Dawid Sterna

author biographical note degree piece


The concept of my degree piece is based on the issue of space that has been bothering me since the beginning of my studies at the Faculty of Sculpture – I believe that understanding what space is, is fundamental to learning the possibilities of sculpture. I studied this from a scientific perspective of theoretical physics up to the understanding of space by artists.

The installation is an attempt to encourage the viewer to participate in the reception of the space created by me. My goal was to create a sculpture that would be not only a visually interesting object but above all such an experience of space for the viewer that their presence and movement would give the piece a time and space dimension. The structure based on moving modules allows the participants to contact as their paths sometimes cross, and occasionally presence of two people requires compromise so that they both can pass. So the work has also a symbolic dimension, it fosters development of interpersonal relationships, and man becomes a subject, building new systems and time-space relationships.

(born 1992)
Studies: Faculty of Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (first-cycle 2012–2015, second-cycle 2015–2017). Art scholarship at Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich (2014/15). First Prize in the International Competition of Spatial Forms „Crossroads of Freedom” for Move the borders (together with Paula Wlazło, 2016). Participated in group exhibitions, including Warning! Full immersion, Tak Gallery, Poznań (2015), Full immersion, Sztuczna Foundation, Warsaw (2016).