Katarzyna Perlak

Location: London, Poplar
Website: http://katarzynaperlak.com/

I am a mixed media artist with a background in Philosophy, which I studied in Poland and Fine Art Media that I have studied in UK. I am currently completing an MA in Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Fine Arts.

My practice centres around video, photography and performance. I have recently expanded my work to incorporate sound and am also placing more emphasis on sculptural elements and modes of installation.

Politics and feelings drive my work. I engage with intersectional narratives concerning migrant, queer and women’s histories. Autobiographical experiences often form the starting point, which I then expand into inter-subjective dialogues, tapping into ideas of collective memory, shared vulnerabilities and desires.

Currently I am exploring the potentiality of affect as a tool for registering and archiving both present continuous and past historical moments. I have also been investigating the relationships between queer notions of utopia, hope and the concept of the ‘wish landscape’. Collecting is another strategy that I often employ in my work, and I am particularly interested in the ways that these methodologies of accumulation can engage viewers emotionally.


Selected Exhibitions and screenings:

04.2017: ‘Burn For Me’, Lime Wharf, London

03.2017: Leeds Queer Film Festival, Leeds, UK

03.2017: Berlin Feminist Film Week, Berlin, Germany

03.2017: ‘On the Verge’, 12 Star Gallery, London

02.2017: Ladrón Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico

02.2017: ‘MA 2017 Show’, Atkinson Gallery, Milfield

02.2017: ‘ON & OFF’, Proyecto Medellin Gallery, Mexico City

01. 2017 ‘MeMeMeMe’, The Crypt Gallery, London

12. 2016 ‘Fade to Purple’, Chalton Gallery, London

10.2016 ‘forwards + backwards’, Donna Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

10.2016 STOFF Festival, Stockholm, Sweden

07.2016 ‘Autocorrect ruined my life’, Chalton Gallery, London

03. 2016 Flare, London LGBT Film Festival, BFI, London

02. 2016 ‘Bounty Bars n Oreo Cookies’, Rich Mix, London

08.2014: Biennale del Salento, Lecce, Italy