Installation rendering for Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 2018. © Alicja Kwade, courtesy 303 Gallery, New York; KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin / London; and kamel mennour, Paris / London.
TunnelTeller is an immersive structure designed to challenge the viewer’s notions of space and perception. At a moment of tremendous diversity in the arts where virtually any material and combination of unique mediums are being used as a means of artistic expression, Alicja Kwade is an artist who stands out for her ability to use raw materials and everyday objects to create bold works that imbue meaning, creativity, and surprising functionality.
– Pedro Alonzo
Alicja Kwade (b.1979, Poland) has long been engaged with value systems, philosophical questions about the essence of reality, and with attempting to examine, if not resolve, issues of inherently subjective concepts such as space and time. In her sculptures, as well as installations, photographs and films, Kwade occupies herself with the structural properties of everyday objects and questioning the veracity of matter, revealing possibilities for alternate realities while examining social agreements and supposed truths. Alicja Kwade lives and works in Berlin. She received a degree in sculpture from the Universität der Künste, Berlin in 2005. For more information on her current and past exhibitions, visit the 303 Gallery website.