Emilia Parczewska

author biographical note degree piece

I talk about “discords”: disharmonious and disintegrating anxious mental states which arise in human heads in difficult moments of life.

The starting point and inspiration for my work was Kazimierz Dąbrowski’s theory of positive disintegration. According to it, mental disorder is a prerequisite for personal development of an individual. Evolution and change must be preceded by a breakdown or a violation of the original structure.

(born 1988)

Studies at the Faculty of Media Art of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in the years 2011–2016. Rector’s scholarship for the best students of the Academy in the year 2015/16. Works in photography. Winner at the 9. Julia Margaret Cameron Award (2016) in portrait category.