Beata Stencel


Beata Stencel

Photographer, London, UK

I am a Polish born Photographer, based in London. I grew up in Poland and at the age of 19 I moved to Oxford to study Art and Design at the Foundation Level. After completing my Art and Design diploma I gained another qualification in Graphic Design. I then moved to London to study BA Photography and Moving Image. Since graduation I divide my time between commissioned and personal projects. I work predominately in stills photography and my practice explores the nature of visual perception, human altered environments, various aspects of consumerism as well as social anthropology. I often work with everyday objects, mostly discarded and unwanted in order to create extraordinary universes and places of wonder. A reoccurring key within my practice is discovering the hidden and the unknown, and by experimenting with the medium, boundaries between reality and fantasy become blurred. My photographs and texts have appeared in online publications such as GUP International Photography Magazine (NE), Yet Magazine (IT) amongst others and my video work appeared on websites such as Nick Knight Show Studio.


2011-2014 University of East London - (BA) Photography and Moving Image,
2007-2009 Oxford Cherwell College - HNC Graphic Design
2006-2008 Oxford Cherwell College – Foundation in Art and Design


2019 Palazzo Riso Palermo, ShiftingStances

2017/2018 Coalhouse Fort ArtistResidency Program
2016 Portrait Salon, Metro Imaging | London, United Kingdom
2015 Portrait Salon, Tea Gallery | London, United Kingdom
2015 ISSP, Exhibition at Kuldiga Arts Hall | Kuldiga, Latvia
2014 Free Range, Graduate Art Show | London, United Kingdom


2015, August Awarded with a place on international Summer School of Photography in Latvia/workshop with Alexander Gronsky

2018 Four Corners - Participant of London Creative Network


Associate Lecturer at the London Metropolitan University 
Guest lecturer at the University of East London

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