Past Resident2008: Polish Cultural Institute New York
Wojciech Gilewicz draws on his experience of the painting medium to create formally varied works that seek to investigate the boundaries of art and space. In his recording of reality, the camera itself fluidly transforms into a means of registering social relations, which take place ‘outside’ his actions.
Wojciech Gilewicz (b. 1974) is a Queens-based artist born in Poland. His solo exhibitions include Rockaway, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Poland (2015); Painter’s Painting, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan (2013); and Front Room: Wojciech Gilewicz, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO (2008). His group exhibitions include Queens International, Queens Museum, Queens, NY (2013) and In Practice, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY (2009). His residencies and awards include The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2014); Akiyoshidai International Art Village Residency, Yamaguchi, Japan (2011); and Changdong Art Studio of National Museum of Contemporary Art Residency, Seoul, South Korea (2010). He holds an M.F.A in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland.
Past Resident2011: KdFS Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen2003: Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport of Austria
Christoph Weber was born in Vienna, Austria in 1974 and received a MFA and PhD in Fine Arts at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, Germany. Current exhibitions include Psychosculptures, Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands; loose concrete, a solo exhibition at Galerie naechst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria.
Residents from Austria
Past Resident2003: The Kosciuszko Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, TMU - Trust For Mutual Understanding, John Anson Kittredge Fund2001
Aneta Szylak is a curator, writer, and the co-founder and current Director of Wyspa Institute of Art. Since 2010, Szylak has been Artistic Director of Alternativa, a series of exhibitions accompanied by numerous additional events, which seeks new directions for art and its social role. After co-founding and running the Laznia (Bathhouse) Centre for Contemporary Art (1998-2001), she continued her career as an independent curator and researcher. Since 2004, Szylak has been responsible for programming Wyspa—the intellectual environment for contemporary visual culture—in the Gdansk Shipyard.