Hi, I’m Yu,

freelance illustrator, photographer and rookie researcher based in Poznań, Poland.

From early years, writing has been an essential medium for me, and I tend to think of my commitment to visual arts as an extension of the narration opportunities. A drawn line itself can carry at least the same storytelling value as word does, at one point. Navigating through possible ways to convey the story is the most fun part

Capabilities:

ilustrations: business | brand | editorial | mixed media
photography: portrait | object | event | artistic | digital/film
research: appetite | food and sexuality | food and femininity | animal oppression

Awards
& Nominations
Awards & Nominations

2018

Contemporary Lynx Magazine Award in The 38th Edition of Maria Dokowicz Competition for the Best Diploma Project of the University of the Arts Poznań

2020

Special Waldemar Śliwczyński Award in XXV National Photography Competition “Portrait”, Trzcianka

Exhibitions

2014 

Mutagenesis | ACK Cicha 4, Lublin; 

2015 

Wschody | ACK Chatka Żaka, Lublin; 

2016 

Wasteland Biennale Biennale Nieużytków | Abandoned swimming pool at Kasprowicz Park, Poznań; 

2017 

The Astronomer’s Dream Sen Astronoma, Astronomical Observatory UAM; 

Plagiarism! Plagiat! | UAP City Galleries;

The Observatory Obserwatorium | R20 Gallery, Poznan; 

2018 

The 38th Edition of Maria Dokowicz Competition for the Best Diploma Project of the University of the Arts Poznan | Poznań International Fair;

Rebels and Dreamers Buntownicy i marzyciele, WBPiCAK, Poznań, CKiS Wieża Ciśnień Gallery, Konin; 

2019 

Tradition in the lens Tradycja w obiektywie, Mikołajki Folkowe, CSK Lublin; 

The Ventriloquist and silent images Brzuchomówca i milczące obrazy | Labyrinth Gallery, Lublin; 

2020 

Pandemics. Art in The Times of Plague | virtual exhibition by Pinata Foundation; 

Coincidence Koincydencja | XIII Close Strangers: Ukraine Festival, Polish Theater in Poznań;

 The Ear of Rise VR exhibition, CKiS Wieża Ciśnień Gallery, Konin.

Publications

2019 

What do we eat? The anthropomorphization of food in the context of modern mythology Co jemy? Antropomorfizacja jedzenia w kontekście mitologii współczesnej, in “(Dis) taste in the texts of the 19th – 21st century culture” „(Nie)smak w tekstach kultury XIX – XXI wieku”, edited by Barbara Zwolińska, Publishing House of the University of Gdańsk; 

 

2021

Foodtruck at the funeral: methamorphosis in perception of death on the example of mourning dishes Foodrtuck na pogrzebie: metamorfozy postrzegania śmierci na przykładzie posiłków żałobnych, w „Śmierć, umieranie przemijanie w optyce literaturze, sztuki, historii i nauk o kulturze”, edited by Szymon Przeklasa, Siemianowice Śląskie, „dzień dobry! kolektyw kultury”

Speaking
at conferences
Speaking at conferences

2019 

Women’s meat: pseudo-cannibalism and oppression in popular culture Mięso kobiet: pseudo-kanibalizm i opresja w kulturze popularnej, Body in cultural narration Conference Konferencja „Ciało w narracjach kulturowych, Miłośnicy Oświecenia Science Club at University of Łódź. 

2019 

In the honour of fertility: women of the ranches, women of the opposition Ku czci płodności: kobiety rancza, kobiety opozycji, Culture of Exclusion Conference VII: Animals, Institute of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University, Department of Pedagogical Ethics in Cracow, 2019

2021 

Eating You (symbolically): a brief sketch on contemporary East European mourning dishes transformation through the Dieter Rams’ good design principles, Trauma and Nightmare – 4th International Interdisciplinary Conference (Online), InMind Support Conferences, Seminars, Workshops (2021) 

I would eat you: women’s sexual appetite in the context of relations with food, Schrupałbym Cię: seksualny apetyt kobiet w kontekście relacji z jedzeniem, 4th National Scientific Interdisciplinary approach to sexuality Conference, Tygiel Foundation for the Development of Science, 2021