Born in 1979 in Katowice (Poland), ALICJA KWADE lives and works in Berlin (Germany). Alicja Kwade’s work investigates and questions the structures of our reality and society and reflects on the perception of time in our everyday life. Her diverse practice is based around concepts of space, time, science and philosophy, takes shape in sculptural objects, video and even photography. Kamel Mennour and Alicja Kwade have been working together since 2013.
Her work was exhibited in multiple solo shows in institutions such as the Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich; YUZ Museum, Shanghai; the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum; the Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden; the Whitechapel Gallery in London, the Kunsthalle Schirn in Frankfurt/Main; the Public Art Fund in New York; and also numerous group exhibitions in major institutions such as the Hayward Gallery, London; the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain (MAMAC) in Nice; the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach; the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin; the Palais de Tokyo in Paris; the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) and the Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna, among others.
Alicja Kwade also took part of international events all around the world: the 57th Venice Biennale in Venezia, the Aros Triennale in Aarhus, the Kochi-Muziris Biennial and the Triennale di Milano. She was commissioned a site-specific monumental installation for the MET Rooftop Commission in 2019.