Zuzanna Bartoszek and Ala Savashevich awarded with The ING Polish Art Foundation Prize

This year The ING Polish Art Foundation Prize goes to Zuzanna Bartoszek whose solo exhibition "A Walk with a Knife" is on view at the Stereo gallery and to Ala Savashevich whose piece "Pose.Position. Way" is on wiew at the exhibition "Inscriptions of Identity. Affinity, Difference, Gesture" at the Biuro Wystaw gallery.

After long and very intense discussion the jury decided to award two different but complementary artistic positions or ways to address the problems of today‘s society and articulate personal attitudes towards it. Zuzanna Bartoszek explores through her paintings a special type of loneliness in the middle of the society and within a specific social field, which is today’s Polish art scene. On the other hand, Ala Savashevich’s intermedia work reflects, through the use of basic and universally comprehensible attributes, social pressure and the mechanism that determine the ways of controlling the female body and the violent promotion of gender stereotypes. Both positions are very important contribution to the debate about the power of contemporary art.


Jury: Weronika Szwarc-Bronikowska (Colector of contemporaty art), Marek Pokorný (Curator, director of the Plato gallery in Ostrava), Hanna Wróblewska (Director of Zachęta – Narodowa Galeria Sztuki), Kamila Bondar, Marcin Kryszeń (Board members of ING Polish Art Foundation).



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