Kinga Michalska (they/them)
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I’m a Polish queer visual artist and filmmaker based in Tiohtiá:ke, Mooniyang, Montreal. I use mediums of photography, film and video installation to examine shared cultural spaces such as home, kinship, land, memory and hauntings through a queer feminist sensibility. I am  interested in the periphery of what and who makes history: queer intimacies, amateur historians, geological processes, personal archives, oral history and speculative fictions. I create intimate, bold, visceral images with playful and sensual undertones. My work is collaborative and rooted in informed consent with the participants. As questions of relations of power are at the core of my work, they are committed to questioning my own position within stories I tell and communities I represent in their work.

I hold an MFA in Photography from Concordia University and a BA in Cultural Studies from the University of Warsaw. Over the last four years my work has been presented in Canada, UK, Poland, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. My research has been generously supported by Catapult Film Fund, CALQ, Canada Arts Council, Claims Conference Fund and Telefilm Canada. I am currently directing my first feature documentary Nolandia produced by Catbird Productions.