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Alicja Kwade (born 1979) lives and works in Berlin. 
Alicja Kwade’s work investigates and questions the structures of our reality and society and reflects on the perception of time in our everyday life. Her diverse practice is based around concepts of space, time, science and philosophy, takes shape in sculptural objects, video and even photography. In 2017 she participated in the 57th Venice Biennale “Viva Arte Viva” curated by Christine Macel and in the Aros Triennale “The Garden - End of Times; Beginning of Times, #3 The Future” in Aarhus. Kwade has been selected for the 2019 Roof Garden Commission for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.





2019    ParaPivot, The Roof Garden Commission, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

            The Resting Thought, Centre De Creation Contemporaine Olivier Debre, Tours, France

2018    Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland

            Materia, Per Ora, Fondazione Giuliani, Roma, Italy

2017    ReReason, YUZ Museum, Shanghai, China

2016    Medium Median, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

            de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015    Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany 

            Hector Prize, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

            Public Art Fund, New York, NY

            Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt, Germany 

            Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany

2014    Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Germany

2013    Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany 

2010    Ereignishorizont, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany

2008    Piepenbrock Förderpreis für Skulptur, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany




2018    Hayward Gallery, London, UK

2017    57th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2016    Me, Schirn Kunstalle, Frankfurt, Germany

2015    Mudam, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

2014    Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL

2013    Cologne Sculpture Park, Cologne, Germany

2012    CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA

2012    Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2012    Sculpture Center New York, France

2012    KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

2011    Mot Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan




Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Boros Collection, Berlin, Germany

Burger Collection, Hong Kong, China

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Coppel Collection, Mexico

Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart, Germany

European Patent Office, Munich, Germany

K11 Foundation, Hong Kong, China

LACMA, Los Angeles

MACBA Collection, Barcelona, Spain

Mudam, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Mumok Foundation Ludwig, Vienna, Austria

Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin

Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China