Exhibition opening at 6 pm 16 September 2022
6 pm 16 September 2022
Large Hall of the Great Armoury – Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk
16.09 - 02.10.2022
Curators: Hongjohn Lin, Harro Schmidt, Weiming Ho, Tomasz Wendland, Grzegorz Klaman
Coordination: Piotr Tadeusz Mosur
Waley Art project director: Peng Tsai Hsun
Human imagination and becomes a food for inquiry into the future in which counting / intelligent machines will process the codes of matter in an unimaginable way. Imprisoned today and determined by the political limitations of capitalism, we implement oppressive and suicidal scenarios not only for our species.
Rebuilding this approach is imperative survival and changing the model of life. According to Rosi Braidotti (Braidotti 2014: 189) “it is related with the project of freeing human embodiment from socialized-resisting valorization productivity towards “bodies without organs,” that is, without organized efficiency. (…) program with two goals. First, it seeks to reinterpret our bodies in their deep structures as elements of the nature-culture continuum. Second, it takes the political dimension into account by establishing a framework for bodily recomposition materiality towards alternatives that stand in opposition to deceptive performance and exceptional the ruthlessness of advanced capitalism.”
Our human societies do not follow a global policy of sustainable coexistence of all planetary species, we take absolute control of life reducing it to a humanistic matrix, this kind of anachronistic software becomes incompatible with the real. The false growth is a deformity virus with the right optimal connections and dependencies, our fragile self must move beyond the state individualistic consciousness, the moment comes to transcend it. The subject is an evolutionary engine, (Braidotti 2014: 269) equipped with its own embodied temporality, both in the sense of time written in the genetic code, and in terms of the genealogical time of individual memories. So if embodied, the subject constituted by the biopower is a complex molecular organism, biochemical factory of constant and wandering genes, an evolutionary entity that has its own navigational instruments and temporality we need new moral and political values agency according to its complex nature.
“Interesuje nas , w jaki sposób intuicja artysty może wpływać na formowanie problemów, w które wsłuchać i wpatrzyć powinni sie naukowcy. Poszukujemy zarówno sztuki, która prezentuje dane empiryczne w sposób angażujący publiczność, jak i takiej, która wyławia pytania oraz hipotezy warte naukowego zbadania.”
Wystawa ZMIERZCH ANTROPOCENU kieruje naszą uwagę na dynamikę zmian w relacji człowiek-artysta /nie ludzki/środowisko. Niestabilność ustanowionych podziałów, instrumentalna teoria technologii wywiedziona od ludzkiej supremacyjnej aktywności przesłania nam pojawiające się nowe sytuacje twórczo naruszające diadę podmiot-przedmiot splatając je w hybrydyczny nieprzewidywalny stan współzależności. Ponownie powinniśmy przemyśleć status zarówno tego co biologiczne-cielesne oraz tego co informacyjne- technologiczne. Biomedia kierują nas na pozycje nieredukowalnej obecności technologii i bytów biologicznych, ta oparta na niekonfrontacyjnej postawie koncepcja otwiera nas na zdarzenia etyczne i estetyczne bez uprzedzającej kulturowej i humanistycznej matrycy. Gest (kreacji) wolnego podmiotu jest gestem mediacji ale w sieci zróżnicowanych bytów. Jednocześnie wątpliwy jako gest osadzony w tradycji sztuki utrwalający repetetywne opresyjne reprezentacje. Bliższe naszej perspektywie są procesy zachodzące w obszarze sztuki generatywnej przepracowującej odejście od zbiorów reguł i algorytmów do wielokrotnie złożonych zmiennych form i nieprzewidywalnych procesów zbliżonych w swej konstrukcji do procesów zachodzących w naturalnym środowisku. Zjawiska te przemieszczają sprawczość i kreatywność w postludzką technosferę zdejmując z niej demoniczną złowrogą kurtynę. Synergia tych obszarów uwalnia kreatywne sprzężenie pomiędzy ludzką wyobraźnią a samodoskonalącą się strukturą maszynową nabywającą swoistą ewolucyjną adaptywność. Powinowactwa mechanizmów generatywnych, Artificial Life i estetyki obliczeniowej mieszczą się w tak zwanej Trzeciej Kulturze integrując je w transdyscyplinarnym polu. Jeśli porzucimy te relacje i zawrócimy z drogi dążenia do współegzystencji bytów nieludzkich, środowiska, sztucznej inteligencji i ludzi nasza jedyna ostoja Natura pozbawi nas oparcia, Antropocen stanie sie naszym ostatnim rozdziałem.
Hsiang-Yu Cheng (b. in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 1992). Since 2015, he has been studying at the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts, Taiwan. As an artist and researcher, his video works focus on the relationship between images and politics. By exploring the media in a structured system, they are new perspectives that are unstructured or deviated from the structure. New subject relationships are continuously established between historical texts, film images, and personal experiences. In 2016, he has held his solo show titled “NATiONAL MEMOR!ES” at Sin Pin Pier in Kaohsiung. His recent participating exhibitions include “Glitch—BUG 2.0” at Waley Art, Taipei, Taiwan, in 2018.
Elvin Flamingo (Prof. ASP dr hab. Jarosław E. Czarnecki Ph.D), as an artist working since 2012. Lecturer at the Faculty of Sculpture and Intermedia of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Poland. Associate Dean of Intermedia (2016-2019).
His projects combine art, biology, and technology (bioart, art&science). By far Elvin Flamingo’s most important project is The Symbiosity of Creation. The work begun in 2012 and is envisaged to continue until 2034. The work’s point of departure is cultivation of exotic ants. It consists of three parts invoking the themes of destruction and re-creation. The respective elements of the work are as follows: Reconstruction of Non-Human Culture, Kingdom of the Shared Quotidian and After Humans, the Biocorporation. The work was nominated for Poland’s Prime Minister award for the arts. It was also the topic of Elvin Flamingo’s doctoral thesis, defended in 2014. The Symbiosity of Creation received wide coverage in the country of Poland and abroad. The work won Critic’s Award at the Media Art Biennale WRO: Test Exposure, Wrocław, Poland, in 2015.
The continuation of the philosophy of symbiosity was established in 2020 as Elvin Flamingo’s art&science team cocreated with scientist Jowita Nowakowska-Gołacka. This duo have already done VOL.2 of Symbiosity of Creation titled The Language of Stray Bodies. In 2021 the duo-cooperation ended and Elvin Flamingo started to work on Plant~Animals ~ The Symbiosity of Creation in cooperation with french scientist Xavier Bailly Ph.D, Head of Marine Model Organisms Team – Station Biologique de Roscoff – CNRS – Sorbonne University, Roscoff, France.
Born in 1999 in Siemianowice Śląskie, as a graduate of the Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Materials Engineering and employee of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, he works in various experimental media. He creates installations, graphics and virtual projects (Virtual Reality). Underlying this motivation is the desire to create unprecedented, unique, spatial experiences. Since 2017 she has been collaborating with the Intermedia Experiment Gallery LAB303, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. He conducts workshops and lectures with students in the Intermedia and Digital Techniques Studio. From 2019 she collaborates with Mediations Biennale Poland and with the University of Ostrava, Faculty of Fine Arts. From 2020, he collaborates with the GAD Giudecca Art District in Venice, and from 2021 with the Academy of Fine Arts in Banska Bystrica and Pavilion 0 in Venice.
“The assumptions of each project are based on precisely defined issues such as material, scale, distance, structure, form, light, meaning. Through empirical processes and experimental activities, both in computational descriptive geometry and material systems, the projects develop primarily towards the sensation of spatial experience.
The virtual spherical objects presented in the various exhibitions have their genesis in the physical exploration and analysis of various material structures, especially metal structures. On the basis of the atomic crystal structure, the author constructs a whole range of works from flat prints, spatial images to virtual digital objects in a thought process. We can refer to Filip Gajewski’s work as visual representation, as a transcription of the elements of the observable universe. It is his way, a means of communication, a direct, concise language, a visual code in its discovery. Marshall McLuhan (1962), looking at a modern civilisation dominated by ever-evolving technological advances, noted that it was entering from the Gutenberg era to the so-called Marconi era, in which digital media dominate. Through these media we can further understand the universe around us. Its structure and complexity. The crystallography of a metal, is characterised by: the chemical composition of the material, the size, the shape of the grains, and the mutual distribution of the different phases, the degree of defect in the crystal lattice and the distribution of structural defects. Transferring scientific issues to art is the visual language used by Filip Gajewski. His visual representation as a hybridity of the creative process manifests itself in the juxtaposition of traditional artefacts – paper, metal – with the use of new technologies – software environment, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) – as tools for editing and creation.”
Dr Jakub Cikała, Universe as purest form – a self-contained creative environment
Founder of a new genre of art “CryptoGeometry”.
Digital artist, DJ, motion designer. My art is based on sacred geometry, opens up the ability to see many dimensions at once a therapeutic psychological effect, hypnotic attraction and enhances the effect of meditation. crypto means code, geometry is a divine language for transmission of sacred information from ancient times. By the understand the language of geometry, your consciousness will communicate with yours mind synchronized
Wei-Ming Ho was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He works across the fields of media art, video art and experimental film. His works have been presented in cinemas and also in artistic contexts such as Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, HKW- Berlin, BFI – London, La Gaîté Lyrique Paris, National Museum Poznań, CDAN Museum Huesca, MSUV Museum Vojvodina, SCCA- Ljubljana, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and numerous art exhibitions and festivals including Taiwan Biennial, Mediations Biennale, Nakanojo Biennale, VIDEOAKT Biennial, Ukrainian Biennale of Digital and Media Art, namaTRE.ba biennial, Ficciones Encuentro Bienal, Ars Electronica, Transmediale, Rencontres Internationales, CYNETART, Loop Barcelona, ADAF Athens, Videoformes, Bologna Future Film, Asolo Art Film, Vienna Independent, Hamburg International Short, FILE Sao Paulo, Pixxelpoint New Media Art, Currents New Media, Electrofringe, OSTRALE´O16, Madatac Audio-Visual…etc in more than 40 countries.
HELL OF GNOSIS
SMRk Group + / Maciej Śmietański , Piotr Mosur, Wojtek Radtke, Grzegorz Klaman /.
Pavilion 0/4 Beyond Code & Time. September 2022
Spazio Thetis Palazzina Modelli Arsenale Nord Venice Italy.
The multi-element installation Hell of Gnosis will have its premiere in the form of a video recording at Spazio Thetis Palazzina Modelli in Venice during a group exhibition, accompanying the Venice Biennale. Its next edition will be the first full unveiling of this work at the LABOARTORIUM space at Gdansk Shipyard.
The planned, intricate space of the work will create contexts relating to biotechnological, informational and climatic processes. The undefined function and puzzling processes, which the viewer will be able to observe in the work itself, along with the accompanying installations will give the viewer possibilities to modify and influence the elements of the work in unexpected ways by the fact of his presence. The efficiency of the interactor, however, will not guarantee the certainty of the process in which the viewer participates, as some objects have an autonomous status managed by an algorithm. The impact of selected elements such as fluctuations in atmospheric temperature, levels of plankton in the ocean, ocean currents, wind strength solely depends on non-human causes, generated in real time. – We receive data from meteorological satellites provided by EUMETSAT (European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) and processed into impulses that creatively modify aspects of the installation. – We remain uncertain as to whether the level of ability to reproduce and develop the “bricks of life” in the “primordial soup” composed of methane, hydrogen, water vapours and organic compounds, such as alanine, glycine, cysteine, methionine and others is actually taking place here and now and can became a next Genesis at any time and place. The individual elements form hybrid a quasi-laboratory and research space, and they will be created through our collaboration with biotechnologists, biologists, chemists, neurologists and computer scientists. These clusters of devices and apparatuses form a machine which occupies our imagination – the human imagination, gazing at its own technosphere like a mirror; they are a kind of an augmented body with which our civilization has equipped us over the past hundreds of years. The technology we have created is beginning to self-modify and autonomise, leaving the human mind outside the symbiotic community
Born in 1992 in Poznań.
University of Arts Magdalena Abakanowicz in Poznań – master’s degree studies (2016).
University of Arts Magdaleny Abakanowicz in Poznan – doctoral studies (2019).
PhD defended with distinction, Magdaleny Abakanowicz University of Arts in Poznan (2019)
Assistant professor in the 17th Drawing Studio of Prof. Tomasz Bukowski, Ph.D. – UAP (2018-present)
Painter, author of objects and video projections – prepared in my own technique.
My aim is to create imaginary worlds. His paintings flat and three-dimensional, static and dynamic, universal and detailed. Based on the concept of naturo-culture, I believe in the interpenetration of the organic and that which is considered purely humanistic. I experiment with a variety of materials and invoke natural processes of decomposition and transformation of substances, which for me are usually the starting point for a specific project.
Piotr C. Kowalski born in1951 in Mieszkow near Jarocin. Diploma in painting in the atelier of Professor Stanisław Teisseyre at the State Higher School of Visual Arts in Poznań in1978. Head of the Painting Studio X at the Magdalena Abakanowicz University of Arts in Poznań until 30 September 2021. Currently runs a painting studio at Collegium Da Vinci in Poznań. Since 2004, together with Joanna Janiak, he has realised the series Megabytes of Painting and Frosty Pictures.
Visual artist, performer, author of video works and installations.
Winner of many awards. Among others, the Award of the City of Gdańsk for Young Creators in the Field of Culture, the International Video Art Festival “Now&After” in Moscow, Russia, I Art Biennale in Piotrków Trybunalski.
She has participated in many exhibitions, festivals and art reviews:
Belarus, Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Romania, Serbia, USA, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey.
In Poland, her works have been presented in, among others:
MOCAK in Krakow, Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, ISW in Gdansk, CCA in Gdansk, BWA in Zielona Gora, CCA in Torun, Labirynt Gallery in Lublin, MS2 in Lodz, Museum of Cinematography in Lodz, PGS in Sopot, MCSW in Radom, Cultural Centre, Zamek in Poznan or Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko.
Individual exhibition “Synthesis” Centro Cultural Casa Talavera, Mexico City, Mexico, International Video Festival “VIDEOMEDEJA” Museum of Contemporary Art, Novi Sad, Serbia, Project “Performance Voyage 4” KnockDown Center, New York, United States, International Biennale of Young Art, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia, exhibition “New Art Media Exibition” Watermans Art Centre, London, England, Fear Industry exhibition as part of Taipei Annual, Banquiao District, New Taipei City, Taiwan, Nakanajo Biennale, Nakanajo, Japan, Mediation Biennale, Poznań, Art Biennale “Factor X” Munich, Germany, exhibition “Citizens” Petach Tikva Museum Of Art, Israel, Biennale Performance Deformaes, Museum of Contemporary Art, Valdivia, Chile, Performance and video performance festival “Vespa” Galpão Paraíso 44, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Hye Rim Lee (born 1963 in Seoul) is a South Korean-born New Zealand artist. She is mainly known for her 3D animations and digital photography.
Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea and studied at Ewha Women’s University. In 1985 she graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree, majoring in voice. In 1993 Lee moved to New Zealand and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in intermedia at Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland in 2002.
In 2013 Lee held the position of visiting research fellow, faculty of design and creative technology at Auckland University of Technology
Pei-Ying Lin (b. 1986) is an artist / designer from Taiwan and currently based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. She is a PhD Candidate in the department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Science, and department of Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology. Her major current research is to combine the non-human perspective into human-AI collaborations. She also holds a MA in Design Interactions from Royal College of Art, UK and a BSc in Life Science, minor in Computer Science as well as Humanities and Social Sciences (Cultural Studies) from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. Her main focus is on the combination of science and human society through artistic methods, and is particularly interested in building a common discussion ground for different cultural perspectives regarding elements that constructs our individual perception of the world. Recently she has been focusing on manipulating the boundary of invisible/visible, living/non-living and finding ways to build tools and methods that facilitate such explorations. She has established the Taiwanese BioArt Community with friends from 2012 and is one of the first promoter of BioArt in Taiwan. She has won the Honorary Mention of STARTS Prize 2020, Honorary Mention in Hybrid Arts Category of Ars Electronica 2015, Professional Runner Up in Speculative Concepts of Core 77 Awards 2015, BioArt and Design Award 2016. Her project PSX Consultancy is a permanent collection of Museum of Architecture and Design, Slovenia.
Yi-Chun Lin (b. 1990) is a contemporary artist living and working in Taipei, Taiwan. In 2016, she completed her MFA degree in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. Good at telling stories by complexing different media especially objects, texts and images, her practice tries to capture phases of transition within the modern daily system and explores the transformation and fluidity of the identity and value. Her research and interests include the production of materials in relation to memory, the spatiality of time, duration and process in space, and the relationship between object and documentation. Her current practice focus on connecting experimental narratives between literature and installation and their organic interaction with society.
Lin has participated in several national and international exhibitions and programs. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok; Satellite Exhibition of 2021 Asian Arts Biennial; Hong-gah Museum, Taipei; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, TW; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, She has presented solo exhibitions and commissioned projects at TheCube 7F, Taipei; Solid Art, Taipei; Ulaanbaatar International media art festival, Mongolia; 18th Street Arts Center, LA.
NANONANO is an art group founded by artist HSUN-HSIANG HSU and materials engineer YIN-HAO HUANG. The possibilities for future landscapes are created by focusing on the living environment and applying top industrial technologies. This group’s projects have been selected for the Arte Laguna Prize 15, C-LAB’s FUTURE VISION LAB, and Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture Arts and Technology: Creative Innovation Counseling Project in 2020-2021.
Artist´s team constituted by:
Liudmila Velasco, born in Moscow, Russian, 1969. Live and works in Havana, Cuba, as full time artist and as part of the artists team “Liudmila & Nelson” since 1994.
Nelson Ramírez de Arellano Conde, Born in Berlín, Germany, 1969. Life and works in Havana, Cuba, as part of the artists team “Liudmila & Nelson” since 1994. Also works as the Director of the Fototeca de Cuba (National Gallery of Photography in Havana, Cuba) since 2010. Was chief curator of the Fototeca de Cuba from 2001 to 2010.
Cecylia Malik born in 1975 in Cracow.
Painter, performer, educator, environmentalist and urban activist. She graduated in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. She is a graduate of postgraduate curatorial studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Co-creator of the “Alcon Blue Collective” campaign to defend Krakow’s Zakrzówek against the development and the cyclical event on the Vistula of “Aquatic Critical Mass”. Initiator of social and artistic actions such as “Polish Mothers on the stump” against LEX Szyszko, “Białka’s Braids” in defense of the Białka River against regulation, “River Sisters” together with the Coalition Save Rivers against the construction of the dam in Siarzewo, “City Greed” – in defense of the modernist Cracovia hotel before demolition. For the implementation of the artistic action “365 Trees”, she was awarded the title of “Culture Person of the Year 2010” of the 3rd Program of Polish Radio. Individual displays at the Zderzak Gallery in 2009 and 2011; in 2013 a retrospective display at the Galeria Bunkier Sztuki “City Reserve”. In 2012, she received a fellowship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for the implementation of the project and documentary films “6 Rivers”. Winner of the Katarzyna Kobro Award for 2018. Author of the documentary “Paradise on Earth” about the love of a homeless couple from the neighbourhood of hers. Cecylia Malik organizes protests together with experts and organizations, caring for their sense and effectiveness, at the same time creating them as happenings and works of art in public space.
Born in 1982 in Sulęcin. He graduated from the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan (2007). Two years later he was awarded the Salted Candy prize (Poznan New Gallery). In 2017 and 2021 he received a scholarship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. He lives and works in Poznań.
A painter who seeks the bionicity of the body in the means of painting, emphasizing the impression of intimacy. The dominant themes are portrait and nude – drawn from the immediate environment. In his work he refers to Poznań expressionism.
Born in 1989 in Koszalin. A graduate of the Kazimierz Wielki Building Schools Complex in Szczecin and the Academy of Art in Szczecin, where he completed full-time Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Interior Design.
Passionate about new technologies and art. In his professional work as well as outside of it, he looks for ways to combine these two fields. Active researcher of VR technology, its impact on the surrounding reality and new conveniences of life. An avid fan of 3D graphics appearing in films, games and animations.
1957 born in Grossburgwedel, lives in Hannover
Curation & Administration & visual artist Focus: multimedia installation, light objects, painting, drawing
Works in private and public ownership: City of Hanover, Young Art Collections NORD/LB, Schloß Salder, u.a.
Harro D.B.Schmidt works as artist and art director of the Kunsthalle Faust, Hanover Germany and has been curating international contemporary art exhibitions for over two decades. As an artist with a varied background of degrees in Fine Arts and Geology and Paleontology at the University of Hanover, he combines scientific knowledge and visual effects to create unusual and experimental installations. His works were represented with single and group shows, nationally and internationally.
Tajny_projekt is an artistic collective operatingin the field of new media. It is created by Michał Urbański (born 1994), a graduate of Computer Science at the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Automation at the Silesian University of Technology and Kacper Mutke (born 1994), a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice at the Faculty of Graphic Design, with a specialization in multimedia.
In their works, they combine various media to create interactive multimedia installations, visual content, applications and VJ performances. They draw inspiration from glitch-art, artificial intelligence and abstraction. They try to be critical of the possibilities of modern technology.
They participated in the artistic residencies of the Silesian Museum (Katowice, Poland) and Rencontres Audiovisuelles (Lille,France). They took part in festivals and exhibitions in Poland and abroad, incl. in the Czech Republic, France, China, Croatia and the Netherlands. They won the audience award in the Digital Ars 2021, the first polish artificial intelligence art competition.
Tao Ya-Lun, who is pioneering new media arts in Taiwan, is serving as a full-time faculty member at College of Communication of National Chengchi University.
Invited to the 9th Contemporary Audio-Visual & New Media Arts Festival (MADATAC) in Madrid, Spain, and won the New Media Art Installation Award. Granted by Taiwan Fellowship Program of Asian Cultural Council to visit the United States as exchange scholar, invited to be the artist-in-residency by Headland Center of the Arts in San Francisco and sponsored by Hong Kong Arts Development Council to be the first artist-in-residency at 1a space.
He took up residence at Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art that is famous for digital images and technology arts as well. Honored with the first prize of the scholarship program from Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, and was awarded outstanding alumnus of Tainan National University of the Arts.
Born in 1960 in Poznań.
Adam Mickiewicz University (History of Art), 1981-1984.
Alanus Kunsthochschule Alfter/Bonn Germany (paintings), 1990.
Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan (drawing, sculpture, education), 1993.
PhD „The Unknown”, Dartington College of Art, Plymouth University, Great Britain, 2009.
Habilitation „Black Light”, University of Art in Poznan, 2012.
Artist working in fields of: video and sound, installarion, sculpture, photography, object, performance. It’s common to all works to search for the presence of the mystery, its sensual experience.
Curator and initiator of international project such as Mediations Biennale in Poznań, Hotel de Inmigrantes, Pavilion0, and many shows in Belgium, China, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Israel, Japan, Korea, Turkey, Urugway, USA and Poland.
Huang Xuan (b. in Taipei, Taiwan, 1995) graduated from National Taiwan University of Arts, Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in 2021. With most of her works being performance and film, she uses her own body as the material. She uses simple but persistent movements as a scale for testing in the environment, exploring the many subtle limitations and the operations of routine in daily life. She also focuses on objects and their functions in life to discover their interrelationship with human gestures and images in use and tries to reverse the audience’s perception through misuse. Xuan Huang was recently nominated for “2021 Taipei Art Awards”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (2021); “Generation Bored Stiff”, Waley Art, online exhibition: New Art City (2022); “Macau Experimental Video Festival- ON THE EDGE: Image in Body Art”, Ox Warehouse, Macau (2022); “2222”, Chiayi Art Museum, Chiayi City, Taiwan
Born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1969. Graduated from the Taipei National University of the Arts, and specializes in photography, video, installation and painting. His early works featured a humorous approach that subverts the authoritarian regime during the Cold War, and revolved around the issues concerning place, history, national identity, and Taiwan’s subjectivity. He has invested long-term effort in taking pictures of ruins around Taiwan since 1990. In 2010, he embarked upon the survey project on disused public property in Taiwan, which not only unmasked the society of the spectacle arising from the assorted ideological black holes on this island under globalization, but also heightened the social awareness of this problem and accelerated the governmental policy reform in this regard. Recently, the artist has appropriated Chinese artistic masterpieces and recreated them in his own way as his autobiographical narratives, seeking to usurp the orthodoxy with his strategy of “pseudo-landscapes.” He has partaken on behalf of Taiwan in many prestigious events, including Venice Biennale (1997), Yokohama Triennale (2005), Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (2009), Shanghai Biennale (2012), Beijing Photo Biennial (2013), Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale (2014), Venice Biennale of Architecture (2014), Seoul International Media Art Biennale (2014), Asia Triennial Manchester. (2014), Asian Art Biennial (2015), Biennale of Sydney (2016), Curitiba Biennial (2019), Krasnoyarsk Biennial (2019), and Taipei Biennial (2020). His recent noteworthy solo exhibitions include The Space that Remains: Yao Jui-Chung Ruins Series (Venice Biennale of Architecture, 2014), Incarnation (TKG+, 2017), and Republic of Cynic (C-LAB, 2020).
born in 1968, lives and works in Poznań. Since 2002 he has been employed at the Faculty of Photography of the University of the Arts in Poznań. He is involved in a broadly-understood phenomenon of photography, installation and motion picture. A reflexive attitude of his creative works is featured by the confrontation of forgotten or omitted methods of imaging with current practices of medium experiencing, defining the border areas of photography (in particular those identified as post-media), gaining new means of expression and tools that lead to outreaching one’s imagination. He is a co-creator of Solarigraphics and author of a unique series of cyclographics. He participated in more than 70 exhibitions in Poland and abroad, i.e. in: Great Britain, Australia, China, Spain, Canada, Germany, Slovakia.
Since 2020 he has been running Experimental Photography Atelier at the Faculty of Photography of the M. Abrakanowicz University of Art in Poznań.