San Francisco-based media artist, designer, linguist and educator focused on visual storytelling.


EDUCATION

MFA, Design - California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
MA, Applied Linguistics - University of Warsaw, Poland
BA, ESL Teaching - University of Gdansk, Poland                                                                                                                                                                      

 

artist in residence

KALA Art Institute, Berkeley, CA                            
2017,  Honorary AIR Awardee

Headlands Center For the Arts, Sausalito,CA
2015, Film/video/new media
 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & ART FESTIVALS

San Francisco, CA
2017

San Francisco, CA
2017

Arnhem, Netherlands
2016

San Francisco, CA
2016

Berlin, Germany
2016                                                                  

Venice, Italy
2016

Rome, Italy
2016

Berkeley, CA
2016

San Francisco, CA
2015

London, UK
2015

Sausalito, CA
2015

San Francisco, CA
2015

Wroclaw, Poland
2015

Lugano, Switzerland
2014

San Francisco, CA
2014

San Francisco, CA
2014

San Francisco, CA
2013

San Francisco, CA
2013

Google at 1 Market, Floor 4 & 7
Video Installation featuring the Bird and the Machine & And the Whole World Stops series

Inside/Outside: Working Our Way Out of the Damaged Now. Design As Dialectics
San Francisco State University Design Gallery. Screening of The Sadness of the Machine

Passage Collective VM 23
A Performance and Music Festival, A Wildfire Lullaby #1

Alma Mater, California College of the Arts 2016 Alumni Exhibition                                 CCA Hubbell Street Galleries. Screening of Stages                                                    

Museum Fur Gegenwart, Hamburger Bahnhof
Europeana Space 3rd Int. Conference - Cultural Heritage: Reuse, Remake, Reimagine                                                                                                                                                                                    Borders, International Art and Architecture Festival - Fragmented Identities
Screening of FOG. And the Whole World Stops & Acting Bodies. The Ghost In the Machine

The Contemporary Video Art and Performing Art Festival
Screening of FOG. And the Whole World Stops & Acting Bodies. The Ghost In the Machine

Kala Art Institute
FERMATA. Screening of a collection of video landscapes.

Southern Exposure Gallery
CRANK juried screening, Through the Looking Glass.

London International Creative Competition
Honorable Mention for Video Installation, FOGAnd the Whole World Stops.

Headlands Center For the Arts
Fall Open House. Screening of the collection of short films, Labyrinth.

The Fairmont of San Francisco
Screening of the collection of short films, Labyrinth

Biennale Wro Test Exposure. New Media & Visual Art Festival
Video Installation, FOG. And the Whole World Stops.

YICCA - International Contest of Contemporary Art
Finalist, Video Installation, FOG. And the Whole World Stops.

Fort Mason
Screening of Video Landscapes: And the Whole World Stops.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Pop-Up. Video Landscapes: And the Whole World Stops.

California Academy of Sciences
"Metamorphosis” Nightlife Event, Four-screen projected film, Osmosis.

De Young Museum
“Orange Nights: Amsterdam and San Francisco”, ABC Portfolio Primer Posters

 

IN CONVERSATION

Design As Dialectics                                                      San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, 3/01/2017 

 
Inside/Outside is a discourse manifested as an exhibition of experimental design work. Critical and speculative design and design futures are practices that challenge our expectations, propose new ideas and encourage discourse. This is not the usual form of design that solves problems, improves and persuades. It is a practice that uses design methods and creates design artifacts that provide critique and commentary on culture. Inside/Outside is a discourse within this practice with a specific philosophical question, on how design can reveal the unrealized potentialities of our world (as explicated by a passage by Frankfurt philosopher Theodor Adorno). The exhibition’s aim is to offer a dialogue on design as a practice that can “dialectically” change perceptions and reveal unexpressed potentialities. The theme, the concept and the assumptions are experimental by nature. It is a proposition, and its expectations are open ended, and so the exhibition offers design that will surprise and challenge. Curated by Joshua Singer and Virginia Tassinari in collaboration with DESIS Philosophy Talk @Studio Time and LUCA Arts DESIS Lab.
 

The Gallery Talk of Fermata                                        KALA Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, 6/23/2016      

 
An in-depth conversation with the artists in Fermata Exhibition who explore the psychological disjunction in our contemporary life caused by its fast pace and rapid changes, such as disconnections between mind and information, body and image, reason and result, and what is real and what we believe is real, and more.
 
 

In Conversation: Animal Sense                                   Headlands Center For the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 9/20/2015    

 
A discussion on animal intelligence and perception with four Artists in Residence: Alexey Buldakov, Wioleta Kaminska, Nandipha Mntambo, and Heather Smith. Together, through personal, scientific, and artist lenses, we will try to adopt the mind’s eye of the animal world and consider the environment from a non-human consciousness.