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About Miroslaw Balka

Speaking about his sculptures, videos, and installations, Miroslaw Balka states: “I always try to create difficult questions instead of easy answers.” In his work, which is both hauntingly beautiful and deeply unsettling, he poses serious questions about history—specifically that of modern Europe—memory, truth, and perception. Balka uses traditional and unconventional materials in his work, including steel, wood, salt, soap, and felt. References to the history of his own country, and the destruction of its Jewish community during the Holocaust, figure prominently in his work: although Catholic, he has become known as a Holocaust artist. Balka’s video work Bambi (2003) exemplifies the affecting way in which he confronts viewers with the past. The video shows young deer foraging for food in a bleak, snowy landscape, which, as it turns out, is the site of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Polish, b. 1958, Otwock, Poland, based in Otwock, Poland

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Paravent, Group show, Dvir Gallery, Brussels
2016
Gaudi's room, Group show, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2015
Miroslaw Balka: RMMBRNC, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2013
Kiasma Hits: 13th Collection Exhibition, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
1991

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Miroslaw Balka: RMMBRNC, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
1991

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Paravent, Group show, Dvir Gallery, Brussels
2016
Gaudi's room, Group show, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2016
Dilemma, Group show, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2016
Je Tu Il Elle, Group show, Dvir Gallery, Brussels
2015
An Autumn Afternoon, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2015
Shibboleth, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2015
E PLURIBUS UNUM, Galeria Marilia Razuk, São Paulo
2014
Fantome, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
2013
Kiasma Hits: 13th Collection Exhibition, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art
2013
Four Something - Group Show, Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv
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