Zula Rabikowska is a queer visual artist based in London. Zula was born in Poland, grew up in the UK and her art practice is influenced by her personal experience of migration. In her work, she explores themes of displacement, belonging, gender identity and LGBTQI+ communities. Zula often works with multimedia, film, digital and analogue photography, and incorporates archival images and documents to challenge conventional visual story-telling norms.
Zula graduated from London College of Communication with an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography. Zula’s work has been exhibited and published internationally. She has won the AOP Emerging Talent Award and the PDN Edu Award, and is a recipient of the MEAD Fellowship Grant, which has enabled her to document contemporary gender identity in Eastern Europe. Zula’s images have been featured by numerous publications such as the BBC, The Guardian, The Calvert Journal and The Culture Trip. Zula also works as a freelance photographer in London and a photography lecturer at Kingston University.