POLAND-U.S. ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Friday, September 1, 2006 - Thursday, November 30, 2006
26 Greene Street, New York, NY
Admission: free, Subway: A, C, E, N, R, 6, J, M, Z to Canal Street, Tel: 212.334.3347
Hours: Tue.-Sat. 12-6
AGNIESZKA KALINOWSKA, born in Warsaw in 1971, is one of the most versatile, prolific, and original artists of the younger generation. She paints, makes inflatable objects from synthetics, and makes videos, installations, and sculptures from atypical materials (like rubber bands, confetti, paper streamers).
She has been shown widely in group exhibitions throughout Europe, and is becoming well known in the U.S. Her one-person shows include Just a Little Bit More at the Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (2002). This haunting environment of hanging streamers that suggests the aftermath of a New Year's Eve party and only gradually reveals, in clumps of streamers on the floor, what looks like expiring party-goers, was later presented in a major exhibition of Polish women artists called Architectures of Gender at the SculptureCenter in New York in 2003. "Curled into fetal positions or slouched against the wall, Kalinowska's figures, shaped like Louise Bourgeois's recent rag doll sculptures, might be sleeping or they might be dead, but they are undeniably beautiful in their vulnerable material and spiritual state." - Megan Heuer, "Architectures of Gender: Contemporary Women's Art in Poland", The Brooklyn Rail, June-July 2003.
2004 brought Kalinowska's first US solo exhibition to the Arizona State University Art Museum, as well as an individual exhibition at the Zacheta National Art Gallery in Warsaw, and her videos were presented in Brooklyn EUphoria's collage of European video art, curated by Alun Williams of Parker's Box Gallery. She was featured in a two-person exhibition with Artur Zmijewski at Goodnight Tower in Karlskrona, Sweden, in 2005. In 2006 she participated in Videodyssey at Parker's Box in New York and Galerie Anne Barrault in Paris.
Conceived and produced in partnership with the Artist-in-Residence Program of Location One, this project has been generously supported by the Trust for Mutual Understanding, the National Centre for Culture, Poland, and the Polish Cultural Institute, New York, and organized in cooperation with A-I-R at the Centre for Contemporary Art "Ujazdowski Castle", Warsaw, Poland, as part of the POLAND-U.S. ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE EXCHANGE PROGRAM
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