Alicja Kwade

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.

Works

Exhibition view, Tuileries, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Tuileries, Paris, 2018
Causal Emergence (February) - © kamel mennour
Causal Emergence (February), 2018
Hypothetisches Gebilde - © kamel mennour
Hypothetisches Gebilde, 2018
Exhibition view, Metropolitan Museum, New York - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Metropolitan Museum, New York, 2019
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2016
TrialTurn - © kamel mennour
TrialTurn, 2017
Exhibition view, CCCOD, Tours - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, CCCOD, Tours, 2019
Urknall - © kamel mennour
Urknall, 2018
TransForm - © kamel mennour
TransForm, 2019
Urform II - © kamel mennour
Urform II, 2016
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale, 2017
Finallyfound (Hubcap) - © kamel mennour
Finallyfound (Hubcap), 2018
Reality Slot - © kamel mennour
Reality Slot, 2019
awalkingstickisawalkingstickisawalkingstick - © kamel mennour
awalkingstickisawalkingstickisawalkingstick, 2018
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2016
OOO (observed objects opportunities) - © kamel mennour
OOO (observed objects opportunities), 2017
Exhibition view, Yuz Museum, Shanghai - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, 2017
Orbit - © kamel mennour
Orbit, 2018
Linienland VII (Berlin) - © kamel mennour
Linienland VII (Berlin), 2017
In Circles of Time (UTC+1/UTC-12) - © kamel mennour
In Circles of Time (UTC+1/UTC-12), 2015
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, London - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, London, 2017
End-Wicklung - © kamel mennour
End-Wicklung, 2016
Exhibition view, Regent's Park, London - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Regent’s Park, London, 2017
Radio (Alicja R-603) - © kamel mennour
Radio (Alicja R-603), 2014
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2013
Freitag, 10. Januar 2014, 15:03:00 Uhr - © kamel mennour
Freitag, 10. Januar 2014, 15:03:00 Uhr, 2014
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale, 2017
Urform I - © kamel mennour
Urform I, 2016
Transformer - © kamel mennour
Transformer, 2018
Finallyfound (Powerbank) - © kamel mennour
Finallyfound (Powerbank), 2019
Eadem Mutata 11 - © kamel mennour
Eadem Mutata 11, 2014
Eigenbahn - © kamel mennour
Eigenbahn, 2018
Exhibition view, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2018
Light transfer of nature - © kamel mennour
Light transfer of nature, 2015
Die Eitlen (Aurum) 2 - © kamel mennour
Die Eitlen (Aurum) 2, 2013
Exhibition view, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, 2018
Substance - © kamel mennour
Substance, 2019
Hypothetisches Gebilde - © kamel mennour
Hypothetisches Gebilde, 2017
Exhibition view, Whitechapel Gallery, London - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2016
Ein Monat (August 2017) - © kamel mennour
Ein Monat (August 2017), 2017
Dimension-8 - © kamel mennour
Dimension-8, 2013
heavy times (3 pm) - © kamel mennour
heavy times (3 pm), 2014
Asia (+3-+12) - © kamel mennour
Asia (+3-+12), 2015
Intransmedium - © kamel mennour
Intransmedium, 2016
Matter of content - © kamel mennour
Matter of content, 2015
Eigenschaft und Möglichkeit - © kamel mennour
Eigenschaft und Möglichkeit, 2015
Exhibition view, Hayward Gallery, London - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Hayward Gallery, London, 2018
Be-Hide - © kamel mennour
Be-Hide, 2016
88 Seconds (tbc) - © kamel mennour
88 Seconds (tbc), 2016
Exhibition view, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2018
Silent Matter - © kamel mennour
Silent Matter, 2019
Force - © kamel mennour
Force, 2016
Revival of Dead Elements - © kamel mennour
Revival of Dead Elements, 2015
Hypothetical figure - © kamel mennour
Hypothetical figure, 2015
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2013
Meta-cm (140-160) - © kamel mennour
Meta-cm (140-160), 2018
Exhibition view, Kunsthal Charlottenburg, Copenhagen - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Kunsthal Charlottenburg, Copenhagen, 2018
Quantenkartoffel - © kamel mennour
Quantenkartoffel, 2017
Exhibition view, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, 2013
Achairisatreeisachair - © kamel mennour
Achairisatreeisachair, 2017
Matter-Aether (5) - © kamel mennour
Matter-Aether (5), 2013—2019
Idol (150°) - © kamel mennour
Idol (150°), 2017
Hypothetisches Gebilde - © kamel mennour
Hypothetisches Gebilde, 2016
Exhibition view, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, 2013
Heavy Weight of Hindsight (The cloud) - © kamel mennour
Heavy Weight of Hindsight (The cloud), 2016
TrialTurn - © kamel mennour
TrialTurn, 2017
Exhibition view, Kunsthalle Kiel - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Kunsthalle Kiel, 2018
24 Stunden (ZeitZirkel) - © kamel mennour
24 Stunden (ZeitZirkel), 2017
Exhibition view, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2018
Candle Column (Selfportrait) - © kamel mennour
Candle Column (Selfportrait), 2017
StillStand (Sterne rauchend) - © kamel mennour
StillStand (Sterne rauchend), 2017
South America ( UTC -6--3) - © kamel mennour
South America ( UTC -6—3), 2015
Exhibition view, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2015
Urknall - © kamel mennour
Urknall, 2017
Force (concrete) - © kamel mennour
Force (concrete), 2016
Die Eitlen (Aurum) 1 - © kamel mennour
Die Eitlen (Aurum) 1, 2013
Gegen den Lauf (ref: 12) - © kamel mennour
Gegen den Lauf (ref: 12), 2014
Hypothetisches Gebilde - © kamel mennour
Hypothetisches Gebilde, 2016
Linienland - © kamel mennour
Linienland, 2016
Exhibition view, Kunsthalle St. Gallen - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, 2014
Eine Woche - © kamel mennour
Eine Woche, 2017
3 Seconds - © kamel mennour
3 Seconds, 2018
CitrusQuatum - © kamel mennour
CitrusQuatum, 2018
Exhibition view, Kunsthalle Nürnberg - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, 2014
Force (sandstone) - © kamel mennour
Force (sandstone), 2016
Candle Column (Camille) - © kamel mennour
Candle Column (Camille), 2018
Exhibition view, Art Basel Parcours - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Art Basel Parcours, 2015
TrialTurn - © kamel mennour
TrialTurn, 2017
Exhibition view, Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona - © kamel mennour
Exhibition view, Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona, 2018
Hypothetisches Gebilde - © kamel mennour
Hypothetisches Gebilde, 2018

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