Index: Ewa Partum
Ewa Partum is a concrete poetry artist, performance artist, filmmaker, mail artist and conceptual artist engaged in linguistic activities in an attempt to discover a new artistic language. Born in 1945 in Grodzisk Mazowiecki near Warsaw.
Ewa Partum studied at the State Higher School of Fine Arts in Lodz from 1963 to 1965. She went on to study in the painting department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw from 1965 to 1970, where earned her diploma through her work in poetry as art.
Since 1969 she has been engaged in linguistic activities in an effort to discover a new artistic language. She has taken part in linguistic actions and installations which have been exhibited both in galleries and outdoors. One example is her meta-poetry, the spilling and spreading of letters through existent or non-existent texts from the history of literature (with some help from the likes of Goethe and Proust). In the early 1970s she produced conceptual installations such as Legality of Space (1971) and Breakfast on the Grass - after Eduard Manet (1971), as well as poetic actions and interventions in public spaces (Area for Poetic License (1971) and Metapoetry (1972)). In 1972 she founded "Adres" in Lodz, one of the most significant galleries of mail art and art theory; she managed it until 1977, showing, among other artworks, documentation from the Fluxus group.