Monika Czyżyk

Field of Practice:

Visual

Fellowship:

Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Helsinki, Finland

Year:

2023, 2022

Stay(s):

Oct 2022 - Mar 2023

Born in Kielce/Poland in 1989.

Monika Czyżyk is a visual artist based in Helsinki/Finland.

She received her MFA in painting from the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków/Poland in 2014, and a BFA/MFA in time and space arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2017. She works primarily with moving image in the context of experimental documentaries and socially engaged projects. She is currently researching the topic »reimagined gardening« and collecting locally sourced clay for DIY kiln firings. Her work has been shown in exhibitions including Hippolyte Gallery (2022), Helsinki; Bilsart (2022), Istanbul/Turkey; Myymälä2 Gallery (2020), Helsinki; Stroboskop Art Space (2020), Warsaw/Poland; C5 Art Space (2019), Beijing/China and the African Artist Foundation (2018), Lagos/Nigeria. Her videos have been screened at the Ann Arbor Film Festival (2021), Michigan/USA; the Zachęta National Gallery (2019), Warsaw; the New Media Society (2019), Tehran/Iran; the WRO Biennale (2017), Wrocław/Poland and at UnionDocs (2017), New York/USA. She is a grant recipient of the Arts Promotion Center (2022) and the Kone Foundation (2020). She was a resident at the Amant Foundation (2021), Siena/Italy, and at the Institute for Provocation (2019), Beijing.