Monika Drożyńska (1979) lives and works in Krakow. She is a visual artist, designer, performer, author of installations and 
projects in public space. Her work has been exhibited in solo and collective shows in Poland and internationally. She has been awarded scholarships from the Ministry of Culture of Poland, the British Council in London and the International Visegrad Fund.

Monika Drożyńska’s work in Košice comprises three interventions in public space, which together present a playful comment on – and an inquiry into – this city. The pieces arise out of a curiosity about things encountered and a wish to explore them further (and where needed, to make sense of them): a statue of a horse cast in bronze, an interesting room in an unkempt courtyard, the plaster lining the pavements underneath the buildings.

The piece draws on observations about the transformations Košice is currently undergoing (of its own accord as well as in connection to institutional projects such as the European Capital of Culture) and the role of institutions in this change. Taken together, the pieces highlight the subversive side of playfulness and the playful side of subversiveness. Monika Drożyńska’s work in Košice comprises three interventions in public space, which together present a playful comment on – and an inquiry into – this city.

Monika’s residency stay was made possible by generous support of Visegrad Artist Residency Program.

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