Agnieszka Polska (b. 1985) lives and works in Berlin. The artist’s visually powerful explorations of fictionalised histories or half-forgotten figures of the Polish avant-garde, are usually situated somewhere between technology, and political and religious ideology. Her works sit at the boundary of the past and present, digitality and reality. Polska’s video works and installations employ found material and computer-generated media which she subjects to subtle interventions, creating uncanny yet familiar environments that address sociopolitical issues and challenge viewers to examine their own perceptions of the world.
Polska studied at the Faculty of Arts of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, at Faculty of Graphic Arts of Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, and in the class of Hito Steyerl at University of the Arts in Berlin.
Selected solo exhibitions include: A Bonobo Looks at a Butterfly, a Black Moon Eclipses the Sun, Dawid Radziszewski, Warsaw (2023), The Thousand-Year Plan, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland (2021), The Burrow, Neuer Kunstverein, Vienna, Austria (2019) and The Demon’s Brain, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Berlin, Germany (2018). Selected group exhibitions include: My Last Will, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg (upcoming), FOOD AGE, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy (2023), Baltic Triennial 14: The Endless Frontier, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania (2021) and VIVA ARTE VIVA, 57th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (2017).