Contemporary Lynx invites curators, collectors, gallery owners, and people from the art world to share with us the most interesting, important or intriguing artworks by Polish artists. Each of our guests will select one piece of art and present it to us in the form of a postcard. This bite-size selection chosen by top experts and art aficionados aims to show the vibrancy and quality of contemporary Polish art.
Agata Madejska (b.1979, Warsaw, Poland) is an artist based in London. Recent shows include Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern, London, Kingly Things with Coco Crampton at Chandelier Projects, London, Form Norm Folly a solo show at Kunstverein Krefeld, Twisted Entities, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Man and his Objects, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Sunah Choi and Agata Madejska, Kunstverein Friedrichshafen, Made in Germany Zwei, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Menos tiempo que lugar Palacio National de las Artes, Buenos Aires; reGeneration 2, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne and Aperture, New York, and Bloomberg New Contemporaries at the ICA, London. In September 2015 her work will be shown in a group show Crisis is Just the Beginning at SIC! BWA Wroclaw.
Gareth Bell-Jones (b. 1982, Durham, UK) is a London based curator and writer with over a decade of experience in exhibition-making, arts education, public programming and publishing. For four and a half years to 2014 he worked as programme curator for Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, where he curated residencies, exhibitions, retreats, events and an annual music festival with a wide range of artists and practitioners such as Ed Atkins, Keren Cytter, Michael Dean, Gustav Metzger, Ahmet Öğüt, Elizabeth Price, James Richards and Cally Spooner to name a few. For the same duration he has been a regular visiting tutor to the Royal College of Art, Curating Contemporary Art Department. Previously he worked at Tricycle Gallery London where he produced thirty exhibitions in his three years as curator. He has recently written texts for artists such as Laure Prouvost, Marlie Mul, Jonathan Baldock and Agata Madejska. Recently he has curated for Open Source arts festival and Dalston Music festival and is currently working on an exhibition on the theme of Boredom for the Living Art Museum, Reykjavík.