LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
I remember that my first artistic fascination was painting. However, during my studies at UAP, I started searching for a new way of depicting the third dimension in my works. This search resulted in my diploma work, which was a three dimensional painting installation dedicated to a specific space. Back then, I also become interested in technology and so called “new media”. I started using various sources of light in my works - projectors “releasing” images, heaters, pumps, motors, controllers, as well as various sensors, movement detectors and thermostats which controlled those elements. I also started using images in my work - analogue slides and short videos at the beginning. The technological progress that I witnessed, made it certainly much easier for artists to realise some projects, which used to be either technologically demanding or too expansive in the past. Many of them are structural hybrids, combining various (now available) media and technologies. This is also my case - I am trying to use this recent opportunity in a possibly creative way. I had many solo exhibitions and featured in a broad range of group exhibitions and art projects in Poland and abroad. I have been working at the University of Arts in Poznan since 1987.
Selected solo exhibitions and projects:
1991 The Skys Full of Stars, The Banff Centre for The Arts, Canada 1992 Four o'clock, Gallery Laboratorium, Ujazdowski Castle, The Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw 1993 Four o'clock, Het Apollohuis, Eindhoven, Netherlands Chronology, Gallery Stara BWA, Lublin 1994 Cloudy skies, State College of Fine Arts, Poznan Cloudy sky, Art Activity Centre, Wroclaw Indecent Proposal, 550 W, Gallery Awangarda BWA, Wroclaw Eclipse, Galerie Quartair, The Hague, Netherlands 1995 Light Spheres, State Art Gallery, Sopot 1996 Lumenophobias, Gallery AT, Poznan Aberrations, Statens Kunstakademi, Oslo, Norway Closed, Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn, Estonia 1997 Circulations, Stadtgalerie, Bern, Switzerland. Dark rooms, Ujazdowski Castle, The Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw 1998 Illumination II, Nearly 500 Questions about the Truth or 70 Litres of Uncertainty, Spike Island, Bristol, UK Circulations, Pulsations, Glows, Gallery Arsenal, Poznan 1999 Either-Or, Gallery Labirynt 2,Lublin Reconstructions, The Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Poznan Zones, State Art Gallery, Wozownia, Torun Reconstructions, Gallery Arsenał, Bialystok 2000 Gestures and Poses, BWA Gallery Kameralna, Slupsk 2002 Enchantments, Gallery AT, Poznan 2003 Cocoons, Gallery ON, Poznan 2009 Three Colors, State Art Gallery Wozownia, Torun 2010 Flags, Gallery XXI, Warsaw 2014 Western wind, Aula Gallery, UAP, Poznan. 2017 ILLUMINATION 3, interactive light installation, Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun 2018 UNCERTAINTY, 12-channel video installation, National Museum, Poznan
Art residences / fellowships and stipends: The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Arts, Helsinki, Finland, Kultursekretariat Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Republic of Poland.
WHO I AM
My interests are broad and include: installation, photography, video and interdisciplinary projects.
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