Gosia Wojas

Artist working at the intersection of art, critical theory and technology.



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04.23 - 05.07’22
Complex systems
UAG gallery, UCI
MFA thesis show


01’22
Touching-Touched
Essay published in journal for 
theoretical and critical textson emerging media in the arts
@FlatJournal
Issue 2


07’21
Material-i-ty / Material-and-you
Small volume book with essay contributions by Cara Benedetto, Farrah Karapetian and Anthony Leslie 


01.24 & 01.31’21
Long Beach, CA
GLAMFA CSULB
New dates for manifeso writing workshops: CARE AS DISCIPLINE; co-organized with A.Baginski and Silvi Naçi


10.11 & 10.25’20
Los Angeles, CA
UCLA New Wight Biennial
HOPE AS DISCIPLINE -manifesto writing workshop; organized in collaboration with A.Baginski and Silvi Naçi


04.14’19
Valencia, Ca
California Institute of the Arts
The Absent Museum

Madin Lopez, ProjectQ
(curatorial)


07’18
Gdańsk, PL
Łaźnia Contemporary Art Center
Symptomatic Eruptions of the Avant Garde: Martine Syms, Stanya Kahn, Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley, Kim Schoen (curatorial)


05’16
Los Angeles, CA
Feminist Center for Creative Work

Against the Grain: experimental films by Polish women artists; discussion by Aniko Imre and Eve Oishi (curatorial)




 

Gosia Wojas

Artist working with A.I., text and print, moving and still image, sculpture and performance to consider sites of control as well as resistance, while drawing on references from activist interventions, feminist narratives and avant-garde aesthetics.

Based in Los Angeles, CA.

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Guests:
Amy Sanchez Arteaga and Misael Diaz of Cog•nate Collective,
Sarah Williams and Nicole Kelly (NK) co-founder and Programming Director of Women's Center of Creative Work

Taking Space/Making Space: How Art Can Serve Community in the Borderlands

Part of a 2012/2020 Speaker Series organized by University & State, a Humanities Commons Research Group

Presentations and discussion
4-6pm
Moderated by artist Farrah Karapetian.

DATE:
December 6th, 2019

VENUE:
University of California, Irvine
Humanities Gateway 1341

SPONSORED BY:
UCI, University & State

ORGANIZED BY:
Organized by Ana Baginski, UCI Comparative Literature, University & State and Gosia Wojas, UCI Art, The Absent Museum


Chapter (11)
~ Taking Space / Making Space


We would like to think about how locally-oriented and site-specific work can challenge or evade the kinds of representation offered by traditional and State institutions, which come with particular expectations and demands. For example, when grant funding brings with it expectations of what diversity, advancement for women, or national identity might mean, is it possible to strategically use those resources while resisting their conceptual frames? Maintaining autonomous spaces for cultural production has become more difficult in urban spaces in recent years. In Tijuana and Juárez this might have to do with militarization, migration, drug-related violence, and the kind of cleansing and gentrification again for tourists that is still going on now. Maintaining autonomous spaces in cities like Los Angeles and El Paso is also difficult, due to the pressures of gentrification, urban expansion, institutional power, and the requirements that must be met for organizational legibility and sources of funding. It is both possible and necessary to think about the line between community and artistic work in this context. This series will also offer reflections on the specificity of negotiating the line between the State and the University in Latin American contexts - Ana Baginski.