Angelika Fojtuch
Wielkokacka 10/45
PL - 81-611 Gdynia
angieland@wp.plAngelika Fojtuch, born 1978 in Gdynia, Poland discovered her interest in art 1993 at the highschool of art in Gdynia and dealed five years with sculptures. Since 1998 she studies at different polish art academies: in Toruñ, Kraków, Poznañ and Gdañsk. During her studies, her artistic interest orientates also on video, object, photography and finally performance, her todays main workingfield. 2005 she finished her art studies with the performance „Jaka Mi?os´c´ Taka Sztuka“ as an absolvent of the art academy in Gdañsk of the class from Grzegorz Klaman.
The curiosity ist motor of Fojtuchs art works, that sends her again and again on expedition to dicover, check and explore the unkown space. All what is known belongs to the past, but the spaces of the future must at first be developed, even if they are from a personal nature. The handling of a big scuplture as a woman, or the direct unforeseeable moment in an art performance are impulses of her art statement, that brings her always to the borders of herself and with that to the borders of the society.
Like a tone enter into the ear and produce a directly effect, Angelika Fojtuch sees the force of the performance in a kind of an attack, that leaves the audience not indifferent but involeves them immediatly. In her performances she went consequent so far, that an artistc idea can often only excist real with the present audience.
The everday life in general, the daily meetings, events and realations were resource for Fojtuchs work. When for example in the performance „S´wiełto Kobiet“ she persents herself in public like a cripple on the red-letter day for the women in poland, she reflects the everday life new and stimulate the thoughts, that open doors to further unkown spaces.
Since 2004 Angelika Fojtuch got several awards for her performative works, a.o. for her performance „S´wiełto Kobiet“ from the Fundacja Kultury of the republik of poland, as well as scholarships a.o. in Florence and Montescaglioso in Italy.
Already during her studies Angelika Fojtuch has passed her knowledge about the connections and relations of everday life and performance art in various workshops.
performances (selection)
„NIEWOLA“, Love Art Festival, PL-Gdañsk
„S´lady wiernos´ci”, Duo with BBB J. Deimling, KloszART, PL-Gdañsk
„Selekcja“, ABSOLVENT, cultureinstitut Wyspa, PL-Gdañsk
„bez tytulu”, Performance Festival „Performance-esse“, Gallery Wozownia, PL-Toruñ
„Jaka Mi?os´c´ Taka Sztuka”, Motorenhalle, D-Dresden
„Jaka Mi?os´c´ Taka Sztuka”, Diploma, center for contemporary art ?az´nia, PL-Gdañsk
„TWOJA 2”, Performance Festival "Pe?nia sezonu", artspace Modelarnia, PL-Gdañsk
„TWOJA 1”, Performance Festival "Problem", Syperska Gallery, PL-Poznañ
„MATKA”, “Wystawa Kobiet”, red-letter day 8th of march, Sk?adnica Sztuk, PL-Olsztyn
„Z?o-dzieje”, Performance Festival of young art “Perwa”, KloszART, PL-Gdañsk
„kochamy sieł ale nie az˛ tak z˛eby”, Performance Festival, „Kontperformance”, Gallery KONT, PL-Lublin
“S´wiełto Kobiet”, red-letter day 8th of march, streetaction, PL-Kraków
„3.II.2003 Performance ku czci bohaterów powszednich”, art festival „PRECEDENS 4”, BWA Gallery, PL-Zielona Góra
„dam radeł”, performance evening “Zimno”, artspace Modelarnia, PL-Gdañsk
„kaz˛de twoje dobre s?owo motywuje mnie by is´c´ dalej”, artspace Modelarnia, PL-Gdañsk
exhibitions and presentations (selection)
"Zoon1 Politikon", groupexhibition, baltic gallery for contemporary art, PL-S?upsk
Projekt "Audiotourism", center for contemporary art ?aznia, PL-Gdañsk and national center for contemporary art, RUS-Kaliningrad
"current videoworks from poland", Künstlerhaus Bethanien, D-Berlin
”Nocna Projekcja”, review young polish videoart, Part 1 Gallery Projekto.r., Inner Spaces, PL-Poznañ
“ajababy”, solo exhibition, Gallery Wozownia, PL-Toruñ
„S´wiełto Kobiet”, red-letter day 8th of march, exhibition, Gallery Lokal, PL-Kraków
"Prezentakcje" meeting of the polish art departments, Gallery Wozownia, PL-Toruñ
„Videokont“ IV Festival for new artmedias, Gallery KONT, academic culturecenter, PL-Lublin
Project "S´CIANA", solo exhibition, students gallery of the art academy, PL-Gdañsk
"czas w obrazie”, multimedia exhibition, Muzeum S´lełz˛an´skie, PL-Sobótka and BWA Gallery, PL-Wroc?aw
„Reset”, Festival, Bunkier Sztuki, PL-Kraków
"City Transformers”, international exhibition in context with art in public spaces, Stocznia, PL-Gdañsk
"Presentakcje", meeting of the polish art departments, Gallery Wozownia, PL-Toruñ
"wzgórza trzy", project, SAOZ, PL-Kraków
"Miejsce - Terytorium", MU Festival, art festival of polish students, Fort s´w. Benedykta, PL-Kraków