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Polish artist Katarzyna Krakowiak at the KHOJ Pune International Workshop 2015 – “Refracting Rooms”

The Khoj International Workshop taking place from 14.02.2015 to 1.03.2015 in Pune is planned to be a two weeks long art and cultural interface between International and India based artists, with local ones and residents of the city. Open studio day is planned on 1st of March. It will be a hands-on residential workshop with the participation of Indian and international artists. The artists are encouraged to explore the heritage of the city of Pune in the context to their artistic practice. The workshop is conducted by The Good Artists of Pune in collaboration with Khoj International Artists Association and hosted at the Working Studios run by The Talera Institute of Fine and Applied Arts (TIFA).
Katarzyna Krakowiak, born in Poland (1980) is a sculptor, who uses various media, especially sound, to explore the limits of architecture; she creates large-scale installations involving existing city buildings or structures. In 2006 the artist graduated from the Sculpture Transplantation Studio, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. In 2013, Krakowiak defended her doctoral dissertation supervised by Mirosław Bałka at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She prepared an exhibition curated by Michał Libera – a sound sculpture for the Zachęta building in Warsaw. For her project titled “Making the walls quake as if they were dilating with the secret knowledge of great powers”, the artist received special mention at the 2012 edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale. Yet again, the project was curated by Michał Libera. Krakowiak is the author of the “Radio all.FM” project she carried out in several cities all over the world (e.g. Tel Awiv, Tallinn, Mexico City, Wrocław), in which she used a radio transmitter to “borrow” frequencies from various radio stations and then to broadcast through a hidden transmitter to completely unaware recipients she would walk past. Krakowiak’s works were presented at numerous exhibitions in various cities all over the world like for example New York (“When a steam breaks the water perpendicularly, its angle is measured to be 0 degree, and the degree gets closer to 90 as it is slanted more, and the level surface is 90 degrees. [from the Sogetsu ikebana handbook], Post MoMA, 2013), Liverpool (“Chute”, FACT Gallery, 2013), Lisbon (“Closer/ Louder”, The Lisbon Architecture Triennale, 2013-2014) or Warsaw (“Rise and Fall of Air”, Zachęta- National Gallery of Art, 2013).
For more information on artist, please follow the link: http://krakowiak.hmfactory.com/
To learn more on Khoj International Artists’ Association, please visit: http://khojworkshop.org/
For more information on The Good Artists of Pune, please check: http://thegoodartist.tumblr.com/