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Miroslaw Balka 


Berlin, September 2017
Berlin, April 2011
Berlin, September 2008
Berlin, April 2005
Berlin, March 2002

Mirosław Bałka

Image No. 1 of Miroslaw Balka

133 x 35 x 27, 2015, steel, electric bulb, 133 x 35 x 27 cm

Image No. 2 of Miroslaw Balka

133 x 34 x 190, 2011, steel, concrete, leather, plastic (dimensions same as title in centimetres)

Image No. 3 of Miroslaw Balka

How It Is, 2009, Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern, London, as a part of the Unilever Series. Photo: Tate Photography

Image No. 4 of Miroslaw Balka

97 x 68 x 74, 2008, concrete, steel, electric light, dimensions same as title in centimetres

Image No. 5 of Miroslaw Balka

56 x 72 x 72, 2008, concrete, plastic, schnapps, pump (dimensions same as title in centimetres)

Image No. 6 of Miroslaw Balka

120 x 80 x 15 / DB, 2008, wood, light, dimensions same as title in centimetres

Image No. 7 of Miroslaw Balka

268 x 142 x 54, 84 x 40 x 22, 2008, wood, glass, dimention same as title in centimetres

Image No. 8 of Miroslaw Balka

232 x 209 x 150, 2007, Steel concrete, 232 x 209 x 105 cm

Image No. 9 of Miroslaw Balka

Babel Platz, 2007, Gouache on paper, 21 x 14.7

Image No. 10 of Miroslaw Balka

690 x 190 x 102, 2006, Steel, wood, 102 x 690 x 190 cm

Image No. 11 of Miroslaw Balka

Ein Floh / Ein Leben und Ø 100 x 15, 2005, Video, PVC, revolving motor, 116 x 150 x 15 cm

Image No. 12 of Miroslaw Balka

Pause, 1996, " 2 x (35 x 14 x 13), 190 x 240 x 30 "; steel, steel mesh, felt; " 2 x (60 x 30 x 10), 2 x (60 x 30 x 9), 50 x 11 x 60 "; steel, felt, heating cables, ash; " O 1 x 2467 " steel, soap

Mirosław Bałka was born in 1958 in Warsaw, Poland, where he currently lives and works.
In 1991 he received the Mies van der Rohe-Stipendium of the art museums in Krefeld, Germany. Since 2010 Bałka is a member of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin.
He has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. He participated in Documenta IX in 1992 and the Venice Biennial in 1990, 2003, 2005 and 2013, SITE Santa Fe's 6th International Biennial (2006) and the Sydney Biennial (1992 and 2006). In 2009, the artist was awarded with the prestigious Unilever commission for the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern, London, where he presented the installation "How it is."
Selected solo exhibitions include: Freud Museum, London (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki; WRO Art Center, Wroclaw; Centre for Contemporary Art / Vinzavod, Moscow IHME Contemporary Art Festival, Helsinki (all 2013); Akademie der Künste, Berlin (2011); FRAC Centre -Orléans (2011); Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid and Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe (both 2010); Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (2008); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo/Museu de Arte Moderna Rio de Janeiro (2007); K21, Düsseldorf (2006); Museum of Contemporary Art, Strasbourg (2004); The Zacheta Gallery of Contemporary Art, Warsaw and SMAK, Ghent (both 2001); National Museum of Art, Osaka (2000); Museu Serralves, Porto (1998); Tate Gallery, London (1995); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (1994); Museum Haus Lange Krefeld and Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (both 1992).
His work is owned by museums worldwide including: Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC; Moderna Galerija, Ljubliana; MOCA, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz; SFMOMA, San Francisco; Tate Modern, London; The Art Institute, Chicago; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. He has also been commissioned to create a number of permanent outdoor works, including the memorial to the victims of the Estonia Ferry disaster in Stockholm (1997) and most recently "AUSCHWITZWIELICZKA" in Krakow Lipowa Str. (2010).

Mirosław Bałka has been exhibiting with Galerie Nordenhake since 1990