Paulina Penc

Paulina Penc – audiovisual artist, vocalist, composer, feminist, activist for equal human rights. Born in 1980 in Częstochowa, Poland. Lives in Warsaw. She received her MFA with honors from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland in Leon Tarasewicz Studio. Laureate of the Visual Spa 2016. In her paintings she refers i.a. to cultural changes, personality disorders associated with the virtual world and artificial intelligence .“Nowadays the semantics of the cybernetic language defines human emotions. Human is determined by its software, which can generate a greater risk of error in its daily actions” – says the artist. Her works are dominated by feminist themes, as well as elements of pop culture and spirituality. The artist, thanks to her subversive attitude, efficiently mixes the political, religious and cultural symbols.  As a jazz- experimental vocalist, she undermines a traditionally understood musical work with its closed form and specific notation. The key elements of her vocal are: swing, syncopation, groove, diddle. Paulina together with Krystian Batyjewski co-create the duo passionate about research on the phenomenon of sound synergy in changing environmental conditions. As the “Stardust and the water” they come into resonance with the artificial and natural environment and mixing up the received experiences. Her strong and clear voice moves the truly existential note of the listener. Paulina has done a series of lectures about art, including “Art from the perspective of a multimedia artist” at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle. As an activist, she is a co-founder of the Surwiwalki group on behalf of the Women’s Rights Center in Warsaw, co-author of the Surwiwalek Manifesto, and author of the page Stop violence in a relationship.

Education:

2011-2013 MA studies at the Department of Media Art and Scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, graduated with the highest grade

2012-2013 Studied at the Department of Sound Engineering at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw

2009-2011 BA studies at the Department of Media Art and Scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Honours degree

2004-2009 Studies at the Department of Conservation and Renovation of Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

Exhibitions/Events:

2019 “100 flags” – collective exhibition, Central Museum of Textiles, Łódź

2019 “100 flags” – collective exhibition, Awangarda Gallery, BWA Wrocław Galleries of Contemporary Art

2019 “To be a woman”- collective exhibition, Crisis Cafe, Warsaw

2019  Co-founder of the Surwiwalki group on behalf of the Women’s Rights Center in Warsaw, co-creator of the Surwiwalek Manifesto,

SURWIWALKI

2017 Art from Paulina Penc’s perspective, Ujazdowski Castle, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw

2017 Exposition of painting from series Creator, Burakowska 14- Open area- Events places, Warsaw

2017 Performance of experimental music and vocal, Paulina Penc, Krystian Batyjewski, Lava Avant-garde Film Festival, Cracow

2016 Collective exhibition “An Animal”,Bardzo Biała Gallery, Warsaw

2016 Collective exhibition “I Believe In”, Bardzo Biała Gallery, Warsaw

2016 Exposition in the context of “Visual Spa” – open call, Matosek- Niezgoda, Blue Skyscraper, Warsaw

2016 Exposition and concert under the collective action under the motto ” Joanna Zdzirska cannot paint”, Bardzo Biała Gallery, Warsaw

2016 Individual exhibition of paintings from series Creator, Submissive Gallery, Divine Prague, Warsaw

2016 Ars auro prior, collective exhibition, the Częstochowa Museum

2015 Individual exhibition of paintings from series Shining bright, Masovian Gallery, Masovian Department in Warsaw, Bank Place 3/5, Warsaw

2014 Individual exhibition of paintings from series Camp ist Maine Kampf, Konduktorownia, Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts, Częstochowa, Poland

2014 Individual exhibition of paintings from series Camp ist Maine Kampf, Stalowa 52 Gallery, Warsaw

2014 Individual exhibition of paintings from series Individuation, Abakus Gallery, The Capital City of Cultural Education, Warsaw

2013 Diploma exhibition, Spokojna Gallery, Warsaw

2013 Collective exhibition, Alles Murales, The Sound Gallery, Paris

2012 Individual exhibition of paintings from series Homofemia, Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw

2012 Contr-Attack, performance, Performance Space in London

2012 Sound realization with own vocal, club- gallery Bee’s sleep in Warsaw

2012 Collective exhibition Standards, Night of Museums, Art Gallery in Płock, Poland

Other accomplishments:

2016 – Laureate of the open call “Visual Spa”, Matosek- Niezgoda, Skyscraper, Warsaw

2011 – Rector’s honour

2012 – 2013 Scholarship of the Academy of Fine Arts President