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.
She exhibited at the Center for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci in Prato (2021), MAXXI - National Museum of 21st Century Art in Rome (2021), Wschód Gallery in Warsaw (2020), Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Starak Family Foundation in Warsaw (2019), Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Fondation Hippocrène in Paris (2018), Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2017 - laureate of the Hestia Artistic Journey Competition). She participated in the Artists Development Programme by the European Investment Bank Institute in Luxembourg (2021) and was on her residency at the Futura Gallery in Prague (Visegrad Scholarship Programme, 2020).
Her works are in the collections of the Fondazione In Between Art Film and the Ergo Hestia Group as well as in private ones.
She is currently a resident at Museum Susch in Switzerland.
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
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.
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.
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.
Untitled (Remote Control)
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.
Grand Prix at 12. Inspirations Festival in TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art in Szczecin, 2017.