Asymmetric Warfare: Justyna Badach

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

February 21 - April 18, 2020

  • Opening Reception with Artist & Special Guests: Friday, February 21 (6 - 9 pm); Free and open to the public
cpacAsymmetric Warfare presents the photography of Justyna Badach, a Philadelphia-based artist who creates large-scale prints using gunpowder to explore how modern-day military propaganda shapes our perceptions of war and conflict. The exhibition includes two bodies of work: Land of Epic Battles and Proxy War. In both projects, Badach uses her computer as a camera to capture screen shots from ISIS recruitment films and the devastation resulting from the “War on Terror” waged by American and Russian military forces.

Don't miss the opening on February 21, when Badach will discuss her work alongside two experts in Middle East studies and journalism from the University of Denver. The talk will begin at 6 pm, followed by the opening reception from 7-9.

About the Artist

Justyna Badach arrived in the US as a refugee in 1980. She received her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and currently resides in Philadelphia, where she is an artist, educator, and museum professional. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and abroad, and is held in many permanent collections. Solo exhibitions include: Light Work Syracuse, White Columns New York, Gallery 339 Philadelphia, Blue Sky Gallery in Portland and Contemporary Art Center in Las Vegas. Badach’s images have been included in over 30 group exhibitions, most notably at the Michener Museum, Rick Wester Gallery, Catherine Edelman Gallery and the Australian Center for Photography. She has been awarded an artist residency from Light Work, and grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Leeway Foundation and The Independence Foundation.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204