2018 Season III
Artist Statement/ Biography
There are many different dividing lines in our lives, be it political, economic or social. Alicja Gaskon focuses on these divisions, such as social barriers and political borders, and examines their long-lasting consequences. Motivated by her personal observations and experiences of political shifts and borders, she addresses such notions as immigration, social class, segregation and identity that have lately become the central dividing lines in the politics worldwide. Gaskon’s practice is primarily research-based. She uses military maps, satellite images, and statistical data that she later translates into an abstract language that is directly based on the collected information. Her multi-disciplinary artistic practice ranges from painting and video to installation, performance and sound.
Alicja Gaskon received her MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and is a graduate from Architecture (WSEiZ). She lives and works in New York. She received grants and residencies from StartPoint Prize, Saatchi Screen Project, NARS Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, ArtSlant, Wprost, and the Ministry of Culture. Gaskon has been exhibited widely in numerous solo and group shows in Europe and North America, including Balzer Projects in Basel, Switzerland, Solo Positions in Berlin, Germany, Le Guern in Warsaw, Poland, Ledygel Institute in Budapest, Hungary, Noyes Art Museum in Atlantic City, Times Square New York (Chashama, the Times Square Alliance), Artissima in Turin, Italy, Vienna Contemporary in Austria, and the Saatchi Screen Project, United Kingdom.