Barbara Konopka

Country: Poland

Title:  Illumination I.On-Line.Binary Man

Medium: Computer generated

Size: 120 x 90 cm

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Konopka was born in Szczecin, Poland. She has privately studied various techniques in the visual arts. She received the diploma of the musician-instrumentalist from F. Chopin State School of Music, Warsaw. She attended a seminar in the Polish Psychotronic Society, Warsaw and studied for years at the College of Psychotronics, Lodz and the National Film Academy, Lodz. Konopka specializes in multimedia art. Since 1989 she has been involved in the art of the mobile image: video-art, video-performance, video-installation, and internet projects. She is a member of Other Media Artists Association. Her work has appeared in over sixty presentations, festivals, and exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Konopka is also an author of the music for ten films about art.

Her selected solo exhibitions and installations include: Retrospective Sequences.Interpolations, Bunkier Sztuki, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Krakow, 1998; Film Fest - International Video-Art Festival, Medienzentrum, Bremen, 1995; WRO International Festival of Video Art, Entropia Gallery, Wroclaw, 1991; and Horror of Individualism, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, 1990.

Her selected group exhibitions, installations, and performances include: Avant-garde films and videos from Central Europe, The Lux Centre, London, 1998; Pour une Ecologie des Media - 3-emes Recontres Internationales Art Cinema-Video-Ordinateur, Cinema des Cineastes, Paris, 1998; Polish Photography Biennial, Arsenal Gallery, Poznan, 1998; Encoded Identities, Gallery Otso, Espoo, Finland, 1998; Art Critics Propose, Manhattan Gallery, Lodz, 1997; Metabody - International Internet Project, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, 1997; WRO - Polish Monitor, TV Studio, Wroclaw, 1996; Woman to Woman Exhibition, State Gallery of Art, Bielsko-Biala, 1996; Art of Energetic Mediations, State Gallery of Art, Katowice, 1995; Videospaces Exhibition, State Gallery of Art, Sopot, 1994; Videonale 6, Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany, 1994; VIP - Video-Installation-Performance, Museum of Art, Lodz and National Museum, Poznan, 1994; and Interferenzen - Intermedia Festival, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludvig, Vienna, Austria, 1992.
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