BIO

Sylvia Adamcik is a new media artist who works with web and interactive elements. Recent work includes site-specific installation, field recording, media object re-appropriation and immersive exhibition environments.

STATEMENT

I work across multiple disciplines, such as science, economics, philosophy and geography, exploring data to create artistic outputs in new media and interactive elements. My research focus is on object-oriented ontology (OOO), hyperobjects and the Anthropocene. My work gives human and non-human entities equal claim to ontological space. The immersive environment of the web installation 'Are we fucked?' includes video, photo, and written work, compressing time and space into singularities to accommodate the human sensory experience. This project was born out of my contemplation of spatial and temporal possibilities and is rooted in personal, reflective sensory experiences that have shaped my views on the natural world. Hyperobjects - whether they are natural systems, storms, or algorithms - execute within a much larger temporality, beyond the scale of human perception. My work attempts to eliminate the space between the world and the subjects that perceive it.

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

INTERMEZZO 1 - Mila Kunstgalerie, Berlin, Germany
OCCAM'S RAZOR - Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts & !dea Gallery, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Canada
THE ARTIST PROJECT - Toronto, Canada
PHOTO-OP - John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada
THE ARTIST PROJECT - Toronto, Canada
AFTER THE END  - O'Born Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
NUIT BLANCHE - Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, Canada
CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL - Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, Canada
PHOTO-OP - John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada
SEVEN DEADLY SINS [ENVY] - The Beverly Owens Project, Toronto, Canada
SEVEN DEADLY SINS [LUST] - The Beverly Owens Project, Toronto, Canada
PHOTO-OP - John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada
RIVERDALE ART WALK - Toronto, Canada
BINARY [CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL] - Impressions Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
THE CAVE OF SHADOWS - Impressions Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada

TALKS

Artsci Salon - Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada
Artist talk with Canadian Art editor Richard Rhodes - Artist Project, Toronto, Canada

RESIDENCIES

Transart Institute, Berlin, Germany
Transart Institute, New York, USA

EDUCATION

Interdisciplinary Design Strategy, Institute without Boundaries, Canada
Master of Fine Art in Creative Practice, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
Master of Forest Conservation, University of Toronto, Canada
Master of Public Administration, Queen's University, Canada
Honours Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Toronto, Canada