Agnieszka Mastalerz

b. 1991, lives and works in Warsaw


SELECTED WORKS
PAST EXHIBITIONS


CV

Agnieszka Mastalerz graduated from the Studio of Spatial Activities of Mirosław Bałka at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 2018. She was a guest student of Candice Breitz and Eli Cortiñas at Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Brunswick (DAAD scholarship for 2019/20) and of Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin at HFBK in Hamburg (2017/2018). In her artistic practice she puts focus on mechanisms of control and processes influencing and exploiting an individual. She uses a poetic visual language to analyse restrictive rules established within intimate relationships, communities, states, or companies.

SELECTED WORKS

 

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2020

Chapter I: Separation

Chapter IX: The Limits of Life

videos

Two video works commissioned by The Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw for the temporary exhibition Where Art Thou? Gen 3:9

2020

Supports

medium format photographs

Part of the project was presented during the Warsaw Gallery Weekend, 2020, within the exhibition Pandemic consequences - dreams, in the Serce Człowieka Gallery.

 

 

The series was developed during the Artists Development Programme by European Investment Bank Institute in Luxembourg, 2021.

2020

White Marianna

packshots

The work was commisioned by the Hestia Artistic Journey Foundation for the (Un)common Ground conference

 

 

Raffles Europejski Hotel, Warsaw

 

2020

Джутта (JUTTA)

site-specific installation

Stroboskop Art Space in Warsaw

2020

UZ

projection of 18 echograms

The work was commissioned by the Jewish Historical in Warsaw. It was presented at the exhibition Symcha Trachter, 1894-1942. Light and Color, 2020.

2019

Night Flight

video

The video was presented in the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, Stary Browar in Poznań, as well as at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Kalisz, 2019.

2019

Bloodstream

installation

Duo work with Michał Szaranowicz for the Starak Family Foundation, Spectra Art Space in Warsaw, 2019.

2018

H (RECONSTRUCTION OF POSITION)

video

The video was shown ia at the Choreography of Thought exhibition in GAMU, Prague, 2020 and
Three Plagues in the Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, 2019. It was selected for the final of the Ducato
Prize, 2021.

PRIMARY SWARM
video, digital photograph, 2020-
continuation of SLUICE (2018)

Duo work with Michał Szaranowicz presented in MOS, Gorzów Wielkopolski, 2020 and in Neuer Friedhof St. Jacobi, during the Berlin Art
Week 2020.

2020-

2018

Sluice

3-channel video installation

Master’s degree duo work with Michał Szaranowicz realised in Mirosław Bałka Studio of Spatial Activities, presented in Komputer Gallery in Warsaw, 2018. Shown also in MOS, Gorzów Wielkopolski, 2020.

2018

Trajectory of Bodies

performative action

The outcomes of the action were presented at the exhibition of the finalists of the 17. Hestia Artistic Journey Competition,
in the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.

2017

Play Down

video, digital photograph

The video was presented in the Center for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci, Prato, 2021, and in MAXXI, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome, 2021 among the works selected
by Julian Rosefeldt from the collection Fondazione In Between Art Film by Beatrice Bulgari; at the
exhibition VISIO. Moving Images After Post-Internet curated by Leonardo Bigazzi in Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 2019; during the 9. Polish Biennale of Young Art in the Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art in Słupsk, 2017; at the exhibition Nothing Happens in The Fort Institute of Photography in Warsaw, 2017.

2017

Untitled (Remote Control)

thermograms

The work was presented at the exhibition of the finalists of the 16. Hestia Artistic Journey Competition (a laureate) in the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw as well as within Immoblized - the show at Fondation Hippocrène, Paris, promoting the emerging art scene in Poland.