Rafal Zajko is a Polish artist currently based in London.
He is a working with a variety of media from sculpture, video, performance, textile, and costume. He often assembles these together as installations. The handmade aspect of his work is particularly important to him. The trace of the hand can be found in the low-fi "hand-made" nature of his films - made through a process of layering, repetitions and re-recording footage taken from the sources as disparate as projectors, super 8 cameras and his mobile phone. But also within his sculptures and costumes whereby the trace of the hand is more directly relating to the process. Finally, it can be found in his performances where the hand is revealed within the body of the performer. His recent body of work incorporates wall-based concrete and steel panels that often contain free-hand embroidery slats. His work deals with themes of monuments, socialist public sculpture and the relationship between the body and technology. Zajko was born in the Polish People's Republic a year before the collapse of the Berlin Wall.
Recent shows include: "Unputdownable" at The White Cubicle, London, “Art of Translation" at MMAG Foundation in Amman, Jordan (2018) and “Haptic House" at Horse and Pony, Berlin (all 2018). He is currently working on forthcoming solo shows at Castor Project in London (June 2018) and Careva Contemporary in Riga (August 2018). http://www.rafal-zajko.com