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Agnieszka Kalinowska

B. 1971 in Warsaw; lives in Warsaw. Active in the field of painting, video, sculpture, and installation. Studied at the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań (Poland). She focuses on social problems as seen from the perspective of the individual, often one ostracized or stigmatized. Her objects, made of non-standard materials (straw, paper, string), full of poetry and emotional involvement, comment on social processes. However, her works invariably touch on the abstract and are not as literal as critical art. Particularly characteristic of her output is the use of traditional folk techniques (weaving), thanks to which her works are more authentic and sincere. She is described in Rising! Young Artists to Keep an Eye On!, a book dedicated to young stars of the world’s art scene, recently published by DAAB.

2003 Artist in Residence Civitella Ranieri – Fellowship, Italy
2006 Location One - residence program, New York
2007 Pro Helvetia - residence program, Zurich

Works in Institutional Collections:
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein; http://www.kunstmuseum.li/
FNAC (Fondation National d'Art Contemporain), Paris, France; http://www.cnap.fr/
Zachęta National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland; https://zacheta.art.pl/en
Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland; http://msl.org.pl/en/home.html
National Museum, Gdańsk

Selected solo shows
2017
- It is a life anyway, Austrian Forum of Culture, Warsaw
2016

Watering Hole, CCA Łaźnia, Gdańsk (cat.)
2013
- The Eastern Wall, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw
2012
- Mice & Rats, Krolikarnia, National Museum, Warsaw
2011
- Extinguished Neon Signs, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw
2009
- Draughty House, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK, Vienna
2008
- Night Projection, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw
2007
- ...So is Moscow - Kunstraum Walcheturm, cooperation with Karma International, Zurich
2006
- Before It Will Get Hot, Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Austria Great Scene, Theater Gallery, Uppsala
2005
- Safe, Goodnight Tower (with Artur Zmijewski ), Karlskrona
2004
- Summer Solstice, Platan gallery, Budapest, Hungary
- Personal Doping, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
- Personal Doping, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, USA
2002
- Summer Solstice, Manhattan Gallery, Lodz
- Novart, Festival of Young Art, Krzysztofory Gallery, Cracow
- Just a little bit more, Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw

Selected group shows
2019
- Her Own Way – Female Artists and the Moving Image in Art in Poland: From the 1970s to the Present, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokio
2018
- Imagined Borders, The 12th Gwangju Biennale Exhibition, Korea
Between Salvation and Constitution, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw
Waiting for Another Coming, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
2017
- IX Festival of Art in Public Spaces Open City 2017, Lublin
- The Dynamics of Decline, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw
2016
- Small Sculptural Forms, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw
2015
- Austeria, BWA Sokol, Nowy Sacz
- State of Life. Polish Contemporary Art within a Global Circumstance at National Art Museum of China, Beijing
2014
- 19th Biennale of Sydney
- The Dream of Warsaw, in the framework of: In Polonia cioè dove?, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome
- Wohin verschwinden die Grenzen?, former border crossing, Fratres
- Atlas of Modernity. The 20th and 21st Century Art Collection, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź
2013
- Warsaw: The Day After..., Vartai Gallery, Vilnius
- Politics: I do not like it, but it likes me, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk
2012
- W111, Transmission, Düsseldorf
- Untimely Stories, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź
- Scontrum, Krolikarnia National Museum, Warsaw
- Parekia, Czytelnia sztuki, Gliwice
2011
- Szenarien über Europa, Die Stiftung Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Lipsk
- New Order, Art Stations Foundation, Poznań
- Plundering the Ruins of Reality, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw
2010
- Concrete Things, the forgotten bar / Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin
- Hostipitality. Receiving Strangers, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz
- Ten Years Hunting - The Trophy Room, Parker`s Box, New York
- Things Evoke Feelings, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
2009
- Painting and Its Environs - About the Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder in Vienna, Palacio de Sástago, Zaragoza
- Czego oczy nie widza?, New Polish Video, Anty-fikcje, Muzeum Sztuki MS2, Lodz
- Territory-body, territory as performance, WRO 09 International Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw
2009
- DE-CI DE-LÀ / MEDIA, ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS, Strasbourg
- Presentations of the WRO ART CENTER, Week of Contemporary Art in Lviv, Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, Lviv
2008
- Salon I, Galeri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen
- Life? Biomorphic Forms in Sculpture, Kunstahaus Graz
- L'eredita' del cemento, Polish Institut, Rome, in cooperation with CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
- Mortal Coil, Parker’s box, New York
2007
- System Error - War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena
2006
- DUSK, DIVA MIAMI BEACH O6 - presented by Raul Zamudio, USA
- You Won't Feel a Thing: On Panic, Obsession, Anesthesia and Rituality, Kunsthaus Dresden
- Polyphony of Images - a Night of Cutting-Edge Contemporary Art from Poland, the Consulate General of Poland in New York
- Hot/Cold? Summer Loving, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
- Ideal # 08, Espace Croise, Roubaix, France, curators: Mo Gourmelon, Eric Deneuville Video'appart, Paris
- Punkt rosy, Czarna Gallery in Raster Gallery, Warsaw
- Videodyssey, Parker's Box, New York and Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris
2005
- "(…)", BWA Gallery, Zielona Gora
- Blind date, Sector Reforma Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico, and Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas UNAM, Cuidad de México, Mexico City
- Beyond the red horizon - New art from Poland and Russia, National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow
- Wrong expectation, Darmstadt Kunsthalle
2004
- Beyond the red horizon - New art from Poland and Russia, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
- Far west, near east, Forum Kunst & Architektur, Essen
- Rendez-vous Nova Polska, video, Espace Croise, Center of Contemporary Art, Roubaix
- Blind date, Polish & Mexican artists, Ujazdowski Castle, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw
- Nuit Blanche, Dazibao d'images, Paris
- Palimpsest, Lodz Biennale, Lodz
- Health & Safety, Wyspa Institute of art, Gdansk
- Brooklyn Euphoria, New York
- Affinites electives, Cimaise et Portigue, Center of Contemporary Art, Albi, France
2004
- Videoformes, show of Polish video, Clermont-Ferrand
- Under Red and White Flag. New art from Poland, Estonian Art Museum, Tallinn; Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius; National Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow; CCA Niznyj Nowgorod, CCA Niznyj Tagil
2003
- 5th International Contemporary Art Exhibition „Extra Strong Super Light", The National Museum, Szczecin
- Architectures of Gender: Contemporary Women's Art in Poland, SculptureCenter, Long Iland City, NY
2002
- The Young Are Realists, Really, Ujazdowski Castle, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw
- Space, Institute of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros, Hungary

Bibliography

Draughty House, Agnieszka Kalinowska, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK 2010

Night Projection, Agnieszka Kalinowska, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, 2008

Poland Life? Biomorphic Forms in Sculpture, Kunstahaus Graz L'eredita' del cemento, ISTITUTO POLACCO DI ROMA, cooperation with Ujazdowski Castle, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw

System Error - War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena 2007

You Won't Feel a Thing: On Panic, Obsession, Anesthesia and Rituality, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany, 2006

Hot/cold - Summer Loving, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, 2006

Video'appart, Paris, France, Saison video 2006, Espace Croise, Roubaix, France

Beyond the red horizon - Polish and Russian Contemporary Art, Center of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw and National Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2005

Safe, Karlskrona Konsthall & Blekinge Museum, Godnatt Tower, Karlskrona, Sweden, 2005

Far West Far East - Young Art from Poland, Forum Kunst & Architektur, Essen, Germany Health & Safety, Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk, Poland, 2004

Under Red and White Flag, New art from Poland, Estonian Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia; Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius; National Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow; CCA Niznyj Nowgorod, CCA Niznyj Tagil, Russia, 2004

Affinites electives, Cimaise et Portigue, Center of Contemporary Art, Albi, France, 2004

Personal doping, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw 2003

Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Fellowship 2003, Italy

Architectures of Gender – Contemporary Women`s Art in Poland, Sculpture Center, NYC 2002

Just a little bit more, Agnieszka Kalinowska, Center of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw 2002

Space, Dunaujvaros, Hungary 2002