Art Exhibition: “Follow the Chameleon”
By Ewa Potocka
Opening: 7 PM, Friday, 10/25
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha
Continues daily 4-6 PM through Nov. 7
“Follow the chameleon refers to the famous quote from The Matrix, “follow the white rabbit.” Following a chameleon is an entry into my Moroccan immersion like in some type of Matrix. “Chameleon” refers to my paintings about women in Morocco who disappear as if they were part of the decoration inside the home, or other paintings inspired by Morrocan and African culture. There are a questions about the process of adaptation living in a different culture, through cultural shock, like a chameleon’s way of camouflaging itself, hidden in the background. There are questions about the freedom of women who disappear in their home. “
“The title “Follow the Chameleon” is inspired by the chameleon, which has a magical way of transformation and adaptation, an inspiration for a discussion and interpretation of my exhibition. This beautiful creature will take part in the exhibition in a specially designed art installation.”
Ewa Potocka, born in 1977, is a Polish artist living in Morocco since 2013. She got her Ph.D. in Intermedia Art from the Fine Art Academy in Cracow, Poland in 2010. Painter, printmaker, video artist, and art-gamemaker she was founder of feminist net-art group “Grzenda.pl”, and created the first artistic internet VR game in Poland. She was a lecturer at the University of Humanities and Economics in Lodz and the Fine Art Academy in Cracow, Poland. Her work experience also includes graphic design, UI design, UX design, video editing, animation, illustration and publications. As an intermedia artist she shows her work in individual and collective exhibitions in Europe, USA and Canada.