Magdalena Kotkowska

Magdalena can be visited saturday april 18th 12:00—18:00
The address to Magdalena's studio is Frysjaveien 40, inngang 11, 0883 Oslo

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In my practice, by researching a system of possible movements in time and space, I raise the issue of contemporary readability of the matter; the gesture, ritual and temporal monuments of human existence. I am inspired by the past, historical and cultural heritage of Europe.

My fragmented aesthetics are a consequence of an interest in collage, archeology and collective memory. Therefore, I am trying to embrace craft techniques and create contemporary form, using materials that have been salvaged and transformed.

The METAMORPHOSIS, fugitive, ephemeral nature of one material as a result of subsequent interactions is causing juxtaposed duration of another.
Balancing on the edge of hylozoism, my artistic practice serves as a temporary confluence of energy, places, time and concepts. The Form is in constant transition and that fundamental, mutable nature of objects and ideas is my main interest.

mixed media

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Planned projects and exhibitions



Magdalena Kotkowska (b.1984, Wroclaw, Poland). Lives and works in Oslo Norway
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Education :
2017 – 2019 MFA Medium- and Material Based Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts 2014 – 2017 BFA Medium and material based Art, Oslo National Academy of the Arts 2003 – 2011 MA, History of Art, University of Wroclaw
2005 – 2006 Erasmus Exchange,History of Art, University of Oslo
2008 – 2011 BA, Photography, University of Arts in Poznan
Solo shows :
2019 Adam and Eve, Kunstnerforbundet, Gressholmen kro, Oslo 2018 Nothing in return, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw 2016 The Gardens, Punkt, Oslo
Group shows, performances :
2020 FISTFUL OF LOVE, Kraft, Bergen
2019 Toys, Kåken, Oslo
2019 Better past is still possible, Garden tactics, Masterutstilling- Kunsthøgskolen, Oslo 2019 Vis meg din hage, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
2018 U’dysTROPICAN PROM, After school special, Landmark, Bergen
2018 Sit on a stone rather than a pillow, Black box, Oslo
2017 Avgang, Skyline gallery, Oslo
2016 Flock, Galleri Seilduken, Oslo
2016 The Gardens, Uncertain States Annual, Mile End Art Pavilon, London
2016 The Monument, Transit, Galleri Seilduken, Oslo
2016 Vita contemplativa, Utstilling02, Galleri Seilduken, Oslo
2016 Solution is on the way, Reception Gallery, Oslo
2016 Show us your pockets performance, Agenda, Kunstners Hus, Oslo
2015 Platoon\ Forbidden acts, Survival art review, Wroclaw
2015 Mi-das, Utstilling01, Galleri Seilduken, Oslo
2011 The Veil, Diploma, Poznan International Fair, Poznan
Curatorial projects :
2019 Toys, Kåken, Oslo
2016 Utstiling02 \ Open call, Galleri Seilduken, Oslo
2015 Utstilling01 \ Open call, Galleri Seilduken, Oslo
2014 Re-Cognition \ Re-Conhecimento A gravura Norueguesa Contemporanea, Brasil, touring exhibition commissioned by Jens Olsen, Consul General
Residencies/Prizes/Awards :
2019 BKH student scholarship
2018 BKH student scholarship
2019 April, Residency KHiO’s Studio House in Arcueil, Paris
2018 September, Residency at KHiO’s Studio House in Arcueil, Paris 2018 Feb, Residency at KHiO’s Studio House in Arcueil, Paris
Assistant for artist
2017, 2019 Ane Graff 2012 -2014, 2017 Dag Alveng