Jana Madzigon Selfportait

===> Current works for "Die Presse"

===> Current works for AUGUSTIN

When I came up with the idea of studying art photography at the Munich Fine Art Academy (2010), I already had been working as a press photographer in Vienna with my own clientele. Born in Kazakhstan, trained actually as an organ player, I initially switched to graphic design and then to photography. The ability of visual media to quickly turn ideas into reality suited me as a person. I like switching between genres at any time, as well as between commissioned photography and freelance projects, especially because the boundaries in the aesthetics of the genres are often not clearly defined.

Working at freelance projects regularly is still important for me.

Since the post-Corona period, I have been honored to work as a freelance contract photographer for the Austrian daily newspaper “Die Presse" and tabloid newspaper AUGUSTIN. They are often short encounters with exciting stories behind them, and I am also happy to see my photos published regularly.

Born in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Studied in Moscow, Vienna and Munich. Lives and works as photographer in Vienna.

Focus: art and business portraits, photojournalism.

1999 – Graduation at the Moscow Tschaikovski University for Music (art history, organ).

1999-2001 – Postgraduate studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
1999-2007 – Autodidactic training and first contracts in photography and graphic design.

2002-2016 – Art Director at Steinringer WEB and IT solutions GmbH.
Since 2007 – Freelance photographer based in Vienna.
2007-2021 – Solo and group exhibitions in Austria and Germany.

2010 – Gold Medal of Excellence at the Trierenberg Super Circuit.

2014 – Graduation at the Fine Art Academy Munich, Germany.
Art photography in the class of Prof. Dieter Rehm.
Since 2018 – freelance photographer for the austrian newspaper AUGUSTIN
2020 – 2nd prize in the photo competition "Social Distancing & Empty Spaces" for "Portraits mit A(n)bstand", Pasinger Fabrik Munich, Germany
Since 2021 – freelance photographer for the austrian daily newspaper "Die Presse"
2021 – awarded in the photo competition "Mensch – Arbeit – Handicap", the project of BWG Germany (Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitsdienst und Wohlfahrtspflege)
Since 2023 – freelance photographer for the APA (AUSTRIA PRESSE AGENTUR)

Commissioned work for international customers: portraits, interviews, photo documentations.
Publications in most of the Austrian print media.


Past events:

2023 - "Music in focus", traveling exhibition in Lower Austria
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April 22 to May 21, 2023 - Galerie GrenzART, Hollabrunn

June 2 to June 18, 2023 - municipal office, Kirchberg am Wagram

September 29 to October 12, 2023 - Waldviertler Sparkasse Bank AG, Zwettl

October 20 to November 5, 2023 - Stadtkeller, Neulengbach

2023 - "Synergies", anniversary exhibition dedicated to 25 years of ecoart, Palais Niederösterreich, Vienna Austria

2022 - "All Bodies Are Beautiful", anniversary exhibition dedicated to 10 years of Schwelle, Vienna Austria

2022 - Portraits mit A(n)bstand - solo exhibition as part of the photo festival "FOTO WIEN, the month of photography", Vienna, Austria

2021-2022 "Mensch – Arbeit – Handicap" a touring group exhibition of BWG Germany

2021-22 Musen und Geliebte (Muses & Lovers), a group exhibition in der P.Art-Gallery, Pasinger Fabrik Munich, Germany

2020-21 "Portraits mit A(n)bstand" as part of the group exhibition "Social Distancing & Empty Spaces", Pasinger Fabrik Munich, Germany

2015 TODAY I WILL SAY WHAT I THINK / Queer Form and Formula, Pasinger Fabrik Munich, Germany

2015 Solo exhibition GAMES PEOPLE PLAY / Staged Portraits by Jana Madzigon, Art-Gallery Vienna, Austria

2015 Vienna Festival Wieden / Vom Grätzl in die weite Welt, Vienna, Austria

2014 photo::vienna, the first retrospective for contemporary photography from Austria, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria

2014 Eyes Rouge / An exhibition in celebration of the Month of Photography Vienna, The Art Gallery Vienna, Austria

2014 Ablichtungen, The Art Gallery Vienna, Austria

2014 Solo exhibition Es werde Lucy (Let there be Lucy), GUGG Vienna, Austria

2014 Diploma Exhibition at the Fine Art Academy Munich, Germany

2011 Annual Exhibition at the Fine Art Academy Munich, Germany

2011 Solo exhibition Kurschatten, Performance and installation in Bad Reichenhall, Germany

2010 Annual Exhibition at the Fine Art Academy Munich, Germany

2010 Solo exhibition Ich bin die Andere (Another me), Artforum WIFI Vienna, Austria

2010 Solo exhibition Haltestelle Wien (Station Vienna), Stable Gallery Vienna, Austria

2009 Solo exhibition Ball People, Concert Hall Vienna, Austria