Bałka, Mirosław

Sculptor, author of drawings and experimental films. He graduated from Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts (1985), where he has run the Studio of Spatial Activities at the Faculty of Media Art since 2011. He holds a Ludwig Mies van der Rohe scholarship and is member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. He has taken part in major international exhibitions such as the Documenta in Kassel (1992), Venice Biennale (1990, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2013), Carnegie International in Pittsburgh (1995), São Paulo Biennale (1998), Sydney Biennale (1992, 2006), and Santa Fe Biennale (2006). In 2009 he presented his project How It Is in the prestigious Turbine Hall of London’s Tate Modern. Author of the memorial to the victims of the MS Estonia ferry disaster in Stockholm (1998). His works can be found in the most important museum collections worldwide: Tate Modern (London), Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven), MOCA (Los Angeles), SFOMA (San Francisco), MOMA (New York), Hirshhorn Museum (Washington DC), Art Institute (Chicago), Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), Museu Serralves (Porto), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Kiasma (Helsinki), Kröller-Müller (Otterlo), National Museum of Contemporary Art (Athens), National Museum of Art (Osaka), and Israel Museum (Jerusalem). In Poland, his works can be found in the Museum of Art (Łódź), Centre for Contemporary Art (Warsaw), Zachęta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw), Museum of Modern Art (Warsaw), National Museum (Wrocław), and MOCAK (Cracow).