IZABELLA GUSTOWSKA

BIOGRAPHY


Izabella Gustowska was born in Poznań. She graduated from the State Higher School
of Fine Arts (at present University of Arts) in Poznań in 1972. She is a professor at the
University of Arts in Poznań, where she heads the Multimedia Activity Studio at the
Intermedia Department of the Faculty of Multimedia Communication, and she is a graphic
arts lecturer at the Higher School of Humanities and Journalism in Poznań. She lives and
works in Poznań. She uses a wide range of media in her artwork.

Her works of art are grouped in series:
2014–2008 – Strings of Time
... –2012 – The Case of Antonina L...
2008–2007 – SHE. Media Story
2007–2001 – Life is a Story
2001–1999 – Passions and Other Cases
2001–1996 – Singing Chambers
1997–1994 – Floating
1994–1990 – Dreams
1990–1979 – Relative Similarities I, II

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection):

2013
1% a Morning Sun- NYC 1952, Morning Sun – Poznań 2010,
Morning Sun NYC – –Gallery G G F- Gdańsk /PL/

2012
The Case of Antonina L..., Wozownia Art Gallery, Toruń (PL)
Hybrids of Space-Time, Manhattan Gallery, Łódź (PL)

2011
In Stealthy Flight I Pursued Her II, WRO Art Center, Wrocław (PL)
In Stealthy Flight I Pursued Her I, Piekary Gallery, Poznań (PL)

2009
Holiday Souvenir, Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Ustka (PL)
about green, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Gorzów Wlkp. (PL)

2008
SHE. Media Story, Old Slaughterhouse, Poznań (PL)

2007
Life is a Story, National Museum, Poznań (PL)

2001
Passions and Other Cases, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle,
Warszawa (PL)
Singing Chambers, Leon Wyczółkowski District Museum, Bydgoszcz (PL)

1997
La Source, Galerie du FRAC, Châteaugiron, Rennes (F)

1996
Floating, Zachęta State Gallery of Art, Warszawa (PL)

1994
Dreams, State Gallery of Art, Sopot (PL)

1990
Relative Similarities / White, Red, Black, Studio Gallery, Warszawa (PL)

1989
Izabella Gustowska, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton (CA)

1986
Relative Similarities I, National Museum, Wrocław (PL)

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection):

2014
Everybody is Nobody for Somebody-
Sala de Arte Santander Edifio Pereda- Madrid /SP/

2013
Microutopias of the Everyday- CoCA / Znaki Czasu / - Toruń - /PL/

2012
Experimental Project, IEEB5, Victoria Art Center, Bucharest (RO)

2011
Collection of Contemporary Art, National Museum, Wrocław (PL)

2010
Ars Homo Erotica, National Museum, Warszawa (PL)

2009
Gender Check, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna (A)

2008
Mediations Biennale (Voyage Sentimental), Culture Center Zamek, Poznań (PL)

2007
Grosse Kunstausstellung NRW, Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf (D)

2006
Love and Democracy, Centre for Contemporary Art Łaźnia, Gdańsk (PL)

2005
Two Asia Two Europe, Doulon Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai (CHN)

2004
XV-Years of Lumo, Lumo 2004, Jyvaskyla Art Museum, Jyvaskyla (FIN)

2003
Architectures of Gender Contemporary Women's Art in Poland, Sculpture Center NY, New York (USA)

2002
El nou art de Polonia, La Capella Gallery, Barcelona (E)

1999
Without the Wall – Eastern Europe after the Berlin Wall, State Russian Museum (Marble Palace), St.Petersburg (R)

1998
Strateny raj, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava (SK)
1996- Horizons 14-Polish Contemporary Art, Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art Sonje -Kyongju,Kwangju,

1991
Voices of Freedom; Polish Women Artists and the Avant-Garde, 1880-1990, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington (USA)

1988
XLIII Espositzione Internazionale d'Arte, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice (I)
Expressiv, Central Art Since 1960, Museum Moderner Kunst Ludwig Wien, Vienna (A); Hirshhorn Museum Washington DC (USA)

1983, 1987
17a, 19a Bienal Internacional de Sao Paulo (BR)

Her work showed in several collections, /others thinks/

 

MOMA –New York
Alberta University-Contemporary Graphics Collection-Edmonton,
International Collection of Contemporary Art-Warsaw, Collection III-
Gallery of Modern Art - Zachęta Warsaw
Collection GK – Poznań
Graphishe Sammlung Albertyna –Wienna,
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung – Ludwig-Wienna,
National Museum-Wrocław,Warsaw, Poznań, Szczecin,
Oldenburg Art.- Museum – Oldenburg,
The Lilja Polish Graphic Art-Collection,
Victoria and Albert Museum – Londyn.
WRO- Art Center- Wrocław
Threshold Artspace Collection- Perth

 

The Films:

1/ -99- 1987 -/ 15'/
2/-A moment -1990- / 15'/
3/ Dream 1 -1990 / 3'25 / cameraman , editing – Janusz Kołodrubiec
4 /-Conversation- 1998 / 25 min/
5/-Life is a Story- 2003 – 52'38" min/ - Collection –National Museum-Wrocław
6/-Like Cats and Dogs / Family Cinema, episode-2003 -/ 3'31"/
7/-A Game of Appearances – Tango – 2004-/ 17,44"/
8/-Wonderful life-2004 -/5'54"/
9/-My Europe – 2004 -/ 1' 06/
10/-Dream 1a- 2004 -/ 3'25 "/cameraman- Janusz Tatarkiewicz
11/-Rose- Love-2005 – / 5'30" / –G K Collection- Poznań
12/-The Art of the Hard Choice -2006-/ 19'12"
13/-The Art of the Easy Choice – 2007 -/ 19'12"/
14/-Something -2006-/ 5 '/
15/-Notbook—2013- /45'/
16/-a case of Josephine H..-2014 -/ 50'/
/ number 5-16 editing Adam Draber/
A case of Josephine H../all information is in attachment /