Institut Kunst
Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst
Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz

Atelier Gebäude A 1.10
Oslo-Strasse 3
4142 Münchenstein b. Basel

Tram 11, Station Freilager
T +41 61 228 40 77

Institut Kunst HGK FHNW
Freilager-Platz 1
CH-4002 Basel



Paulina Ołowska

Amsterdam, Artist


Paulina Ołowska (born 1976, in Gdańsk) studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), the Fine Arts Academy in Gdańsk and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. She has received scholarships from different art institutions in The Hague, Lisbon, Kitakyushu and Amsterdam. One common feature in her works is the romantic vision of art as a path toward utopia and the belief that „art can change the world“. She is interested in the artistic utopia of modernism, which can be found in the principles of the early Bauhaus (project Bauhaus Yoga, 2001), in the circles of Russian constructivists (Abstract in Process, 2000) and in the creative quest of the European avant-garde at the beginning of the 20th century. While on a scholarship in Portugal she painted a series of pictures based on fashion photographs from the magazine „Ty i Ja“ / „You and Me“, a cult magazine for young Polish intellectuals from the 1960s which promoted an optimistic vision of the future, something lacking in our times. In 2015 she received the Kunstpreis Aachen in connection with her exhibition „Needle/Nadel“. Selected exhibitions: Kunsthalle Basel (2013), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2013), Museum of Modern Art New York (2012), Pinakothek der Moderne München (2009).






Institut Kunst
Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst
Atelier Gebäude A 1.10, Oslo-Strasse 3, 4142 Münchenstein b. Basel

Tram 11 Station Freilager, Freilager-Platz 1, Postfach 22, 4023 Basel
+41 61 228 40 77,,,

Institut Kunst HGK FHNW, Freilager-Platz 1, Postfach, CH-4002 Basel

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