Gunia Nowik Gallery

Iza Tarasewicz

Born in 1981 in Białystok, Poland. Her sculptural installations take the form of modular, flexible, mobile, and reconfigurable display systems that combine a raw and modest functionalism with formal logics found in the natural world, scientific experimentation, and graphs and diagrams — figures of thought and charts of relation that systematize knowledge and data and abstractly describe the interaction of phenomena. The artist gets inspiration for her work from the atomism of classical Greek philosophy and from the reality-explanations of 20th-century quantum physics and chaos-theory. Her statues and object-assemblages that may be combined into installations are generated into systems filled with energy, formed from hardly identifiable organic and inorganic materials. She lives and works in Kolonia Koplany, Poland.

Images

Iza Tarasewicz, Flowing in Waves Towards Equilibrium, 2020, aluminum, steel wires, site specific installation at Zachęta – National Gallery in Warsaw, Poland, photo: Daniel Rumiancew

Iza Tarasewicz, Flowing in Waves Towards Equilibrium, 2020, aluminum, steel wires, site specific installation at Zachęta – National Gallery in Warsaw, Poland, photo: Daniel Rumiancew

Iza Tarasewicz, The Means, The Milieu, 2014/2021, steel, hemp fibre, ochre, caoutchouc, Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidium), Arsenał Gallery, Białystok, Poland, photo: Maciej Zaniewski

Iza Tarasewicz, The Means, The Milieu, 2014/2021, steel, hemp fibre, ochre, caoutchouc, Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidium), Arsenał Gallery, Białystok, Poland, photo: Maciej Zaniewski

Iza Tarasewicz, The Means, The Milieu, 2014/2021, steel, hemp fibre, ochre, caoutchouc, Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidium), Arsenał Gallery, Białystok, Poland, photo: Maciej Zaniewski

Iza Tarasewicz, The Means, The Milieu, 2014/2021, steel, hemp fibre, ochre, caoutchouc, Reishi mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidium), Arsenał Gallery, Białystok, Poland, photo: Maciej Zaniewski

Iza Tarasewicz, Halt the Cyclone 5, 2016, steel, concrete, pigments, hemp fibre, ash, 119 x 111 x 111 cm

Iza Tarasewicz, Halt the Cyclone 5, 2016, steel, concrete, pigments, hemp fibre, ash, 119 x 111 x 111 cm

Iza Tarasewicz, Halt the Cyclone 5 (detail), 2016, steel, concrete, pigments, hemp fibre, ash, 119 x 111 x 111 cm

Iza Tarasewicz, Halt the Cyclone 5 (detail), 2016, steel, concrete, pigments, hemp fibre, ash, 119 x 111 x 111 cm

Iza Tarasewicz, Variables, 2020, window compositions, steel, brass, Państwowa Galeria Sztuki, exhibition view, photo: Tomasz Maryks, courtesy of Państwowa Galeria Sztuki Sopot

Iza Tarasewicz, Variables, 2020, window compositions, steel, brass, Państwowa Galeria Sztuki, exhibition view, photo: Tomasz Maryks, courtesy of Państwowa Galeria Sztuki Sopot

Iza Tarasewicz, Once Information Has Passed Into Protein, 2019, steel wire, brass, copper, ca. 70 x 70 x 150 cm

Iza Tarasewicz, Once Information Has Passed Into Protein, 2019, steel wire, brass, copper, ca. 70 x 70 x 150 cm

Iza Tarasewicz, Untitled, 2019, watercolor on paper, 48 x 36 cm
Iza Tarasewicz, Untitled, 2019, watercolor on paper, 48 x 36 cm

Once Information Has Passed Into Protein (from Art Collection Telekom), 2017, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Germany, photo: Punctum / Alexander Schmidt

Once Information Has Passed Into Protein (from Art Collection Telekom), 2017, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Germany, photo: Punctum / Alexander Schmidt

Iza Tarasewicz, Chain II, 2021, copper, grass, 75 x 40 x 40 cm

Iza Tarasewicz, Chain II, 2021, copper, grass, 75 x 40 x 40 cm

Iza Tarasewicz, The Union, 2021, copper, 110 x 110 x 6 cm

Iza Tarasewicz, The Union, 2021, copper, 110 x 110 x 6 cm

Iza Tarasewicz, Vortex, 2021, oxidized steel, 145 x 130 x 130 cm

Iza Tarasewicz, Vortex, 2021, oxidized steel, 145 x 130 x 130 cm

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Solo exhibitions:

2021
Full Circle Ahead!, Gunia Nowik Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
The Means, The Milieu, Arsenal Gallery, Białystok, Poland

2020
Disturbances and Multiplicities, PGS Sopot, Poland
Variables, Loggia, Munich, Germany

Што там за шэпты? / What Whispers are These?, Galeria Krynki, Poland
One Information Has Passed Into Protein, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Germany

2018
Equilibrium in Meteors, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany
In myriads things cry out, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, Austria

2016
Ultra High Turba Turbo III, MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic
Turbulence Soon Appears, Trapez Galeria, Budapest, Hungary

2015
Loop de Loop, Bikini, Lyon, France
The Smallest Uninteresting Number, Centre For Creative Activities, Ustka, Poland
Sorry for all the ups and downs, SYNTAX, Lisbon, Portugal
Reverse Logistics, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw, Poland

2014
Fungal Follies, mushroom puppet show-performance, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, The Netherlands
By the apparent impossibility of arranging signs, Arsenal Gallery, Białystok, Poland
The Means, the Milieu, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, The Netherlands
Collaborating Objects Radiating Environments, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
The Strange Attractors, Polnisches Institut Berlin, Germany

2013
Clinamen, Królikarnia, Warsaw, Poland

2011
The Creature, ARTISTERIUM – International Contemporary Art Exhibition and Art Event, Tbilisi, Georgia
Frame, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland
Oneness, Platan Galleria, Budapest, Hungary

2010
Moult, Galeria Stereo, Poznań Connection, BWA Zielona Góra, Poland

2009
Nugget, Arsenal Gallery, Białystok, Poland

2008
Breadwinner, Galeria Starter, Poznań Browar; Arsenal Gallery, Białystok, Poland

2007
Hand Made, Galeria Pies, Poznań, Poland


Selected group exhibitions:

2021
Sculpture in Search of a Place, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

2020
Cherries, Arsenal Gallery, Białystok, Poland
Bayerische Kunstförderpreise 2019 – Bildende Kunst, Galerie der Künstler of the BBK Munich and Upper Bavaria (with Cana Bilir-Meier, Jonas Tröger, Sebastian Tröger and Akexi Tsioris), Germany
Keeping the Balance – Works from Art Collection Telekom, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Eine Schwalbe Macht noch keinen Sommer, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany 

2019
What Are We Made Of?, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany
Be Fragile! Be Brave!, Pori Art Museum, Finland 

2018
With the air too heavy to breathe, Galeria Athena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Naturomorphic, City Garden Jazdów, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
Waiting for Another Coming, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
Amplifying Nature, Polish Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice
Beyond the river: Female artists in dialogue with the Muskauer Park at Albertinum, SKD Museum, Dresden, Germany
I am the Mouth. Works from Central and Eastern European Artists from Art Collection Telekom, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia

2017
Half-Truth. Works by Central and Eastern European Contemporary Artists from Art Collection Telekom, Królikarnia, Warsaw, Poland
Opening, Iza Tarasewicz, Laura Hinrichsmeyer, Jonathan Penca, Yutie Lee, Loggia Gallery, Munich, Germany
Olga Balema, Marlie Mul and Iza Tarasewicz, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, Austria
It is as you think it is, Arsenal Gallery, Białystok, Poland; The Brno House of Arts, Brno, Czech Republic
Mushrooms on the Ruins, Nogueras Blanchard, Madrid, Spain
Anu Poder. Be fragile! Be brave!, KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
Solstices, BWA Katowice, Poland

2016
32nd Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil
11th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea
Common Affairs. Revisiting the Views Award – Contemporary Art from Poland, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany
A Thousand Horsepower, Can Trinxet Factory, Barcelona, Spain
La Memoria Finalmente. Arte in Polonia: 1989-2016, Galleria Civica di Modena, Italy
Contemporary Art from Poland, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
Unfolding Constellations, Centre of Contemporary Art, Toruń, Poland

2015
Zbigniew Libera: It's Not My Fault That This Sculpture Rubbed Against Me, Królikarnia, Warsaw, Poland
kurz / dust / غبار, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Gardens, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
Common Sets, Arsenal Gallery, Białystok, Poland
Procedures for the head. Polish Art Today, Kunsthalle Bratislava, Slovakia

2014
On Generation and Corruption, BWA Katowice, Poland
As You Can See: Polish Art Today, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland

2013
Epidemic, Centre of Contemporary Art, Toruń, Poland
Point without I, Arsenal Gallery, Białystok, Poland
Tools for Catching One's Balance (with Janek Simon), Municipal Gallery Arsenał, Poznań, Poland
Ask for something that doesn't exist (with Ana Roldan), Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland

2012
Longing, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland
Scontrum. Evolutions, Królikarnia, Warsaw, Poland
Es ist Zeit für Turnschuhe! / It's time for sneakers!, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany
The Museum Problem, Frutta Gallery, Rome
Will Be Fine, Galeria Stereo, Poznań, Poland 

2011
It's OK with fingers, Galerie J, Geneva, Switzerland
At Ease, It Just Crashes, Galeria Spokojna, Warsaw, Poland
Revolving Dysfunction, Europe House, Tbilisi, Georgia
Fest I Nova, Art-Villa Garikula, Khaspi, Georgia
Open City, Festival of Art in Public Spaces, Lublin, Poland
MIR, Arsenal Gallery, Białystok, Poland
Everything, Galeria Kolonie, Warsaw, Poland
Transylvania 2, Municipal Gallery Arsenał, Poznań, Poland

2010
Transylvania 1, BWA Zielona Góra, Poland
Is Your Mind Full Of Good, Dom Pracy Twórczej Wigry, Poland

2009
Elms threads bushes (with Magda Starska), Galeria Stereo, Poznań, Poland
Difference Beyond Difference, Stary Browar, Poznań, Poland

2008
Establishment (and its Discontents), Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Bodies Adream, Municipal Gallery Arsenał, Poznań, Poland

2007
Here a Change Occurs, Kordegarda, Warsaw, Poland


Prizes:

Views 2015 – Deutsche Bank Award, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland


Selected collections:

Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; National Museum in Warsaw; Arsenal Gallery, Białystok; Zachęta Podlaska, Białystok; Deutsche Telekom, Bonn; Kaviar Fabrik, Lofoten; The ING Polish Art Foundation; Museum Jerke

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