I was born in 1987, in Poland. The essence of my artistic practice is working at the intersections of various media and breaking their structures. I use performance, photography, video, installation and research. In my work

I often ferer to the figure of a craftsman as redifined by the Enlightenment.

Even if the outcome is something else, I usually start from objects, their physical presence, and the ways they can be represented. Recognizing the objects and the states they provoke results in a suspension of their status. The activity leading to the creation of a particular work concentrates on the conversion of static media into performative ones.

{I am interested in the political and critical aspect of art, which I understand as a declaration of one's attitude, not just as an artist, but also as a person. Although the practices of the critical artists of the 1990s have exhausted their possibilities, the potential of contestation and destabilization of reality through art remains unexhausted.}

photo Yulia Krivich, 2019

I locate my art practice in different worlds like an island. This kind of cosmopolitan existence is of more interest to me than the idea of the globe. The local/global opposition is too close to sociology and prevents one from focusing on the geography of various phenomena itself.

I consciously draw from different aesthetics as I do not want to get attached to a single one. The untamed, unfamiliar -- borrowed for the sake of particular statements -- is treated as a means of expression. Aesthetization is a political tool, because it enables the mobilization of far more unconscious or repressed contents and has a greater potential of activizing the spectator than an ostentatious construction of a political language as such.

 

                                                                         Przemek  Branas

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

   2020

   2019

I Is Somebody Else, Centrala Space, Birmingham, England


 I Wanna Be Your Colonizer, Gdańsk City Gallery, Gdańsk, PL


 

  2018

Moonrise, Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, PL

Mountain Cosmos Head, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, PL

  2017

Just a Dick/ Kawał Chuja, Grey House Gallery, Cracow, PL

 

Ten Guys in One Car, Sesama Gallery, Yogjakarta, Indonesia

  2016

The birth of Black and White, Księgarnia|Wystawa, Kraków, PL
 

 Worh–shop, Contemporary Art Center, Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, PL
 

Masters Peasants Peasants Masters, (with K.Radziszewski) , BWA Sokół,Nowy Sącz, PL
 

Untitled, Meet Factory, Prague, Czech Republic


  2014

Hiccup, Gallery Re, MOCAK, Cracow, curator E.Tatar
  

  2013

M.O.R.O, Wschodnia Gallery, Łódź, PL


(nie)swój/(non)own, Gdańska Galeria Miejska, Gdańsk, PL


  2010

mapa (nie)pamięci, with S, Galon, Instytut Sztuki Wyspa, Gdańsk, PL

RESIDENCY

2018  Villa Romana, Florence, Italy

2018  Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, PL

2017  Terra Foundation for American Art, Giverny, France

2017  Sesama Gallery, Yogjakarta, Indonesia

2016  Meet Factory, Prague, Czech Republic,
2011  Spektartulum , Posneck, Germany 

 

AWARDS

2017  2nd prize Spojrzenia/Views Deutsche Bank and Zachęta National Gallery Prize, Warsaw, PL

2016  1st prize in Foundtation Grey House, Grey House Gallery, Cracow, PL

2015 Laureate of competition Telo kao rezim/Body as a regime, Belgrad, Serbia

 

EDUCATION


2019  PhD, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies, Multimedia Department at the University of Art in Poznan, PL

2013  M.A, Academy of Fine Arts, Intermedia Department, Performance Art Studio Cracow, PL

2010  Most/Bridge Grant in artist Grzegorz Klaman, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, PL

2011  B.A- Academy of Fine Arts, Cracow, Poland, Intermedia Department, Performance Art Studio 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

  2021

Open Departments / Closed Departments, Central Museum of Textiles, Łódź, PL

Disassembly, KMO Katowice, PL

 

  2020

Milk me sugar, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, PL

Tropical  sun dream, Tatra Museum, Zakopane, PL

 

  2019

Three Plagues, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, PL


  2018

Waiting For Another Comming, Contemporary Art  Centre, Vilnus, Lithuania

 

  2017 

Spojrzenia Deutsche Bank Award Exhibition, Zachęta National Gallery, Warsaw, PL

7th Young Triennial in Orońsko, Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, PL

  2016
participation in the project devoted to the artist Moshe Kupferman, BWA Tarnów, Gdańsk City Gallery, Gdańsk, PL

Masters Peasants Peasants Masters (alongside Karol Radziszewski), BWA Sokół, Nowy Sącz, PL

 

performance I Keep on Casting Geometric Shadows, Studio Gallery, Warsaw, PL

Communis – Renegotiating Community, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, PL


Midnight Show, BWA Wrocław, PL


City.Cutout, BWA Tarnów PL


 Untitled, performance, Return to the Island of South: Beyond the Boundary, Aisa / Europe, Kaohsiung and Tainan, Taiwan

Untitled, performance The 10th GUYU ACTION Performance Art Festival Shenzen, China


Untitled, performance, Embodied Action, Enacted Bodies CCCD Artspace - Green Wave Art, Hong Kong


Fight for a fire, GreyHouse Gallery, Cracow, PL

  2015

Ars moriendi, BWA Tarnów, PL


  2014

performance day,Domin(a)ction of space II, Contemporary Art Centre, Ujazdowski Castle, Warszawa, PL


performance Domin(a)ction of space I, Turbine Hale, Giswill, Switzerland
 

LOVE, PGS Gallery, Sopot, PL

  2013

performance Draft, PERFORMANCES POLONAISES -Le Lieu, centre en art actuel, Quebec City, Canada


  2011

XIII’International Performance Festival „Interakcje” Piotrków Trybunalski, PL


  2010

Epaf International Perfrmance Festival,Contemporary Art Center, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL


 

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