels Restoration Report” (2019) selected the photobook of the year 2020 at Fotofestiwal Łódź, and „History of Poland exercise book” (2021). Writer on photography (Kultura u podstaw magazine). Previously one of The World Press Photo 6x6 Talent Programme curators (2020–2021).


exhibitions / displays

2021 – The Gravity of the Situation, curator Aga Rayss, Kraków Photomonth
2021 – “History of Poland Exercise Book vol. 1” – book premiere at Fotofestiwal Łódź
2019 – Scenes of no importance – collages and curatorial supervision – archives of Jan Kurek, Porta Posnania 19.01.2019 — 10.03.2019
2018 – Fotofestiwal Łódź Photomatch – Cu Chi Tunnels – together with Anna Pilawska-Sita
2017 – Garbary Powerplant. Documenting Potentiality – solo exhibition at Porta Posnania Heritage Center
2017 – Zoological Archive is exhibited at Noorderlich Festival, Groningen, NL
2014 – Zoological Archive by Wiesław Rakowski in main programme of TIFF Festival in Wrocław, Entropia Gallery
2013 – Zoological Archive by Wiesław Rakowski – exhibition curator at 8. Biennial of Photography in Poznań, CK ZAMEK, Poznań
2013 – Fotocooltura, Oborniki – solo exhibition and artist talk
2012 – 9th. International Festival of Photography, Rybnik, Poland – artist talk
2010 – Kurdistan, Galeria Obok ZPAF, Warszawa, Poland – solo exhibition
2010 – Kurdistan, No Revolution – Third Photodocument Festival, Poznań, Poland – group


curatorial

2021 – “Pokłady” (Jastrzębie-Zdrój School of Documentary Photography), coordination, program and editing of the newsprint summary publication
2019  – RurAction social research with Adam Mickiewicz University – visual research
2018 – XPRINT – director of photobook festival, responsible for exhibition & newsprint production of Mayumi Suzuki’s works, Igor Pisuk’s Deceitful Reverence solo exhibition production, cooperation with Ego Gallery – Kuba Dąbrowski’s Not Lil / Not Young, Rodriguez Gallery: Alina Sandulyak’s selection of Ukrainian Photobooks, etc.
2017 – XPRINT – director of photobook festival, production of The Real World by Martin Parr / Rimaldas Vikšraitis exhibition, in cooperation with Kaunas Photography Gallery; LTA by Sputnik Photos Ania Nałęcka-Milach / Rafał Milach; etc.
2016 – XPRINT – director of photobook festival, artist talks series
2017 – Wielkopolska / TERAZ – local documentary photography archive maintained together with PIX.HOUSE team
2016 – 2021 PIX.HOUSE – photography gallery, publishing house and photobook store in Poznań. Operated by PIX.HOUSE Foundation
2013 – Polish Academy of Sciences ISRL PAN – curatorial supervision over Wiesław Rakowski’s photographic collection


books

Củ Chi Tunnels Restoration Report — (PHOTOBOOK OF THE YEAR 2020, PHOTOFESTIVAL ŁÓDŹ 2021) text and book concept: Anna Pilawska-Sita & Michał Sita / drawings: Anna Pilawska-Sita / photographs: Michał Sita / 1982 technical drawings and photographs: Kazimierz Kwiatkowski / DTP: Marcin Markowski / translation: Agata Lewandowska / publisher: PIX.HOUSE, Poznań 2019 / format: 17 x 22,7 cm, 84 pages / print run: 300 / language: English
 
History of Poland Exercise Book vol. 1 – photos: Michał Sita; design: dobosz.studio; publisher: Michał Sita, Poznań 2021; ISBN: 978–83–961683–0‑6; print run: 100 + 30 AP; format: A5, 32 sheets; font: Brygada 1918; language: Polish; partners: PIX.HOUSE, Kraków Photomonth, Institute of Anthropology and Ethnology Adam Mickiewicz University, Stowarzyszenie Dzieje; founded by the scholarship programme of the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport.
 

Wiesław Rakowski photographs 1924–1939 — editor dr Maria Szyszkiewicz-Golis / curated by Michał Sita / introductory essays: dr Maria Szyszkiewicz-Golis, Michał Sita, Monika Piotrowska, dr Marta Osypińska, prof. Hieronim Frąckowiak / captions: prof. dr hab. Jerzy Karg, dr hab. Krzysztof Kujawa, dr Marta Osypińska, dr Jan Śmiełowski / PL & ENG / 300 x 300mm / 140 pages / circulation: 1000 / issued by IŚRL Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznań 2013 / printed & bound by Moś i Łuczak.

Elektrownia Garbary – dokument potencjalny — edited by: Michał Kępski / texts: Emilia Kiecko, Szymon Piotr Kubiak, Ewa Rewers, Miron Urbaniak, Michał Kępski / photographs: Michał Sita / design: Marcin Markowski / print run: 300 / Porta Posnania 2017


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