Sara Hupas

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I'M LOOKING FOR YOU (fragment), 2017 © sara.hupas
I'M LOOKING FOR YOU (fragment)
I'M LOOKING FOR YOU (fragment)
I'M LOOKING FOR (fragment)
INTERNAL SELF-PORTRAIT, 2010 Straw, Beads, Wooden Slats, Hooks, Lamps, Black Background © sara.hupas
UNDERSTANDING, 2014 Steel Rod, Sponge Recycled, Upholstery Springs, Cord Jute 130x550x150cm © sara.hupas
freeSTANDING, 2015 Sponge Recycled, Upholstery Springs, 4 Mirrors (2x) 427x50x50cm © sara.hupas
CONSONANCE, 2015 Sponge Recycled, Hot Glue, Cord Jute Variable Dimensions © sara.hupas
ASPECT, 2016 Sponge Recycled, Hot Glue 97 Cm, Other Dimensions Are Dependent On The Exposure © sara.hupas
HARVESTING, 2016 Recycled Paper Shredded Into Strips Having A Width 0,6mm Wooden Plate: 1,5x30x30cm Dimension Entirely Adjusted To The Height Of The Room © sara.hupas
SOLUTION, 2015 Cord Jute Variable Dimensions © sara.hupas
REFLECTION , 2015 100 Foil Bags (6x8cm) With The Contents Of A Junk, One Empty Coat Male Inverted Inside Out, Size 48; © sara.hupas
RAPPROCHEMENT, 2015 Glued Cardboard 39,5x28,5x5cm © sara.hupas
MATRIX, 2015 Glued Cardboard 34,5x40x7cm © sara.hupas
ABYSS, 2015 Glued Cardboard 27x25x5cm © sara.hupas
SOURCE, 2014 Aluminum, Mirror, Board 20x21x3,5cm; 1x12cm; 22x22cm © sara.hupas
WHISPERS, 2015 Bronze, Aluminum, Glass: 19x13x14cm; 19,5x11x13cm; 36x26cm © sara.hupas
CLIMBING, 2015 Bronze Cast, Welded Wire 16x33x17cm © sara.hupas
DISCLOSED, 2015 Wooden Slats, Non Woven Fabric, Fishing Line, Steel Wire: (6x)16,5x16,5cm © sara.hupas
FROM CALM WATER TO ROUGH SEA, 2015 Wooden Slats, Non Woven Fabric, Styrofoam Ball: (3x)16x16cm © sara.hupas
EMERGENCE - STEP I, 2014 Iron 15x15cm; 16,5x15cm © sara.hupas
EMERGENCE - STEP II, 2014 Iron, Bee Wax 15x15cm © sara.hupas
EMERGENCE - STEP III, 2015 Bronze, Aluminum 14,5x15cm; 15x15cm © sara.hupas
EMERGENCE - STEP IV, 2015 Bronze, Aluminum 16,5x15,5cm; 12,5x14,5cm + Free Electrons © sara.hupas
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Born in 1987 in Prudnik. Graduated from PLSP in Opole. In the years 2007-2010 student of the Opole Art Institute in the field of Art Education in the Field of Fine Arts. She acquired Bachelor's degree in sculpture under the direction of Prof. Marian Molenda. In 2017 graduated from Cracow Academy of Fine Arts. Diploma in Sculpture Studio IV, conducted by Prof. Józef Murzyn. An annex to the diploma in the Sculpture Workshop in Metal under the direction of Prof. Krzysztof Nitsch and in the Drawing Studio III run by Mrs. Prof. Ewa Janus. 

I’m interested in shaping of matter through the activities of sculpting, from small forms to monumental realizations.

I undertake tasks that are conceptual and experimental. I draw inspiration from phenomena /situation/ and the specific characteristics of matter. I listen to reality and bring up the intricacies contained in it, which I transform into my own language.

In the works I have completed so far, I process the collected materials so as to emphasize their properties as well as to refer to their history or previous function / application. In doing this, I am constantly accompanied by a need of ordering and giving meaning to what man has abandoned and treated as waste.

Although my work is based on abstraction, it contains an emotional element that refers to the human psyche and experience.

I use materials such as recycled sponge and paper, honeycomb cardboard agrotextile, jute rope and more.



  • The 12th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art “Scythia”, Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine;
  • “Forms and matter of the wait”, ART PRIZE CBM, Gallery of the Czech Centres, Prague;


  • Finalists’ exhibition of ART PRIZE CBM, Cripta di San Michele Arcangelo, Turin, Italy;
  • “Wielowątkowość” - the exhibition accompanying the 1st Biennale of Tapestry, Galeria R20, Poznań;
  • “2 Wymiary i Inne”, Galeria Sztuki BWA JATKI, Nowy Targ;
  • “6th International Triennial of Tapestry”, Novi Sad, Serbia;
  • “Młoda Sztuka w Starym Mieście vol III”, Galeria New Era Art, Cracow, PL;
  • 4rth Student Biennale of Small Sculpture Forms, Atrium UA, Poznań, PL;
  • Finalists’ exhibition of the 11th Arte Laguna Prize, Arsenal, Venice;
  • “Materia (ł) & Forma (t)”, Akademia w Bronowicach, Cracow;


  • V International Art Review Alternatywy 33, Ostrów Wielkopolski;
  • “Potok Sztuki”, I Pomorskie Biennale of Young Art, Sopot;
  • exhibition summing up the project STAN, Miejsce X in Opole;
  • “Wielogłos materii”, Gallery “R”, Academy of Fine Arts Sculpture Department in Cracow;
  • “Lubię cukierki, nawet kiedy smakują jak kamyki”, Gallery Razem Pamoja Foundation in Cracow;
  • “Młoda Sztuka w Starym Mieście vol II”, Galeria pod Baranami in Cracow;
  • “Rysunek z Pracowni - Wydzał Rzeźby krakowskiej ASP”, Centre for Contemporary Art Solvay in Cracow;


  • “All-Poland Platform of Academic Cooperation”, Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko;
  • 3rth Student Biennale of Small Sculpture Forms, Galeria Aula, UA - Poznań, Galeria Promocyjna - Cracow, Wrocław;
  • competition exhibition of XV International Iron Casting Workshops, Small Armoury in Gdańsk;


  • competition exhibition of XIV International Iron Casting Workshops, Small Armoury in Gdańsk;


  • open air exhibition (Harenda), Gallery “R”, Academy of Fine Arts Sculpture Department in Cracow;


  • collective project called “?”, 2 FREE ART FEST, MOK in Opole;
  • collective exhibition of landscape paintings (Obsza) “OBSZAr roboczy”, MOK, Opole;


  • “Antyzgnioty”, Drama Theatre in Opole;
  • competition exhibition called “Artistic Index Hestia”, Galeria Aula, Great Armoury in Gdańsk;


  • collective exhibition of landscape paintings (Tuscany), Galeria nad Odrą in Opole;


  •  Finalist of the IV edition of ART PRIZE CBM, Turin, Italy - ASPECT;
  •  Finalist of the 6th INTERNATIONAL TRIENNIAL OF TAPESTRY, Novi Sad, Serbia - DISCLOSED;
  •  Featured Cover Artist through APÉRO Gallery: Fine Art Online Catalogue ‘Belong’, September 2017, California - for the work ASPECT;
  •  3rd Prize in the competition “Ziarnista struktura materii – od Demokryta do Smoluchowskiego” - for the work EMERGENCE - STEP III;
  •  Honorable Mention in the Q2 Art Competition organized by Artist Portfolio Magazine - for the work SOURCE;
  •  Qualified participation in the project SEJSMOGRAF II, organized by the Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery in Cracow;
  •  Honorable Mention in It’s LIQUID International contest - 4th edition 2017;
  •  Second Prize of the 4rth Student Biennale of Small Sculpture Forms in Poznan, PL - for the work SOURCE;
  •  Honorable Mention in the Q1 Art Competition organized by Artist Portfolio Magazine - for the work “Mission”;
  •  Finalist of the 11th ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE competition in Venice, Italy - ASPECT;


  • - 1st place in the competition Abstracts Art Exhibition 2016 organized by Artist Portfolio Magazine;
  • - Scholarship SAPERE AUSO for academic year 2016/2017;
  • - Finalist of the 1st Biennale of Young Art “Potok Sztuki” in Sopot, Poland;


  • - Scholarship SAPERE AUSO for academic year 2015/2016;
  • - Rector’s scholarship for the best students for academic year 2015/2016;
  • - Jan Matejko scholarship in the field of fine arts;
  • - Finalist of the 3rd Student Biennial of Small Form of Sculpture in Poznań;​


  • - 6th Triennial of Tapestry Novi Sad, 2017, ISBN 978-86-85255-08-3;
  • - Create! Magazine issue VI, ISSN 2475-9198;
  • - WOTISART?, September 2017;
  • - WOTISART?, August 2017;
  • - WOTISART?, May 2017;
  • - “4 Studenckie Biennale Małej Formy Rzeźbiarskiej im. prof. Józefa Kopczyńskiego 2017”, UAP, Poznań 2017, ISBN 978-83-63533-12-0;
  • - “11° Arte Laguna Art Prize 16.17”, 25 MARCH/9 APRIL 2017, Finaliste collective exhibitions, Venice, Italy, Arte Laguna 2017;
  • - “Materia[ł] & Forma[t]”, Krakow 2017, ISBN 978-83-65570-60-4;
  • - "V Międzynarodowy Przegląd Sztuki ALTERNATYWY 33", Ostrów Wielkopolski 2016;
  • - Red. Bartłomiej Struzik, “Przestrzeń. Czas. Forma”, Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im.Jana Matejki w Krakowie, 2016, ISBN 978-83-65570-31-4;
  • - “Pracownia Rzeźby IV. Dydaktyka sztuki - sztuka dydaktyki, 10+2 lata działalności Pracowni Rzeźby IV prof. Józefa Murzyna, Krakow 2016;
  • - “I Pomorskie Biennale Sztuki Młodych. Potok Sztuki” catalog of the exhibition-contest, Sopot 2016, ISBN 978-83-942026-3-7;
  • - „Mała Forma/Medal” [w:] „Zeszyt rzeźbiarski / NR 8 /”, Wroclaw 2016, ISSN 2450-8063;
  • - “Studenci Akademii Sztuk Pięknych im Jana Matejki w Krakowie. Prezentacja wybranych prac studentów Wydziału Malarstwa, Rzeźby i Grafiki”, Krakow 2016;
  • - „Indywidualność. Pracownia Rzeźby IV”, Kraków 2016, ISBN 978-83-940660-4-8;
  • - „All-Poland Platform of Academic Cooperation”, Orońsko 2015, ISBN 978-83-64653-06-3;
  • - „III Studenckie Biennale Małej Formy Rzeźbiarskiej im. Prof. Józefa Kopczyńskiego”, Poznan 2015, ISBN 978-83-63533-43-4;
  • - „DOWODY NA SIEBIE - Antologia młodych twórców z powiatu prudnickiego.Literatura sztuki plastyczne”, Opole 2010, ISBN 978-83-903779-9-5;
  • - „Malowany Wschód – VIII Ogólnopolskie Intergracyjne Warsztaty Artystyczne” Tarnogród 2009, ISBN 978-83-910525-2-5;

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