Grzegorz Stefański (b. 1983) is a visual artist, author of video installations, films and photographs. He lives and works in London where he is current artist in residence at Sarabande Foundation. A graduate of The Slade School of Fine art in London and Miroslaw Balka’s Studio of Spatial Activities at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He also earned his master’s degree in philosophy at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. In 2017 he won the Ivan Juritz Prize in London and the Grand Prix at the Biennale of Young Art in Poland. His artistic practice is located at the nexus of psychology, performance and film, primarily concerned with power, identity and the politics of embodiment. The themes he has investigated include the legacy of European cinematography, private history recorded in one's body, cultural determinants of masculinity, and micro-choreographies of violence. He made his debut in 2010 with solo exhibition at the Goldex-Poldex Cooperative during Krakow Photomonth Festival. Since then, he has exhibited his works at the Whitechapel Gallery in London (2018), Ujazdowski Castle Centre of Contemporary Art (2018), Manifesta 11 in Zurich (2016), Pastificio Cerere Foundation in Rome (2014) and the NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 in New York (2010). He has collaborated, among others, with Bloomsbury Theatre in London, Nowy Teatr in Warsaw, Królikarnia/National Museum in Warsaw, and Bunkier Sztuki Gallery in Kraków.
2018 MA Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, London
2016 Masters in Miroslaw Balka Studio of Spatial Activities, Academy of Art, Warsaw
2013 Undergraduate degree in Photography, University of Arts in Poznan, Poland
2008 Masters in Philosophy, Jagiellonian University, Cracow
2016 do-over, New Theatre, Warsaw
AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2018 (On now) Visegrad Fund Visual and Sound Arts Residency, INI Project, Prague
2017 Margherita and Mario Crema Travel Award, London (shortlisted)
2016 Felix Slade Award, London
2014 Digital_ia Festiwal, Poland (2nd prize)
Residence is supported by fund Visegrad Artist Residency—Visual and Sound Arts.