The EXERCISE is an exploration through various artistic installations of how the concepts of repetition and multiplication relate to the concept of space.
Repetition is present in the sphere of advertising, errors, schemas, as well as rituals. However, a ritual is more than a mere repetition. It is a method of enchanting the World. It represents the form as well as its excess. It is the way of creating the space “from - to”. Multiplication and repetition symbolize the transition from the external to the internal.
The participating artists are doctoral-level students from The Krakow Academy of Fine Arts, Kean University alumni and current undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty members of both institutions.
Zbigniew Bajek is a Professor at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts and leads the first interdisciplinary studio, and teaches visual acts and structures. Zbigniew Bajek practices paintings, drawings, photography, creates artistic installations and pursues paratheatrical projects.
Teresa Kotkowska-Rzepecka is a Professor at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts and she runs her drawing studio. Teresa Kotkowska-Rzepecka practices painting.
Joanna Zemanek is working as an assistant at the Tapestry Studio in the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts. In 2012, she received the title of the Doctor in painting.
Izabela Apanańska - painting, photography, and film footage. Currently, she is a student of Doctoral Studies and Postgraduate Studies in Art Education in Krakow Academy of Fine Arts.
Jolanta Kuśmierska - painting, computer graphics, drawing and photography. She often attempts to combine different media by creating original collages. Currently, she is a student of Doctoral Studies in Krakow Academy of Fine Arts.
Iwa Kruczkowska Król - painting, artistic tapestry, set design and stage design. Currently, she is a student of Doctoral Studies in Krakow Academy of Fine Arts.
Krystyna Malinowska - painting, computer graphics, and creates a unique fabric in the art of batik. She also paints Orthodox icons. Currently, she is a student of Doctoral Studies in Krakow Academy of Fine Arts.
Elżbieta Zrobek – oil painting on canvas. Additionally, she crafts objects out of handmade paper, using old traditional methods, as well as her own original ones. Currently, she is a student of Doctoral Studies in Krakow Academy of Fine Arts.
Krzysztof Marchlak - abstract paintings-objects, close to matter painting, drawings, installations and graphic prints. . Currently, he is a student of Doctoral Studies in Krakow Academy of Fine Arts.
Albert Oszek - 1994 – 1996 Post-Secondary Vocational School in Iserlohn, Germany, MA in graphic design; 1997 – 2002 graphic design studies in the class of Prof. Eugeniusz Delekta at the Institute of Art of the University of Silesia in Katowice; 2008 – 2010 Post-degree studies at Faculty of Painting in the class of Prof. Andrzej Bednarczyk at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow.
Joanna Banek - graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts at the Academy of Jan Dlugosz in Czestochowa and the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Department of Painting. Received her PhD at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, where she is employed.
Małgorzata Buczek-Śledzińska is a lecturer at and a Professor of the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków (English: . She runs an Art Laboratory of Unique Handmade Paper. Małgorzata Buczek-Śledzińska creates paintings and drawings. Her unique spatial objects are made of the own handmade organic paper.
Wojciech Grzywaczek - Studies:1994-1999 University of Silesia in Katowice, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection 1999-2004 Academy of Fine Arts. Jan Matejko in Krakow, Faculty of Sculpture. In his works touches the existential problems of man in the days of the end of Western civilization. To the implementation own sculptures he uses different materials: steel, bronze,stone, wood.
Ziemowit Kmieć – painter, graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow.
He is the founder of Cellar Gallery in Krakow.
Dariusz Milczarek - Graduated Academy,of Fine Arts in Cracow. Currently, Dariusz is a PhD student at the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow at Professor Adam Wsiołkowski's studio.
Barbara Kasperczyk - lived 10 years in Garmany. Graduated from Fachoberschule fuer Kunst und Gestaltung in Munich (Germany) and the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. Currently, she is a student of Doctoral Studies in Cracow Academy of Fine Arts.