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Bownik, photo courtesy of the artist

He uses the camera to test the limits of visual conventions, to subvert its canons of representation and presumption, in the process creating a photographic form that is both striking and unsettling.

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Krystian "Truth" Czaplicki, Łeba, Poland, 2012

One of the artist's most recognisable works is a deckchair that Truth hung from an iron pipe over a stream close to Wrocław's Grabiszyński Park, west of the city centre.

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Aleksandra Urban, courtesy of the Leto Gallery

Her paintings are a visceral journey into the world of memories and fantasies, where reality takes on the uncanny aspects of a dream - even a nightmare.

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Piotr Krzymowski photographed by Karol Radziszewski

London-based video artist, a graduate of Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design.

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Anna Molska, photo: J. Kinowska / Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuk

Anna Molska's video works are compositionally inspired by abstract geometric forms and often influenced by early 20th century constructivist theatre.

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 Slavs and Tatars, Mother Tongues and Father Throats, 2012, digital print, photo courtesy of the artists / MoMA

They consider themselves "archaeologists of the everyday" as they draw upon deeper layers of meaning exemplified by tradition, custom, performance, language, anthropology and politics.

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Kuba Bąkowski, Installation With Red Compressor And Latex Gloves, 2007, Courtesy of the artist

In Bąkowski's works, relics of contemporary culture are transposed to the status of myth, drawing from the realm of sports, religion, nature, communications and outer space.

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Maria Loboda, site-specific, "Ah, Wilderness" (2010), cedar, pine, birch. Courtesy of Krome Gallery, Berlin

Loboda investigates the connections between material things and the spiritual realm, between rationality and mysticism, employing a vast array of media that escape easy categorization.

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Monika Weiss, photo courtesy of the artist

By using various media the artist tries to find continuity between the present and cultural tradition, between the here-and-now presence and history and memory.

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Bartek Arobal. Source: Caviardage/Flckr

His illustrations are stirring, unsettling, moving - beautiful images that hold an air of melancholy and sadness within.

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Goshka Macuga, photo: Hugo Tillman

An interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in London. She was among the four nominees for the prestigious Turner Prize in 2008.

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Zbigniew Rogalski, Closer (Self-Portrait)

A painter who uses reflections, after-images, film stills and photographs to overlap the image of reality. His works emphasize how optics retain impermanent meaning.

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From "Have You Seen this Person". Source: www.angelikafojtuch.net

A performance artist and creator of video and object-installations; her work features videos with themes of femininity and uses various paradigmatic clichés to describe it.

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Julita Wójcik and the Rainbow, photo: Kuba Dąbrowski / Agencja Gazeta

A performance and installation artist, winner of the Polityka Passport Award for Visual Arts in 2013 for her installation piece Rainbow.

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