Agnieszka Kurant

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Agnieszka Kurant
Born1978 (1978)
Lodz, Poland
EducationUniversity of Lodz, Goldsmiths College

Agnieszka Kurant (born 1978 in Lodz, Poland[1]) is an interdisciplinary, conceptual artist who examines how economic, social, and cultural systems work in ways that blur the lines between reality and fiction.


Kurant studied at the University of Lodz and holds an MA in Curating from Goldsmiths College in London.[2] Kurant is particularly interested in “the economy of the invisible,” which she explores in her work by creating imaginary locations, information systems, facts, and realities.[3] Her work has been exhibited widely, including the Venice Biennale 12th International Architecture Exhibition, and is in the permanent collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.[4][5] Her work has been reviewed in major publications such as The New York Times,[6] Art in America,[7] frieze[8] and Artforum,[9] where she also has been featured as a contributing writer.[10] She is represented by Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York, where she lives and works.[2]

In 2015, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum commissioned her work The End of Signature to be projected onto the outside facade of the building and accessioned it to be part of the museum's permanent collection.[5] Her first solo exhibition in the United States, exformation, was featured at SculptureCenter in 2013 and she had a solo exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv in 2017.[11][12] In 2010, Kurant represented Poland (along with the architect Aleksandra Wasilkowska) with the presentation Emergency Exit at the Venice Biennale 12th International Architecture Exhibition.[4] Kurant was the 2017 visiting artist at MIT.[13]

In 2020, Kurant was a recipient of 2020 Art + Technology Lab grant from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.[14]


Solo Exhibitions[edit]

  • 2017: Assembly Line, The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv[15]
  • 2017-2018: Collective Intelligence, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah[16]

Group Exhibitions[edit]


  1. ^ Phaidon Editors (2019). Great women artists. Phaidon Press. p. 227. ISBN 0714878774.
  2. ^ a b "Agnieszka Kurant - Artists - Tanya Bonakdar Gallery".
  3. ^ "BOMB Magazine — Agnieszka Kurant by Sabine Russ".
  4. ^ a b "polish pavilion at venice architecture biennale: emergency exit". designboom | architecture & design magazine. 2010-08-31. Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  5. ^ a b "Agnieszka Kurant: The End of Signature". Guggenheim. 1 January 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Johnson, Ken. "Agnieszka Kurant: 'Variables'". New York Times. Retrieved October 9, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Considine, Austin. "Agnieszka Kurant at Tanya Bonakdar". Art in America. Retrieved December 3, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Gratza, Agnieszka. "Exit Ghosts". Frieze. Retrieved 28 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Agnieszka Kurant: Tanya Bonakdar Gallery". Artforum. Retrieved 28 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Kurant, Agnieszka. "Dispatch: Art in Warsaw". Artforum.
  11. ^ SculptureCenter. "SculptureCenter Exhibition - Agnieszka Kurant: exformation". Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  12. ^ "Agnieszka Kurant: Assembly Line". The Center for Contemporary Art. Retrieved 28 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Agnieszka Kurant". Arts at MIT. Retrieved 28 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "2020 Art + Technology Lab Grant Recipients | Unframed". Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  15. ^ "Agnieszka Kurant: Assembly Line | CCA | המרכז לאמנות עכשווית". Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  16. ^ "Collective Intelligence | SCAD Museum of Art". Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  17. ^ "Agnieszka Kurant". Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  18. ^ "Checklist". Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  19. ^ "Broken Nature | MoMA". The Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved 2021-03-10.
  20. ^ "Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI". de Young. 2019-08-01. Retrieved 2021-03-10.