BIO

Margo Majewska is a multidisciplinary artist working in a variety of media: architecture, video, drawing and installations. Born in Warsaw, Poland, she attended the Women’s School of Architecture and the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw before moving to New York where she received a BFA with Honors from Parsons School of Design and a MArch from Columbia University.

Margo’s professional interests began with the integration of art and architecture and gradually moved towards installation arts. She began exhibiting her own work in 2001. She is now pursuing a two faceted carrier combining art and architecture with a focus on installation art. Currently she lives in Oakland, California and she teaches drawing and design at the California College of the Arts and FIDM.

STATEMENT

Informed by my own immigrant experience, my work grapples with ideas of place, transformation, and identity. Navigating the space between cultures requires continuous shifts of self and this balance, or imbalance, is at the root of my inquiries. I aim to articulate the in-between spaces of the outsider by creating tension between two or more recognizable concepts.

With a background in architecture, fine art, and design my work is focused on space and people in ways that find meaningful connections between the two. Recent projects integrate space, artifacts, and digital technology that allows for viewer participation and individualized experience. Merging digital and analog technologies I aim to create new realities in which the representational and real, visceral and unknown, are of equal value. The new reality equalizes the hidden and the objective in a new personal space defined by the viewer.

VITAE