MAN BODY PROCESS
is an art project implemented by the Academy of Fine Arts
is an art project implemented by the Academy of Fine Arts
Its purpose is to showcase the work of students and graduates of the Academy. The main idea behind it is to present human life at different stages. Birth and death, vitality and infirmity, biology and technology, all relating to human life shown through the prism of sculpture, installation, video, fashion. The world of nature surrounding the man and underpinning biology, always an inseparable whole, have been a reference for a variety of creative activities. Selection of pieces presented in exhibition displays creates a narrative in such a way that the audience experience the ever-changing picture of a man, from birth, through childhood, young age, maturity and death. Biological approach towards the body has addressed also the issues related to dysfunction of human body, its weakness and infirmity.
prof. Paweł Nowak
Exhibition design and author’s supervision
Visual identity design
Second cycle studies at the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Degree piece developed in the Studio of Multimedia Art Creation under Professor Stanisław Wieczorek and assistant Jakub Wróblewski, MFA. Supplemental degree piece from Professor Mariusz Dąbrowski’s Degree Studio of Photography. In his digital works he reaches for modern imaging techniques from a range of 3D graphics.
Life as a natural cycle of information and repeating events.
Graduate of the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Degree piece with honours from Professor Błażej Ostoja Lniski’s Studio of Litography, annex from Associate Professor Zygmunt Januszewski’s Studio of Illustration.
Holder of the Scholarship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for outstanding academic achievement in the academic year 2010/2011.
Since 2011 she has worked at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, currently as an assistant at the Studio of Artist’s Book and Illustration and applied computer science teacher for first-year students of the Faculty of Graphic Arts.
Fields of artistic activity: lithography, illustration, graphic design.
1st prize in the contest for illustration of a Bible page in 2014
2nd prize in the contest for illustration of a Bible page in 2012
Participant of the exhibition 2011 Coming Out. The Best Degree Pieces from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
Childrenis is a perverse name for a relationship of the artist with her brothers. Multiplying their childhood silhouettes, the author faces her memories, which slowly coalesce into one mass, filled with these figures.
First and second cycle studies at the Faculty of Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Rector’s Award for the degree piece. Annex titled Portraits (oil on canvas) prepared under Professor Zofia Glazer-Rudzińska. Winner of a semi-annual art scholarship from the city of Warsaw. Fields of artistic activity: sculpture, painting. Participant of the exhibition 2015 Coming Out. The Best Degree Pieces from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
The sculpture is a permanent portrait of the face in stone, which seems to melt with glee due to proximity of the attribute of ancient masters.
Studied at the Institute of Polish Culture, University of Warsaw (2006-2013), and at the Faculty of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2008-2015); annex to the degree piece prepared at the Faculty of Design of the Academy. Her artistic activity involves use of such media as traditional sculpture, digital photography, video, 3D. She often combines them in one work as a collage, giving the work an interesting polyphony. Her degree piece was selected for the exhibition 2015 Coming Out The Best Degree Pieces from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
Title: Artificial Human
In her piece the artist poses questions related to cyborgisation of human body, and refers to experiments aiming at creation of artificial life simulating human in its visual aspect. On the other hand the installation enters a dialogue with traditional sculpture; the work was loosely inspired by a motif of an artificial man (Frankenstein, robot, android, doll), present throughout mainstream film, literature and popular culture.
Student of the Faculty of Design of the Academy of Fine Arts. “On the prosthesis” is a BFA project prepared in 2014. The project was shown at the exhibitions “Graduation Project”, “Alternative scenarios” at Poznan Design Days, final exhibition “Młodzi na start” at the Gdynia Design Festival and “Make me” Lodz Design Festival. Now part of the work can be seen at the exhibition “Beauty and pragmatism” in Milan. Moreover, it has been presented in the TVP Kultura Creative Valley finals (1st prize) and in conferences on medicine and new technologies.
Title: On the prosthesis
The project offers an opportunity to individualise the look of a lower leg prosthesis. The cover is not only a decor; it offers a fresh look at the circumstances.
Graduate of the Faculty of Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Scholarships: semi-annual art scholarship from the city of Warsaw (2012); Minister of Science and Higher Education for outstanding achievement (2013); Rector of the Academy in Warsaw for best students for artistic achievement (2014). Fields of artistic activity: sculpture, drawing, video. Cooperation with the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw on a solo project (2012) and workshops (2014). The Minister of Culture and National Heritage award for the best students (2015). Winner of the exhibition 2015 Coming Out. The Best Degree Pieces from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Main Prize of the ENTRY Initiative, Golden Chisel – a faculty award from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
Title: From the head
The author has focused on the theme of head as a representation of man and the most intimate part of the body, a relationship between visibility and existence, and the eternal problem of using an image to mimic a man.
She masked the head with underwear to bring associations with intimacy and nudity, and although in the piece the mask has physical form, in the artist’s intention it is a symbolic object from the outside, used for description of the inside.
Third year student of the Chair of Fashion. Works in fashion and textile design. In 2014, she participated in the exhibition Şefik Bursalı Sanat Galerisi in Bursa summarising workshops “Turkish threads”, organised by the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
Title: Draping Project
The aim of the project was the search for shape and form through direct development of a mannequin, and reaching design solutions resulting from properties of the material. The starting point for the study was a classical men’s shirt.
Graduate of the Faculty of Design, works with object, image and concept.
Relationship between man and object. The search for a serial personalised object.
Research project aimed at designing an object which would highlight uniqueness of its relationship with a man. Design of the process enabling production of an item of a unique form.
Graduate of the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Specialisation: multimedia / printmaking.
The issue of changing perception of a human face. An attempt to grasp the phenomenon of loss of anonymity in modern times.
First-year student of the Faculty of Design, Chair of Fashion of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Aspiring fashion designer, maker of assemblages and illustrator. Exhibitions: “Kowalczyk/Litwiniec” Pod Okiem Gallery, 2015
Title: Body and the movement
The skirt design has resulted from fascination with movement, the seemingly elusive phenomenon, and its relationship with the body.
First-year student of the Chair of Fashion, Faculty of Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
Works in fashion design. Awards: Hexe Talent Award and award from Mariusz Przybylski and Lidia Popiel in the 2015 Off Fashion Kielce competition.
Title: The skirt
The project has been inspired by the process of upbringing in a defunct environment.
It has addressed the issues of the relationship of the individual with clothes and space.
First-year student at the Faculty of Design, Chair of Fashion of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, graduate of Józef Szermentowski Art School in Kielce, scholarship from the Prime Minister in 2013.
Title: Prosthetic skirt
The work summarises reflection on the nature of human disorders and recognising their beauty.
Graduated from Academies of Fine Arts in Gdańsk and Warsaw. Currently works as an UX designer for PLAY. In his spare time he experiments with new technologies.
SmartSkin resulted from exploration of possible application of the sense of touch in human interaction with technology. At the time of the experiment the sense of pressure was induced by contracting Flexinol wires – sewn into clothes – controlled by the Arduino microcontroller.
Graduate and PhD candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, the Faculty of Graphic Arts.
Artist, painter, sometimes graphic artist, designer a bit, also a photographer, a man.
He graduated with honours from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw with his three-part degree piece in painting, graphic arts, and design. The project was presented at the exhibition Coming Out. The Best Degree Pieces from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
Solo exhibitions in Munich and Warsaw, group exhibitions in Hilden, Benediktbeuern, Prague, Ljubljana, Paris, Warsaw, Katowice, Zakopane, Szczecin, Lublin and Kraków. He took part in painting and drawing workshops. Committed participant and co-organiser of the Experimental Research Laboratory.
His works were published in: Die Presse, Süddeutche Zeitung, Warsawholic, Kontakt, Vice I-d magazine. He designed artist’s books and publications of the Academy (exhibition catalogues: Coming Out, Printmaking Play of Art and Kissprint). In 2011, he ran the student gallery Turbo. Scholarship from the Minister of Science and Higher Education.
Title: Significant Man
A sign emerges from a drawing, the sign enters the space. It becomes a solid. The solid begins to mark the space. A man inhabits the space, and the sign is on the top of him.
Second-year student of the Chair of Fashion of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
Rector’s scholarship for the best students of the Academy in the academic year 2015/16.
In fashion she is interested in relationship between man and form.
Title: The Dress
The dress, inspired by hair and Pre-Raphaelite work, reflects movement of woman’s hair in water. Piece implemented in Thorbjørn Uldam’s studio in the academic year 2014/2015.
Graduate of the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Fields of artistic activity: graphic arts, mural, painting, multimedia. Solo exhibitions: What will you do?, Witryna Turbo, Warsaw, 2011; Human flesh, Przy Automacie Gallery, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw, 2012; Human flesh vol. 2, Centre for Sport and Recreation Club, Warsaw, 2012, problem.gov.pl, 18a Gallery, 2015, Liberty leading the people towards sale, Muranów Metro Station, 2016. 1st prize in the competition Graffiti 1944, 2009; honourable mention in the competition Illustration Startup, 2011; 1st prize in the 2013 Warsaw Graphic Arts competition. Participant of the exhibition 2014 Coming Out. The Best Degree Pieces from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
Title: White spots
In the “White spots” project the artist attempted to recreate the world of his grandmother suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, creating a virtual space based on the room where she spent most of her life. Inability to leave the room reflects imprisonment of a sick person within her own mind.
Fifth-year student at the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, active mostly in the field of short multimedia form.
Title: I can’t see, I can’t hear
The piece presents my subjective view of loss of senses, isolation from the surrounding world.
Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology (Interior Design, 2008-2012), the Faculty of Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2013-2015). Works in involved design and visual arts.
First prize in the competition Exclude exclusion, ŻIH, Warsaw. Finalist of competitions Narcissism at the Festival WrocLove Design (2014), make me!, Łódź Design Festival (2014 and 2015) and Young Design, IWP, Warsaw (2015), Arting, Ludzie-Innowacje-Design Foundation, Bielsko Biała (2015) . Exhibition at Mito Gallery in Warsaw (2012) and The Brick Lane Gallery, London (2015). Together with Martyna Ochojska runs a design studio Mortis Design and NURN company specialised in design and production of urns. Participant of the exhibition 2015 Coming Out. The Best Degree Pieces from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
NURN is a biodegradable urn with a new burial ceremony at sea, created in relation to Slavic tradition, using local technology.