Miroslaw Balka

Miroslaw Balka is a Polish artist, working predominantly in sculpture. He is one of only 13 contemporary artists to exhibit in the vast Tate Turbine Hall. His work How it is consisted of a box-like steel structure spanning architecture and sculpture, the interior lined in dark velvet to resemble a black hole. This encouraged audience interaction and echoed his nation’s collective memory of persecution. He has received further commissions for public memorials including the memorial to the victims of the Estonia Ferry disaster in Stockholm (1997) and most recently AUSCHWITZWIELICZKA in Cracow. Balka runs the Spatial Activities Studio at Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, whilst also exhibiting internationally. He lives and works in Otwock and Warsaw.

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