Marta Bosowska – born in 1984 in Kościan, Poland. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań at Faculty of Criticism and Artistic Education and Faculty of Sculpture and Activities in Space (2009), since 2011 has lectured at the University of Arts in Poznań. Member of Performance Art Foundation, JAZZ Poznań Association, also a member of Poznań Sculpture Research Committee.
She makes installations, sculptures, objects, videos and performances. She is interested in memory as a medium and as an ingredient in the process of creating a work of art.
She researches concepts related to memory, ritual and residue and explores the social states of places.
Her inspiration are emptiness, notions of absence, forgetting, exclusion, which she persistently inhabits spaces, places and human histories. She often works (site-specific works) in border areas – where there is Nothing or where there is an excess of Something. She collects very worn, personal, insignificant objects and explores with them the symbolic gestures of the surroundings and local communities, which she uses in installations and performative actions.
The objects, which she uses in her works are often already eliminated from the cultural circle of utility. They are found objects, found in the particular space in which she wants to work, abandoned or reclaimed (bells, a merry-go-round, a swing, an artillery shell). She uses them by adding a new context, often changing their location, personalizing them during her actions/performances. She intervenes in public space so that the seemingly new objects/actions/sounds are not noticeable at first glance. As she says, her works are attempts to reconstruct the unknown.
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