Ilona Skladzien

Ilona was born in Poland and moved to Dorset in 2013 to live and work. In 2018, she did her MA in Fine Arts at Arts University Bournemouth.

Through adopting diverse drawing and painting techniques in the making of her work, she disrupts and alters the imagery taken from secondary sources, drawing attention to subjects of memory, perception, cruelty and free will.

In her recent practice, Ilona uses content found online, specifically on YouTube, to delve more deeply into questions of objectivity, of our perception and the authenticity of our own memories in regards to moving imagery shown online.

Ilona is also interested in the role technology plays in shaping our understanding of the world and choices we make.


Ilona is a b-side & Dorset Visual Arts Platform Bursary Artist 2020/21




Ilona Skladzien's b-side Portfolio


Platform Bursary Programme 2021

1st November 201920th September 2021

Platform bursaries are aimed at emerging visual artists or established artists interested in exploring new ways of working in a site-responsive/...

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b-side festival 2021

9th12th September 2021

b-side is back, showcasing the very best in contemporary art made in response to the beautiful and intriguing Isle of Portland.