Anna Ostoya

BORN 1978, Kraków

Anna Ostoya born in 1978 in Krakow, Poland . Her multi-media practice includes collage, painting, sculpture, and sound. It spans multiple aesthetic traditions, drawing on art history, theory and literature.  In the past few years her work has dealt with the subjects surrounding violence and war, avant-garde histories, and the contemporary information overload. Ostoya studied at Parsons School of Art and Design in Paris and at Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main.  From 2008 to 2009 she participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York City. Ostoya has had solo shows at Silberkuppe in Berlin (2011), Bortolami Gallery in New York (2011), Tegenboschvanvreden in Amsterdam (2011), Foksal in Warsaw (2010), Center for Contemporary Art Kronika in Bytom (2010). She was invited to participate in two biennials, Manifesta 7 in Rovereto (2008) and the 2nd Athens Biennial (2009). Her work has been exhibited in group shows including the Powet Plant, Toronto (2011), Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2010), Andreas Grimm Gallery in Munich (2010), Lisson Gallery in London (2009) and Zacheta National Gallery in Warsaw (2007). She presented a lecture-performance wykład-performace at The Sculpture Center in New York in 2010. In 2007 the Hesse Cultural Foundation awarded her a yearlong residency in London. In 2009 Ostoya received the Mloda Polska Fellowship and in 2010 she was invited to the a-i-r laboratory residency at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw.

Landscapes and Monochromes ‘09
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Anna Ostoya

Landscapes and Monochromes ‘09

2009 / paper, canvas / 51 x 41 cm / no. 0112 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0 1/ 2 Wróć
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Landscapes and Monochromes ‘09 is a series of collages on canvas created by Anna Ostoya using economic diagrams and statistics from daily newspapers from all over the world, hence the works are faded pink, gray and blue hues. As the collages are very precise, the viewer can easily read the tables. The information is visible, but its’ sense is lost. ”Landscapes and Monochromes ‘09” are rooted in two artistic practices. On one hand they can be perceived as abstract works relating to the real world via economic analyses. On the other hand, they are close to minimalistic and conceptual art, which often includes a strong political voice. The works gain additional value by relating to a specific economic and political situation, in which they were created. The date in the title brings to mind the global recession. The works were presented for the first time at the Financial District Exhibition at the ISCP in New York in 2009.

Landscapes and Monochromes '09
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Anna Ostoya

Landscapes and Monochromes '09

2009 / paper, canvas / 51 x 41 cm / no. 0113 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0 2/ 2 Wróć
Description

Landscapes and Monochromes ‘09 is a series of collages on canvas created by Anna Ostoya using economic diagrams and statistics from daily newspapers from all over the world, hence the works are faded pink, gray and blue hues. As the collages are very precise, the viewer can easily read the tables. The information is visible, but its’ sense is lost. ”Landscapes and Monochromes ‘09” are rooted in two artistic practices. On one hand they can be perceived as abstract works relating to the real world via economic analyses. On the other hand, they are close to minimalistic and conceptual art, which often includes a strong political voice. The works gain additional value by relating to a specific economic and political situation, in which they were created. The date in the title brings to mind the global recession. The works were presented for the first time at the Financial District Exhibition at the ISCP in New York in 2009.
 

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