Marzena Abrahamik (b. Poland, grew up in Greece) lives and works in Chicago, IL. She received a MFA in Photography from Yale University and a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from Loyola University. Abrahamik is visually inspired by personal histories and attachments to unachievable and necessary for survival fantasies, to further investigate communal formations and transformations. Her exhibitions include: Girl Play & A L'ouest, solo exhibitions at Johalla Projects, solo exhibition at The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (Boone, NC) and Gallery of Classic Photography, (Moscow, Russia). Group exhibitions at Heaven Gallery (Chicago, IL), The Franklin (Chicago, IL), Latitude (Chicago, IL), Whitney Houston Biennial (New York, NY), Silver Eye Center for Photography (Pittsburgh, PA), Weinberg/Newton Gallery, (Chicago, IL), Soccer Club Club (Chicago, IL), Aperture (New York, NY), Sushi Bar (New York, NY), Art & Design Festival (University of Ulster, United Kingdom), and the International Photography Festival (Tel-Aviv, Israel). Abrahamik is the recipient of the John Ferguson Weir Award, PACC, Kosciuszko Study and Research Grant & IAS Artist Project Grant. Her work is included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Photography and Haas Library. Check out her website here.