Anna Orlikowska is a Warsaw-born artist working between Amsterdam and United States. Her practice focuses on site-related works, which stretch the limits of medium of performance, installation, video, sculpture, text and sound. She is translating invisible phenomena into a material, embodied, visible form. Through the generative strategy of translating one medium into another, she is exploring the the complex relationship between the ear and the eye and its relatedness to other senses. She is investigating the physicality of sound, its site-specific relation to architecture, its impact on the body and the imagination of the listener.
Anna Orlikowska received an MFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2016) and a BFA degree from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (2013). She was awarded with prizes and scholarships: Mondriaan Fund Young Talent (2017), Clare Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists, Finalist Award (2016), Adam Mickiewicz Institute Grant (2016), Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds— Van Eck-Vollgraff Fonds (2014), as well as Full Merit New Artist Society Scholarship Award, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2014). She was an artist-in-residence at Fonderie Darling, Montreal, Canada (2022), at the Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn, New York (2017) as well as at LES Studio Program in New York City (2017). The artist took part, among others, in the following exhibitions: What are the words you do not have yet (performance), Framer Framed, Amsterdam (2023), Home sequence, Amsterdam (2019), In your dreams they are not/words, Neuer Kunstverein Wuppertal (2018); Prospects & Concepts, Art Rottterdam (2018), Re-enacting the content of a box (performance), Randy Alexander Gallery, Chicago (2017); The Witnessing Event, El Museo de Los Sures, Brooklyn, New York (2017); Martin, Orlikowska, Van Loan, The Suburban, Milwaukee (2016); Can you hear me?, CCA U-jazdowski Castle in Warsaw (solo show, 2015); Material Immaterialities, Gallery Sector 2337, Chicago (2015); Generation 2015, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam (2015); Open Studios, SAIC, Chicago (2014); The Eyes of the Skin, New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen (duo show, 2014); What is not yet, TAC Gallery, Rio de Janeiro (2014); Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (2013); Oasis, Casa do Povo, Sao Paulo (2013). Her work has been featured in magazines such as ArtReview, Contemporary Lynx and Museumtijdschrijft. As a performer, she participated in the works of the artists such as Lou Malozzi (The Arts Club Chicago, 2016) and Andrea Geyer (Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2012).
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Article A fabric from voices by Marina de Vries, Museumtijdshrijft, nr 5 July-August 2019, p.74-75 >>
Interview with the artist, Contemporary Lynx, April 2018 >>
Interview with the artist by Lou Malozzi, exhibition catalogue Anna Orlikowska - Can you hear me, CCA U-Jazdowski, Warsaw, 2015 >>
Supported by Mondriaan Fonds