Agnieszka PolskaBORN 1985, Lublin
Born in 1985 in Lublin. Agnieszka Polska graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, having studied at the Art Department of UMCS Lublin, and Universität der Künste in Berlin as well. Through her films, animations and collages, she is examining the relationships between science, language and history, and calling into question the significance of art in social life. Polska works with found-footage (either authentic or fake), subjected to subtle, but significant manipulation. Her works provide statements on both universal philosophical questions, and the most current affairs. The slow pace and the poetic narrative of her films create a hypnotizing, often uncanny sensation. In 2017 her work The New Sun was awarded the prestigious Preis der Nationalgalerie. She has also received the Polish Film Institute / Museum of Modern Art Film Prize, which helped her produce her full-length feature film Hurrah. We’re still alive!