Gabriella Novak (born 1982) is a Polish-Swedish interdisciplinary artist based in Stockholm. In 2022, Novak completed a Master’s degree in Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Umeå, Sweden. They also has a background in performing arts, photography, art history, film studies and philosophy. Throughout the years, Novak has participated in Artist in Residence programs and art projects with Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Moderna Museet, Pals Performance Art Links, Supermarket Art Fair, Färgfabriken in Stockholm, Gallery Thomassen in Gothenburg and Bildmuseet in Umeå, Sweden. In 2023 I was awarded the Assistant Grant with artist Åsa Cederqvist from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. I have also worked as assistant to artist Cecilia Edefalk. 

Gabriella Novaks work is characterized by a mixture of performance, images, video and text there my practice is rooted in personal and bodily experiences linked to trauma. The work is preceded by a performative process where I deconstruct and transform my body using various extensions to narrate and investigate what it defines to have a body. For Gabriella body as a starting point and a research field. Novak deconstructs and at the same time designs own body in boundless collisions with various objects, machines and artificial bodies in the creative process. This performance represents a “collective body” that is subjected to violence, exploited and instrumentalized.