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Mia Dudek

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

Exhibition view from Feelers at Foco gallery, 2020

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

STROKE I (from the serie Body Recasts), 2020

Concrete, Polyurethane Foam, Pigment, Steel

150X50X60 cm

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

STROKE I (from the serie Body Recasts), 2020

Concrete, Polyurethane Foam, Pigment, Steel

150X50X60 cm

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

INHABITED I (from the serie Inhabited), 2020

C-Type Print on Hahnemuhle Baryta Archival Paper, Aluminium Nielsen Frame w/ Museum Glass

80X100 cm | Edition 2 + 1AP

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

Exhibition view from Feelers at Foco gallery, 2020

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

Exhibition view from Feelers at Foco gallery, 2020

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

ESTENDAL, 2020

Latex, Metal laundry wire

Variable Dimensions

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

Exhibition view from Feelers at Foco gallery, 2020

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

FILLERS I & II, 2020

C-Type Print on Hahnemuhle Baryta Archival Paper, Mounted on Aluminium, steel

100X136cm

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

FILLER III, 2020

C-Type Print on Hahnemuhle Baryta Archival Paper, Mounted on Aluminium, steel

100X79cm

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

Exhibition view from Feelers at Foco gallery, 2020

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

FRUITING BODY I,II, III, IV
(from the serie Fruiting Bodies), 2020
C-Type Print on Hahnemuhle Baryta Archival Paper,
Wood Coated Aluminium Nielsen Frame w/ Museum Glass

40×30 cm | 30×40 cm | Edition 2 + 1AP

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

FRUITING BODY V
(from the serie Fruiting Bodies), 2020

C-Type Print on Hahnemuhle Baryta Archival Paper,
Wood Coated Aluminium Nielsen Frame w/ Museum Glass

40×30 cm | Edition 2 + 1AP

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

FRUITING BODY VI
(from the serie Fruiting Bodies), 2020

C-Type Print on Hahnemuhle Baryta Archival Paper,
Wood Coated Aluminium Nielsen Frame w/ Museum Glass

30×40 cm | Edition 2 + 1AP

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

Exhibition view from Feelers at Foco gallery, 2020

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

STROKE II (from the serie Body Recasts), 2020

Concrete, Polyurethane Foam, Pigment, Steel

150X40X40cm

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

STROKE II (from the serie Body Recasts), 2020

Concrete, Polyurethane Foam, Pigment, Steel

150X40X40cm

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

INHABITED III (from the serie Inhabited), 2020

C-Type Print on Hahnemuhle Baryta Archival Paper, Aluminium Nielsen Frame w/ Museum Glass

80X100 cm

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

INHABITED II (from the serie Inhabited), 2020

C-Type Print on Hahnemuhle Baryta Archival Paper, Aluminium Nielsen Frame w/ Museum Glass

100X80 cm

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

Exhibition view from Feelers at Foco gallery, 2020

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

BODY RECAST V
(from the serie Body Recasts), 2020

Pigmented Silicone, Latex, Plexiglass, Steel

150X50X21cm

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

BODY RECAST V
(from the serie Body Recasts), 2020

Pigmented Silicone, Latex, Plexiglass, Steel

150X50X21cm

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

DISFIGUREMENT 1 (From the serie Disfigurement), 2019

C-Type on Hahnemuhle Archival Paper, Wooden Frame

80x120cm | Unique + 1AP

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

DISFIGUREMENT 6 (From the serie Disfigurement), 2019

C-Type on Hahnemuhle Archival Paper, Wooden Frame

80x120cm | Unique + 1AP

Foco Galeria Mia Dudek

DISFIGUREMENT 3 (From the serie Disfigurement), 2019

C-Type on Hahnemuhle Archival Paper, Wooden Frame

80x120cm | Unique + 1AP

Mia Dudek is a Polish artist, working between London, Lisbon and Warsaw. Dudek graduated from the London College of Communication in 2012 and in 2016 completed her MA at the Royal College of Art, London, as a recipient of a Leverhulme Scholarship Award for her distinctive portfolio. In 2019 she began PhD in Sculpture at the University if Lisbon Faculty of Belas Artes.

Dudek’s work has been featured in a number of exhibitions around Europe as well as in publications, including Source Magazine, LYNX Contemporary and 24 Artists to Watch by Modern Painters, December 2014. In 2018 she has received the Special Jury Anamorphosis Prize for her self-published book MDAM, which is now in MoMA Library Collection in New York. In May 2019 Art Forum has featured in Critic’s Pick her Marsyas show in Galerist, Istanbul curated by Nick Hackworth.

The main focus of Mia Dudek’s work is addressing the legacy of brutalist architecture and its relationship to the body, investigating notions of displacement and ‘organ habitation’.The work asks: Can a dwelling considered to be a body with skin and entrails? Is the body a form of erotic architecture? The artist investigates the notion of broken physicality between individuals and represents the abstracted, fragmented body, detaching and reformalising it into new structures. Restrictive environments are inescapable but also contain otherwise formless and fluid bodies that threaten to spill over the borders of inanimate structures.

The veins in Mia Dudek’s depicted models’ skin conjure a sense of fragility and allude to a translucent and corporeal surface that has sensitivity to touch. She confronts not only her photographic works but also viewers with works like Body Recasts, a large concrete structures through which Dudek has echoed the texture of the skin, metamorphosing and embodying sensory consciousness to an unyielding, inanimate object. Her work tries to build a physical poetics of holes as conduits for an engagement with the audience to address questions of boundaries and proximity. It has been an extended and ongoing attempt to represent alienation in depictions of compromised human physicality. Her works are shot through with a sense of claustrophobia – of ourselves being repressed by our bodies, and our bodies being repressed and contained by the physical world.

Dudek’s work expands the conventions of photography, by making physical installations that incorporate concrete, synthetic materials like latex and security barriers, which are in creative tension with the photographic print.