Gina Czarnecki is a British artist whose work crosses multiple genres and platforms. Forma represents Czarnecki for the production of new projects and distribution of her films and installations.
Developed in collaboration with biotechnologists, computer programmers, dancers and sound artists, Czarnecki's films and installations are informed by human relationships to image, disease, evolution, genetic research, and by advanced technologies of image production. Through editing sound and image at a micro–level, using bespoke effects and processes, the artist constructs vivid, highly aesthetic spaces. Her work engages the viewer through its scale, beauty and occasionally through interactive technologies.
"Czarnecki's craft is as intense as tapestry. Each phase and frame is carefully polished, reframed, filtered, flared, and each element of installation worked on in hands and mind… Few artists have made projection truly their medium, interrogated its possibilities, tuned image to canvas as Czarnecki has. The space of projection is a zone of sculptural, architectural, public space in which we confront images of power, grace and terror – images that speak of the necessity of being bodies, of the loneliness of existing inside an epidermis, of the ecstasy of pores and exhalations, the agonies of escape." – Sean Cubitt (catalogue essay).
Czarnecki's work has been exhibited internationally at major museums and festivals including the Natural History Museum, London; Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne; Adelaide Film Festival; Ars Electronica, Linz. In 2006, she was commissioned to make Spine, a large–scale video work for outdoor projection, which was exhibited at the AV Festival, Newcastle, UK and as part of the Laneways public art programme, Melbourne.
She won the prestigious Creative Scotland Award in 2002 for work on her interactive installation Silvers Alter, a Fleck Fellowship with the Banff Centre, Canada in 2004, and a Wellcome Trust Sci–Art Award in 2005 for production of Contagion. Her film, Nascent, has been screened extensively across the world, winning several awards and prizes.
Czarnecki was recently awarded the Sciart Projects Award by the Wellcome Trust, a three year grant to continue developing work influenced by biomedical science. Czarnecki has taken up an Artist in Residency with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in collaboration with Imperial College London to research and deliver new work with the grant.
Gina Czarnecki lives and works in Liverpool, UK.
Gina Czarnecki is represented by Forma Arts and Media Limited
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