Exploring material culture, Gizela Mickiewicz is interested in the properties of objects, their relationship to us and how one can displace the invisible hierarchy of things; to elevate what is seemingly insignificant, to the highest rank. Mickiewicz consistently uses ready-mades to construct her works, with the intention to demonstrate the degree to which complex patterns of behaviour can be described by the means of objects alone.
During her residency in London, Mickiewicz intends to further explore material culture and the ontological status of objects.
Gizela Mickiewicz lives and works in Warsaw, Poland. She has had solo exhibitions at Frutta Gallery, Rome, Italy (2013); and BWA, Zielona Góra, Poland (2013), and her work has been included in group exhibitions at Stereo Gallery, Warsaw, Poland (2013) and Kunstlerhaus, Dortmund, Germany (2012).
This residency is supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Poland. The Adam Mickiewicz Institute is a state cultural institution which aims to promote Polish culture around the world and actively participate in international cultural exchange