Alicja Kwade

Alicja Kwade (born 1979) lives and works in Berlin.

“Right now we are sitting on a spinning sphere somewhere in the universe, which is rotating at 3600km per hour. It’s so absurd, so all the rest is kind of funny!”

Alicja Kwade’s work investigates and questions the structures of our reality and society and reflects on the perception of time in our everyday life. Her diverse practice is based around concepts of space, time, science and philosophy, takes shape in sculptural objects, video and even photography. In 2017 she participated in the 57th Venice Biennale “Viva Arte Viva” curated by Christine Macel and in the Aros Triennale “The Garden – End of Times; Beginning of Times, #3 The Future” in Aarhus. Kwade has been selected for the 2019 Roof Garden Commission for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Her work is included in the following collections: Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany; Boros Collection, Berlin, Germany; Burger Collection, Hong Kong, China; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Coppel Collection, Mexico; Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart, Germany; European Patent Office, Munich, Germany; K11 Foundation, Hong Kong, China; LACMA, Los Angeles; MACBA Collection, Barcelona, Spain; Mudam, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg; Mumok Foundation Ludwig, Vienna, Austria; Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China.

 

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