Contemporary Lynx invites curators, collectors, museums directors, gallery owners, and people from the “art world” to share with us the most interesting, important or intriguing artworks by Polish artists. Each of our guests selects one piece of art and presents it in the form of a postcard. This bite-size selection chosen by experts aims to show the vibrancy and quality of contemporary Polish art.
Miroslaw Balka was born in 1958 in Warsaw, Poland. Sculptor also active on the field of experimental video and drawing. In 1985 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, where he runs Studio of Spatial Activities at Department of Media from 2011. Received the Mies van der Rohe Stipend in Krefeld. The member of Akademie Der Kunste, Berlin. His works were exhibited on numerous international shows such as: Documenta, Kassel (1992), Venice Biennale (1990, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2013),The Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (1995), Sao Paulo Biennale (1998), Sydney Biennale (1992, 2006), Santa Fe Biennale (2006). In 2009 he presented special project “How It Is” at Unilever Series, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London. Author of the memorial to the victims of the Estonia Ferry disaster in Stockholm (1997). His works are owned by museums worldwide including: Tate Modern / London, Van Abbemuseum / Eindhoven, MOCA / Los Angeles, SFOMA / San Francisco, MOMA / New York, Hirshhorn Museum / Washington DC, Art Institute / Chicago, The Carnegie Museum of Art / Pittsburgh, Museu Serralves / Porto, Moderna Museet / Stockholm, Kiasma / Helsinki, Kroller Muller / Otterlo, The National Museum of Art / Athens, The National Museum of Art / Osaka, The Israel Museum / Jerusalem. In Poland: Museum of Art / Lodz, Centre of Contemporary Art / Warsaw, Zacheta National Gallery of Art / Warsaw, Museum of Modern Art / Warsaw, The National Museum / Wroclaw, MOCAK / Cracow.
Daria Witkowska, born in Poland, currently lives in London. She has worked at Christie’s Auction House since 2009, where she specializes in Post-War and Contemporary Art Market Intelligence. Prior to joining Christie’s, Daria worked for eight years at Tate Galleries, where she was a Membership and Sales Executive. She holds a B.A. with Honours in History of Art and Design with Business Studies. In addition to being an art lover, she has a passion for nutrition, fitness and travel.
Miroslaw Balka’s work will go on sale at Post-war and Contemporary Afternoons Session at Christie’s Auction House in New York on the 14th of May.
SALE 2849 —
POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY AFTERNOON SESSION
14 May 2014
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Estimate $30,000 – $40,000