About me

Beata Sosnowska – a multimedia artist, a poet, a comic illustrator, an experimental filmmaker, a graphic designer. The author of a multimedia book “In the shade of humming elevators”, which was compiled in 2002-2007 with 30 other artists and multimedia producers from Tri-City. The project was presented in whole or in parts during the following events: the Polish Video Art Festival “Retransmission” (Gdansk 2004), the Sopot Film Festival (Sopot 2005), the Net-Art Festival “Imagination of the screen” (Torun 2005), the International Media Art Biennale WRO (Wroclaw 2005), the Euro shorts Festival (Warsaw 2006), during the national scientific conference “Therapy and Creativity” organized by the Baltic Sea Cultural Center (Gdansk 2006), the “In Out II” Festival organized at the Laznia Center for Contemporary Art (Gdansk 2007), in TVP Kultura (Warsaw 2008), during the “Transvisualia” − International Festival of Multimedia Forms (Gdynia 2009), as well as during the Poetic Manifestations in the new headquarters of the Political Critique (Warsaw 2009). One of the interpretations of “Pain is something to get over” was made into a performance. The dancers who took part in the performance were Magdalena Jedra and Filip Szatarski from Tri-City. The continuation of the project is the website www.windyproject.pl
In 2005-2007, an author and co-producer of documentary and experimental films: “2137” (the Film Festival Wydmy 2005, the TVP 2 program “After Hours” in 2006, the panel “Generation of John Paul II”, the HA!Art 2006), “The end of patriarchy “(“The One Minutes” Festival 2006), “… once again” (the Lemonade – off cinema festival, 2007), “Modelarnia story” (Modelarnia 2007). She is also a comic author, whose comics touch social and lesbian issues. As a member of a girly comic collective Dream Team (www.comicdreamteam.com) she took part in exhibitions and workshops led and organized by the collective. Her illustrations have been published in Przekroj, Gazeta Wyborcza, Trzy Kolory, Furia, Green City, among others. She cooperates with NGOs and feminist organizations.

Exhibitions and performances:

  • Barcode – a part of a multimedia project In the shade of humming elevators, the International Media Art Biennale WRO (Wroclaw 2005)
  • In the shade of humming elevators – a multimedia project (2002- 2007)
  • Sweet Arts – a collective exposition at the Mini Art Fair, the Laznia Center for Contemporary Art (Gdansk 2008), Ars homo erotica, a collective exposition, a part of one of the installations, the National Museum in Warsaw (Warsaw 2010)
  • Pain is something to get over – a performance, an independent gallery Kunst und Buaschlosserei, an international project “Fields of Vision” (Leipzig 2007), the Independent Art Festival re:visions (Warsaw 2008), the Dance Corporation (Gdansk 2009), the First Festival of “Art&Documentation” – a collective exposition, the PATIO Art Center gallery, Lodz, March 2009)
  • Violations – a performance featuring neolinguistic poets Maria Cyranowicz and Agnieszka Weseli, UFA (Warsaw 2008), the TRANSMOTIV Festival (Katowice 2009), Lady fest, NRD Club (Torun, October 2009), the Universal Art, a collective exposition as part of the Pomada (Warsaw 2010)
  • Traces of love – a collective exposition, the Dramatic Theatre in Warsaw (Warsaw, February 2009)
  • Freedom of design – a collective exposition, the Association of Polish Graphic Designers (Berlin, Tokyo 2011)
  • Ars homo erotica – a collective exposition, National Museum in Warsaw (Warsaw 2010)
  • Gdansk’s wardrobe – a collective exposition, the Laznia Center for Contemporary Art (Gdansk 2011)
  • Llipsspill – a performance in collaboration with the butoh Amareya Theater from Gdansk, Pomada (Warsaw 2012)
  • First blood – a comic book, a post-competition collective exposition at the International Festival of Comics and Games (Lodz 2013)
  • A Polish comic book and its creators – a collective exposition, Orient Gallery (Szczecin 2013)
  • PIF PAF – Zablocka and Sosnowska on real life topics – Znajomi Znajomych (Warsaw 2013), the Institute of All Sorts of Things (Sopot 2013)
  • My own – a collective exposition of the collective Dream Team as part of the Night of Museums, V9, (Warsaw 2013)
  • Machines lie – an experimental film in collaboration with Marta Bogdanska as part of the Swiss’ Learning from Warsaw project (Warsaw 2013)
  • Stinky queue – a collective mural of the Dream Team as part of the Swiss’ Learning from Warsaw project (Warsaw 2013)
  • Cyclones – a collective exposition of the Dream Team as part of the No Woman No Art Festival (Poznan 2013)
  • Circle of time – a collective exposition of the Dream Team, the MiTo, (Warsaw 2014)
  • Iconography of Female Intimacy – a collective exposition, BWA Zielona Gora (Zielona Gora 2014)
  • Beata Sosnowska- queer artists in East Europe – an individual exhibition as part of the Eastern European Film Festival, Gallery Fango, (Cottbus 2014)
  •  The tourists – a performance in the frame of the project InHalacje (Gdansk 2015)
  • Iintegrated participatory activities – a collective exposition, Gallery Lokal 30 (Warsaw 2016)
  • Malta Festiwal. Generator – performance City in the portrait,  (Poznan 2016)
  • Imaginaria, three states of focus – a collective exposition, BWA Łomża (Lomza 2017)
  • Imaginaria, three states of focus – a collective exposition, BWA Łomża (Lomza 2017)
  • Bambuko – performance, music Joanna Duda, Jakub Janicki, dance Katarzyna Pastuszak, body painting Beata Sosnowska (Warsaw 2017)

 

 

 

Workshops

  • No frame, no border – leading comics workshop for Egyptian cartoonists in Alexandria, event organised by Egypt Comix Week and Polish Embassy, Cairo – Alexandria 2017 https://www.facebook.com/events/1960850984176437/
  • Integrated participatory activities – leading comics workshop in a women’s prison at Olszynka Grochowska, organised by Fundacja “Dom Kultury”. http://lokal30.pl/zintegrowane-dzialania-partycypacyjne-lokal_30-opening-8th-april-2016-7pm/
  • Woman for democratic (R)evolutionCollaborate, create and leading  an author’s comics workshop program for Egyptian and Polish female artists, organised by The Baltic Sea Cultural Centre (Poland), Darb 1718 Contemporary Art & Culture Center (Egypt) and Arteria Association (Poland) cordially, Gdansk 2014).  http://www.darb1718.com/women-for-democratic-revolution-exhibition/
  • Narrations – aberrations – comics  workshop leading by Beata Sosnowska and Dream Team, TR Warszawa as a part of Rutu Modan visit (Warsaw 2014).
  • Ni Pies, ni wydra – comics workshop, cooperation with Dream team (Warsaw, Central Railway Station 2014).
  • Autobiographical comics – organized by Centrala in the framework of participation in the exhibition Double Portrait. Polish Female Comics, Linz-Kaunas-Riga-Budapest (Kaunas-Riga 2012).

Publishing:

  • Dreaming (Centrala, the anthology from Prague Comics Art Festiwal)
  • Works and needleworks.Dream team and their guests (Centrala, the anthology)
  • The Bow (the Ha!Art Corporation, “The Great Atlas of Polish Queens”)
  • Pallet (UFA, “Braids”)
  • Ania, the fetus (Timof, the anthology “Polish female comic”)
  • Scratching Memory (Centrala, “Polish female comics, double Portrait”)
  • Dead birds (Comix Grrrlz & Dolna Połka, “the Boston marriages”)
  • Window (Kitokia Graphics, Lithuania “Still without name”)
  • A Road to Freedom (a collective exposition as part of the Dream Team, mocak FORUM, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow Publishing House)
  • Desert (Centrala „Silence 2012”)
  • Yeah, cool (a collective exposition as part of the Dream Team, V9 Publishing House)
  • Little book about homophobia by Anna Laszuk (Czarna Owca Publishing House)
  • No frame, no border – leading comics workshop for Egyptian cartoonists in Alexandria, event organised by Egypt Comix Week and Polish Embassy, Cairo – Alexandria 2017

 

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