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Anka Leśniak (f)
Artist in Residence

Herkunftsland: Polen
KKA-Residency: 2016
Webseite: http://www.ankalesniak.pl

Portrait Anka Leśniak
Portrait Anka Leśniak
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Anka Leśniak is active as an artist in genres such as: installation, performance art, painting, video-art. She has participated in more than 50 individual and group shows. In her art she mainly focuses on the history of women and makes site specific artworks, mostly in public space.

Since 2013 she is a doctoral candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland (the Sculpture and Intermedia Faculty). She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland, diploma with honors (M.A. in 2004). A year before she graduated from the University of Lodz, where she studied Art History (M.A. in 2003).

Selected grants and sholarships
Grant of the Mayor of the City of Lodz for the series of work artworks in public space, 2015
Grant of Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage, 2011
Sholarship at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Germany, 2002

Selected projects / exhibitions:

Individual shows
Invisible inVisible, the series of site specific artworks in public space, Lodz, Poland, 2015
Incarnations, BWA Olsztyn, Poland 2014.
Fading Traces, Polish Women Artists in the 70s, Fokus Lodz Biennale, Lodz, 2010 / Lokal_30, Warsaw, 2011.
Registered, The On Gallery Poznan; The Film Museum, Lodz, Poland 2011.
The Muses of Lodz Kaliska, Atlas Sztuki, Lodz, Poland 2010.
Top Models, The Studio Gallery, The Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland, 2009.

Group Shows
Rozpakować walizki/Koffer Auspacken, Koehlmann Höfe, Frankfurt (Oder), Gemany, 2015.
Reborn Babies, Play Poland Film Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2014.
We+Our+Us, Bupyeong Arts Center, Incheon, South Korea, 2014.
Live Galleries, Wschodnia Gallery, Exchange Gallery. Lodz Networks since 1978. MAERZ, Linz, Austria, 2013.
PAN ASIA, Performance Art Festival, Seoul, South Korea, 2012.
Transart Communication, Performance Art Festival, Kosice, Slovakia, 2012.
Silesia Art Biennale, Jelenia Gora, Walbrzych, Bystrzyca Klodzka, Legnica, Poland, 2012.
International Artists' Workshops, R.I.V.E.R. , Rosora, Provincia Ancona, Italy, 2010.
Passing Through (Ann Noel & Ryszard Wasko and The International Artists' Museum Community), KunstPunkt Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2009.
Enter/Escape. How does painting shape new spaces? Inspirations Festival, Pomeranian Dukes' Castle, Szczecin, Poland.
Odczarowywanie proces ciągły, BWA Awangarda Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland, 2008.
Przeciąg, The Festival of Polish Emerging Art, Pomeranian Dukes' Castle, Szczecin, Poland, 2007.

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