Anna Jarosz is a visual artist whose practice focuses on trauma and abjection in relation to bodies. Her main research interests are focused around the variation of embodied traumatic experiences, with a large focus being on issues surrounding gender inequality. Jarosz looks into notions of body memory and the collective aspects of trauma trapped in the physical presence of the social body.
Jarosz’ recent works take inspiration from slavic paganism and ancient slavic systems of beliefs. She explores rituals passed to her by her female ancestors and formulates the context of passages of the intergenerational trauma. She formulates questions about the inheritance of intuition.
The work sources from intersectional feminist movements, existentialist philosophy and psychoanalysis. Her practice searches for the symbol of invisible power over feminine bodies and connects it to the personal experience of existing as part of a social body.
Anna Jarosz (b. 1996, Poland) is a visual artist born in Poland, who is based and works between Lisbon, Portugal and Gothenburg, Sweden.
She studied at HDK-Valand in Gothenburg, Sweden and at FAMU in Prague, Czech Republic. During the university years she learnt how to navigate her practice in the areas of film and visual arts. She primarily works using video, installation, painting & sculpture.
She exhibited her work and took part in residencies internationally in Austria, Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Peru, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Sweden and Wales.