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ABOUTFluid Time / Krystyna Ziach 2021-2022Krystyna Ziach’s Spaces of Sculptural Imagination, text by Christian Gattinoni, chief editor of lacritique.org 2015Space of Imagination / Krystyna Ziach, book, text by Hans Rooseboom, curator of photography at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 2014 Krystyna Ziach, Marged Disciplines, text by Hans Rooseboom, curator of photography at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 2014Dark Street Revisited, 2013Work of Krystyna Ziach in collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 2012Ephemeral Library 2010-2018Into the Void 2010-2017Inner Eye / Krystyna Ziach, by Joanne Dijkman, 2008Infinity & Archê/ Krystyna Ziach, book, text by Flor Bex, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Muhka Antwerp, 2006The Elements of Existence / Krystyna Ziach - ARCHÊ, by Cees Strauss, 1996Archê - The Ambivalence of Water and Fire / Krystyna Ziach, by Mirelle Thijsen, 1996Krystyna Ziach - Where Emotion Meets Reason, by Cees Straus, 1994Krystyna Ziach, text by Reinhold Misselbeck, curator of photography & new media of the Ludwig Museum, Cologne, 1994A Garden of Illusion / Krystyna Ziach, 1993, text by Iris Dik,Outer Space / Krystyna Ziach, text by Alexandra Noble, curator of the South Bank Centre London, 1991Melancholy / Krystyna Ziach - Drama Between Ratio and Emotion, text by Mirelle Thijsen, 1990Japan / Krystyna Ziach, by H. Dalitz, a former director of the Foundation of Visual Arts Amsterdam, 1988Krystyna Ziach / Metamorphosis, text by Gabriel Bauret, Camera International, 1986, Paris
My work consists of autonomous conceptual photo works, photo sculptures – monumental spatial constructions or installations in which photos are incorporated – and video sculptures. From the start my work has mostly been a quest for the coherence between the arts of photography, video, painting and sculpture, this consistent with the disciplines I studied earlier. I make my work mainly in series with different themes and points of departures. Within the conceptual framework I give free rein to my intuition and my emotion. My work of recent years centers on human vulnerability and transience. Opposites such as individual / collective also play a part in my work. Upon closer consideration though, they also try to make the more general, collective store of images and memories visible, thus creating an interaction between the individual and the collective memory.

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Mon œuvre consiste en plusieurs séries de photos autonomes, photo-sculptures, constructions spatiales avec des photos intégrées et vidéo-sculptures. Dès le début j’ai cherché dans mon œuvre un lien entre la photographie et la peinture/la sculpture, ceci en cohérence avec mes études préalables. Dans ce cadre conceptuel je laisse mon intuition et mon émotion s’épanouir. Ces dernières années mon œuvre est centré sur la vulnérabilité humaine et l’éphémère. Les oppositions telles que l’individuel/ le collectif et l’anonyme/ le personnel jouent aussi un rôle. Par ailleurs j‘essaie de rendre visible le stock collectif d’images et de souvenirs plus communs, ce qui crée une interaction entre la réminiscence individuelle et collective. La quète de la transformation du matériel vers le spirituel est un motif dans mon œuvre. De cette façon apparaissent des images qui servent d’intermédiaire entre l’esprit et la matière, la nature et la culture, le conscient et l’inconscient, le rêve et la réalité.
Krystyna Ziach Curriculum Vitae
Book Space of Imagination / Krystyna Ziach
Text by Hans Rooseboom, curator of photography at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam & Jan Teeuwisse, director of the Museum Beelden aan Zee in The Hague, 160 pages, bound, published by Waanders & De Kunst, NL in 2014 at the occasion of the solo exhibition Space of Imagination at the Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, NL, 2014-2015

This book has been included in many world's libraries a.o.: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Koninklijke Bibliotheek The Hague, Tate Museum London, Bibliothéque Kandinsky-Centre Pompidou Paris, Institut national d'histoire de l'art Paris FR, Harvard University Cambridge US, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York US, Columbia University Libraries New York US, New York University US, Princeton University Library US, Library of Congress Washington US, Cleveland Museum of Art US, Art Institute of Chicago US, University of Chicago Library US, Museum of Fine Arts Houston US, Stanford University Libraries US, Getty Research Institute Los Angeles US, MoMA New York US, University of Pennsylvania Libraries Philadelphia US, University of Michigan Ann Arbor US, University of Toronto Canada, Museum Kunst Palast Dûsseldorf DE, Museum of Contemporary Art MuHKA Antwerp BE, Middelheimmuseum Antwerp BE, Kunsthaus Zürich CH, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte München DE, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin DE, Sächsische Landesbibliothek Dresden DE and others.
Krystyna Ziach Curriculum Vitae (2)
Book Infinity & Archê / Krystyna Ziach
Text by Florent Bex, honorary director of the Museum of Contemporary Art MuHKA Antwerp & Janneke Wesseling, NRC-Handelsblad, 70 pages, bound, published by Thieme ART, NL, 2006

This book has been included in many world's libraries a.o.: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Koninklijke Bibliotheek The Hague, RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History The Hague, Bibliothèque Kandinsky-Centre Pompidou Paris FR, Institut National d'histoire de l'art Paris FR, Musée du Quai Branly Paris FR, Museum of Contemporary Art MuHKA Antwerp BE, and others.