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).