Alicja Karska


Eastern European Network

City, Country:

Warsaw, Poland


2007, 2008, 2009


July 2008 - July 2008

Alicja Karska born 1978 in Malbork/Poland.

Aleksandra Went born 1976 in Gdansk/Poland.

Alicja Karska and Aleksandra Went graduated from the faculty of Spatial Planning and Organisation at the Academy of Fine Arts Gdansk in 2003.

They work together as video artists. Their films combine everyday reality with hallucinatory narratives, urban contexts with transformations of suburban areas into dream-like mental spaces.

Their 2003 film »Spatial Planning and Organisation«, named after their academic faculty, deals with the persistence of modern ideology in contemporary life.

Selected exhibitions: »Greenhouses«, Municipal Gallery Arsenał, Poznan/Poland (2006); »Correspondances«, Polart, Strasbourg (2006); »In Poland, that is where?«, Centre of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2006); »Sandboxy (Project_1)«, Biblioteka Wydziału Prawa i Administracji, Gdansk (2005); »Nie-pokoje«, Królikarnia, National Museum, Warsaw (2004); »Spatial Planning and Organisation«, Centre of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2003).

Alicja Karska and Aleksandra Went are participants of the exchange program between Akademie Schloss Solitude and the Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw.

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