Visual Agency is a Copenhagen-based social art practice run by Agnieszka Mlicka.
At the beginning, people are not sure
what will happen, but at the end there
is this great energy that emerges from
the shared experience of drawing.
I organise events that bring people together, because I believe that in a world full of conflict and technology there is an increasing need for dialogue. Through my art practice, I advocate face-to-face interaction, away from the app-and-screen-culture that we are creating.
I use collaborative drawing to facilitate these workshops, because it offers a very different and exciting method of communication. Drawing together helps to break the ice and enables everyone to contribute. My aim is to create a sense of community through this shared experience. Furthermore, I want to create a space for critical thinking in order to achieve a deeper understanding of diverse perspectives. By sharing stories and insights, we gain greater empathy.
My visualisation method is based on six years of PhD research into participatory art, spatial agency and collaborative painting, conducted at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. This idea of gaining visual agency has emerged from working with architects and spatial stakeholders by creating a context where spatial negotiation can take place through participatory painting.
I have a background in Fine Art, with many years of experience in exhibiting, curating and making art (my work van be viewed at agnieszkamlicka.com). I was awarded an MFA Fine Art degree from The Ruskin School of Art (University of Oxford) and an MA Painting degree from the University of the Arts London, UK.
Visual Agency is based in Copenhagen, but it builds upon my multicultural background, having previously lived in the UK, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland. I welcome people from all backgrounds and walks of life to celebrate diversity and difference at my workshops!
Don't hesitate to contact me if you are interested in collaborating or wish to receive further information about the workshops: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also sign up for the newsletter and like the Visual Agency Facebook page to find out immediately about upcoming events.