Urszula Kluz – Knopek was born in 1985 in Ustroń, Poland where she currently lives and works. She has a degree in photography from the Academy of Arts in Poznan. She is now on a Ph.D study in the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków.
In her interdisciplinary body of work, Urszula uses a variety of different media – photography, design, video, performance – as a tool to problematize. However, she doesn’t accept neither the title of a photographer or a designer nor those of a video artist or a performer.
Her personal experience as a “late” child of ageing parents is for Urszula a pretext for bringing up themes of transition and decay. She reveres the “here and now” by exploring the intimate dimension of the ordinary and the everyday.
Urszula struggles with her own aspiration to understand and even stop the moment, with a simultaneous awareness of the passage of time. This is probably due to the very human fear of losing the loved ones, seen as the final separation, of losing oneself.