Maryna Sakowska (born in 1992) works with textile, painting, installation and text. She graduated from the faculty of Multimedia at the Academy of Arts in Szczecin, Poland (2019) and the faculty of Painting at the University of Arts in Poznan, Poland (2017). She works as an assistant in the Studio of Sculpture of Daniel Rycharski at the Academy of Arts in Szczecin. 
Sensitivity to the material qualities is important in her practice, as well as the manual work with textile that is associated in our culture with femininity. Her parascenographic installations may be located somewhere on the borderline of painting and sculpture - not completely flat but as well far from the full three-dimensionality. These are multi-layered collages, considering the material, aesthetic and content qualities. The artist uses them as a medium of constructing the visual stories based on her privat, emotional experiences and as well on the analysis of texts, mostly poetry, myths and legends. She further contemplates human ways of constructing their belief systems, the root cause of superstition and religious thinking, the issue of perception and its abnormalities and relation between humans and “nature” and their broadly defined environment. She tends to analyse these problems through the ecofeminist theory that aims to disassemble the nature/culture binary opposition, to establish tender relationships with our others and gives the priority to the embodied perception. Moreover, her works draw on the pastoral aesthetics, which may be characterized by the feeling of nostalgia after the fading “nature”, camp and the classic, figurative, grandiloquent stage design. 
She is a finalist of the Geppert Competition (2020), a triple finalist of the Hestia Artistic Journey competition (2017, 2018, 2019) and a member of Sandra Gallery. Her works were exhibited i.a. in Warsaw, Poznan, Wroclaw, Gdansk, Berlin, Istambul, Bratislava.
Choosen solo exhibitions:
upcoming
The coming of pain when it knocks my bone like a door, DOMIE, Poznan, Poland
2020
Digging up (Wykopki), _SOON Project, Starak Family Foundation, Spectra Art Space, Warsaw, Poland
2018
object O, Obronców Stalingradu 17, Szczecin, Poland
2017
Something’s gone wrong, Hotel Polonez, Poznan, Poland
Choosen group exhibitions:
upcoming
Whatever you come up with about yourself, Art Trafostation, Szczecin, PolandMade [in] Ready – objects, symbols, actions, Plato, Ostrava, Czech
2020
Survival 18. Art Review: Wasteland, Wroclaw, Poland
Thistime: Sandra Gallery Summer Residency, Municipal Gallery Arsenal, Poznan, Poland
The Geppert Competition 2020, BWA Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland
Made [in] Ready – objects, symbols, actions, BWA Bielska, Bielsko-biala, Poland
Visual Convent: TOP 10 of the mysterious stories & premiere of zin, Luka, Poznan, Poland
2019
Loteria #2, Artel & Groszowe Sprawy, Warsaw, Poland
The Journey Ergo Sum, Biala Gallery, Lublin, Poland
Sierpienie/Angust, lokal_30, Warsaw, Poland
The Best Diplomas of Fine Arts Academy, Zbrojownia Sztuki, Gdansk, Poland
Hestia artistic journey competition final, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
Putting stuff together, you know what I'm sayin', Proznia, Szczecin, Poland
Foreplay: Sandra Art Gallery Reviwal 2019, Luka, Poznan, Poland
Perfostation: Dancing with Systems, Art Trafostation, Szczecin, Poland
2018
Anywhere, but here, Museum of Modern Art, Szczecin, Poland
Willpower, The Hotdock Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
Hestia artistic journey competition final, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
Survival 16. Art Review: Capital, Wroclaw, Poland
Play ON/OFF, Obronców Stalingradu 17, Szczecin, Poland
Foreign body, Szara Gallery, Katowice, Poland
Body, Spirit, Revolt, Gama Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
Next level, Proznia, Szczecin, Poland
2017
Hestia artistic journey competition final, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
Belle vue, The Royal Castle, Night of Museums, Poznań, Poland
2016
Still Life & Nature Morte, The Raczynski Library, Night of Museums, Poznan, Poland
Pomegranates Repulses, Pracownia Duży Pokój, Warsaw, Poland,
The New Painting, The New View competition final, Mosart, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland
and Arsenal Gallery, Poznan, Poland
2014
Images for a real world, Ptapty gallery, Poznan
Love Aids Riot Sex, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin
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