Born and raised in Stargard, Poland, Aga Tamiola is a multimedia artist living and working out of Berlin and London. Her geographical and linguistic displacement ledher to focus on a visual reflection on the aspects of loss, identity and belonging in the context of globalisation and new technologies. Aga’s nomadicapproach to explore mutability of matter manifests itself in sculptural assemblages fusing materials and processes.
In her most recent series, “Vanishing Voices”, Aga reflected on the relationship between thought, language,geography, and culture by conducting a series of nonfigurative experiments highlighting similarities and differences among the languages of the Arctic Circle. This multimedia series was the beginning of a material exploration for Aga. While observing stages of dying languages, she developed an audio-visual language to depict the linguistic processes involved. She applied avariety of materials spanning from textile, plaster and plastic to metal and glass. At this stage she discovered the human body from a sculptural perspective, which coincided with an awareness of the sculptural qualities of sound waves. This led to the human voice coming to the forefront of her installations, sound pieces and performances.
A very important part of Aga’s practice is collaboration. She looks for spaces to explore her own ideas in dialogue and experiments with others. In 2013, she co-founded the sonic arts collective Random Order. In 2014, she started questioning the breakthrough discoveries of neuroscience through sonic storytelling, performances, screenings and object making in the audio-visual project, Emergency Kitfor Neuroskeptics.