Ula Lucińska & Michał Knychaus
(*1992, Poland), (*1987, Poland)
Ula Lucińska and Michał Knychaus work together as the Inside Job duo. Their practice is based on the use of different mediums and materials, which often leads to the creation of specific, multi-layered environments. They focus on the processes of how identities are constructed, including the identities of places, within the context of dynamic changes such as: the climate crisis, technological acceleration, political shifts and growing anxiety about the unknown future. Many of their projects refer to futuristic and post-catastrophic scenarios. Combining experiences from various fields, they develop their practice not only in the field of visual art, but also as active researchers. They focus on the issues of recognition of places and their future aesthetics, understanding it as a cultural mediation of wider, social, economic and political processes organizing life. They have presented works during art residencies (Residency Gurzelen, Biel/Bienne, CH; TestDrive, Nicosia, CY; Kulturfabrik, Burgdorf, CH), at individual exhibitions (e.g. the CAVE Gallery, Wrocław, PL; Pawilon, Poznań, PL; :SKALA, Poznań, PL; 9/10 Gallery, PL, Poland; Hot Wheels Projects, Athens, GR) and collective ones (e.g. Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, DE; BWA Wrocław, PL; TRAFO - Trafostacja Sztuki, Szczecin, PL; The Death of Man, Warsaw Gallery Weekend, PL; WallRiss, Fribourg, CH; Sattlekammer, Bern, CH; the Athens Digital Arts Festival 2018, Athens, GR; DuflonRacz, Bern, CH; the Ostrale Biennale of Contemporary Arts, Dresden, DE; Musrara Mix Festival, Jerusalem, IL). Selected talks and lectures include: Metabolic Museum - University, The 33rd Biennial Of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia; III Conference of Film and Media, Lodz, Poland.