Dellfina&Dellacroix Biography

Agnieszka Dellfina and Thomas Dellacroix combine Thomas’ interest for history with Agnieszka’s fascination with human nature. Their joint projects deal with subjects like fame, image, identity and originality in context of collective memory, popular culture and mass medial manipulation. By re-enacting different personalities and historical events they created their own Utopian world, where they balance on the thin border between reality and illusion.

Their cooperation spans from photography, photomontage, painting and collage, to video, music, and performance. They are pioneers in a still largely unknown LENTICULAR technique, where pictures put in layers and covered with a prismatic perplex sheet, create a video-morphic sequences.

The artists have worked for the benefit of several human rights organizations including: Amnesty International, Red Cross, World Childhood Foundation, The International Research Foundation for Children’s Eye care, S.O.S Group, and Bris – Children’s Right in Society. Some of their images are featured in several books including: ” Designs of dissent” and “Peace Signs”.

2013 January - "The Mirror has two sides", Check Point Charlie Gallery, Berlin 2012 October - "Embodiments", Soho Factory, Warsaw June - "Perfect Lover", Tacheles Art Center, Berlin 2011 November - "Self portraits of others", Fahlnaes Gallery, Gothenburg January - What you think you become, Entropia gallery, Wroclaw 2010 April - What you think you become, Art New Media Gallery, Warsaw September - Ap-Art, Final Gallery, Malmö 2008 April - “X-POSED”, Utställningssalongen, Stockholm, January - “Self portraits of others”, Sundsvall Photo Museum, Sweden 2007 November - “IS ART DEAD? Deborah Zafman Gallery, Paris September - “X-POSED”, Marcel Strouk, Rive Gauche gallery Paris 2006 December - “Self portraits of others”, Gallery de Suède, Paris May - “Reality & Illusion”, Gallery Lisarte, Stockholm April - “Reality & Illusion”, Gallery Fahlnaes, Gothenburg January - “Reality & illusion”, Picassomio Gallery, Barcelona 2005 November “Reality & illusion”, Picassomio Gallery, Madrid 2003 March - “Give peace a chance, or have a nice war”, Kowasa Gallery Barcelona 2002 July - Bricklane Gallery, London, England June - exhibition in the Immendorf Studio, Dusseldorf, Germany 2001 September - DAM (Digital Art Museum), Berlin, Germany

Selected group shows:

2013 January - "Embodiments", U Gallery, Stockholm 2011 November - "Pleasure Poster Magazine", Dom Artysty Plastyka, Warsaw 2009 December - Ricart Gellary, Miami, FL, USA September - Deborah Zafman Gallery, Paris 2008 December - Arno Valere Gellary, Miami, FL, USA September - The 10th anniversary of the Sundsvall Photo Museum
May - “Working class hero is something to be”, Avesta Art Biennale, Verket- Museum of Contemporary Art 2007 November - Fahnlaes Gallery, Gothenburg September - “RAW GOO”, Deborah Zafman, Paris September - "Personne/Personalité", M2N Gallery, Paris 2006 October - “Picture it!”, Gallery de Suède, Paris 2004 November - Hype Gallery, Palais de Tokyo, Paris November - Contemporary Art Auction, Million& Associes, Paris 2003 December - FAD, Barcelona, Spain

Selected festivals and art fairs:

March - Art Inn, Contemporary Art Fair, Warsaw April - What you think you become, Warsaw Festival of Art Photography January - I’m abnormal 2- Festival, Abnormals gallery, Poznań 2010 December - I’m abnormal 2- Festival, Abnormals gallery, Berlin 2008 May - “International photo & video Fair”, Carlton Hotel, Cannes May - “Art –DC”, Washington Convention Centre. USA 2006 March - “Art Paris”, Grand Palais, gallery Rive Gauche, Paris 2007 May - “Transphotographiques” International Foto Festival, Lille 2004 November - Les Inattendus, International Contemporary Art Fair, Espace Charenton, Paris May - Third International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Poland

Selected publications:

Furja, may 2012, Poland Pleasure Poster Magazine, Sex issue 2011 Vogue Italy, 2009, photo session of the Paradise Found Collection 2010 Sang Bleu, issue III/VI 2009 Muse magazine, 2009 Playboy Italy, photo session of Betony Vernon, 2009 Photoicon, issue 6 2008 Foto Poland issue 6, 2005, cover Foto Scandinavia, issue 7, 2005, cover Eyemazing, issue nr 1 2004, cover El Pais, la cultura, Spain, 2003

Selected books and catalogues:

Pola, Daniela Droscher, Berlin Verlag, cover Pere&Mere, curator Yves Haddad, Edition de la Martiniere AP ART, Galery Final, Malmo Illusion&Reality, Le livre d‘art Atomic Love, Le livre d‘art Is art dead?, Deborah Zafman Gallery, Le livre d‘art X-posed, Galerie Rive Gauche, Le livre d‘art The Design of dissent, Pockport Publishing Peace Signs-the anti war movement illustrated

Selected social and charity works:

2013 March - "I love my vagina", Sexclusivitaeten, Freuden Salon, Berlin 2010 June - Euro-Pride Project for KPH (Campaign Against Homophobia), various locations including National Museum, Warsaw March - I love my vagina, UFA, Warsaw 2005 January - The biggest in Scandinavia photo auction for the benefit of the Tsunami victims, organized by the Bukowski’s Auction House and the Red Cross at the Kulturhuset, Stockholm “Love sign” in the 10 best sold pictures January - “Verbal Ammunition”, video installation presented on the Smiley World Association & Who’s Next show, Porte de Versailles, Paris 2004 June - Cow Parade, Stockholm, Sweden May - “Peace Signs” inauguration vernissage and auction for Amnesty International, Los Angeles February - “Peace Signs” inauguration vernissage and auction for Amnesty International, London February - “Peace Signs” inauguration vernissage and auction for Amnesty International, Frankfurt 2003 March - Arte contra una Guerra, video projection on buildings, Barcelona

Selected collaborations: 24 hours in Utopia, dogma document realized with Edward Porembny Stranger than Paradise, photo shoot of Paradise found erotic jewels by Betony Vernon Don Giovanni, sets for the Mozart opera by Folkoperan Stockholm Model on various shoots for Ellen von Unwerth Posters and cover art for various artists

Artist's Statement

"I’ve always had a fascination for the psychological aspects of life, the reason behind every deed, the definition of the truth. As in dreams that hide primal desires, my instincts create a form of expression in which by using my body both as the instrument and the canvas on which I project visual representations of my thoughts and emotions, I bring subject, object, and act of creation to unity. Both in my private and professional life I constantly analyse the boarder between subjective and objective, individual and collective; illusion and reality”. Agnieszka Dellfina “In my art I do not try to explore the spectra of artistic colours, nor the density between different materials or surfaces, and I find no interest in playing with perspective or form. My passion lays in a total different artistic expression -my fascination for the playfulness within trends and “isms”, and the gap between fame and misfortune. Although my art often takes a recognisable form, it never strives to copy- to the contrary. After the first impression when coming across any of my works, you will find a playful and intellectual dialogue with different artists and art movements of the past. By using a well-known language of expression I bridge the familiar of the past with the unknown of the present.” Thomas Dellacroix