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About

Bio

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Gina Czarnecki was born in Immingham in 1965.  She studied painting and film-making at Wimbledon School of Art 1984-87 and a Postgraduate Degree in Electronic Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College, Dundee from 1991-2.

 

Through a varied practice of video, installation, drawing, sculpture and often unconventional range of media, her work engages us with the visceral, psychological and biological grey-areas, hybrids and developments that provoke questions on so many levels.  Her research practice focuses on technologies and culture.

 

Gina has participated in many solo and group shows including ‘Humancraft’ at the Moving Image Centre, New Zealand, Sundance festival, USA, the Medical Museion Copenhagen and a Monograph show at the Bluecoat Liverpool. Group shows have included works in The Brisbane International Arts Festival, Ars Electronica, The Science Gallery London, FACT, Liverpool and National Fine Art Museum of Tawain.

 

Her work is in private collections and institutional collections including the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI) and Reeldance, Australia. She is a Sundance Alumni having had ‘Cellmass’ and ‘Infected’ featured in 2013 and was awarded a Banff Fleck Fellowship in 2004

 

She has been an advisor to programs including art and engagement advisor to The Casebooks Project, Cambridge University, art advisor to The Science Gallery London, and has co-developed an independent wet-lab for Liverpool.

 

From 1997-2003 Gina developed and ran the prestigious MSc program in Electronic Art at Dundee University. Other academic roles have included Head of Experimental film at The Northern Media School Sheffield.

 

She is currently collaborating with FACELAB, Liverpool John Moors University and Professor John Hunt, University of Liverpool in ‘Heirloom’ which has been exhibited internationally, and with Imperial College on a new work ‘Blast’.

 
selected Exhibitions

2017

Heirloom. Birmingham Open Media 02-05 2017

Heirloom  National Fine Art Museum of Taiwan, from April 2017

Heirloom  The Waag Society, Amsterdam, dates TBC

 

2016

Heirloom and MyPods by The Lastwish Company Ltd in No Such Thing as Gravity. Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, (FACT)  10/10/2016-06/02/2017 Liverpool

Heirloom. Trust me I’m an Artist. Medical Museion, Copenhagen

Art and Ethics Advisory Board as part of ‘Trust me I’m an Artist’ Medical Museion Copenhagen

Art and Ethics Advisory Panel. Dundee University Sci-art centre. Dundee University, UK

Nascent and Infected in CYNETART, Dresden, Germany 10-14 November 

Nascent and Infected in So Many Steps, So Little Time, Bruges Cultural Centre, May 2016

 

2015

Cellmass. Open Media Art Festival, Singapore
Palaces. Group Show ‘Material Concerns’, Life-Space, University of Dundee Gallery, UK

Nascent. KCET dance-for-camera series. USA
Nascent. Sexpectations. International Festival of Dance and Performance.Dance House Lemesos Dancehouse, Cyprus
MyPods. SCIN Gallery, Clerkenwell Design Week, London, UK                   

 

2014

Canope. FatLaB’ <dublin.sciencegallery.com/fatlab> Science Gallery, Dublin, UK

Palaces. Alt-W, Scottish Society of Art Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Nascent. Samsung Museum, University of Sth Australia


2013

I. New commission for Artichoke, Lumiere Festival, Durham
Nascent. ‘Transitions’ Attakkalari India Biennial, India

Cellmass Arte y Óptica Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru
Wasted. Solo Show Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, UK
Wasted. Solo Show Herbert Art Gallert and Museum Coventry, UK


2012

Palaces. Solo Show The Centre of the Cell, UK
Nascent. Ausdance SA & Country Arts SA dance screen works Signal Point gallery, Goolwa, Australia

Liverpool Biennale. Café Valerie, Metal, UK

Spintex. Moving Pictures – online exhibition 

Palaces. Who Am I Gallery, The Science Museum, London, UK

Wasted Works. Solo show. Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, UK

Quarantine and Cellmass. Group Exhibition ‘Eight Days a Week’

Showing Works: Wasted. Contagion, Quarantine, Cellmass, Spintex, Stages Elements Humans, Pixiedust, Precious, and Spine stills x6. Live Performance of Quarantine with Chris Watson. Humancraft. Publication/catalogue.

The Art and Ethics Advisory Panel: The Wasted Debates 

Roundtable event to establish an advisory panel for art working with bio-sciences

 

2011

Pixie Dust and Nascent. Detroit institute of Arts, USA
Rotters and Endangered Trades. ‘Knowledge Lives Everywhere’, FACT, UK

Osmosis. Chalkwell Hall Southend on Sea, UK


2010

Infected, Cell Mass N2 and Nascent, Sundance Film Festival, USA

Pixie Dust in ‘Alter Nature – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’ <www.ciap.be> CIAP Contemporary Art, Belgium
The Garston Works. Commission from Sir Alfred Jones Memorial Hospital, South Liverpool, UK

Liverpool Art Prize shortlisted artists exhibition, Metal, UK

 

2009

Pixie Dust. Vancouver Olympics Winter Games, Canada
Pixie Dust. Commissioned by DadaFest for BBC Big screens. 22 cities daily across the UK
Spine. Perth International Festival of Art, Australia

Infected. Group exhibition. Invisible Dog, New York
Precious. The Biomedical Research Centre, Liverpool Royal Hospital, UK
Spintex. shortlisted for competition program at the 5th 25 FPS Festival. Zagreb, Croatia

Nascent, Infected and Spintex. Solo Screening, eARTS Festival, Shanghai

 

2008

Contagion. Brisbane International Festival, Australia
Infected. Group exhibition. Invisible Dog, New York
Cellmass N2. Group Exhibition. Direct Digital, Carpi, Italy

Spintex, Infected and Nascent. Solo screening. Tyneside Cinema, UK

Contagion (premiere). The Block Brisbane, Brisbane International Art Festival, Australia
Cellmass N2. ‘Life Expectancy 50,000 Hours’, Bluecoat. Liverpool, UK

Nascent, Infected and Spintex. Forma curated group screening. Romaeuropa, Italy
Nascent. Danza in Fiera, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy
Nascent. ‘MONTAGE’ Festival. Dance Umbrella. Johannesburg, South Africa

 

2007

Devolution. Sydney Opera House, Australia

Devolution. Place De La Ville, Paris, France
Nascent. Tiburon International Film Festival Tiburon, California, USA

Devolution. Dance production with Australian Dance Theatre and Louis Phillippe Demerr

Devolution. Best New Australian Work at the Helpman Awards, Australian Dance Awards

Devolution. Outstanding Performance by a Company, Ruby Awards- Innovation Australian Cinematographer's Society SA Branch Award

Commercials - Gold Australian Cinematographer's Society SA Branch Corporate Productions
 

2006

Nascent. ReelDance Awards - Best Australian/NewZealand Dance film                  
Spine. AV Fest 06. 20m high projection, Civic Centre in Newcastle, UK on ITV Live 02/03-12/03/06

Spine. Laneways Public Art Projects, Melbourne City, Australia
Devolution - premiere. Australian Dance Theatre, Adelaide Film Festival, Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide, Australia
Nascent. Cinedanse Dance Film Festival <www.cinedans.nl www.debalie.nl> Amsterdam, NL
Nascent. Skin Shakers. Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall, London       

Dance for the Camera Film & Video Festival. Duke University Durham, USA Nascent & Infected Biotech. Eyebeam <www.eyebeam.org> New York, New York, USA

Nascent. 10th Ultima Film Festival - Dans for Kamera Cinemateket, Norwegian Film Institute, Oslo

Nascent. Tempo Festival <www.tempo.co.nz> Auckland's Festival of Dance

Nascent. Artrage Festival Cinema Paradiso <www.artrage.com.au> Perth, Australia

Nascent. International Video-Dance Festival, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Nascent. Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), Mumbai
Nascent. Dance on Camera Festival, Walter Reade Theatre New York, USA

Nascent. International Dance / Camera Festival University of Utah, USA

Nascent. 'Ice Breaker: DANCE MOViES 3' | EMPAC, New York, USA

Nascent. Award Finalist. ReelDance 06 International Dance on Screen Festival Sydney Opera House, Australia

Nascent. Reeldance on Tour included: Tanks Art Centre, Cairns, AU, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane, AU Australian

Choreographic Centre, Canberra, AU. Northern Rivers Performing Arts, Lismore, AU

Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, AU

Artshouse, Melbourne, AU, Mercury & Iris Cinemas, SA, AU

Nascent. International Dance Shorts, Brighton Festival, UK

Nascent. Warp Moves, Brighton Festival, Brighton, UK
Nascent. Vdance - International Video Dance Festival, Tel-Aviv Cinematheque, Tel Aviv IL & Goethe Institut, Ramallah
Nascent. Roger William University Bristol, Rhode Island
Nascent. Danza Inmediata Festival at DiD Studio, Milan
Nascent and Infected. Kinodance, Russia
Nascent. Festival Internacional de Videodanza de Buenos Aires Centro Cultural General San Martín, Buenos Aires
 

2005

Nascent. d.a.m.p.f '05 International Dance & Performance Art, Köln

Nascent. VideoDance2005, 6th International Festival on Movement and the Moving Image, Athens

Nascent . SHOOT Dance for Screen Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Nascent. 1st International Dance Film Festival, Budapest

Nascent. Moving Pictures Festival, National Film Board Cinema, Toronto
Nascent. Dance Film Day, English Heritage Lecture Theatre, London

Nascent. Kino Tanca, Lodz, Poland
Infected. As part of ‘New Media Art in Australia" curated by Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia

5uper.net, Museums Quartier, ’d·a·m·p·f 05’, Wein, Cologne

Infected. Transfigure on TourThe Block gallery, QUT Creative Industries Precinct, Brisbane, Australia

Contagion phase 1 exposition State Library of Victoria , Melbourne, Australia

Solo Show. Including Stages Elements Humans, Infected and Nascent and Silvers Alter. Moving Image Centre, (MIC) Auckland, New Zealand

Nascent (world premiere), Adelaide Film Festival, Australia

 

2004

Infected installation as part of the capture installations on Tour exhibition, Warsaw Art Gallery, UK
Infected. Transfigure ACMI. Melbourne, Australia
Infected. Art of the Biotech Era, Experimental Art Foundation (EAF) Adelaide, Australia                         

Silvers Alter. Bodies Stills Gallery Co-exhibitors: Christine Borland, Jacqueline Donachie, Gair Dunlop Catalogue <www.mediascot.org> Edinburgh.
 

2003

Versifier: Stages, Elements Humans. ACMI, ‘Remembrance and the Moving Image' Melbourne, Australia
Infected. British Council International Touring Dance Program, The Place's, London

Silvers Alter. Co-exhibitors (2) Niel White and Critical Art Ensemble. Natural History Museum, London
Infected. Freefall. Peterborough Art Gallery, UK

Silvers Alter. D-Motion. Interactive Media Festival, Halle, Germany

 

2002

Recombinant – Silvers Alter at 3rd International Film Festival of Thessaloniki, Greece

Launch of Recombinant website <www.silversalter.co.uk>

Recombinant. Alt-W group show. Dundee Contemporary Arts, Visual Research Centre, Dundee, UK

Silvers Alter. Clean Rooms. Gallery, Oldham, UK

 

2001

Infected. Tour of UK, US, Canada and produced by David Metcalfe Associates. Collaboration with Iona Kewney and Christian Fennes.

Venues including:      

            Dukes Cinema, Lancaster

            The Junction, Cambridge, Swindon Dance

            The Showroom Cinema, Sheffield

            Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

            Broadway, Nottingham

            The Arnolfini Bristol

            The Cramporne Theatre, Chelmsford

            Colchester Arts Centre

            Pavilion Theatre, Brighton

International venues include:

            Monaco Dance Forum & International

            Thessaloniki Film Festival

Infected and Arteries. Solo Exhibition. Visual Research Centre, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee

Infected. Premiere of Installation. Microwave International Media Art Festival, Hong Kong

Silvers Alter. Arts Council of England / Arts Catalyst

 

2000

Arteries. Swipe, Dorset, UK
Borderlines - 9 minute video, Kiev
 

1999

Versifier, Stages, Elements, Humans. Solo Show. Arthouse, Dublin

Versifier, Stages, Elements, Humans. Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria

Versifier, Stages, Elements, Humans. Commissioned by Year of Photography and Electronic Image. Ferens Gallery, Hull, UK

 

1998

Versifier, Stages, Elements, Humans. Coorporeal, Tullie House, Carlisle, UK

Versifier, Stages, Elements, Humans. International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA), Liverpool, UK
Versifier, Stages, Elements, Humans. Australian Centre For the Moving Image, Australia

 

1997

Homo-cyte. Collaboration with George Saxon. Distributed by LEA. 1000min.

Exhibitions include:   

            Melbourne Institure of Media Arts LUX, London, UK

            Body Electric, Image Forum Festival, Nagoya, Osaka, Japan

            Brighton Cinematheque, Experimenta Media, Brighton, UK

            Arts Melbourne, Sydney, Australia

            Station Arts Electronique, Rennes, France

            Direct Image,Video Lisboa, Lisbon

Festivals include:       

            Sundance

            Cannes

            Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

            London Film Festival

 

1996

Groove. Disruptive Element Productions, ‘Groove on a Stanley Knife’ Broadcast C4

 

1994

Spaces Unseen, AV Installation. The Arches, Sheffield, UK
 

1991

Tattoo. 6 min film. Distributed by London Video Access.

Exhibitions include:

            International Short Film Fest Montreal, Canada

            London Film Makers Co-op, UK

            The Body Remembered, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, UK

            WRO Sound basis visual Art Fest Wroclaw, Poland            

            The Sheffield Media Show

            Video Positive, Liverpool, UK

            British Animation Week

            Feminale, Cologne

            The Manipulated Image, London Film Festival

            Pullit Art Show, London

            Best of Festival package from Feminale, Cologne

            Shortlisted for the Dick award

 

1987

Moral Judge. 16mm 5 min animation. ACGB Award. Distributed by London Film-Makers Co-op.

Exhibition includes:   

            Hamburg, Avant Garde Shaffy Studios

            A.V. Fest, Amsterdam

            Euro Aim, Mipcom, Cannes

            London Film-Makers Co-op, UK

            Cinema Feminale Cologne

            Creteil Festival France

            Oberhausen Film Fest, Germany

            I.C.A. London, Chapter Film & Animation Festival

            Southampton Film Fest

            Millenium New York

            Hayes Buffalo

Parade. 16mm 4.5 min animation. Distributed by London Film-Makers Co- op

Exhibitions include:   

            Millenium New York

            Hayles Buffalo

            Shaffy Studios

            A.V. Festival

            Hamburg Short Film Fest

            Chapter Film and Animation

Façade. 16mm 4.5 min animation. Distributed by London Film-Makers Co-op

Exhibitions include:   

            Millenium, New York

            Shaffy Studios

            A.V. Festival

            Institute of Contemporary Arts London

            Hamburg Short Film Fest

 
 
PRIZES

 

2009

Spintex. FPS Festival - Nomination. Zagreb, Croatia

 

2006

Nascent. ReelDance Awards - Best Australian/New Zealand Dance Film

 

2005

Nascent. Australian Dance Awards Best Dance Film

Nascent. Winner of the Delegates Award IMZ Dance Screen, Brighton, UK


2004

Fleck Fellowship Award. Banff New Media Institute, Canada
 

2006

Helpman Awards - Best New Australian Work

Australian Dance Awards - Outstanding Performance by a Company

Ruby Awards - Innovation / Australian Cinematographer’s Society

SA Branch Award Commercials Retail

Gold - Australian Cinematographer's Society SA Branch                            

Devolution - Corporate Productions – Gold

 

2003

Infected. South East Dance Agency Audience Award


2002

Creative Scotland Award, Scottish Arts Council

Infected. International Thessaloniki Film Festival. Selected Best of Video Dance
 

1992

Tattoo. Shortlisted – The Dick Award

 
RESIDENCIES

 

2015

Digital Media Lab Residency, Octopus collective, Barrow-n Furness, UK

 

2014

HDR Lab University West of England Centre for Moving Image Research, part of Encounters Festival    
 

2011

Production Residency for work towards the Metal exhibition of ‘Still’ Full Scale testing for Trophies of Empire, UK

 

2008-11

Artist in Residence - Liverpool school of Tropical Medicine, UK
 

2004-6

Artist in Residence, State Library of Victoria Experimedia, Australia
 

2004

Fleck Fellowship Award - Banff New Media Institute, Banff Centre, Canada

 

2002

Artist in Residence - Creativity and Cognition Studios, COSTART, Loughborough University, UK
 

2000

Artist in Residence - PVA Media Lab, Dorset, UK

 
BOARDS & PANELS

 

2016

Advisor, Art and Ethics, Open Eye Gallery Liverpool

Invited Advisor for the new London Science Centre Curatorial Panel

 

2014-5

Advisor. Cambridge University Medical Humanities research project ‘Casebooks”
 

2014

Development Group. Make Shift - Makers for Medicine with the Crafts Council and RCA Panel & Resonance FM ‘Makers for Medicine’

 

2010

Enterprise & Innovation Hub Member. FACT Foundation of Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool
 

2009

Advisor. DaDaFest, UK
Panel Member. International Symposium for Electronic Arts (ISEA)

 

2006

Inter-Arts Roundtable Panel. Australian Council for the Arts, Australia
Appointed by the Minister for the Arts for Victoria Government, Arts Victoria Art and Innovation Network to Champion Arts Innovation in the Field. Victoria

 

2005

Jury Member. ISEA – International Symposium for Electronic Art
External Moderator. Masters of Design Assessment, RMIT. Melbourne, Australia
 

2004

Member of Programme Selection Committee. Creativity and Cognition Symposium University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

 

2003

Wellcome Sci-Art Awards Panelist. Glasgow, UK

Image Jury Panel Member. With PiotrKrajewski, Director of Wro Festival Wroclaw Poland and Reinhard Braun author and curator, Director of Midihy Productions, Graz, Austria

 

2002

Transmediale International festival of Media Art Berlin

 

2000

Panel Member. European Media Art Residency Exchange EMARE.

 

1987-2002

Executive Committee Member. London Film Makers Co-op, UK
 

1997

External Moderator. Fine Art Time-Based Media & Electronic Imaging. University of Wolverhampton, UK
 

1994-2003

Executive Board Member, Time Based Arts, Hull, UK

 

1992

External Advisor. BA Communications and HND Model Making, Institute of Art and Design, Kent

 
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS, LECTURES AND TALKS

 

2013   

Open Panel. Re-Ordering and Re-Making the Bio in Contemporary Technoscience and Design: Reflections from STS and Beyond. Ethics and Art. Dana Centre, London, UK

 

2011

DREaM Conference, Out of the Comfort Zone. British Library, London, UK

 

2011

The Wasted Works. Ignite. Liverpool, UK

 

2010

MCRN Stem Cell Workshop at Imperial College, London 

The Wasted Works. Supercollider, The BookYard, London

 

2009

Wasted. Presentation with Professor Sara Rankin, The Arts Catalyst & Stephen Wilson

 

2008

Mind Body Connection. Global Dance Summit Public Lectures. Brisbane, Australia
 

2006

Designing Life, Sustaining Life at the Social Futures Institute. University of Teesside, UK
 

2005

Conference. Vital Signs New Media Dir. Lyndall Jones. When is video new media? September 2005
 

2004

Conference. Adelaide Festival of The Arts Biotech Culture Symposium.

 

2004

Conference. Towards the Posthuman Condition. Artist Presentation Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, UK
 

2003

Launch Event Public Panel Member. New Art – New Media: Research Collaboration In Art And Technology. UTS Creativity and Cognition Studios (CCS)
Conference: The Digital Image In The Age Of The Photograph. University of Northumbria                     

Newcastle UK. Paper/Presentation: Screaming Images, Vision Perception and Belief

Conference - Artist Presentation. Working with Wetware. Darwin Centre, Natural History Museum, London, UK

 

2001

Conference. Transcode. Microwave International Media Art Festival, Hong Kong

Paper/Presentation. The Impact of Digital Art Technologies on Gender Issues

 

1999

Art and Science - The Biological, The Chemical and The Mechanical’. Film and Video Program curated for 44th International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen
 

1995

Speaker. Authenticity of the Image - The Concept of Reality and Electronic Photography. London Film Makers Co-op. Published Coil Journal of the Moving Image 1

 

~1995 info available upon request