IUR Welcomes Karolina Breguła as Artist-in-Residence

Adriana de La Peña Espinosa IUR Artist-in-Residence

Karolina Breguła is a visual artist and filmmaker. She creates stories about art, architecture and urban spaces, which are a field of her anthropological and sociological observations. She is interested in storytelling – the roles of retelling memories, the favourable and detrimental effect of fiction, the remedial and destructive force of imagination. She considers collaborative fiction writing a political activity which supports the process of diagnosing, expressing and discussing social problems. Many of her works are co-created with their protagonists and participants. Her works have been exhibited at institutions such as the Jewish Museum in New York, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei and at international events such as Venice Art Biennale and Singapore Biennale. She is the winner of the second prize in the Views 2013 Deutsche Bank Foundation Award, the third Samsung Art Master 2007 award and the 2016 Golden Claw at the Gdynia Film Festival. She is an associate professor at the Academy of Art in Szczecin, she collaborates with lokal_30 Gallery. Since autumn 2023, together with Weronika Fibich, she has been running Lokatorne – Space for Antidisciplinary Activities. Karolina works between Poland and Taiwan. 

Karolina is a visiting artist at the Institute for Urban Research in November. She has been working on a series of collaboratively created stories about the sea change. 

You can visit her website to learn more about her work.