Latent Image

Monika Niwelińska


Images of overexposed places - radioactive sites. Series of prints following the changes on the exposed copper plate. Visual trace of loss, also a record of hidden memory - or oblivion.

Latent Image

Visual process of entropy and [dis]appearance. Narrative that resonates around concepts of memory and loss, traces, remains and time.

Grey Suns

Series of twenty images of disappearing sun on lightboxes. Photo transparency was mounted on lightbox whose light was affecting the unfixed surface of the photograph.

Radioactive Dust

Series of photo-intaglio prints and paintings. Entropy of the image: documentary record of subsequent stages of fading images.


Series of photo-intaglio prints (unfixed photo-sensitive emulsion on copper plate printed on silk tissue). Entropy of the image: documentary record of subsequent stages of fading images.

Tracing the Line

Land Art Biennale Norway 2011

Hidden Entropy

Location: Trinity Site, New Mexico, USA, Date: April 1st 2017 Radiation level: 0.5 miliroentgen per hour 21 radiographs, 21x15 cm


Land Art Biennale Norway 2013


Photo-etching series based on a documentary record of a tsunami wave taken by a married couple just minutes before the tsunami took their lives. The whole sequence from the first sight of the waves to them slamming into the beach is only 5 minutes long.

No Horizon

Visual research on relation between time and space, exploring the subject of how we read and sense an existing physical place. The work consists of seven panels - a horizontal sequence presenting an abandoned runway in the north part of Krakow, Poland.

Soleil noir

Installation of drawings, photographs and xerox prints.

Latent Image [installation in situ]

Project realized in Cellar Gallery, Krakow, Poland.


Mind map imagery: internal recording of place and time and its translation into a tangible image. The experience was to create a cognitive map; a visual trace of perception of surrounding space.


A photosensitive record of utopian territory of Polish-Slovakian Union, precisely designed on the maps – yet quickly forgotten.

Shadow That Fails

Broken glass negatives, found footage. Destruction process of the image imprinted in photo emulsion.