Julita Wójcik

Biography

is a performer – an initiator of artistic actions mostly at the public spaces; she completed her art studies in the Sculpture Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk in 1997. In 2013 she won the Polityka Passport Award for Visual Arts for her installation piece “Rainbow”, which stands in the centre of one of Warsaw’s busiest roundabouts.  In her works Julita Wójcik makes use for the most part of simple, everyday home activities, usually attributed to women, and transforms them into artistic activities.  Her first major performance piece “Peeling Potatoes” was presented in the Zacheta National Gallery in Warsaw in 2001, has been widely discussed. During the performance, dressed in an apron, the artist peeled potatoes while engaging in conversation with gallery visitors, and in interviews with journalists.