Dawid Radziszewski

Agnieszka Polska was born in 1985. Studied at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin (2004–2005), Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków (20052010), and University of the Arts, Berlin (class of Hito Steyer, 20082009). Winner of the Preis der Nationalgalerie (2017).

Agnieszka Polska creates videos, animations and photographs, often using archival or stock material, combining it with animation. There is a certain state of emergency present in her works. It derives from the political and social environment of our time. But rather than moralistically referencing specific matters like ecological issues, or the rise of nationalistic sentiments, the artist focuses on creating an immersive experience for the audience. As a distant but diligent observer, the viewer becomes a prisoner of the video footage and events unfolding before his eyes. It’s the immersion that charges Polska’s videos with political potential.
Lives and works in Berlin.

Works in collections

Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, PL
The ING Polish Art Foundation Collection, Warsaw, PL
Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Wrocław, PL
Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL
Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
Art Collection Telekom, DE


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Agnieszka Polska, The New Sun, 2017, HD video, 12’19”, ed. 5 + 1 AP

Agnieszka Polska, My Little Planet, 2016, HD video, 7’57”, ed. 5 + 1 AP

Agnieszka Polska, Leisure Time of the Firearm, 2015, HD video 20 min., looped, ed. 5 + 1 AP

Agnieszka Polska, Watery Rhymes, 2014, HD video, 4’02”, ed. 5 + 1 AP

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solo exhibitions
  • Creamcake: Outer Space Agencies, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, DE
  • The Thousand-Year PLan: Batalha Centro de Cinema / Batalha Film Centre, Porto, PR
  • A Thousand-Year Plan, Museum od Modern Art, Warsaw, PL
  • Two-Headed Horse, Agnieszka Polska and Sam Samiee, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, AT
  • The New Sun, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, AU
  • Where Have You Been So Long?, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, ES
  • The Demon’s Brain, Gdansk City Gallery, Gdansk, PL
  • Love Bite, FRYE, Seattle, US
  • The New Sun, Heide Museum, Melbourne, AU
  • I Call your Name, Associazione Barriera, Torino, IT
  • The Burrow, Neuer Kunstverein, Vienna, AT
  • Voices, Birds, Stone Tools., Georg Kargl BOX, Vienna, AT
  • Agnieszka Polska at the Mobile Dome, New Infinity, Berliner Festspiele/Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, DE


  • The Demon’s Brain, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Berlin, DE
  • Softly Spoken, Project Arts Center, Dublin, IE


  • Little Planet, Overduin & c.o., Los Angeles, US
  • Couckoo, Kasia Michalski Gallery, Warsaw, PL


  • Screens Series: Agnieszka Polska, New Museum, New York, US
  • Poetry Passage, National Art Gallery, Prague, CZ


  • The Moving Finger: A Performative Lecture with Agnieszka Polska, MoMa, New York, US
  • The Body of Words – Gallery Weekend Berlin, Gallery ZAK, Berlin, DE
  • Future Days, TRAFO, Budapest, HU
  • In the Search of the Talking Mountain, Arsenał Gallery, Białystok, PL


  • I Am the Mouth, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK
  • The Body of Words, Rijksakademie van de beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL


  • Pseudoword Hazards, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, AT
  • Nonsense Syllables, Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK


  • Three Videos with Narration, video screening, Tate Modern, London, UK
  • IBB-Viodeolounge, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, DE
  • How the Work is Done, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, UA
  • Aurorite, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL
  • Intervention, Belvedere, Vienna (curated by Martha Kirszenbaum), AT
  • Solo presentation, Żak Branicka Galerie, Art Basel Statements, Basel, CH
  • Gardener’s Responsibility, Georg Kargl BOX, Vienna, AT
  • Duo, Goldex Poldex, Kraków (with Tomasz Kowalski), PL
  • The Garden, BWA Gallery, Zielona Góra, PL
  • Three Videos with Narration, Contemporary Art Gallery Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków, PL
  • Decades, Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus, Cottbus, DE
  • Freisler, TV Tower, Berlin (mit Antje Majewski), DE
  • Three Videos with Narration, Zak | Branicka, Berlin, DE
  • Towards Oskar Hansen’s Open Form, the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts , Lublin, PL
  • The Calendar, art agenda nova Gallery, Kraków, PL

group exhibitions


  • Climate of Concern: Burning Out in the Age of Fossil Expressionsm, RADIUS CCA, Delft, NL
  • Blickle Archive Series #53: Surface Tensions, Belvedere, Wien, AT
  • Avantgarde und Gegenwart. Die Sammlung Belvedere von Lassnig bis Knebl, Belvedere 21, Vienna, AT
  • An Incomplete & Unreliable Guide to Social Media War Room, Curated by Valentinas Klimašauskas, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, AT
  • Der Apfel. Eine Einführung (Immer und immer und immer wieder), Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, CH
  • What If a Journey…, 3th Autostrada Biennal, Prizren, XK
  • State and Nature, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, DE
  • Baltic Triennial 14: The Endless Frontier, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, LT
  • GEORG KARGL EDITIONS, Georg Kargl Permanent, Vienna, AT
  • All the Love, MoCA – Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, Skopje, MK
  • Would You Be Available…, Georg Kargl Permanent, Vienna, AT
  • Attempt at Rapprochement, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, AT
  • Dallas Aurora Biennale, Dallas, US
  • Melbourne Festival, Melbourne, AU
  • Biennale Labin, Labin, HR
  • The Penumbral Age – Art in the Time of Planetary Change, Museum od Modern Art, Warsaw, PL
  • 7th Canakkale Biennale, Canakkale, TR
  • Unfolded Matters, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, AT
  • Art Encounters Biennial of Contemporary Art, Timișoara, RO
  • Female Video Artists from Poland, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, JP
  • Anti-, 6thAthens Biennale, Athens, GR
  • Low form, MAXXI, Rome, IT
  • Brace for Impact, de Appel, Amsterdam, NL
  • Writing the Mountains, 6th Biennale Gherdëina, Gherdëina, IT
  • I am the Mouth, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb (MSU), Zagreb, HR
  • No Looking Back, Okay?, UGM Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, SI
  • VIVA ARTE VIVA, 57th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, Venezia, IT
  • Preis der Nationalgalerie 2017, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, DE
  • PEACE, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, DE
  • Suspended Animation, les Abattoirs – FRAC Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, FR
  • Paratoxic Paradoxes, Benaki Museum, Athens, GR
  • Half-Truth, Xawery Dunikowski Museum of Sculpture, Warsaw, PL
  • Everything Is Getting Better. Unknown Knowns Of Polish (Post)Colonialism- SAVVY Contemporary Berlin, DE
  • Commercial Break, Public Art Fund, New York, US
  • The Ministry of Internal Affairs, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, PL
  • Watchlist, Signal, New York City, US
  • The Beguiling Siren is Thy Crest, Museum od Modern Art, Warsaw, PL
  • Sequences VIII: Elastic Hours- Sequences Performance Festival, Reykjavik, IS
  • The 8thClimate, 11thGwangju Biennale, Gwangju, KR
  • Extended animation, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, US
  • Common Affairs: Revisiting The Views Award– Deutsche KunstHalle, Berlin, DE
  • Szalona Galeria, Museum od Modern Art, (curated with Janek Simon and Jakub Barbaro), Warsaw, PL
  • Iwillmedievalfutureyou4– Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, DK
  • Iwillmedievalfutureyou4–Aarhus Kunsthaal, Aarhus, DK
  • Histories of a Vanishing Present, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, US
  • AMOR, OI Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, BR
  • Memory at Last. Art in Poland: 1989 – 2016, Galleria Civica di Modena, IT
  • Lost in the Archive, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, LV
  • The End of the World, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, IT
  • Shape of Time – Future of Nostalgia, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO
  • De – Mo – Cra – Cy, Labirynth Gallery, Lublin, PL
  • Shadow Scenes, Colomboscope Festival, Colombo, BR
  • Kaprow’s Fluids, Public space project by Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, DE
  • The Shadow of the Dome of Pleasure, Artspace, Auckland, NZ
  • Speaking Parts,Raven Row, London, UK
  • Undiscovered Words, Highline, New York, US
  • Antje Majewski:Apple. An Introduction. (Over and over again), Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, DE
  • Laugther and Forgetting, Bucharest Art Week, Bucharest, RO
  • Time Lapse, Sihtasutus Tallinna Kunstihoone Fond, Tallinn, EE
  • You Imagine What You Desire, 19. Bienale of Sydney, Sydney, AU
  • In the Near Future, Museum od Modern Art, Warsaw, PL
  • Apple. An Introduction (Over and over again), Museum of Art in Łódź, PL
  • The Night of the Great Season, Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mulhouse, FR
  • The Structure and Properties of Matter, Hordland Kunstsenter, Bergen, NO
  • The Sky is Blue in Some Other Way: A Diagram of a Possible Misreading, Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid, ES
  • As You Can See: Polish Art. Today, Museum od Modern Art, Warsaw, PL
  • Still bewegt. Videokunst und alte Meister, Altana Kultur Stiftung, Bad Homburg, DE
  • The Mystic Gardener, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL
  • Development and Hygiene, Zachęta National Art Gallery, Warsaw, PL
  • The Lamp of Memory, Valentines Mansion, London Borough (with Tomasz Kowalski), UK
  • Collection. Fragment, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL
  • Future doesn’t wait, La Capella, Barcelona, ES
  • Fragile Sense of Hope., Art Collection Telekom – me Collectors Room, Berlin, DE
  • Crime in Art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków (MOCAK), Krakow, PL
  • Strawberry Sausages, Nosbaum&Reding, LU
  • Call me on Sunday, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, AT
  • Mom, Am I Barbarian?, 13. Istanbul Bienali, Istanbul, TR
  • Leisure, Discipline & Punishment, 6th Contour Biennial of Moving Image, Mechelen, BE
  • 30th Biennial of Graphic Art, Ljubljana, SI
  • The Black Moon,  Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
  • The Future Generation Art Price @ Venice, Palazzo Papadopoli, Venice, IT
  • BRITISH BRITISH POLISH POLISH: Art from Europe’s Edges in the Long ’90s and Today, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL
  • Views 2013 – The Deutsche Bank Foundation Award, Zacheta National Art Gallery, Warsaw, PL
  • Magazin 4, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz, AT
  • Focus Poland Project: Take 5, Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki czasu, Toruń, PL
  • Intervention (with Lisa Oppenheim), Belvedere and 21er Haus, Vienna, AT
  • Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, UA
  • GREY PEAK OF THE WAVE, Harris Lieberman, New York, US
  • Project 35 – Volume 2, Independent Curators Internationational, Various venues
  • Air de Pologne, De garage, Mechelen, BE
  • The Poster Show, Carlier | Gebauer, Berlin (with Tomasz Kowalski), DE
  • Forgetting of Proper Names, Calvert 22, London, UK
  • Sport in Art, MOCAK Museum for Contemporary Art, Krakow, PL
  • Misplaced, Displaced, Replaced, Rotwand Gallery, Zurich, CH
  • In PRL only Military Academies, Militia Academies and PWSSP aren’t on strike, Pies Gallery, Poznań, PL
  • 21 Artists Shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, UA
  • The Call for Fashion. WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION, Museum od Modern Art, Warsaw, PL
  • Soundworks, ICA –The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
  • Grey Peak of the Wave, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, US
  • Objects and Disintegrations, Gdańsk City Gallery, Gdańsk, PL
  • Air de Pologne, De Garage, Mechelen, BE
  • The Poster Show, Carlier | Gebauer, Berlin, DE
  • The Forgetting of Proper Names, Calvert 22 Gallery, London, UK
  • Passion of an Ornithologist. On Myth Making, Centre of Contemporary Art Sokół, Nowy Sącz, PL
  • The Promise, Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris, FR
  • Vedo Cose Che Non Ci Sono, Polish Institute in Rome in collaboration with Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Rome, IT
  • Rapidshare, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, DE
  • Un seminaire a la campagne, France Fiction, Paris, FR
  • Early Years, KunstWerke – Center for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE
  • Multiplex, peer to space, Munich, DE
  • Disobedience, Lmakprojects, New York, US
  • Good Old Days, Aarhus Kunstbygning, Aarhus, DK
  • The past is a foreign land, Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Toruń, PL
  • Nothing Important is Just Art, Anaid Art Gallery, Bucharest, RO
  • No Sleep!, BWA Gallery, Zielona Góra, PL
  • Anabasis, Festival of Dialogue of Four Cultures, Łodź, PL
  • Wolność Od-zysku, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
  • Qu’est–ce que c’est degueulasse?, Vienna center, Vienna, AT
  • Sport dla niewysportowanych, ZPAF i S-ka Gallery, Kraków, PL
  • Polish landscape, Museum of Modern Fine Arts, Minsk, BY
  • A!, Arsenal City Art Gallery, Poznań, PL
  • Polish Alphabet_1, BWA Tarnów, Tarnów, PL
  • Medical Gymnastics, Video point, Galerie Zak | Branicka, Berlin, DE
  • Ain’t no sorry, Museum od Modern Art, Warsaw, PL
  • The last, the new, Stalowa Wola, PL
  • Blankly, perfect summer, Gallerie VertexList, New York, US


  • 16 objects that may not be found, artpol, Kraków, PL