Nicolas Janowski


B.1980 Based in Buenos Aires.

Lens Based Artist, anthropologist, human rights activist and curator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Janowski works between art, documentary practices and curatorial processes. His work is linked to the concept of territory, the sense of belonging and hybrid identities from an intersectional perspective in Latin America. The aspect of historical context is central in his narrative as well as its diffusion through transmedial and expanded platforms.

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Janowski's projects are characterized by using different mediums to support, complement, narrate and articulate stories: Offscreen sound, narrative sound, text, cartography and archival images are some key elements often used in Janowski’s projects to recreate the idea of territory and habitat.

He is deeply committed to collaborative practices. His most recent projects, both while teaching and in his own artistic production, are based on collaborative and experimental premises. He is mainly interested in working with architects, sound engineers, philosophers, dancers and political activists.

Among other awards and distinctions, Nicolas has received recognitions at FotoVisura Prize and Burn Prize in 2013 and 1st Prize at Repsol Lima Photo Award in 2014. In 2015 TIME Magazine highlighted him as one of the 9 photographers to follow in Argentina and his book Fin del Mundo copublished by Chaco & Universidad de Cadiz (Spain) has been awarded the 1st prize Latin American Photobook in 2017. The same year he has been invited as the guest curator of the San José Foto International Photography Festival (Uruguay).

He has exhibited individually in most countries in Latin America, Europe and the United States. His oeuvre is part of public and private collections. Argentina’s National Beaux Art Museum, Moscow’s Contemporary Art Museum & Juan Mulder’s private Collection among others.

Beside from his artistic practice, he collaborates in activities related to Consulting and Management for different platforms whose main activity is the development and dissemination of contemporary Latin American photography. Janowski has been invited in several occasions as a jury of international awards, among others the García Marquez Foundation for the new Ibero-American journalism (Colombia), the FELIFA prize of the author's book fair (Argentina), Magenta Foundation International Prize (Canada) and the Photojournalism Prize for Peace Juan Antonio Serrano (Ecuador).

Since 2016 he is a nominator for the 6x6 Talent of World Press Photo and the same year he was one of the 10 × 10 CLAP Latin America Photobook nominators. Since 2018, he has been nominator for WorldPress Photo at the Joop Masterclass.

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Selected works

The Intelligence of Flowers

The Intelligence of Flowers

Nicolas Janowski

"From living things, the soul is seen fundamentally, while bodies become nebulous realities" Materlinck, 1911. "Wisdom never says one thing and nature another" Juvenal, S VIII. The humanizing process of cannabis has given rise to an alternative current that proposes to distance itself from this anthropization of the cannabis landscape (transformation that the human being…

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Adrift in Blue

Adrift in Blue

"Adrift in blue" is the story of a legendary place, from the moment that the imaginary of the End of that Inhospitable World is installed until its transmutation into a…

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Liquid Serpent

Liquid Serpent

The Amazon is neither man nor animal. She is nature’s hybrid. Mirrors of man’s contradiction, of a world to which she belongs and yet remains distant. The Amazon bears forth…

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Afro Argentina

Afro Argentina

The historically dominant narrative conceived by the Argentinian nation-state presents the country as predominantly white, with European roots, excluding any reference to Africa in the construction of its identity. Based…

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