Gina Czarnecki (Artist)

Gina Czarnecki (Artist)

Czarnecki Studied painting at Wimbledon School of art after which she worked at the London Film-Makers Co-op, running the workshop until 1991. Her postgraduate in Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee (91-2) took her work in film and video through to computer environments.

Czarnecki started her career making animated film and video in the 1980s that focused philosophical questions through engaging with the visceral, psychological and biological body. Since the mid 1990’s this combined with her fascination with convergent developments in life sciences and technologies, their possible applications and how this shapes and informs identity. Her work Spine, (2005) was her first work for large scale outdoor public projection that aimed to engage ‘ambient’ viewers. In her more recent works, The Wasted Works, described loosely as participatory sculptures, Czarnecki has transformed body-matter and biomedical procedures into familiar, every-day objects such as chairs, chandeliers and ‘children’s toys’ , combining a sense of threat with a sense of irony to create works that draw the viewer in on emotive, ethical and intellectual levels. Czarnecki works often in collaboration with musicians, programmers and scientists
She has participated in numerous group exhibitions including Brisbane International Arts Festival, (2009),Ars Electronica,(1999) ISEA, (1998). Lumiere 2013. Solo exhibitions include ‘Humancraft ‘ moving image Centre, New Zealand, (2005) retrospective show at the Bluecoat (2010) The Wasted Works have been toured throughout the UK. Gina was awarded a Creative Scotland Award (2002) Fleck Fellowship Banff (2004) Best Australian/New Zealand Dance Film (2005) and numerous other prizes.

She is advisor to Cambridge University Medical Humanities research project “Casebooks” and mentor to artists. She is currently supported by an arts grant from Arts Council of England (North) to developing a body of new works due to be launched in 2015.

Gina Czarnecki was born in Immingham in 1965 to a Polish immigrant father and English Mother. She currently lives in Liverpool, UK.

She will be working with Medical Museion for the Trust Me project.