CreArt: KATARZYNA KOZYRA ARTISTIC WORKSHOP in Lublin.
Municipality of Lublin invites artists born or resident in any of the cities taking part in “CreArt. Network of Cities for Artistic Creation” project to participate in the three-day KATARZYNA KOZYRA ARTISTIC WORKSHOP in Lublin. It will be an inspiring meeting with the Artist sharing specific experience, style of work and areas of interest. Kozyra will ask the participants to conduct peer-to-peer interviews, which results will be the starting point for discussion on form and context as well as on the variety of visual solutions.
DATES: 28 November – 30 November 2017.
TIMETABLE: 09:00-13:00 / 14:00-18:00.
VENUE: Galeria Labirynt, ul. ks. J. Popiełuszki 5, 20-052 Lublin.
LANGUAGE: The workshop will be conducted in English.
PARTICIPANTS AND CRITERIA SELECTION: local artists – born or resident – in any of the cities taking part in “CreArt. Network of Cities for Artistic Creation” project: Valladolid – ES, Genoa and Lecce – IT; Liverpool – UK; Clermont – Ferrand and Rouen FR; Zagreb – HR; Kaunas -LT; Lublin and Katowice -PL; Aveiro – PT; Skopje – MK.
APPLICATIONS AND DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:
It must be submitted before October 31st, 2017.
Once the application form is submitted, an automatic confirmation e-mail will be sent.
Information required in the application form: ONE PDF with
– identity card or passport number
– Brief CV
– Reasons for which applicants want to take part in the workshop (Max. 500 characters);
– Documentation material (not more than 7 pictures).
Only Visual artists can apply. It is necessary to have a degree in a field of art (university level). If the applicant does not have a university degree, proof of equivalent ability must be provided through his or her artistic career.
Only applications with complete information will be accepted.
– Organization will take care of travel (flight, train, bus and local transport) and accommodation (hotel) expenses of participants.
– Organization will take care of subsistence expenses (meals) of participants during the workshop (28 November – 30 November 2017).
– Participants will be supplied with the basic materials proposed by the workshop director.
– At the closure of the workshop, participants will be given a diploma.
– Artists interested in participating in this workshop must accept the terms and conditions of this call and also commit to attend the workshop in case they will be selected.
There will be a selection of 15 candidates as maximum by host city and the director of the workshop, Katarzyna Kozyra. The decision will be announced after November 6th 2017. Shortlist will be published on the CreArt website. There shall be no right of appeal against the decision announced by the director of the workshop and Organization (CreArt project).
THE ARTIST’S BIOGRAPHY
Katarzyna Kozyra was born in Warsaw in 1963, a sculptor, photographer, performance artist, filmmaker, author of video installations and artistic actions, graduate of the Sculpture Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
In 1998 she studied at postgraduate level in the New Media atelier under prof. Helmut Mark at Hochschule für Graphik und Buchkunst in Leipzig. Kozyra’s activities became crucial for the development of the new artistic movement known as Critical Art and they heavily influenced the shape of contemporary culture, often constituting a starting point for a broader discussion. She received, among others, the Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (Warsaw 2011) and the Paszport Polityki award (Warsaw 1997). She was granted the DAAD scholarship (Berlin 2003) and the Kościuszko Foundation scholarship (New York 2000). In 1999, she received an honorable mention at the 48th Venice Biennale for the video installation Men’s Bathhouse in the Polish Pavilion. In 2011 she obtained her Doctor’s Degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In 2013 the Huffington Post named Kozyra one of ten most important female artists of the new millennium. In 2014 she won the Polish Film Institute/ Museum of Modern Art award at the 39th Film Festival in Gdynia for her idea for an experimental movie Project X. For years Kozyra’s art has been moving the public opinion, often sparking polemics.
The artist consistently questions stereotypes and subjects socio-political discourses to critical revision. She explores the area of cultural taboos and clichéd behaviors embedded in our everyday life. Although Kozyra is classified as a new media artist, her use of multiple techniques makes an attempt to label her art difficult. Her wide-ranging and diverse oeuvre includes such works as the graduation piece Pyramid of Animals (1993), video installation The Rite of Spring considered to be one of the most important artworks of the 20th century, or the long-term project In Art Dreams Come True (2003- 2008).
Since 2012 she has been working on her new project “Looking for Jesus”, it where Kozyra takes the position of a researcher and asks important questions. It is a project presenting ways and means of carrying out one’s faith, its place and role in today’s world, and values on which we build our reality.