Alicja Bielawska

BORN 1980, Warszawa

Alicja Bielawska (b. 1980 in Warsaw) is an art history graduate from Warsaw University and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and a participant in the European Exchange Academy in Beelitz, Germany (2008). She received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2012), the Startstipendium, Mondriaan Fonds (2012/13), the Młoda Polska Scholarship (2014), and one from the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (2014). She creates sculptures, installations, and drawings, and writes poetry. Her work focuses on the material sphere of everyday life and the relationships between objects, interiors, and memories. She is interested in the relativity of our perception and the role memory plays in it.

She has displayed her work at solo exhibitions, including: Fuzzy Sets, Weekender #17 at Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, before the transit after the shift at Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn (2014), Kiedy rzeczy znajdą swoje miejsce [When Things Find Their Place] at the BWA in Zielona Góra (2013), Przybrane kształty (Adopted Shapes) at the Arsenał Gallery in Białystok (2012), Obroty rzeczy (The Revolutions of Things) Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw (2010), - Mam poczucie, że o czymś zapomniałam. - Myślę, że za dużo pamiętasz (I Feel I Forgot Something. I Think You Remember Too Much) at Czarna Gallery in Warsaw (2010), We Don't Think Enough About Staircases at the Kunstenaarsinitiatief Paraplufabriek, Nijmegen, Holland (2010), and The Mountains – grow unnoticed -, at Teto Projects, Amsterdam (2010). Her work is found in the collections of the Podlesie Zachęta Association of Fine Arts and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, as well as in private collections in Poland and Holland.
 

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Alicja Bielawska

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2011 / coloured pencil, paper / 30 x 42 cm / no. 0136 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0 1/ 4 Wróć
Description

Alicja Bielawska makes installations, objects, and drawings. Her focus is on everyday objects and materials, linking them with recollections. Her spatial relations often build tension between materials and forms, pairing fabrics and metal frames or spreading brightly-colored translucent drapes in a space to affect perception. She also works with everyday materials, such as floor panels or linoleum, whose unusual application has a powerful impact on the viewer's imagination.
Drawings are a separate sphere of Alicja Bielawska's work. Though they are often created in relation to spatial forms, they are not sketches. It happens that they accompany the process of preparing another project, becoming its consummation or essence. As in the case of the installations, their intense colors are important. Some are exercises that recall those drawn by children as manual training. Bielawska uses colored paper, chalk, and construction paper to allude to childhood. Different spheres of the viewer's imagination come into play depending on his/her sensitivity to color, spatial sensibility, and individual memories.

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Alicja Bielawska

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2013 / pencil, ink, paper / 30 x 42 cm / no. 0137 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0 2/ 4 Wróć
Description

Alicja Bielawska makes installations, objects, and drawings. Her focus is on everyday objects and materials, linking them with recollections. Her spatial relations often build tension between materials and forms, pairing fabrics and metal frames or spreading brightly-colored translucent drapes in a space to affect perception. She also works with everyday materials, such as floor panels or linoleum, whose unusual application has a powerful impact on the viewer's imagination.
Drawings are a separate sphere of Alicja Bielawska's work. Though they are often created in relation to spatial forms, they are not sketches. It happens that they accompany the process of preparing another project, becoming its consummation or essence. As in the case of the installations, their intense colors are important. Some are exercises that recall those drawn by children as manual training. Bielawska uses colored paper, chalk, and construction paper to allude to childhood. Different spheres of the viewer's imagination come into play depending on his/her sensitivity to color, spatial sensibility, and individual memories.

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Alicja Bielawska

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2014 / pencil, ink, oil pastel, coloured pencil, paper / 30 x 42 cm / no. 0138 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0 3/ 4 Wróć
Description

Alicja Bielawska makes installations, objects, and drawings. Her focus is on everyday objects and materials, linking them with recollections. Her spatial relations often build tension between materials and forms, pairing fabrics and metal frames or spreading brightly-colored translucent drapes in a space to affect perception. She also works with everyday materials, such as floor panels or linoleum, whose unusual application has a powerful impact on the viewer's imagination.
Drawings are a separate sphere of Alicja Bielawska's work. Though they are often created in relation to spatial forms, they are not sketches. It happens that they accompany the process of preparing another project, becoming its consummation or essence. As in the case of the installations, their intense colors are important. Some are exercises that recall those drawn by children as manual training. Bielawska uses colored paper, chalk, and construction paper to allude to childhood. Different spheres of the viewer's imagination come into play depending on his/her sensitivity to color, spatial sensibility, and individual memories.

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Alicja Bielawska

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2014 / pencil, ink, paper / 50 x 65,5 cm / no. 0139 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0 4/ 4 Wróć
Description

Alicja Bielawska makes installations, objects, and drawings. Her focus is on everyday objects and materials, linking them with recollections. Her spatial relations often build tension between materials and forms, pairing fabrics and metal frames or spreading brightly-colored translucent drapes in a space to affect perception. She also works with everyday materials, such as floor panels or linoleum, whose unusual application has a powerful impact on the viewer's imagination.
Drawings are a separate sphere of Alicja Bielawska's work. Though they are often created in relation to spatial forms, they are not sketches. It happens that they accompany the process of preparing another project, becoming its consummation or essence. As in the case of the installations, their intense colors are important. Some are exercises that recall those drawn by children as manual training. Bielawska uses colored paper, chalk, and construction paper to allude to childhood. Different spheres of the viewer's imagination come into play depending on his/her sensitivity to color, spatial sensibility, and individual memories.

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