Alicja Kwade

Born in 1979 in Katowice (Poland), ALICJA KWADE lives and works in Berlin (Germany). Alicja Kwade’s work investigates and questions the structures of our reality and society and reflects on the perception of time in our everyday life. Her diverse practice is based around concepts of space, time, science and philosophy, takes shape in sculptural objects, video and even photography. Kamel Mennour and Alicja Kwade have been working together since 2013.

Her work was exhibited in multiple solo shows in museums and institutions such as the Langen Foundation, Neuss; the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts; the Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré - CCCOD, Tours; the Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; the Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich; the YUZ Museum, Shanghai; the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan; the Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden; the Whitechapel Gallery in London; the Public Art Fund in New York.

In 2019, she was commissioned to create a site-specific monumental installation for The Met’s Roof Garden in New York.

Alicja Kwade also took part of international events all around the world: Helsinki Biennial, Desert X, Coachella in 2021; NGV Triennial 2020; Setouchi Triennale 2019; the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017 and the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016. And also numerous group exhibitions in major institutions such as the Hayward Gallery, London; the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain (MAMAC) in Nice; the Palais de Tokyo in Paris; the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) and the museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig wien (mumok) in Vienna among others.

Works

Installation view, Place Vendôme, Paris - © Mennour
Installation view, Place Vendôme, Paris, 2022
Au Cours du Monde B - © Mennour
Au Cours du Monde B, 2022
The heavy weight of lively light (Collard - Picard) - © Mennour
The heavy weight of lively light (Collard - Picard), 2021
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2021
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2021
Hot-Spots - © Mennour
Hot-Spots, 2021
Exhibition view, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, 2021
Exhibition view, Cap d'Ail - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Cap d’Ail, 2021
Amás(s) Astair - © Mennour
Amás(s) Astair, 2021
Exhibition view, Helsinki Biennial - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Helsinki Biennial, 2021
Exhibition view (with Louise Nevelson), kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view (with Louise Nevelson), kamel mennour, Paris, 2021
Installation view, Desert X, Coachella Valley - © Mennour
Installation view, Desert X, Coachella Valley, 2021
Exhibition view, Langen Foundation, Neuss - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Langen Foundation, Neuss, 2020
Reality Slot, Petit Palais, Paris - © Mennour
Reality Slot, Petit Palais, Paris, 2019
Exhibition view, CCCOD, Tours - © Mennour
Exhibition view, CCCOD, Tours, 2019
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale, 2017
Exhibition view, Metropolitan Museum, New York - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Metropolitan Museum, New York, 2019
Causal Emergence (February) - © Mennour
Causal Emergence (February), 2018
Hypothetisches Gebilde - © Mennour
Hypothetisches Gebilde, 2018
Exhibition view, Tuileries, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Tuileries, Paris, 2018
CC In-Between - © Mennour
CC In-Between, 2020
Sustance - © Mennour
Sustance, 2019
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2016
Silent Matter - © Mennour
Silent Matter, 2019
TrialTurn - © Mennour
TrialTurn, 2017
Urknall - © Mennour
Urknall, 2018
TransForm - © Mennour
TransForm, 2019
Urform II - © Mennour
Urform II, 2016
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Venice Biennale, 2017
Finallyfound (Hubcap) - © Mennour
Finallyfound (Hubcap), 2018
Reality Slot - © Mennour
Reality Slot, 2019
awalkingstickisawalkingstickisawalkingstick - © Mennour
awalkingstickisawalkingstickisawalkingstick, 2018
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2016
OOO (observed objects opportunities) - © Mennour
OOO (observed objects opportunities), 2017
Exhibition view, Yuz Museum, Shanghai - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, 2017
Orbit - © Mennour
Orbit, 2018
Linienland VII (Berlin) - © Mennour
Linienland VII (Berlin), 2017
In Circles of Time (UTC+1/UTC-12) - © Mennour
In Circles of Time (UTC+1/UTC-12), 2015
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, London - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, London, 2017
End-Wicklung - © Mennour
End-Wicklung, 2016
Exhibition view, Regent's Park, London - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Regent’s Park, London, 2017
Radio (Alicja R-603) - © Mennour
Radio (Alicja R-603), 2014
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2013
Freitag, 10. Januar 2014, 15:03:00 Uhr - © Mennour
Freitag, 10. Januar 2014, 15:03:00 Uhr, 2014
Urform I - © Mennour
Urform I, 2016
Transformer - © Mennour
Transformer, 2018
Finallyfound (Powerbank) - © Mennour
Finallyfound (Powerbank), 2019
Eadem Mutata 11 - © Mennour
Eadem Mutata 11, 2014
Eigenbahn - © Mennour
Eigenbahn, 2018
Exhibition view, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2018
Light transfer of nature - © Mennour
Light transfer of nature, 2015
Die Eitlen (Aurum) 2 - © Mennour
Die Eitlen (Aurum) 2, 2013
Exhibition view, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, 2018
Substance - © Mennour
Substance, 2019
Hypothetisches Gebilde - © Mennour
Hypothetisches Gebilde, 2017
Exhibition view, Whitechapel Gallery, London - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2016
Ein Monat (August 2017) - © Mennour
Ein Monat (August 2017), 2017
Dimension-8 - © Mennour
Dimension-8, 2013
heavy times (3 pm) - © Mennour
heavy times (3 pm), 2014
Asia (+3-+12) - © Mennour
Asia (+3-+12), 2015
Intransmedium - © Mennour
Intransmedium, 2016
Matter of content - © Mennour
Matter of content, 2015
Eigenschaft und Möglichkeit - © Mennour
Eigenschaft und Möglichkeit, 2015
Exhibition view, Hayward Gallery, London - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Hayward Gallery, London, 2018
Be-Hide - © Mennour
Be-Hide, 2016
88 Seconds (tbc) - © Mennour
88 Seconds (tbc), 2016
Exhibition view, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2018
Silent Matter - © Mennour
Silent Matter, 2019
Force - © Mennour
Force, 2016
Revival of Dead Elements - © Mennour
Revival of Dead Elements, 2015
Hypothetical figure - © Mennour
Hypothetical figure, 2015
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris - © Mennour
Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris, 2013
Meta-cm (140-160) - © Mennour
Meta-cm (140-160), 2018
Exhibition view, Kunsthal Charlottenburg, Copenhagen - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Kunsthal Charlottenburg, Copenhagen, 2018
Quantenkartoffel - © Mennour
Quantenkartoffel, 2017
Exhibition view, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, 2013
Achairisatreeisachair - © Mennour
Achairisatreeisachair, 2017
Matter-Aether (5) - © Mennour
Matter-Aether (5), 2013—2019
Idol (150°) - © Mennour
Idol (150°), 2017
Hypothetisches Gebilde - © Mennour
Hypothetisches Gebilde, 2016
Exhibition view, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, 2013
Heavy Weight of Hindsight (The cloud) - © Mennour
Heavy Weight of Hindsight (The cloud), 2016
TrialTurn - © Mennour
TrialTurn, 2017
Exhibition view, Kunsthalle Kiel - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Kunsthalle Kiel, 2018
24 Stunden (ZeitZirkel) - © Mennour
24 Stunden (ZeitZirkel), 2017
Exhibition view, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, 2018
Candle Column (Selfportrait) - © Mennour
Candle Column (Selfportrait), 2017
StillStand (Sterne rauchend) - © Mennour
StillStand (Sterne rauchend), 2017
South America ( UTC -6--3) - © Mennour
South America ( UTC -6—3), 2015
Exhibition view, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2015
Urknall - © Mennour
Urknall, 2017
Force (concrete) - © Mennour
Force (concrete), 2016
Die Eitlen (Aurum) 1 - © Mennour
Die Eitlen (Aurum) 1, 2013
Gegen den Lauf (ref: 12) - © Mennour
Gegen den Lauf (ref: 12), 2014
Hypothetisches Gebilde - © Mennour
Hypothetisches Gebilde, 2016
Linienland - © Mennour
Linienland, 2016
Exhibition view, Kunsthalle St. Gallen - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, 2014
Eine Woche - © Mennour
Eine Woche, 2017
3 Seconds - © Mennour
3 Seconds, 2018
CitrusQuatum - © Mennour
CitrusQuatum, 2018
Exhibition view, Kunsthalle Nürnberg - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, 2014
Force (sandstone) - © Mennour
Force (sandstone), 2016
Candle Column (Camille) - © Mennour
Candle Column (Camille), 2018
Exhibition view, Art Basel Parcours - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Art Basel Parcours, 2015
TrialTurn - © Mennour
TrialTurn, 2017
Exhibition view, Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona - © Mennour
Exhibition view, Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona, 2018
Hypothetisches Gebilde - © Mennour
Hypothetisches Gebilde, 2018

Exhibitions & News

Alicja Kwade - Voorlinden - © Mennour
Alicja Kwade, The Necessity of Things
9 March — 9 June 2024
Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar
Petrit Halilaj - Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart - © Mennour
Petrit Halilaj, Alicja Kwade, & Álvaro Urbano, Nationalgalerie: A Collection for the 21st Century
16 June 2023 — 16 June 2024
Hamburger Bahnhof – Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart, Berlin
Un été à l'Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc - © Mennour
Daniel Buren, Alicja Kwade, Bertrand Lavier, Lee Ufan, Ugo Rondinone, Un été à l’Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc
19 April — 20 October 2024
Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Antibes
Claire Fontaine - Weserburg Museum of Modern Art - © Mennour
Hicham Berrada, Claire Fontaine, Petrit Halilaj, Alicja Kwade, The Way We Are
30 September 2023 — 30 August 2026
Weserburg Museum for Modern Art, Bremen
Group show - © Mennour
Daniel Buren, Claire Fontaine, Douglas Gordon, Camille Henrot, Anish Kapoor, Alicja Kwade, François Morellet, Group show
5 February — 16 March 2024
Mennour, 28 avenue Matignon, Paris 8
Alicja Kwade - Lehmbruck Museum - © Mennour
Alicja Kwade, In Agnosia
23 September 2023 — 25 February 2024
Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
Alicja Kwade - Villa Medici - © Mennour
Alicja Kwade, Lee Ufan, Ugo Rondinone, Stories of stones
13 October 2023 — 14 January 2024
Villa Medici, Rome
Bertrand Lavier - Chengdu Biennale - © Mennour
Alicja Kwade, Bertrand Lavier, Time Gravity
16 July — 22 November 2023
Chengdu Biennale
Lucas Ratton x Mennour - © Mennour
Elizabeth Jaeger, Tadashi Kawamata, Alicja Kwade, Lucas Ratton x Mennour
27 May — 1 September 2023
Galerie Lucas Ratton, Saint-Tropez
Alicja Kwade - h3h - © Mennour
Alicja Kwade, Faith
3 June — 16 July 2023
h3h biënnale, Oosterhout
Le Salon de musique - © Mennour
Group show, Le Salon de musique
3 February — 18 March 2023
Opening 03 February 2023, 18:00
Mennour, 6 rue du Pont de Lodi, Paris 6
Alicja Kwade - Triennale - © Mennour
Alicja Kwade, 23rd International Exhibition
15 July — 11 December 2022
Triennale Milano
François Morellet - Musée d’art et d'histoire de Genève - © Mennour
Valentin Carron, Alicja Kwade, François Morellet, 10 milliards d’années
22 July — 30 October 2022
Musée d’art et d'histoire, Geneva

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