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Artist Statement

The sensation of estrangement and the act of approaching it. Growing up as a child of Polish immigrants in Germany – half knowledgeable of both cultures – left me in a state between belonging and alienation. I consider especially the latter and its analysis as the driving force for my work. The materials I use vary, always depending on the current matter, but I predominantly use cool-toned materials, and my sculptures and installations follow a clear structure. These two elements play a significant role in the process of removing the immediate emotionality, allowing a distanced approach and a new perspective within a calm and organized environment. I believe a lot of seemingly personal experiences are widely shared and precisely by creating a generalised but tangible image, I aim to offer a space for identification.


Academic Career

2013_______Philosophy and History // HHU Düsseldorf, Germany
2014-20 ___Fine Arts // HfBK Dresden, Germany
2015-20 ___Class of C. Nicolai
2020-22 ___Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies // NABA Milan, Italy

Scholarships & Grants

2018_______Erasmus+ grant // Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, IT
_____________Partial grant for attendance of a sculpture masterclass at
the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts&Media in Venice, IT
_____________Scholarship, funded by the Cusanuswerk (ongoing)
2020_______Scholarship from NABA for outstanding achievement

Solo Exhibitions

2021______un|certainties // konnektor, Hannover, DE

Group exhibitions (selection)

2013_______Man selbst ist immer da // Neuland, Bochum, DE
2015_______Klassenformat // Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden, DE
2017_______MONITOR // CYNETART Festival at Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, DE
2018_______Kunsthoch46 // Künstlerforum, Bonn, DE
_____________außerdem // Hanse3, Dresden, DE
2019_______Mein Sehen bleibt physisch folgenlos // ALTANA-Gallerie, Dresden, DE
_____________Zweiklassen // Tapetenwerk, Leipzig, DE
_____________Mein Sehen bleibt physisch folgenlos // A&O Kunsthalle, Leipzig, DE
_____________Konkret // Alte Feuerwache Loschwitz, Dresden, DE
2020_______MULTIPLE CHOICE // Alte Feuerwache Loschwitz, Dresden, DE
_____________Degree show // Oktogon Dresden, DE


2016_______MAPPING TWO CITIES. Dresden – Wroclaw
Ed. Teresa Ellinger, Marcin Forysiewicz, Sophia Hose,
Miriam Schröder u. Viktoria Kurnicki
2019_______Mein Sehen bleibt physisch folgenlos (exhibition catalogue)


2017_______Untitled Performance // CYNETART Festival, Dresden, DE
w/ Deborah Geppert, Frieder Ackermann, Till Hunger
2018_______„Ropes“ // La Vila, Prague, CZ
Base concept by Diana Hanitzsch

member of

SALOON Dresden


Works in private collections, Germany