The Polish LGBT Lobby
kinship and distance
of ice and sky
we set fire to the sea
life does not frighten me
eye for an eye
The Great Flood 7209
carbon powder in acrylic medium on board
midnight sun // residency on Svalbard
residency in Roja, Latvia
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...
church prayers typed from memory using a faulty typewriter
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
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