Ewa Rybska, Poland

Born in 1958, lives and works in London.

Educated at the College of Art and Design, Minsk Mazowiecki, Poland, Ewa Rybska was a curator at the Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art in Poland 1996 – 2006. She specialised in monitoring the art of young artists in Poland helping them with their early artistic careers.

Working together as a duo with Wladyslaw Kazmierczak, the duo have produced a number of political performances based on aspects of freedom which is limited everywhere. Even paradoxically in the democratic countries. Their performances are focuses on themes such as political hypocrisy and issues of oppression. They often use irony and an nihilistic attitude in their performances. Especially against the institutions and idols of fashionable values and artificial icons in art and culture.

Ewa Rybska & Wladyslaw Kazmierczak started art as duo performers in 1997. Since then they have created over 150 performances in Slovakia, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Belarus, Ireland, Slovenia, Mexico, Indonesia, Canada, Korea, France, USA, Israel, Finland, Estonia, Spain, Great Britain, Sweden, China and Poland (21). They are living in exile in the UK from 13 years.