Malgorzata Dawidek: Artist talk
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Małgorzata Dawidek – visual artist, writer and art historian (PhD). She is currently conducting PhD practice-led research at the Slade/UCL. Her artistic and academic interests cover the visual arts, literature and certain medical matters. Dawidek's practice is focused on the conflict between the condition of the human body and discursive language. It addresses aspects of corporeality as a continuous narration, a text ‘in process’, which she describes as bodygraphy. In her art Małgorzata combines a wide range of media encompassing performance, photographs, video, written drawings, textual objects and installations. She also researches visual literature and is the author of ‘A Piece of Poetry’ (2012), and ‘A History of Visual Text. Poland, post-1967’ (2012) awarded by the Polish National Culture Centre’s prize for the best PhD dissertation (2010). The artist has been also awarded, inter alia, Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage grants (2002, 2004, 2020), Young Poland’ scholarship for young artists (2012), a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant (2004-2005), British Federation of Women Graduates grant (2017-2018). Her works were selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2016 and awarded the Signature Art Prize in 2020.