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Alicja Karska (1978), Aleksandra Went (1976)

The artists have worked together since their studies at the Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts in Poland (2003).
Live and work in Gdańsk and in Warsaw (Poland)
solo exhibitions
2017    Absenteeism, Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria
2015    Sculpture, Profile Foundation, Warsaw, Poland
             Młyniska, Profile Foundation, Warsaw, Poland
2013    Franciszek Duszeńko – Monuments, PGS, Sopot, Poland
             Exercising the Future Profile Foundation, Warsaw, Poland
2012    Memory of Images, Arsenał City Gallery, Poznań, Poland
             Scenerie, Entropia Gallery, Wrocław, Poland
             Wrzeszcz Art!, Kolonia Artystów, Gdańsk, Poland
             Memory of Images, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, Poland
2011    Memory of Images,BWA Olsztyn, Poland
             Delay, Profile Fundation, Warsaw, Poland
2010    Memorabilia, Galeria Sztuki Najnowszej, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland
             Minimal Corrections, BWA Katowice,Poland
             Dialogue 4 (with Mariną Steinacker, Susanne K. Willand), Gdańsk City Gallery, Poland
2009    Forever, Gdansk Photo Gallery, Gdańsk, Poland
             Sumbles of time, Profile Fundation, Warsaw, Poland
             Two drops of water, (with Liav Mizrahi), Artistic House, Tel Aviv, Israel
2006    Summer Gallery, Arsenał City Gallery, Poznań, Poland
2005    There Are No Complete Things, Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Słupsk, Poland
             Sandboxes, Projekt_1, Gdańsk, Poland
             Space Commitments, Le Guern Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
             Mo-je po-ko-je, , Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk, Poland (Aleksandra Went)
2004    Nie pokoje, Królikarnia, Warsaw, Poland, (Aleksandra Went)
2003    Laboratory, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
group exhibitions
2017    Life. A manual, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
             Avant-garde/ Paradoxical Sleep, Museum of Sopot, Sopot, Poland
2016    Conceivable but not yet created, Gdańsk City Gallery, Poland
             Friends from the seaside, Rynek 25, Wrocław, Poland
             Submission/Rage/Freedom, Opening Forum, The Nowy Teatr, Warsaw, Poland
2015    Friends from the seaside, Gdańsk City Gallery, Poland
             Let’s dance, Art Stations gallery, Poznań, Poland
             Tücken, Altonaer Museum, Hamburg, Germany
             Władcy much, MONA Inner Spaces, Poznań, Poland
             We rather look back to futures past, Lajevardi Collection, Tehran, Iran
             Who makes Europe, Gdańsk City Gallery, Poland
2014    Survival Kit: Utopian City, The former Boļševička Textile Factory, Riga, Latvia
             Alternativa: Everydayness, Hala 90B, Gdańsk, Poland
2013    Made in…national architecture?, Trafostacja Sztuki, Szczecin, Poland
             homeMADE, constructing substitute worlds, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk, Poland
             Freelancer trophy, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
             Testing (Re-)Production, MS2, Łódź, Poland
2012    Test run, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany
             Buildings and Remnants, Guimarães, Portugal
             City States, Liverpool Biennal, Liverpool, UK
             Crosstime Stories, Miriam and Ira D.Wallach Art Gallery, Nowy Jork, USA
             The combed thunderclap, Ve.Sch, Wiedeń, Austria
2011    Looking into Neighbourship,uqbar, Berlin, Germany
             Please, step forward to the rear, Apollonia, Strasbourg, France
             Performing architecture, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
             Solidaryty Camp, Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdańsk, Poland
             Urban Tales, ul. Haffnera, Sopot, Poland
             Not in Place, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
2010    Performing Memory, Astana Municipal Modern Art Museum, Astana, Kazakhstan
             Grass-mania, Former Department Store,Gdańsk, Poland
             736km, Mobile Festival, Gdańsk-Praga, Poland-Czech Republic
             Bez tytułu, Profile Fundation, Warsaw, Poland
             The small improvisation, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany
             Fitting in Space Zico House and 98weeks Project Space, Bejrut, Lebanon
2009    Hanukah, New Synagogue, Gdańsk, Poland
             Residence 09, Futura, Prague, Czech Republic
             promise, practice, protocol, Akademie Schloss Solitude , Stuttgart, Germany
             Over and Over Again 1989-2009, Centennial Hall, Wroclaw, Poland
2008    Stay, stay, stay, Former Mineral Bathhouse, Sofia, Bulgaria
             Anxiety Syndrome, Transvizualia 008, PPNT Gallery, Gdynia, Poland
             Licht(h)aus, Lichthaus, Bremen, Germany
             06 Survival, Wrocław, Poland
             Grannar, Karlskrona, Sweden
             Zdzisław Pidek. We remember, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk, Poland
2007    Agorafolly Inside, La Centrale Electrique, European Cetre for Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium
             Agorafolly Outside, Europalia, Place de la Monnaie, Brussels, Belgium
             Model Ad Hoc, Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdańsk, Poland
             Trading Places: Back + Forth, Nieuwe Vide, Harlem, Holland
             Trading Places: Back + Forth, Hotel Mariakapel, Hoorn, Holland
             The Freshness Effect, Pocztowa Street, Racibórz, Poland
             Art-Space-City, Schwankhalle, Bremen, Germany
             From Poland, Kasia Kay Art Project Galery, Chicago, USA
             Reality Effect, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
2006    In Poland, That Is Where?, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
             Hansepol, Altonale, Hamburg, Poland
             Correspondances, Hall des Chars, Strasbourg, France
2005    Absolwent, Wyspa Institute of Arts, Gdańsk, Poland
             Wall to be destroyed, Frac Lorraine, Metz, France
             Egocentric, Immoral, Outmoded, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
             Poland Overview, Prague Biennale 2, Prague, Czech Republic
             Impulse, Instytut Polski, Dusseldorf, Germany
2004    Acquaintances from the Seaside, Aula Gallery, Poznań, Poland
             Proximum, El Gallery, Elbląg, Poland
             Fish Eye 3, Young Art Biennal, Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Słupsk, Poland
             Made in, Foire d’art contemporain de Strasbourg St’art 2004, Strasbourg, France
             Public Spaces, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk, Poland
2003    Supermarket of Art IV – Global Attraction, , DAP Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
             Proximum, , PGS, Sopot, Poland
             WRO’03 Globaltica, 10th International Media Art Biennale, Wrocław, Poland
2002    Mode, Wyspa Progress Fundation, Gdańsk, Poland
residencies
2017     AIR Krems, Austria
2009     Futura, Prague, Czech Republic (Visegrad Fund)
2008     Academie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany (Młoda Polska Scolarship)
2006     MapXXL Pepinieres Europeenes pour jeunes artistes, Stanica, Żilina, Slovakia
2005     Bremer Kunststipendium, Bremen, Germany (Alicja Karska)
prizes
2013     Six-month Scholarship Granted by Minister of Culture and National Heritage (Aleksandra Went)
2012     Kulturalne Miasto Gdańsk grant
2011     The Marshal Office of the Pomeranian Voivodship in Gdansk grant
2007     Sittcomm. Award. (final competition)
2006     3rd award, First Polish Edition of The One Minutes Festival
2006     Six-month Scholarship Granted by Minister of Culture and National Heritage
2004     2nd award, 14th Film-Video Competition – 48th IFHP World Congress, Oslo, Norway
2003     Major of Gdańsk Award for Young Artists in the Field of Culture (Alicja Karska)
2003     Grand Prix w Konkursie Prezydenta RP na najlepszy dyplom ukończenia studiów w zakresie Sztuk Pięknych (Aleksandra Went)
2002     Minister of Culture Scholarship 2001\2002, 2002\2003 (Alicja Karska)