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Show RCA 2019

Aleks Stanek

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Major project:

Every Body is Heavy

'Every Body is Heavy' follows the conversation of two ambiguous entities on an infected-computer controlling a surveillance system. The film is shot almost entirely on drones flown over the cliffs of Dover and Calais in the months leading up to the initial Brexit date.


  • Aleks Stanek uses film and object-making to interrogate the power systems behind the ecologies of sentience, extinction and sexuality. Her practice relies on reverse archaeology, where narratives are placed onto a site, and site specificity of augmented reality settings.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture, Belfast School of Art, Ulster University, 2016
  • Experiences

  • Editor, The Pluralist (Royal College of Art Newspaper), London, 2018-19
  • Exhibitions

  • SWAP Edition 4 : BREX-kit, Creekside Projects, London, 2019; Sustainable Borders or Just Another Brick in the Wall?, Royal College of Art, London, 2019; Sleep and the Unconscious, Savoir Beds, London, 2018; SUPERCULT, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2018; In Search of the Miraculous 2.0 (solo exhibition), PS² Studios, Belfast, 2017; Artiparti, Osiris Architecture House, Zagreb, 2015; A Gdje Su Bronce? (Where are the bronzes?), Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, 2015
  • Publications

  • 'I can I I everything else', Moonlight is Sculpture, 2019
  • Awards

  • Gilbert Bayes Charitable Trust Sculpture Award, UK
Royal College of Art