Jana Madzigon Selfportait

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)

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.


Current event:

2023 - "Music in focus", traveling exhibition in Lower Austria

21.4. Vernissage (duration: April 22–May 21, 2023) - Galerie GrenzART, Hollabrunn

1.6. Vernissage (duration: June 2nd to June 18th, 2023) - municipal office, Kirchberg am Wagram

28.9. Vernissage (duration: September 29–October 12, 2023) - Waldviertler Sparkasse Bank AG, Zwettl

24.10. Vernissage (duration: October 20–November 5, 2023) - Stadtkeller, Neulengbach

More infos..

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