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Bei dem Gerichte 17 Braunschweig, Niedersachsen 38114
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About Sophie Delest

Education

1995-2006

- Drawing and various painting techniques lessons under the supervision of visual artists at artistic workshops
- Art study trips among others to Italy, France, Spain and Austria
- Participation in theater workshops

2003-2009

- Dance training and performances with Alicja Moreno and Małgorzata Wilczyńska– a graduate of the Manolo Marin dance school in Spain, director of the International Festival of Spanish-Language Culture “Viva Flamenco” and the Festival of Customs and Traditions “Carnavalia” in Łódź (dance lessons and creative work paused due to an accident)

2007

- Magister degree in German Studies at the University of Lodz. Specialisation: Regional and cultural studies extended by seminaries at the Faculty of Art and Culture. Dissertation about the image of foreigners in contemporary German film. The thesis has been considered to be equivalent to the level of a PhD dissertation.

2010

- MASc in Professional Intercultural Business Communication at Clark University Massachusetts/European department in Poland. The graduation work (on a revitalization project for Łódź High Street) was considered to be the best in the history of the university. Studies completed with honors.
The aim of the study: Exploring the mechanisms of international communication and getting to know marketing tools to apply them in cultural projects

since 2015

- Restart of dance lessons by Małgorzata Wilczyńska
- Artistic cooperation and exchange with Dr Beata Cholewa Mazurowska, dean of the Design Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź (Poland) in years 2012-2016 and director of an art foundation “Pole Kreacjie”

Exhibitions

2008

- Open studio exhibition “Flamenco“, Łódź (Poland)

2014

- “Urban Artfashion” exhibition, Galerie Halbach, Celle (Germany)

- “Urban Artfashion” exhibition, KunstHaus, Bröckel (Germany)

- Group exhibition “Voyage”, Galerie Holbein, Hannover (Germany)

- Showcase of works “Urban Artfashion” in Forum Gestaltung, Magdeburg (Germany)

2015

- “Kleine Formate” exhibition, KunstHaus, Bröckel (Germany)

2016

- “City Break” solo exhibition, Poczekalnia, Łódź (Polen)

2017

- “Fotografie, abstrakte und figurative Malerei” exhibition, “Galerie Achtzig”, Berlin
- Presentation of works from the series “Urban Art Fashion” as part of events accompanying “documenta 14”, Kassel (Germany)

Art events & happenings

2014

- Artistic fashion show “Weltstraßen als Kunstgalerie”, Celle (Germany)

2015

- Project “Art in everyday life”, boutique as an art gallery

- Project “Fashion is Art” based on the words of Kurt Schwitters “Art is Fashion”: photo session with Ellen Schernikau in Magdeburg (Germany), who later becomes the face of the collection “Urban Art Fashion”

- Project “Oil paintings instead of billboards” – art as advertising, exhibition in shop windows

- Happening “The red poppies” on the 71st anniversary of the outbreak of Warsaw Uprising held on the base of Heiner Müller’s words “The dead must be constantly recovered”, Warsaw (Poland)

2016

- Happening “Who said pictures should only hang on walls?”, an open-air exhibition of hung laundry, Łódź (Poland)

2018

- Project “International Wiener Kaffeehaus online”

Graphic projects

2013

- First designs for book covers

2017

- Design for an unique edition of record cover Lamp of the universe/Kanu in cooperation with Clostridiumrecords

Auctions

2016

- Charity auction for Warsaw insurgents

Publications i translations

1991

- Publication of a poetry cycle for children

2007

- Started working as a translator. Collaborated with the Textile Museum and the Museum of Cinematography in Łódź (Poland)

2010

- Publication of poetry for children in cooperation with an educational portal SuperKid

- Acting & dance performances

1998

- Performed in Tomek Tryzna´s film “Czy można się przysiąść?”

2006-2009

- Dance performances in Poland (at the “Viva Flamenco” festival in Łódź) and in Germany (Magdeburg)

2015/2016

- Performed in the multilingual staging of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Agnes Oberauer, Schlosstheater in Celle (Germany)




Others

2011

- Placement in the German Parliament in office of Sönke Rix, a member of German-Polish Parliament Group and a Chairmann to fight neo-Nazism

since 2017

- Member of PolDeh e.V. in Braunsweig, responsible for the art- and culture

since 2018

- Correspondent of the Polish section of the Hannover radio “Flora”

Artist Statement

The Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Lliosa once said: „Life is a shitstorm, in which art is our only umbrella.” I want to introduce this umbrella into the space of our everyday life.
I am an artist, translator and poet. I am running different artistic projects. Their various concepts rely on the basic idea: In a world ruled by shopping centres I fight for space for art in our everyday life. The battle is already lost, because art doesn't adhere to the requirements of the market. However, it does not mean for me to give up so easily. As a Polish I am a representative of a nation that in the past fought hoplessly for things it believed in. So do I.

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