Paulina OłowskaBORN 1976, Gdańsk
A characteristic feature of Paulina Ołowska’s art is a fascination with the art of the previous decades: the historical avant-garde, Dadaism, pop art, as well as design from the 1960s and 1970s. She manifests this attitude in paintings, installations, videos, performances, and happenings. She is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and of the Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts. She has held fellowships at the Royal Academy of Art, the Hague (1988), the Centro de Arte e Comunicacăo Visual (Arco) in Lisbon (1998/1999), the Center for Contemporary Art in Kitakyushu (1999/2000), and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam (2001/2002). She participated in the Venice Biennale of Art (2003), the Istanbul Biennale (2005), and the Berlin Biennale (2008).