Angelika Fojtuch

Angelika Fojtuch’s performance work deals with issues of communication, the role of body and emotions in interpersonal relations, and the creation of identity in confrontation with the mechanisms of culture. Focusing on gender inquiry and norms of an individual’s appearance in public space, she explores and crosses the borders of social conduct in order to reveal collective latent tensions, neglected fantasies or traumatic fears. Often referring to the specific social and psychological context of the performance’s site, her work is usually conceived as a process of interaction with the audience, who are often put in uncomfortable or potentially embarrassing situations.

Angelika Fojtuch’s work has been presented at events and festivals throughout Europe, in Israel, China and most recently Miami, Florida. In 2006, she founded Port Performance – Forum for Performance Art, with artist BBB Johannes Deimling. Port Performance has conducted performance art workshops with international participants, in Gdansk, Tallin, Berlin and Tel Aviv.

The international visual artist, performer. The art works have been presented at worldwide exhibitions and festivals a.o. NIPAF11 in Tokyo & Osaka, 7a11d Fado Center in Toronto, OPEN in 798 Art Zone in Beijing, Deformes in Santiago de Chile, EPAF Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, The 2nd Biennale of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, The 2nd Biennale of Young Art MMOMA in Moscow, Interrupted connections Zacheta-National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, moreover represented at NADA Art Fair in Miami, VIENNA FAIR in Vienna, SUPERMARKET Art Fair in Stockholm.

The work is in the collection: Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz.

Mentioned a.o. at Flash Art, Kunstforum, Basis Wien, Artfacts.net, Culture.pl, Wikipedia.pl, Tekstylia bis-dictionary of the polish young culture

Conducted performance art workshops for international participants a.o. in Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Theather College in Jaffa, IDK The Academy of Fine Arts in Tallinn, School of Art and Design Berlin Weißensee, Fine Art Academy in Gdansk. Wrote for “Pedagogia de la Performance” a book published by Valentin Torrens.

 

2006 Founded PORT PERFORMANCE – Forum for Performance Art.

2005 Graduated from the Department of Sculpture and Intermedia at the Academy of Fine Art in Gdansk, Poland.

1998-2005 Studied at four Polish Academies of Fine Art: in Torun, Krakow, Poznan and Gdansk.