Born 1980 in Poland

2013, exhibition concept, video, collages, live performance

Exploring the individual aspect of an artists identity I asked another artist of the same date, place of birth and name to collaborate with me. Over a specific period of time we lived together in one room and produced video works, collages and performances. We were guided by the principle of L'art pour l'art, the idea that artistic pursuits are their own justification. After the period of two weeks the works were exhibited in a gallery together with one performance piece.

The fact that we carry the same name is a part of the work, it questions the concept of artist's name being used as a trademark to estimate the value and the authenticity of works.

Street Art – One channel HD video – excerpt
Rhythmical Exercises: Gymnastics – Gymnastics, 01:39 sec., two channel HD video installation
Rhythmical Exercises: Boxing – 01:25 sec., two channel HD video installation
Collages and drawings by Nina Olczak, performance, born 1980 in poland
Collages produced by both artists in PreView.Süd Gallery
Collage, video, artist, duo, nina olczak, street art, performance, born 1980 in poland
Installation view - PreView.Süd Gallery
Collage by artist duo born 1980 in Poland
Collage detail - magazine clippings, ink, crayons on paper, 90 cm x 150 cm
Video, artist, duo, nina olczak
Rhythmical Exercises – two channel HD video installation, PAL, Gymnastics, 01:39 sec., Boxing, 01:25 sec
Collage, video, artist, duo, born 1980 in poland
Collage detail showing a donkey - magazine clippings, ink, crayons on paper, 90 cm x 150 cm
Collage, video, artist, duo, nina olczak, street art, performance, born 1980 in poland
Collage detail showing a tree - magazine clippings, ink, crayons on paper, 90 cm x 150 cm
Exhibit Poster of Born 1980 in Poland - a collaboration of two artists named Nina Olczak.
Exhibit Poster of Born 1980 in Poland
street art, performance, born 1980 in poland, nina olczak
Video still - "Street art", HD video loop, 15:54 min
street art, performance, born 1980 in poland, nina olczak
Video still - "Street art", HD video loop, 15:54 min