Anna Orlikowska

Anna Orlikowska's work is defined by the concept of "activating space". Her practice involves a variety of media ranging from video installation to performance, from text to sound. While pursuing her interest in the act of listening and the complexities of sound, her work brings together the material, the visual and the bodily experience. Through the generative strategy of translating one medium into another, she explores the complex relationship between the sonic and the visual, as well as their relationship to the other senses. She investigates the materiality of sound, its relationship to architecture, and its impact on the body and imagination of the listener. 

During her residency, Anna Orlikowska will develop a research on the city's soundscape and translate it into a video installation. The work will explore the format of an opera as a medium, where emotions are expressed through sound, image and text. Each of the elements that make up the opera - such as the libretto, music and voice, text, set, and stage notes - will be independently explored. The format of repetition and its potential to generate content will be incorporated into the work.

This residency is made possible thanks to the support of the Mondriaan Fund and Fonds Kwadraat.






Anna Orlikowska is an artist born in Warsaw and now based in Amsterdam. Her works have been shown in international solo and group exhibitions, notably at the Center for Contemporary Art at U-jazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Neuer Kunstverein in Wuppertal, Art Rotterdam, Randy Alexander Gallery in Chicago, The Suburban in Milwaukee, Casa do Povo in Sao Paulo).  Orlikowska received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was awarded the New Artist Society Fellowship. She is also a graduate of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. She has been awarded prizes and fellowships such as the Mondriaan Fund Young Talent, the Clare Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists Finalist Award and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. His work has been reviewed in magazines such as ArtReview, Contemporary Lynx and Museumtijdschrijft.


Recent exhibitions


Multi-sensory, Multisensorial installation at Rosalia Menagerie, Amsterdam, Netherlands



Home Sequence, Amsterdam, Netherlands



In your dreams they are not/words, Group exhibition, Neuer Kunstverein Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany

Prospects & Concepts, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands



The Witnessing Event, Group exhibition, El Museo de Los Sures, Brooklyn, United-States

Re-enacting the contents of the box, performance in collaboration with Jeff Prokash, Randy Alexander Gallery, Chicago, United-States