Agnieszka Polska

Agnieszka Polska was born in 1985 in Lublin, Poland. She lives and works in Berlin and Cracow. Polska graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow and from the Universität der Künste, Berlin. She first began exhibiting her works in Cracow in 2007. Since then she has participated in group exhibitions at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, in 2010 and 2011 and Tate Modern, London, in 2012. Polska won the Grand Prix in the Geppert Award 2011 for her video piece How the Work Is Done.

The specific visual language of Agnieszka Polska’s films has been developed out of animation techniques. Some images are literally taken from or inspired by the art-historical tradition, at other times the filmed image is transformed by animation. Polska combines this visual style with an exploration of narrative possibilities, often focusing on an artist figure, as self-reflection or tribute to largely forgotten Polish avant-garde artists. At the same time Polska’s work is a reflection on a social-societal context which grows out of personalized stories.

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For the PinchukArtCentre Polska has created a new multi-channel film installation which balances between the sculptural impact of the installation and the visual power of her filmic language.