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Bernadetta Szymoniak

Born 1993, Kielce


In 2016, Szymoniak completed her BA degree in art history at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, where she is pursuing her further studies. Participant of the Performance Art Studio run by Waldemar Tatarczuk at the Labirynt Gallery in Lublin. She has taken art in the Kyiv Art Week with a scholarship of the Mayor of Lublin (2017), performance presentations within the European Capital of Culture 2016 programme in Wrocław, and Performance Art Days in Lviv (2016), amongst other events.

Szymoniak is active as a performer. Her activities often feature the motif of struggle – physical and psychic – with oneself, one’s own body and matter. The artist writes: “For me performance is a form of expression that allows me to express myself in countless ways and to breathe life into a seeming or innocent activity and thus convey something that may have been imperceptible.”

photo:  Diana Kołczewska

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