Marta Ciołkowska
Social Trap
About the project
In the "Social Trap" installation, we see a transparent inflatable ball that shows our daily deepening isolation from the outside world who is deluded that we can cross the whole world without obstacles and worries. We are prompted to enter by the illuminated inscription "calling for help" inside the smartphone. However, this is just a trap that invites us to its place at every step, in which any movement is limited and from which it is very difficult to get out.
About the author
Marta Ciołkowska was born in Lodz (Poland) in 1993 and currently lives in Giarre (Catania), Italy. She has a Master of Arts degree in Interior Design from the Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz. She is engaged in video, installation, sculpture and graphics, exploring the topics of human relations and impact on the environment and the influence that the surrounding technology has on a modern man.
In 2014, she won a scholarship under the Erasmus+ foreign mobility program and studied for one semester at the Academy of Fine Arts in Catania. Over the past few years, she has participated in different international exhibitions, festivals, workshops and artist in residency programs. She is present in many catalogs and publications of exhibitions and art events.
Currently, she travels between Poland and Italy to implement her projects and participate in internships and workshops.