The exhibition Damage and LossAlternativa 2016 is dedicated to the memory of the artist and photographer Konrad Pustoła(1976−2015) who participated and contributed in many ways to a number of Alternativa issues. Konrad Pustoła was a graduate of the University of Warsaw’s Economics Department (2003) and the Royal College of Art in London (2008). In his projects he focused on examining the visual aspects of social and economic relations. He won the First Prize of the Polish Press Photo Competition for his Sanna series (2001). The artist participated in many exhibitions, including The New Documentalists (2005) at the Center for Contemporary Art at the Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2008) in London, Storia, Memoria, Identitia (2009) in Modena, and PhotoEspaña (2010) in Madrid, Labour and Leisure (Alternativa 2011), Building and Remnants in Guimaraes (2012), Materiality (Alternativa 2012), andVernacularity (Alternativa 2015). In 2010 he published Darkrooms, an album awarded at The Best Art Album and Catalogue Competition Reminiscences.
Photo: Aneta Szyłak