ARTIST STATEMENT

The main tools of my practice are language and waste. Language mediated by technology and socio-economic dynamics. English enhanced with new interpretations, poetic and broken by non-Anglosaxon speakers. Waste as an effect of symbolic and material overproduction, hoarding, circulating. I believe that clashing these two elements can give a surplus of unknown potential.


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Born in 1979. Lives and works in Warsaw and Copenhagen.

SELECTED PRESS

See more at culture.pl
new 2019 interview featured at c/o Vienna
more about SURPLUS at Vogue magazine
10 pages individual feature insert in the printed 2018 issue of Contemporary Lynx magazine
see also interview May 2017
also interview at contemporary Lynx magazine here

SHOWS:
upcoming:
Aukcja Sztuki Refugees Welcome, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
2020
Bending Towards unknown, Art Hub Copenhagen
Floraphilia, Temporary Gallery, Cologne
2019
SURPLUS at Potentiale, Feldkirch, Austria
Floraphilia. Rewolucja Roślin at Biennale Warszawa 
SURPLUS at Opener festival, Gdynia, Poland
Random Selection at Paperlust Photobook Fest, Krakow
Line 88, Leto gallery, Warsaw
Wear Polish, NEONYT, Berlin Fashion Week

2018
Floraphilia, Akademie der Kunste der Welt, Cologne
SURPLUS X KOLEKTIV 318, Galerie 318, Marseille
SURPLUS X Photomonth, Krakow Photomonth, Tytano, Krakow
SURPLUS X CALVERT, performance and book launch, Calvert 22 Foundation, London
Look mum no hands, drawing performance for Contemporary Lynx, Calvert 22, London

2017
SURPLUS popup, offspace, Warsaw
Look mum no hands, drawing performance for Contemporary Lynx, Salon Zimowy, Warsaw
Look mum no hands, drawing performance for Contemporary Lynx, during frieze London
SHADE, performance in collaboration with Bozna Milan, Leto, Teatr Studio, Warsaw Gallery Weekend
Friend of a friend, LSI showcase, Camden Arts Centre, London
SURPLUS popup, The Hive, Hackney Wicks, London
SURPLUS popup, Quadrat, Berlin Fashion Week, Berlin
So What feat. Slow Download, Doomed Gallery, London
Baltic 39/ Figure Four by Kati Karki, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle
New Year's Resolutions, photobook exhibition, BWA DIZAJN, Wroclaw

2016
Different=Irreplacable, by Nick Knight ShowStudio, Stary Browar Poznań
The sea, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art Kraków
In the pines, In the pines, performance, Nida Art Colony, Lithuania
Visual Spa, Matosek/Niezgoda, Warsaw
Random Selection, XS, Warsaw
Books from Poland, Istanbul photobook Festival, Istanbul
So What, galeria I, FreshfromPoland/Cracow Fringe
Random Selection, galeria I, FreshfromPoland/Cracow Fringe
Future reality, XS, Warsaw

2015
A Million Lines, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow
TEXT: IMAGE / IMAGE: TEXT, Symbiosis, Fotogalerie Wien, Austria
Make sure you freeze grandma, Gallery Fridge, Akureyri, Iceland
Justina&co.uk, Photobook show, Benaki Museum, Athens Photo Festival
Inside out, WANTED Design Festival, New York
I wish everyday could be like Christmas, Delta Total, Hjalteryii, Iceland
I'M HERE FOR YOU, Amatorska, London

2014
Print Control Yearbook premiere, Bookoff@Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
You can't choose your neighbors, SOMA SUMMER, Mexico city
Photo Book of the Year, Łódź Art Center, Fotofestival Lódź 2014
Strong feelings, CAC, Troy, NY
A mermaid of South Dakota, installation&performance, AIAR, Mexico
Hecho Aqui, AIAR, Mexico
Coś pozytywnego, Małopolski Ogród Sztuki, Kraków

2013
Lido#3, performance, Venice
One hundred favorites, solo show, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Justina&co.uk, solo show, Art Agenda Nova, Krakow
Varnish on paper, MAJ, experimental section at Krakow Photomonth

2012
Orgy for the end of the world (as we know it), performance night, Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków
Icons, Raum 58, Munich
Cieszyn, love from away, Galeria Szara, Cieszyn

2011
Body in the Library, BWA Design, Wrocław
Lido#2, performance, Venice

2010
Justina is, solo show, Łódź Art Center, Fotofestival Łódź 2010
The chronicle of the forseen homecomings, Modernism in Borderlands, Skoczów

2009
Lido#1, performance, Venice
Girls, Factory of Photography, Fotofestival Łódź 2009

RESIDENCIES:
ongoing:
2020
Desk Residency at Art Hub Copenhagen

2019:
Danish Art Workshops, Copenhagen
2017:
London Summer Intensive, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL and Camden Arts Centre, London
2016
DIY13, Live Art Development Agency & Delfina Foundation, London
Das Weisse Haus Vienna
Nida Art Colony, Lithuania (by IAM & A-I-R Laboratory, CCA Ujazdowski Castle)
2015
Gamli Skoli, Iceland
2014
SOMA Summer, Mexico city
Contemporary Art Center, Troy NY, USA
AIAR International Artist Residency, Mexico

AWARDS &NOMINATIONS:
2019
selected for the international programme LET'S EXHIBIT 2019 by Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw
selected to represent Polish sustainable design at NEONYT Berlin Fashion Week by Polish Institute of Culture

2018
selected for the international programme LET'S EXHIBIT 2018 by Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw
2016
10 best photo publications of the year shortlist at culture.pl, "Random Selcetion" artbook
among nominated by Print Control, "Random Selcetion" artbook
2015
Athens Photo Festival, photobook shortlist, "Justina&CO.UK" artbook
2014
the Polish Photobook of the Year (self publishing category), "Justina&CO.UK" artbook
MACK First Book Award, London - among the 12 shortlisted for the prize, "Justina&CO.UK" artbook
Bok de Jour at Self Publish Be Happy, London, "Justina&CO.UK" artbook
2009
Young Talent Prize and the Audience’s Choice prize at Fotofestival Łódź
Audience’s Choice Prize
2008
Transvisualia Mediascream Festival – honorable mention

LECTURES / WORKSHOPS / ARTIST TALKS:

2020:
Social and economic inequalities, talk & workshops at The Department of Economics, Warsaw University
Institutional Work and Conditions of Collaboration, international seminar at Art Hub Copenhagen
2019:
Scream your Screen, conducting creative writting for public space, Potentiale Festival, Feldkirch, Austria
Sustainable Fashion Forum, Vogue Festival, Warsaw
Wear Polish, Berlin Fashion Week, panel discussion, Berlin

2018:
Trigger Warning, There There, performative workshop, CAMP Centre for Art on Migration and Politics, Copenhagen
Language: From Practice to Action, seminar curated by Maija Rudovska and Inga Lāce, Kim? & Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga
guided tour on the Floraphilia show, Akademie der Kunste der Welt, Cologne
Write the print, conducting art-writing workshops, End-less project, Warsaw
WTF IS SURPLUS speed-dating at Copenhagen Fashion Summit, Copenhagen
artist talk and book launch, Krakow Photomonth, Krakow
WTF IS SURPLUS book launch, Calvert 22 Foundation, London
artist talk for Luca School of Arts in Ghent, Warsaw

2017:
Open Studio Night, Slade Research Centre, LSII residency, London
Slow Download, artist talk, London, 3rd Feb 2017
2016
book launch &artist talk @ Photomonth Krakow
2015
Million lines, workshop, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Krakow
Artbook in the context of art practice, panel discussion, Warsaw Art Book Fair, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
Collaboration as an art process, lecture, Academy of Fine Art in Krakow, Photography Department
Intermediality as an art process, lecture, Academy of Fine Art in Krakow, Photography Department

2014
curating III and IV round of AIAR residency, Mexico

COLLECTIONS:

Akademie der Kunste der Welt, Cologne
MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art Kraków
The National Media Museum in Bradford
The Library Project / Photoireland in Dublin
Selfpublish Be Happy, London

EDUCATION:
2018
HOW TO BE REAL, performative choreographic workshop, Nowy Teatr, Warsaw
2016
Nida Doctoral Seminar, free auditor, Nida, Lithuania
2014
SOMA Summer, Mexico city
2008
MA at Photography and Intermedia, Graphics Department at Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow
2007
Scholarship at Photography Department at Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp
2006
BA at Graphic Design, Graphics Department at Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow
2005
MA at Journalism and Mass Communication at Jagiellonian University in Krakow

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PRESS:
SURPLUS at Berlin Fashion Week, 2017
interview, semi-zine, 2017
Faces of chance / Wcielenia przypadku czyli o Raandom Selection Magdy Buczek, Fotopolis 2016
Polish artists animate still nature, ID magazine, Polish edition, 2017
CULTURE.PL, 2016
About the book, 2016
Best photo publications of 2016
Let's Talk About Justina. Baby! Contemporary Lynx, interview, 2014
Self Publish Be Happy, 2015
Magenta Magazine, A mermaid of South Dakota, 2015
SEZON, photos, 2015
PRINT CONTROL Yearbooks, best of 2014 and 2016
KTW 5 pages collage pictorial on Silesia, 2014
MOCAK Forum, cover and photos, 2014
MAJ magazine, experimental section of Kraków Photomonth 2013
WYSOKIE OBCASY, 2013
WAW magazine, 2011
Kultura Natychmiastowa, 2013

TEXTS:

Net transformations, WRSW/BRLN 2016
The place where you are, Fresh from Poland magazine no1, 2016
American landmarks and ghosts, Rebecca Shippee, Strong feelings
Notes and prophesies on collaboration and participation, Magda Buczek
SPEED DATING, a collaborative publication of artists of SOMA Summer residency in Mexico city
The Return of Justina, Aneta Rostkowska, JUSTINA&CO.UK
Powrót Justyny, Aneta Rostkowska, JUSTINA&CO.UK



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