I’m a Visual Artist currently based in Singapore. Born in Poland to architect parents, I’ve resided in Warsaw, Porto, Zurich, Paris, Milan and Lausanne before moving to Asia in 2015. I hold an M.A. in Design from the Creative Academy in Milan, B.A. in Design and Visual Communications from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and have recently completed residency in Photography and Video at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
My work is an exploration into ADAPTATION struggles and triumphs that come in the face of uncontrollable CHANGE. Especially that from a hyper-civilization – overpopulated, overdeveloped, and tech-aggressive.
Every project is a deep-dive into different aspects of ADAPTATION: relationship shifts, singlehood, loss, rapid urban fluctuations, an imbalance between civilization and nature, to mention a few.
The quote from H.G.Wells “ADAPT OR PERISH, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.” captures the overarching inspiration of my artistic proceedings.
Growing up in communist Poland, and living through a political shift that effectively limited me from pursuing plans to grow or traveling freely, I needed to adapt early on. When Poland joined the EU in 2004, I jumped at the opportunity to study abroad. After residing in several Western European countries, I have followed a lifelong dream of living in Asia and moved to Singapore in 2015.
When in everyday life we’re forced to rapidly adjust under the threat of lagging behind, I find solace and comfort in having full control over the images. I enjoy slow processes to dissect tension between the desire for change and the fear of it. The process is enriched by archival negatives, prints and objects, as well as darkroom techniques.