Biography

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Beata Kozlowska

born in Poland; lives and works in London, UK and Wellington, New Zealand

based in Studio Voltaire, South West London.

 

Education 

2009-2010  Master of  Fine Art,

Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

2008-2009  Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art

Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

2005-2008 BA (Hons.) Drawing,

Camberwell College of Art, London (2:1)

2000-2004 MA  Polish Literature and Linguistics,

University of Warsaw, Warsaw;  Specialities: teaching;

Animation for Social and Cultural environment;

 2008  QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)

 

Artistic achievement/awards


2015 Nominated for SAFTA in visual arts category as South London Women Artists group.

2014  Finders, Keepers, Losers, Weepers, Conway Hall, London, SLWA collaborative Public art residency, supported by Arts Council.

2011 (August) Working title Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (selected artist in residence).

2011 (July) KCCC, Artist in residence, Klaipeda, Lithuania.

2010 (November) Clifford Chance Sculpture Commission (Shortlisted artist), Canary Wharf, London.

2009 (November-December) ‘Cortijada Los Gazques’, JOYA, Artist in residence, Los Velez, Spain.

2009 (May) UH Galleries Prize ‘Eastern Approaches’ for contemporary sculpture.

2003 (November)  Firebirds Oerlinghausen (near Bielefeld) Germany;  international multidisciplinary artistic project (painting, Land Art, Gestalt, video, music)in  collaboration with artists from Italy, Poland and Germany.

 

Forthcoming exhibitions/projects


2016 ( September) Tribe 16, International Arts Festival, 47/49 Tanner Street, London, co-curating Beata Kozlowska and Kris Cieslak

2016 ( Dec) Weaving Light and Space, two persons show, Thistle Hall Gallery, Wellington, NZ

 

Selected group exhibitions


2016

Theatre of Colour and Movement, Toi Poneke Art Centre, project space, collaboration between Beata Kozlowska and David Moraton

NZ ART SHOW, TSB BANK Arena, Wellington, New Zealand

Silence, Awareness, Existence.  Arteles, Art residency programme, Finland (selected).

Blueprints, Roman Susan Gallery and Chicago Industrial Arts and Design Centre, group show exploring experimental drawing, Chicago, USA.

 

2015

Tribe15, Alternative Art Festival, ‘Ugly Duck’ Tanner Street 47/49, co-curated with Chrom-Art.

ID , Display Gallery, London.

Formetrinity, Water and Oil Gallery,  curated by Diana Malcolm, London

Death and Transition, Gabriel Fine Arts Gallery,  curated by Yolanta Gawlik and Melissa Budasz.

Ariande saw 2- homage to Blake, experimental art performance, Crypt of St. John’s Church, Waterloo, London.

2014    

 Finders, Keepers, Losers, Weepers, Conway Hall, SLWA group art residency and series of talks and workshops, supported by The Arts Council, London.

The Why Front, South London Women Artists collaborative Project, The Albany, London.

 Open House, Open studio, Studio Voltaire, London.

Espacio Gallery Colourswatch, curated by Reema Dreaming, Pat Keaey and   Chrissy Thirlaway. London.

Postcards Anon, West London Action for Children, London.

Q-art – Art crit – Creative conversations, Griffin Gallery, London.

2013      

 Open Studio, Studio Voltaire, London.

Piecework, Espacio Gallery, curated by Jackie Brown, Pia Randall- Goddard, London.

I am inside, Ring the Bell, curated by Leonie Cronin and Laura Moreton-Griffiths, 47/49 tanner Street, London.

Stephen Lawrence Centre, curated by Melissa Budasz, London.

 2012

 Snap, Bankside Gallery, SLWA group show, London.

Dreams are private myths-Myths are public dreams, curated by Sophie Leach, Minna Georgieva, Dulwich Library, London.

 2011

  Q-Art Annual Show, Deptford Gallery, London.

Aspex Gallery, project ‘Working Title’ Portsmouth.

Pilgrimage Kulturopolis KCCC  artist residency and exhibition, Klaipeda, Lithuania.

Mayfest  Art Fesitval, Notting Hill, London.

 Women and books, curated by Sarah Sparkes, Dulwich Library, London.

2010

 Arteria, St George the Martyr Borough High Street, London.

MA Degree Show, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.

‘Going Postal ‘, ICA Gallery, London.

The Woodmill Gallery, ‘Salon’, Collaborative project, London.

Bankside Gallery, curated by Kelly Chorpening, London.

Triangle Space Gallery, MA Interim Show, Chelsea College of Art &Design, London.

South London Gallery, ‘Art bin’ curated by Michael Landy, London.

Oblong Gallery, ‘Dotted by intervention’ curated by TFN, London

Celebrating Women Artists, Dulwich Library collaborative SLWA group show, London.

Auto-Italia, postgraduate collaborative project between artists from Chelsea College of Art and Design and Wimbledon College of Art, London.

2009

  The Vyner Street Gallery, ‘Archeology of Subject/object’, curated by Beata Kozlowska, collaborative group show, London.

Frieze Art Projects, ‘Open Call-Impossible Exchange’ curated by Brina Thurston, London.

 ‘District as One’, collaborative show, Jotta Contemporary, The Legion, London.

Victoria Baths, ‘Ponglish for Beginners’, curated by Steven Maxwell Campbell, Manchester.

Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair, London.

Rochelle School (Club Row), ‘Invisible means of support’, Postgraduate Degree Show, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.

‘Eastern Approaches 2009’, UH Galleries, Open Sculpture Exhibition at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire.

SLWA, ‘Celebrating South London Women Artists’,  Dulwich Library, London.

Gallery 77, ‘Collision’, co-curated with Nandita Chaudhuri,  London.

RED GATE Gallery, ‘Micro-Macro Vision’, London.

2008

 Interim Show, Postgraduate group show, ‘Sold’ Triangle Space,Chelsea College of Arts and Design, London

Surface Gallery, ‘The Annual Postcard Show’, Nottingham.

Nolia’s Gallery, ‘Fragments’- four artists collaborative exhibition, Great Suffolk Street, London (curation of the show).

 Café Gallery, Annual exhibition, London.

 South London Women Artists, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London.

 Degree Show, Camberwell College of Arts, London.

 ‘Top Drawer’ group exhibition curated by Catherine Devriese, Camberwell College of Arts, London.

2007

‘Borrowed space’ site specific art residency  and exhibition in collaboration with IDEA SPACE, London.

‘Small object’, ‘The Foundry’, London.

2003

“Firebirds”, Group exhibition young artists from Italy, Poland and   Germany (including land art, painting, video, music) Oerlinghausen, Bielefeld, Germany.

 Curatorial projects


2015

Tribe15, Alternative Art Festival, ‘Ugly Duck’ Tanner Street 47/49, co-curated with Chrom-Art.

Ariande saw 2- homage to Blake, experimental art performance, Crypt of St. John’s Church, Waterloo, London.

2009

The Vyner Street Gallery, ‘Archeology of Subject/object’, curated by Beata Kozlowska, London.

Gallery 77, ‘Collision’, co-curated with Nandita Chaudhuri,  London.

RED GATE Gallery, ‘Micro-Macro Vision’, London.

2008

Nolia’s Gallery, ‘Fragments’- four artists collaborative exhibition, Great Suffolk Street, London.

 

Solo exhibitions


Pilgrimage Kulturopolis KCCC,  Klaipeda, Lithuania.

 

Articles/ publications


Theatre of Light and Shadows– Catalogue published by Arteles Creative Centre,  Finland, 2016.

Geography of Mind interview with Beata Kozlowska, by Javier Melian, Co-Founder of Chrom-Art, London, 2016.

Poetry Performance and the Death Cafe, Death and Trandition, Special Event, Discussion on Contemporary Female Art, Edition 3, SLWA, March 2015.

I Am inside the Ring – Book published in conjunction with the SLWA Show, 2013.

The Collaborator, A-n art Magazine Blog, written by Nicola Dale, August 2011.

Klaipeda Old Town is occupied by Three art Installations, ‘Menokiemas’ Klaipeda Cultural Communication Centre,  August 2011.

Beata Kozlowska, My personal journey- In search for a NEW syntax, ‘Dulwich On View’ August 23, 2011.

Teresa Bazarnik, Multicultural dynamism, ‘Nowy Czas’  September 21, 2010.

Emily Rose Faludy, South London Women Artists display their talents at Dulwich library and Artdog. ‘Dulwich OnView’ March 20, 2009.

 <http://dulwichonview.org.uk/2009/03/20/slwa>

Ingrid Beazley, Micro-Macro vision at the Red Gate Gallery, ‘Dulwich On View’ March 13, 2009.

 

 Website links


<http://www.arteles.org/artists_projects.html>

<http://www.chrom-art.org/2016/01/10/geography-of-mind-beata-kozlowska-interview/>

<http://www.studiovoltaire.co.uk>

<https://issuu.com/melissabudasz/docs/artverve_edition_3_mag>

<https://www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/the-collaborator/date/2011/08>

<http://www.kulturpolis.lt/en/main.php/id/258/lang/2/nID/112>

<http://www.menokiemas.lt/en/right/residents/beata-kozlowska-1/ >

<http://www.espaciogallery.com/future-exhibitions.html >

<http://www.aspex.org.uk/events/working-title/  >

<http://www.strong-island.co.uk/2011/08/16/amy-twigger-holroyd-at-aspex/  >

<http://www.menokiemas.lt/en/right/Exhititions/klaipeda-old-town-is-occupied-by-three-art-installations–1/  >

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzLiR7cia7w >

<http://www.aspex.org.uk/art/gallery_1/working_title>

<http://workingtitleexhibition.wordpress.com/category/artists/  >

<http://dulwichonview.org.uk/2011/08/23/my-personal-journey-in-search-for-a-new-syntax/ >

<www.beataZkozlowska.blogspot.com >

<http://www.losgazquez.com/blog/?page_id=1643 >

<http://www.southlondonwomenartists.co.uk/beata-kozlowska/ >

<http://www.southlondonwomenartists.co.uk/slwa-events-exhibitions/piecework-at-espacio-gallery.html>

<http://community.q-art.org.uk/portfolio/beata-kozlowska-griffin-gallery-crit-29-march-2014/ >

<http://www.newexhibitions.com/exhibitions/id=700&region=10&exhibition_id=16194>

<http://www.nowyczas.co.uk/wydania/150/nowyczas.pdf >

<Eastern Approaches, UH, 2009 >


 

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