artistic practice

Ania Pabiś Portrait 2018

Bio & Statement

I was born in 1984 in Poland as a daughter of art teacher and military police chef. After studying linguistics I became a subjective documentary photographer. In 2009 I emigrated to Berlin, Germany where I was a member of interdisciplinary artistic groups such as TA Collective, Trans: Motion and Art & Neuroscience Ecke. Since then, I experiment with text, photography and video to express their intriguing combinations and my research areas included creativity, artistic process and visual communication.

After graduating Film School in 2012, I took up modern, jazz and contemporary dance, which led me to storytelling. In 2016 I started to work on documentary films in Berlin and parallelly research on Butoh as an artistic method in collaboration with Anya Deubel and Tanz Fabrik in Berlin. In November 2018 I was invited for an artist residency to Center of Creative Activities in Ustka to develop my original film project Phoenix using Butoh Intensive method for filmmaking. 

I believe that playful and knotty narratives appear through an authentic artistic expression and combination of various ways of thinking (visual, verbal, kinetic, spacial, creative, etc.). I am interested to work interdisciplinarily and address topics such as autobiographical memory, intergenerational trauma, time perception and artistic creation. My utopia is to take my Being as an artistic experiment, because I hold that true art is as strong as ordinary life”.

Exhibitions

“Photographic Salon” in HfBK Galerie Brühlsche Dresden, Germany (2018) group exhibition/“July’95 “Performance Butoh in CAT (BGSW) Ustka, Poland (2018)/Salony Fotografii” Ośrodek Propagandy Sztuki Łódź, Poland (2018) group exhibition/ „Der kleine Papa“ Brody, Poland (2017) butoh performance/ „mother’s mother” during event „Cityscape in CETA, Wroclaw, Poland (2016) performance video/ „Rene“ in Milano Gallery, Warsaw, Poland (2013) solo exhibition/ „25.05.“ Ecke Gallery in Berlin, Germany (2012) group exhibition/„5x3D”in Lentz Villa in Szczecin, Poland (2011) group exhibition/ „Dis/connected Images” in BWA Gallery, Bydgoszcz, Poland (2011) group exhibition/„A rose has no teeth” in Milano Gallery, Warsaw, Poland (2011) solo exhibition/„Early Melons” Festival in Bratislava, Slovakia (2010) group exhibition/ 30×30” in Milano Gallery in Warsaw (2009) group exhibition

Catalogues

  • #20Yearsofphotographyfrompwsftvit ed. By Anna Kazimeirczak, Anna M.Zarychta  ISBN 9788387870690 Published by PWSFTviT 2013
  • Dis/connected Images. Rozłączne obrazy. ed. By Ewa Ciechanowska&Dawid Furkot ISBN 9788387870416 Published by PWSFTviT 2011

Artistic Residency

The Center of Creative Activities (BGSW) in Ustka, Poland (02.11.-01.12.2018)

Documentation

Academic Background

  • Photography ( Concepts, BA in 2012), Filmschool (PWSFTviT im. Schillera) in Łódź, Poland
  • Ethnolinguistics  (Gender, Language and the Individual, MA in 2009), Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
  • Visual Culture, Gender and Sexuality Studies (Scholarship), Radbaud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands (2006/2007)

Non-Formal Education