Agnieszka Polska

1985 · Poland

Artist biography

Agnieszka Polska is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Poland, like other renowned artists such as Lukas Glinkowski, Marcin Zarzeka, Druga Grupa (Lesław Janicki), Alicja Bielawska, and André Príncipe. Agnieszka Polska was born in 1985.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Multiple galleries around the world represent and exhibit Agnieszka Polska's work, including galleries in countries like Austria, the United States, and Germany. Galleries include Georg Kargl Fine Arts in Vienna, Overduin & Co. in Los Angeles, as well as Zak | Branicka in Berlin. Agnieszka Polska's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Nature as Culture, Culture as Nature at Georg Kargl Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria. The exhibition was open from 27 June 2019 until 30 August 2019. Agnieszka Polska's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Condo Shanghai 2019 (12 July 2019 - 17 August 2019) at AIKE in Shanghai and SHE DEVIL XI (06 March 2019 - 17 April 2019) at Studio Stefania Miscetti in Rome. Agnieszka Polska's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called SHE DEVIL XI and took place at Studio Stefania Miscetti in Rome, Italy from the 06 March 2019 to 17 April 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Agnieszka Polska

Born in 1985, Agnieszka Polska's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a divisive public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a influential idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this agenda.

Agnieszka Polska

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