October 16th – December 11th
Alicja Wysocka, born in Poland, works and live in Frankfurt am Main.
Alicja is interested in exploring alternative economic models and common community-based forms of coexistence such as craft making, rituals connected to a sense of identity, or forms of collaboration which might function as a collective therapeutic experience.
She is currently enrolled at Staedelschule Die Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Frankfurt am Main, in the class of Haegue Yang. She also studied Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Mind in Kraków, Poland.
Her social projects includes: Ushirika Cooperative (since 2017) and Solstice – Equinox (since 2018). She organizes International International Congress of Art Cooperatives.
Selected art residencies: JAF Indonesia 2019, Akademie Schloss Solitude 2020, Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto 2021, Sofia Goethe Institute, 2021.
Prizes and scholarships: the DAAD Prize 2018, Scholarship of Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2017, Scholarship of the City of Warsaw in 2019 and Deutschlandstipendium from 2021.
Selected group shows: Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Centre of Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Garage Gallery Prague, Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Venice Biennale of Architecture 2021, The Fairest: Teaser 02, Berlin. Solo shows: Jo-anne Gallery in Frankfurt, Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Wunderkammer in Stuttgart.
Spring Equinox celebration
The March Equinox, the first day of spring, is a time of rebirth and renewal. Many cultures have celebrated the March equinox as the first day of the new year. On that day the night and day became equal at 16.33 pm. This new beginning was embraced by infusing the eggs with the intentions for the new season and throwing them into the river at Viline Vode and with many other artists’ contributions invited by the artist, both of them happened by the river side and at Dim Belgrade
Special thanks to:
Goethe Institute in Belgrade
Lora Milutinović, art residency coordinator
Iza Koczanowska – performative crafting – Zywa Electrika
Alicja Wysocka – collective performance – Eggs Letters to the River
Lina Sommer – poetry reading – Under a Glass Dome
Neva Lukic – poetry reading- Trnac u Svijetu
Janja Franeta, Ana čobrenović, Andrea Rašević, Srđan Mladenović -vocal performance
Daka – voice workshop – Droning Vowels Circle
Alicja & Iza – interactive installation – Eggs teller
Giorgia Piffaretti – video projection – From the Archive_Acqua
Yao Wang – art installation – Nest
Daniel More – music impro – For the Moon Egg
WTNS – hybrid DJ set – Themerin Tribute to the Spring