Michaela Nagyidaiová (*1996, Bratislava) is a documentary photographer based between London and Bratislava. Due to her interest in personal stories and projects, she often works with themes that rethink the notions of home, migration, the aftermath of conflicts and family roots.
The work she photographs examines historically significant landscapes that have over time become forgotten or hidden in our contemporary life. This way, the intention is to revive the histories, discuss them and relate them to our present-day issues.
Michaela's work is frequently a combination of documentary photography, archival imagery or text. The ongoing theme, she has been working on is about the effects of the Greek Civil War, which took place from 1946-1949 and impacted a large number of individuals, including her family members. It also delves into the influence that the conflict continues to have even today.
She is one of two members of a platform In Conversation With, dedicated to photography conversations and showcasing artists around the world.
2020 Group exhibition, The Print Swap Exhibition, Foley Gallery, New York, NY, August.
2020 Group exhibition, Everything Home Is Far Away, FK-Kollektiv, Berlin, February.
2020 Juried group exhibition, Empty Spaces: Abandoned Places, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, January.
2019 Group exhibition, Everything was forever, London College of Communication, London, November.
2019 Group exhibition, I am a Woman by Shado Magazine, New Cross, London. September.
2019 Group exhibition, Oscillate, Safehouse I & II Peckham, London. June.
2019 Group exhibition, Propagate, Take Courage Gallery, New Cross, London, May.
2019 Group exhibition, Visible Justice, London College of Communication, London, March.
Publications / Takeovers / Online Exhibitions
2020 Shutter Hub, Yearbook 2020, Online exhibition, the UK, June. (click to view)
2020 Offspring Photo Meet x Northern Narratives, The Rural, Online feature, June. (click to view)
2020 F-Stop Magazine, Issue #101 Open Theme, Online exhibition, June. (click to view)
2020 Shutter Hub, Everyday Delight: Stay at Home Edition, Online exhibition, the UK, May. (click to view)
2020 Then There Was Us, Where the Wildflowers Grow, Online feature, the UK, April. (click to view)
2020 Swarm Magazine, Where the Wildflowers Grow (Heritage theme), Online article, Czech Republic, April. (click to view)
2020 Public Source, Covid-19 Archive, Online exhibition, the UK, April. (click to view)
2020 Your Local Newsstand, Open Exhibition 01, Online exhibition, Singapore, April. (click to view)
2020 Lenscratch, The 2020 Self-Quarantining Exhibition, Online exhibition & article, April. (click to view)
2020 Don't Smile, Family Frames, Online exhibition, Sarasota, FL, March. (click to view)
2020 Photograd Features Where the Wildflowers Grow, Online, London, January. (click to view)
2019 FK-Kollektiv, Everything Home Is Far Away zine, Print, Berlin, December.
2019 Incandescent Zine Issue 016, A Sense of Direction, Print, Portland, OR, September. (click to view)
2019 Fast Forward: Women in Photo takeover, Instagram, London, July. (click to view)
2019 Shado Magazine Issue 02, Print, London, June.
2019 Canon Europe Features, Young Photographer: Landscape, Online, London, April. (click to view)