Anna Orlikowska’s practice is defined by the concept of “space activation” and involves a variety of media ranging from installation, performance, sculpture, video, drawing, text, and sound. Through the generative strategy of translating one medium into another, the act of listening is essential to the artist’s process in her explorations of the complex relationship between the ear and the eye and their relatedness to other senses. Orlikowska investigates the physicality of sound and its site-specific relations to architecture, its impact on the body and the imagination of the listener.
Anna Orlikowska’s most recent solo exhibitions include “Anna Orlikowska, April Martin, Elisabeth Van Loan” at The Suburban, Milwaukee (2016) and “Can you hear me?” (2015) at CCA Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. Other exhibition venues include: Gallery Sector 2337, Chicago (2015); “As I speak, that moment belongs to the past”, performance lecture at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Generation 2015, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam (2015); Open Studios, SAIC, Chicago (2014); New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen (2014); TAC Gallery, Rio de Janeiro (2014); Oasis, Casa do Povo, Sao Paulo (2013). Her work has been reviewed in magazines such as ArtReview (2013). She is the recipient of awards including the Mondriaan Fund – Young Talent (2017), Clare Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists, Finalist Award (2016), Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds – Van Eck-Vollgraff Fonds (2014), as well as Full Merit New Artist Society Scholarship Award, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2014).
Anna Orlikowska’s 3-month residency is made possible with support from Mondriaan Fund, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, and the ongoing studio partnership with Residency Unlimited.