Aneta Grzeszykowska (b. 1974) is a Polish conceptual photographer, filmmaker and sculptor based in Warsaw. Her work explores the tensions between existence and absence, body and identity, and fiction and reality, expressed through a style which – while appearing cool and distant – reveals moments of intimacy.
Her work explores what it means to have a body and the existential struggle of living within this body, as well as how this intersects with identity and womanhood in a series of performative acts. By using her own naked body in conjunction with sculpted props such as masks and dolls, Aneta has produced a series of works wherein the body becomes increasingly interchangeable with these props.
Aneta even created a photorealistic bust of herself for her daughter to interact with for her series Mama (2018), and digitally crafted images of non-existent bodies for Untitled (Portraits) (2005-2006).