Gabriella Novak (b.1982 in Silesia, Poland) multimedia and performance artist, lives and works in Stockholm.

Gabriella works with mixed media painting and performance art where parts of the creative process are replaced and inspired by machines or, as she calls it, created by artificial bodies.

“The idea of working with machines arose when a few years ago I became quite ill and my body was mostly paralyzed. I asked myself how I could create without a physical body and I started to automate the method of painting which then led to building my own machines. As science-fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin wrote; ‘Technology is the active human interface with the material world.’ As for me working with technologies is an exploration of the material world,
the possibility to transfer some of my consciousness, a task, to an artificiell body. When the whole process has been automated, I have created a machine which comprises the mechanical ability to create, in the same way a human can, and the whole thing is very exciting.”

2013-2016    Bachelor in Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå, (Sweden)

2011-2013    Art History, Film studies, Gävle University, (Sweden)

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

2010-2011    Philosophy of photography, Karlstad University (Sweden)

RECENT SHOWS AND PROJECTS                     2020 Konstsalongen Odengatan, Stockholm
2020 Supermarket Art Fair, Performance, Skrapan, Stockholm
2020 Duo Show at Glasgalleri, Ludvika, (Sweden)
2015-2019 Running a performance Group Personal Space with Mariusz Andrzejczyk
2019 Performance at Open Studio at AIR Brashnar Creative Project, Skopje (Nord Macedonia)
2019 ”Earth ritual” with NKK, The Art Market, Mossutställningar, Stockholm
2018 Performance at Pals Performance Art Links, Fylkingen, Stockholm
2018 ”Kungörelse” with NKK, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2017 Performance, 7th Contexts International Festival of Ephemeral Art, Sokolowsko, (Poland)
2017 Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Workshop by Maja Bekan, Warsaw

Iaspis, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Konstnärsnämnden (Sweden)

The Swedish Artists National Organisation, Konstnärernas Riksorganisation (KRO)
New Artist Club, Nya Konstnärsklubben (NKK)

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