Iza Koczanowska 

(isla paradis)

An interdisciplinary artist and space designer creating projects on the borderline of
performative photography, installation and space

Graduate of the Faculty of Intermedia and Interior Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.
She studied at École Nationale Supérieure d'arts de Paris Cergy as part of the Erasmus exchange programme.

In various media she deals with relations and interactions between space and the species inhabiting it. Her works are diverse in form and material, but all share similar characteristics: sketchiness, absorption, superimposition, redrawing, mutation and replication They are often created from temporary, impermanent materials, ranging from video, digital 3D models and environments, performative photography to sculptures made from a mixture of organic and synthetic elements.

Sometimes real objects are recreated as digital assets at a given stage of decomposition, as well as the reverse - sculptures and installations that once existed are restored to the real world based on their computer-generated snapshot.

She is strongly influenced by the way creatures behave in and interact with a give space, especially an urban one. She seeks answers to the question of how it shapes the bodies and behaviour of organisms, the process of their adaptation and any associated dysfunctions.The context in which her works are created is emphasised by the way she selects elements and materials, combining the disciplines of art, sociology and architecture.



Poetic Terrain, Victoria Square Project, Athens, GR (in collaboration with Ruby Reding)
Desire Lines, Snehta Gallery, Athens, GR
Widoki, MOS, International Interior Design Biennal, Krakow, PL
Zdroj, Fffriedrich Gallery, Frankfurt, DE (in collaboration with Alicja Wysocka)
Spring Equinox performance, Hestia Gallery, Belgrad, SRB (in cooperation with Alicja Wysocka)
No fucking Title, NFT, exposition on arium.xyz, Fundacja Galeria Smierc Frajerom, Warsaw, PL

The Day of typiara from blok in PL, Performance, Jak Zapomniec, Krakow, PL
Dzien Milosci Miedzygatunkowej, Remedy, Pamoja, Krakow, PL
Kuku Bima, Sesama, Yogyakarta, IN (solo)

The Wrong, New Digital Art Biennale
Global Event Kapitał kolektywny, Muzeum Historii Spółdzielczosci, Warsaw, PL (in cooperation with Alicja Wysocka)
Don’t worry, Nadmiar festiwal, Galeria Nosna, Krakow, PL
System doskonały, Ada Puławska, Warsaw, PL
Polska naszych marzeń, Al. Ujazdowskie 8, Warsaw, PL
IN OUT Festival, CSW Łaznia, Gdansk, PL  
Galeria JEST, Wroclaw, PL Film Festival, Galeria Studio, Warsaw, PL
Cyber Sensual Chimera, DAS, The Powszechny Theatre, Warsaw, PL

Rozkwit, Dream Adoption Society, Warsaw, PL
Post real life, Pracownia Duzy Pokój, Warsaw, PL (solo)
Near Field Communication Digital Art Biennale, Valencia, ES Video Art Screening,
Hydra Connection, Warsztat, Krakow, PL
Near Enough? Digital Art Biennale, Amsterdam, NL
Video Art Screening, Cyborgs, Clinton Street Theater, Portland, US
Video Art Screening, Nadmiar, Warsztat, Krakow, PL
Rewia performatywna, Gdansk City Gallery, Gdansk, PL (in cooperation with Justyna Gorowska)
Biennale nfcdab, Warsaw, PL
BYOB, Wyspa Tamka, Wroclaw, PL
Video Art Screening, Black Swan, Bristol, UK
Performance 69, New Aliens and SOTC, Karlin Studios, Prague, CZ (in cooperation with Justyna Gorowska)
CyberPussy exp. ritual noise performance & ZIN, Krakow, PL

FLOW, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, PL (in cooperation with Justyna Gorowska)
BIFOR, Galeria R20, Poznan, PL

Hati Hati Hat, Miejsce Projektów Zachety, Warsaw, PL
nfcdab, DIY international and independent digital art biennale in Wrocław, PL
Diffusion of personality in the era of electronic media, Warsztat, Krakow, PL (solo)
Social Design for Social Living, National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Hati Hati Hat, Kersan Art Studio, Yogyakarta, ID
Golemwave Iamesh, K105K, Warsaw, PL Performance
Iamesh Ephemeral Art Meeting, Pamoja, Krakow, PL (in cooperation with Justyna Gorowska)
Visual identification, Kosmos. Czasów i Przestrzeni czyli Festiwal Nauki, Krakow, PL

Przedwiosnie 38, Kielce, PL
TATE Collectives in the All Glitched Up exhibition, London, UK
SPAMM@Webtics, Wendys Subway, Brooklyn - New York, US
Abstract Geometrique Minimalisme Experimental Virtualisme, gallery T Exposition GéoCulture, Digital visions, Limousin, FR
Noches Discordianas, Casa Animal, Buenos Aires, AR
O wyimaginowanych strategia obecnosci w pejzazu kulturowym, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, PL


2022 Snehta, Art Residency, Athens, Greece
2019 Sesama, Art Residency, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2018 Isthisit ? Online Art Residency, London, United Kingdom