Alicja Kwade (b. 1979, Poland) is a contemporary visual artist based in Berlin. 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 photography. She uses materials that can be found in our every-day life such as pipes, mirrors, glass, coins, bicycles, and lights.
Kwade’s recent exhibitions include solo shows at Langen Foundation, König Galerie, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Fondazione Giuliani, 303 Gallery, and The Metropolitan Museum in New York. She has been included in group exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery in London, the 57th Venice Biennale, Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, and Kunsthalle Wien. Her works are in collections of Centre Pompidou in Paris, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Vehbi Koc Foundation, and SAHA Association. She was the recipient of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Roof Garden Commission in 2019.