Joanna Grochowska is a Polish artist who currently lives and works in Warsaw, Poland. She studied at the Faculty of Media Art and Set Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In 2018, she exhibited at the Female Gaze, Museum of Sex in New York and in 2020 she participated in the Antwerp Queer Art Festival.
Her artistic photographs combine the obscurity of eroticism and sadism and create a surrealist vision. The imagery depicts the portrayed person as a mannequin and thus blurs the distinction between human and nonhuman, between animate and inanimate. The representation of seemingly lifeless, passive and usually faceless figures provokes transgression and alternative desires.