Alicja Kwade (b.1979, Poland) has long been engaged with value systems, and with attempting to examine (if not resolve) issues of inherently subjective concepts such as space and time. In her sculptures (as well as installations, photographs and films), Kwade occupies herself with the structural properties of everyday objects. Common materials of little to no value such as glass, wood and copper are transformed via elaborate, alchemical operations. Through these physical shifts Kwade proposes new meaning and value. Alicja Kwade lives and works in Berlin. She received a degree in sculpture from the Universität der Künste, Berlin in 2005. 





2018    Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland

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




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

Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart, Germany

European Patent Office, Munich, Germany

K11 Foundation, Hong Kong, China

MACBA Collection, Barcelona, Spain

Mudam, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Mumok Foundation Ludwig, Vienna, Austria

Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China