'Amplifying Nature'. Polish Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura di Venezia 2018

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CENTRALA – Małgorzata Kuciewicz, Simone De Iacobis
in collaboration with Iza Tarasewicz and Jacek Damięcki
Polish Pavilion.- Biennale Architettura 2018, Venice, Italy
May 26 to November 25, 2018
Hanna Wróblewska. Deputy commissioner.- Joanna Waśko
Organized by
Zachęta – National Gallery of Art

Anna Ptak

Małgorzata Kuciewicz, Simone De Iacobis – CENTRALA

CENTRALA. Małgorzata Kuciewicz, Simone De Iacobis – is a Warsaw-based architecture and architecture research studio, founded in 2001 as a creative platform by architects/designers/artists Krzysztof Banaszewski, Małgorzata Kuciewicz, Jan Strumiłło, and Jakub Szczęsny. Małgorzata Kuciewicz and Simone De Iacobis (who joined the team in 2010) have been running CENTRALA since 2016, pursuing an agenda of independent research, reinterpretation, and interventions aimed at renewing the language of architecture. Authors of dozens of exhibitions, projects in public space, and artistic interventions in Poland and internationally.

Anna Ptak

Anna Ptak is a cultural anthropologist, curator of artistic research projects, focused on the ecological and political aspects of cultural practices. Editor of books, co-author of the international artist-in-residence programme and curator of exhibitions at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, e.g., kurz/dust/ghobar (2015, with Amanda Abi Khalil), Maja Bekan: 23 zgromadzenia (2017), Blue Box. Five Pieces on a Background (2016, Izolyatsia, Kyiv).

​Iza Tarasewicz

Iza Tarasewicz is an artist, sculptor, author of spatial installations, sound works, and performances. Her art balances between thorough investigation of the material and physical foundations of life, the unity of the organic and inorganic, and a vitalistic approach, intuitive and rooted in practices of rural resourcefulness and craft. Author and participant of numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, winner of Views 2015 – Deutsche Bank Award.



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