Kasia Fudakowski

Kasia Fudakowski was born in 1985 in London, United Kingdom. Her work reveals a sharp sense of humour on the subject of sex. She reflects on the stance she takes regarding her influences, in particular the conceptual artist Lee Lozano (1930–1999) and the American comedian Andy Kaufman (1949–1984) who both had very free approaches, searching for the extreme, for action. Fudakowski admires Kaufman’s performance techniques which leave the spectator disconcerted, and is equally fascinated by Lozano’s radical work, Decide to Boycott Women. Fudakowski’s politically committed approach consists of giving substance to the absurdities of social life and of socially accepted logics, and highlighting them in order to better deconstruct them through her quirky sense of humour. She thus uses comic skills and timing as tools that enable her to frustrate the viewer’s expectations. Her sculptures, performances, installations and videos often take the form of jokes that are heavily based on puns and wordplay. Humour is “both a communication tool and a measuring stick,” she explains. For Fudakowski, the reaction of the spectator plays a central role in her approach.

Her work was included in the exhibition 'Untitled, 2020' (2020) at Punta della Dogana.