The Laundry Collective, common meeting photodocumentation, 2021, Prostor39, Prague, Czech Republic, photo by The Laundry Collective
The Laundry Collective was created in the winter of 2019–2020 through a three-month residence for women in need at the gallery INI Prostor in cooperation with the Jako doma –Homelike organization and initiated by artist Magdalena Kwiatkowska. The collective’s work is inspired by feminism and the idea of art as a democratic space in which everyone can express themselves and where experiences that otherwise remain isolated in society, with differing levels of visibility or audibility, are grouped equally. Members of the collective engage in writing, drawing, and filmmaking and together bring attention to the problems of the stereotypical depictions of people undergoing social hardship.
The Laundry Collective completed an artistic residency held in 2022 in Prague in the framework of the tranzit.cz / Biennale Matter of Art project Center and Periphery: Cultural Deserts in Eastern Europe, funded by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (EEA and Norway Grants) in the program Culture. The residency resulted in the creation of a new work that was exhibited at the second edition of the Biennale Matter of Art 2022 in Prague.