1976 born in Warsaw
1996-2001 studies at the Graphic Arts Department of the Warsaw Fine Arts Academy
Lives in Warsaw.
Agata Bogacka is primarily a painter, but she also makes drawings and photographs. Her art is a highly determined attempt at assembling a personalized world on the basis of a distinct, well recognizable formal language. The lyrical subject of her paintings is the artist herself - a young woman who is carefully examining herself and establishes relations with others. The distance, both in the physical and psychological sense - as proximity or loneliness - is one of the key dimensions of her painting. Bogacka's paintings consequently use smooth backgrounds, and so they are deprived of the illusionist spatial depth. Therefore, they are fundamentally focused on the relations between the figures and the objects. Bogacka created one of the most distinct and authentic visions of intimate life in Polish contemporary art. Her works capture both the urban loneliness, whose prop is the cell phone, and the intense, dreamy pink; voyeurism, her own reflections in the mirror and the happy lovers of the same sex.
Selected group exhibitions:
- Wenus Polska A.D. 2008, Miesiac Fotografii, Carcow, PL- Fotografia w rozszerzonym polu. Artystyczne i społeczne użycia fotografii w Polsce, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL
- Druga odsłona. Kolekcja Galerii Arsenał w Białymstoku i Podlaskiego Tow. Zachęty Sztuk Pięnych, GCK, Galeria Sektor I, Katowice, PL
- Woman about woman, Bielska BWA gallery, Bielsko Biała, PL
- Re(ko)nesans malarstwa, Gornoslaskie Centrum Kultury, Katowice, PL