In my practice I work with mixed-media; currently focusing on performance, using video, photography, sound, installation, found objects, and a variety of natural and human-made materials.

The practice interrogates the subjective experience of living in a gender-coded body. The trajectory of this work has been to connect the female form (primarily my own) to the external world - where both environmental and cultural territories are implicated in the construction of a particular gendered body, one which is intimately sensed and experienced, and socially performed.

I have been utilising my body and its processes in the performances, which I envisage as modern feminist rituals. These events take place in a metaphorical, bracketed space, employing distinctively ritual-like modes of presentation that include planned, specific gestures and the use of objects that act as material signifiers.



   


ABOUT

1985                     Born in Lodz, Poland           

2004-Present     Lives and works in London


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

06.2019  Summer Show Exhibition, The Florence Trust, London

06.2019  Creekside Open 2019 Selected by Sacha Craddock, APT Gallery, London

02.2019  Florence Trust Winter Open Studios, The Florence Trust, London

09.2018  MA Degree Show, City and Guilds of London Art School, London

02.2018  Spring Interim Exhibition, City and Guilds of London Art School, London

10.2017  FiLiA Art Exhibition part of Feminist Conference, Institute of Education, London

09.2017  Nasty Women UK Exhibition, Stour Space, London

07.2017  Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

10.2014  Affordable Art Fair, New British Artist Gallery, London

09.2014  Open Studios Group Show, Southwark Studios, London

09.2013  Bermondsey Arts Open Group Show, Southwark Studios, London

04.2011  Spontaneous Structures Group Exhibition, Meanwhile Whitechapel, London

06.2010  Sir John Cass BA Fine Art Degree Show, London Metropolitan University


EDUCATION  

2017-2018  MA Fine Art (Distinction), City and Guilds of London Art School, London

2007-2010  BA (Hons) Fine Art (Specialist Route - Painting) (2:1), London Metropolitan University

2006-2007  BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies Art and Design, London Metropolitan University 


RESIDENCIES  

08.2018-07.2019  The Florence Trust Residency, London

08.2017  One-month Artist Residency, Fish Factory Creative Center of Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland


GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS         

03.2018  The S C Witting Trust Grant

02.2018  The Sidney Perry Foundation Grant

09.2017  Charlotte Bonham-Carter Charitable Trust Scholarship

06.2017  The Gane Trust Grant





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