Angelika Fojtuch, Gdzie się podziały, 2010
Angelika Fojtuch
Gdzie się podziały

Angelika Fojtuch (*1978, Poland) is an international visual artist and performer. She graduated from the Department of Sculpture and Intermedia at the Academy of Fine Art in Gdansk, Poland. In 2006, Fojtuch founded Port Performance - Forum for Performance Art. Her works have been presented at exhibitions and festivals worldwide, such as NIPAF’11 in Tokyo & Osaka, 7a11d Fado Center in Toronto, OPEN in 798 Art Zone in Beijing, Deformes in Santiago de Chile, Independence.do in Santo Domingo, EPAF Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, the 2nd Biennale of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, the 2nd Biennale of Young Art MMOMA in Moscow and “Interrupted Connections” at Zacheta (National Gallery of Art) in Warsaw.

“Angelika Fojtuch’s performance work deals with the issues of communication, the role of the body and emotions in interpersonal relations and the creation of identity, which confronts them with the mechanisms of culture. Focusing on norms of individuals’ appearance in public space, she explores and crosses the borders of social conduct in order to reveal collective latent tensions, neglected fantasies or traumatic fears. Her work is usually conceived as a process of interaction with an audience, which Fojtuch often puts in uncomfortable or embarrassing situations. She often also refers to the specific social and psychological context of the performance’s site.” Joanna Sokołowska (Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, 2007)

Courtesy Angelika Fojtuch

Document media
photographs

Issue date
2010

Tags
beauty, normativity

Archive Signature
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