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Zuza Banasinska

Zuza Banasińska is an audiovisual artist from Warsaw, Poland, currently based in Amsterdam. Born in 1994, after history had seemingly ended and the country transformed into a capitalist democracy, their generation’s task was to realise all the failed dreams of those trapped in the previous systems. In their essay films and installations, Zuza journeys into the scattered memories of these dreams, investigating the power relations inscribed within images of the past and the frameworks imposed on them in the present. Their work involves using archives, digital tools and sound, expanding them into complex worlds and creating protagonists that challenge unitary notions of identity, gender and representation.

They studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Universität der Künste in Berlin in the class of Hito Steyerl and at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. In 2020 they won first prize in Experimental section at “Short Waves” in Poznań and “On. Art” in Wrocław. Their works have been shown in such spaces as the U-Jazdowski CCA in Warsaw, “Dům Umění Mesta Brna” in Czech Republic, “Het Nieuwe Instituut” in Rotterdam, “Blindside” in Melbourne and many others. Their newest film, “Kontrewers” is supported by the Netherlands Film Fund.

  • "The house that shadows built"
    3 and single channel video installation
    19 min
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