Joanna Malinowska

Joanna Malinowska works mainly in sculpture, video, and performance. Her projects — often inspired by interest in cultural clashes, anthropology, prehistory, and music — have been exhibited nationally and internationally, at venues such as the Sculpture Center and CANADA in New York City; Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton in Paris; Saatchi Gallery and Nottingham Contemporary in Great Britain; Yokohama Museum of Art in Japan; and Zachęta — National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. She was included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, and the 56th Venice Biennale (2015).

A graduate of the sculpture departments at Rutgers University and Yale School of Art, Malinowska has received awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, among others. She is represented by CANADA gallery in New York City. Malinowska frequently collaborates with her partner C. T. Jasper, most recently creating The Emperor's Canary, a project commissioned by the High Line park in New York City.

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • Collaborative practice
  • Drawing
  • Film/video/sound
  • Installation art
  • Interdisciplinary art
  • Performance art
  • Public art
  • Sculpture
  • Technology and art

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Classes (Selected)

  • ART 2401 Introduction to SculptureThis course introduces students to artistic practice in three dimensions using a variety of materials and approaches. Problems require the student to address materials in terms of cultural and historical context. Assumes no prior knowledge of sculpture.
  • ART 2501 Introduction to DrawingThis course provides students entering the B.F.A. program a gateway to contemporary art practice through drawing. Drawing here is conceived both as a self-sufficient medium and as a tool useful for the conceptual and practical development of ideas in other media. A wide range of technically and conceptually conceived assignments will introduce students to the breadth of contemporary practice and drawing itself.

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • Pollock-Krasner Foundation (2013)
  • Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2013)
  • New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (sculpture) (2011)
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (2009)
  • Smack Mellon Grant and Studio Program (2008)

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • Not a Metaphorical Forest, CANADA Gallery, New York City (2017)
  • Mutations (in collaboration with C. T. Jasper), the High Line, New York City (2017)
  • Halka/Haiti 18°48'05"N 72°23'01"W (in collaboration with C. T. Jasper), the Polish Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, Venice (2015)

Publications (Selected)

  • Magdalena Moskalewicz et al., Halka/Haiti 18°48'05"N 72°23'01"W (Warsaw: Inventory Press and Zachęta National Gallery of Art, 2015)
  • Michał Jachuła et al., Relations Disrelations (Łódź: ms1, 2015)
  • Takashi Murakami, Takashi Murakami's Super Flat Collection (Yokohama: Kaikai Kiki Co., 2016)
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