Paulina Olowska

Paulina Olowska, Alphabet, 2005. Performed at the Museum of Modern Art, May 2012. Image courtesy the Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Werner Kalogofsky

Paulina Olowska, Alphabet, 2005. Performed at the Museum of Modern Art, May 2012. Image courtesy the Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Werner Kalogofsky

Paulina Olowska (b. 1976, Poland) lives and works in Rabka-Zdroj, Poland. Within Olowska’s practice, industry, leisure, and socialist symbolism effortlessly occupy the same visual and cultural space. Her realist paintings, drawings, ceramics and collages borrow imagery from Eastern European and American popular culture creating a cross cultural reference that is evident throughout her practice, whilst engaging with the concepts of consumerism, feminism and design.

Recent exhibitions include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA (2016); Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK (2016); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2016); Manifesta 11, Zurich, Switzerland (2016); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania (2016); Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2015); Tate Modern, London, UK (2015); Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal (2014); BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2014); and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2013).