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ALEKandra Sarna (leads a nomadic lifestyle between Łódź [PL], Newcastle [UK] and Berlin [DE]. )

 

Simulation artist creating site-specific virtual worlds, performances using VR/gaming technology, speculative CGI films often in the form of multimedia installations incorporating physical elements. Studies the spaces between reality, 2D and virtual 3D representation. Often rendering digital environments constructed from alternative objects within fictional or real scenarios. Her visual narratives are built on the basis of subjective perception, organization and interpretation of impressions in order to understand the surroundings in an era in which nature, humanity and technology overlaps.

 

At the end of 2019, together with Tommy Otonoke co-founded the performative collective at the junction of the visual and sound arts - Mŏk_pang_.

 

Her works are shown at exhibitions and festivals such as: Art Museum MS1 in Łódź, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, Labirynt Gallery, TRAFO Trafostation of Art, Formatova Intercultural Visual Form #3, Obrońców Stalingradu 17, Agora Arts Circle, Poleski Punkt Odbioru Sztuki,, Parallel Photo Platform, 9th YYoung Triennale.

 

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions and Screenings

 

2020              "So Long As We Still Live",  9TH  Young Triennale in Oronsko, Centre of Polish Sculpture in Oronsko

 

2019               Videonews, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin

2019               Future Dust, Punkt Odbioru Sztuki and Poleski Ośrodek Sztuki, WI-MA, Lodz

2019               48k możliwości: lecture and performance, The Foundation of Cultural Education Ad Arte,Pawilon, Poznan

2019                Foreign Bodies, Stroboskop Art Space and Carnation Contemporary at Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw

2019                Screeing VIDEO IDIOM, Wet film coop and Lodz Czterech Kultur,  Łódź of Four Cultures Festival, Lodz

2019               “No Budget Show” Fundacja Towot Squat, Kazimierz Dolny

2019               "CINÉ OPEN BAR avec Formatova Chez Les Grands Voisins",  Intercultural Visual Form #3,  Formatova, Les Grands Voisins, Paris

2019               “Commotion”, Art Museum MS1, Lodz

2019               “Hotspot_JEST”, JEST Gallery, Wroclaw

2019               “Bez Obaw i Nienawiści”, Poleski Punkt Odbioru Sztuki, Lodz

2019               "Borders of (im)materiality", Art Incubator, The Art Factory, Lodz

 

2018               Videonews, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin

2018               Young Wolves 18 Art Festival , TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art, Szczecin

                          (Collective Everybody Loves Somebody - Marta Krześlak, Małgorzata Pawlak, Kornel Kowalski, Alek Sarna)

2018               „Hommage á la liberté”, The Strzemiński Academy of Art Łódź,  Lodz

2018               Brutal Movie Night vol. I, The Primal Uproar selection, LOOPHOLE, Berlin

2018               “The Hidden Light”, Intercultural Visual Form #3, Formatova & Kino Bodo, TU, Lodz

2018               “The Hidden Light”, Intercultural Visual Form  #3, Formatova, Kino Eufemia, Warszawa

2018               “The Hidden Light” Intercultural Visual Form #3, Formatova, Projection à la Trockette, 125, Rue du Chemin Vert, Paris

2018               Primal Uproar vol. III, MS Stubnitz, Hamburg

2018               Intercultural Visual Form #3, Formatova,  Paris Salon Art Contemporian & Street Art, Place Saint-Sulpice, Paris

2018               “The Hidden Light” Intercultural Visual Form #3, Cafe de la Commune Libre d’Aligre, Paris

2018               “Witamy w krainie piękna i prawdy”, Galeria ASP Piotrkowska 68, Lodz

2018               “A Łódź?”, Obrońców Stalingradu 17, Szczecin

2018               “The Hidden Light”, Intercultural Visual Form #3,  Formatova, Institut français de Pologne à Cracovie, Krakow

2018               “Missing Element”, Agora Art Circle, Art Lacuna  - Project Space, Wandsworth Arts Fringe, London

2018               “SNAP out of it!” Kolonia Artystów - Dolne  Miasto, Gdansk

 

 

 

Workshops

 

2019               “We need mirrors” workshops on 3D and photogrammetry techniques with Philo van Kemenade, Digital Cultures - LIVING ARCHIVES, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw

2019               Welcoming New Art Forms (I was trendy once) with Joseph Cutts, Digital Cultures - LIVING ARCHIVES, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw

2019               48k możliwości with Szymon Kaliski, Marek Straszak and Ella Zwietnig,  The Foundation of Cultural Education Ad Arte,

                          Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center PSNC, Poznan

2019               VIDEO IDIOM. Summer School, Wet film coop and Lodz Czterech Kultur,  Łódź of Four Cultures Festival, Lodz

2019               Performativity, choreography and carnality in the practice of visual arts. Workshops of the Art Museum at the Władysław Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź

                          with Iza Szostak, Katarzyna Słoboda, Łukasz Ogórek and Daniel Muzyczuk.

2018                Workshops: Masterclass for curators and photographers with Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger  and Federico Clavarino, PARALLEL - European Photo Based

                          Platform & Fotofestiwal - International Festival of Photography in Lodz,  Lodz

2018               “Między Zabawą, a Performancem”, 17.Międzynarodowe Warsztaty Niepokoju  Twórczego Kieszeń Vincenta, Poznan

2018               Workshops with Ewa Zarzycka, Lodz

2018               OPWA Ogólnopolskiej Płaszczyzny Współpracy  Akademickiej, „Intervention in the public space of the Polish Center of Sculpture in Oronsko as

                          a result of motivating activities in the post-avant-garde era”, Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, Oronsko

2018               “Warsztat Pracy” Curating workshops by Art Museum MS1 with Joanna Rajkowska, Lodz

2018               “Perform_tech” with Laura Netz, The Art Factory, Lodz

 

 

 

Internships

 

2018         Anna Uddenberg, Berlin

 

 

 

Scholarships

 

2020        Mayor of Lodz Artistic Scholarship

2019         Marschal of Lodz Artistic Scholarship

2019         Culture and National Heritage Scholarship

2018         Rector Academy of Art Scholarship

 

 

 

Education

 

2017-now     MA, Visual Projects, Faculty of Visual Arts, Academy of Fine Arts  in Lodz

2011-2014   First-class honours BA(Hons) of Arts in Fashion, University of Derby, United Kingdom