Jan Siemion

author biographical note degree piece

I guess everyone used to feel like a character from the favourite film or at least played them in their mind’s eye. B Team incorporates scenes from famous films in order to present a student of the Academy in Warsaw struggling with his degree piece, with tongue in cheek. In this way, I have attempted to show the specificity of both student community at the Academy, and the Academy itself – not without elements of absurd.

In the film fragments of the following films have been used: Man of IronMonty Python and the Holy Grail, A Fistful of Dollars, Rambo.


Directed by: Jan Siemion

Photography: Mariusz Gragarski, Jan Siemion

Editing and production: Jan Siemion

Cast: Jan Kosiński, Jakub Kiendyś, Kuba Foreman, Jan Siemion

(born 1985)
Studies at the Faculty of Media Art of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (first-cycle 2010–2013, second-cycle 2013-2016). Scholarship from the ZAiKS Fund for Promotion of Creativity (2013). Participant of group exhibitions, including Razem – redefinicja miejsca [Together – redefinition of the place] (also a project presenting achievement of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Pedagogical University in Kraków, and Łódź-based HEIs: Academy of Fine Arts, University of Technology and Film School), Wi-Ma, Łódź (2014), Hommage à Chełmoński, Test Gallery, Warsaw (2014), exhibition accompanying the competition  Art Confrontations – Warsaw 2016. Drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, Test Gallery, Warsaw (2016).