Fine Art Academy, Warsaw / Creative Academy, Milan
Fine Art Academy in Warsaw
About MAGDALENA GACEK
Gacek explores the complexity of womanhood in the world shaped by stereotypes. She examines it across Occidental and Oriental cultures, having profoundly experienced them both. Born and raised in Poland - a conservative Catholic monoculture - she then moved to Singapore, an extreme of multiculturalism and a melting pot of religions and provenance. In her work, Gacek breaks away from traditional image of a woman by opposing social norms of relationship status, religion, age, and culture. She often does so through visually rich but expressionless self-portrait.
Gacek holds a M.A. Masters of Arts in Design from the Creative Academy in Milan and a B.A. Bachelor of Arts in Design and Visual Communication from Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.