Artists

Poland

Damian Idzikowski
Identity

18.09.17 30.09.17

Damian Idzikowski is a young Polish artist who arrived at ´ace thanks to the agreement between the Fundación´ace and the Academy of Fine Arts of Lodz, institution where the artist studied and where he currently works as an assistant in the Studio of Basic Techniques of Engraving, directed by Professor Krzysztof Wieczorek.

Damian Idzikowski’s work delves deep into human relationships and also refers to the sad and difficult past of the Nazi invasion of the city of Łódź, especially the ghetto of Łódź, which was the second largest ghetto after the one in Warsaw.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I’m working on a project titled Searching for an artistic identity: trying to define your graphic language. The main goal when working on this topic was to create a graphic cycle using the printing methods and different matrices. The challenges I tried to take were to combine classical artistic graphics with a graphic matrix creating multilayered visual objects. I developed my own way by enriching my own workshops and learning new solutions, using matrices and ready-made prints.

BIO
Damian Idzikowski
1991 | Lodz, Polonia

EDUCATION
2015 | Bachelor in Graphic Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland

EXHIBITIONS
2017 | XV International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms, City Art Gallery. Lodz, Poland
2016 | The First Xuyuan International Print Biennial, Bejing, China
2015 | Polish Print Triennial in Katowice, Poland
2014 | Splitgraphic Biennial in Vilnius Graphic Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2017 | Artist in residence Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, China
2016 | 5th Guanlan International Print Biennial, China
2016 | Nomination in The First Xuyuan International Print Biennial, Bejing, China, 2016
2015 | Third Prize and award in the 9th Student Print Biennial in Poznan
2013 | Award of Young Artists Award at the Sixth International Biennial Splitgraphic. Croatia

Related Activities

Open Studio

Searching for an Artistic Identity: Trying to Define your Graphic Language
Damian Idzikowski

27.09.17 29.09.17

At the September 2017 Open Studio we presented the silkscreen artworks from the artist-in-residency Damian Idzikowzki (Poland) together with Piotr Skowron (Poland), guest artists David Pimentel Segura (Perú, artist in residence from the program RAP, Buenos Aires) and artist-in-residency Rachel Sommer (USA).

ARTIST STATEMENT

I’ve been working on a project titled Searching for an Artistic Identity: Trying to Define your Graphic Language. The main goal when working on this topic was to create a graphic cycle using the printing methods by using different matrices. The challenges I tried to take were to combine classical artistic graphics with a graphic matrix and create multilayered visual objects. I developed my own way by enriching my own workshops and learning new solutions, using matrices and ready-made prints.

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BIO
Damian Idzikowski
1991 | Lodz, Poland

´aceNITE, Open Studio

Open Studio 9
Artists in Dialogue

27.09.17

As a closure to the September 2017 residency period, on September 27th we held an Open Studio to share and exchange the processes of the artists in residency with the local colleagues and public.

Polish artists Piotr Skowron and Damian Idzikowzki presented their silkscreen works, as well as the photolithography pieces that they were developing in the ´ace workshop.

The artist David Pimentel Segura (Peru) was invited to exhibit at this event. He was in Buenos Aires as an artist in residence in RAP| Panal361. David made an installation in the Central Hall of ´ace which consisted of an illustration on stickers with an aesthetic that combines pop, the Peruvian chicha culture and the format of the Instagram photographs.

In the studio The Tower, Rachel Sommer, artist from US who did an Exploration Residency, showed her work in painting and illustration. Sommer investigated the popular myths of Argentina and combined them with her dark and gothic aesthetic.

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY
Damian Idzikowski (Polonia)
Piotr Skowron (Polonia)
Rachel Sommer (EE. UU.)

GUEST ARTIST
David Pimentel Segura (Perú)

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires

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38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)

Subway/Metro

D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')

Train

Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

2024 Open Call #2
Residencies 2024

Deadline
April 30th, 2024

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