April 19 – June 29, 2018
Asia Sztencel is a Brooklyn-based social practice artist and a first-generation Polish immigrant. Through innovative conceptual practices and traditional craft, her work offers a personal exploration inside the larger narrative of the immigrant experience. She examines themes of exile, recall, and longing. As an experienced artist-educator and a fellow immigrant, she engages the Polish community of Brooklyn and Queens in art projects and introduces them to other cultural communities in NYC.
Sztencel’s project Sweet Melting Pot was awarded by the Kosciuszko Foundation in 2017. In 2016, You can’t carry your landscape with you was awarded the Grant Award for Artists by the Polish Cultural Institute of NYC. In 2015 she was awarded a grant from Culture Shock Foundation, Warsaw, Poland for a workshop series in Greenpoint in collaboration with the Polish immigrant community. She has completed residencies in New York, Florence, and Poland.