From 1986 to 1989 worked in the group Consciousnes Neue Bieriemiennost.
1991 – Mies van der Rohe – Stipendium, Krefeld. Member of Akademie der Kunste, Berlin.
In 2009, Balka installed How It Is (2009), the 10th Unilever Series commission for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, which opened on 13 October 2009.
Active in the fields of sculpture, drawing and video.
Runs the Spatial Activities Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warszawa. Works in Otwock and Warszawa.
Miroslaw Balka solo exhibitions ( selected ) took places at : De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam; Galeria Foksal, Warsaw; Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld; The Renaissance Society, Chicago ; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz; Tate Gallery, London; Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo; IVAM, Valencia; The National Museum of Art, Osaka; Galeria Zacheta, Warsaw; SMAK, Gent; Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo; Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee; The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin ; Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg; K21, Düsseldorf; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Modern Art, Oxford Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe ; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid ; CCA, Warsaw ; Akademie der Kunste, Berlin.
He has exhibited in major international group exhibitions including: Metropolism, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin; Possible Worlds, ICA and Serpentine Gallery, London; Documenta IX, Kassel; 9th and 15th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney; Rites of Passage, Tate Gallery, London; The Carnegie International 95, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Distemper, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC; 24th Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, 1st Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, Between Cinema and a Hard Place, Tate Modern, London; 44th, 50th and 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe. Author of Memorial dedicated to the victims of "Estonia" ferry . Stockholm, 1997 . In 2009 made a project "How It Is" at Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London.
Miroslaw Balka is represented by Dvir Gallery in Tel Aviv, Galería Juana de Aizpuru in Madrid, Galerie Nordenhake in Berlin, Gladstone Gallery in New York, Raffaella Cortese Gallery in Milano, White Cube in London.
Miroslaw Balka's works are owned by museums worldwide including: Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC; Moderna Galerija, Ljubliana; MOCA, Los Angeles; MOMA, New York; Museu Serralves, Porto; Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz; SFMOMA, San Francisco; Tate Modern, London; The Art Institute, Chicago; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; The National Museum of Art, Osaka; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven and Center of Contemporary Art, Warsaw.
- Miroslaw Balka's Website
- Biography of Balka on Tate website
- How It Is at Tate Modern
- Marges at FRAC Centre
- Profile at culture.pl
- 'The Shadow of Life's Mechanisms: A Conversation with Miroslaw Balka', Sculpture magazine, November 2004.
- "BBC News: Polish artist chosen to fill Tate". BBC. 2009-01-29. Retrieved 2009-01-29.
- Tate Modern website. 'The Unilever Series: Miroslaw Balka'. Retrieved 17 January 2010.
- Lewis, Rebecca. 'Miroslaw Balka, How it is', this is tomorrow, 18 November 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2010.