Kinga Bartniak: The weary tree blossoms twice

Events, Past
Šopa Gallery, Hlavná 40, Košice 28.06.2024 18.00

We invite you to the final presentation of the three-month residency of designer and textile artist Kinga Bartniak called THE WEARY TREE BLOOM TWICE in the form of Open Studio.

Kinga will present the details of her artistic research on embroidered Slovak textiles. In the final stage, she focused on the traditional folk phenomenon “kútna plachta”—the corner sheet. This piece of cloth accompanied women throughout their family life—from marriage to childbirth and sometimes until death. These pieces were rich in embroidery, meanings, and magic. The artist will also present her graphic design and machine embroidery pieces.

KINGA BARTNIAK (PL) is a visual researcher, graphic designer, and educator based in Wrocław, Poland. She earned her degree in graphic design at Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. She later completed a doctorate in media art, specializing in exploring the intersection of labor and leisure. Currently, as a lecturer at her alma mater, she teaches courses in fiber art and new media. Besides art, she is interested in herbs, botanics, typography and sewing.

The residency of Kinga Bartniak is organized thanks to the partnership with AIR Wro and Wrocław Institute of Culture.

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