• Filip Berendt

Born in Łódź, Poland, 1975.  Lives and works in Warsaw. 

 

The working process of Filip Berendt often begins with three-dimensional objects and then ends with two-dimensional photographs. He creates sculptures out of found materials: food, scrap metal, or even processual substances such as mould, in order to re-frame and re-figure our known environment. The process of abstraction to which Berendt submits his images culminates in the instantaneity of the photograph; these sculptures were never intended to be experienced in reality, and Berendt destroys these objects after he has used them. As he comments: ‘I don’t look at myself as a photographer, rather I make certain performative actions, sculptural actions, for which a photographic camera turns out to be an ideal tool’.  

 

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Escape from the ‘Liberty’ Cinema, Galerie im Saalbau, Berlin, Germany, 2016

 

Silence-sounds, Muzeum Współczesne Wrocław, Poland, 2016 

 

The crisis is only the beginning, BWA, Wroclaw, Poland, 2015 

 

Mere Formality, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, Poland, 2015 

 

Let the beast run, Nocturnal Activities, BWA Katowice, Poland, 2014 

 

Alternative ending, Rondo Sztuki, Katowice, Poland, 2012 

 

Everything is a version of something else, Studio Gallery, Warsaw, Poland, 2011 

 

Transit, Centre Contemporary Art Laznia, Gdansk, Poland, 2010 

 

Transit, ZPAF i s-k, Gallery, Krakow, Poland, 2009 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filip Berendt