Karolina Kubik

Karolina Kubik, born in 1984, daughter of Bogumiła, sister of Katarzyna, granddaughter of Irena and Czesława, visual artist, performer, poet, activist of the Poznań initiative for women "In Our Matters". Through subjective feeling of history, both in the plan of individual and collective experiences, he tries to connect the inexpressible with dialogical forms and the practice of democratizing art. He analyzes the axis between the human body and geopolitics. An important element of her activities is the exchange of subjectivity with the viewer and embarrassing situations within the counterculture. He comes from Zelów in central Poland and Kropiwnica in north-eastern Poland. He lives and works in Poznań. She participated in projects, group exhibitions and performance art festivals in Poland and abroad (including Bratislava, Belfast, Berlin, Edinburgh, London, Lviv, Kaunas, Madison, New York, Skopje, Istanbul, Jerusalem / Tel-Aviv, Tartu, Zagreb).

MAGDALENE ON RAPE CULTURE AND F-16 FIGHTER JETS, Tyranny and Culture Wars, Grace Exhibition Space, New York, 2017

photo Miao Jiaxin

A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań (2010), in 2010-2013 she collaborated with prof. Mirosław Bałka at the Studio of Spatial Activities at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań and Warsaw; currently a PhD student at her alma mater, where since 2014 she has been a research assistant in the Video Laboratory at the Faculty of Multimedia Communication. In 2018, as a Fulbright Commission scholarship holder, she completed MFA studies at the Faculty of Performance and Performance Studies at the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Pratt Institute in New York. From 2018, a scholarship holder of the Minister of National Education as part of the three-year scholarships for young scientists employed in research units.

For more information, please visit the artist's website https://cargocollective.com/karolinakubik


Let's talk about your parents..., during The Uncanny Valley Ranch, Pfizer 630, New York, 2017

photo Federico Savini


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25 September 2018

Karolina Kubik


Karolina Kubik (born in 1984, graduate from the Academy of the Fine Arts, Poznań) is a visual / performance artist based in Warsaw. She works in between, on the edge of definitions: performs, writes poems, builds installactions. Recognises the constant variable of subjectivity between the viewer and performer.
She has participated in several group exhibitions and festivals. In 2008 received the Erasmus scholarship to study at Dartington College of Arts, UK and in 2009 the CEEPUS scholarship to Akademija Likovnih Umjetnosti, Zagreb, Croatia.
Since 2010 until now co-runs the Studio of Spatial Activities with Miroslaw Balka (2010/11 Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, 2011/12 Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw)


Performance art stigmatizes the space and the people. Affecting and being affected in a continuous loop of exchange.
The rhythm is difficult to identify, unveils or not, remains important for the regeneration of time.
During performance art viewer can define himself / herself. Live action takes attention, but it forces to focus and to look inside. Time is divisible.
The performer and the viewer are the witnesses to each other's true story. The importance of the subject is fluent and bipolar - an artist goes unnoticed as the viewer of the viewer.
You can avoid a potentially embarrassing situation simply if you stick to the rules. But embarrassing situation verifies the attractiveness of the rules by becoming more demanding and destroys the audience's life experience.


photos: Viktoriya Grabowska, Antoni Rogala, Urszula Patalas


Posted on

16 April 2012