There is a wonderful sort of poetry in Tatiana Wolska’s search for everyday materials, in the deconstruction and reconstruction of all the things that carry, package, or wrap, and that are often overlooked. The poetry written by the small and the unsightly.
This ungraspable, fleeting core makes the drawings, paintings, sculptures, and architectural installations of the Polish-born artist, who has been living in Brussels for almost two years now, scintillating. It is art that gets under the skin of life, and smashes borders by drawing from its whimsicality.
~ KURT SNOEKX • (BRUZZ, 2018)
Born in Zawiercie, Poland, 1977.
Lives and works in Brussels.
In 2007 she graduated from École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts in Villa Arson, Nice. Describing herself a ‘junk collector’, Wolska uses discarded plastic bottles, salvaged timber, rusty nails and foam from old mattresses and ‘gives them a new life’. She transforms these humble, discarded materials into seductive poetic, biomorphic sculptures.
Wolska was awarded a prestigious Salon de Montrouge prize in 2014, which led to the presentation of her works at Palais de Tokyo in 2014 and 2015. Since then Wolska has been exhibited in numerous French and Belgian institutions such as Duchamp Art Center, Yvetot, Fondation Villa Datris, L’Isle-sur- la-Sorgue, Frac Centre-Val de Loire, Orléans, Les Tanneries, Amilly, Van Buuren Museum, Brussels, Fondation Boghossian, Brussels, Galerie de la Marine, Nice, FRAC Corse, FRAC PACA, Marseille.
In the last few years, with installations at Frac Corse in Corte (FR), Villa Empain in Brussels (BE) or Frac Centre-Val de Loire in Orléans (FR), Tatiana Wolska has expanded her creative process towards makeshift shelters and nomadic dwellings.
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Ellen Mara De Wachter, The London Modules
Marianne Derrien, Habitat Potentiel pour une Artiste, 2018
Bernard Marcelis, Principle of uncertainty, 2018
Contemporary Lynx, 14 October 2021
Evening Standard Frieze Sculpture, 15 September 2021
Artnet News, 15 September 2021
Le Républicain de l’Essonne, June 2021
Ghent photographer examines gap between reality and art, 2015
Sculpture in the City – 10th edition, London, UK, launch 15 June 2021
Les Variations du Possible, Domaine departemental de Chamarande, France, 19 May – 20 June 2021
Autobiographies of Santiana Welcoq, Gallerie Duchamp, Yvetot, 2021
Recycler/Surcycler, Fondation Villa Datris, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France, 2020
Toutes les lignes droites sont courbes, Villa Carpentier, Ronse, Belgium, 2020
Femme, Bibliothèque communale de Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Brussels,2019
Principe d’Incertitude, Les Tanneries, Amily, 2019
Matrix, Galeria Miejska Arsenal, Poznan, Poland, 2019
1st Rabat Biennale of Contemporary Art, Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Oudayas Museum, Fort Hervé and Borj Adoumoue bastion, Rabat, Morocco, 2019
L’Art Chemin Faisant… Paysages de Formes, Centre d’art L’Atelier d’Estienne, Pont-Scorff, France, 2019
2nd Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans, Frac Centre-Val de Loire, Orléans, France, 2019
Melancholia, group show, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium, 2018
La Collection BIC, Paris, CentQuarte, Paris, France, 2018
PRESENT, Musée et Jardins Van Buuren, Uccle, Belgium, 2018
Nous n’aurons de cesse d’explorer, Double-V Gallery, Marseille, France, 2017
Le clou, FRAC PACA, Marseille, France, 2016
Principe d’incertitude, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015
Les Modules, Fondation Pierre Bergé & Yves Saint-Laurent, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2014
Tatiana Wolska, Untitled, Sculpture in the City – 10th edition, launch 15 June 2021
Tatiana Wolska, solo exhibition, Les Variations du Possible, Domaine departemental de Chamarande, France, 19 May – 20 June 2021
Tatiana Wolska, Autobiographies of Santiana Welcoq, Gallerie Duchamp, Yvetot, 16 January – 14 March 2021
Tatiana Wolska, ‘Recycler/Surcycler’, Fondation Villa Datris, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (FR) 20 June – 1 November 2020
Tatiana Wolska, ‘Toutes les lignes droites sont courbes’, Villa Carpentier, Ronse (BE) 26 June – 27 September 2020
Tatiana Wolska, ‘Femme’, Bibliothèque communale de Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Bruxelles 6 November – 14 December 2019
Tatiana Wolska, ‘Achrome’, Irène Laub Gallery, Bruxelles 21 June – 20 July 2019
Tatiana Wolska, ‘Tell me more about you’, Art Brussels OFF, 23 April 2019 at 6pm
Tatiana Wolska, ‘Principe d’incertitude, Solo show, Les Tanneries, Amilly, 3 February – 31 March 2019
Tatiana Wolska, ‘Melancholia’, group show, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, 15 March – 19 August 2018
Tatiana Wolska, ‘Habitat Potentiel pour une Artiste’ Solo show, Galerie de la Marine, Nice 24, February – 10 June 2018
Tatiana Wolska ‘Politics of Discontent’, 12 January – 24 February 2018
Tatiana Wolska ‘Étude…une semaine et une main’ 13 January – 4 March 2018