Visual artist. She creates site-specific works and performance art. She explores themes around impaired communication. In her works, she often uses sketches and small drawings, which she transforms by playing with scale. She is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań and winner of the City of Poznań Artistic Award. She has participated in many festivals, including the first edition of the Polish Fish Eye Festival and the Biennale d’Issy in France. Since 1999, she has been involved in art education and cultural organisation. She was the co-founder and long-term president of the Griffin Art Space Foundation, which supports Polish contemporary art. She currently works at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw, where she runs the Multimedia Studio.

individual exhibitions

  • Woliera (Aviary), BWA Zielona Góra/Poland, 2014
  • Winter – Silent Sleep, in collaboration with the Polski Teatr Tańca (Polish Dance Theatre) and the Teaterhuset Avant Garden/Norway, 2010
  • Videoinstalacje (Videoinstallations), Mazowieckie Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Elektrownia (Power Plant, Mazovian Centre for Contemporary Art), Radom/Poland, 2008 
  •  Terytoria (Territories), XX1 Gallery, Warsaw/Poland, 2007
  • Blokowanie (Blocking) ON Gallery, Poznań/Poland, 2007
  • Akwarelistka. Dla Malarzy i Pszczelarzy (Watercolourist. For painters and beekeepers), Otwarta Pracownia Gallery, Kraków/Poland, 2007
  • Muszę zrobić coś dla sztuki (I have to do something for art), IF  Museum Inner Spaces, Poznań/Poland, 2007
  • Jutro będzie dobry dzień (Tomorrow will be a good day), NoD Gallery, Prague/Czech Republic, 2006
  • Sztuka moja Miłość (My beloved art), Gallery of Contemporary Art, Przemyśl/Poland, 2005
  • Moje gniazdo jest moje (My nest is mine), Schody Gallery, Koszalin University of Technology, Koszalin/Poland, 2005
  • Podziały, układy i gry (Divisions, arrangements and games), OFFicyna Gallery, Szczecin/Poland, 2004
  • Nowa Realizacja (A New Act), ON Gallery, Poznań/Poland, 2004
  • Między tobą a mną (Between you and me), Na Pietrze Gallery, Koszalin/Poland, 2004
  • Tableaux; Sztuka moja Miłość (My beloved art); The Academy of Fine Arts, Poznań/Poland, 2003
  • Zrób to (Do it), Wieża Ciśnień Gallery, Konin/Poland, 2001
  • Teraz Polska (Poland Now), Wschodnia Gallery, Łódź/Poland, 2001
  • Przestrzenie dla przestrzeni (Spaces for Spaces), ON Gallery, Poznań/Poland, 1998

awards, scholarships

  • 2nd Prize in Polish Edition of 'Europan 9′ Competition, 2008
  • The Artistic Award of Poznań City – scholarship for young artists, Poland, 1999
  • Scholarship of the Polish Minister of Arts and Culture, 1997/98

selected group exhibitions

  • Re-animation, XX1 Gallery, Warsaw/Poland, 2020
  • New Japanism, Bunkasai Festival, Targowa Centre for Creativity, Warsaw/Poland, 2019
  • V Piotrkowskie Biennale Sztuki (5th Piotrkow Biennale of Arts), Piotrków Trybunalski/Poland, 2019
  • Między Zbawieniem a Konstytucją (Between Salvation and Constitution), BWA Warszawa Gallery/Poland, 2019
  • Signs, XX1 Gallery, Warsaw/Poland, 2019
  • NET – Art of Dialogue 2, Profile Fundation, Warsaw/Poland, 2014
  • Hotel de Inmigrantes/Cosmopolitan Stranger, Manifesta 9, Hasselt/Belgium, 2012
  • Grafis, XX1 Gallery, Warsaw/Poland, 2012
  • Focus Łódź Biennale, Inner Focus (accompanying exhibition), CS PATIO, Łódź/Poland, 2010
  • Coexistence, Tembi Strengthens Contemporary Arts Scene; Yogyakarta/Indonesia, 2010
  • RAVY (Meeting of Visual Art of Yaoundé), Yaoundé/Cameroon, 2010
  • Erased Walls Preview, Freies Museum, Berlin/Germany, 2009
  • Mona Collection, Hannover Kunsthalle Faust/Germany, 2009
  • Mediations Biennale, Stara Drukarnia (Old Printing-House Gallery), Poznań/Poland, 2008
  • Mixed Media Art Communications Festival, Special Colors Gallery, Tokyo/ Japan, 2008
  • Aizu Art College/Performance Festival 2008; Aizu-Mishima/Japan, 2008
  • European Attitude; Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai/China, 2008
  • Motion 4, Performance Festival, Nord Gallery, Berlin/German, 2008
  • Laptopia 4, Experimental Art Event by Interval Recordings; Tel-Aviv/Israel, 2007
  • La 7 Biennale d’Issy, Musée Français de la Carte à Jouer; Issy-les-Moulineaux/France, 2007
  • Out Video’07’, 4th International Videoart Festival in Public Space; Russia, 2007
  • Asia-Europe Mediations, Kunsthalle Faust, Foro Artistico Hannover/Germany, 2007
  • Zoon Politikon, Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Słupsk/Poland, 2005
  • Performance problem, Szyperska Gallery, Poznań/Poland, 2005
  • Między rzeczywistością a nierzeczywistością (Between reality and unreality), Manhattan Gallery, Łódź/Poland, 2005
  • Siła luźnych związków (The power of casual relationships), Amfilada Gallery; Szczecin/Poland, 2005
  • I Biennale Rybie Oko (1st Biennale Fish Eye), Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Słupsk/Poland, 2001
  • La Dolce Vita, International Art Centre Inner Spaces, Poznań/Poland, 2000
  • Wakacje na wyspie (Holiday on an island), Wyspa Gallery, Gdańsk/Poland, 2000
  • Cztery postawy (Four postures), ON Gallery, Poznań/Poland, 1997
  • 160 centymetrów wzrostu (160 centimetres tall), International Art Centre Inner Spaces, Poznań/Poland, 1996
  • Maska (Mask), Kunstseminar, Metzinger/Germany, 1996
  • Przestrzenie własne (Personal spaces), ON Gallery, Poznań/Poland, 1996

selected bibliography

  • Festiwal Sztuki Cyfrowej Patchlab [Patchlab Digital Art Festival]; Magazyn Szum (2019)
  • Sarzyński, P. (2018), Biało-czerwono-czarna [White-red and black], Polityka nr 49/3189
  • Merkis M., Plinta K. (2015), Ważne są dla nas odważne decyzje. Rozmowa z Anna Klimczak [Bold decisions are important to us. Interview with Anna Klimczak], Magazyn Szum
  • Lewandowska J. (2015), Maska [Mask], Warsaw
  • Lewandowska J. (2014), Woliera [Aviary], BWA Zielona Góra
  • Domanowska E. (2012), Co z tą komunikacją [What about that communication], EXIT Nr 3(91)
  • Suchora M. (2012), Grafis, Galeria XX1, Warszawa (catalogue)
  • Leśniewska A.M. (2008), Strefy subiektywnego odbioru – uwagi en passant [Zones of subjective perception – comments en passant], Czas Kultury, Nr 2 (143)

selected monography

  • ’Nowa Realizacja’ (’A New Act’); The Academy of Fine Arts, Poznań 2004/Poland
  • ’Sztuka wobec instytucji’ (’Art in the presence of an institution’); The Academy of Fine Arts, Poznań 2004/Poland
  • ’Przestrzenie dla przestrzeni’ (’Spaces for spaces’); The Academy of Fine Arts, Poznań 1998/Poland