Agata Madejska (b.1979, Warsaw, Poland), graduated from Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen in 2007 and the Royal College of Art, London in 2010. Through post-(and)photographic processes, sculptural interventions, and installation, Agata delves into the multiple ways in which power can be manifest. With their liquidus feel, her works question the smooth façades of language, architecture, and public agreements – forms that hold associative or symbolic value. In turn, Agata poses deeply philosophical questions which demand viewers to think and re-think how we have come to know not only our world but ourselves in this world-space – how and why.
Selected exhibitions include: I Dialogue, Kinch, Belmacz, London (2021); Mother Mercury, Art Night, London (2019), Modified Limited Hangout, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven (2018), Technocomplex, Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart (2017); Place. Tlomackie 3/5, Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw (2017); Entoptic Screening, Galeria ASP, Warsaw (2016); Johanna Jaeger & Agata Madejska, Kunstraum griffelkunst, Hamburg (2016); Kingly Things, Chandelier Projects, London (2015); Conflict, Time, Photography, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Albertinum Dresden (2015) and Tate Modern, London (2014); Form Norm Folly, Kunstverein Krefeld, Krefeld (2014); Twisted Entities, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen (2013); Man and his Objects, Museum Folkwang, Essen (2012); Made in Germany Zwei, kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (2012); Menos tiempo que lugar, Palacio National de las Artes, Buenos Aires (2010); reGeneration 2, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne (2010) and Aperture, New York (2011).Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA, London (2010).
Menos tiempo que lugar, Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Quito, Ecuador (2009); Agata Madejska, allerArt, Bludenz (2009); gute aussichten 2007/2008, Goethe Institut, Washington D.C., USA (2008); XIII European Photography Prize Riccardo Pezza, Triennale di Milano, Italy (2008); The poetry of the functional, SMWK, Dresden, Germany (2007); Kodak Nachwuchs Förderpreis, Haus der Wirtschaft, Stuttgart, Germany (2007); Agata Madejska, Projektraum Mikro, Düsseldorf, Germany (2006).
Agata was awarded the renowned Contemporary German Photography award by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation in 2008 and the Emerging Artist Award of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia in 2011. She has also been the recipient of public funding awards in both the UK and Germany.
Agata lives and works in London.
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