Aleksandra Kalisz

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Aleksandra Kalisz

Portugal

Aleksandra Kalisz was born in Gdynia, Poland in 1992. Currently living and working in Guimarães, Portugal. At present, PhD candidate at Universidade do Porto in Portugal. Studied Painting in Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk where she got a Master degree in the studio of Maciej Świeszewski in 2016. In 2014/15 stipendist of LPP Erasmus programme in Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

She is a finalist of competitions in Poland “Eibisch 2018”, “Ale sztuka!” and “Promotions” where she got a distinction of “Center of Contemporary Art in Toruń”. In 2017 she was selected for an Art Residency in Marrakech, Morocco. In 2017 and 2019 she was selected for NordArt which is one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe in Kunstwerk Carlshütte in Büdelsdorf, Germany. In 2019 she took part in "Painting Today" exhibition in European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona, Spain. She participated in many exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Her works are held in private collections in United States, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Portugal, The Netherlands, Italy, Morocco and Poland. Her paintings are part of Center of Contemporary Art in Toruń collection.

Her works focus on female figure and explore the subject of femininity. Specializes in painting, drawing and installation.

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