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Groningen: Anna Witkowska
May 5, 2019 - June 6, 2019
Artists: Anna Witkowska, Arjan Post, Goran Turnšek, Hanna Snijder, Jan Theun van Rees, Katharina Pöhlmann and Adrian Faes, Mariëlle Gebben, Mémé Bartels, Mo Verlaan
Crossing Spaces, is an ongoing project in which Anna Witkowska reflects on our relation towards time and space around us. The series of photographs and compilation of short films show her journey through different landscapes, to which she pays brief visits and captures slow impressions of her temporary existence. The balanced performance of appearance and disappearance in the staged landscapes, shows her interpretation of what she encounters on her way and how she relates to those places. She literally goes into landscape and merge within it until she becomes one with the scene. The motion in her work makes the experience of time and space more tangible. The world gets then into a slow momentum of barely visible but constant change. This project became a diary of her wanderings through different spaces, creating her ‘inward’ and ‘outward’ landscape.
Besides the personal experience of the surroundings, the project also reinforces the universal, always present in her work, existential question about human presence and our experience of the world around us.
Born in Poland (1976) is an Amsterdam based multidisciplinary artist and photographer. Anna originally graduated with an AM in Ceramics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland. After settling in The Netherlands in 2003, she focused on other art forms such as photography and film, to strengthen her voice and imagery as an artist. In 2016 she graduated from the Photo Academy in Amsterdam with a series of short film and stills ‘The Persistence of Being’ , a Fine Art finalist at 10th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards.
Since her graduation she primarily works as an autonomous photographer – film maker, and in commission specialising in portrait and editorial photography.