Lukasz Surowiec (1985, Rzeszów)
Selection of solo exhibition: 2014: Nobody Is Afraid To Die, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Varsavia; Waitingrooom, CoCA Znaki Czasu, Torun. 2013: Beggars, Bunkier Sztuki, Cracovia; Black Diamonds, CH Silesia City Center, Katowice, Polonia; Happy New Year III, CCA Kronika, Bytom, Polonia. 2012: Swedish Doves, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Svezia; Happy New Year II, CCA Kronika, Bytom, Polonia; Project Berlin-Birkenau, Art Agenda Nova Gallery, Cracovia. 2011: Happy New Year, CCA Kronika, Bytom, Polonia; I Have Never Been, Wyspianski Pavilion, Cracovia; Blemisch, Poland Nowa Gazownia, Poznań; 2010: Nice to Meet You, Art Agenda Nova Gallery, Cracovia.
Selection of collective exhibition: 2014: As You Can See - Polish Art To Day, MoMA, Varsavia; Video Now, MOCAK, Krakow. 2013: East + Europe - Eastern European Contemporary Art Exhibition, City Hall Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong; Shiryaevo Biennale, Have the wanderers of yesterday become today’s backpackers?, Victoria Gallery, Samara, Russia; Workers of The Art World Unite, CCA Kronika, Bytom, Polonia. 2012: 7 Berlin Biennale, Kunst Werke, Berlino; Air de Pologne, De Garage, Mechelen, Belgio; SPA, Artloop Festival, Sopot, Polonia. 2011: Not in Place, CSW Ujazdowski Castle, Varsavia; Award of the Vordemberge-Gildewart Foundation, MOCAK, Cracovia; Alternativa - Labour & Leisure, Wyspa Institute of Art, Danzica; 10th Geppert Competition, BWA Awangarda Gallery, Wroclaw, Polonia; (Un)Polish, Gallery Petra Vankova, Berlino; Pani Walewska, Culture Container, Cracovia. 2010: Start Point Prize 2010, Kutna Hora, Repubblica Ceca; Don’t Even Think About It, Leto Gallery, Varsavia; UDK Berlin, Rundgan, Berlino.
Leone Contini’s research investigates the relation between art and food starting from an anthropological approach.
Focusing on intercultural conflicts and power relations, migrations and diasporas, physical displacements poit of view shifts, he reinvents tools of contemporary anthropology.
Through lectures, collective actions, workshops, conferences, ethnographic stories and interventions in public spaces he can create micro circuits between feelings and common elements.
During the residency in Poland the artist led a research around the culinary traces of vanished communities, local or communities created by forced migrations. The result takes its form in Kolonial Haus, a series of interventions related to food in Bytom city (Uncontrolled Denominations – Anarchistyczna Pierogarnia, 21 June; Vietnamese Pho tasting party, 24 June), that conclude with a lecture performance at Fondazione Imago Mundi in Krakow on the 27th of June.
Leone Contini (1976, Firenze), anthropologist and artist, has studied Cultural Philosophy and Anthropology at Università di Siena.
Selection of solo exhibitions:
2014: Delfina Foundation, Londra. 2013: Viafarini DOCVA, Milano; Kunstverein, Amsterdam; GOLEB, Amsterdam; microgallery, Tirana; UNIDEE, Biella. 2012: Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato; Frigoriferi Milanesi, Milano; Chan, Genova; Kobariski Museum. 2011: The Gipsy and the Danish Pavilion, 54 La Biennale di Venezia, Venezia. 2009: Villa Romana, Firenze; Gallery Doma Omladina, Belgrado. Selezione di residenze. 2014: Khoj Workshop, New Delhi; Delfina Foundation, Londra. 2013: Tirana Art Lab, Albania. 2012: #1 Under Construction Open Residency – Beirut/Milano.
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Dominik Kurylek (1979, Gdanska)
Dominik Kuryłek is a critic, curator and art historian. Doctorate in Art History Istitute at Jagiellonian University.
He is curator at the department of Modern Painting and Sculpture of Krakow National Museum.
During his stay at FDV Residency the curator will investigate some artistic practices that are characterized by a partecipative approach, comparing them with related strategies and poetics developed since the seventies in the polish context.