Agnieszka GrodzińskaHeadquarters curated by Jagna Domżalska
Agnieszka Grodzińska is the creator of installations, spatial works, paintings, drawings and videos. She uses found footage and is interested in multiplication, reproduction and the mechanisms of social and individual disciplining.
The exhibition at the SKALA Gallery is part of this trend in her work. Headquarters is a monolithic site-specific installation dealing with the functioning of people in shared spaces. The artist plays with references to architectural plans of offices and elements of their decor, such as time cards or infographics and unambiguously instructional messages. In the work presented here, Agnieszka Grodzińska once again explores the boundaries between freedom and control. She is interested in the tension and discomfort felt in public situations. The installation Headquarters is built on the principle of metaphor and the inversion of perspective. Minimalist elements, taken from office spaces, create a kind of cipher, showing an infinite number of points of view.
Agnieszka Grodzińska (born 1984) – a creator of installations, spatial works, paintings, drawings and videos. She uses found footage and is interested in multiplication, reproduction and mechanisms of social and individual disciplining. She has participated in the following exhibitions: Roy da Prince, Futura Gallery, Prague (2016), Soon This Body Will Be Still, Matca Art Space, Cluj-Napoka, Romania (2019), Second Shower, Rodriguez Gallery, Poznań (2018), Manipure, MOS, Gorzów (2018), Stretching Space, Inda Gallery, Budapest (2016), Open Studio. Artist in Residence, Futura Karlin Studio, Prague (2016), Saturation Rhythm, Galerie Laboratorio, Prague (2013).
She has received a fellowship from the Art in General program in New York (2019), and has twice received fellowships from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland (2009 and 2011), as well as the Visegrad Fund (2016 and 2018). She has participated in residency programs at Gyeongju Art Centre, Gyeongju (Korea 2019) and at Bartok-negyed/Eleven Blokk Art Foundation (Budapest 2018), Futura Karlin Studio (Prague 2016), betOnest/The Emergence of a New Art Space, Stolpe/Oder, Brandenburg (2017), Institut für Alles Mögliche (Berlin 2015), BANSKÁ ST A NICA Contemporary (Slovakia 2014). She lives in Poznań and also works at the Academy of Art in Szczecin.