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The Polish LGBT Lobby
kinship and distance
cherry stones
obscene carbon
of ice and sky
we set fire to the sea
life does not frighten me
SVLBRD
albedo
eye for an eye
boat
plane
waterfall
storm
The Great Flood 7209
prayers
yellow sky
[untitled]
soundtrack
piernik
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carbon powder in acrylic medium on board
midnight sun // residency on Svalbard
residency in Roja, Latvia
A0 pentaptych
Shh.. my child, I will make your love eternal
When the ice is gone, we are left in the dark.

Albedo is the reflection coefficient of a surface, it indicates how much energy coming from the...

a word cloud out of comments people leave below articles about the shoot-on-sight policy at the Kaziranga National Park...
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happening
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church prayers typed from memory using a faulty typewriter
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four short 6-screen videos
soundtrack to a taxi journey
table, gingerbread, framed photo, writing on a wall
I am an artist, storyteller and researcher, working in the fields of philosophy and cultural studies. Through my work I engage with the relationships between the human and the nonhuman and the politics and ontologies of this division, the feral, entangled and troublesome natures. I regularly present my research at conferences and have written about the feral Anthropocene, body technicisation, hybrid ontologies, and nature conservation after the end of Nature.

I was born in Warsaw, Poland, have a BA Hons in Fine Art from Bath School of Art and Design and an MA in Philosophy from Warsaw University. I spent a year at Goldsmiths working on a project about the politics of bark beetles in the Białowieża Forest and in 2020 I've been invited as a Visiting Predoctoral Fellow to the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. Complementary to my art practice, I am working on a doctoral project at the Institute of Philosophy, Warsaw University, titled Nature in Polish visual arts after the year 2000 - a philosophical analysis. I'm a member of the New Alphabet School project at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. Please note I publish my academic work as Agata Kowalewska.

You can find more information about my research projects here and here my full CV.

I live and work in Berlin and Warsaw.





Chosen recent and upcoming shows/residencies/projects:


2021 // Turning The Tides [forthcoming]

2020 // Sofia Art Week, Bulgaria

2020 // We set fire to the sea. Toxic glowing algal blooms in the Baltic in "Feral Atlas: The More-than-Human Anthropocene", ed. A. Tsing, J. Deger, A. Saxena, F. Zhou, Stanford University Press

2020 // [postponed] Ship of Opportunity project in collaboration with Hawila Project

2020 // Wild Wild Æst @ Æther Haga, The Hague

2020 // [postponed] The Åland Archipelago Guest Artist Residence

2019 // Turning the Tide - two-week sailing journey on the Baltic with Hawila, collaborating with artists, scientists and activists, working around the issues of climate change and sustainability, funded by Erasmus+

2019 // solo show @ Fritz Session: The Future of Our Climate, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin

2018 // residency @ Roja Art Lab, Roja, Latvia

2018 // residency @ Galleri Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Svalbard

2018 // x-temporary.org online residency

2018 // Hive, Theatre Delicatessen, London

2018 // Hive, Little Red Creative Studios, Luton

2018 // Nasty Women Liverpool, Constellations, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

2018 // Beaudroit, Engelman, Lestas by art.earth, Dartington

2017 // STOMACH, Hoxton Arches, London

2017 // DAR Digital Artist Residency

2017 // Albedo featured in Novelty Magazine #7



Funding/ grants:

2020-2021 //Primary Investigator of research grant "Nature in Polish visual arts in the years 2000-2020 – a philosophical analysis". Etiuda 8, Narodowe Centrum Nauki

2018-2019 // Primary Investigator of research grant "Land Art And The Posthumanist Turn In Aesthetics" DSM 117900/14

2018 // Svalbard project is supported by a bursary from a-n The Artists Information Company and the Warsaw University

2018 // Residency @ Roja Art Lab is supported by the State Culture Capital Fund of Latvia and the Warsaw University

2018 // Hive commission is supported by Luton Arts Fund

2014-2016 // Scholarship for best PhD candidates, Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw

2015-2016 // Primary Investigator of research grant "Aesthetics of hybrid bodies" funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education

2014-2015 // Co-Investigator in POKL 04.01.03-00-002/11 educational grant funded by the European Commission

2012 // Co-Investigator in "Work, Class, Gender" research project funded by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung