Miroslaw Balka

born 1958

Miroslaw Balka, ‘[diameter]1 x 3750’ 1995
[diameter]1 x 3750 1995
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Biography

Miroslaw Balka (born 1958), is a contemporary Polish sculptor and video artist. He graduated from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in 1985. He currently works in Otwock and Warsaw, Poland.

Balka was born in Warsaw. 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 Künste, Berlin. Balka runs the Spatial Activities Studio at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts.

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

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Artworks

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Experiences of the Dark: Who You Are

Experiences of the Dark is a series of short talks, performances and workshops taking place in and around Miroslaw Balka ...
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Miroslaw Balka in conversation

Miroslaw Balka talks to art critic and historian Paulo Herkenhoff about his intriguing new work in the Turbine Hall.
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The Unilever Series: Miroslaw Balka excerpt

Miroslaw Balka is the tenth artist to be invited to transform the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. Born in Warsaw ...

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The Unilever Series: Miroslaw Balka

Miroslaw Balka is the tenth artist to be invited to transform the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. Born in Warsaw ...

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Miroslaw Balka in conversation

Miroslaw Balka is the tenth artist to create a work for The Unilever Series.

Features

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Explore ‘This Exquisite Forest’ with Google and Tate

Jane Burton

A new form of artistic collaboration, involving established artists, cutting-edge technology and an online creative community
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Staring into the contemporary abyss: The contemporary sublime

Simon Morley

In the early eighteenth century Joseph Addison described the notion of the sublime as something that ‘fills the mind with ...

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Tate Etc. issue 17: Autumn 2009

Tate Etc. Issue 17 Autumn 2009: Visiting and revisiting Art, etcetera online version of Tate's magazine
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Stories of a continuous past: Miroslaw Balka

Brian Dillon

As the Polish artist undertakes the tenth Unilever Series commission in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall this autumn, he reveals how ...

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