Agnieszka Kurant

Polish, born 1978

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Agnieszka Kurant

Polish, born 1978

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blue chip status
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Polish artist Agnieszka Kurant investigates what she calls “phantom capital”—the invisible or imagined forces that economically and politically influence society. She is interested in how fiction, myth, and rumor masquerade as material reality, trump logic, and impact how people live. Kurant’s conceptual body of work includes sculpture, installation, film, photography, and works on paper, often supplemented with extensive research and writing. Phantom Library (2011–12), a shelf of seemingly real hardcover and paperback books, is in fact a collection of volumes with blank pages attributed to authors with names borrowed from fictional literary characters.

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Palais de Tokyo
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Biography

Polish artist Agnieszka Kurant investigates what she calls “phantom capital”—the invisible or imagined forces that economically and politically influence society. She is interested in how fiction, myth, and rumor masquerade as material reality, trump logic, and impact how people live. Kurant’s conceptual body of work includes sculpture, installation, film, photography, and works on paper, often supplemented with extensive research and writing. Phantom Library (2011–12), a shelf of seemingly real hardcover and paperback books, is in fact a collection of volumes with blank pages attributed to authors with names borrowed from fictional literary characters.

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Career Highlights
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blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
Performa, and 1 more