Documentation – O’Less Festival’s Photography Exhibition

Installation view. O'Less Festivals' Photography Exhibition, 2012.

The O’Less Festival’s photography exhibition in Poland earlier this year presented works by: Margareth Knoll, Bozena Magnucka, Marta Kochanek, Human Nature, Sillen, Beata Borys Kosc, Booojka, Alicja Sikora, Joanna Knoll, Barbara Gibson, Goodyn Green, Anna-Stina Treumund, Camilla Storgaard and Grzegorz Banaszak.

Curator: Barbara Gibson.

Installation view photos courtesy of Marta Kochanek.

Barbara Gibson and Marta Kochanek
Installation view. O'Less Festivals' Photography Exhibition, 2012.
Installation view. O'Less Festivals' Photography Exhibition, 2012.
Installation view. O'Less Festivals' Photography Exhibition, 2012.

Beata Kosc Photography

Text and photos by Beata Kosc

Artist Statement
‘The “Certain Body” is a series of self-portraits. It is focusing on gender as a layer of identity attributed to the body. It is an attempt to expose the illusion of gender as an immutable category by demonstrating the degree of performance that must be undertaken to become a member of a gender group. I believe that by rejecting gender we can be our true selves and achieve a freer state of being.

Photo from the Certain Body series by Beata Kosc Photography

I’m a photographer born in Poland in 1976. My current practice revolves around portraiture and it is focused on identity seen as something private and gentle, but also theatrical and political. I’m interested in national, ethnic and gender identity and its influence on the individual.’

All photos ©2010 Beata Kosc Photography

Photo from the Certain Body series by Beata Kosc Photography

Photo from the Certain Body series by Beata Kosc Photography

Photo from the Certain Body series by Beata Kosc Photography

Beata is based in London. You can see photos from her ‘Certain Body’ series at the GFEST 2010 Visual Arts Exhibition, the annual queer group show in London, until Friday November 19 2010:

GFEST 2010 Visual Arts Exhibition
Hampstead Town Hall / InterChange Studios
The Atrium, Hampstead Town Hall
213 Haverstock Hill
London NW3 4QP, UK (Entrance from footpath on Haverstock Hill)
Open 10.30AM to 5.30PM (Saturday & Sundays closed)
Entry Free

Related Link
Beata Kosc’s website