Martyna Anna Benedyka
b.1991 in Gdynia, Poland




Education & Teaching


Photography Course, inc. seminars with Alec Soth,
Jeroen Kummer, Ramon Pez, a/o
2024 PhMuseum x Witty Books
Photobook Masterclass
2024 Early Music - Baroque Singing
Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music
2025 Classical Music - Voice and Performance
2024 Music Teacher Training - Pedagogy and Psychology
George Enescu National University of Arts
2020 Voice and Performance
Wasowski Vocal School
2010-2014 FIRST CLASS Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
Fine Art and Design - Fine Art Painting

Gray's School of Art, RGU, Scotland, UK
2010 - present English Teacher and Tutor

Professional Membership

Selected Projects & Exhibitions


12-15 September 2024
PhMuseum Days 2024, Festival Internazionale della
Fotografia, Bologna, Italy

October 2023 - May 2024, September - October 2024
Folio 2023/24 Online Masterclass On Photobook
with Witty Books and PhMuseum

Museum of Repairing Reminiscences, Jamshed Memorial Hall, Karachi, Pakistan
A Testament to Loss, curated by Maria Barham-Black, Too Tired Project
They Are Watching, curated by Elham Shafaei, Gallery25, Perth, Australia
Glimpse, Show and Open Studio, Artist in Residence Niederösterreich, Krems, Austria

Ritual, ISSP Riga Calendar 2024 (selected), Latvia
(make) belief, Guest Room by Daniel Boether-Smith (CCP Australia) & Tanvi Mishra, Der Greif (selected), Munich, Germany
Untitled #1, Exposed Torino Foto Festival, Futures Photography,
C2C Festival, OGR Torino, Italy
Strange Times and Improbable Encounters, Tanners’ Bastion,
Targu Mures, Romania
Unveiling Structures, De Structura, Juxtapose Art Fair, Godsbanen, Aarhus, Denmark
Tsundoku Art Book Fair, The Printworks, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
Unveiling Structures, De Structura, Kogo Gallery, Tartu, Estonia
Experience Peace, S7 Video Sound Archive
The Sublime, Solo Show, Dan Hatmanu Gallery, Iasi, Romania
Past & Present, Der Greif, Pavillon 333 at Pinakothek der Moderne and ZIRKA, Munich, Germany
Dance in collages, Jazz Dance Open, Pardubice, Czechia
36. Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media, Stuttgart, Germany

De Structura, cross-border project, Tallinn, Estonia
Eureka, DongGang International Photo Festival, Photography Museum, Yeongwol, South Korea

Futures Photography Annual Event, Camera - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Torino, Italy
Algorithmic RS AV Exhibition, Internationales Digitalkunst Festival, Stuttgart, Germany
Experience Peace, Classix Festival, Romania
De Structura, Performance and AR Show, Narva, Tallinn, Estonia
Meet The Artists, Futures, Photo Romania Festival, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dance in Collages, Jazz Dance Open Festival, Pardubice, Czechia
In Memory Of My Feelings, Solo Show, i.e. Art Projects

Inspired by Words, Millepiani, Rome, Italy
In Memory of My Feelings, Show and Open Studio, In-ruins,
Castello di Squillace, Calabria, Italy
Kintsugi, Solo Show, Contemporary Identities, Virtual Gallery
Obsessions, Photographic Exploration Project (PEP), Tête Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Women In World History,
UNIFERO, Busteni, Romania
My Love Is Your Love
, Every Woman Biennial 2021, Superchief Gallery, New York City, USA
Fusion Arts Fair, Noblesse Palace, Bucharest, Romania
National Art Salon, Braila Art Gallery, Braila, Romania

Attempt 2020, Jan Tarasin Art Gallery, Kalisz, Poland

Open Art, Virtual, Art Number 23 Gallery, London, UK | Athens, Greece
Together We Are One, Swiss Art Expo, Zurich, Switzerland
Poem Vizual II, Galeria Labirint, Iasi, Romania  
On The Table, Virtual, Marram Arts, Scotland, UK
Rest Here, Solo Show, Aparte Gallery, Iasi, Romania

2020, 2030
Parade of the Schwitters’ Army, Kolaj Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana | Merz Gallery, Sanquhar,
Scotland, UK

Return, Solo Show, Palette Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

Themersons 5
, Themersons Festival, Płocka Art Gallery, Płock, Poland
Big Village, Small World, Collagistas Festival, Temple Bar Gallery+Studios, Dublin, Ireland
The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn, NY | Chicago, IL | Atlanta, GA | Spartanburg, SC, USA |
Toronto, Canada

Artoteka, Food Think Tank Art Gallery, Wrocław, Poland
The Artbox.Project Basel 1.0, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Grande Biednale, Bęc Zmiana Foundation, Warsaw, Poland

Day of the Dead - Dada Centennial Exhibition, The International Museum of Collage,
Assemblage and Construction, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Apricity, Mid-Winter Exhibition, Wall Projects, Montrose, Scotland, UK
Oliva in Painting, Warzywniak Art Gallery, Gdańsk, Poland

Waves, PCAO, Summerhall, The Sciennes Galleries, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Federation of British Artists - Futures, Mall Galleries, London, UK
Wall Projects Winter Exhibition, Montrose, Scotland, UK

A to/from B, A Year-Long Silent Conversation, Two Person
Exhibition w/ Kaori Yamashita, curated by WAGON Naoko Mabon,
Seventeen Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Artsyland 8, Wall Projects II, The Old Rope Works, Montrose, Scotland, UK
Open Your Eyes, Gray's School of Art Degree Show, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Opening Credits, Gray's School of Art Pre-Degree Show, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Stars in My Eyes, Schwartz Gallery, London, UK

The Seven Habits of Highly Anomalous People, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

SPD Annual Painting Awards Exhibition, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Guest Artist Talks  

Artist Talk, ISSP Riga Residency, ISSP Gallery, Riga, Latvia

March - April 2022
Guest Artist Talks, Confluence II - Online Artist Residency in collaboration with, inter alia, the i.e. Art Projects and the School of the Arts (SOTA), USM, Penang, Malaysia

In Memory Of My Feelings Artist Talk, accompanying the Solo Showi.e. Art Projects

Contemporary Painting Form From Contemporary Painter’s Perspective. What Is Necessary? DEBATES Series, Mihai Ursachi House, Iasi, Romania

Rest Here | Rămâi aici, Artalpha, Galeria Labirint, Iasi, Romania
My Art Practice, Cel del Nord Virtual Residency, Oristà, Barcelona, Spain 

Cultural Interchange Beyond Languages and Locations, Wagon, Seventeen Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Selected Masterclasses / Workshops

Baroque Singing Masterclass with Dr. Flavio Ferri-Benedetti (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Switzerland), Early Music Week, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Early Music Singing Masterclass, WinterAkademie & Historic Brass Studio, Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Germany (Selected)

October 2023 - May 2024
Folio 2023/24 Masterclass On Photobook, PhMuseum and Witty Books (Winner)

Storytelling with Photo Embroidery and Mixed Media with Jolanda Drukker Murray, StrudelmediaLive (Scholarship Winner)
Unveil x Futures Photography (Futures Artist)
Online Tutoring with Emese Mucsi, Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center Budapest (Winner)
45. Sommerakademie, Early Music Singing Masterclass with Dame Emma Kirkby, Germany (Selected)

Magnum Photos x Futures Photography (Futures Artist)

Futures Photography with Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Camera - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Italy (Futures Artist)
M&C Saatchi Open House
44. Sommerakademie, Early Music Singing Masterclass with Dame Emma Kirkby, Germany (Selected)

Artist Interviews

Forme Uniche, 2021 
The Bagel Hole, 2021 

Selected Scholarships and Awards

Winner of the Heather B. Mattera Opportunity Scholarship, NYC, US
Winner of the Artist in Residence Niederösterreich, AT
Winner of the At Home In Hundorf Art Residency, RO
Winner of the Culture Moves Europe Mobility Grant, BE
Winner of the Futures Photography Artist Membership, NL
Winner of the Classix-in-Art Music Grant, RO
Winner of the De Structura Project 2022-23, EE
Winner of the Photo Romania Festival Portfolio Review, RO
Artist of the Month, NNC Gallery & Magazine, London, UK
Winner of the In-ruins Residency, IT
Winner of the Cel del Nord Virtual Residency, ESP
Winner of the Artalpha Art Residency, RO
Winner of the Robert Brough Memorial Scholarship, UK
Winner of the Scholarship for Artistic Achievements, PL
Winner of the Presidential Scholarship, Gdansk, PL

Art and Music Residencies

ISSP Riga Photography Residency, Riga, Latvia
Artist in Residence Niederösterreich, Krems an der Donau, Austria
At Home in Hundorf, Hundorf, Romania
De Structura, Forum, Tallinn and Narva, Estonia
The Order Of Things, Self-Directed Residency, The Balkans
In ruins Residency, Squillace, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy
Together, Separately, Cel del Nord Virtual Residency, Orista, Barcelona, Spain
Artalpha Painting Residency, George Enescu National University of Arts, Romania

Portfolio Reviews

Futures Photography Conversations
The Photographers’ Gallery, London, online with Clare Grafik
Futures Photography Conversations: ISSP Riga, Galerie les filles du Calvaire Paris, PhotoIreland Dublin,
Magnum Photos London
Futures Photography Conversations: Circulation(s) Paris, FOMU Antwerp, Fotogalleriet Oslo
Futures Annual Meeting, Turin, Italy: Organ Vida Zagreb, Fotofestiwal Lodz, TaiyoOnorato&Nico Krebs

Selected Collections & Publications

Ritual, ISSP Riga Agenda, 2024 (selected), LV
Your Design Juice, July 2023
Climate Art Collection, Berlin, Germany
Alchemy: A Journal of Translation, February 2023
F-Stop Magazine, Black and White Issue February 2023
Grupaj, Photography Publication, Camera, 2022
Your Design Juice, March 2022
Voleger Mag
Forbidden Verses
Cerasus Magazine, Issue 3
Stuck in Notes Magazine, Issue 3
Salt ’n’ Sauce Magazine, Issue 1
Your Design Juice, November 2021
Your Design Juice, September 2021
Pastel Serenity Zine, Issue 5, 2021, 2022
Postscript Magazine, August 2021
No Name Collective Gallery Magazine
Color Tag Magazine, Vol. 3, 2021
The Purposeful Mayo Magazine
Funny Looking Dog Quarterly, 2021
Albe Art Gallery, Honorable Mention, 2021
Mnemosphere Project, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 2021
The Spring City Journal, 2021
ArtConnect, Artists to Watch, Best of the Week, 2021
No(w)here Collective, 2021
Contemporary Identities, Issue 9, International Art Magazine, 2021
Lenscratch, Fine Art Photography, 2021
Quince Magazine, London, 2021
Postscript Magazine, UAE, 2020
World Wide Art Magazine, Winner, USA, 2020
George Enescu National University of the Arts, Romania
MERZ Gallery, Sanquhar, UK
Art Gazette, London, UK
Pushing Out The Boat, UK, 2019
Płocka Art Gallery Collection, PL
Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY, USA
The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage & Construction Collection, Santa Fe, USA
Summerhall TV, Edinburgh, UK
Wspólnota Gdańska, PL
A to/from B Photobook, 2015
Pushing Out The Boat, UK, 2015
Collage Collective (The CC Presents: Ken)
Central Stn The Creative Social Network
Scottish Art Blog, 2014
Private Collectors

Selected Press and Reviews
Wall Street International

© Martyna Benedyka 2024