Iza Tarasewicz was born in 1981 and raised in Kolonia Koplany, a small village near Bialystok, Poland. She graduated from the Faculty of Sculpture and Performing Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland in 2008.
Tarasewicz lives between Białystok, Munich, and various other territories
Iza Tarasewicz is the winner of the “View 2015-Deutsche Bank Award”, the prize for young Polish art, regarded as Poland’s most important art prize. The exhibition was presented at Zachęta National Gallery in Warsaw in 2015.
In 2016, she will participate in at 32nd Sao Paulo Biennale, Brasil and at 11th Gwangju Biennale, Korea
Iza Tarasewicz’s works serve as temporary conduits for a meeting of substances, energies, locations, temporalities, intonations, and concepts, which the artist identifies as only events in a continuous series of material and symbolic interactions. In her work, basic and humble ingredients undergo complex transformations, often through processes borrowed from routines found in the daily bustle of village life. Her sculptural installations take the form of modular, flexible, mobile, and reconfigurable display systems that combine a raw and modest functionalism with formal logics found in the natural world, scientific experimentation, and graphs and diagrams—figures of thought and charts of relation that systematize knowledge and data and abstractly describe the interaction of phenomena.
Recent solo exhibitions include ULTRA HIGH TURBA TURBO III(background noise), Kostka Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic; Turbulence Soon Appears, Trapez Gallery, Budapest, Hungary; Loop de Loop, Bikini, Lyon, France; Sorry for All The Ups and Downs, Syntax Project, Lisbon, Portugal; Reverse Logistics, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw, Poland (all 2015); By the apparent impossibility of arranging signs, Arsenal Gallery, Białystok, Poland; The Means, the Milieu, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Belgium; Collaborating Objects Radiating Environments, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany; Strange Attractors, Polnisches Institut Berlin, Germany (all 2014) and Clinamen, Krolikarnia X. Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture, National Museum, Warsaw, Poland (2013). Recent Group exhibitions include the 32nd Bienal de Sao Paulo 2016; the 11th Gwangju Biennale, Korea; HYPERCONNECTED, Moscow Biennial of Young Art, Moscow, Russia; A Thousand Horsepower, Can Trinxet Factory, L’Hospitalet, Barcelona, Spain; Contemporary Art from Poland, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany; La Memoria Finalmente, Arte in Polonia 1989-2015, Palazzo Santa Margherita, Modena, Italy; Unfolding Constellations, CCA Toruń, Poland (all 2016); Dust, CCA Zamek Ujazdowkski, Warsaw, Poland; Gardens, Zacheta National Museum, Warsaw, Poland; Procedures for the Head. Polish Art Today, Kunsthalle Bratislava, Slovakia (all 2015); As You Can See: Polish Art Today, Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland (2014).