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

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  • 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 Weber
    Courtesy 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 Weber
    Courtesy 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.

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).