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Aleksandra Sidor ( b. 1991, Poland ) is a visual artist graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Bournemouth. Sidor’s visual language is endowed with psychoanalytic theories and Polish avant-garde works . She makes unsettling works investigating the concepts of perception, awareness and consciousness. Employing a highly ornamental visual language, irony and a surrealist sense of the uncanny, the artist often draws on different writings on psychoanalysis, old illustrations as well as social, cultural and political transformations. Her subject matter revolves around the transformative nature of encounters of bodies with other beings and their power relations. The smooth surface of her works is marked by different layers of paint. Varying the thickness and the angles of brush strokes creates the sense of depth. At the same time, the reflected light from contoured lines directs our attention to the subtle shifts in colour. This fascination with surfaces is used to reflect upon, among others, the peculiar anatomy of her subjects and adds to a multisensory experience of the viewer. Sidor’s interest in perception is directly reflected in her approach to perspective, which is very often the starting point of her aesthetic research. As a result, the figures that she creates are characterised by the deformation of their defining physical attributes.

Education 

2016-2019

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Arts University Bournemouth

Exhibitions 

Solo

2023
2022
2020
Test Drive, Gratin, New York, USA
Unreliable narrator, eastcontemporary, Milan, Italy
Not sure if it will happen in my lifetime, online exhibition, Solo Show website
2019        Praesentia, ae, f. Alex Mayall, Lumen Crypt Gallery, London, UK

Group

2023

2022

2022

2021

2021

2020

2020

A human being after all, eastcontemporary, Milan, Italy

At the level of remains, Beacon, Munich, Germany

Baitball 2, Like A Little Disaster, Polignano a Mare, Italy

Catharsis, curated by Brittany Sutcliffe, London, UK

Les Danses Nocturnes, Entrevaux, France 

Feather Dusting, online exhibition, curated by Kleio collective 

Solo Show, Chapter 2, A postnet folk fanfiction fairytalemythology (p.1), online exhibition, curated by Underground Flower and Rhizome Parking Garage, Solo Show website 

Arts University Bournemouth Summer Exhibition 

2019

2018

2018

2018

2017

2014

I'm not a feminist, I believe in equality. A feminist exhibition, BUMF Gallery, Bournemouth, UK

Kiosk 7, Copenhagen, Denmark

Anachronism, Russell-Cotes, Bournemouth, UK

8IN5, Arts University Bournemouth, UK 

Art and Fashion Forum, 8th Edition, Poznan, Poland

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