Kate Wyrembelska - Contemporary Artist
Polish-French artist. She works and lives in Montpellier, F.
KW is best known for creating experiemental video installations and big performances. Her work is often described as surreal, uniformed, having a preoccupation with the human body. Her last artworks could
be categorized as a socially engaged art. Her works generally treat issues related to identity, group psychology, order and disorder, desynchronization and deformation.
KW Kate Wyrembelska was born in Poznan, Poland in 1992. She studied easel painting at the University of Arts in her home city
(2011-2014). She received a master diploma in photography with mention of excellence from Academy of Fine Arts of Warsaw in 2017. She was awarded an Erasmus scholarship for study at the Academy of the Arts / École supérieure des beaux-arts de Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole (ESBAMA-MoCo) Montpellier, France. Awarded an Erasmus scholarship for an internship in the Creative Agency Blue Drop Studio, she moved for four months to London, United Kingdom, to work as a photographer.
Accepted as a regular student at the ESBAMA - Montpellier, she graduated in 2018 (DNSEP diploma with mention).
Wyrembelska lives and works in Montpellier. Currently, PhD student in Audiovisual Arts in Paul Valéry University of Montpellier.
The video work of Kate Wyrembelska named "Mimicry" was showed during the exhibition in National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw in 2015. Her other video Mecanization was selected to few video shows within the confines of the 68th edition of the Jeune Création (Young Creation) exhibition. Firstly showed in Paris in Palais des Etudes, Cour vitrée of École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts School), ; then in the Syndicat Potentiel in Strasbourg in May 2018. In Februrary - March 2019 she presented her last artworks from the series "Swimmers" (painting, photo, video & silk print) during the indyvidual exhibition in The Cage Contemporary Art Gallery in Barcelona. In 2019 she participated in the LOOP Barcelona International Video & Film Festival with her videos "Mimicry" and "Mecanization" and also in exhibition in Instituto Cervantes in Dublin. In April 2020 she shows her works (video, serigraphy, painting) during her individual exhibition "Swimmer" in the public city Gallery L'Espace Saint Ravy in Montpellier.
Her artistic projects focus on issues of cultural standardization, submission to authority, mechanisms of power. It also touches on the question of mechanization as well as its conflict with human nature. The human being, a man’s conscience and unconsciousness are at the heart of her approach.
Glitches - digital and analog errors - become for artist a method of criticism. In the world of today we are surrounded by a fake images on television, in advertising, as well as in social media. The beautiful images make us dream and feed our illusions. She invites the spectator to discover her video installations and to delve into a dream world, to dive into the illusory space where we cannot really define what is real and what is imaginary. She considers that the social networks allow to show the best side of our life to the others and to create a new virtual identity. Artist believes that sometimes, this digital mask becomes stronger than our physical face. The myth of the perfect body, whether male or female, is presented in all forms. In our civilization, more and more determined by technique, the body becomes an instrument, a real machine.
What is our space of freedom, compared to the environment around us? The individual does
not live alone, but within a society. How can we prevent individual consciousness from
reflecting the society of which the individual is a member? Our tastes, the representation we
make of ourselves and others, our perception of reality, etc. Does not all this necessarily
reflect the time, the culture to which we belong? Could we say that our conscience would then
be nothing more than a room of recording events and influences? Is our freedom all relative
These questions are at the heart of her research. She is best known for creating experimental
video installations. Her work is often described as surreal, uniformed, having a preoccupation
with the human body. Her last artworks could be categorized as glitch art. Her works
generally treat issues related to identity, group psychology, system and control, order and disorder,
desynchronization and deformation.
Award of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland - Online Culture.
Big Awards Barcelona - the 3th place
Damer House Award - video show in Dublin
The 68th edition of the Jeune Création (Young Creation) - video show in Paris and Strasbourg
Solo show, L'Espace Saint-Ravy Gallery, Montpellier, F
Mimicry, video, photo and bamboo installation, Hotel Baudon de Mauny, with Mirousha Thomann, Montpellier, F
Swimmers, silk print exhibition, Vialla&Dossa&Marillat, Notary Office, Montpellier
Solo Show, The Cage Gallery, Barcelona, ES
Phantom, video installation, Hotel Baudon de Mauny, Montpellier, FR
Uniform, performance, Gallery of Esbama, Montpellier, FR
Mask – alter ego, paintings, Kontrapunkt Contemporary Art Gallery, Poznan, PL
Café Blue, Poznan, PL
Festival de arte Fuerteventura
Festival de arte Lanzarote
Video show exhibition, Instituto Cervantes, Dublin, Ireland
LOOP Barcelona Festival, City Screening, Barcelona, Spain ("Mechanization" and "Mimicry" videos).
Homeland 2019 "Changing your Mind", Damer House Gallery, Roscrea, Ireland
ORCO DAY (Journée Orco) - PhD School, Site St Charles, Paul Valéry University
LOOP Barcelona Festival - a platform for video art, artists' films and moving image practices.
La Kermesse, "Wish Tree" (installation), curator: Bernard Marcadé, La Panacée - Art Contemporain - Montpellier, F
Video show within the confines of the 68th edition of the Jeune Création (Young Creation) exhibition, Palais des Etudes, Cour vitrée of École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts School), Paris, F
Video show within the confines of the 68th edition of the Jeune Création (Young Creation) exhibition, Syndicat Potentiel in Strasbourg, F
Chambres avec vues, video show within the confines of the exhibition Crash Test, La Panacée - Art Contemporain - Montpellier, F
Miredo, Rencontre Amour, UNI T’ES, Gallery of Esbama ESBAMA (MoCo), Montpellier, F
15th Warsaw Art Fairs in Kubicki Arcades of the Royal Castle
Ghost Hunters, Esbama, Château de Castries, FR
Diploma expo, Spokojna Gallery, Warsaw, PL
La Panacée - Art Contemporain - Montpellier, FR
Mimicry, National Ethnographic Museum, Warsaw, PL
Bogdan Wegner & students, Pentagon Gallery, Radom, PL
Action – Auction, Kolektyw 1A Gallery, Poznan, PL
2020 Digital Performance
2019 Mimétisme, Baudon de Mainy (Mirousha Thomann)
2018 Phantom, Baudon de Mauny, Montpellier, F
2017 Urban London Performance, London, UK
2016 Mechanization, ESBA-MoCo & Voices of silence, Montpellier, FR
2015 Mimicry, Poznan, PL
Meeting of Art and Social Action organized by Poznan Univeristy of Fine Arts, Trzciel, PL
Film Workshop organized the Faculty of Animation, Poznan University of Fine Arts, Skoki, PL
Meeting of Art and Social Action,Trzciel, PL
Painting workshop with Czech artist Lenka Vitkova, Stain Talk, Poznan University of Fine Arts
2 weeks painting workshops organized by School of Architecture and Visual Arts, Volterra, IT
2 weeks painting workshops organized by School of Architecture and Visual Arts, Canterbury, UK
2018 - currently
PhD Degree in French, Field of study : Cinematographic and Audiovisual Arts,
Paul Valéry University in Montpellier, FR
2016 - 2018
Master’s degree, diploma of Visual Arts, DNSEP with mention, L’École supérieure des beaux-arts de Montpellier (ESBA - MoCo), June 2018, Montpellier, FR
Master's degree diploma with mention of excellence. Field of study : Media Art, specialization : photography, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, PL
Certificat CAO - 3ds Max ECCC European Computer Competence Certificate, 3D Technology Park, Poznan, PL
2011 – 2014
Bachelor’s degree, Field of study : Painting, specialization : easel painting, University of Fine Arts, Poznan, PL
XXXV National History of Art Competition, Finalist, Warsaw, PL
High School Diploma, The Karol Marcinkowski Polish – French High School and Secondary School, Poznan, PL