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Katarzyna Perlak is a Polish born artist, based in London whose practice employs video, performance, sound and installation. Perlak’s work is driven by politics and feelings; examines queer subjectivities, migration and potentiality of affect as a tool for registering and archiving both present continuous and past historical moments. She currently explores ‘tender crafts’ methodologies and the relationships between notions of utopia, hope, horizon and the concept of the ‘wish landscape’.

 

Perlak background is in Philosophy, which she studied in Poland and Fine Art Media that she has studied in UK (Camberwell College of Arts and Slade School of Fine Art, London).

 

Instagram: @kat_perlak

CURRENT: 

My video ‘Niolam Ja Se Kochaneczke’ (2016) is currently featured online as part of the Cole Projects / Lexi Cinema online screening: link access here

 

COMING:

The Other Art Fair  – London (19th – 22nd March)  – postponed to October 2020

FILTER Detroit, (US) research residency – postponed till summer 2021.

Venice Architecture Biennale, British Council / New Contemporaries Research Fellowship (November 2020)

 

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PRACTICE STATEMENT

 

Interviews:

‘Queer as Agency in Contemporary Art’ – Denis Maksimov in conversation with Katarzyna Perlak xxx

The Calvert Journal: Katarzyna Perlak – the artist reclaiming queer tradition for Poland (Samuel Goff)  xxx

Contemporary Lynx: There is no shame in being Eastern European (Roma Piotrowska)  xxx

The New Contemporaries vlog xxx

The New Flesh xxx

 

Reviews:

FORBES, by Natasha Gural xxx

ArtNet, by Terence Trouillot xxx

HYPEBEAST, by Nia Groce xxx