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 museums and institutions such as the Langen Foundation, Neuss; the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts; the Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré - CCCOD, Tours; the Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; the Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich; the YUZ Museum, Shanghai; the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan; the Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden; the Whitechapel Gallery in London; the Public Art Fund in New York.
In 2019, she was commissioned to create a site-specific monumental installation for The Met’s Roof Garden in New York.
Alicja Kwade also took part of international events all around the world: Desert X, Coachella in 2021; NGV Triennial 2020; Setouchi Triennale 2019; the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017 and the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016. 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 Palais de Tokyo in Paris; the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) and the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (MUMOK) in Vienna among others.
Alicja Kwade is among the artists featured at the Helsinki Biennial, which takes place from June 12 to September 26, 2021.