b. 1991, lives and works in Warsaw
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.
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.
Chapter I: Separation
Chapter IX: The Limits of Life
Two video works commissioned by The Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw for the temporary exhibition Where Art Thou? Gen 3:9
The work was commisioned by the Hestia Artistic Journey Foundation for the (Un)common Ground conference
Raffles Europejski Hotel, Warsaw
Stroboskop Art Space in Warsaw
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.
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.
Duo work with Michał Szaranowicz for the Starak Family Foundation, Spectra Art Space in Warsaw, 2019.
H (RECONSTRUCTION OF POSITION)
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
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
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.
Trajectory of Bodies
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.