Diana Lelonek, Center for the Living Things, 2016

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Diana Lelonek


Born in 1988, graduate of the Faculty of Multimedia Communication at the University of Arts in Poznań. Currently working as an assistant professor in the 7th Studio of Intermedia Photography. Her practice is based on photography, combined with other media. She is interested in activities related to BioArt and in her works often draws on postcolonial themes. Lelonek won several international competitions, among others: Show Off during the Photomonth Festival in Cracow and ReGeneration 3 at the Musée de l’Elysée in Switzerland. Her works appear, among others, in the collection of the Museum of Photography in Lausanne.

Center for the Living Things is a research para-institution founded in 2016 in order to examine, collect and popularise the knowledge concerning new humanotic nature forms. All exhibits gathered in the Institute’s collection are abandoned objects, used and no longer needed commodities – wastes of human (over)production, which have become the natural environment for many living organisms. Specimens were found in suburban unlisted rubbish dumps, where the transgression of man-derived objects and plant tissues take place.