Aniela Marian Piasecka
My work tends to favour collective creation and participation over individual artistic practice. I work as part of performance group STASIS, as one half of the sculptural duo Proudfoot & Piasecka, and with other artists such as Daniel Cook, Joanne Dawson, Francis Dosoo, Pester and Rossi, and Rosanna Irvine. A motivation to question the delineation of artistic practices and our singular understandings of authorship and the creative process underpins my collaborative research. With my solo work my gaze invariably turns inwards, focussing on the minutiae of personal experience and expression. In both collaboration and solo research, I often begin by delving into a strong and never-ending will to explore the link between affect and space; I am continuously intrigued by how different environments impact on human social behaviour and vice versa. I work with choreography, text, film, and installation. Thus my work collides between visual art contexts (Glasgow International Biennial 2016 and 2018; David Dale Gallery, Glasgow; Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop; Cubitt Gallery, London; Galleria Marselleria, Milan) and performance contexts (The Place, London; Dance International Glasgow, Merchant City Festival, Glasgow).
I have lead workshops at Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Art Link at St John's Hospital Livingston, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art alongside fellow Stasis artist Isabel Palmstierna, Fritz Welch and Pester and Rossi, and Girls Rock Glasgow.