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Kama Sokolnicka

Author of collages, paintings, drawings, videos and site-specific installations.
Born in 1978 in Wrocław (Poland), where she lives. Graduated in 2003 from graphic arts faculty at Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Poland. Artistic residences in Art OMI, New York (2013), Centre Européen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines in Strasbourg (2004). Stipendist of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2011), nominated to Award of Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation (2011). Artworks in the collection of Museum of Art, Łódź, Ujazdowski Castle CCA, Warsaw, The Lower Silesian Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts, Museum in Gliwice and many  private collections.

Kama Sokolnicka collages, in which the heavily framed images are composed within diptich or triptich sequences, bring to mind the Kuleshov Effect. They juxtapose pictures found in old newspapers, magazines and books, provoking the viewer to both reconstruct and question some strange, revue narrative. The moment in which the ephemeral, unclear visions emerge makes the recipient realize how active he/she is in creating the mental images and their contexts.

In her works she uses a wide range of techniques and media strategies, from collages and painting to site-specific and video installations. Focuses mainly on processes connected with place, territory, image as a function of memory, emotions, perception, necessity of orientation in surrounding and horror vacui phenomenon.

Selected solo exhibitions:
2017
- Tinnitus, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
2015
- Zespół niespokojnych nóg, BWA Zielona Góra
- Krzewienie kultury, BWA Tarnów
2014
- Sleep Disorders, Progress Gallery, Paryż
- Superficial, pf gallery, Poznań
2012
- Rusty elements of our garden, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw
- Niezbyt wyraźnie, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
- Disappoint of View, Awangarda BWA gallery, Wrocław
2011
- RESZTKI, Winter Salon, Warsaw
- GLOOM WITH A VIEW, Kordegarda, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
- REDUCED MODEL, Wozownia Art Gallery, Toruń
2009
- ON WHITENESS, THE ELLIPSE AND BOREDOM, BWA Studio, Wrocław
- A PHANTOM AND A STILL LANDSCAPE, Entropia Gallery, Wrocław
2007
- REALATIONS/microstatics, Entropia Gallery, Wrocław
2005
- BAUMPULLOVER, Polish Collection, Leipzig
2003
- BOILER HOUSE WITH LIVING FACILITIES, Museum of Architecture, Wrocław

Selected group exhibitions:
2019
- Trip, BWA Wrocław
2018
- Between Salvation and Constitution, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw
- Imagine a World Where The Opposite of Light Isn’t Dark, ZONA Sztuki Aktualnej, Szczecin
- My, ľudia (We, the People), Central Slovakian Gallery, Banská Bystrica
2017
- Concrete Wrocław, Contemporary Museum Wrocław
- FLOW / The Return of the Catfish, Księgarnia/Wystawa, Kraków
2016
- Center of Unbalance. Synchronization 2016, Bęc Zmiana, Warszawa
- The Germans Did Not Come, Kunsthaus Dresden
- Meet Me at the Newsstand, kiosk.6 / TING, Weimar
- Over Time..., BWA Studio, Wrocław
- Jet lag, Platan Gallery, Budapest
- The Wild West, Ludwig Museum, Budapest
- Midnight Show IV, 16th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival, Wrocław
- Space as a Place, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin
- Small Sculptural Forms, BWA Warszawa
- The Wild West. Die Geschichte der Breslauer Avantgarde, Kunstmuseum Bochum
- Things, Museum of Archeology and Ethnography, Łódź
- Ranne szychty, Gdańska Galeria Miejska, Gdańsk
2015
- Skin, Awangarda gallery BWA Wrocław
2014
- The Germans Did Not Come, Contemporary Museum Wrocław
- Shadow Architecture, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
- Midnight Show II, Galeria Dizajn BWA Wrocław
- Hate is reality, Studio BWA Wrocław
2013
- Not Book, Beit Ha'ir, Tel Aviv
- Midnight Show, BWA Design Gallery, Wrocław
- Bazaristan, Wrocław
- Prostor Zlin, Bata Institut, Zlin
- 15th Media Art Biennale WRO 2013, Pałac Ballestremów, Wrocław
- Czas kolażu, Kordegarda, Warsaw
2012
- Alphaville, Griffin Artspace, Warsaw
- The Artificial Fullmoon, Contemporary Museum, Wrocław
- Kopalnia i fantom, Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow
- Unwanted Visitors, Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool
- PAREKIA, Czytelnia Sztuki, Gliwice
- Objects and Disintegrations, GGM2, Gdańsk
- Myth and Melancholy, Muzeum Współczesne, Wrocław, Bielska BWA Gallery, Bielsko-Biała
2011
- Ultima Thule, Studio BWA, Wrocław
- YPA on Tour, Schillerpark, Berlin; espazio trapezio, Madrid
- For Kids and Adults, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade
- Emergency Room, European Culture Congress, Wrocław
- Tomorrow Never Dies, European Culture Congress, Wrocław
- For Kids and Adults, Gallery BWA Awangarda, Wrocław
- Entropy of Art part II, Entropy Gallery, Wrocław
- Exchange of Gifts, Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Wrocław
- evolution, M21 (Museum of Twenty-First Century), Langenlois
- Award of the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Kraków
2010
- PEEP GENERATED, Museum of Art, Łódź
- 2. ART AND DOCUMENTATION FESTIVAL, Focus Łódź Biennal, Łódź
- THE DUMP, Center of Contemporary Art Łaźnia, Gdańsk
- UNFINISHED BUSINESS, Waterside Project Space, London
2009
- The Lower Silesian Society Collection of Fine Arts, Museum of Architecture, Wrocław
- THE SCENE OF THE CRIME, Entropia Gallery, Wrocław
- Luleå Art Biennial LAB09, Luleå
- Insides/insights, ANNE+ Art Projects, Ivry-sur-Seine
- HIDDEN, BWA Studio, Wrocław
2008
- Animator, Arsenał Municipal Gallery, Poznań
- TRANSFERT, Gallerie Polacche, Rome
- ENTROPIA IS GROWING UP, Entropia Gallery, Wrocław
2007
- UNCONVENTIONAL BOOKS FROM POLAND, National Print Museum, Dublin
- TRANSFORMATIONS, BWA Awangarda, Wrocław
- MUTATIONS, FRAC, Alsace
2006
- BOOK ART, Book Art Museum, Łódź
2004
- DOMU, ADEAS Galerie, Strasburg