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Ala Savashevich

Born in 1989, Bielarus
Lives and works in Wrocław, PL

BIOGRAPHY

Ala Savashevich works with sculpture, installation, video and performance. In her artistic practice she addresses the issues of social pressure, control mechanisms and oppressive systems. In particular, she explores themes of collective memory, trauma and identity formation in societies with experience of authoritarianism and patriarchy. Savashevich is interested in the mechanisms of socialisation into the role of women in family systems, education and through the gendered division of labour. By working through histories of exploitation and violence, she also visualises the prospects of reclaiming agency, solidarity and freedom. In her works she often uses the atavistic power of the image, coping with the post-Soviet symbolic and material heritage. Ala Savashevich is a graduate of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts in Minsk and the Wrocław Academy of Fine Arts. The artist is a laureate of the ING Polish Art Foundation Award 2021 and she has recently exhibited at Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw (PL), Polish Sculpture Center in Oronsko (PL), Kode Art Museum in Bergen (NO), Manifesta 14 Biennale in Pristhina (XK), GFZK in Leipzig (GER), Sentiment in Zurich (CH), Arsenal Gallery in Bialystok (PL), Central Museum of Textiles in Łódz (PL), BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Wrocław, Katowice and Zielona Góra (PL). This November, she has inaugurated her solo exhibition ‘Arm and Protect’ at 66P Subjective Institution of Culture in Wroclaw (PL), while in December she participates in the Slavs and Tatars’ Pickle Bar at West Den Haag in Den Haag (NL). Her works are part of ING Foundation and private collections.

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