We find inspiration in a world that is always striving to make SUPER more EXTRA.
Who are we?
Superultraextra is a photography and collaborative art duo from Poland, based in Berlin, by Ewa Bold & Patryk Hadas.
Pure fascination with the vision of the SUPER world created by mass media, commercials and pop culture is the basis on which Superultrextra was founded.
Superultraextra isn’t about bragging but observing the world that’s always striving to make SUPER more EXTRA. We’re the kids of the economic transformation time in Poland. Mix of hate and love for the vision of the SUPER world created by mass media, visual language of commercials and pop culture is the basis on which Superultraextra was founded. Superultraextra duo activity is our way to make this “far too sweet cake” easier to digest. We explore an ocean of imperfect dreams about the perfect life. In our art we’re challenging and deconstructing an impact of commercials on everyday life and on the perception of human body.
We are working with different visual media. In our photography we draw on our experience with both traditional art techniques (painting, drawing, silkscreen) and digital ones (animation, graphic design). We are not afraid of failure so we constantly experiment and evolve.
2018/09 – Group Exhibition: “Home sweet home”, Kaunas Photo Festival; M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
2018/01 – Group Exhibition: “Barbarian in the garden”; Schön Palace Museum; Sosnowiec, Poland
2017/01 – Group Exhibition: “Puderpink”; Puderraum; Berlin, Germany
2016 – Projection: Photonic Moments – Month of Photography festival; Ljubljana, Slovenia
2016/04 – Group Exhibition: “Skąd? Dokąd?” – Damian Bąk, Patryk Hadas, Jerzy Rainski; Cracow Gallery Weekend Krakers; Gallery New Era Art; Cracow, Poland
2014 – Group Exhibition: “GESCHOSSEN+GEDRUCKT [SHOT+PRINTED]”; City Galerie Lüdenscheid; Lüdenscheid, Germany
2017 – Publication: Zeit Magazin; Nr 29; 13 Juli 2017; p. 1, 3, 14, 19, 22, 27, 28, 32;
2017 – Publication: “Moneypulation”, FLOUR magazine, issue #1; p. 2–3
2016 – Publication: “Criss cross”; #Photography, The photography magazine; issue #17; p. 22–29
2014 – Publication: THE OPÉRA, Magazine for Classic & Contemporary Nude Photography; Vol. III 2014; p. 78–81; Publishing house Kerber; Bielefeld/Berlin; 2014; ISBN 978-3-86678-991-3
2014 – Silver Prize in Druckerei Seltmann Photo Prize award “The Best unpublished photo series” GESCHOSSEN+GEDRUCKT [SHOT+PRINTED]
Patryk Hadas (b. 1987)
2014 – Master’s degree, Academy of Fine Art in Cracow in Poland; Painting Department; Interdisciplinary studio under care of Z. Bajek.
2013–2014 – Universität der Künste Berlin; ERASMUS Student Exchange; P.Fries’ studio
Ewa Bold (b. 1988)
2012 – Master’s degree, Academy of Fine Art in Cracow in Poland; Graphic Art Department, Animated Film Studio under care of J. Kucia.
Ewa is always asking, but not questioning – she’s asking to find the “point”. She analyzes, approaches from all angles, and takes the perspective of the mythical “other side.” She enjoys dark humor and abstract ideas, and she takes pleasure in reading the comments sections of online articles (especially when she knows they’ll be bad.)
Ewa Bold (b.1988 in Poland) completed her Master’s degree project in an animated film workshop under the care of Jerzy Kucia in Graphic Art Department in the Academy of Fine Art in Cracow in 2012. She’s a laureate of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland scholarship for artists for the year 2012. In addition to Superultraextra, she works as a graphic designer and UI/UX designer. She lives and works in Berlin.
Contact Languages: Polish, English
Patryk can see. He can see the colors, the forms, the beauty of the absurd in silly commercials. He observes but is not judgmental. Popular culture is his oxygen – just like kitsch and boobs. Being a painter helps him forget the limitations of reality. Through his art, he imagines that the impossible is possible.
Patryk Hadas (b. in 1987 in Poland) spent his childhood in Berlin, until the year 2000 when he moved back to Poland with his family. His Master’s degree final project titled “Super World” was completed in Zbigniew Bajek’s interdisciplinary workshop in the Painting Department of the Academy of Fine Art in Cracow in 2014. During his last year of studies he moved back to Germany where he continued to study at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). Now he lives and works in Berlin.
Contact Languages: Polish, German