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My practice centres around video, photography and performance. I have recently expanded my work to incorporate sound and I am also placing more emphasis on sculptural elements and modes of installation.

 

Politics and feelings drive my work. I engage with intersectional narratives concerning migrant, queer and women’s histories. Autobiographical experiences often form the starting point, which I then expand into inter-subjective dialogues, tapping into ideas of collective memory, shared vulnerabilities and desires.

 

Currently I am exploring the potentiality of affect as a tool for registering and archiving both present continuous and past historical moments. I have also been investigating the relationships between queer notions of utopia, hope and the concept of the ‘wish landscape’. Collecting is another strategy that I often employ in my work, and I am particularly interested in the ways that these methodologies of accumulation can engage viewers emotionally.

 

twitter: @perlakka

instagram: @kat_perlak

 

COMING:

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017:

28th September 2017:            BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK

29th January 2018:                 Block 336 Gallery, London, UK

 

 

 

Education:

 

2015-2017:                                 Slade School of Fine Art, London

MA, Fine Art Media

 

2005-2008:                                 Camberwell College of Arts, London

BA Hons, Photography

 

1998-2003:                                 University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland

MA, Philosophy

 

 

Awards/Bursaries/Scholarships:

 

2017:                                        Almacantar Studio Award (2nd prize)

 

2017:                                        Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017

 

2017:                                        Leeds Queer Film Festival Audience Choice Award

 

2016:                                        Eaton Fund Bursary

 

2016:                                        Hanna and Zdzislaw Broncel Trust Bursary

 

2016:                                        Felix Slade Scholarship

 

 

Selected Exhibitions and screenings:

 

06.2017:                                                MONO, Courtyard Theatre, London, UK

 

06.2017:                                                Slade Degree Show, London, UK

 

04.2017:                                                Burn For Me, Lime Wharf, London

 

03.2017:                                                Leeds Queer Film Festival, Leeds, UK

 

03.2017:                                                Berlin Feminist Film Week, Berlin, Germany

 

03.2017:                                                On the Verge, 12 Star Gallery, London

 

02.2017:                                                Ladrón Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

 

02.2017:                                                MA 2017 Show, Atkinson Gallery, Milfield

 

02.2017:                                                ON & OFF, Proyecto Medellin Gallery, Mexico City

 

01.2017:                                                MeMeMeMe, The Crypt Gallery, London

 

12.2016:                                                Fade to Purple, Chalton Gallery, London

 

10.2016:                                                Forwards + Backwards, Donna Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

 

10.2016:                                                STOFF Festival, Stockholm, Sweden

 

07.2016:                                               Autocorrect ruined my life, Chalton Gallery, London

 

03.2016:                                               Flare, London LGBT Film Festival, BFI, London

 

02.2016:                                              Bounty Bars n Oreo Cookies, Rich Mix, London

 

08.2014:                                               Biennale del Salento, Lecce, Italy

 

11. 2013:                                               Paratissima Art Fair, Torino, Italy

 

05.2013:                                                Zlość, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Krakow, Poland

 

08.2012:                                               Stockholm Fringe Festival 2012, Stockholm, Sweden

 

07.2011:                                                Stage the space, Betahaus Gallery, Berlin, Germany

 

04.2007:                                               Unknown Capitals, Korea Foundation Cultural Centre, Seoul, South Korea

 

 

 

 

Artist Residencies:

 

2016:                                        Merz Barn, Cumbria, UK

 

2013:                                        Reitir, Siglufjordur, Iceland

 

2013:                                        Urban Art, Hirschfeld, Germany

 

2011:                                        Figure Ground, Gillingham, UK

 

2010:                                        Varmahlid, Hveragerdi, Iceland

 

2010:                                        Interference, Arts Admin, London

 

2009:                                        Transient Spaces – Tourist Syndrome, Palanga, Lithuania

 

 

Publications:

 

2014:                                        Geeked. Urban Femisnist Geek – The Intersectionality Issue, London

 

2014:                                        In the City, Hanover Project at the University of Lancashire, Preston

 

2010:                                        36EXP, EASA Gallery, Manchester

 

 

Educational:

 

2017:                                        Art and Vulnerability: Brexit, Migration and Queer Diasporas. – artist talk at UCL, part of 2017 UCL Festival of Culture. London, UK

http://www.femininemoments.dk/blog/tag/katarzyna-perlak/

 

2017:                                        Artist Lunchtime Crit, Turf Projects. London, UK http://www.aqnb.com/2017/03/16/katarzyna-perlak-hosting-artist-lunchtime-crit-at-turf-projects-mar-18/

 

2017:                                        Performing for (and alongside) the camera – artist talk for BA Photography students, Camberwell College of Arts. London, UK