ANGELIKA FOJTUCH Performance Object Biography Dates Contact
performances exhibitions publications texts press
live form of art
work deals with the issues of communication, the role of emotions and
physicality in interpersonal relations and the creation of identity
confronting them with the mechanisms of culture...
Zacheta National Gallery of Art,
*1978, Gdynia, Poland
1998 -2005 studies at Polish Academies of Fine Arts in Torun, Cracow, Poznan and Gdansk.
In 2005 graduated from the Department of Sculpture and Intermedia, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk.
Scholarships grants and awards
2000 Residence in Florence, Fondazione Romualdo del Bianco
2003 Gdansk City Award for Young Artists
2003 Gdynia City Scholarship
2004 grant- The Culture Foundation of Poland
2004 GARBa Young Artists Residence in Basilicata
Since 2007 grants- The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, a.o. : Herzl Mirage Residence in Tel Aviv, OPEN in Beijing, Biennale in Thessaloniki, NADA Art Fair in Miami, Navinki in Minsk, Deformes in Santiago de Chile, Performance at Goodman Arts Center in Singapore.
2013 Scholarship of the City of Monchengladbach and Wilberz Foundation
NADA Art Fair in Miami, Gallery lokal_30
SUPERMARKET Art Fair in Stockholm, Gallery lokal_30
VIENNAFAIR in Vienna, Gallery lokal_30
Selection of exhibitions and festivals
„Future of Imagination‘8” at Goodman Arts Center in Singapore
„Infr’Action” in Sète
„re.act.feminism#2 - a performing archive” at Instytut Sztuki Wyspa in Gdansk, Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Fundacio Antoni Tapies in Barcelona
„For You” at Museum Sztuki in Lodz,
„Independence.do” at Museo de Arte Moderno in Santo Domingo
NIPAF’11 in Tokyo & Osaka
Deformes in Santiago de Chile, Valparaíso and MAC in Valdivia
„Transit” The 2nd Biennale of Young Art at MMOMA in Moscow
WRO 09 Polish Tour at Invideo Festival in Milano
WRO 09 EXPANDED CITY XIII Biennale Sztuki Mediow in Wroclaw
EPAF at Zamek Ujazdowski in Warsaw
„PRAXIS” The 2nd Biennale of Contemporary Art at the State Museum in Thessaloniki
7a11d at Fado Center in Toronto
OPEN in 798 Art Zone in Beijing
CUMA#4 at CCA in Tel Aviv
„Another City Another Life” at Zacheta in Warsaw
„The Sculpture Speaks: Power and Freedom” at Art Hall in Tallinn
Interakcje in Piotrkow-Trybunalski
„Interrupted Connections” at Zacheta in Warsaw
„POLICJA” at Bunkier Sztuki in Cracow
„You won’t feel a thing: On Panic, Obsession, Rituality and Anaesthesia” at Kunsthaus in Dresden
Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz
City of Moenchengladbach
Wilberz Foundation, Moenchengladbach
re.act.feminism a performing archive, Berlin
In 2006 Fojtuch founded Port Performance – International Forum for Performance Art. Conducted performance art workshops for international participants a.o. in Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Theather College in Jaffa, IDK The Academy of Fine Arts in Tallinn, School of Art and Design Berlin Weißensee. Wrote for "Pedagogia de la Performance" a book published by Valentin Torrens.
2012-2013 work at The Department of Intermedia at The Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk.
2013 Phd studies at The University of Arts in Poznan
Performance-Art is a live form of art, that an artist creates out of personal resources. The center is the possibility to communicate directly with others without words on different levels - even sometimes more understandable and precisely. The energy, or the situation, or the moment he creates is a personal manifestation of privacy and cultural context. In the moment of the public presentation he is meeting others and share with them the moment of creation. In this way performance-art is more a pure form of communication than a form of visual image. The value of the art piece is more the moment of the transfer of an immanent context, that wants to communicate a view or an opinion and not only to show a nice picture, that limits the free space that is created. Performance art breaks structural borders for to have a free field of communication and with this an exchange of values, natures and originalities.(Angelika Fojtuch)
PORT PERFORMANCE the Forum for Performance Art in the baltic area. The Port as a place of constant exchange, a daily inport and export of values, a place where water and land come together, is the basic idea of the project. In Performances Art the human body is a port for exchanges of inside and personal values with the outside world. Communication takes place. PORT PERFORMANCE connects Performance Art with education, traveling and meeting to a special form of learning Art in context.