2021         



In Memory Of My Feelings

Archaeoacoustics or examining sound in the past


Castello di Squillace



First part of a sound/art project realized during my art residency in an ancient Italian town, in the region of Calabria. 
In my works (sound and drawings), I investigate themes like the translation of archeology and subjective experiences into general history.
I examine how the idea of archaeoacoustics is understood and narrated.



Drawings made in response to:


a piece created by blending my vocals (12 voices) in the interpretation of a fragment of a medieval piece by Hildegard von Bingen "O virga ac diadema" (Praise for the Mother)

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as well as


the soundscapes
fragments of information
archaeology of sounds
the ruins
visible and clandestine
feelings and emotions
natural phenomena
my stories





















“Composed by Hildegard von Bingen, a saint, mystic and medieval composer, the song is an ode to an olive branch which, free from original sin, becomes a source of life and a symbol of the mother's womb. Martyna's voice provides a vivid image when it is grafted into the context of centuries-old olive groves such as those that cover the surroundings of Squillace, restoring the sense of that god inherent in nature so dear to Bingen and that only art can embody in the human body. Archaeoacoustics, an interdisciplinary methodology used by the artist, includes archeology, ethnomusicology, acoustics and digital modelling, allowing for a concrete consonance between sounds of the past and those of the present.”

In-Ruins Art Residency


 

︎ https://soundcloud.com/martyna-benedyka/o-virga-ac-diadema-hildegard-von-bingen-martyna-benedyka


︎ https://medium.com/@benedyka.m.art.yna/in-memory-of-my-feelings-776ca0744a4a










Installation Views






Fragile Vessel
Silent Sticks




Italy 1044
In Memory Of My Feelings


Missing Corners
Praise For The Mother



Re-sounding
Sprig




In Blossom
Untitled




The Stage
Terra




The First Of All Trees









In-ruins Art Residency, Squillace, Calabria, Italy
OPEN STUDIO, Castello di Squillace

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sound installation
drawing





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2021 


                                                           

Kintsugi




Revolving around the topic of human body and skin, Kintsugi is a black and white photography journey through the process of healing and searching for the essence of resilience.



Between Walls


the back wings

of the



hospital where

nothing



will grow lie

cinders



in which shine

the broken



pieces of a green

bottle

William Carlos Williams


Three Graces (Youth, Mirth, Elegance)



Eine ganz andere Bedeutung







Gravitation



Cooperation




Skin


Nike of Samothrace





Atem




Composition I




Hiatus



Desert




Kintsugi


Echo Cave





Verbindung


Der älteste Planet





The Burghers of Calais




Window View (Palm)




The North Sea 20 000 years ago.


 





Seascapes 21,22,23,24




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Fragments, Light

and Sound




I often painted fragments of things because it seemed to make my statement as well as or better than the whole could.

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Photo: In-ruins

ARTIST STATEMENT


To me, the fact that no two photographic prints are ever exactly the same is a perfect analogy of how I view painting. Photography has taught me that memory is fragile and uncertain and through my painted surfaces memories are recorded and transformed. Modest in scale and subject, my works become fleeting moments of distorted reality.

Examining ideas of existence and being, I look for the essence of a person through the essence of an object. The camera becomes a link between an intense description of the world of things and my own response to it. My works are fragments that act like poetic signs; I would like to encourage people to slow down and to see the poetry of everyday life. Through the process of cumulative observation some of my favourite motifs are endlessly copied while others, once pushed to the edge, simply vanish. The diversity of my work unites the idea of looking behind what is seen, which is my main concern.


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Contacts: Email or Instagram


Martyna Anna Benedyka
b.1991 in Gdynia, Poland
benedyka.m@gmail.com

Represented by:

ALBE ART GALLERY

STORE

LOUPE ART
STORE


Education

FIRST CLASS BA (HONS) FINE ART PAINTING
2014, Gray’s School of Art, Scotland, UK


Exhibitions


UPCOMING 

February - March 2022
In Memory Of My Feelings, Solo Show, i.e. Art Projects


2021
Inspired by Words, Loosen Art, Millepiani, Rome, Italy
Open Studio, In-ruins Art Residency, Castello di Squillace, Squillace, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy
Kintsugi, Solo Show, Contemporary Identities, Virtual Gallery
Obsessions, Photographic Exploration Project (PEP), Tête Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Women In World History,
UNIFERO, Busteni, Romania
My Love Is Your Love
, Every Woman Biennial 2021, Superchief Gallery, New York City, USA
Fusion Arts Fair, Noblesse Palace, Bucharest, Romania
Infinity Exhibition, The Holy Art Virtual Gallery, Hackney Downs Studios, London, UK
National Art Salon, Brăila Art Gallery, Brăila, Romania

2020-2021
Próba | Attempt 2020, Jan Tarasin Art Gallery, Kalisz, Poland

2020
Open Art, Virtual, Art Number 23 Gallery, London, UK | Athens, Greece
Together We Are One, Swiss Art Expo, Zurich, Switzerland
Poem Vizual II, Galeria Labirint, Iași, Romania  
On The Table, Virtual, Marram Arts, Scotland ︎ worldwide
Rest Here | Rămâi aici, Solo Show, Artalpha Iași Art Residency, Iași, Romania

2020, 2030
Parade of the Schwitters’ Army, Kolaj Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana | Merz Gallery, Sanquhar, Scotland, UK

2019
Powrót | Return, Solo Show, Palette Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2018
Themersons 5
, Themersons Festival, Płocka Art Gallery, Płock, Poland
Big Village, Small World, Collagistas Festival, Temple Bar Gallery+Studios, Dublin, Ireland
The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn, NY | Chicago, IL | Atlanta, GA | Spartanburg, SC, USA | Toronto, Canada

2017
Artoteka, Food Think Tank Art Gallery, Wrocław, Poland
The Artbox.Project Basel 1.0, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Grande Biednale, Bęc Zmiana Foundation, Warsaw, Poland


2016
Day of the Dead - Dada Centennial Exhibition, The International Museum of Collage,
Assemblage and Construction, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Apricity, Mid-Winter Exhibition, Wall Projects, Montrose, Scotland, UK
Oliva in Painting, Warzywniak Art Gallery, Gdańsk, Poland

2015
Waves, PCAO, Summerhall, The Sciennes Galleries, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Federation of British Artists - Futures, Mall Galleries, London, UK
Wall Projects Winter Exhibition, Montrose, Scotland, UK


2014-2015
A to/from B, A Year-Long Silent Conversation, Two Person Exhibition, Wagon, Seventeen Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

2014
Artsyland 8, Wall Projects II, The Old Rope Works, Montrose, Scotland, UK
Open Your Eyes, Gray's School of Art Degree Show, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Opening Credits, Gray's School of Art Pre-Degree Show, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK


2013
Stars in My Eyes, Schwartz Gallery, London, UK


2012
The Seven Habits of Highly Anomalous People, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
SPD Annual Painting Awards Exhibition, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK



Guest Artist Talk  

2021
Contemporary Painting Form From Contemporary Painter’s Perspective. What Is Necessary? DEBATES Series, Casa de Cultură Mihai Ursachi, Iași, Romania

2020
Rest Here | Rămâi aici, Artalpha Art Residency, Galeria Labirint, Iași, Romania
My Art Practice, Cel del Nord Virtual Residency, Oristà, Barcelona, Spain 


2015
C
ultural Interchange Beyond Languages and Locations, Wagon, Seventeen Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK


Residencies


2021

The Order Of Things, Self-Directed Residency, The Balkans
In-ruins Art Residency, Squillace, Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy 


2020

Together, Separately, Cel del Nord Virtual Residency, Orista, Barcelona, Spain
Artalpha Painting Residency, George Enescu National University of Arts, Iasi, Romania




Artist Interviews

Artist Interview, Forme Uniche, 2021
Artist Interview, The Bagel Hole, 2021



Selected Collections & Publications

UPCOMING

2021
Voleger Mag
Forbidden Verses
Cerasus Magazine, Issue 3
Stuck in Notes Magazine, Issue 3
Salt ’n’ Sauce Magazine, Issue 1

Your Design Juice, September 2021
Pastel Serenity Zine, Issue 5, 2021
Postscript Magazine, August 2021
Color Tag Magazine, Vol. 3, 2021
The Purposeful Mayo Magazine
Funny Looking Dog Quarterly, 2021
Albe Art Gallery, Honorable Mention, 2021
Mnemosphere Project, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 2021
The Spring City Journal, 2021

ArtConnect, Artists to Watch, Best of the Week, 2021
No(w)here Collective, 2021

Contemporary Identities, Issue 9, International Art Magazine, 2021
Lenscratch, Fine Art Photography, 2021
Quince Magazine, London, 2021
Postscript Magazine, UAE, 2020

World Wide Art Magazine, Winner, USA, 2020
http://kolajinstitute.org/collections/schwitters-army/SA018.html
MERZ Gallery, Sanquhar, UK
Pushing Out The Boat, UK, 2019
Płocka Art Gallery Collection, PL
Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY, USA
The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage & Construction Collection, Santa Fe, USA
Summerhall TV, Edinburgh, UK
Wspólnota Gdańska, PL
A to/from B Photobook, 2015
https://a-to-from-b.tumblr.com/
Pushing Out The Boat, UK, 2015
Collage Collective (The CC Presents: Ken)
Central Stn The Creative Social Networ
k
Scottish Art Blog, 2014
Private Collectors



Art Magazines / Journals
Featured in:

2021
Pastel Serenity Zine, Issue 5
No Name Collective Gallery Magazine, July
Postscript Magazine, Issue 39
Color Tag Magazine, Vol. 3
Funny Looking Dog
The Purposeful Mayo Magazine
The Spring City Journal
Albe Art Gallery Magazine & Store
Contemporary Identities #9, International Art Magazine
Quince Magazine, A Literary and Visual Arts Journal

2020
Postscript Magazine
World Wide Art Magazine

2019, 2015
Pushing Out The Boat, North-East Scotland’s Magazine of New Writing and the Visual Arts


Selected Press and Reviews

https://segnonline.it/la-residenza-artistica-in-ruins-fra-archeologia-e-arte-contemporanea/
https://www.rainews.it/tgr/calabria/notiziari/index.html?/tgr/video/2021/08/ContentItem-e569e82e-af90-44d2-ba8f-1261712c1522.html
https://www.facemagazine.it/in-ruins-in-calabria-larcheologia-incontra-larte-contemporanea/
https://www.collater.al/en/inruins-artistic-residency-archaeology-contemporary-art/
https://dernierbaiser.mondoblog.org/author/fanchon/
https://artemagazine.it/attualita/item/13453-in-ruins-l-arte-contemporanea-per-valorizzare-l-archeologia-del-mediterraneo
https://www.lanuovacalabria.it/squillace-parte-in-ruins-2021-il-progetto-per-valorizzare-il-patrimonio-archeologico-del-mediterraneo
https://www.weboggi.it/cronaca/patrimonio-archeologico-del-mediterraneo-in-ruins-presenta-lopen-studio-delle-artiste-alrai-benedyka-e-del-duo-italiano-ceresoli-cosco-1/
https://www.artribune.com/arti-visive/2021/07/inruins-residenze-squillace/
https://calabria.live/a-squillace-in-ruins-la-residenza-dartista-che-vuole-valorizzare-il-patrimonio-archeologico-del-mediterraneo/
https://www.exibart.com/arte-contemporanea/con-in-ruins-l-arte-contemporanea-rilegge-archeologia-del-mediterraneo/
https://arte.sky.it/news/mostra-giovane-boccioni-milano-galleria-bottegantica
https://www.contemporaryidentities.com/about.php
Stars In My Eyes
Wall Street International
https://vimeo.com/145614702

https://wagonart.org/2015/03/01/new-curatorial-project/ http://kolajmagazine.com/artistdirectory/martyna-benedyka
http://thisiscentralstation.com/degree-shows/grays-degree-show-review/


Scholarships and Awards

2021
Artist of the Month, NNC Gallery & Magazine , London, UK
Winner of the In-ruins Residency, IT
2020
Winner of the Cel del Nord Virtual Residency, ESP
Winner of the Artalpha Art Residency, RO
2014
Robert Brough Memorial Scholarship, UK
2009
Scholarship for Artistic Achievements, PL
2003
Presidential Scholarship, Gdansk, PL



Memberships

























© Martyna Benedyka 2021