alicja gaskon


                    
Alicja Gaskon received her M.F.A. from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and is a graduate in Architecture (WSEiZ). She currently lives and works in New York.
She has received grants and residencies from International Studio and Curatorial Program ISCP, NARS Foundation, Asylum Arts, IAM Program at the New York Foundation for the Arts NYFA, ArtSlant,  StartPoint Prize, and the Ministry of Culture, among others.


Gaskon has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Europe and North America, including: Galeria Labirynt in Lublin, Lengyel Intézet in Budapest, Korean Cultural Center in New York, NARS Foundation in Brooklyn, EFA Project Space in New York, Balzer Projects in Basel, Le Guern Gallery in Warsaw, Solo Positions in Berlin, Artissima in Turin, Italy, Vienna Contemporary in Vienna, Noyes Museum of Art in Atlantic City, Saatchi Screen Project, Saatchi Gallery in London, Times Square in New York (Chashama and Times Square Alliance), etc. She is represented by:  Le Guern Gallery in Warsaw, Poland ( www.leguern.pl) and Balzer Projects in Basel, Switzerland ( www.balzerprojects.com)


Alicja Gaskon uses lines and maps to tell stories about conflict, borders migration and identity. 
In many of Gaskon’s works, mapping becomes a narrative process through which the artist investigates social and political spaces and networks. 
Her practice is research-based and ranges from painting and installation to video and performance.
The works incorporate military maps, satellite images, and statistical data that are later translated into reduced language that is still directly based on the collected information. 
Gaskon’s work is often reduced to the use of three main colors: red, black and white. The selected infrastructure spaces, buildings and road networks are marked black. The red-and-white lines represent the two-tone universal patterns used for marking boundaries, crowd control barricades and other barriers.







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