Polish artist Małgorzata Szandała (1977) is interested in site-specific installations, objects, conceptual art and subversive strategies. Researching is a very important part of her artistic practice and she consider the cognitive role of art the key aspect of her investigations. In 2018 she took part in the Brno Artists in Residence residency programme.
Małgorzata Szandała is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. She continued her education at the interdisciplinary postgraduate studies “Art / public space / democracy – relations and possibilities” at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw with prof. Krzysztof Wodiczko and later on at the seminar of professor Andrzej Leder: “The Post-war Period in Europe. The Path of Trauma to the Surface” at the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw. She participated in residency programmes in the Künstlerhaus Lukas Ahrenshoop in Germany, Imprimerie – atelier pour arts et sciences in Basel (Switzerland), Artist-in-Residence Harlech in Wales, and in Honefoss in Norway. She took part in several dozen exhibitions in Poland and abroad (among others: Gallery of Action in Warsaw, Centre for Contemporary Art Kronika in Bytom, Field Projects Gallery in New York, Chelsea College of Arts in London, Vienna Künstlerhaus, Museum Angewandte Kunst in Vienna, Musashino University of Art in Tokyo, Korea Foundation Cultural Center in Seoul, Museum of Art in Timisoara). She currently works at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice.