Liliana Piskorska

Liliana Piskorska

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Liliana Piskorska was born in 1988 and graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Toruń in 2013. In 2017 she defended her PhD at the Faculty of Fine Arts under the supervision of Elżbieta Jabłońska. She has taken part in over 90 individual and group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Since 2013 she has been a member of an artistic/self-education group centered around the By Vistula River Gallery. She is finalist of Forecast Forum in Haus der Kulturen der Welt/Berlin in 2017, and recipient of the Audience Award at Views 2019: Deutsche Bank Award.

In her artistic work, she analyses social issues from the perspective of radical sensitivity, rooted in feminist-queer and feminist-posthumanist practice and theory. She focuses on the relationships between state, nation, Central European identity and the position of peripheral identities. She undertakes the subject of queer lesbianism and non-heteronormativity, considering their construction and potentiality, and examines the place of the Other in state/nation building processes and projects.

Some important elements of her practice include questions of group identity, group memory, construction of the law, and methods of constructing imagined communities. She builds her projects on the basis of performative experiences, working in the intermedia space, and creating elements that are a mix of installation and sculpture, video and photographic images.