Anna OstoyaBORN 1978, Kraków
Anna Ostoya born in 1978 in Krakow, Poland . Her multi-media practice includes collage, painting, sculpture, and sound. It spans multiple aesthetic traditions, drawing on art history, theory and literature. In the past few years her work has dealt with the subjects surrounding violence and war, avant-garde histories, and the contemporary information overload. Ostoya studied at Parsons School of Art and Design in Paris and at Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. From 2008 to 2009 she participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York City. Ostoya has had solo shows at Silberkuppe in Berlin (2011), Bortolami Gallery in New York (2011), Tegenboschvanvreden in Amsterdam (2011), Foksal in Warsaw (2010), Center for Contemporary Art Kronika in Bytom (2010). She was invited to participate in two biennials, Manifesta 7 in Rovereto (2008) and the 2nd Athens Biennial (2009). Her work has been exhibited in group shows including the Powet Plant, Toronto (2011), Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2010), Andreas Grimm Gallery in Munich (2010), Lisson Gallery in London (2009) and Zacheta National Gallery in Warsaw (2007). She presented a lecture-performance wykład-performace at The Sculpture Center in New York in 2010. In 2007 the Hesse Cultural Foundation awarded her a yearlong residency in London. In 2009 Ostoya received the Mloda Polska Fellowship and in 2010 she was invited to the a-i-r laboratory residency at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw.