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Ewa Wesołowska

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Ewa Wesołowska 
Born in Cracow, Poland
Living and working in Annecy, France and Cracow, Poland

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.

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The Future of This Land.  Akiyoshidai International Art Village. Yamaguchi. Japan. 2018

It’s just a Matter of Time.  Espace Kugler. Geneva. Switzerland. 2017 (solo)

Made in Neumünster – 30 Jahre Künstlerhaus. Papierfabrik Neumünster. Germany. 2017

The Wapping Project residency. Berlin. Germany. 2017

Lights Out!. Headlands Center for the Arts. USA. 2016

Headlands Center for the Arts residency. USA. 2016

~ . Concordia Gallery. Enschede. Netherlands. 2016 (solo)

ARE Holland residency. Enschede. Netherlands. 2016

Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen residency. Germany. 2016

O=O. Center of Polish Sculpture. Oronsko. Poland. 2015 (solo)

Forecast Forum. Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW). Berlin. Germany. 2015

Polish Culture Around the World. Adam Mickiewicz Institute Grant. Warsaw. Poland. 2015

Lena Buhrmann & Ewa Wesołowska. Künstlerhaus Stadttöpferei Neumünster. Germany. 2015

Cinema Art Culture Festival ROJAL. Roja. Latvia. 2015

Rock Paper Scissors. Roodkapje Gallery. Route du Nord Light Festival. Rotterdam Art Week. 2014

Camac presentations (November, December). CAMAC Art Center. Marnay sur Seine. France. 2014

DordtYart 2013. DordtYart Foundation. Dordrecht. Netherlands. 2013

Ephemeros. Cellar Gallery. Cracow. Poland. 2013

Open Sculpture. Artemis Gallery. Cracow. Poland. 2012 (solo)

Transart 11. La Rectoria Art Center. Sant Pere de Vilamajor. Spain. 2012

Observations. Museum of Czestochowa. Poland. 2012

Clews Center for the Arts residency. Chateau de la Napoule. France. 2011

City of Cracow Prize for the Young Artists. 2011

ArtSesja Festival. Cracow. Poland. 2011

In a crowd. Contemporary Art Center Solvay. Cracow. Poland. 2010 (solo)

Scholarship of Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. 2006

‘O=O’ show review by Anna Batko at “Oronsko” Magazine of Centre of Polish Sculpture, Issue 1-2/2015
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