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Ewa Axelrad

MA work

By creating spaces that restrict and coerce the viewer’s movement and gaze, confusing the observer with the observed, and the subject with the object, I use photography and site-specific installations that insinuate themselves into the existing architecture. A state of heightened vigilance increases a viewer’s awareness and challenges his behaviour, both inside and outside of the space. These disinfected, antiseptic spaces hygienically estrange the viewer further, aggravating the coercion to the point of violence. A violence that is directly associated with my family’s war and postwar experiences; the traces of which still resonate profoundly in my generation.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2010

  • By creating spaces that restrict and coerce the viewer’s movement and gaze, confusing the observer with the observed, and the subject with the object, I use photography and site-specific installations that insinuate themselves into the existing architecture. A state of heightened vigilance increases a viewer’s awareness and challenges his behaviour, both inside and outside of the space. These disinfected, antiseptic spaces hygienically estrange the viewer further, aggravating the coercion to the point of violence. A violence that is directly associated with my family’s war and postwar experiences; the traces of which still resonate profoundly in my generation.

  • Degrees

  • Magister, Multimedia Communication, Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland, 2008
  • Exhibitions

  • EAST International, Norwich, 2009; Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China, 2009; fresh & polish, Budapest, Hungary, 2008; SCAN 08, Tarragona, Spain, 2008
  • Awards

  • Visual Arts, National Cultural Center Mloda Polska Visual Arts Award, 2009; British Arts Council Visual Arts Award, 2009