Art Taaalkssss: Alex Baczynski-Jenkins

Thursday 26 March, 5:30 pm
Alex Baczynski-Jenkins (UK)


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The contribution Alex Baczynski-Jenkins is cancelled. We will keep you informed about an alternative program.

The work of artist and choreographer Alex Baczynski-Jenkins occurs at the intersection of performance and dance, examining queer politics through ideas of desire, intimacy and love. A central part of it is the use of performance as an agent for what he describes as “other-worlding.” Baczynski-Jenkins’ work is dialogic and he develops vocabularies that range from micro-gestures to poems, social dances and their abstractions. These vocabularies pick apart everyday practices that emerge in situations such as friendship and desire.

Based between London and Warsaw, Alex Baczynski-Jenkins is the co-founder of the feminist and queer project space Kem in Warsaw. Kem has recently realized projects at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art (2018–2019) and at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2017).

Recent solo exhibitions include: Kunsthalle Basel (2019); Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw (2018); and Chisenhale Gallery, London (2017). Baczynski-Jenkins has also presented work at Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zurich (2018); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2017); Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2017); Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York (2016); Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź (2016); and Liste, Basel (2014). In 2018, he was the recipient of the Arts Foundation Award and the Frieze Artist Award.

Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, performance view Until a thousand roses bloom (with Warsaw in the background), 2018, Such Feeling, Kunsthalle Basel, 2019, photo: Diana Pfammatter / Kunsthalle Basel