Anna Orlikowska is a Warsaw-born visual artist working between Amsterdam and United States. Her practice is defined by the concept of “space activation” and involves a variety of media ranging from installation, performance, sculpture, video, drawing, text and sound. Through the generative strategy of translating one medium into another, the act of listening is essential to the artist's process in her explorations of the complex relationship between the ear and the eye and their relatedness to other senses. Orlikowska investigates the physicality of sound and its site-specific relations to architecture, its impact on the body and the imagination of the listener.
Anna Orlikowska received an MFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2016) and a BFA degree from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (2013). She was awarded with prizes and scholarships: Mondriaan Fund Young Talent (2017), Clare Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists, Finalist Award (2016), Adam Mickiewicz Institute Grant (2016), Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds— Van Eck-Vollgraff Fonds (2014), as well as Full Merit New Artist Society Scholarship Award, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2014). In 2017 she was an artist-in-residence at Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn, New York and at LES Studio Program in New York City. The artist took part, among others, in the following exhibitions: In your dreams they are not/words, Neuer Kunstverein Wuppertal (2018); Prospects & Concepts, Art Rottterdam (2018), Re-enacting the content of a box (performance), Randy Alexander Gallery, Chicago (2017); The Witnessing Event, El Museo de Los Sures, Brooklyn, New York (2017); Martin, Orlikowska, Van Loan, The Suburban, Milwaukee (2016); Can you hear me?, CCA U-jazdowski Castle in Warsaw (solo show, 2015); Material Immaterialities, Gallery Sector 2337, Chicago (2015); Generation 2015, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam (2015); Open Studios, SAIC, Chicago (2014); The Eyes of the Skin, New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen (duo show, 2014); What is not yet, TAC Gallery, Rio de Janeiro (2014); Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (2013); Oasis, Casa do Povo, Sao Paulo (2013). Her work has been reviewed in magazines such as ArtReview (2013).
Supported by Mondriaan Fonds