Serena Dzenis

Artist Curriculum Vitae

Lens-Based Artist: Fine Art Architecture, Nature and Landscape Photography.

Australian, b. 1984, Victoria, Australia.

Lives and works in Reykjavík, Iceland.



Documentary Photography Short Course | RMIT University

Selected Solo Exhibitions


2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting, Hamraborg Festival | Hamraborg, Kópavogur, Iceland (28th Aug – 4th Sep 2024)


2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting, Lancashire Photography Festival | Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom (1st Jun – 30th Sep 2023)


2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting, Head On Photo Festival 2022 (Featured Exhibitor) | Bondi Beach Promenade, Sydney, NSW, Australia (4th Nov – 4th Dec 2022)

Selected Group Exhibitions


Tokyo International Foto Awards 2022/2023 Winners Exhibition | Marunouchi Photo Gallery and Art Space, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan (5 – 31 Mar 2024)


Head On Landscape Award Finalists, Pingyao Photo Festival | Pingyao Ancient City, Jinzhong, Shanxi, China (18 – 25 Sep 2023)

Urban | PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (4 – 27 May 2023)

Scene and Meaning: The Art of Photography | PH21 Gallery x Valid World Hall, Barcelona, Spain (20 – 27 Mar 2023)

BarTur Photo Award Exhibition | f3 – freiraum für fotografie, Berlin, Germany (8 – 19 Feb 2023)

Exposure Billboard, Exposure Photography Festival 2023 | Calgary, Alberta, Canada (1 – 26 Feb 2023)

International Open Call, Exposure Photography Festival 2023 | Contemporary Calgary, Alberta, Canada (3 – 16 Feb 2023)


Australian Photography Awards 2022, APA Exhibition | Bodriggy Brewing Company, Abbotsford, Australia (18 – 20 Nov 2022)

Do You Feel Like in a Hurricane Eye?, Projection Exhibition | International Photography Symposium NIDA. Meeting Photography 2022, Lithuania (12 – 18 Sep 2022)

Sony World Photography Awards 2022, Shortlist and Winners Exhibition | Somerset House, London, UK (13 Apr – 02 May 2022)

BBA Photography Prize 2021, Selected Shortlist Exhibition | Aletto Hotel Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany (15 Dec 2021 – 31 Mar 2022)


BBA Photography Prize 2021, Shortlist Exhibition | Kühlhaus Berlin, Germany (25 Nov – 12 Dec 2021)


Being YoUnique Photographic Exhibition: Meet the Artist, curated by Children’s Tumour Foundation | Bourke Place, VIC, Australia (17 – 27 May 2016)

Being YoUnique Photographic Exhibition, curated by Children’s Tumour Foundation | MLC Centre, NSW, Australia (3 – 13 May 2016)

Awards / Recognition


Pre-selection, “2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting” | International Women in Photo Association, Open Call 2023

Shortlisted, “2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting” | The Royal Photographic Society, RPS International Photography Exhibition 165

Special Mention, Solo Exhibition, “2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting” | All About Photo, April 2023

Honourable Mention, “The Gemini Project” | Scene and Meaning: The Art of Photography, PH21 Gallery 2023

Finalist, “2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting” | Gomma New Flavours, Gomma Photography Grant 2022


1st Place Winner & Gold, “2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting” | Professional Architecture, Tokyo International Foto Awards 2022

ND Architectural Photographer of the Year 2022 (Professional) & 1st Place Architecture: Other, “2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting” | Neutral Density Photography Awards 2022

Highly Commended, “2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting” | Climate Change Series, BarTur Photo Awards 2022

Finalist, “The Gemini Project” | Australian Photography Awards 2022, Environment Category

Finalist, “Planet X Blues” | Head On Photo Awards 2022, Landscape Category

Honourable Mention, “Planet X Blues” | reFocus Awards 2022

1st Place Winner & Jury Top 5 (Selected by Péter Baki PhD, Director of the Hungarian Museum of Photography), “2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting” | Professional Architecture / Industrial, International Photography Awards 2022

Laureate of the Projection Event, “2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting” | International Photography Symposium NIDA. Meeting Photography 2022

Commended, “2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting” | Siena Creative Photo Awards 2022

Aesthetica Editorial Award, “2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting” | Aesthetica Magazine through the Belfast Photo Festival 2022

1st Place Winner, “2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting” | Professional Architecture, 8th Fine Art Photography Awards 2021-2022

Shortlisted & Highly Commended, “2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting” | Belfast Photo Festival 2022

Shortlisted, “2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting” | Professional competition, Architecture & Design, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards


Shortlisted, “2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting” | BBA Photography Prize 2021, BBA Gallery


Finalist, “Acquiescence” | Siena International Photo Awards, The Beauty of Nature Category


Commended Portfolios, “Island Home” & Arctic Dreams” | Capture Magazine: Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers, Landscape Category

Shortlisted, “South-East Coastal Rendezvous” | Australian Photography Magazine: Long Exposure Competition


Honorable Mention, “Cracked Heirloom” | IPA International Photography Awards, Fine Art: Landscape Category

Overall Winner “Acquiescence” & Finalist Landscape Category “Cracked Heirloom” | Being YoUnique International Photography Contest, Children’s Tumour Foundation Australia

Selected Press & Bibliography


Editorial. Lancashire Photography Festival Takes to the Streets of Preston, The Guardian. (Aug 2023)

Editorial. Architecture Through the Eyes of TIFA 2022 Winners, Tokyo Foto Awards. (Aug 2023)

Hermand-Grisel, Sandrine. Best Modern Photographers of June 2023, All About Photo. (Jun 2023)

Editorial. 10 Women Landscape Photographers, Head On Foundation. (May 2023)

Editorial. Lancashire Photography Festival Reveals Full List of Participating Photographers, Visit Preston. (May 2023)

Editorial. The Places We Hide, Australian Photography Magazine (print and web). (Apr-May 2023)

Desloover, Jan. Buitenaards paradijs, De Standaard Magazine (print and web). (Mar 2023).


Rooke, Hannah. These Are the Best Photos of the Year!, Digital Camera World. (Dec 2022).

Plant-Weir, Evan. How to Colonise Mars, Loupe Magazine, Issue 13: Sustainability. (Oct 2022)

Segal Hamilton, Rachel. Time & Community, British Journal of Photography, Issue 7910. (Oct 2022)

Mathiopoulou, Elena. The Language of Change, Ready2Board Magazine, Athens International Airport, Green Issue. (Sep – Nov 2022)

Zanatta, Marisa. Serena Dzenis: La Fabbrica dei Sogni, IL FOTOGRAFO Magazine, Issue #337. (Aug 2022)

Sweeney, Kathleen. Otherworldly Atmospheres: An Interview with Serena Dzenis,  Stable Planet Alliance. (Jul 2022)

Foster, Alasdair. Serena Dzenis: Out of This World, Talking Pictures. (Jun 2022)

Jinglin, Li. Serena Dzenis:人造乌托邦, Archiposition. (Jun 2022)

Sutherland, Eleanor. Visions of Utopia, Aesthetica Magazine. (May 2022)

World Photography Organisation. Sony World Photography Awards 2022. ISBN: 978-1-8383872-1-1. (Apr 2022)

The Sunday Times Editorial. Striking Images From The Sony World Photography Awards 2022, The Times. (Apr 2022)

Barkin, Anne. Serena Dzenis – photo-letter, photo-letter newsletter. (Mar 2022)

Matteson Neill, Amy. Serena Dzenis | Curator’s Choice, Art Fluent. (Mar 2022)

Rooke, Hannah. Sony World Photography Awards 2022 Announce the Professional Winners, Digital Camera World. (Feb 2022)

Aesthetica Magazine Editorial. Interpreting Our World, Aesthetica Magazine. (Feb 2022)

Haridy, Rich. The Pros Get Weird in the 2022 Sony World Photography Awards Finalists. New Atlas. (Feb 2022)

World Photography Organisation. 2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting. Sony World Photography Awards 2022, Shortlist, Professional Competition, Architecture & Design. (Feb 2022)

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Bulletin. Nature Note 68 – An Eye for the Natural: Nature Photographers. Government of Maine, United States of America. (Jan 2022)

see-zeen Editorial. Issue #3, see-zeen. (Jan 2022)


Head On Foundation. Eyes On, Head On Interactional. (Nov 2021)

Delstrade, Joachim. Selection #311, Fisheye Magazine. (Aug 2021)

Canon Australia Editorial. No One Sees It Like Serena Dzenis, Canon Australia. (Jul 2021)

Schmidt, Brynn. Celebrating the Natural World, Nature First. (Mar 2021)

Degori, Rosella. 7 of Your Latest Discoveries,The Spaces You Like. (Jan 2021)


Hoiberg, Christian. Top Inspirational Landscape Photographers of 2020, Capture Landscapes. (Dec 2020)

Vallerret Editorial. Vallerret’s 15 Incredible Female Photographers to Follow on Instagram in 2020, Vallerret. (Nov 2020)

Hoiberg, Jillian. The Most Inspirational Female Landscape Photographers in 2020, Capture Landscapes. (May 2020)


Associació MontPhoto. Inspired by Nature, MontPhoto International Nature Photography Contest. ISBN: 978-84-09-14357-3. (Sep 2019)

Mediterranean Citizens Story Editorial. About Serena Dzenis and her Series Shot in Northern Countries, Mediterranean Citizens Story. (Sep 2019)

Ignacia See, Grace. On The Rise: Serena Dzenis’s Otherworldly Photographs of Nature, The Artling. (Aug 2019)

Universe Today. Instagram Takeover. (Jan 2019)


Homan, Monika. Surowe i romantyczne Dolomity na zdjęciach Sereny Dzenis, Fotoblogia. (Dec 2018)

STA Travel Editorial. 11 Reasons Why Iceland Needs to be on Your Bucket List, STA Travel. (Nov 2018)

Barba-Court, Kala. Serena Dzenis Captures the Enchanting Bavarian Landscapes That Won her Heart, Plain Magazine. (Sep 2018)

Flores, Eduardo. Dolomites: Pale Mountains | Serena Ho, Southa Magazine. (Mar 2018)

Hoiberg, Christian. 13 Landscape Photographers to Follow in 2018, Capture Landscapes. (Jan 2018)


Vecernik, Mirko. Interview with Serena Ho, Australia, Vision and Life. (Dec 2017)

Macdonald, Kit. Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival Review: One of the World’s Most Outer-Edges Music Festivals, The Independent. (Dec 2017)

Canon Australia. Instagram Takeover. (Dec 2017)

Tourism Greenland Editorial. Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival 2017: A Glimpse into Nordic Musical Collaboration, Visit Greenland. (Nov 2017)

Lonely Planet Editorial. Iceland Proves Why it’s a Game of Thrones Setting in These Incredible Images, Lonely Planet. (Sep 2017)

PetaPixel Editorial. These Aerial Photos Show Why Iceland is So Popular for Movies, PetaPixel. (Aug 2017)

Bored Panda Editorial. Why You Should Visit Bavaria In January – An Enchanting Winter Landscape, Bored Panda. (Apr 2017)

Canon Australia Editorial. Connections to the Land Captured Through Imagery, Canon Australia. (Feb 2017)


Viewbug Editorial. 7 Things You Must Know if You Plan to Go to the Arctic, Viewbug. (Sep 2016)

Viewbug Editorial. 17 New Photographers You Should Be Following, Viewbug. (Jun 2016)


Capture Landscapes Editorial. Storytelling in Landscape Photography: Creating a Landscape Memoir. Capture Landscapes. (Aug 2015)

Lectures, Teaching, Panels, Podcasts & Public Talks


Lecturer: Architectural Narratives in Landscape Photography with Serena Dzenis | Santa Fe Workshops (Jun 1st – Jul 6th 2024)

Jury Panel | The Landscape Awards 2024, Australia.


Australian Photography Awards 2023. Serena Dzenis on Environment | New Dialogues. (Oct 2023)

Jury Committee | Australian Photography Awards 2023, Melbourne, Australia. (Oct 2023)

Guest Lecturer: Landscape Photography – Breaking with Tradition, 2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting | Australian College of the Arts – Collarts. (Mar 2023)

Jury Panel | mObgraphia Cultura Visual, Brazil.

Jury Panel | The Landscape Awards 2023, Australia.


Head On Photo Festival. Behind the Exhibition: Part 1 with Rachel Portesi, Serena Dzenis, Eric T. Kunsman and Brian Cassey. (Nov 2022)

Eastside 89.7 FM. Head On Festival with Serena Dzenis. (Nov 2022)

NIDA. Meeting Photography 2022. Projection Night Lecture, 2021 ± II: Utopia Broadcasting with Serena Dzenis. (Sep 2022)

F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast. Photography as Art That Conveys an Idea – A Conversation with Serena Dzenis. (Mar 2022)


Great Big Photography World Podcast. Interview with Serena Dzenis | GBPW Episode 70. (Oct 2021)

In Focus Women Landscape Photography Podcast. Episode 7 – Serena Dzenis. (Oct 2021)

Talking Landscape Photography. (Episode 46): Architectural Photography and the Social Landscape with Serena Dzenis. (Apr 2021)

Guest Moderator: International Women’s Day – Women in Landscape, Wildlife & Adventure Photography | Clubhouse. (Mar 2021)


Talking Landscape Photography.  Episode #17: Iceland with Serena Dzenis & Matt Palmer. (Aug 2020)


Jury Panel & Guest Speaker: Creating Emotion in Landscape Photography | MontPhoto International Nature Photography Festival, Spain.

Guest Juror: Northern Lights with Interesting Foregrounds | Viewbug Photo Challenge.


PhotoPills Master & Speaker: How to Make Money with Photography | PhotoPills Camp, Spain.


Photog Adventures Podcast. Serena Ho | Aussie Landscape Photographer talks Story & Inspiration. (Dec 2017)

Guest Juror: Connections to the Land | Canon Australia Photo Challenge.