at Everyday Forms of Resistance exhibition
Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art cordially invites to the meeting with artists whose works are presented at the Everyday Forms of Resistance exhibition: Noor Abed, Mirna Bamieh, Maja Demska, Karolina Grzywnowicz, Joanna Rajkowska, Mohammad Saleh, studio umschichten, Marta Wódz and Jaśmina Wójcik. Artists will talk about their projects and answer questions from the audience.
Event in English. Admission fee is included in the price of a ticket.
- Noor Abed
- an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker born in Jerusalem / Palestine. Her practice examines notions of choreography and the imaginary relationship between individuals, creating situations where social possibilities are both rehearsed and performed. In 2020, she and Lara Khaldi co-founded the School of Intrusions, an educational platform in Ramallah, Palestine.
- Mirna Bamieh
- an artist and performer from Jerusalem / Palestine. Her work contemplates the politics of disappearance, the ever-shifting status of the ‘in-between’. Using her diploma in culinary arts, she has developed works that use the mediums of storytelling and food to create socially engaged projects. Through these, she aspires to create artworks where food / eating / sharing create an innovative and fresh way for people to experience themselves and their surroundings, such projects include: Maskan Apartment Project, Potato Talks Project, and Palestine Hosting Society.
- Maja Demska
- a graduate of the University of Arts in Poznań, Maja is a graphic designer by education and a curator, author of texts and diagrams by practice. She focuses on information visualization and non-linear narrative forms. She uses diagrams as a communication and artistic tool, creating hand-drawn documentations of art projects, group processes and archives. The founder of the art space Groszowe Sprawy located at Bazar Namysłowska marketplace in Warsaw.
- Karolina Grzywnowicz
- a visual artist with an interdisciplinary approach. Her practice is research-based, making use of archival materials, interviews, oral histories and bibliographic records. Her works often deal with situations of migration and exile. She is interested in the practices of weak resistance, everyday activities and those seemingly unnoticeable gestures that have the power to resist oppression. She creates installations and situations, works in public spaces and holds artistic interventions.
- Joanna Rajkowska
- an artist based in Warsaw and London. A versatile artist, Rajkowska is best known for her work in public spaces, where she uses real-life situations, energies, organisms and materials to construct sites, instal-lations and ephemeral actions. De-familiarizing, de-humanizing and relating are her operating devices. She is interested in the limitations and the limiting of human activities, the multiplicity of agencies and human and non-human relations.
- Mohammad Saleh
- a permaculture designer, activist and educator with more than 10 years of full time hands on experience. He founded, Mostadam Eco Design, a social enterprise that provides ecological solutions through taking a practical, bottom-up approach tailored to fit the Palestinian culture, climate and challenges, by introducing various techniques to achieve local sufficiency and foster an appreciation of nature.
- an artistic practice based in Stuttgart and Hamburg, Germany. The studio uses temporary architecture as an approach for immediate action and creates built interventions in order to display local needs, ideas or passions. umschichten comprises Alper Kazokoglu, Lukasz Lendzinski and Peter Weigand (umschichten.de).
- Marta Wódz
- a visual artist and art historian. As a fellow researcher, she cooperates with the Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography, Art and Visual Culture in Belgium, conducting research on topics such as radio in visual art or the political use of plants. Her works have been presented during the Fotobookfestival in Kassel, Krakow’s Photomonth and the Narrations Festival in Gdansk, among others (martawodz.com).
- Jaśmina Wójcik
- a visual artist, director and educator. Her work deals with the (in)visibility and self-representation of marginalized communities. She is involved in alternative education by developing authorial practices in the creation of children’s artistic expression. At the same time, she works towards building interactivity within cultural institutions, by treating visitors as co-creators and interlocutors in cultural dialogue.