October 19, 2018 - Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art - Karolina Mełnicka: Success Story
October 19, 2018

Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art

Installation view of Karolina Mełnicka, Success Story at Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art. Photo: Bartosz Górka.

Karolina Mełnicka
Success Story
October 11–November 18, 2018

Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art
2 Jazdów Street
00-467 Warsaw
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 12–7pm,
Thursday 12–9pm

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An exhibition by Karolina Mełnicka at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art is the reflection on the ethos of creativity and its relations with business.

Success Story is the kind of participatory performance whose only actors are its viewers. Thanks to the artist, the space of Project Room becomes a specific co-working space where the participants can only experience the demotivation associated with the overproduction of ideas or the irrationality of work. They can watch an animation consisting of a variety of never completed projects of products whose lives have ended in just a three-dimensional visualization, or can read a newspaper consisting of a text that someone wrote just to make a fashionable pattern on a fabric, or sit between plastic sculptures made of the rubble of gentrified buildings.


Karolina Mełnicka (b. 1988 in Toruń) graduated in cultural studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (2010), and in multimedia art at the Faculty of Painting and New Media at the Academy of Art in Szczecin (2016). Her artistic yearnings can be described as conceptual critical art, exploring the influences of technology on personal identity and on the mechanisms of a top-down planned reality. She is particularly interested in observing methods of designing spaces or ideas for a mass audience. She uses 3D animation, video art, photography, object, performance. Text is particularly important in her work, often utilizing her own poetic narration. She is co-founder of Nomadic State, co-governing with Stach Szumski. She has been involved in many group and individual exhibitions in Poland and abroad.

Project Room at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art is a program dedicated to emerging artists. From among six projects presented this year, the international jury will select two exhibitions and award them a 1st Prize of PLN 20,000 and 2nd Prize of PLN 10,000. The winners will be announced in January 2019.

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