Broken Hearts Hotel (2021). Video still.

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Katarzyna Perlak works in moving image, performance, sound, textiles and installation. Her work is driven by politics and feelings examining queer subjectivities, migration and the potentiality of affect as a tool for registering and archiving both present, continuous and past historical moments.

Katarzyna is a Polish born artist, based in London. Her background is in Philosophy, which she studied in Poland, and Fine Art Media which she studied at Camberwell College of Arts (2008) and Slade School of Fine Art (2017).  Her films have been shown widely at film festivals across Europe and she was part of Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2017. She has exhibited internationally, including: Young Curators New Ideas V, Detroit Art Week, Detroit; I was, but just awake, Art Night, London (2019); Tighten Throat and Butterflies, Metal, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (2018); A Day of Learning, Diaspora Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice (2017) and  Remote Intimacies, Leslie – Lohman Museum of Arts, New York & ONE Archives, Los Angeles, (2021).


INVISIBLE GODDESS, Magazzino Gallery, Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice, Italy (24th - 27th Nov, screening programme coinciding with the closing week of Venice Biennale).

THE GUARDIAN - Survey II review – ‘like a David Lynch riff on my grandma’s lounge’, by Hannah Clugston 

THE CALVERT JOURNAL — How one artist is making space for queer love — by celebrating heartbreak, by Anastasiia Fedorova

FORBES — Warped Disney Fantasy, Polish Lesbian Wedding, Boston’s Gentrification, Regional Queer History, And More, Occupy Hotel Rooms In Radical Curatorial Installations, by Natasha Gural

ARTNET — As Detroit’s Reputation for Emerging Art Grows, a Wildly Ambitious Citywide Festival Shows a New Generation of Artists on the Rise, by Terence Trouillot

HYPEBEAST — How Emerging Initiatives Are Highlighting Detroit’s Evolving Arts Scene, by Nia Groce

THE CALVERT JOURNAL — Katarzyna Perlak: The artist reclaiming queer tradition for Poland (Samuel Goff)



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Texts and images by Katarzyna Perlak. Site  by Yvon Langué. Copyright © 2021 Katarzyna Perlak.