Agata Kus (PL)
video, 2014, 2:27

Video was shot on the Polish-German border. It has been inspired by the image of girls from the German National Socialism group “Faith and Beauty”, whose main engagement was to keep yourself in a good shape and achieve perfect housewife skills. It refers to obsessive body care and matching excessive body standards present among modern women established by patriarchal mass culture.

Agata Kus (PL), born 1987 in Krosno. Graduate and doctoral (PhD) student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (MFA in Leszek Misiak’s studio, 2012). She works as an assistant in Paulina Olowska’s private studio. She mostly works with painting, drawing, performance and video. Laureate of many awards and scholarships. Her works were shown during many exhibitions and fairs in Poland and abroad, among others: MOCAK (Krakow, 2014), WRO Media Art Biennale (Wroclaw, 2013), Atelier Richelieu (Paris, 2013), Zderzak Gallery (Krakow, 2013, 2012, 2011), Sandhofer Galerie (Innsbruck–Salzburg, 2012).