Dellfina Dellert – is a multimedia artist, and a recipient of a grant from the Polish Ministry of Culture and the National Heritage. In her works she explores the innermost areas of human nature, focusing often on sexuality, especially in the context of identity, attached emotions, and self-acceptance. Very often she uses her own body as a medium.
She also works as a journalist, creative producer, screenwriter and social video director. She often collaborates with various human rights and public interest organizations. To promote sexual health and wellbeing, she co-created femmera.com, the first online social networking service for women focused on exploration and development of their sexuality (closed in 2015). Among the supporters were Betty Dodson and Cindy Gallop. She also created and hosted well-known programs for TV, radio and internet on the subject. Currently, she is working on a new television project that hopefully soon we can share information about!
2001-2009 she was working with a Swedish artist, actor, and musician, Thomas Dellacroix. Combining his interest in history with her fascination with human nature, they created their own utopian world, where they balanced on a thin border between reality and illusion. By re-enacting different personalities and historical events they explored subjects like fame, image, and originality – in the context of collective memory and popular culture.
Dellfina has lived and worked in London, Barcelona, Stockholm and Paris. Currently she is based in Warsaw, Poland her home town. She has exhibited her works all over the world.
Dellfina has also published, among her numerous art books, a book co-authored by Andrzej Depko titled “Zbrodnia i seks : Kim są i jak działają przestępcy seksualni?” (“Crime and sex: Who are sex offenders and how do they work?”). In the book, Dellfina interviews the top sexologist in Poland analyzing various types of sexual crimes and the ones that commit them – analyzing real cases creating a compendium of knowledge on the subject.
- Dellfina was a Muse for the Nenukko’s “Full Circle” 10th anniversary collection, premiered at the Tokyo Fashion Week, autumn 2018.
- Dellfina & Dellacroix had a band Dejavu performing English adaptation of Serge Gainsbourg songs. Songs were produced (for real) by an A-list producer, who prefers to remain anonymous.
- Large format self-portraits of Dellfina were used as a stage sets for Don Giovanni, Folk Opera production, Stockholm.
- She was an elite gymnast performing for 9 years artistic gymnastics and acrobatic gymnastics.
“I’ve always had a fascination for the psychological aspects of life, the reason behind every deed, the definition of the truth. Both in my private and professional life I constantly analyze the border between subjective and objective, individual and collective, illusion and reality”. – Dellfina Dellert
Join us for a Online Opening Reception for Dellfina’s exhibition “EMBODIMENTS” broadcasting in our Virtual Museum Auditorium on Sunday, July 12 at 2:00 PM EDT. Participants will take a journey with us from inside of Dellfina’s 3D Virtual Exhibition with commentary by our curators and Dellfina Dellert herself from Warsaw, Polland!
EMBODIMENTS, consists of three parts, created in three consecutive years:
“What you think, you become” (2010, photography),
“A true artist is a real masterpiece” (2011, photography),
“The past has no power over now” (2012, video installation).
“Works included in this project are a manifestation of my journey through various thoughts, emotions and states of mind, after I separated from my partner in life and in art. By using “method acting” techniques and psychomagic practices created by Alejandro Jodorowsky, I have undertaken self-therapy. To bring subject, object, and act of creation into unity, to come as close as possible to the truth, I decided to use my body as a blank canvas on which I projected my thoughts and emotions, documenting at the same time my confrontation with them, and giving them new, personal meaning.” – Dellfina Dellert
A colleciton of works by Dellfina Dellert are available for sale in our Museum Gallery Store.
Dellfina Dellert will be interviewed and a spread of her works will be part of the October 2020 issue of TOROSIETE Magazine.