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also as Rara Kaminska, lives and works in Berlin, D / Zamość, PL

studied at Art Akademie in Lublin/PL, Zürich/CH and Leipzig/D, and finished her MFA for fine art at Art Institut, UMCS (prof. Mikołaj Smoczyński) in Lublin and HGB / Academy of Visual Arts, HGB (prof. Astrid Klein) in Leipzig. Since the 2000’s she has produced social and site-specific sculpture, installations, photographs, videos and performances. Her work examines social, cultural, political, economic and linguistic backgrounds of misunderstandings in the communication within relationships (privately as well as publicly) in our societies. She focused on a discursive practice, which on a visual level can analyze and uncover, shift and maybe overwrite cultural codes and signs. In this relation the artist frequently used “everyday materiality” such as daily newspapers or “ad hoc” press kit. Her works have been exhibited at Gallery Monique Goldstrom in New York, within a guest participation at the Luxembourg Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition in Venice, Galerie Chert in Berlin and the AURORA biennial of art in public space in Dallas. In the recent years Kaminska has run also her interdisciplinary and ephemeral project BEL ETAGE, started in 2009 and continue this work annually. 

EDUCATION
Art Institut, University Maria Curie-Sklodowsky (prof. Mikołaj Smoczyński), Lublin, PL
Academy of Visual Arts, HGB (prof. Astrid Klein), Leipzig, D

BIENNALE
2013 – 55 Venice Biennale, Pavillon Luxemburg, with Catherine Lorent 2012 – 9 Manifesta Biennale, Belgium
2012 – 7 Berlin Biennale

SOLO EXHIBITIONS  (SELECTION),
09.2019 — „ZJAWA”, Foundation of Jewish Heritage – Synagogue , Zamość
2019 — „Phantom Monument”, Kunstverein am Rosa Luxemburg Platz, Berlin
2019 — „Zjawa/ Phantom” ,Galeria STUDIO, PKiN, Warsaw
2015 — „Hundert Millionen”, Gallery CHERT/Porcino, Berlin
2011  — „RE-”, RSTR Gallery, Munich
2009 — „Zwei Tage, Drei Nächte”, RLX Gallery, Berlin
2008 — „Volume”, Kunstverein, Berlin
2004 — „1,8 l, GRAND TOURISME”, compactspace Gallery, Berlin
2003 — „Shot”, Monique Goldstrom Gallery, New York
2003 — „TRAFIC”, STRALAU 68, Berlin
2002 — „CUSHIONED INTERIOR”, Gallery Eigen Art, Leipzig
2002 — „BODYCHECK”, Gallery HGB, Leipzig

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)
09.2019 —„Phantom Monument”, Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, Zürich
11.2019 —„PROTEST!” Landesmuseum für moderne Kunst, Frankfurt
2019 —„PROTEST!”, MOS Art Center, Gorzów, P
2018 —  „Neben der Heerstraße“, Collection Rottenbacher, Berlin
2017 —  „POLENBEGEISTERUNGSWELLE”, Bethanien, Berlin
———  „Aukcja Sztuki Współczesnej Fundacji Pamoja”, Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
-———  „Dr Kuryłek”, Gallery Wystawa, Cracow
-———  „Powrót suma”, Gallery Księgarnia | Wystawa, Cracow
2016 — „HEIMATLAND“, Bel Etage, Berlin
2015 — „AURORA, Dallas Arts District, Dallas, USA
-———  „MAP OF THE NEW ART”, Luciano Benetton Collection, Venice
2014 — „AVERAGE FREEDOM IN AN AVERAGE SPACE“, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin
-———  „Closer to Gaza“, Kühlhaus, Berlin
-———  „Das stille Leben des Sammlers Kempinski“, Gallery Exile, Berlin
-———  „DRIVE THE CHANCE“, 100plus, Zürich
-———  „FRAUENTAG“, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin
-———  „UNKNOWN MASTERPIECES”, Wonderloch Kellerland, Berlin
2013 — „BLN Collage VCE”, public sculpture, 55 Venice Biennale, IT
-———  „Thrill and Chills“, CAN Christina Androulidaki Gallery, Athen
-———  „Slug Bait“, BEL ETAGE, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin
-———  „The Oracle“, The Wand, Berlin
-———  „Aukcja dzieł sztuki współczesnej“, Fundacja Kultury, Warsaw
-———  „The Legend of the Shelves“, Autocenter, Berlin
-———  „Temporary Autonomous“, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin
2012  — „Perspective”, Gallery Nova, Berlin
-——— „The Last One Turns The Light…! “, Light-painting on the façade Kunst Werke, Berlin Biennale 7
-——— „Flights of Fancy“, SIA Gallery, Sheffield, GB
-——— „WAS IST IST……!!”, Manifesta9, Genk, B
-——— „IN THE SHADOW OF THE SUN“, Kunstverein eV., Berlin
2011 — „ IN OUR NATUR”, Salon Dahlmann, Berlin
-——— „Night Open”, Open Arts Foundation, Plovdiv, BL
-——— „Based in Berlin“, Autocenter on location, Berlin
-——— „DRAUßEN IST FEINDLICH“, Bel Etage, Berlin
-——— „ Pop Hits”, Tanzschule projects, Munich
-——— „Sample”, 2nd floor, Galleryhouse, Berlin
2010 — „THE DISASTERS OF PEACE”, Kunstraum Vattenfall, Berlin
-——— „E…R…O…D…E…R…E”, Märkisches Museum, Witten, D
-——— „There’s a Tear in my Beer”, Gallery WestGermany, Berlin
-——— „Wenn die Nacht am Tiefsten…”, Bel Etage, Berlin
-——— „Marzanna”, The Forgotten Bar, Berlin
2009 — „Zeigen”, by Karin Sander, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin
-——— „Full of Emptiness”, Bel Etage, Berlin
-——— „Photogala”, Schickeria (von A. C. Gebbers), Berlin
2008 — „Null Bock”, Berliner POSTER VERLAG, D
-——— „Neueröffnung”, Autocenter, Berlin, D
2007 — „TANZ DEN KOMMUNISMUS (wer glaubt ist nie allein)”, Glaskasten, Berlin, D
–——— „Video Vaka”, galleriBox, Akureyri, IS
2006 — „WER REINKOMMT IST DRIN”, Schickeria Gallery, Berlin
-——— „Neue Kunst”, Kunsthaus Hamburg, D
2005 — „me, myself and I”
-——— Gallery gutleut15, Frankfurt a.M., D
-——— Gallery Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
-——— Gallery Konsortium, Düsseldorf, D
-———„KIR ROYAL”, Projektraum SCHICKERIA, Berlin
2004 —„Members Show”, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, EN
-——— „Sputniza”, Kunsthaus, Dresden, D
2003 —„Artist’s Survival Kits”, Hotel Bellville, London, EN
-——— „Mlode Forum Sztuki”, Gallery Biala, Lublin, PL
2002 —„Elements of Geometry”, Monique Goldstrom Gallery, New York
-——— „Startdurst Deluxe”; Villa Elisabeth (A. Weitzel, K. Becker), Berlin
——— „Geschlossene Gesellschaft”, Gallery Menschenraum (Kurator T. Zipp), Berlin
2001 —„Exit”, The Cable Factory, Helsinki, FI
-——— „Black and White”, Monique Goldstrom Gallery, New York, USA
-——— „Heimat”, GFZK ( Museum of Contemporary Art), Leipzig, D
-——— „Game”, KONT Gallery, Lublin, PL
2000 —„Good Message”, Projekt LOUNGE:
Gallery/Foundation Wyspa Progress, Gdansk, PL
Centre for Contemporary Art Solvay, Kraków, PL
Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warszawa, PL

SCHOLARSHIPS (SELECTION),

IAM, Ministry of Culture Poland, Biennale Grant, IfA (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations), Grant of the Berlin Department for Cultural Affairs, Artistic Research, Stefan du Château Foundation,  Scholarship Robert Bosch Stiftung

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