Alicja Wysocka is a visual artist working both in Poland and Frankfurt am Main/Germany. She is currently enrolled at the Städelschule Academy of Fine Arts in Frankfurt am Main. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Fine Arts in Poznan/Poland in 2010, after also studying at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków/Poland. Wysocka also studied cognitive science and philosophy of mind at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Kraków and at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels/Belgium.
Workshops with communities frequently inform her artistic practice and instigate further local research based on interactions around personal stories and histories. She is interested in alternative economies and is fascinated with crafts and costumes as an identity – both individually and collectively. Wysocka seeks to explore economic models and common community-based forms of coexistence such as craft making, rituals connected to a sense of identity, or forms of collaboration which function as a collective therapeutic experience.
She usually performs all collaborations under the name Alfa Omegi, whereby the end result or product is not as important as the process of trial and error, the development of collaborations and the evolution of workshop meetings.
Wysocka’s recent social projects include the Ushirika Cooperative (since 2017) and Solstice (since 2018). She received the artistic scholarship of the City of Warsaw in 2019, the DAAD Prize 2018 (prize awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD) and completed the scholarship program by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2017.