How do we incorporate the physiological and emotional experience of our bodies in digital platforms (both mechanical and conceptual)/non-physical reality? How does conventional knowledge evolve in a world so often reduced to images? How does digital space expand and contract, and how does this affect our physical sense of time, place, orientation, perception, perspective, and knowledge?

Katie Zazenski is an American-born, Warsaw-based artist, curator, writer, and lecturer whose practice is centered around interconnectedness, communication, and community. Often working collaboratively, her work has been included in exhibitions at public and private institutions including the San Diego Art Institute (CA, USA), the Mercedes Benz Americas Headquarters (MI, USA), the Zachęta National Gallery of Art (PL), and the Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius (LT). Zazenski has directed the independent, Warsaw-based art space Stroboskop since January 2018 and more recently, has joined the editorial team at BLOK Magazine (PL), where she focuses on the community of non-institutional spaces in Eastern+Central Europe. She also lectures regularly in sculpture and drawing at institutions in the US and Poland. Her current studio project, Shelley Odradek, a collaboration with O. Andrzejewska, was developed during a residency at the Center for Contemporary Art, Ujzadowski Castle (PL) in October 2020. Shelley has since worked with Warszawa Biennale, Digital Artist Residency, and is currently working with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as digital artist in residence. Zazenski received her MFA in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art (MI, USA) and is a two-time Fulbright Fellow to Poland.

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