Chelsea BA Award
Rafał Zajko is a multimedia artist working in sculpture, performance, and costume. Rafał was born in the Polish People's Republic, a year before the collapse of the Berlin Wall. He currently lives and works in London.
Rafał’s body of work incorporates wall-based concrete and steel panels that often contain free-hand embroidered slats. His work deals with themes of monuments, socialist public sculpture and the relationship between the body and technology. Select shows include: Resuscitation, Castor Projects, London (2020), Unputdownable, The White Cubicle, London, Art of Translation, MMAG Foundation, Amman, Jordan and Haptic House, Horse and Pony, Berlin, all in 2018.
Chelsea BA Studio Award
The Chelsea BA Award was a partnership between Acme and Chelsea College (University of the Arts, London), funded by Chelsea Arts Club Trust and Acme, between 2009-17. Aiming to provide a bridge between art school and professional practice, the award included a bursary, rent-free studio space and mentoring programme. Recipients of Acme’s Early Career Awards Programme work from shared studios in order to encourage an environment of peer support and critical dialogue.