Exhibitions

  • SOLO:
  • 2017 – Definition of Sex, By Other Means Gallery, London
  • 2017 – Sexpose, Balagan, Miami
  • GROUP:
  • 2017 – Nasty Women, Black and White, London
  • 2017 – Killingit, By Other Means Gallery, London
  • 2017 – Wallpaper, Mama Gallery, Rotterdam

  • 2016 – It’s Art, D-Contemporary Gallery, London
  • 2016 – Tomorrow’s Child, Houses of Parliament, Westminster
  • 2016 – Emerald Pride Art Awards, Islington Arts Factory, London
  • 2016 – NCVO & PhotoVoice Competition, Barbican, London
  • 2016 – I/Land, The Reminders, Stronghold Gallery, Tokyo
  • 2016 – ZealousX, RichMix, London
  • 2015 – Portrait Salon, The Embassy Tea Gallery, London

  • 2015 – National Open Art, Winners, Pallant House Gallery
  • 2015 – National Open Art, Royal Collage of Art, London
  • 2015 – Works on Paper, Science Museum, London
  • 2014 – A Taste of Our Creativity, Chelsea Gallery, London
  • 2013 – Chaos Control, Brick Lane, London
  • 2013 – 24Photography, Berkeley Square, London
  • 2012 – LCC Final Exhibition, London

 

Education


  • Graduation with distinction in Photography – University of the Arts London
  • Master’s Degree in Political Science – University of Warsaw
  • Scholarships – University of Oslo and Vilnius University

Awards


  • Best Portrait Award, National Open Art Competition
  • Visitors Choice Award, National Open Art Competition
  • Royal Photographic Society’s International Competition, Shortlisted
  • Women of the Future Award, Arts&Culture Category, Shortlisted
  • NCVO & PhotoVoice Photography Competition, Shortlisted
  • Emerald Pride Art Award, Finalist

Collectons


  • Aleksandra’s artwork resides in collections in the United Kingdom, USA, Germany, South Africa, Spain, Poland.
  • The collections include the Modern Form Collection and the Brush Family Collection.

 

Publications


  • BBC
  • BBC Arts
  • Financial Times
  • State/F22 Magazine (Cover)
  • El Pais
  • Europe and Me Magazine
  • Londnr Magazine
  • Polsat TV
  • Total Theatre Magazine

Commissions


  • ‘We Were Born Upside Down’ commissioned for the ‘Tomorrow’s Child’ exhibition at the Houses of Parliament, Westminster.
  • A number of private commissions include ‘Let’s Talk About Sex II’ and ‘Let’s Talk About Sex III’.

Art Talks


  • Soho House, Miami
  • Soho House, New York
  • House of St Barnabas, London
  • Hospital Club, London
  • Soho House, Berlin
  • Soho House Dean Street, London

 

Biography

Aleksandra Karpowicz is a London-based artist. Her entire work is inspired by her fascination with people and human nature. Her approach aims to reassert the beauty in the human form. She uses the female gaze to challenge wider concerns about the representation of bodies. Human physicality, sexuality, and identity in today’s mass-media age inspire her projects. Aleksandra seeks to depict difference across a wide social spectrum. She works against the current trend of unnatural digital manipulation of the body that supports mass media’s tendency to perpetuate one “ideal” form. The art she produces necessitates a dialogue that can allow for a wider acceptance of diversity and equality.

She initially started working within the medium of photography and is now also exploring audio, moving images, interactive installations and performances to discuss the topics of sexuality and body image. Her political science background is crucial to the concept of her work.

Aleksandra graduated with distinction in Photography from the University of the Arts London. She holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Warsaw and completed scholarships abroad at the University of Oslo and Vilnius University. Her artwork is based on critical research and has a liberation message; her goal is to create a social revolution through art to bring back our bodies.

Aleksandra is a double winner of awards at the National Open Art Competition.

She was also a finalist for the Emerald Pride Art Award and NCVO&PhotoVoice Competition. She was shortlisted as a TOP5 Women in the Art&Culture for the Women of the Future Award. After her nomination, she became an Ambassador of the Women of the Future Network.

Aleksandra’s artwork resides in collections in the UK, US, Germany, South Africa, Spain and Poland. She has completed multiple commissions for private clients and for various exhibitions. A recent commission was exhibited at the House of Parliament, Westminster.

Aleksandra has been regularly exhibiting her work in various venues, including the Royal College of Art, the Science Museum, and Berkeley Square. Her photographs have been published by the BBC, Financial Times, El Pais, Europe and Me Magazine, Londnr Magazine, Polsat TV, Total Theatre Magazine, etc. She was also interviewed and featured on the cover for State/F22 Magazine. She is a founder of LoVArts- London Visual Arts. It is a promotional and networking platform for London based visual artists. Since the launch of the platform she has been building the community of the artists through regular meetings as well as by promoting artists’ work through LoVArts’ channels and events.