Miroslaw Balka

born 1958

Miroslaw Balka, ‘Fire Place’ 1986
Fire Place 1986
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Miroslaw Balka (born 1958, Warsaw, Poland), is a contemporary Polish sculptor and video artist. He graduated from Warsaw's Academy of Fine Arts in 1985. He currently works in Otwock and Warszawa, Poland.

From 1986 to 1989, Balka worked in the group Consciousnes Neue Bieriemiennost.

He was the 1991 winner of the Mies van der Rohe Stipendium from the Kunstmuseum Krefeld and he is a member of Akademie der Kunste, Berlin. Balka runs the Spatial Activities Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warszawa.

In 2009, Balka installed How It Is, the 10th Unilever Series commission for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, which opened on October 13 of that year.

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