Damien Borowik


My practice is intrinsically linked to the art of making, where the processes occurring during the creation of an artefact become integral to its aesthetic. Encompassing new technologies in my practice, I explore the shaping of mediums using various tools; traditional, virtual, customized or bespoke, by hand, code and machine. My work has been exhibited internationally, and I am experienced academic.

EXHIBITIONS



2017, Feb - BBC Worldwide Summit 2017 - Oval Space, London
Selected to display Immersion 2, virtual reality installation.

2017, Jan - Art Rooms 2017 - Melia White House, Regents Park, London
Group exhibition - Performing drawing machine and selection of machine drawings on display.

2016, Oct - Made In Clerkenwell - Craft Central, Clerkenwell, London
Performing drawing machine and selection of machine drawings on display.

2016, Apr - Craft Central, Clerkenwell, London
Solo Exhibition - Performing drawing machine and selection of machine drawings on display.

2016, Jan - Top Drawer - Craft section, Olympia, London
Performing drawing machine and selection of machine drawings on display.

2015, Dec – White Conduit Project, London
Solo Exhibition - Performing drawing machine and selection of machine drawings on display.

2015, Jun-Aug - Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London
Verspers Installation at the Web We Want and Love festivals. Bespoke machine for the piece by sound artists Jones & Bulley.

2014, Dec - Drawing Machine – Maker Faire, Sanford, Surrey
Performing drawing machine and selection of machine drawings on display.

2014, Nov - Drawing Machine – Creative Machine, Goldsmiths, London
Performing drawing machine and selection of machine drawings on display.

2014, Oct - Drawing Machine – Kinetica Art Fair, London
Performing drawing machine and selection of machine drawings on display.

2014, Sep-Oct - Hand paintings and Machine drawings – Bromley Arts Council, Kent
Solo exhibition, selection of paintings and machine drawings on display.

2014, Sep - Particles and Drawing Machine – MoOD fair, Brussels, Belgium
Invited to showcase two of my most recent work at the Meet only Original Design fair by Trendease International.

2014, Jul - Lehrstück – A Prototype - MFA degree show, Slade School of Fine Art, London
Programming artist for graduate Shen Xin to create, a virtual reality experience narrating a car journey on the Mongolian steps using an Oculus Rift, Unity 3D and Twitter.

2013, Nov - Light & Dark – Solo Exhibition, Bond House Projects, ASC, London
Selection of paintings and light installations.

2013, Sep - Immersion - MA/MFA degree show, Goldsmiths, London
Transcending experience using an Oculus Rift, set as a social installation by considering a broader audience, enable them to get a sense of the immersion by through visual cues as the narrative gets enacted.

2012, Sep - Soundwave in Church and Particles - MA/MFA degree show, Goldsmiths, London
Interactive installation using the audience’s physical presence to actuate a ‘wobbling’ effect on three imposing plastic sheets, creating sound and refraction effects in the space. Particles is a generative simulation system.

2011 - My Hand In Your Hand - The Public, West Bromwich, UK
Touchscreen based work where the audience experience the processes and methodology through which I paint.

2010 - Parallel – Upgrade/Downgrade, Open Concept Gallery, Grand Rapids, USA
Experimental short film set up in a loop, as an installation.

AWARDS/GRANTS/FUNDING



2016 - Artworks to be part of the V&A Museum permanent collection
I am very proud to say that the head curators at the V&A chose 6 machine drawings to be part of their collection last November.

2016 - Winner of the Project Art competition 2016
More than 250,000 people voted for their preferred artwork on the platform. Étude de Lignes 7 was amongst the four artworks to win the competition.

2015 - Artwork commissioned by Christian Dior Couture, France
The Haute-Couture house commissioned me to work with my machine to create specific artworks.

2014 - Residency at Samsung, Seoul, South Korea
Creation of patterns to be used to promote the launch of their new UHD monitor aimed at professionals.

2006-2007 - Practice based research funded by Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London, UK
Implementation of bookmark web service as inter-personal knowledge management system assisted by the computer.

2004-2006 - Practice based research funded by Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London, UK
Building the foundations of an inter-personal knowledge management system assisted by the computer.

2003 - Finalist at the D&AD New Directors Competition, London, UK
Short film: Angela’s Ashes, Typographic Experience

EDUCATION



2011/ 2013 – Master’s degree in Computational Arts at Goldsmiths, University College London – UK

2007 - Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, University of Arts London – UK

1998/ 2001 - First class honors in BA Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London – UK

1996/ 1998 - 2 years diploma specialized in Visual Communication at Institut Pasteur, Besançon, France

1995/ 1996 - Applied Arts foundation at École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts Appliqués et Métier d’Art - Paris, France

1992/ 1995 - Baccalaureate specialized in Mathematics - Besançon, France