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Goshka Macuga
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Goshka Macuga

Goshka Macuga (Warsaw, Poland) is a London-based artist. She studied at Central Saint Martins School of Art, and at Goldsmiths College, London. Her practice typically applies in-depth historical and archival research to an interest in the evolving relationships among artists, institutions, politics, and communities. Her works investigate how art can be used to voice current concerns, rouse public debate, and inspire social change. Within her images and installations, she unearths associations between different actors (people, objects, and sites) that, in many cases, problematize the ways in which different organizations engage their publics and are shaped by socioeconomic and cultural developments in society. Throughout her career, Macuga’s work has embraced diverse mediums including sculpture, installation, architecture, and design. The content and format for her projects are often determined by the specific institutional contexts in which her work is shown.

Among recent solo shows are: Now this, is this the end… the end of the beginning or the beginning of the end?, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2016); Goshka Macuga: Time as Fabric, New Museum, New York (2016); To the Son of Man Who Ate the Scroll, Fondazione Prada, Milan (2016). Recent group exhibitions include: States of Mind: Tracing the edges of consciousness, Wellcome Collection, London (2016); The Artist's Museum, ICA Boston (2016); Accrochage, curated by Caroline Bourgeois, Punta della Dogana, Venice (2016). Artist Publications include: Goshka Macuga: Before the Beginning and After the End, Fondazione Prada, Milan (2016); Goshka Macuga: Exhibit, A, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2012), and The Nature of the Beast, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2010). In 2008 she was among the four nominees for the British Turner Prize.