Trained as a sculptor Ewa Wesolowska merges her traditional craft background with new technology. Juxtaposing sculptured elements or collected objects marked with the traces of the history with interactivity and light she explores different kinds of memory, the process of memorizing and the consciousness of it.
Her practice is about a trace of presence and a reference to memory and perception, in a desire to preserve the moment. It is about trying to keep a trace of a human touch and also displays the inability to do so; instead the desire to maintain the trace and history of an object reveals the opposite. It evokes an absent human, and shows that we cannot keep anything. The more we try to hold onto one’s trace, the more we pinpoint the lack of one. The work is more about trying. It is an act of meditation of our fragility, focused on our perception of memory, consciousness and time.
Ewa Wesolowska received her Masters of Fine Art at the Department of Sculpture from Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow (ASP Kraków) obtaining very traditional craft training. Since 2012 She has been a Ph.D. candidate of the mentioned University (independent researcher). Now working independently on her Ph.D. thesis referring to time, memory, perception and sculpture vocabulary. She has been a recipient of a Scholarship from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and City of Cracow Prize for the Young Artists. Exhibited in various institutions throughout Europe including Roodkapje Gallery in Rotterdam (Route Du Nord Light Festival), Concordia Gallery in Enschede, and Polish Sculpture Center (CRP Oronsko). She has participated in artist-in-residence programs, inter alia, DordtYart (Netherlands), Headlands Center for the Arts (USA), Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen (Germany), and Forecast Forum at HKW Berlin.