Marysia Lewandowska is Polish born, London-based artist who has been exploring the public functions of archives, museums and exhibitions. She has initiated projects involving the property of others to create new relations between forms of knowledge and ownership, activating reflections on the social and immaterial public realm. She is co-editor with Laurel Ptak of Undoing Property? Sternberg Press 2013. In 2009 she launched The Women’s Audio Archive with recordings made in the 1980s reflecting the value of alternative histories and the female voice. How Public is the Public Museum? Moderna Museet (2010); Film Triple C. Editing the Century(2015) Vienna Biennale, MAK; Re-Negotiation Artspace, Auckland (2015). Property, Protest, Commons Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong (2015); Comment is Free Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2016); Millions Will Thank You commemorated 50th anniversary of naming the Hayward Gallery, London (2017); Her recent film Rehearsing the Museum (2018) Entrée Gallery, Bergen (2018) proposes new typology for a museum in China, connecting financial and property speculation with cultural transformation of capital into commons. It acts as a sequel to Museum Futures. Distributed (2008). Cinema Island consists of a film exploring the relationship between female voice, and tenderness through stories present in privately obtained video footage and publicly available archival material shown inside a cinema pavilion designed in collaboration with MMI Architects for Abu Dhabi Art, UAE (2018/19). Her latest work It’s About Time is a Special Project curated by Ralph Rugoff for the Pavilion of Applied Arts at the 58th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia.
Her work has been presented by Tate Modern, Moderna Museet, Muzeum Sztuki, New Museum, Tapies Foundation, Kunstwerke, Whitechapel Gallery. She has served as Professor of Art in the Public Realm at Konstfack in Stockholm (2003-2013), Chinese University of Hong Kong (2014-2016) and most recently at Goldsmiths College, London.