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Studio of Spatial Activities

Shape the space around you knowing that It will repay you.

The Studio of Spatial Activities was created at the Faculty of Multimedia Communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. It was set up as part of a transformation of the Studio of Sculpture Transplantation of the Faculty of Artistic Education, which was formed from the Studio of Open Sculpture, which was started in 2003 by Miroslaw Balka. Since its conception the studio has been co-led by assistants: Ewa Bone (2003-2004), Katarzyna Krakowiak (2004-2007), Karolina Kubik (2010-2013) oraz Anna Jochymek (2013-2015).

Since 2011 the studio operates from the Faculty of Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.

The main aim of the Studio of Spacial Activities is to make an attempt to recognize and creatively shape the spaces in which we move and act. For its activities, the studio moves beyond the Academy grounds, paying attention to social and political problems that exist in the world around us. Students explore their cultural sensitivity, while looking for an artistic identity. By defining their place and exchanging their views with representatives of other places, students draw their own spheres of communication.

Program:

Interaction of the group, creating the possibilities of coacting and cooperation.
Discussion as part of making a creative statement and creating a world-view.
Improvement of concentration, rejection of inhibitions connected to artistic activity.
Awakening of the creative attitude towards the world and yourself, increasing the level of self-acceptance.
Determining ones creativity.
Developing a sensitivity towards space.
Acquiring practical skills and efficiency to be used in the process of creating.
Learning to recognize other artistic attitudes through meetings with guests of the studio.
Establishing a sense of beauty and esthetic fragility, expanding interests.
Becoming sensitive towards fellow human beings and otherness.
Expanding interpersonal skills and solving problems mutually.
Supporting development and forming a correct cultural personality.
Understanding oneself and the social world.
Carrying responsibility for the accomplished task. 


prof. Mirosław Bałka

www.miroslaw-balka.com

B. in 1958 in Warsaw. In 1985 he graduated from the Faculty of Sculpture, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, under prof. Jan Kucz.

Sculptor also active on the field of experimental video and drawing. His works were exhibited at numerous international shows such as: Documenta, Kassel (1992), Venice Biennale (1990, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2013),The Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (1995), Sao Paulo Biennale (1998), Sydney Biennale (1992, 2006), Santa Fe Biennial (2006). In 2009 he presented special project “How It Is” at Unilever Series, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London. Author of the memorial to the victims of the Estonia Ferry disaster in Stockholm (1997). His works are owned by museums worldwide.

Conducting Studio of Spatial Action at the Faculty of Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. The member of Akademie Der Kunste, Berlin. 

 

as. MSc Zuza Golińska

zuzagolinska.com

B. in 1990 in Gdańsk. In 2015, she completed her Master's degree at the Department of Media Art at the Studio of Spacial Activites, led by prof. Mirosław Bałka. 

Zuza often works with space by creating installations and site-specific projects. In her works, she uses different media such as sculpting, painting and photography. Zuza is a finalist of the Hestia Artistic Journey Award (2015) and won the main award in the Gdańsk Art Biennale (2014). She took part in many exhibitions such as 'LESSON' in Zachęta Project Room (2014), 'NO YAWNING #1 #2 #3' at the New Theatre in Warsaw (2014), '50 SLOV/WORDS' during the Month of Photography in Bratislava (2014), 'S-NOW' in Umeå, Sweden (2014), 'Dirty Work' during Streetwaves Festival in Gdańsk (2013) and 'Masquerade' in Centrum för Fotografi in Stockholm (2012).

Zuza is currently an assistant of prof. Mirosław Bałka at the Studio of Spatial Activities at the Department of Media Art, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.