Michał Sita, born in 1985, documentary photographer, curator, based in Poznań, Poland. Graduate of cultural anthropology at Adam Mickiewicz University (2011) and photography at Institute of Creative Photography in Opava (2009). Works on long-term photographic projects, such as on tribalism in Iraqi Kurdistan, interpretations of history and cultural heritage. Curator of exhibitions by Mayumi Suzuki, Jan Kurek, Wiesław Rakowski among others. Co-author and curator of Zoological Archive – interdisciplinary project analysing interwar photographs from Natural History Museum in Poznań, between 2016–2018 curator of XPRINT photobook festival in Poznań. One of co-founders of PIX.HOUSE Foundation running a photography gallery and a publishing house in Poznań.
exhibitions / displays
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
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 – PIX.HOUSE – photography gallery, publishing house and photobook store in Poznań. Operated by PIX.HOUSE Foundation, which is run by Michał Sita, Adrian Wykrota, Mariusz Forecki, Michał Adamski and Andrzej Dobosz
2013 – Polish Academy of Sciences ISRL PAN – curatorial supervision over Wiesław Rakowski’s photographic collection
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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