Magda was born and raised in Poznan, Poland. In 2002, after obtaining her Masters in Marketing and Management from Adam Mickiewicz University and BFA in Photography from Wielkopolska School of Photography, she moved to United States settling down in Seattle, WA. After two years in the North West, she decided to move to New York and started working at Magnum Photos Inc.
Surrounded by great photojournalistic works at Magnum she turned her interests towards something different, and begun photographing architecture and interiors for a living. Besides freelancing for different architecture offices and design studios, she worked as a Picture Editor at Metropolis Magazine. In 2007 she decided to leave her steady life in New York and took off for a year long trip around the world. While traveling to more than17 countries she worked on her personal projects concerning urban landscape and habitat.
Biernat has been exhibited internationally since 2001 with solo exhibitions in Poland, Belgium and United States. She lives and works in New York City.