Director, Galleri Image
Since 1990, Beate Cegielska has curated numerous group and solo exhibitions by Danish and international artists and organised exhibitions in Europe, South Korea, China and India. For many years she has also participated as a portfolio reviewer at different international festivals of photography around the globe.
Cegielska is the director of Galleri Image, a non-commercial exhibition space aiming to spread information about high quality photo-based art by showing Danish as well as international photography and other camera based art. Founded in Aarhus (Denmark) in 1977, the gallery is the oldest non-profit exhibition space for photographic art in Scandinavia. In fact, for many years it was the only photo art gallery in Denmark. Over the last 40 years, Galleri Image has achieved an international reputation thanks to its exhibitions and has contributed considerably to the recognition and understanding of photography as an important and independent genre in the world of visual art.
Since 2014, Galleri Image and the Aarhus School of Architecture have collaborated on organising Photobook Week Aarhus (PWA). PWA focuses on the rapidly growing international interest in photobooks in recent years and represents a continuous study of the evolution and role of the medium. Galleri Image is the founder of PWA festival.