Appropriating Language 20
Comic Gold Haribo
APPROPRIATING LANGUAGE #20
Opening on Friday, November 24, 2017, at 7 pm
Exhibition dates 25.11. - 30.12.2017
Opening times: every Saturday from 4 to 7 pm and by appointment
“Comic Gold Haribo”, by Malwina Niespodziewana, is a series of 30 drawings on paper created in 2017. Each Individual scene (the character of which is usually the artist herself) is a record of a real situation that may be interpreted by the viewer literally or figuratively. The main character stays for the artist, even though she could represent an entire generation. The narrative of the series is non-linear as the events are portrayed out of chronological order.
“Comic Gold Haribo” is the last part of a tripartite project started in 2011. Previous segments of it were shown in former presentations in Manière Noire.
Niespodziewana is interested in storytelling in its broadest sense. Her drawings often take their starting points from a text based piece, be it a poem, a fairy tale, an opera libretto, or a biography.
The exhibition “Comic Gold Haribo” is kindly supported by the Pedagogical University in Cracow.
Małgorzata Malwina Niespodziewana studied at the Academy of Fine Arts (1993-98, Department of Printmaking) in Cracow, Poland, 1998 – awarded the Dean’s Medal; 2007 – Ph.D. at The Academy of Fine Arts, Cracow, Poland, 2017 – Doc. hab. at Pedagogical University, Cracow, Poland. 1997/98 – Award from the Ministry of Culture and Arts; 1998 – Scholarship: The Mythological Europe Revisited; Borgo della Fratta, Italy; 1999 – Creative Award of Cracow Town; 2002 and 2006 – Artist in Residence Mino Art Village Project, Japan; 2005 – Nomination for Polityka Magazine Passports Award, 2005 – Grand Prix – International Biennial of Graphics of The Baltic Sea Countries Kaliningrad – Köningsberg. She is a co-founder of the female Group 13.
The artist took part in 30 solo and 150 group exhibitions (USA, France, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Russia, Japan, Italy, Spain, Korea, Czech Republic, Austria). In 2017 she was invited in The Power of the Avant-Garde exhibition, National Museum, Cracow, Poland.
Her works are represented in public art institutions, as well as private collections: Museum of Paper, Mino, Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan / Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala, Sweden / Polish Museum of America, Chicago, USA / Kaliningrad Art Gallery, Kaliningrad, Russia / Luciano Benetton Collection / Prints & Drawing Cabinet, Cremona Civic Museum, Italy / National Museum, Krakow, Polska Akademia Umiejętności, Kraków.