Katarzyna Depta-Garapich is a visual artist based in London and through her work she explores the relationship between art and utility. Those investigations examine ‘use value’ of art, the intersection of art and society, re-emergence of collective approaches to art making, artistic work and rediscovery of the rural seen from perspective of complex contemporary gender dynamics. In her sculptural studio work she often plays on contradiction between ‘useful’ and ‘useless’ and involves found materials or objects that lost their functionality through dismemberment. Her practice takes a variety of forms including sculptural objects, site-specific installations or performative gestures, collaborations and curatorial projects.

Currently she is a practice-led PhD candidate at the Slade School of Fine Arts. She studied sculpture at Wimbledon College of Art (BA 2010) and at the Slade (MA 2012). Residencies include: Grizedale Arts Artist Re-orientation, Lawson Park, Cumbria (2013); Henrietta Barnett School, London (2014), Tatra Museum, Zakopane, Poland (2019), Grymsdyke Farm, Buckinghamshire (2019). In 2015 she curated Karen Guthrie and Grizedale Arts project House of Ferment for ArtBoom Festival, Kraków, Poland. Selected exhibitions include: Matter of the Anthropocene, Centrala Gallery, Birmingham (2020); Simple Gestures, BWA Katowice, Poland (2020); Re-Domesticated, Grymsdyke Farm, Buckinghamshire (2019); Handiwork, Władysław Hasior Gallery, Zakopane, Poland (2019); Near Thing, APT Gallery, London (2018).


From 2017

Practice-led PhD

The Slade School of Fine Art UCL London



The Slade School of Fine Art UCL London


MA Fine Art Sculpture

The Slade School of Fine Art UCL London


BA Fine Art (First Class Hons)

Wimbledon College of Art UAL London


MA History of Art

Jagiellonian University Kraków Poland


Selected Exhibitions and Events


Melancholia, Freud Museum, London UK

Matter of the Anthropocene, Centrala Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Simple Gestures, BWA Katowice, Poland, curated by Marta Lisok


Matter of the Anthropocene, Mathare Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya

Comfort Zone, project shown at Second Colleex Workshop, Cieszyn, Poland, supported by Malcolm Hughes Research Bursary and and the Jean Spencer Memorial Bursary

Re-Domesticated, Grymsdyke Farm, Buckinghamshire, UK, supported by Polish Culture Institute London

Visions of Protest. Blake the March, The Slade School of Fine Art UCL London

Sharing Borders, The Slade Research Centre UCL London, supported by London Arts and Humanities Partnership

Handiwork, Władysław Hasior Gallery, Zakopane, Poland

One Hundred Sheep, Tatra Museum, Zakopane, Poland


Arte Util Working Group, Calthrope Projects, London, UK, supported by London Arts and Humanities Partnership

Near Thing, APT Gallery, London, UK

Little Clown, My Heart, Arthouse1, London, UK


Village Table, Coniston Institute, Lake District, Cumbria, UK

House of Ferment, ArtBoom Festival, Kraków, Poland, supported by Polish Culture Institute London, KBF and Arts Council England

House of Ferment, Science Gallery London, supported by Arts Council, England

Unexpected Encounters: Katarzyna Depta-Garapich and Stanisław Wejman, Belmacz Gallery, London, UK


Colouring the Invisible, curating Julia Vogl project, ArtBoom Festival, Kraków, Poland


In Paradisum, Richmix Cinema, London, UK

Threadneedle Prize 2012, Mall Galleries, London, UK

Subject to Change. Perspectives from UK Based Polish Artists, Kursaal Space, Southend on Sea, UK

Videoooooh, The Slade Research Centre UCL UK

Polish Contemporary Artists Film Screenings, Richmix Cinema, London, UK

Modern Madonna’s, St George’s Arts Centre, Esher, Surrey, UK


Deep Cuts/Last Measures, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich, London, UK

Print and Design Now!, SW1 Gallery, London, UK curated by Julia Alvarez

Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Gallery, London, UK and touring nationwide, selected by Iwona Blatzwick, Rachel Whiteread and Tim Marlow

Bloomsbury Festival, London, UK


Volume and Void, Wimbledon College of Art Sculpture Studio, London UK

Taking a Line for a Walk, Sculpture Project Space, Wimbledon College of Art, London, UK, selected and curated by Soraya Rodriguez

YPA, Metal Gallery, Southend on Sea, UK


Dimensions of the Present Moment, The Tunnel Gallery, Tonbridge, UK



Grymsdyke Farm, Buckinghamshire, UK

Tatra Museum, Zakopane, Poland


Artist Re-Orientation Residency, Grizedale Arts, Lake District, Cumbria, UK

2013 - 2014

Artist in Residence, Henrietta Barnet School, London, UK


Merz Barn, Lake District, Cumbria, UK



Art and the Rural Imagination, speaker; Arts University Bournemouth in partnership with The Tree Houses, New Forest, UK


The use-ful-less-ness of the experiment. Anthropology and the Assembly of the Unexpected, speaker; Second Colleex Workshop, Cieszyn, Poland

Sharing Borders, co-organiser; The Slade School of Art, UCL, London, UK


Inter-Nation, speaker; European Artistic Network, Grad Cam, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland

Impacts of Gender Discourses, Polish Politics, Society&Culture, speaker; SSEES, UCL, London, UK


In Search of Public Space, seminar and book launch of Where the Beast is Buried by Joanna Rajkowska, speaker; SSEES, UCL, London, UK hosted by eMigrating Landscapes