Born in 1983, Grzegorz Stefański graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland and Photography at Art University in Poznań, Poland. In 2016 he graduated from Mirosław Balka’s Studio of Spatial Activities at the Fine Arts Academy in Warsaw. In 2016 he received Felix Slade Award to undertake MFA degree at Slade School of Art in London. He lives and works in London and Warsaw.
He creates cinematic projects and delegated performances, dealing with basic epistemological questions of identity and mimesis. He blurs the boundaries between documentary and fiction and uses memory as an archive of selfness. He made his debut in 2010 with solo exhibition emptybottles in Goldex-Poldex Gallery in Cracow, Poland. Since then his works were presented e.g. during Manifesta 11 in Zurich (2016), in MoMa PS1 in New York (2010), in The New Theatre in Warsaw (2016), in Pastificio Cerere Foundation in Rome (20114), in Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw (2015) and during Wro Media Art Bienalle in Wrocław (2015).
Image: ‘restraint’, Grzegorz Stefanski, installation view, Studio Gallery, Warsaw, 2016