Alicja Bielawska’s exhibition leads the viewer to a space where the soft lines of the sculptures mingle with the lines in the drawings, and the planes of the fabrics delineate spatial relationships. The themes taken up by the artist touch on issues of perception and attentiveness. The artist uses different types of fabrics in her works: single-colour, shiny, transparent, fleecy and with original patterns. She uses them to create shapes inspired by everyday life filtered through the senses.
The sculptures interact with each other, creating constellations of objects, and the viewer becomes a co-creator in this situation, moving between the works. At the exhibition, selected works from the last few years will appear in new configurations that can serve as a pretext for viewers to reflect on the experience of everyday life.
Alicja Bielawska, born in 1980 in Warsaw. Graduate of art history at the University of Warsaw (2005) and fine arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (2009). In 2018, she started her studies under the supervision of Prof. Katarzyna Józefowicz at the Interdepartmental Environmental Doctoral Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. She creates sculptures and drawings. Her work focuses on the material sphere of everyday life and the relationship between objects, interiors and memories. She uses materials such as fabric, metal, wood and ceramics. In her works she touches upon the relativity of our perception and the role of memory. She also introduces elements of choreography and performance into her work. Scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2012), Startstipendium Mondriaan Fonds (2012/13), Młoda Polska (2014). She has held artist residencies at Academie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart (2014-2015) and at Nida Art Colony (2016). In 2015, she was nominated for the SPOJRZENIA 2015 – Deutsche Bank Award, co-organised by Zachęta – National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, and in 2016 she was nominated for the Paszporty Polityki award in the visual arts category. She lives and works in Warsaw.
20 Gdańska St.
16.02.2021 – 25.04.2021
curator – Karolina Rybka