Anja Borowicz is a Polish-born artist working in London. She initially studied engineering which inspired her interests in performing materiality and thinking across taxonomies. In her practice, Anja uses multimodal approaches combining sculptural objects with texts, sound and movement-based technology. Engaging diagrammatic approaches, hidden modes of seduction and expanded metaphors, she stages works and installations that enhance embodied experience of the viewer. She invites participants to explore their own imaginary overlaps, empathetic states and ways of connecting with different bodies and spaces. Anja tests her own overlaps and dispersal by positioning herself as an artist-participant, working collaboratively or contributing to other artists’ projects.
Her works and contributions include staging performative sculptures for UrbanLab (City Methodologies), setting reading for Sauna Reading Group #6, listening presentation at The Listening Academy 2021, a writing contribution to CARE(LESS). A SUPPLEMENT TO ON CARE publication by MaBiblioteque, a digital exhibition with ArtBanquet, a podcast for Fermynwoods Contemporary Art and a soundscape for a Dao-inspired workshop with lololol.net at Bangkok Biennale. Recent collaborations include a synthetic media project Smart Hans with Baltan Laboratories and Ellen Pearlman exploring the idea of a mind-reading horse and Zoom-based performances Resilient Love/Intimate Protest utilising gestures of protest, the body language of politicians and archives of hysterical motions.
Anja studied BA Sculpture (1st) at Bath Spa University, MA Fine Art (AHRC scholar) at The Slade, University College London and PhD Fine Art at Royal College of Art. Further education includes production engineering, ergonomic systems, diagrammatic thinking, listening theories, language acquisition and tai chi. She was a visiting lecturer at Royal College of Art, Liverpool Hope University, UCA Farnham, Bath Spa University and Camberwell School of Art. She received the Kenneth Armitage Young Sculptor Prize and her works were featured in Aesthetica Art Prize magazine.