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-ongoing

Supports

medium format photographs

‘Supports’ is an ongoing series started in 2020 in the Botanic Garden of the University of Warsaw, where Mastalerz noticed sculpture-like, rickety, steel structures used to shape plants – the so-called flower supports.

 

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

 

The series was recently developed during the Artists Development Programme by European Investment Bank Institute in Luxembourg,  where she created a video and a series of analogue pictures presenting a female choreographer performing with steel structure within modern architecture. 

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

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.