Karolina Grzywnowicz


(b. 1984) – a visual artist, using interdisciplinary approach. Her works deal with plants in social and political context, often of the violent nature. In her recent sound projects, she collects songs sung by refugees during their wandering as a kind of a grassroots saga: a story that preserves the memory of the harm. Her practice is research-based, making use of archival materials, interviews, oral history, and bibliographic records. She works in various media: sculpture, sound installation, site-specific public installation, art intervention, and participatory projects. She graduated from Jagiellonian University, the Faculty of Comparative Literature. Her works were exhibited e.g. in Akademie der Künste der Welt (Cologne), Hellerau – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste (Dresden), Zachęta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw), Onomatopee Projects (Eindhoven), Büro für kulturelle Übersetzungen (Leipzig), BWA Contemporary Art Gallery (Katowice). She is a former fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart) and a resident at Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art (Warsaw). She lives and works in Berlin.