Katarzyna Perlak’s work incorporates photography, video, text and spatial practice. Her work explores affect as a tool for archiving current historical moment, particularly resonating women, migrant and queer histories.

Her background is in Philosophy and Fine Arts, which she studied in Poland and UK. Currently she is undertaking MA in Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Fine Art, London.

twitter: @perlakka

instagram: @kat_perlak



Bloomberg New Contemporaries:

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

29th January 2018 Block 336 Gallery, London






2015-2017:          Slade School of Fine Art, London,  MA in Fine Art Media 

.                   (Recipient of the Felix Slade Scholarship)

2005-2008:          Camberwell College of Arts, London,  BA Hons in Photography

1998-2003:          University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland,  MA in Philosophy




Selected Exhibitions and screenings:

06.2017:                          MONO, Courtyard Theatre, London

06.2017:                          Slade Degree Show, London

04.2017:                          Kill Your Television 07: 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, European House, London

02. 2017:                         MA & Other Post Graduates 2017 Show, Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, UK

02.2017:                          Ladrón Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

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

01.2017:                          ‘MEMEMEME’, The Crypt Gallery, London

12.2016:                         ‘Fade to Purple’, Chalton Gallery

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:                         ‘Zlosc’, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Krakow, Poland

08.2012:                         Stockholm Fringe Festival 2012, Stockholm, Sweden

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

10.2011:                        ‘PIKEA’, Freedom Bookshop and Autonomy Club Gallery, London

10.2010:                        36exp’, EASA Gallery, Manchester

06.2010:                        ‘A strange collection of original things’, Quiet Gallery, London

10.2009:                        ‘Fragile’, The Post Gallery, London

08.2009:                        ‘Cottal 61’, The Last Week Gallery, London

07.2009:                        ‘The Museum of the People’, Utrophia Project Space, London

06.2007:                        ‘Hail to whatever you found in the sunlight that surrounds you’, The Sassoon Gallery, London

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


Selected non-gallery based projects:


25.10.2010:                    Traveller Box, International Collaboration based in Denmark

Commissioned as one of the UK artists to work on the collaborative project, which sees artists from around world working with the same object – a box. On Monday 25th artist Katy Bienart and myself contributed to the project with a participatory public space intervention during which we set a “Polish Picnic” on Windrush square in Brixton, London.


10.2009:                        Der Spacer, Istanbul and Berlin

A psychogeographical walk/performance. In collaboration with artists Ilenia Bombardi and Agnieszka Roguski.


09.2009:                        Saulelydzio Atgal Sauletekis, Palanga, Lithuania

A public space intervention undertaken during Transient Spaces art residency.


09.2009:                        When You Drive It Out One Door, It Gets In Through Another / Pro Vienas Duris Isveji, Pro Kitas Ilenda, Palanga, Lithuenia

A collaborative project, which restored found film footage that was then screened in the local cinema. Produced in the context of ‘Displacements’ workshop with Cesare Pietroiusti.




Artist Residencies: 

07.2016:                          Slade FAM residency, Merz Barn, UK

07.2013:                           Reitir, Collaborative residency, Siglufjordur, Iceland

05.2013:                           Urban Art, collaborative residency, Hirschfeld, Germany.

03/04 2011:                    Figure Ground residency on a Lightship, Gillingham

04/05. 2010:                   Varmahlid, Hveragerdi, Iceland

06.2010:                           Interference, Arts Admin, London

09.2009:                          Transient Spaces – Tourist Syndrome, Palanga, Lithuania




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