Ewa Zarzycka

DSCF0036A performance artist. He also creates films, sound recordings, drawings and installations. The main part of its activity is keeping notebooks, a kind of notebooks and journals, about which Zbigniew Warpechowski wrote: There is art history, art criticism, comments, reflections, reflections, letters to friends, jokes, prose and poetry and I don't know what else.

She was born in Szczecin. She graduated from the State Secondary School of Fine Arts in Lublin. She studied graphics at the State College of Fine Arts in Wrocław (now the Academy of Fine Arts). Since 2008, she has been associated with this university, where she has been teaching performance art since 2009. A scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. He lives in Lublin and in Kazimierz Dolny on the Vistula River.

Ewa Zarzycka makes a speech performance. As commented by Grzegorz Borkowski: For her numerous speeches and productions [?] an intriguing essay can be formulated that combines seriousness and intellectual inquisitiveness with an attitude of ironic distance. The works of Ewa Zarzycka are difficult to comprehend and comment on. It is a process of thinking in dialogue with others and openness to what is happening. In Zarzycka's understanding, creativity is inextricably linked with private life, meetings, events, travels and reading. It concerns the essence of art, but also the role of the artist, the characteristics of the creative process. Again, referring to Zbigniew Warpechowski, the works of Zarzycka it defies any definition, and at the same time it is integrated with her form, way of being, personality. Her stories are meandering, looping, getting lost and finding the plot, turning into other stories. The artist interweaves truth with fiction (just as likely). There is a lot of humor in her speeches, but also authenticity, honesty and disinterestedness.

The work of Ewa Zarzycka derives from Polish conceptual art. For many years, the artist was associated with the Labirynt Gallery in Lublin and BWA run by Andrzej Mroczek.

Her speech as part of the project? Grodzka 5? will be related to the personal history of the artist, related to Grodzka Street, where the Art School she graduated from, and the aforementioned galleries were located.

Selected speeches

  • 1980? And a film screening Manifestations, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin
  • 1983 ? About potential, Artistic pilgrimage, Łódź
  • 1984 ? The brain is not for thinking, BWA Lublin, Symposium? Intellectual Current in Art After World War II? (with Tomasz Dobrzyński)
  • 1984 ? A woman of 130-140 years, but still beautiful, Attic, Lodz
  • 1985 ? Cardinal and BBW? creators of the national culture, STK, Łódź (with Tomasz Dobrzyński)
  • 1989 ? Library calls… or trouble with my 18-year-old daughter,? Dungeons of Manhattan ?, Łódź
  • 1991 ? I stopped understanding what I am doing, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw
  • 1993 ? Ewa Z. in Wrocław, the capital of the prehistory of conceptual art - as an example of an artist facing the necessity to set a milestone, and the obligation to be an intellectually disturbed process, City Gallery, Wrocław
  • 1994 ? Duties and privileges of artists, Galeria Labirynt 2, Lublin
  • 1994 ? I am an artist who speaks, writes and ..., 15th anniversary of the ON Gallery, Poznań
  • 1994 ? Presentation as a break in the essence of the creative process, My Archive, Koszalin
  • 1996 ? Performance in performance (with the participation of Darek Fodczuk, Miłosz Gałecki and Waldemar Tatarczuk),? A woman about a woman ?, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała
  • 1998 ? Performance above all, performance above all, the 60th birthday jubilee of Zbigniew Warpechowski, Sandomierski Castle, Sandomierz
  • 1998 ? Still the same, Labirynt 2, Lublin
  • 1999 ? And yet performance, BWA Zielona Góra
  • 2000 ? Flows, ARTKONTAKT festival, CK Performance Art Center and Kont Gallery,
  • Lublin
  • 2001 ? Conversation, International Action Art Festival, Piotrków Trybunalski
  • 2002 ? Conversation,? Andrzej Partum 1938-2002 ?, Kordegarda Gallery, Warsaw
  • 2004 ? Parent variant (with Zbigniew Warpechowski), Manhattan Gallery, Łódź
  • 2006 ? Conversation,? Symposium of Radical Poetry ?, BGSW Słupsk
  • 2006 ? This is a completely different story. Stories told? any similarities are likely, Lodz Biennale
  • 2007 ? Speech,? Survival 5 ?, Wrocław
  • 2007 ? Private Myths, as part of the series? my history of art ?, CSW Warsaw
  • 2008 ? Performance characters suitcase, The Polish Year in Israel, CCA Tel Aviv
  • 2008 ? Everyday life, EPAF. European Performance Festival, CCA Warsaw
  • 2010 ? WAS once IS now (with Karolina Oleksik), Art and Documentation, Galeria Wschodnia, Łódź
  • 2013-2014? speeches on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition? The day is too short. A few autobiographical stories ?, MWW Wrocław, BWA Jelenia Góra, Galeria Miejska Arsenał Poznań, Galeria BWA Sokół Nowy Sącz, BWA Kielce
  • 2014 ? Prolegomena to economics from the kitchen. Thirty years of the Wschodnia Gallery, Museum of Art, Łódź

Selected individual exhibitions

  • 1991 ? Notes and charts (originals and counterfeits), Grodzka BWA Gallery, Lublin
  • 1992 ? Objects, Arsenal Gallery, Białystok
  • 1993 ? The artist's daily work, Galeria Stara, BWA Lublin
  • 1994 ? Presentation as a break in the essence of the creative process, My Archive, Koszalin
  • 1996 ? Texts, objects, models, BWA Sandomierz
  • 1998 ? Still the same, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin
  • 2000 ? Everything is different, ON Gallery, Poznań
  • 2003 ? However, oblivion, Galeria Labirynt 2, Lublin
  • 2008 ? Small chapters of great importance (everything as before, but reread), BGSW Ustka
  • 2010 ? From no to yes. Works from 1980-2010, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin

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9 May 2016