About the artist
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
For a full CV with exhibitions and awards, please visit the artist's website.
My practice centres around video, photography and performance. I have recently expanded my work to incorporate sound and 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.
Artist website: katarzynaperlak.com