Joanna Malinowska


Joanna Malinowska graduated from the sculp­ture departments of Rutgers and Yale universities. Her art oscillates between diverse media — sculpture, video, performance art — where she tackles subjects related to anthropology, culture clash and music. Her works have been displayed at SculptureCenter, Art in General and Postmasters in New York, Saatchi Gallery and Nottingham Contemporary in Great Britain, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton in Paris, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle and Zachęta National Art Gallery in Warsaw. Malinowska took part in the First Art Biennale in Moscow and the 2012 Whitney Biennial in New York, among other places.


2001 M.F.A. Yale University. New Haven, CT
1998 B.F.A. Rutgers, the State University Of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ

Solo/Two Person

C.T. Jasper & Joanna Malinowska: Jurassic Garden, Le Guern Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
C.T. Jasper & Joanna Malinowska: The Domestic Plane, the Bibliowicz Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

C.T. Jasper & Joanna Malinowska: In Savage Society (curated by Andrzej Zagrobelny), GGM, Gdańsk, Poland
Conium maculatum, Mui Ho Fine Arts Library, Cornell University

Not A Metaphorical Forest, Canada Gallery, New York, NY

Halka/Haiti: Return to Vilnius (in collaboration with C.T. Jasper) – Contemporary Art
Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
The Independent NYC, Canada, New York, NY

Halka/Haiti 18°48’05”N 72°23’01”W – the Polish Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale
(in collaboration with C.T. Jasper, curator: Magdalena Moskalewicz
C.T. Jasper & Joanna Malinowska: Relations Disrelations, ms1, Łódź, Poland (curated by Michał Jachuła)

A Hawk from a Handsaw, Canada, New York
Observations and Rehearsals, Analix Forever, Paris, France

A Sudden Wave of Material Culture, Galerie Taiss, Paris, France
Ode à la Baleine, Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland

Time of Guerrilla Metaphysics, Canada, New York, NY
Mother Earth, Sister Moon (in collaboration with Christian Tomaszewski), Performa’09, New York, NY

Les aventures dans le code § 120.45 – Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
String Quintet for 2 cellos, 2 violas and a corpse – performance of a piece commisioned by Malinowska from composer Masami Tomihisa, organized by Venetia Kapernekas Gallery, NYC

20 Spojrzeń (20 Gazes) , Dobra Witryna, Warsaw, Poland
Umanaqtuaq, Venetia Kapernekas Gallery, New York, NY

In Search of The Miraculous, Continued…, Galeria Okna, Contemporary Art Centre, Warsaw, Poland
SHIT HAPPENS/In Search of The Miraculous, Continued…, Canada, New York, NY

Selected Group

Triennale Brugge 2021 – Trauma, Bruges, Belgium
30 Years and 30 Days…is the New Punk, Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland

Humanimalismes, Topographie de l’art, Paris, France
Niepokoje, GGM, Gdańsk, Poland

Opéra Monde. La quête d’un art total (curated by Stéphane Ghislain Roussel), Centre Pompidou Metz, France
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
ART ET PRESSE, LIBRES ÉCHANGES, Château de Penthes, Geneva, Switzerland
XVI Triennale of Textile, (in collaboration with C.T. Jasper, curated by Marta Kowalewska), Central Musem of Textile Art, Łódź, Poland

Objects Like Us (curated by Amy Smith-Stewart and David Adamo), The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Tatsuno Art Project 2018 (curated by Akiko Kasuya), Tatsuno, Japan
2018 BIENNIAL: Duration: Passage, Persistence, Survival (curated by Tim Murray) Cornell Council for the Arts, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Slummer Nights (curated by Sadie Laska), Canada, New York, NY
Body of Evidence, Peninsula Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
Coś nowego, nic pożyczonego, dużo niebieskiego, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland
Video Deli (curated by Julie Gil Giacomini), Vegafria Productions, Paris, France
Izotop, Curators Lab, Poznań, Poland

The Message: New Media Works (curated by Mark Beasley), The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Travelers (curated by Magdalena Moskalewicz), KUMU, Tallin, Estonia Mutations (in collaboration with C.T. Jasper, curated by Cecilia Alemani) – The High Line, New York, NY Greater Together (curated by Annika Kristensen), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia
F*#^$ing Beautiful (curated by Barbara Polla), Magda Danysz Gallery, Paris, France
Late Polishness (curated by Ewa Gorządek i Stach Szabłowski), Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland
DANCE WITH ME VIDEO (curated by Barbara Polla), Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
Life. A Manual Exhibition Inspired by the Works of Gerorges Perec (in collaboration with C.T. Jasper, curated by Jadwiga Sawicka), Zachęta National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

Escape from the “Liberty” Cinema, Galerie im Saalbau, Berlin, Germany
La Biennale d’art contemporain d’Anglet, Anglet, France
Slow, Dimwitted Carnage, Coustof Waxman, NYC
Smack Mellon 20th Anniversary Show, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
Travelers, curated by Magdalena Moskalewicz, Zachęta National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Rituals of the Everyday and the Holy Day, curated by Michał Jachuła, Arsenał, Białystok, Poland
Le sens de la peine, art et prison, curated by Barbara Polla, La Terrasse – Espace d’art de Nanterre, Nanterre, France
Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection―From Shōhaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer, Yokohama Art Museum, Yokohama, Japan

Ghetto Biennale (curated by Leah Gordon), Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (curated by Elvira Dyangani Ose), Gothenburg, Sweden
Private Nationalisms (curated by Edit Andras), Kiscell Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Krasnoyarsk Biennial (curated by Sergey Kovalevsky), Krasnoyarsk, Russia
War Games – Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
Affinity Atlas, Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY
La belle énchappée – Château des Adhémar, Montélimar, France

Broadway Morey Boogie – outdoor installation, Columbus Circle, New York, NY – organized by Marlborough Chelsea
this is what sculpture looks like – Postmasters, New York, NY
L’OISEAU VOLÉ – Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, France

In God We Trust, Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Splendor Tkaniny, Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Ennemi Public, Magda Danysz Galerie, Paris, France

Whitney Biennial (curators: Elisabeth Sussman & Jay Sanders) Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
ING Foundation-new works, BWA Sopot, Poland
The King, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
Unlimited Bodies, Plais d’Iena, Paris, France
Five Thousand Generations of Birds, Fitjar Archipelago, Norway
CineMarfa (curated by Trinie Dalton), Marfa, TX
Beautiful Penis, Fluke Galerie, Paris

Gridlock, A/C Institute, New York, NY
All Things Equal (curated by Catharina Manchada), Hedreen Gallery, Seattle, WA
Shape of Things To Come: New Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Ailleurs, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
Tabula rasa, Marta Cervera Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Work and Leisure (curated by Aneta Szylak), Instytut Sztuki Wyspa, Gdansk, Poland

Green Honey (curated by Andrea Cashman and Borden Capalino), Ramiken Crucible, New York, NY
Knight’s Move (curated by Fionn Meade), Sculpture Center, New Yotk, NY
To Believe (curated by Jeffrey Walkowiak), La Mama La Galeria, New York, NY
Minimal Differences, White Box, New York, NY
Star City: the future under communism vv ( curated by Alex Farquharson, Lukasz Ronduda and Jim Waters), Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK

Incarnational Aesthetics, New York Center for Art and Media Studies, New York, NY
Levity, Hendershot Gallery, New York, NY
Mike Smith at the Building, Berlin, Germany
Tactical Support: Curator’s Choice (curated by Trevor Smith), Tracy Williams, LTD, New York, NY
Practice, practice, practice, (curated by Mike Smith and Jay Sanders), Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, TX
Towards Confluence (curated by Kamila Wielebska & Remco de Blaaij), HISK, Gent, Belgium

Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau, Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
Old News 4 – organized by Jacob Fabricius, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN
Kraj, Galeria Sztuki Wspolczesnej, Opole, Poland
Working Title, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
Don’t Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows (curated by José Luis Blondet), Boston Center For The Arts, Boston, MA

Sway (curated by Olga Britschgi and Gianni Motti) Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva Switzerland
Frei Räume, Kunstgemeinschaft, Hallein, Austria
Come On Pilgrim (curated by Laura Mott), CCS Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Videoevenings, Citric Gallery, Brescia, Italy
Manipulacje. O ekonomii kłamstwa (curated by Adam Budak), Contemporary Art Centre Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland

Poza (curated by Marek Bartelik), Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
Manipulacje. O ekonomii kłamstwa (curated by Adam Budak), Laznia Contemporary Art Centre, Gdansk, Poland
Polyphony of Images, The Consulate General of Poland, New York, NY
3 Windows 4 You, Gandy Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
Audio in the elevator, Art in General, New York, NY.

Pale Ramon, Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva, Switzerland
Manipulations. On Economies of Deceit (curated by Adam Budak), International Biennale of Contemporary Art. National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
At the Mercy of Others – the Politics of Care, Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program Exhibition – CUNY Art Gallery of the Graduate Center. New York, NY
E-Flux Video Rental, Kunst Werke, Berlin, Germany
Post-Diasporas: Voyages and Missions (curated by Olga Kopenkina), 1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Moscow, Russia

New New Yorkers, Contemporary Art Centre – Zamek Ujazdowki. Warsaw, Poland
Symposium Geography of Changes, Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland
E-Flux Video Rental, New York, NY,
Ladyfest Vien 2004, Vienna, Austria
Self (Por) Traits. Video Marathon (curated by Jeffery Walkowiak), Art in General, New York, NY

d.u.m.b.o. Art Under the Bridge Festival, Water Art. Brooklyn, New York, NY
2003 Brewster Project, Brewster, NY
Cinemania(c) 2003, HDLU Istre/mmc Luka. Pula, Croatia
In Practice, Sculpture Center. Long Island City, NY
Disciplines, McGrath Galleries. New York, NY
Video Rodeo, Canada. New York, NY

Tuckernecker, Canada. New York, NY


Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant 2013
Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Fellowship 2013
NYFA Fellowship (Sculpture) 2011
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship 2009
Smack Mellon Grant and Studio Program 2008
Barry Cohen Award, Yale University 2001

Art Residencies

2006/07 Smack Mellon Artists Studio Program
2003 Cuts and Burnz Video Residency, Brooklyn, NY
2001 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

Guest Artist Lectures

ᐞ Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
ᐞ Graduate School of Design, Harvard, Cambridge, MA
ᐞ Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
ᐞ School of Visual Arts, NYC
ᐞ Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
ᐞ Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
ᐞ SUNY Old Westbury, NY
ᐞ Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of Art, New Brunswick, NJ
ᐞ University of Maine, Intermedia Department, Orono, ME
ᐞ Purchase Collage, Art Department, Purchase, NY
ᐞ Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint, NY
ᐞ Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
ᐞ Temple School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
ᐞ University of Texas, Austin, TX
ᐞ Cornell University School of Art, Ithaca, NY
ᐞ Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
ᐞ University of Texas, Austin, TX
ᐞ Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
ᐞ Cornell University Department of Art, Ithaca, NY
ᐞ Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Warsaw, Poland