Zofia Lipecka, born in Leczyca, Poland in 1965, lives and works in Paris. Lipecka studied art history at the Sorbonne and painting at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts. Her early paintings express the feeling of harmony between nature and human culture.
In the 90’s after a two year stay in New York, she explores installations with mirrors and focuses on the dark sides of civilisation. In 2001, Zofia Lipecka learns about Poles participating in the extermination of Jews during the second world war in a small town named Jedwabne. She decides to perpetuate the memory of the Shoah in her art. The video installation After Jedwabne (2002) is a turning point.
In 2004 Lipecka initiates the Treblinka Project a work in progress that marks her return to painting, and particularly to landscapes. Treblinka is one of the six death camps located on Polish soil. Starting with the Treblinka Project, the artist, as if distancing herself from the epicenter, creates a geography of memory: surroundings of Treblinka, Oswiecim (Auschwitz), Drancy, Deutschland and Wannsee - the place where the final solution was decided in 1942.
Since 2014, Lipecka’s paintings not only bear the mark of the Shoah, but also address contemporary issues such as: global warming, relationships between human beings and nature or the future of the Planet. Albite creating a singular language including image, text and signs, however the artist does not overlook the importance of desire and beauty.