Karolina Kucia

ARTIST & RESEARCHER

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

2017 – … Doctoral Candidate in Theater Academy, University of Arts, Helsinki

2007 – 2014; MA STUDIES IN THEATER ACADEMY, PERFORMANCE ART AND THEORY, HELSINKI

1998 – 2004; MA STUDIES IN POZNAN ART ACADEMY, POZNAN, POLAND

2003 – SCHOLARSHIP AT ALU, LJUBLJANA ART ACADEMY, SLOVENIA

DIRECTIONS

2023 – We Bites Us – short film in co-production w/Kenno Filmi, premiered in Berlin Porn Film Festival’18

2019 – Out-Of-Work, performance, Kutomo, Turku

2015 – Perfect Shipwreck #2” video collection, co-directing with Elisa Band.

2013 – Perfect Shipwreck Tour”, performance, SESC Pinheiros, São Paulo, co-directing with Elisa Band

2010 – Oops!”, performance, Theater Academy, Helsinki (concept and direction)

PERFORMANCES/EVENT SETTINGS (selection)

2022 OOPS! DID SOMETHING GO WRONG? Very Second Sensorium, Trömso Art Academy

2022 Imagine, that for some reason you cannot get in, The Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki

2021 Department for Playing Stupid, Myymälä2, Helsinki, Festival: Seven of Seven

2020 -2021 Monsterrers&Hurrors – performance/workshop, Finnish Cultural Centre in Paris; Eskus (Helsinki)

2020 The Story of Leaving, Mad House, Myymälä, Helsinki

2018 ABC of Hard Work, Putki Festival, Fiskars, 2018

2017 Installation/Settings for SAR Seminar of Artistic Research, presentation of “How to do things with performance” research Group Presentation; April 2017

2016 Installation/Setting and furniture for NO PLAY, The Feminist Training Camp”, nGbK Gallery, Berlin

2015 Performer, Mental Hotel and Life in the Gallery, performative installation, 10th Mänttä Art Event, Mänttä

2013-2014 Parasitic Performance, Mad House Helsinki, Helsinki; Interactions Festival, Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland; SESC Pinheiros, São Paulo and La Muga Caula, Festival, Les Escaules, Spain

EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2023 Screening of We Bites Us film in Belin Porn Film Festival

2021 – 2022 Nadmidupa in the Institution – Posture of Impermanence in Vantaa Art Museum, Artsi;

2019 Logical Revolts, w/ Panos Balomenos, Hanna Ouramo and Ivana Momcilovic, Myymälä2, Helsinki

2018 Stories We Tell, Maa-Tila, Helsinki

2017 Bug Bed, Third Space, June-July 2017

2014 Your City is a Battleground, Warsaw Under Construction Festival”, Museum of Modern Art Warsaw

2014 – Parasitic Project, Huuto Gallery, project room, Helsinki

2013 Workers of Artworld Unite”, group exhibition, CSW Kronika, Bytom, Poland

CURATING, ORGANIZING AND PRODUCTION (selection)

2020 Monsterference, Theatre Academy, University of the Arts, Helsinki

2019 De-visions in “We”-sions. Collectivity, what is that? Seminar, Maa-Tila, Helsinki

2015 Finacialisation as Place for Creation, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart Branching Out, Hiap, Suomenlinna, w/Essi Kausalainen

2012 Seminar-encounter with Bracha Ettinger, Kafka Machine – film by Kafka,

2011 Exhausted subject, Impossible community II, workshop with Peter Pál Pelbart.

2010 Exhausted subject, impossible community, workshop with Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Turku and Helsinki.

2009 Ecologies of Resistance, Workshop with Franco Berardi, Bracha Ettinger, Erin Manning and Brian Massumi

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (selection)

2023 Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts CARPA8: SOLVITUR AMBULANDO ‘solved by moving’, UNIARTS Helsinki

2021 CARPA7, Elastic Writing in Artistic Research, UNIARTS Helsinki

2019 CARPA6, The 6th Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts; UNIARTS Helsinki

2018 9th SAR – International Conference on Artistic Research, University of Plymouth – Cultural Mobility Of Performance And Performativity Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

2017 Presentation on New Materialism Conference: Performing Situated Knowledges: Space, Time, Vulnerability, 7th Annual Conference on the New Materialisms, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw

2015 Performance/Paper at the “Transversal Practices: Matter, Ecology and Relationality VI Conference on New Materialisms, The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia

PARTICIPATION IN WORKSHOPS (selection)

2014 New Communities, Aalborg, Denmark and Nordic Performing Art Days, Aarhus, Denmark

2013 MOVEMENT, AESTHETICS, ONTOLOGY IV, Annual Conference on the New Materialisms, University of Turku, Finland

2012 Creation of New Social Forms – The Rise and Entanglement of General Intellect, with Franco Berardi, Augusta Gallery, Helsinki

PUBLISHED TEXTS (selection)

2023 “Bestiary”, in Kiila (The Wedge) Album 2023, ed. Minna Henriksson, Martta Tuomaala & Nine Langinauer

2020 The Story, comic book in Kutikuti Magazine

2018 “Situated Knowledge, Transmissions of Practice and Parasitic Endeavors”, w/ J. Foley, V. Hunter, H. Palmer. RUUKKU Studies in Artistic Research, NR 9, AESTHETIC INTRA-ACTIONS

2015 “Kultaseni”, Esitys Lehti, #4

2014 “Parasitic”, Inflexions: A Journal for research creation, No. 8 Radical Pedagogies | edited by Gerko Egert, Ilona Hongisto, Michael Hornblow, Katve-Kaisa Kontturi, Mayra Morales, Ronald Rose-Antoinette, Adam Szymanski p. 333-335,

2009 “On Return to Remnant – Home”, Essay about Oreet Ashery, Episodi 2, Helsinki: Yliopistopaino

GRANTS AND AWARDS (selection)

2023 Best Experimental Short Film in 18th Berlin Porn Film Festival,

2022 – 2023 Finnish Cultural Foundation – research grant

2018 – 2022 Koneen Säätiö – research grant

2017 The Finnish Cultural Foundation, one year working and project grant for OOW! – group performance

2014 – 2016 working grants from The Arts Promotion Center, Finland

2013 6 Months Fellowship at Schloss Solitude Academy, Stuttgart

2013 6 months working and project grant for Parasitic Project from KONE Foundation,

2013 group working and project grant for Fin! La! La! La! Finlândia- Brasil KONE Foundation,: Experimento Live Art: Sesc Pinheiros and The Museum of Modern Art (MAM), São Paulo

2004 Maria Dokowicz Prize for the best diploma work of Poznan Art Academy