Winnipeg Arts Council

Agata Garbowska: hauntings

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MFA Thesis Exhibition

May 17 to June 21, 2024

School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba

'hauntings' draws on personal archives to explore incidents of haunting in relation to print media, memory, and time. Through looping gestures of collage, printing, fragmenting, and reassembling, these works consider how the past and remembered experiences affect the present. Through these works, I propose that the hauntings found in the printed image—print variations and traces of process—parallel the hauntings of memory. Further, while presenting a provisional record of memory and present, I ask, when do loops of re-printing, re-contextualizing, re-collaging slip into the decay of nostalgia? When do built worlds begin to resemble ruins?

Agata Garbowska (she/they) is an artist from amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta). She is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Manitoba. Their practice is informed by an interest in the possibilities of print media to explore notions of absence, presence, touch, and memory. Agata received her BFA from the University of Alberta in 2017 and in 2021 completed an Emerging Artist Residency at the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists (SNAP).

Visit the School of Art Gallery:

255 ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road, University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Attend Garbowska's Thesis Defence:

Thursday, May 23, 1:00 pm CST

Attend in-person or virtually (On Zoom)