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