BIO

Gabriella Novak (born in Silesia, Poland) lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. Novak recently received a scholarship from the Kungliga Konstakademien (The Swedish Royal Academy of Art) and works as an assistant to the artist Cecilia Edefalk. She is currently doing her MFA (Masters in Fine Art) at Academy of Fine Arts in Umeå, Sweden. 

Gabriella Novak’s artistic practice includes; painting, performance art and installation. She uses different types of robots and machines to create large-scale works. Her robots are often presented when creating under live performances. Novak’s main interest in art is expanding new painting techniques and in exploring boundaries of the human body.

EDUCATION

2020-22      Master in Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå  (Sweden) 

2015-16      Bachelor in Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå  (Sweden)  

2013-15      Bachelor in Fine Arts, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw  (Poland)

2011-12      Art and Film History, Gävle University (Sweden)

2010-11      Photography, Valand Academy, HFF, Gothenburg (Sweden)

2009-11       Philosophy of photography, Karlstad University (Sweden)

2008-09      School of Performing Arts, Kulturama, Stockholm (Sweden)

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EXHIBITIONS (RECENT)

Solo Show ‘Goodbye limb, hello limb!’,  The Exhibition Case – Flat Octopus, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, 2021

Group Show ‘Silverblåa synkronicitet’ at Konstsalongen Odengatan, curated by Charlotte Åberg & Pia Brasch Wester, Stockholm, 2021

Virtual Group Exhibition ‘Harmonics of Colors’, with performance by Margin Alexander, Manhattan, NYC, 2021

Group Show “Al Dente” Skulpturparken, Umeå, Sweden, 2021

MA1 Group Show ‘everything will be alright’, Gallery Alva, Umeå, Sweden, 2021

Duo Show ‘Close distance’ with Audrey Hurd, curated by Edit Fándly and Gabriella Novak, Flat Octopus, Stockholm, 2020

Performance, Superlocal 2020, Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair, 2020

Duo Show with Simon Hjortek, Glasgalleriet, Ludvika, (Sweden), 2020

Performance ’Earth ritual’ with NKK, The Art Market, Mossutställningar, Stockholm, 2019

Performance ’Personal Space 3’ and workshop by Shiva Anoushirvani, Pals Performance Art, Links, Fylkingen, Stockholm, 2019

Running a performance group ‘Personal Space’ with Mariusz Andrzejczyk, 2015 – 2019

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ARTIST’S ASSISTANT

Cecilia Edefalk, 2020

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GRANTS

Carl Erik Levins Stiftelse, 2021

Stiftelsen Petersenska Hemmet, 2021

Kungliga Konstakademien, (The Swedish Royal Academy of Art), 2020

Stiftelsen Petersenska Hemmet, 2020

Carl Erik Levins Stiftelse, 2020

IAPSIS, Konstnärsnämnden, (The Swedish Arts Grants Committee), 2019

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