Zuzanna Czebatul/ Zuzanna Czebatul

Germany 1986

Installation, Sculpture, Drawing

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Zuzanna Czebatul
Zuzanna Czebatul
Female
Germany
1986

A rising star in the art world, Zuzanna Czebatul is a highly talented artist who works in a wide range of media including installation, sculpture, and drawing. Regardless of medium, Czebatul’s oeuvre is always the result of her main inspiration – life itself. With lots of passion for what she does, she creates pieces that blur the lines between commercial product, architectural relic, and artistic production. Her work investigates complex relationships between the viewer and the viewed while altering the gallery space into a kind of a dystopian lounge like in her installation entitled A Fruity Mechanical Treat.

Zuzanna Czebatul - The Silent Kingmaker (Detail) 2015, Schmidt & Handrup, Cologne, 2016, Installation view, photo by Simon Vogel
Zuzanna Czebatul – The Silent Kingmaker (Detail) 2015, Schmidt & Handrup, Cologne, 2016, Installation view, photo by Simon Vogel

The Art of Zuzanna Czebatul

In Czebatul’s practice, relationships between space and experience often play a central role. In 2015, she developed a floor piece for MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38 in New York. Entitled Opus Sectile, it addressed the history of architecture and its intricate lines in the present. The exhibition was followed by Songs of Convenience and Melancholy in the gallery known as Bad Reputation in Los Angeles. The artist transformed space with her lyrical steel pieces cast over, under, and cut through glass windows and gallery walls. For one of her most recent solo shows, A Fruity Mechanical Treat, she created an impressive body of work inspired by the club culture of the 1990s. The other famous projects by Zuzanna Czebatul include A Gentleman’s Insult / A Gentleman’s Apology, Viridescent Nervure, and Transformers, among others.

Zuzanna Czebatul - Songs of Convenience and Melancholy, 2015, Bad Reputation, Los Angeles, installation view, photo credits - Bad Reputation
Zuzanna Czebatul – Songs of Convenience and Melancholy, 2015, Bad Reputation, Los Angeles, installation view, photo credits – Bad Reputation

Academic Background

Zuzanna Czebatul was born in 1986 in Międzyrzecz, a town in western Poland. She graduated from the Städelschule, a contemporary fine arts academy in Frankfurt am Main in 2013. She is currently working towards her Master of Fine Arts at Hunter College, New York, as Fulbright Fellow. In 2015, she received the SOMA Scholarship, Mexico City. Her work was on display in galleries throughout Germany and beyond. She has participated in such group exhibitions as A Perfect Lie in the Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Bruxelles, Say My Name, Say My Name at the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, and Nothing Ever Happened in Chapter 61, New York.

Zuzanna Czebatul - Opus Sectile - 2015, courtesy of Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, photo credits MINI-Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38
Zuzanna Czebatul – Opus Sectile, 2015, courtesy of Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, photo credits MINI-Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38

The Creative Imagination

Zuzanna Czebatul skillfully produces her own materials and creates highly creative works that deal with different themes representing strength or weakness depicted in their opposed forms. Her installations investigate their architectural circumstances and create a conceptual space inhabited by – often brightly colored – sculptures where the “inside and outside” and their potential can be renegotiated. The multitalented artist – who also creates simple, yet thrilling drawings – has definitely been one of the most interesting young creatives in recent years.

Zuzanna Czebatul lives and works in New York and Berlin.

Featured image: Zuzanna Czebatul – portrait, photo courtesy of the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2016Zuzanna CzebatulPiktogram, WarsawSolo
2016A Fruity Mechanical TreatSchmidt & Handrup, CologneSolo
2016KRYIA3000BerlinGroup
2016UnknownNew YorkGroup
2016The Art of the Matter CAM St.LouisGroup
2015A Gentleman's Insult - A Gentleman's ApologyGillmeier Rech, BerlinSolo
2015Songs Of Convenience And MelancholyBad Reputation, Los AngelesSolo
2015Opus Sectile MINIGoethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies, Ludlow, 38 New YorkSolo
2015A Perfect LieGalerie Jeanroch Dard, BruxellesGroup
2015Caught In The ActKRYIA3000, New YorkGroup
2015Nothing Ever HappenedChapter 61, New YorkGroup
2014Fab Gath - with Oona von MaydellChez Michel, BerlinSolo
2014Viridescent NervureGillmeier Rech, BerlinSolo
2014StonerosesCenter BerlinGroup
2013Say My Name, Say My NameMuseum fur Moderne Kunst, FrankfurtGroup
2013Influence1m3, LausanneGroup
2013Mille Feuillets IIIYGREC, ParisGroup
2012TransformersOpelvillen, RusselsheimSolo
2012Camp-Anti-CampMouson Turm, FrankfurtGroup
2012Schach MattMarkisches Museum, WittenGroup
2012EOFYCooper Union, New YorkGroup
2011Ubermorgenkunstler IIHeidelberger, KunstvereinGroup
2011Surreale Dinge Schirn Kunsthalle, FrankfurtGroup
2010High1822 Kunst Forum, FrankfurtSolo
2010After PrismaVilla Romana, FirenzeGroup
2010Le Jardin FuFu Atelier, FrankfurtGroup
2009ParadiseVanish, FrankfurtSolo
2009Excellent Personality Galerie im Regierungsviertel, BerlinGroup
2009I Am Not Dead But I Am Divided Ballhaus Ost, BerlinGroup
2009FuFu Black Frappant, Hamburg Group
2009Lebens-Lust Stadel Museum, FrankfurtGroup