Datament. Polish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The problem and benefit of excess data

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Curators
Jacek Sosnowski.
Exhibitors
Anna Barlik (artist) and Marcin Strzała (architect).
Developer
Polish Pavilion Commissioner: Janusz S. Janowski, PhD / Zachęta — National Gallery of Art.
Polish Pavilion Office: Michał Kubiak, Joanna Waśko.
Dates
May 20 to November 26, 2023.
Location
Giardini della Biennale. Sestiere Castello. 30122 Venice, Italy.
Photography
Matteo de Mayda, Jacopo Salvi (altomare.studio).

Anna Barlik

Anna Barlik, a visual artist, uses sculpture, site-specific installations, drawing, and composition to explore the relationship between people and the reality that surrounds them. Using simple forms, mostly made of powder-coated steel, she enters an existing space, highlighting the tensions and social problems within it. She draws from individual stories, which she tells using planes, lines, and colors. In 2017, she received her Doctorate in art from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She has completed artistic residencies in Finland and Iceland. She is a lecturer at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, where she teaches composition and visual structures and runs a sculpture studio.

Jacek Sosnowski

Jacek Sosnowski, curator, and psychoanalyst, he specializes in contemporary art, focusing on issues related to imagined social structures, identity or transformation through trauma, and the healing process. He is a designer of exhibitions, public space projects, and art-branding strategies, and a founder and manager of PRPGND (formerly Propaganda Gallery), an organization dedicated to producing and promoting art. He is a co-organizer of the Warsaw Gallery Weekend and a member of Sinthome – The Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis.

Marcin Strzała

Marcin Strzała, designer and architect exploring the trans-disciplinary nature of architecture in the digital paradigm, his academic research deals with the processes of digital production and the relationship between data and its physical manifestation in architecture. His teaching seeks to exploit the potential of the synthesis of digital tools with the vernacular trend. He was a lecturer at Monash Art, Design, and Architecture in Melbourne and a visiting teacher at Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology in China. He currently teaches at the School of Form of the SWPS University and at the Faculty of Architecture of the Warsaw University of Technology, where he has been involved in the Architecture for Society of Knowledge program since the beginning of his career.
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