Obsolete Oath
Cast Iron, 2014
11 x 3,5 x 2 cm

Obsolete Oath is an iron cast sculpture that reveals how out-of-date and harmful FGM practice it. In order to create a piece in cast iron, the matter needs to be heated up to about 1200 degrees Celsius and then the hot lava is poured into the mould in order to create the final piece. Once ready, the final piece can be changed by using grinders and specialised tools. The process of making the piece reflects the process of building up a tradition and showing the difficulties of changing something that has been impregnated into cultures and societies. It shows that changes are necessary and we shouldn’t be discouraged if they happen slower than we would like them to.


Artist Bio
Aga Tamiola is a Polish multimedia artist working out of Berlin and London.  Her geographical and linguistic misplacement led her to focus on the aspects of loss, identity and belonging in the context of globalisation and new technologies. Aga explores mutability of matter in sculptural assemblages fusing materials and processes.

A very important part of Aga’s practice is collaboration. She looks for spaces to explore her own ideas in dialogue and experiments with others. In 2013, she co-founded the sonic arts collective Random Order. In 2014, she started questioning the breakthrough discoveries of neuroscience through performances, readings, screening and object making in the audio-visual project, 'Emergency Kit for Neuroskeptics'.

[2014] ‘Bureau of Memories; Archives and Ephemera’ – Hierarchy Gallery, Washington, DC
‘The BRAIN’ – New York Hall of Science, New York City
‘Scale Factor’ – The Guesthouse Project, LFTT Library, Cork
'Summer Exhibition' – London Printmaking Studio, London
USAP (Urban Solar Audio Plant) – C60/Collaboratorium, Berlin
'Emergency Kit for Neuroskeptics' ­ – The Guest House Project, Cork, Ireland
'Little Experiment' – Polish Social and Cultural Association, London
‘Sonic Vigil 8’ – National Sculpture Factory, Cork, Ireland
‘sound.art event’ – The Tin Tabernacle, London
‘Sound Thought 2014’  – Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow

 [2013] ‘What Does the Internet Sound Like?’ – STRESS FM, Lisboa, Portugal
‘Noise & Whispers’  – GV Art, London
‘Sound and Sea - Polish Arts Festival’ – Royal Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea UK
‘BE OPEN Sound Portal’ – Chelsea School of Art, Hopkins Parade Ground, London
‘Degree Show One’ – Central Saint Martins, London
'The Print Making Show'  – the Concourse Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London
'The Oblivion' – the Printworks Gallery, Shoreditch, London
‘Encounters Between Art + Science’ – The British Library, London
‘Nomad Lab Play Black Maria’ – Kings Cross, London

 [2012] 'Fine Art Auction' – Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London
'Lost' – Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamstead
'Nervous Encounter' – Old Fire Station Gallery, Oxford
‘Art + Science: Think Twice’ – The Biscuit Factory, London
‘Experiments, Interim Exhibition’ – Byam Shaw School of Art, London

[2011] 'Fine Art Exhibition' – City Lit Gallery, London

MA Art and Science, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London    2011 – 2013
MA (Hons) Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw, Poland                               2003 – 2006
BA English Philology, University of Szczecin, Poland                                              1999 – 2002

[2014] ‘Spirituality, Culture, Myth, Art and Nature’, UNESCO UK MAB Urban Forum, Oct, Sandwell
The Guest House Project, May, Cork; interdisciplinary project 'Emergency Kit for Neuroskeptics'
IRON-R2, National Sculpture Factory, April, Cork; Cast Iron workshop; Invited International Artist
[2013] Nomad Lab, Jan –June, Central Saint Martins, London; sound research/making project
[2012] Shortlisted for Royal Free Hospital Art Commission, London

[2014] MORE THAN PROFIT: TRY IT, HE Social Enterprenuership Award, UnLtd & University of the Arts London
Honorary Mention for the Originality of Display, 'The Little Experiment', POSK, London
[2013] ‘Go and See: Art Party’ - a-n Art Writing Bursary Recipients; Random Order
'Art Writing: Glass Skills - Exploring the Fusion of Art and Technique' - a-n Bursary Recipient