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Marysia Lewandowska
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Marysia Lewandowska

Marysia Lewandowska (b. 1955, Poland) lives and works in London. Through her collaborative projects, Lewandowska has explored the public function of archives, collections and exhibitions in an age characterized by relentless privatization. Between 1995 and 2008, she collaborated with Neil Cummings in a series of projects in which research has played a central part and that include the book The Value of Things, Birkhauser (2000), Give & Take at the V & A Museum and Capital inaugurating Contemporary Interventions series at Tate Modern, London (2001). Their Enthusiasm project has been shown at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, Kunst Werke in Berlin and Tapies Foundation in Barcelona in 2005-2006.

Currently, Lewandowska is interested in the subject of alternative economies and intellectual property which she explores in her most recent projects, including How Public is the Public Museum? that took place at Moderna Museet in Stockholm (2010 – 2011) and the book Undoing Property? co-edited with Laurel Ptak, published by Sternberg Press (2013). Marysia Lewandowska studied Art History at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków (1974-77) and at Warsaw University (1978-80). She has taught at Goldsmiths College, London (1995-2003) and she was a Professor of Art in the Public Realm at Konstfack in Stockholm (2003-2013) where she established Timeline: Artists’ Film and Video Archive. She is currently working in Hong Kong on Made in Commons a new project concerning the public realm in Asia.