Agnieszka Mastalerz

b. 1991, lives and works in Warsaw

 

Graduate of the Studio of Spatial Activities of Mirosław Bałka at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2018), was a guest student of Candice Breitz and Eli Cortiñas at Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Brunswick (DAAD scholarship for 2019/20), previously of Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin at HFBK in Hamburg (2017/2018). 
Her main focus is 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, and towards the natural environment. 

 

She exhibited in the Center for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci in Prato, 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.

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Available Works

 

Supports

2020 – ongoing

 

archive paper, museum glass, steel frame

Night Flight

 

2019

 

video, 00:06:15

H (Reconstruction of Position)

 

2018

 

video, 00:08:42

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Primary Swarm

 

2020, realised with Michał Szaranowic

digital print on dibond, archive paper

Thistle mirror I-III

2020

 

stainless steel

Thistle mirror I-III

2020

 

stainless steel

Passage I-IV

2020

 

stainless steel, aluminum, linen

Moth

2020

 

recycled leather, steel, aluminum, synthetic textile, rubber, found items

One drop at a time, 2020

2020

 

recycled leather, steel, aluminum, synthetic textile, rubber, found items

(editions: 2)

The Dull Flame of Desire (portal)

 

2020

 

steel, aluminum, oil paint, spray paint, epoxy resin

This, what left behind, haunts me, pleasures me and hurts me 

 

2019

 

steel, aluminum, pvc, linen

(editions: 2)

Projects and Exhibitions

 

2021

And the door was kicked open again (as a part of Listening to Voices)

FUTURA - Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague

 

Curators: Mira Keratová, Caroline Krzyszton

Photos: Tomáš Souček

2020

Moth

FUTURA - Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague

2020

One Drop at a Time

as a part of exhibition: Body. Gaze. Power. A Cultural History of the Bath

 

Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (Friedrichsbad), Baden-Baden, Germany

2020

The Dull Flame of Desire

Morasko Meteorite Nature Reserve, Poznań, Poland

2019

The Walls Have Ears

TRAFO - Trafostacja Sztuki, Szczecin, Poland

Photos: Tomasz Koszewnik

2019

Not a gift given, but a choice made

Pawilon, Poznań, Poland

Photos: Panayiotis Mina

2019

This, what left behind, haunts me, pleasures me and hurts me

CAVE gallery, Wrocław, Poland

Photos: Mariusz Maślanka

2019

Either it is raining or it is not (at a particular space and time)

WallRiss, Fribourg, Switzerland

Photos: Guillaume Baeriswyl