Janusz Musiał

Janusz Musiał

Photographer, filmmaker, cultural studies graduate, an author using various media (photography, short film forms, animation, installation, object, word, network projects) to implement thematic projects, exhibitions, films, catalogs and albums.

PhD in Humanities (2009): University of Silesia in Katowice, discipline – cultural studies, specialty – photography and new media. Thesis: "Photography as a cultural space. Image – Media – Author".

He received his habilitation in the field of film (2013): The State Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Lodz, Faculty of Cinematography and Television. Thesis: "Archaeology of New Media – culture, memory, time, photography."

Since 2005 he has been a member of the Union of Polish Artistic Photographers. In 2005-2012 a member of the Board of ZPAF Silesian District, in 2008-2012 its vice president for art. Since 2014, a member of the ZPAF Lower Silesia District. Member of the Polish Society for the Study of the Film and Media (since 2016). Since 2006 a university teacher (photography, video, multimedia), and since 2015 an assistant professor at Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television in Katowice.

Author of more than 150 individual and collective exhibitions and displays in the field of photography and media art, including more than 30 individual thematic exhibitions (in Poland and abroad, among others: Bytom, Gdańsk, Katowice, Kraków, Łódź, Piła, Sosnowiec, Warsaw and Algeria, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovakia, Germany). Curator of over 50 individual exhibitions and thematic group exhibitions. Author of texts and reviews on photography and new media (over 50) and a jury in various competitions in photography and media art. Experimental filmmaker, analyzing and interpreting border conditions and interactions between the medium of photography, animation and film, as well as the author of documentaries devoted to artists and their work.

Between 2014 and 2015 a co-organizer and member of the scientific council of the International Scientific Conference – Photographic and Sociological in Opava and Zabrze (Institute of Creative Photography, University of Silesia, Katowice, the City of Zabrze). The originator and author of such activities and projects in the field of culture and art as: Lexicon of Silesian Photography – a series of documentary films (since 2005), Themes of Silesia in photography and film 2006 – an interdisciplinary scientific conference, Image Mine – an artistic collective (since 2006), About a photography exhibition – a series of documentary films (since 2007), Media Mine – intermedia workshops (since 2012), Anthology of Artists from Extravagance Gallery – a series of documentary films (since 2013).