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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Malgorzata Lisiecka

Show RCA work

  • Crowd (excerpt)

    Crowd (excerpt), 2019
    felt, mixed media

  • Crowd (excerpt) - detail

    Crowd (excerpt) - detail, 2019
    felt, mixed media

  • Unified

    Unified, 2018
    mixed media

  • Landscaping

    Landscaping, 2018
    Photographer: Sadie Edginton

Major project:

Crowd (excerpt)

We are living in a world of so-called 'free choice.' We are forced to believe that originality and the chase for personal goals can make our lives fulfilled. In fact, it is a well-designed illusion, sophisticated enough to disguise soft oppression in the form of quasi-voluntary acts.

The project addresses oppressive power and subjugation. The felt fabric used to cover upper body parts has soundproofing properties, helpful for muffling doubts, creating a cosy and comfortable bubble. Turned into a hard surface, isolated from any disturbances of the world outside. Bleached colours and doubts are allowed to slowly disappear.


  • Limits, excess, exploitation: those are the three words which best define the subject of my artistic focus over the last several years. I live in a world of excess, thoughtless exploitation of industrial products whose manufacture objectifies man and nature. My artistic relation to that world is what I search for through my pieces. Examples of that search include the projects centred around clothing, using textile products to create objects, installations or performance.

    I believe in art situated outside of white cube – out of art’s comfort zone. Art that is egalitarian and alive. That can surprise you everywhere. Behind the corner, in a display window, above your head. It can show you a new universe, another point of view, remind you of something that has long been forgotten. Teach you something new about the area. It can shape the space, change the structure, reverse the meanings. When an art piece refers to architecture and urban setting, it can work in perfect harmony with existing space, extend it, negate it. Become a part of the environment. I believe it works when it takes into account the scale of the human and the scale of a crowd.
    In site-specific I trust.

  • Previous degrees

  • MA Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, 2014; Postgraduate Journalism Course, University of Warsaw, 2013; BA Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, 2011
  • Exhibitions

  • Innovative Costume of the 21st Century: The Next Generation, A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum, Moscow, 2019; 'Cooked and Raw', Independent Biennial, Liverpool, 2018; 'Attached', City Art Gallery, Czestochowa, 2017; 'Display Window', The Big Room Studio, Warsaw, 2016; 'SOON_ project', Spectra Art Space, Warsaw, 2016; The Best Diplomas of Academy of Fine Arts, Great Armoury ASP Gallery, Gdansk, 2014; Pure Art International Project, Salon Akademii Gallery, Warsaw, 2011
  • Awards

  • Young Poland Scholarship, 2018; Mayor of Częstochowa Art Scholarship, 2017; Distinction, International Competition for Spatial Forms of Crossroads of Freedom, 2015
Royal College of Art