September 14, 2021 / 10-12:00 pm
Welcome to Morning Coffee at G.A.P – an informal event held on Tuesday, 14th of September from 10 am to 12 pm in G.A.P’s premises in Kamppi and on Zoom.
For the next Morning Coffee at G.A.P, we are excited to introduce to you a multimedia & performance artist Tomasz Szrama. Tomasz will during the morning session talk about his work and artistic career, live art and about his experiences of being a foreign-born performance artist finding his ways through the Finnish art scene.
The session will be participatory where the audience will be able to interact with the speaker, ask questions and discuss their work/art together with them.
Who is Tomasz Szrama?
Tomasz Szrama (b. 1970 in Poland) graduated in 1998 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland. Currently he lives in Helsinki, Finland. Szrama shifts between multiple disciplines, including photography, video and other time-based works. Regardless of the medium, a dominant thread, common in his work is the use of his own body and methods of performance art, which he practices since 1995. Characteristic feature of his work is the use of spectators, active participation of the audience and improvisation. Such a strategy embeds his presentations into the tradition of understanding performance art as a process art, where the very moment of creation is essential. His work touches on themes of travel, trust in interpersonal relationships, and the ever present potential for personal failure.
Szrama has been regularly performing internationally in various events and festivals in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America. Further, over the past 15 years, he has been an active performance art event organiser. Between 2005 and 2013 he co-organised with Willem Wilhelmus Art Contact and New Art Contact, a series of performance art events that took place in various locations in Helsinki. In 2011 he co-organised Fake Finn Festival of Experimental Art, that took over HIAP Gallery Augusta for three days, showcasing the work of 21 artists. In 2013 Szrama co-organised Uprooted Fake Nations Festival, a three-day event that presented 16 international and local artists at HIAP Gallery Augusta. Further, he, together with performance artist Liina Kuittinen, organised a series of events titled Tonight in 2014–2015. In 2016 he curated the 18th edition of the International Art Festival Interakcje in Poland.
Szrama has worked as a producer, designer, technical manager and has been responsible for organising live art events at HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme. Recently teaches, gives lectures, and offers workshops.’
FB: @Tomasz Szrama
We follow the authorities’ current policy concerning Covid-19 restrictions.
The Zoom meeting link will be shared with participants in due time.
You can find us at Malminkatu 5, 00100, Helsinki. When you enter Malminkatu from Runeberginkatu/Kamppi metro station turn right, G.A.P is at the end of the street on the right side, located in a pink building. Our facilities are accessible on the street level, assistant dogs are welcome, however, please note that there is no accessible toilet in the office space.
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No one should make assumptions of or question someone’s background, gender or experiences.
Every person inside the facilities must be treated equally and respectfully. Discrimination and any kind of harassment, sexual or otherwise, are strictly forbidden. This includes language. It also condemned the use of discriminatory, subordinating, repressive or offensive terminology (different slurs and invectives), not even in examples or to describe something.
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The event facilitator is a Project Manager Alex Kollerová; alex.kollerová(at)globeartpoint.fi, +358 44 238 6941