Artist in Residence: Ada Zielińska
Ada Zielińska is a visual artist from Warsaw working with photography and installations. Her works tackle catastrophe and material disintegration, which also serves a purpose as self-therapy- an attempt to control what is inevitably going to an end.
Her fascination towards destruction can be seen in series like "Automotive Stills" where she stages car crashes or "My dad was a firefighter" that captures moments of disintegration by fire. Her latest project revolves around the concept of post-tourism, which encompasses documenting catastrophic events and collecting local artifacts from sites, such as Australian bushfires, Notre Dame fire, or the flooding of Venice.
@adsoadsoadso will be participating in Montemero Art Residency within the context of developing her post-tourism series. Andalusia, one of the highly visited regions of Spain, is not only a beautiful place but it's also home to flash floods, severe drought, ecological off-balance due to invasive species, and issues relating to plastic pollution.