Artists

Poland

Piotr  Skowron
Matrixes

18.09.17 30.09.17

Piotr  Skowron came to ´ace as part of the partnership that Fundación´ace has with the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz. Currently, he works as an assistant at his home university in Agata Stepien Silkscreen Studio, specialized in intaglio and serigraphy. However, he isn’t confined only to traditional forms of print and often exploits unconventional graphic techniques. Experiments with collography are strongly related to his earlier education, engineering.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I worked on a project called Matrix and prints as graphics object creating space. The project was based on a series of abstract graphic works made from matrixes and graphics printed in silk screen and intaglio. Works are in relation with the environment—by building them from matrixes and graphics I wanted to create graphic spatial objects and installations. In this project I explored the possibilities of abstract description of reality inherent in a widely understood graphical language, to which matrixes, prints, graphic installations can be categorized.

BIO
Piotr Skowron
1984 | Lodz, Polonia

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

EXHIBITIONS
2016 | The First Xuyuan International Print Biennial, Bejing, China
2015 | Grand Prix of Young Polish, ASP Gallery Kraków, Poland
2014 | Splitgraphic Biennial: “Ten years of Splitgraphic biennial 2003-2013: a sustainable retrospective” in Vilnius Graphic Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania
2014 | VIII Triennale of Polish Contemporary Drawing, Lubaczow, Poland
2013 | Honor, Prize-winning Prints of Guanlan International Biennials, Bejing, China
2013 | 4th Guanlan International Print Biennial, China

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2017 | Artist in residence Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, China
2015 | Gold Medal in Prime Time Competition – The Best Diploma in 2014 year at Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland
2014 | Artist in residence Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, China
2013 | Young Artists Award in  6th Split International Graphic Art Biennial, Croatia
2013 | Award in 4th Guanlan International Print Biennial, China

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Open Studio

Matrixes and Prints as Graphics Objects Creating Space
Piotr  Skowron

27.09.17 29.09.17

ARTIST STATEMENT

I’ve been working on the project Matrix and Prints as Graphics Objects Creating Space, which is based on a series of abstract graphic works made from matrixes and graphics printed in silk screen and intaglio. The works are in relation with the environment—by building them from matrixes and graphics I wanted to create graphic spatial objects and installations. In this project, I explored the possibilities of abstract description of reality inherent in a widely understood graphical language, to which matrixes, prints, graphic installations can be categorized.

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BIO
Piotr Skowron
1984 | 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

2023 Open Call #1
Residencies 2023
Deadline January 31st, 2023

 

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