Inside Job
Ula Lucińska &
Michał Knychaus
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2019

Ula Lucińska

born in 1992, Poland
education:
2015-till now: University of Arts in Poznań, Poland: New Media, Scenography
2011-2015: Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland: History of Art

Michał Knychaus

born in 1987, Poland
education:
2012-2018: University of Arts in Poznań, Poland: New Media, Graphic Arts
2006-2013: Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland: Cultural Science

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art residencies:
2018-2019: Terrain Gurzelen, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
2018: TestDrive at Drive Drive, Nicosia, Cyprus
2016: Kulturfabrik Burgdorf, Burgdorf Switzerland

abroad educational scholarships:
I University of Oslo
Accademia Belle Arti di Napoli
Technological Educational Institute of Athens

prizes and grants:
2018: Prize of the SZUM art magazine for the best graduation diploma
2018: Prize of the Czas Kultury art magazine for the best graduation diploma
2018: Prize of The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
2018: Najlepsi z Najlepszych 3.0 grant of The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
2018: Prize of the Major of the City of Kalisz in Poland
2016: Santander Universidades prize
2017-2018: Polish Culture Around the World grant from the Adam Mickiewicz Institute (3 times)
2015-2018: Scholarship for the best students from the Head of the University of Arts in Poznań, Poland (annual)

selected publications and articles:
Nagroda Czasu Kultury: Inside Job, Czas Kultury nr 2/2019, s. 107-116.
Strony Artystów: Inside Job (Ula Lucińska, Michał Knychaus), Overly sexy, smart, edgy and
dangerous, Magazyn SZUM nr 24/2019, s. 150-151.
Doświadczenie użytkownika sztuki Inside Job, Jakub Bąk, Czas Kultury - wydanie internetowe,
Inside Job, Ergodic robo-poetry, Ewa Wójtowicz, DOCUMNT2 2018, s. 150-163.
A-Kumulacje, 2017-1977=40, BWA. Galeria Sztuki im. Jana Tarasina w Kaliszu, s. 68-69.

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We work together as an Inside Job duo. Our artistic practice is based on interdisciplinary projects using various mediums and materials. We focus on the processes of how identities are being constructed and the relationship between humans, nature and technology. Many of our realizations take form of immersive, multilayered environments referring to futuristic and post-catastrophic scenarios. We are the finalists of the international Artagon IV competition in Paris in 2018 and were merited with the Santander Universidades award for emerging artists in 2016. In 2018, our joint diploma project received awards from Magazine SZUM and Czas Kultury. Grantees of the programme carried out by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Polish Culture Around the World.
We presented our works during art residencies (Residency Gurzelen, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland; TestDrive at DriveDrive, Nicosia, Cyprus; Kulturfabrik, Burgdorf, Switzerland), at individual exhibitions (e.g. CAVE Gallery, Wrocław, Poland; Pawilon, Poznań, Poland; :SKALA, Poznań, Poland; 9/10 Gallery, Poznań, Poland; Hot Wheels Projects, Athens, Greece) and collective (e.g. WallRiss, Fribourg, Switzerland; Sattlekammer, Bern, Switzerland; Athens Digital Arts Festival 2018, Athens, Greece; :SKALA, Poznań, Poland; DuflonRacz, Bern, Switzerland; Ostrale Biennale of Contemporary Arts, Dresden, Germany; Musrara Mix Festival, Jerusalem, Izrael; Callegenera Festival, Monterrey, Mexico).