Turner Prize 2008 artists: Goshka Macuga

Goshka Macuga has been nominated for her solo exhibition Objects in Relation, Art Now at Tate Britain and her contribution to the 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art

Goshka Macuga Boy and Girl installed at Tate Britain 2007

Goshka Macuga Boy & Girl installed at Tate Britain 2007 Mixed media Dimensions variable

Courtesy the artist/Kate McGarry, London © Goshka Macuga

Goshka Macuga Haus der Frau 1 2007 rectangular steel structures with fabrics draped over them with

Goshka Macuga
Haus der Frau 1 2007
Glass, fabric, steel; fabrics

Designed by Eva Berendes, Bernd Ribbeck, Klaus WeberCourtesy of Kate MacGarry, London and Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich © The artist, courtesy Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Uwe Walter, 2008

Goshka Macuga Haus der Frau 2 2007 rectangular steel structures with fabrics draped over them with

Goshka Macuga
Haus der Frau 2 2007
Glass, fabric, steel, fabrics

Designed by Eva Berendes, Bernd Ribbeck, Klaus WeberCourtesy of Kate MacGarry, London and Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich © The artist, courtesy Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Uwe Walter, 2008

Goshka Macuga’s work

Goshka Macuga merges the roles of collector, curator and artist, creating carefully staged, mixed-media installations which draw on the conventions of the historical archive and exhibition making.

In a form of collaboration with artists, both past and present, her dramatic environments juxtapose disparate collections of objects: archive material, film, sound, her own works and works by other artists. Ignoring traditional hierarchies of display, she creates a freedom to suggest new narratives and relationships; between artists, objects and the museum.

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Goshka Macuga - Turner Prize 2008

Goshka Macuga was born in Poland in 1967. She studied at Wojciech Gerson School of Art, Warsaw; Central Saint Martins School of Art, London; and Goldsmiths College, London. Solo exhibitions include: Friendship of the Peoples (with Declan Clarke), The Project, Dublin (2002); Untitled, Fundacja Galerii Foksal, Warsaw (2002); Homeless Furniture, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2002); Kabinett der Abstrakten, Bloomberg Space, London (2003); Picture Room, Gasworks Gallery, London (2003); Goshka Macuga, Kate MacGarry, London (2005); Mula sem Cabeça (Headless Mule), How to Live Together, 27th São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo (2006); Sleep of Ulro, The Furnace Commission, A Foundation, Liverpool (2006); and What’s in a name? Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, (2007). 

See also

Tate Britain Exhibition

Art Now: Goshka Macuga Objects in relation

30 Jun – 14 Oct 2007
Art Now: Goshka Macuga: past Tate Britain exhibition
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