Ilona Szwarc Poland


Ilona Szwarc (b. 1984, Warsaw, lives and works in Los Angeles, CA) received an MFA in Photography from Yale University and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. Unsex me here is her first solo exhibition with Make Room. Szwarc’s recent solo exhibitions include AALA Gallery, Los Angeles; Instytut Fotografii Fort and Leica Gallery, Warsaw; Amerikahaus, Munich. She has participated in group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; Fotografiska Museum, Stockholm; Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, and Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Danziger Gallery and International Center for Photography, New York; among others. Among her awards and grants, she has received the Richard Benson Prize for Excellence in Photography (2015) and the Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture (2014). Her works have been featured in numerous publications worldwide including The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, FOAM, National Geographic, and The New Yorker.