Maria Flawia Litwin, Poland / Canada
Maria Flawia Litwin is interested in image-making as a surrogate for answers about the world around her. She views art making as a journey of voluntary displacement and the
artist a willing foreigner. Art provides a vantage point to pose questions about the passing ideological landscape and the existential concerns brought up in the exploration.
Litwin spent her formative years in Poland and Australia, and as a young adult she travelled extensively before settling in Canada. Her serial immigrant status fuels her need to analyze the shifting nature of institutional structures and their impact on the individual. Unable to trust any of her three languages as an adequate means of inquiry, Litwin turned to making art. Her practice encompasses sculpture, video, performance,
installation, acting, fiction writing and data collecting. The resulting work exists at the playful intersection of inquisitiveness, humour, craft and philosophy.