Michelle Handelman

New York City, USA

The main medium of Karolina Halatek’s practice is light. Through video and site-specific installations, Karolina explores the relationship between the visual and metaphysical spheres. Karolina has exhibited at the Centre of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Kinetica Art Fair London, the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Light Move Festival, Fotofestiwal in Łódź, as well as in galleries in Berlin and across Poland. In addition to her art practice, Karolina worked as a set designer for film, working on various productions which premiered at Cannes, Camerimage and other film festivals.

Karolina graduated from the University of the Arts London in 2008 and the Faculty of Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 2011. She has also studied at the Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK), where she took part in workshops of the Institut für Raumexperimente under Olafur Eliasson.

Karolina received an artistic scholarship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Poland and in 2014 received London residency managed by Acme Studios, International Residencies Programme in collaboration with Adam Mickiewicz Institute. In January 2015 as part of Aphids, Forever Now her Scanner Room video has been broadcasted into space at the MONA FOMA Festival held by Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania.