2013 | NYC | Artist
RESIDENCY DATES: November-January 2013
Hometown: Cieszyn, Poland
Lives and Works: Warsaw, Poland
Education: National Film Television and Theatre School, Łódź, Poland (MA, PhD in progress)
Karolina Breguła is a Polish multimedia artist who creates installations, happenings, video and photography. A graduate of the National Film Television and Theatre School in Łódź, Bregula is now completing her Phd. She has recently been nominated for the “Views 2013 – Deutsche Bank Foundation Award” exhibition award at the Zacheta National Gallery in Warsaw that presents "the most interesting young, but already established, Polish artists" (currently on view). See:
Bergula has performed and exhibited in institutional contexts such as the National Museum in Warsaw (Poland), Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (Poland); Centre for Contemporary Art Łaźnia, Gdańsk (Poland); Kalmar Museum of Art, Kalmar (Sweden); Real Art Ways, Hartford (USA). Awards include the Samsung Art Master prize, the Polish Ministry of Culture Scholarship, the Visegrad Scholarship and the Młoda Polska Scholarship. She is the author of works such as Fire-Followers (2013), Art Translationg Agency (2010) or Let Them See Us (2003). In her recent works, Bregula has been working on the subject of reception of art. She is researching unprofessional art receivers and their relation to modern art. She is looking for the place for art in today`s society and the role the art heritage can play in contemporary world. Building the meanings and auto analysis of culture have became the sense of her latest artistic activity.
Karolina Breguła's residency is made possible with support from the Narodowe Centrum Kultury.