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’.
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