BIO

Maria Bitka, born 1986r. artist, PhD student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw. Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and the Institute of Art at the University of Opole. During her studies, she was on scholarship at the Universidad Nacional de Artes in Buenos Aires, the Academy of Art Architecture and Design in Prague and the Art Institute at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the USA. She uses various media, creates performances, installations, objects, often the documentation of her actions becomes an equal artistic work. She attaches much importance to the process of creating her works, not ignoring, the visual/sensual attractiveness of her realizations. As a hobby, she sings in a traditional singing group „Niezłe Ziółka”. Co-member of the Kuratorki art group.

Selected exhibitions and achievements:
2019
Making the path – performance on the 9th International Festival of Efemeral Art Context in Sokołowsko, PL
Memory Point – performance on the Performance Crossing Festival in Prague, CZ
Panacea for all evil – site-specific exhibition in the dentist cabinet in collaboration with Magda Wolnicka Opole, PL
Generations – joint exhibition Gallery Of Contemporary Art, Opole PL
The potential of warm – performance M_DS Gallery, Wrocław PL
My first performance – individual exhibition gallery A4 Opole PL
2018
QUOTE/DIALOGUE/RELATION/INTERACTION/Wrocław intermedia scene – performance on join exhibition, Wrocław PL
Kunst in Dialog – work in collaboration with Iris Pojlan
Landshut DE
Welcome to spring – performance,  Gallery Of Contemporary Art, Opole PL
2017
Matakalla Onnen – The way to the happiness – group exhibition, Tehdas 108 Nokia, Akustiikka Ylivieska FI, Alkmaar, NL
Urban legend Deconstruction – group exhibition, The Opole Contemporary Art Gallery, Opole PL
2015/2018
The Organ Concert – performance with the Curators group presented on: Performensk festival, Mensk BW, Blask Brzask festival Łódź PL M/F festival Wrocław PL, UND#7 Karlsruhe DE, Gallery of Contemporary Art in Opole PL, Freudental show3 Bruntal CZ,
2015
Rappers and Sappers – a collective project – kayaking trip of an artistic team from Opole to Wrocław to represent the city of Opole at an opening of the European Capital of Culture In Wrocław, PL
2014
The clinic with the cave-shape effect – individual exhibition in ANEKS gallery at Gallery of Contemporary Art in Opole, PL
Marnotrawienie (Wasteful digestion) – art in residence with The Curators artistic group, Wrocław, PL
2013
Artsemester – participation in group exhibition at VSUP in Prague, CZ
2012
Promotional Prize of the President of Opole, for fulfillment of innovative projects changing the artistic panorama of Opole
Winner of the Fresh Zone competition within the international Art Boom festival in Kraków – for the Krak’s Dream – Fortress 33 project carried out in cooperation with Ilona Barszcz
IIIPOIII (three times three) joint project of cities of Opole (PL) and Olomouc (CZ), featuring an art exhibition by Hhe Curator artistic group
Space as experimental space – performance within joint exhibition by intermedia students, Art Bunker Gallery in Kraków PL
Kurrikulum Vitae – exhibition by The Curators artistic group, Aneks Gallery at the Gallery of Contemporary Art in Opole
Black boxes of dreams – individual exhibition at Zamostek Gallery of the Municipal Public Library in Opole, PL
2011
Winner of the scholarship from The Fund for Promotion of Creativity by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage – allocated for the project “Black boxes of dreams”, exhibition inspired by dreams of the blind people
Artists from Opole – joint exhibition featuring the The Curators artistic group, Museum of Silesia in Opole, PL
The shadow of a woman – participation in a joint exhibition, Solvay Centre for Modern Art in Kraków PL
2010
Winner of the nationwide competition “Creative Valley” in the field of Animation of culture, for the project “Widen your frame”
Diplomas 2010 – Exhibition of graduates of the Institute for Fine Arts at Opole University, Eko Studio Theatre in Opole PL
Luxury Kury – project granted with a distinction during the 6 International Festival Inspirations 2010/Glamour
The Curators Birthday – exhibition by The Curators artistic group at Gallery BP Atelier in Opole
2009
Let the hen lay your sorrow in the wall of tears – happening with The Curators artistic group, Sen Pszczoły, Warsaw PL
2008
Undergraduate scholar exhibition – participation in joint exhibition at Kipp Gallery, Indiana Pennsylvania USA