Beata Rojek (PL)

Residency: October - December 2023

Beata Rojek (*1985) is a visual artist who specializes in painting, drawing, comics and other forms of transferring thoughts into images. She has a recognizable, vivid style, ranging from nostalgic abstraction to blunt street art patterns. She graduated from the Wrocław Academy of Fine Arts. Also, she was nominated twice for the Wrocław Gazeta Wyborcza WARTO award and received a scholarship from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2012.

Rojek likes to tell stories, therefore her works are full of narratives, inspired by European literature, fairy tales, ancient legends, theological writings, and pagan beliefs, but they interlace with personal stories coming from the sensitive artist. In the last couple of years, Rojek has valued working with people more than lonely explorations in the fields of her own imagination. Therefore, during her visit to Kosice, in reference to her recent exhibition “Yesterday’s dreams weave the ruins of tomorrow’s temples” and the comic book “Abortion Stories”, she would like to invite interested readers to work on releasing personal stories around abortion experience.

The residency program is supported using public funding by the Slovak Arts Council. Slovak Arts Council is the main partner of this project.

The project is also supported by City Košice.