ABOUT



karolina.kowalska.studio (a) gmail.com

Kowalska's recent works have employed photography, light, and installation as a means to explore the power of illusion and manipulation in photography, and to shed light upon that which is rendered invisible.


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Karolina Kowalska — artist and designer, born 1978 in Kraków. Works with light, site-specific installations, objects, photography and video. She creates lightboxes and space arrangements using photography and projections. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Graphic of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (1997-2002). She also studied Film and Animation in Hogeschool Gent. She was invited for artistic residency in Forum Stadtpark — Graz. (2006). In 2007 she achieved a Ministry of Culture creative grant. In 2010/2011 she was invited for a Artist-in-Residence program in Location One in New York City, organized in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. Since 2009, she has been a aparticipant of Artist Pension Trust / Berlin. In 2010 she was a laureate of the scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage //Young Poland//. She is a contributor in Amateur Cities and in Ladies, Wine & Design // Krakow. Lives and works in Krakow.
Her works have been collected in Artist Pension Trust / Berlin Collection, MOCAK Collection and Bunkier Sztuki Collection.



Karolina Kowalska — artystka i projektanka (ur. 1978 w Krakowie). Zajmuje się głównie projektowaniem światła, instalacji site- specific, obiektów, fotografii i wideo. Tworzy lightboxy i aranżacje przestrzeni, wykorzystując do tego fotografie i projekcje. Jest absolwentką Wydziału Grafiki Akademii Sztuk Pięknych w Krakowie (1997-2002). Studiowała również w Hogeschool Gent na wydziale filmu i animacji. W 2006 została zaproszona do programu rezydencjalnego w Forum Stadtpark — Graz.. W 2007 roku otrzymała stypendium Ministerstwa Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego. Od 2009 roku uczestniczy w programie Artist Pension Trust / Berlin. W 2010/2011 roku przebywała na rezydencji artystycznej w Location One w Nowym Yorku, organizowanej we współpracy z Instytutem Adama Mickiewicza. Jest laureatką stypendium artystycznego Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego //Młoda Polska// (2010).
Współpracuje z Amateur Cities and i Ladies, Wine & Design // Krakow. Mieszka i pracuje w Krakowie.
Jej prace znajdują się w kolekcji Artist Pension Trust/Berlin Collection, Kolekcji MOCAK-u i kolekcji Bunkra Sztuki.


solo shows



2018 NICE // ONE POSTER GALLERY, BLURB STUDIO, Kraków
2018 BUDGET TRAVEL, OFF FRAME Contemorary Art Gallery, Kraków
2010 PHOTOGRAPHS, EYES ON – Photography Month, Polish Cultural Institute, Vienna
2009 RELOAD, Zona Sztuki Aktualnej, Łódź
2008 ARTinCINEMA, Pod Baranami Cinema, Kraków
2006 RISK MANAGEMENT, Museum Folkwang / RWE Turm, Essen*
2006 CRASH TEST, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Kraków*
2005 LAMPSHADES FOR NEON BULBS, Employment Office, Kraków
2004 AN UNEXPECTED BREAKDOWN OF THE ADVERTISING MARKET, Galeria Potocka, Kraków
2004 MAKRO, Nova Gallery, Kraków
2004 GOD MODE, project in public space, SARP, Kraków


group shows



2018 MEETING WITH ARTISTS, OFF FRAME Contemorary Art Gallery, Kraków
2017 ARTISTS FROM KRAKOW: THE GENERATION 1970–1979, MOCAK, Kraków*
2017 140 BEATS PER MINUTE / RAVE, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
2017 MOCAK AT CRACOW GALLERY WEEKEND KRAKERS, Kraków
2016 L’ARTE DIFFERENTE: MOCAK AL MAXXI, National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome
2016 QUOTES FROM THE COLLECTION, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Kraków
2016 140 BEATS PER MINUTE, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw at the Open’er Festival, Gdynia
2015 WORKS FROM THE MOCAK COLLECTION on Krakow Live Festival
2014 INSTALLATION OR OBJECT? MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Kraków
2014 ART IS FREEDOM, Lviv Palace of Arts, Lviv*
2013 ECONOMICS IN ART, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Kraków*
2013 MADE IN… NATIONAL ARCHITECTURE, Westival Sztuka Architektury, SARP, Szczecin
2013 FREEDOM, Garaż, Kraków
2011 INSPIRATIONS, International Festiwal of Visual Art, Szczecin*
2011 IN THE MAKING, Location One, New York
2010 MEDIATIONS, Szara Gallery, Cieszyn
2010 EAST GOES EAST, Studio Gallery, Budapest
2010 JPG_TXT with EAST GOES EAST artists, Cambridge, UK
2010 NAUGHTY, HattyúHáz Galéria, Pécs*
2010 EAST GOES EAST, Norwich University College of the Arts + OUTPOST Gallery, Norwich*
2009 20 FLASHES of FREEDOM, Instytut Sztuki Wyspa, Gdańsk
2009 SLEEPING IS NOT A SIN, Nowy Teatr, Warszawa
2009 TRAVEL AGENCY, ZONA Sztuki Aktualnej, Łódź
2009 ART BOOM, art in public space, Kraków*
2009 ART IN CINEMA, Kino LAB, CSW, Warszawa
2009 ART IN CINEMA ON TOUR, Kino Charlie, Łódź, Kino CSW, Toruń
2008 POLENFIEBER, Kino Passage, Leipzig
2008 STRIKE BACK, ON Gallery, Poznań
2008 ART IN CINEMA, Art Stations Foundation, Poznań
2008 SURVIVAL 6, The District of Four Religions, Wrocław*
2008 MY MOTHER IS NOT BLESSED, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Kraków*
2008 BLANKY PERFECT SUMMER, Vertexlist, New York
2008 OK!WYSPIAŃSKI, Muzeum Stanisława Wyspiańskiego, Kraków*
2007 NOTES Nr.3 (Aufzeichnung Nr.3), Atelier Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main*
2007 NOTES Nr.2 (Aufzeichnung Nr.2), Artpol Gallery, Kraków
2007 YOUNG EUROPEAN CREATION, Institute of Polish Culture, Paris*
2007 INDUSTRIAL ART, MCK Gallery, Mysłowice
2007 KA DE OS, Kunsthaus Erfurt
2007 NOTES Nr.1 (Aufzeichnung Nr.1), Atelier Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main
2007 REKONESANS OF PAINTING, GCK, Katowice*
2007 MASH AND THE WRONG COLLECTION, feat MARIOS, ArdBia Gallery, Galway
2007 WOMEN’S DAY, Teatr Nowy, Kraków
2007 GALLERY FOR WINTERTIME, Zak Gallery, Berlin
2006 COVER TO UNCOVER, MARIOS LEFT TANKER, Tokyo*
2006 WHAT IS GOING TO BE WITH US, Galeria Potocka, Kraków
2006 ADAPTION – THE ART OF ADJUSTMENT, Zak Gallery, Berlin*
2006 POLISH-GERMAN INSTITUTE FOR SPACE TRAVEL, Pauza Gallery, Kraków
2006 WOMEN’S DAY, Piękny Pies club, Kraków
2005 ATTENTION! POLAND IS COMING, e-werk, Weimar
2005 HUNTING FOR OBJECTS, 4 Biennale of Photography, Arsenał Gallery, Poznań*
2005 K. KOWALSKA, M. MARKIEWICZ, J. SIMON, Galeria Potocka, Kraków
2005 WHERE WE ARE, Old Brewery Gallery , Poznań*
2004 UNTITLED TM, Center of Polish Sculpture, Orońsko*
2004 JUNG ART-ATTENTIVE, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Kraków*, Lille
2004 AVAILABLE ART, Gallery Sheik Yerbouti, Kraków
2004 DIALOG LOCI, project in public space, Kostrzyn
2004 WOMEN’S DAY, Lokal Gallery, Kraków
2004 BOYS AND GIRLS, Zachęta National Art Gallery, Warszawa*
2003 SELF-SERVICE, nomination for International Media Art Award 2003: Constructed Life – Scenarios of Fiction among computer games, cyber-sex, nanobytes and robotic arts, ZKM Karlsruhe*
2003 PATTERN, Fabryka Trzciny-Warszawa, club RE, Kraków, Festival UNSOUND 03, Festival Intimacy Beyond Media 03, Firenze*
2003 CITIZEN, Lokal Gallery, Kraków
2003 ANATOMY OF MOMENTS, Polish Institute, Stockholm*
2002 ANT-HILL, Pałac Sztuki, Kraków


*with catalogue


ONE POSTER GALLERY
BLURB STUDIO, Krakow
26.10.2018
www.blurbstudio.com

BUDGET TRAVEL
OFF FRAME GALLERY, Krakow
19.01.2018 - 08.02.2018
www.off-frame.com

ARTISTS FROM KRAKOW:
THE GENERATION 1970–1979
MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art
in Krakow
20.10.2017 - 01.04.2018
mocak.pl

140 BEATS PER MINUTE // RAVE
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
22.07.2017 – 27.08.2017
artmuseum.pl



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Residency in Location One // New York, NY
09.2010 - 02.2011
location1.org

with a support of "Młoda Polska" grant,
The Polish Cultural Institute in New York, NY
the a-i-r laboratory at the Centre
for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle
in Warsaw, Poland, and
Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York, NY



Works in APT Collection
Berlin Collection since 2009
mutualart.com













strona zrealizowana przy pomocy finansowej Ministerstwa Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego - ze srodków Funduszu Promocji Twórczosci / 2007