Alicja Bielawska

Alicja Bielawska born in 1980 in Warsaw. She graduated from Art History at the University of Warsaw (2005) and from Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (2009). She creates drawings and sculptures, for which she utilizes such materials as textiles, metal, wood, and ceramics. Her works concentrate on the material aspects of the everyday, and the relations between objects, interiors, and memories. The artist traces the boundaries between art and design, and tackles questions on the relativity of perception and remembering. She also introduces elements of choreography and performance into her works. She has recently exhibited at the Brno House of Arts in Brno, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere in Rome, Galeria Labirynt in Lublin, Arsenał Gallery in Białystok, and Zachęta — National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. In 2015, Bielawska was nominated to the VIEWS – Deutsche Bank Art Prize, and in 2016, she was nominated to Paszporty Polityki award in the visual arts category. In 2016, she was granted a residency in Nida Art Colony in Lithuania, and in 2014-2015 was the artist-in-residence at the Academie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. Since 2014, she has been part of an artistic collective together with Ulla Eriksen and Morten Ernlund.

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