Anna Stefańska

author biographical note degree piece

An installation we can use to hide within – as if in shrubbery. It can also bring to mind grandma’s wardrobe where we used to hide in childhood, where the longed-for treasures awaited. The Hideout stemmed from the need for silence in a big city. In the video I assemble it in different places in Warsaw, to cut off from the hustle and bustle of the capital, to find my own mobile space where I become peaceful. In the background there are nine prints which also address the issue of isolation. The series Islands / Plants depict solitary organisms cut off from everything, drifting on a large plane of colour. Elements complement each other and form the complete degree piece.

(born 1991)
Studies at the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2010–2016) and Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule in Halle (Erasmus+, 2014). Rector’s scholarship for the best students of the Academy (2013–2016). Works in printmaking, designs auteur books and textile patterns. Participant of group exhibitions, including A Well-designed Book, Katowice (2016), 8th Student Graphic Arts Biennial, Poznań (2013), International Print Triennial, Kraków (2015), 1st International Print Biennial Łódź 2016, Kissprint, Warsaw (2014, 2016). Since 2014 she has conducted classes for young artists in the Spotlight Kids Academy.