The Jury of the open call for the concept and execution of the Polish Student Exhibition at the Prague Quadriennale 2023 composed of Prof. Marek Chowaniec, Dr. Jarosław Cymerman, Anna Kaczkowska, Dr. Martyna Kander, Agnieszka Koecher-Hensel, Dr. Krystyna Mogilnicka, Prof. dr. hab. Piotr Tetlak decided to award the main prize to Ksenia Makała for her work entitled Asylum.
Ksenia Makała is a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice and a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at the Silesian University of Technology. She executes projects in the fields of architecture, interior design, set design, and interdisciplinary activities. Her interests include space and the relations within it, as well as the impact of urban agglomerations on the individual and their well-being. She is the author of the winning entry in the Competition for an Art Object in the Polish-German Gardens in Warsaw and a finalist in the aWAKEn International Scenic Design Competition.
“Ksenia Makala submitted a competition proposal that is an intriguing embodiment of the “5:55 Moscow time” open call theme. The installation is a pretext for the recipient’s creative interaction with the space. The selected work is both ethereal and has immense power of expression while at the same time meeting all the formal requirements set by the Organiser”, reads the statement of reasons of the Jury.
At the request of the Deputy Director of Programme Affairs of the Theatre Institute, the Jury also awarded two honorary mentions to the following entries:
- Social Tomograph by a team of third-year Stage Design students at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków: Katarzyna Płaskowicz, Emilia Sarga, Adela Bukowy, Jakub Wójcik, Julia Nowak, Aleksandra Idowiak, Patrycja Piętka;
- Circle of Sound by an interdepartmental team comprising: Ewa Galica (a student of Directing at the Ludwik Solski Theatre Academy). Aleksander Zelwerowicz), Kasia Gawlik (graduate of Goldsmiths University in London), and Marek Idzikowski (student of Directing at the Aleksander Zelwerowicz Theatre Academy). Bialystok branch) and Klaudia Skuza (student of the Faculty of Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw).
Preparations for the PQ 2023
Preparations for the next edition of the prestigious Prague Quadrennial 2023 (PQ 2023), the world’s largest event dedicated to the design of spaces for the performing arts, are underway. Alongside many different events, the organisers are handing over part of the exhibition space to young artists who are invited to submit their projects to be exhibited as part of the programme accompanying the Student Exhibition. In 2023, the theme of this programming section is “RARE Stories of Unique Places”.