BIO

Sylvia Adamcik is a new media artist who works with web and interactive elements. Recent work includes site-specific installation, field recording, media object re-appropriation and immersive exhibition environments. Sylvia recently completed her Master of Fine Arts (Creative Practice) degree through the Transart Institute, Plymouth University. She also holds graduate degrees in public policy and forest conservation and an undergraduate degree in history. She is currently based in Toronto, Canada. Her work is shown in private collections and online spaces worldwide.

STATEMENT

“I work across multiple disciplines, such as science, economics, philosophy and geography, exploring data to create artistic outputs in new media and interactive elements. My research focus is on object-oriented ontology (OOO), hyperobjects and the Anthropocene. My work gives human and non-human entities equal claim to ontological space. The immersive environment of the web installation 'Are we fucked?' includes video, photo, and written work, compressing time and space into singularities to accommodate the human sensory experience. This project was born out of my contemplation of spatial and temporal possibilities and is rooted in personal, reflective sensory experiences that have shaped my views on the natural world. Hyperobjects - whether they are natural systems, storms, or algorithms - execute within a much larger temporality, beyond the scale of human perception. My work attempts to eliminate the space between the world and the subjects that perceive it.”

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

Doctorate of Creative Arts, Western Sydney University (expected 2020)
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Practice, University of Plymouth
Master of Forest Conservation, University of Toronto
Master of Public Administration, Queen's University
Honours Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Toronto

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
BINARY [CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL] - Impressions Art Gallery, Toronto, 2009
THE CAVE OF SHADOWS - Impressions Art Gallery, Toronto, 2008
THE CAVE OF SHADOWS - Hang Man Gallery, Toronto, 2008
GROUP EXHIBITIONS

INTERMEZZO #1 - Mila Kunstgalerie, Berlin, 2014
OCCAM'S RAZOR - Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts & !dea Gallery, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, 2014
THE ARTIST PROJECT - Toronto, 2013 [Sony Full-Frame Studio]
SUMMER EXHIBITION - Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, 2012
PHOTO-OP - John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, 2012
THE ARTIST PROJECT - Toronto, 2012 [Art Chat with editor of Canadian Art Richard Rhodes]
AFTER THE END [First Annual Emergent Artist Exhibition] - O'Born Contemporary, Toronto, 2012
NUIT BLANCHE - Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, 2011
SUMMER EXHIBITION - Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, 2011
NUIT BLANCHE - Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, 2010
CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL - Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, 2010
PHOTO-OP - John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, 2010 [Honorable Mention]
SEVEN DEADLY SINS [ENVY] - The Beverly Owens Project, Toronto, 2010
SEVEN DEADLY SINS [LUST] - The Beverly Owens Project, Toronto, 2009
PHOTO-OP - John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, 2009
RIVERDALE ART WALK - Toronto, 2009

PRESENTATIONS

Artsci Salon - Fields Institute, Toronto, 2015