Angelika Markul

b.  1977, lives and works in Paris (FR).

Graduate of the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris (ENSBA) under the direction of Christian Boltanski. In her artistic practice, Markul brings together sculpture, painting, film and installation in poetic and unnerving ways that cite the unforeseeable threat to humanity that nature can pose — a threat that is inevitably brought about through the actions of hu­mans themselves. Her work is rooted in a fascination with unfamiliar, often dangerous places. Uniting fact and fiction, even science fiction, her projects take viewers to some of the most far-away places on the planet (such as the underwater rock formations of the Yonaguni Monument, the melting icebergs of the Tierra del Fuego, the desolate Atacama Desert, irra­diated Chernobyl or post-nuclear Fukushima). She primarily works with natural materials (wax, leather, felt, light) to evoke the destructive forces we fear, but which fascinate us, setting them outside of the conventional categories of good and evil. Markul is the recipient of numerous awards: Prix MAIF (2017), Prix COAL (2016), SAM Art Project Prize (2013).

www.angelikamarkul.net

Works are held in the following collections:
 Centre Pompidou, Paris
– Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
– Museum of Art, Łódź
– MUNTREF, Buenos Aires
– MAC/VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine
– CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
– Cartier Foundation, Paris
– Foksal Gallery, Warsaw
– Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Kraków
– Arsenal Gallery, Białystok
– Museum of Warmia & Mazury, Olsztyn
– Labirynt Gallery, Lublin
– CCA Znaki Czasu, Toruń

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Selected exhibitions and projects:

2018
– Tierra del Fuego, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, FR (solo)
– A Hole in Time, CAC La Traverse, Alfortville, FR
– The Ratcatcher, Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Wrocław, PL
– If the hours were already counted, Sector 2337, Chicago, US (solo)
– Naturaleza reimaginada, MUNTREF, Buenos Aires, AR (solo)
– Après, Kewenig Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, ES
– Tierra de Origen, Solo Gallery, Madrid, ES (solo)
– Take Me (I’m Yours), Villa Medicis, Rome, IT
– Remix of Damages, Art Capital Festival, Barcsay Museum, Szentendre, HU
– Tierra del Fuego, LETO, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– Dessine moi un drapeau, Power Station of Art Shanghai, CN
– Départ, Solo Gallery, Madrid, ES

2017
– Nuit Blanche, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, FR
– BIENALSUR, Centro Cultural Néstor Kirchner, Buenos Aires, AR; Fundación Migliorisi Museum, Asunción, PY
– Take Me (I’m Yours), Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, Buenos Aires, AR
– Videobox Festival, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, FR
– 3 Years Anniversary Show, Galerie Laurence Bernard, Geneve, CH
– 10 Summer Afterimages, LETO, Warsaw, PL
– Sans réserve, Mac-Val, Vitry-sur-Seine, FR

2016
– Now&After, International Video Art Festival, State Darwin Museum, Moscow, RU
– Exo Planète, Centre d’art Centre Pompidou, Cajarc, FR
– Take Me (I’m Yours), The Jewish Museum, New York, US
– Excavations of the Future, Galerie Laurence Bernard, Geneva, CH (solo)
– A Place. Summer Storage, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, PL
– What is lost is at the beginning, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– Out of Limits, artgeneve 2016, Geneva, CH
– La ville au corps, Carreau du Temple, Paris, FR

2015
– Zuzanna Ginczanka. Tylko szczęście jest prawdziwym życiem…, Muzeum Literatury, Warsaw, PL
– Migrations (In) Contemporary Art, MUNTREF Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Buenos Aires, AR
– Take Me (I’m Yours), Monnaie de Paris, Paris, FR
– Keep Both Feet on the Ground, BWA Katowice, PL
– State of Life. Polish Contemporary Art Within a Global Circumstance, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, CN
– Moving Not Moving, Galerie Laurence Bernard, Geneva, CH
– L’origine de l’amour, Les Salaisons, Romainville, FR
– The Wink Collection, Club Matador, Madrit, ES
– Typology of Violence, ARCO Madrid 2015, Madrit, ES

2014
– Show with a Lovely Title, Leto Gallery, Warsaw, PL
– BUSAN Biennale 2014, Busan, KR
– Z ziemi do gwiazd, Maison des Arts, Malakoff, FR (solo)
– Untitled, abc – Art Berlin Contemporary, Berlin, DE (solo)
– 400 milliards de planètes, Bunker of Art, Cracow, PL (solo)
– Wake Up Festival, Saint Jean de Luz, FR
– Primary Images, ArtBrussels 2014, Brussels, BE
– Showroom, Leto Gallery, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– Terre de depart, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR (solo)

2013
– The Unleashed Forces. Angelika Markul and Contemporary Demonism, Museum of Art, Łódź, PL (solo)
– Installation monumentale, Estate of Chamarande, Chamarande, FR (solo)
– Paysage, EXPERIENZ #2, WIELS, Brussels, BE
– Tristan da Cunha, Pavillion 0, Signum Fondation, Venice, IT

2012
– Do Not Forget, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– Le Chasse, Arsenał Gallery, Białystok, PL (solo)
– A l’intérieur de la nuit, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, PL (with Nicolas Delprat)
– Untitled, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, FR (solo)
– De larmes et d’eau fraîche, Cité de la Mode et du Design, Paris, FR
– “TEMPTATION” Follow the White Rabbit!, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, DE
– Monte Negro, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, FR

2011
– Plundering the ruins of reality, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw, PL
– Confessione, Particolare, Biennale 2011, Fondation Signum, Palazzo Dona, Venice, IT
– Monte Negro, Art Paris / Les Nuits Parisiennes, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, FR
– Hudson, Rupture mon amour, Maison des Arts de Malakoff, FR
– Ma nature, Initiatique, L’Abbaye centre d’art contemporain municipal d’Annecy, FR

2010
– Salon Noir, MAC/VAL, Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, FR (solo)
– Zuzanna Janin Invites, Lokal 30 Gallery, London, UK
– Collectionneuse, Lodz Fokus Biennale, Lodz, PL
– Kuszenie/Temptetion, « Follow the white rabbit », Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow, PL
– Poliz & American Dream for “Smakolyki”, Arsenal Municipal Gallery, Poznan, PL

2009
– Noire Neige, Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris, FR (solo)
– Nów/New Moon, CoCa Torun, PL (solo)
– Devil T Hunt, Espace Vallès, St Martin d’Hères, FR (solo)
– PLASH, Wolnosc od-zysku, Zacheta – National Gallery, Warsaw, PL

2008
– Entre-deux, Frédéric Giroux Gallery, Paris, FR (solo)
– Clarté Souterraine, CCA Ujazdowki Castle, Warsaw, PL (solo)
– Iceberg, CoCa Torun, PL
– As long as we are alive, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, PL

2007
– Clarté Souterraine, Gallery Kewenig, Cologne, DE (solo)
– The present moment memory seen on the perspective of the years to pass, Schindler’s Factory, Cracow, PL
– Les oubliées for « Ponowoczesnosc i zycie wieczne », Arsenal Municipal Gallery, Poznan, PL

Scholarships, Awards & Residencies:

2017
– Prix MAIF

2016
– PRIX COAL 2016

2013
– Prix SAM pour l’art contemporain