series of exhibitions

{Project Room} 2020

Emerging Polish artists at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in 2020 and 2021

Exhibitions of Kornelia Dzikowska, Jan Baszak, Adelina Cimochowicz, Piotr Bruch, Sebastian Sebulec and Marek Wodzisławski will be on view in 2020 and 2021 at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art as part of the Project Room series.

This is the ninth edition of the programme allowing emerging Polish artists a chance to organize a solo exhibition at one of the most important contemporary art institutions in Poland. All the works presented as part of this series are new and created especially for this space.

The artists were selected from 150 candidates put forward by over 30 experts including art curators, institution directors, and art school professors from all over the country.

This year’s series will be launched with an exhibition by Kornelia Dzikowska – a visual artist, and a PhD student at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. Two-time recipient of Minister of Culture and National Heritage fellowships, winner of the main prize in the Esteemed Graduates of International Academies of Fine Arts in 2018, she was a research fellow at Akademie der Bildende Künste in Stuttgart, and at Universität der Künste in Berlin. She also holds a degree from the Leon Schiller National Higher School of Film, Television and Theatre in Łódź. Author of spatial and multimedia installations, often of site-specific nature, she also designs visual space for theatre performances.

Jan Baszak is a graduate of the Art Academy in Szczecin and the Faculty of Sculpture and Spatial Activities at the University of Arts in Poznań. He creates drawings, sculpture, and objects. He is interested in restoring memories, objects that have had direct contact with the body, and human relationships with architecture.

Adelina Cimochowicz creates video, photography, and community activities. She examines borderline emotional states and nervous crises. She graduated in architecture at the Białystok University of Technology and the Faculty of Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She is the winner of the Grand Prix of the Młode Wilki competition, the Special Jury Award of the Hestia Artistic Journey competition, and the Maria Anto and Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven Prize.

Piotr Bruch graduated from the Art Academy in Szczecin with a specialty in experimental film at the Faculty of Painting and New Media in 2019. In his work he uses sound and moving image. He produces traditionally drawn animated films, as well as audio objects, installations, and experimental music.

Sebastian Sebulec studied animated film at the Graphics Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In his work he mainly uses 3D graphics and is particularly interested in figures of virtual companions, avatars, and guides.

Marek Wodzisławski graduated with a degree in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. He is a PhD student at the Faculty of Intermedia of the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts, a finalist of the Hestia Artistic Journey award, and a laureate of the Gdańsk City Gallery Award as part of the Esteemed Graduates of International Academies of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. The starting point of his artistic activities is bio-existence, trauma and fiction, as well as animality seen as the critical point of experience.

As part of the Project Room series, the artists will cooperate with young curators including Ewa Kozik, Jagna Domżalska, Daria Grabowska, Maja Demska, Romuald Demidenko, and Sergey Shabohin.

In April 2021, most interesting projects will be awarded with additional financial prizes.

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