Iza Tarasewicz

Iza Tarasewicz, Equilibrium in Meteors, exhibition view, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2018. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Iza Tarasewicz, Equilibrium in Meteors, exhibition view, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2018. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Iza Tarasewicz, Equilibrium in Meteors, exhibition view, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2018. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Iza Tarasewicz, Equilibrium in Meteors, exhibition view, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2018. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Iza Tarasewicz, Equilibrium in Meteors, exhibition view, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2018. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Iza Tarasewicz, Equilibrium in Meteors, exhibition view, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2018. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Iza Tarasewicz, Equilibrium in Meteors, exhibition view, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2018. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Iza Tarasewicz, Equilibrium in Meteors, exhibition view, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2018. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Iza Tarasewicz, Equilibrium in Meteors, exhibition view, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2018. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Iza Tarasewicz, Equilibrium in Meteors, exhibition view, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2018. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Iza Tarasewicz, Equilibrium in Meteors, exhibition view, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2018. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Iza Tarasewicz, Equilibrium in Meteors, exhibition view, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2018. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Born in 1981 in Białystok, Poland. Lives and works in Kolonia Koplany, Poland, and Munich, Germany.

In the work of Iza Tarasewicz, humble ingredients undergo complex transformations, often through processes borrowed from craft practices and routines from daily life. Her installations frequently take the form of modular and reconfigurable display systems that combine a raw and modest functionalism with formal logics found in the natural world, scientific experiments, and graphs and diagrams — figures of thought and charts of relation that systematize knowledge and abstractly describe the interaction of phenomena.

Selected solo exhibitions

2018
ONCE INFORMATION HAS PASSED INTO PROTEIN, commissioned work for Telekom headquarters, Bonn, Germany
Equilibrium in Meteors, 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, Belgium
By the apparent impossibility of arranging signs, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, Poland
The Means, the Milieu, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium
Collaborating Objects Radiating Environments, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
The Strange Attractors, Polnisches Institut Berlin, Germany

2013
CLINAMEN, Xawery Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture at Królikarnia Palace (division of National Museum), Warsaw, Poland

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

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

2009
Nugget, Arsenal Gallery, Białystok Lair, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, Poland

2008
Breadwinner, Galeria Starter, Poznań Brawn, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, Poland

2007
HAND MADE, Galeria Pies, Poznań, Poland

Selected group exhibitions

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, Poland
Plac Małachowskiego 3, 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, Italy
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
Półprawda | Half-Truth. Works by Central and Eastern European Contemporary Artists from Art Collection Telekom, Xawery Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture at Królikarnia Palace (division of National Museum), Warsaw, Poland
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, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, Poland
Mushrooms on the Ruins, Nogueras Blanchard, Madrid, Spain
Anu Poder. Be fragile! Be brave!, KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
Solstices, BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice, Poland

2016
32nd Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
11th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, 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, Modena 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, Xawery Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture at Królikarnia Palace (division of National Museum), Warsaw, Poland
Views 2015 – Deutsche Bank Award, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw [first prize winner], Poland
kurz / dust / ﻏﺑﺎر, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Gardens, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
Common Sets, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, Poland
Procedures for the head. Polish Art Today, Kunsthalle Bratislava, Slovakia

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

2013
Epidemic, Centre of Contemporary Art in Toruń, Toruń, Poland
POINT WITHOUT I, Galeria Arsenał elektrownia, Białystok, Poland
Tools for Catching One’s Balance /with Janek Simon, Municipal Gallery Arsenał, Poznań
Ask for something that doesn’t exist /with Ana Roldan, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland

2012
Longing, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland
SCONTRUM. Evolutions, Xawery Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture at Królikarnia Palace (division of National Museum), Warsaw, Poland
Es ist Zeit für Turnschuhe! /It’s time for sneakers!, Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany
Czerwona poprzeczka, Salon Akademii (Academy of Fine Arts), Warsaw, Poland
The Museum Problem, Frutta Gallery, Rome, Italy
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
Tribute to Fangor, BWA Warszawa/Artbazaar, Warsaw Fest I Nova, Art-Villa Garikula, Khaspi, Georgia
Open City, Festival of Art in Public Spaces, Lublin MIR, Galeria Arsenał, 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, DPT Wigry Gallery Czarnowska, Berlin, Germany

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 (division of Zachęta – National Gallery of Art), Warsaw, Poland

Awards

2015
VIEWS [Spojrzenia] 2015 – Deutsche Bank Foundation Award, Zachęta National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland