Visitors 2022

1 Dec – 31 Jan 2023

Agata Sulikowska

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Agata Magdalena Sulikowska (b.1982 in Namyslow, Poland, lives and works in Tromsø, Norway) is a visual artist and a graduate of the Wladyslaw Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Lodz, Poland. Her practice in figurative paintings shows people in their often confusing states of life and emotion; with joy and sorrow, pride, fear, disappointment and hope. The subject matter of her paintings between 2008 and 2019, oscillate between thematics such as friendship, music, pleasure and everyday life of various people in their social and cultural environment, with these works being inspired by her past bicycle trips around the world. Since 2019, and the outbreak of the Covid 19 pandemic, her works have transitioned into symbolic and surrealistic scenarios, using her own stream of consciousness. Currently, she is making reproduction and reinterpretations of paintings of known masters from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, emphasizing and reflecting on how this historical experience is passed (consciously or unconsciously) to the next generation and how it influences cultural identity, the nationality of the group, the individuals and herself.

Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Untitled’,Harstad Kunstforening, Norway; ‘Entangled Realities’, AG18 Urban Art Gallery, Vienna, Austria; ‘Art in Public Space’, Konstdax Gatugalleri, Stockholm, Sweden; ‘Festival Experiment – Out of Cycle Province 18’, Art Center Baszta, Zbaszyn, Poland, and participation in the symposium ‘Mark Rothko 2022’, Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils, Latvia.