Grzegorz Stefański (he/him), born in 1983 in Człuchów (PL), is a Polish artist based in London since 2017. After earning his Master’s degree in philosophy, he studied art under Mirosław Bałka at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and earned an MFA from The Slade School of Fine Art in London in 2018.
He works primarily with multi- and single-screen installations and photography. His practice, strongly influenced by phenomenology and performance, is located at the nexus of choreography, psychology and film. Revolving around physical ephemerality and the emotional power of gesture, his work focuses on identity and the politics of embodiment. The themes he investigates include power dynamics in relationships, masculinities, mental health, memory, history and repetition.
His works have been exhibited and screened at the Louvre Museum (2019), HKW Berlin (2019), Whitechapel Gallery in London (2018), Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2018), Ujazdowski Castle Centre of Contemporary Art in Warsaw (2018), Manifesta 11 in Zurich (2016). In 2017 he won the Ivan Juritz Prize in London and the Grand Prix at the Biennale of Young Art in Poland. In 2020 he received the Stuart Croft Foundation Award.
He is currently working simultaneously on a moving image triptych exploring relational dynamics and the idea of home and on the infra-red video series that continues his research on the subject of masculinities.