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Zuza Golińska wins ArtePrize 2017

Polish artist's laser installation selected from hundreds of applicants

Zuza Golińska. Standing in front of her prize-winning laser installation. Credit Tim Bowditch.

On Monday 22 February, Zuza Golińska was announced as the ArteVue ArtePrize 2017 winner and awarded a cash prize of US$15,000 and a three month residency at Delfina Foundation.

Based in Warsaw, Poland, Zuza Golińska's work deals with the relationship between humans, public space and architecture.

Her winning work, Future Twice, is concerned with relations between people and the ecosystem those relations create. The laser installation simulates the individual's experience of the labyrinth of borders and structures which constitute the art world and other environments.

Zuza Golinska, Future Twice, 2017. Installation view, Delfina Foundation, 2018. Credit Tim Bowditch

The judging panel, made of Aaron Cezar, Director, Delfina Foundation, Nada Raza, Curator, Tate Research Centre, Joe Kennedy, Founder, The Unit Gallery, Rana Begum, award-winning British artist, Shohidul Ahad-Choudhury, Founder of ArteVue and ArtePrize, selected Zuza from hundreds of ArtePrize applicants, who entered throught the ArteVue app.

“Zuza Golińska’s installation is wholly immersive and impactful. As you walk around 'Dead End | Future Twice' you become part of the work and mould into the space. The idea of where you fit in life, in society, in a room, is something that everyone can relate to, and, because Zuza’s art is about interaction with society and the world around you, we believe that being in London for three months will progress her practice immeasurably.”

 - Aaron Cezar, Chair of the ArtePrize judging panel and Director of Delfina Foundation

Zuza Golinska, Future Twice, 2017. Installation view, Delfina Foundation, 2108. Credit Tim Bowditch

Zuza Golińska's winning entry will be exhibited at Delfina Foundation alongside the 3 other finalists, Sahil Naik (India), Kiah Reading (Australia), Lukas Zerbst (Germany), from 23 – 27 January 2018.

Zuza Golinska, Future Twice, 2017. Installation view, Delfina Foundation, 2018. Credit Tim Bowditch



Zuza Golińska (born in 1990 in Gdańsk) is a young artist living and working in Warsaw, Poland. She often works with the space by creating installations and site-specific projects. In her works Zuza uses different media such as sculpting, painting and photography. In 2013, she received her Bachelor’s degree at Leon Tarasewicz and Paweł Susid’s Studio of Painting Space at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In 2015, she completed her Master's degree at the Department of Media Art at the Studio of Spacial Activities, led by Mirosław Bałka. Her Master thesis was supervised by Anda Rottenberg. Her installation entitled Run-Up was presented in “Dom Słowa Polskiego” in Warsaw, Heiligenkreuzerhof in Vienna and Národni galerie in Prague. In 2014, Zuza became a finalist of the Hestia Artistic Journey Award and was awarded first prize in the Gdańsk Art Biennale. She took part in the Polish-Swedish project 'S-NOW' in Umeå during the inauguration of the European Capital of Culture and No Yawning #1 #2 #3 - a four week long project by young artists and curators at the New Theatre in Warsaw. She was a recipient of the Achievements Scholarship given by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2014). In 2015 she was nominated for the StartPoint Prize - a European award for young artists. In 2016, she was awarded a scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Currently Zuza is working as an assistant of Mirosław Bałka at the Studio of Spacial Activities