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Justina Los, born 1986, lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

She studied at the Akademie für Kommunikationsdesign Köln and the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw where she obtained her bachelor’s degree at the studio of Grzegorz Kowalski (2014) and her master’s diploma under the supervision of Mirosław Bałka and Krzysztof Wodiczko (2016). She works mainly in the field of video, performative activities and installation.

Her work was presented, amongst others at Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin (2022), Stroboskop Art Space, Warsaw (2019), Municipal Gallery Arsenal Poznan (2018), the National Sculpture Center in Oronsko, Poland (2017), at the British Art Show 8 in Courtyard Theater in London (2016), at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, BWA Zielona Góra, at the European Media Arts Festival in Osnabrück (2015) and the Fondazione Pastificio Cerere in Rome (2014). In the years 2015-2018 she co-founded Polen Performance duo with Mikołaj Sobczak, a contracted service provider mainly for artistic institutions, recently at the Austrian Cultural Forum in Warsaw (2018), Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, the Zachęta Project Space in Warsaw, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw (2016), lokal_30 in Warsaw and WRO Media Art Biennale in Wroclaw (2015).

Lecturer at Aesthetics & Bias conference organized by Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem in Tel Aviv (2017) and the Open Triennale symposium at the National Sculpture Center in Oronsko in Poland (2017).

Los’  works are homages to a social and economic system that has long since ceased to function globally, in which the future belongs only to those who can afford it. An age of multiple crises - those who have not yet woken up from their slumber are already in a coma.

She’s interested in states of collective paralysis and social anxiety that each of us lives through. Why do we experience these states over and over again and will we ever learn to create counter-pressure from below in the face of pressure from above?

And because the world is absurd, she also tries to depict it in an absurd way in her work. Even if dystopia is today’s motivator, humor is still the basis of survival.



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