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b. 1976, Poland

Paulina Olowska Biography

Within Olowska’s practice, industry, leisure, and socialist symbolism effortlessly occupy the same visual and cultural space. Her realist paintings, drawings, and collages borrow imagery from Eastern European and American popular culture creating a cross cultural reference that is evident throughout her practice, whilst engaging with the concepts of consumerism, feminism, and design.

Paulina Olowska Featured Artworks

Lilith by Paulina Olowska contemporary artwork
Paulina OlowskaLilith, 2020Oil on canvas
220 x 140 cm
Metro Pictures Contact Gallery
Spider Painters by Paulina Olowska contemporary artwork
Paulina OlowskaSpider Painters, 2020Gouache, oil, printed transparency film and embroidery on canvas
160 x 140 x 2.8 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery
The Witch's Dog - Proposal for Costumes of an Imaginary Play by Paulina Olowska contemporary artwork
Paulina OlowskaThe Witch's Dog - Proposal for Costumes of an Imaginary Play, 2012Pencil, collage paper, transparent foil on paper
81 1/8 x 60 7/8 inches
Metro Pictures Contact Gallery
Haunted Houses by Paulina Olowska contemporary artwork
Paulina OlowskaHaunted Houses, 2019Oil on canvas
240 x 150 x 2.5 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery
Disco Ofelia and Eleuter House (after Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz) by Paulina Olowska contemporary artwork
Paulina OlowskaDisco Ofelia and Eleuter House (after Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz), 2019Preserved fabric, linen, cotton, soil, incense and glazed ceramic house and stand
158 x 60 x 48 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery
Siatkarka - Volleyball Player, 2013 (For Parkett 92) by Paulina Olowska contemporary artwork
Paulina OlowskaSiatkarka - Volleyball Player, 2013 (For Parkett 92), 2013Ceramic, hand painted, each unique
11.75 x 4 x 3.25 inches
Parkett Contact Gallery

Paulina Olowska Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, UNIQUE at Parkett, Zurich Exhibition Space
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12 September–18 December 2020 Group Exhibition UNIQUE ParkettZurich Exhibition Space
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, WORDS at Simon Lee Gallery, London
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10–31 July 2020 Group Exhibition WORDS Simon Lee GalleryLondon
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, WORDS at Simon Lee Gallery, Online Only, Hong Kong
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22 June–19 July 2020 Group Exhibition WORDS Simon Lee GalleryOnline Only

Paulina Olowska Represented By

Metro Pictures contemporary art gallery in New York, USA Metro Pictures New York
Simon Lee Gallery contemporary art gallery in Hong Kong Simon Lee Gallery Hong Kong, London

Paulina Olowska In Ocula Magazine

Artful Manifestations Ocula Feature Artful Manifestations By Diana d'Arenberg, Switzerland

Given Manifesta’s budget of a reported 5 million francs—with an alleged 8000 euros going to each of the artists to produce work—the biennial would have been better titled ‘What people do for no money’

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Hong Kong Autumn Exhibitions 2014: Walls, Landscapes And Dames Ocula Feature Hong Kong Autumn Exhibitions 2014: Walls, Landscapes And Dames By Diana d'Arenberg, Hong Kong

Hong Kong seems to be growing out of its love affair with big brand artists, some of which have had about as much appeal as a vagazzler—overexposed, brash, bling. Gone are the dot paintings and Swarovski skulls, and Maos, as the city transitions to a deeper engagement with more challenging and engaging art.

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Paulina Olowska In Related Press

Communal Luxury Related Press Communal Luxury 1 March 2019, Art in America

VOGUE POLSKA debuted in February 2018 and was instantly embroiled—perhaps by design—in heated debates around Polish national identity and self-image. When Condé Nast announced the magazine's forthcoming launch in 2017, the news was received by many in Poland as confirmation that they had truly arrived as equals in the eyes of the...

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Paulina Ołowska’s Intellectual Cocktail of Female Erotica Related Press Paulina Ołowska’s Intellectual Cocktail of Female Erotica 8 March 2018, Frieze

'The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue', quipped the American writer Dorothy Parker. I'd like to think that Parker, whose poetry was once dismissed as 'flapper verse' in the New York Times, would have appreciated Paulina Ołowska's Amoresques: An Intellectual Cocktail of Female Erotica, a solo exhibition that...

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The Dances of the Slavic Goddesses Related Press The Dances of the Slavic Goddesses 6 February 2017, Hyperallergic

The artist Paulina Olowska works with found materials that include the work of her Polish forbears. In 2015, her The Mother An Unsavoury Play in Two Acts and an Epilogue, adapted Witkacy's play The Mother (1924) and set the resulting piece in a gallery at Tate Modern. Last weekend, the Kitchen presented a three-performance run of Slavic...

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German collector Thomas Borgmann bolsters Stedelijk Museum's contemporary art collection with 600-strong donation Related Press German collector Thomas Borgmann bolsters Stedelijk Museum's contemporary art collection with 600-strong donation 5 July 2016, The Art Newspaper

The German collector Thomas Borgmann has donated more than 600 works by artists such as Wolfgang Tillmans, Paulina Olowska, Cosima von Bonin and Cerith Wyn Evans to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, a move that 'augments on an international scale [our] holdings of contemporary art', museum officials say.

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