Aleksandra Zawada is visual artist based in Edinburgh. Her work was exhibited in Scotland and featured during photography events in UK, France and Italy. Her works are in the Royal Scottish Academy Collection and in the private collections in UK and Italy.


2007-2011 - Edinburgh College of Art, Bachelor Honours in Fine Art: Drawing and Painting, Edinburgh UK

2009-2010 - Kyoto Seika University, Japan

2001-2004 and 2005-2006 - Medical Academy in Gdansk, Bachelor in Medical Sciences, Gdansk, Poland


2016 Visual Artist Award Edinburgh City Council with partnership with Creative Scotland

2015 RSA Open Award: Summerhall exhibition award

2014 Hope Scott Trust: Visual Artist Grant

2014 Residencies for Scotland: residency at the Royal Scottish Academy Collections

2013 AiR Residency: Fondazione Fotografia, Modena & Stills Gallery, Edinburgh

2012 Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop Micro Residency 2012/2013

2011 RSA Barns-Graham Travel Award

2009 Andrew Grant Travel Scholarship. 

Selected Exhibitions and Projects


April 2020 Aleksandra Zawada Ceramics, Edinburgh Central Library

2018 Deluge, Edinburgh Printmakers

2017 BYOPAPER! (7/07/2017; Papeteries Étienne – Trinquetaille)Les Recontres de la Photographie 2017, Arles, France

2016 Aleksandra Zawada; Drawing, Summerhall (Solo)

2016 (26-28/10/2016) Silent Auction , Stills Gallery

2016 (15/10/2016)Photobook Fair with Green Paper Book, Impressions Gallery

2015 RSA: Open Exhibition

2014 Resident 14, Creative Conversations: Royal Scottish Academy Artist Talk: Patricia Cain, Katie Ward, Aleksandra Zawada in conversation with Jenny Smith

2014 RSA: Resident:14

2014 (2/05/2014) Fotografia Europea 2014, Reggio Emilia, Italy (portfolio presentation in the talk : Photography in dialogue. The new trends of European photography compared. Biblioteca Panizzi, Reggio Emilia, Italy

2014 Work in Progress 3, Construction of Landscape, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh

2013 (28/11/2013) Ex-Ospedale Sant'Agostino, Artist Talk, Modena, Italy

2013 Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, New Work

2012 Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Assembly(Micro Showcase Solo)

2012 RSA: HERE/NOW(Tutaj/Teraz),part of Edinburgh Art Festival

2012 (18/06/2012) Artist talk, Balmungo House, St. Andrews, Fife

2012 RSA: 186th Annual Exhibition

2011 Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art

2008 Edinburgh International Festival 2008, New Polish Art and Design Scotland, Roxy Art House, Edinburgh


2015 Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2012 Private Collection, Torino Italy

2012 Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2008 Susie Allen & Paul Huxley RA - Private Collection, London

Private Collections: Italy and UK


Deluge, Edinburgh Printmakers, 2018 - Exhibition catalogue

Les Rencontres d'Arles, 2017- catalogue p.63 also on Issuu

BYOPAPPER, Les Rencontres d'Arles, 2017 - Aleksandra Zawada, Green (Paper) Book

Arles , 2017 - Arles, 2017

Impressions Gallery, Bradford Photobook Fair , 2016 with Green (Paper) Book

Fotografia Europea, 2014 Presentation by Deidre MacKenna

Stills Gallery, Constructions of Landscapes, Work in Progress 3- Art in Scotland TV

Stills Gallery, Edinburgh

Aleksandra Zawada AiR 2013 Stills Gallery , Edinbugh & Fondazione Fotografia, Modena

AIR Modena/Edinburgh Exchange program between the Fondazione Fotografia Modena and the Stills – Scotland’s Centre for Photography  (Edinburgh) 

Barns-Graham Charitable Trust

Royal Scottish Academy Scholarships & Awards/ RESIDENT 14 / Tutaj/ Teraz (HERE/ NOW), 2012/ RSA Annual Exhibition Artist Studio, 2012/ RSA Barns-Gaham Travel Award, 2011

Richard Demarco, Edinburgh International Festival 2008

Saatchi Art