Alicja Gaskon

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Alicja Gaskon
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Born1985 (age 37–38)
Warsaw, Poland
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Architecture
Alma mater
  • Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
  • University of Ecology and Management in Warsaw
OccupationVisual artist
Known forKnown for works rooted in cartography, architecture and geopolitics

Alicja Gaskon ( born 1985 in Warsaw) is a New York-based, Polish-born visual artist. She is best known for works rooted in cartography, architecture and geopolitics.[1] The work is characterized by the use of a reduced palette and can be placed in the tradition of conceptual art and hard edge.[2]


Gaskon studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2005-2010) where she received her MFA in 2010.[3] She is also a graduate in Architecture from WSEiZ in Warsaw.


Gaskon studied both architecture and fine arts. Subsequently her focus around the concept of a line stands from her educational background. Gaskon in her research-based practice explores themes of identity and belonging, taking into account the philosophical, social and political dimension. Dividing lines and the specific connections that they create between people are a key point in her practice.[4] Gaskon works in a wide range of media - from painting and drawing, to sculpture, print and installation.[5]

Exhibitions (selected)



  • Endless Biennial. EFA Project Space, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, US
  • The Map and the Territory. NARS Foundation[6], New York, US
  • Somewhere down the line[7]. NARS Artist-In Residence, New York, US
  • Cardinal Planes. Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Center of New York, New York, US
  • New / Newly Discovered. Le Guern Gallery, Warsaw, Poland


  • Reflections. solo. Le Guern Gallery+balzer projects, Vienna Contemporary, Austria
  • Visual-Virtual. Noyes Museum of Art, Atlantic City, NJ, US
  • Minimal Impulse. balzer projects and Le Guern Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
  • Interior. Le Guern Gallery, Warsaw, Poland


  • New Beginnings. solo. balzer projects, Basel, Switzerland
  • Transitions. 2 person show w/Arpad Forgo, Platan Gallery, Polish Institute in Budapest, Hungary


  • Artissima. w/Lilly Keller, balzer projects, Artissima, Turin, Italy
  • Myopia of Identity. solo. balzer projects, Basel, Switzerland
  • Mere formality. Galeria Labirynt and Galeria Labirynt 2, Lublin, Poland
  • Solo Positions.solo. balzer projects at Contemporary Art Berlin, Germany
  • Order out of Chaos. Le Guern Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
  • The Open Work. solo. Dubner Moderne Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • La Ligne f(x)=ax+b. balzer projects, Basel, Switzerland


  • Saatchi Screen Project, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
  • Tetris Effect: The Urbanism of Color. solo. Espace Gaia, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Map.Straction. solo. Espace Helvetie, Montreux, Switzerland
  • Les nouveaux artistes de la galerie. Dubner Moderne Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland


  • MAP.struction: The Tetris Effect. solo. Espace Gaia Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
  • The Dynamic Arena. solo. Schweizer Kunstraum, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Summer Six. Espace Gaia Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland


  • Dyplomy. MFA Graduation Show, Lubelska 30/32, Warsaw, Poland


Selected bibliography

2020 Karolina Maciejewska, “Utracona Niewinność Tkaniny”, Miej Miejsce, Feb.19, 2020 Elaine Y.J Zheng, “Review: Alicja Gaskon, Dividing Lines”, This is Tomorrow, Jan. 19, Judy Hooymeyer, “Tapestry Triënnale in Lodz”,Textiel Plus, Jan. 21, 2020

2019 Magazyn Szum “Na Dobry Początek: Dividing Lines”, Nov.18, 2019 Etty Yaniv, “Alicja Gaskon-Traversing Borders”, Art Spiel, July 22, 2019 Elżbieta Popławska, “Festiwal Chopin i Przyjaciele rozpoczęty”, Nowy Dziennik, Nov.11 , 2019

2016 Annette Hoffmann, “Aller Anfang ist grau”, Basler Zeitung, June 25, 2016 Patrycja Rup, “Perfect Shape for the Concept”, Contemporary Lynx, March 19, 2016 Sinkó István, “Derus Konkretok / The Serene Concrete”, Élet És Irodalom, March 17, 2016

2015 Magazyn Szum, “Na Dobry Początek: Porządek z Chaosu”, June 15, 2015 Obieg, “Dyskusja o wystawie Czysta Formalność”, Aug.5, 2015 Annette Hoffmann, “Wunschverwandte Farbenspiele”, Basler Zeitung, May 16, 2015 Simon Baur, “Zeit Zeichnen”, Basellandschaftliche Zeitung, April 21, 2015 Laurent Delaloye, “Dans les galleries avec Laurent Delaloye”, 24 Heures Suisse Romande, Feb.19, 2015

2013 Monika Gąsiorowska, “Wywiad: Alicja Gaskon”, Polnische Zeitschrift in der Schweiz, September 8, 2013 Paulina Bajer, “Miasto, Masa, Maszyna-rozmowa z Alicja Gaskon”, Tygodnik Vector, Aug.18, 2013

2012, “Polscy artyści na Artissimie”, Redakcja, November 15, 2012 Davide Fantino, “Non e la fine del Mondo, parola di Artissima”, Art Note, Nov.13, 2012

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