Krzysztof Światły (1988, Wrocław) is a visual artist and photographer. He used to work as a music journalist for Polish Radio and main Polish newspapers and after graduating from the Institute of Slavic Studies at the University of Wrocław he began to work as a translator. He studied photography at OPT under Filip Zawada, Krzysztof Solarewicz and Arnau Vidal Cascalló. In 2016 his work Voyager Golden Heartbreak was exhibited as a part of the group exhibition "On the road" at TIFF Festival. The same year he self-published his first photobook Closer. From 2018 he has been working on his second book Paradise Rivers with Sputnik Photos. In 2019 he had two solo exhibition - The Fogcatcher in Tętno gallery in Wrocław accompanied by a zine published by 8991publishing and Paradise Rivers at Fotofestiwal Łódź 2019. In his work Światły explores themes such as visual memory, photography itself, time and eternity, elements and myths, bonds, body and desire. Currently he is working on a project for SÅM Lessinia as a part of an artistic residency in Italy.


  • 06/2019 - Paradise RiversFotofestiwal Łódź, solo exhibition
  • 03-08/2019 (in preparation) - SÅM Lessinia artist residency, Verona / Bosco Chiesanuova, Italy
  • 03-04/2019 - Ferment twórczy, vol. I, group exhibition, Galeria u Agatki, Wrocław
  • 03/2019 - The Fogcatcher, solo exhibition, Tętno Gallery, Wrocław
  • 2019 - Stan posiadania, group exhibitions, Galeria UL, Gdańsk / Photo Fringe Kraków / Fundacja Archeologii Fotografii, Warsaw
  • from 2019 onwards - Szkoła patrzenia (The School of Looking), Instytut Fotografii Fort, Warsaw
  • 2017-18 - Sputnik Photos Mentoring Programme, Warsaw
  • 2017-18 - Fab Lab vol. I & II, TIFF Center, Wrocław
  • 2016 - Voyager Golden Heartbreak, group exhibition On the road, TIFF Festival, Wrocław
  • 2016 - Photobook Closer, self-published
  • 2012-15 - Photography Studies at Ośrodek Postaw Twórczych, Wrocław

Selected texts / media:


krzysztof.swiatly [at]

Using Format