Paweł Sadaj is a photographer. He is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk (Poland), Faculty of Graphics, in the following studios: Graphic Design, Poster, Intermedia, Theater Scenography. In 2000, he graduated with honors for the animated short film „Cycle”, which was made in 3D technology, combine with video materials. It was the first fully multimedia diploma in the Academies of Fine Arts in Poland. Before Academy, he graduated from Artistic Photography at the State Secondary School of Fine Arts in Gdynia.

His work is influenced by the history of art, especially painting. He combines periods in art, and also uses various technologies to create an image. He explored the secrets of special effects while working on films, which gave him the freedom to move in the techniques of processing and combining images, and thus creative freedom.


„For me, photography is the only moment when I control time and touch its structure. Taking a photo is almost magical for me. It gives me a feeling of getting to know, delving into the space. It can be seen what is hidden from our visual perception. The very act of stopping time, regardless of the parameters or the theme of the photo, is fascinating and even addictive.

I would like the stories in my photos to become important also for the people who view them. To remind you of what is important, do not be indifferent, do not believe everything you hear and read. Let us not accept mediocrity, hypocrisy, and harming other beings. If we do not change anything, we will also be gone in a moment.”

Paweł Sadaj



Awards and honours:

Nord Art 2020/21 – „Wundermann” on final, exhibited list of 200 artists

Sunny Art Prize 2020 – „60 cows” on final, exhibited list of 27 artists

Color Awards 2020 – „Ecce Homo” nominated in Fine Art category

Leica 6×7 Competition 2019 – „Fly Apollo” on final, exhibited list

Color Awards 2019 – „Three Graces” nominated in Fine Art category

Nord Art 2019 – „Hotel Medusa” on final, exhibited list of 200 artist

Aesthetica, Art & Culture Magazine – Paweł Sadaj on list of 50 artist – Directory of Artist, February/Marz 2019

Arte Laguna 2018/19 – „Three Graces” on the first selection list in Digital category

Trojmiasto Off Film Festival – honour for best alternative film „Cycle”

47 National Competition for Amateur Films in Konin – Prize for best animated film „Cycle”

International Festival of Cinema Off Poznan 2001 – second prize in the category of 1 minute for the animated film „Just for Her”

International Festival of Cinema Off Poznan 2001 – award notice for the films „Cycle” and „Just for Her”

Tenbit Filmforum Festival – the second prize for film „Cycle”

7 National Festival of Author’s Animation Films in Krakow – award notice



2021 – „Wundermann”, group exhibition NordArt 2020/21, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany, June – October 2021

2020 – „60 cows”, group exhibition Sunny Art Prize, London, October 2020

2020 – „Hotel Medusa”, group exhibition in The Stanisław Moniuszko Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic – European Art Centre in Białystok, September – October 2020

2020 – „Hotel Medusa” solo exhibition, Leica 6×7 Gallery Warsaw, June.- August.2020

2019 – „Fly Apollo” on final, exibited list of Leica Competition, Leica 6×7 Gallery Warsaw

2019 – „Hotel Medusa”, group exhibition NordArt 2019 (June – October 2019), Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany

2012 – group exhibition „Young at Art”, Gallery „Lufcik” Warsaw  – „InVivo”

2012 – group exhibition Gallery DAP I Warsaw, film – „The Way to the East”

2012 – group exhibition „The Youngest”, Gallery DAP I, Warsaw – „InVivo”

2010 – Individual exhibition in Artists’ Studio Association „Lubelska”, Warsaw – „InVivo”

2009 – Individual exhibition in Artists’ Studio Association „Lubelska”, Warsaw – „Polish flu”

2008 – Individual exhibition online – „Polish flu”

2006 – National Museum in Gdansk, group exhibition of artworks theater set design studio graduates from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk