Born in Zawiercie, Poland, 1977.
Lives and works in Brussels.
Describing herself a ‘junk collector’, Wolska uses discarded plastic bottles, salvaged timber, rusty nails and foam from old mattresses and ‘gives them new breath’. She transforms these humble, discarded materials into seductive poetic, biomorphic sculptures. Works such as these won Wolska a prestigious Salon de Montrouge prize in 2014, which led to the presentation of her works at Palais de Tokyo in 2015. Wolska recycles waste, not because she is an environmentalist, but out of habit. She was brought up in communistic Poland where recycling was a necessity to cope with the lack of goods. The artist ranks and orders the poor, damaged, rejected ‘pollutants’ and composes new, strangely beautiful, sensuous objects. Plastic bottles of Perrier or Badoit are cut and then heat-sealed before they are metamorphosed into aero-light forms. Her undulating wooden structures are shaped into sensuous, diaphanous forms, or like parasites weave their ‘bodies’ through gallery walls.
Click to download the artist’s CV
Sculpture in the City – 10th edition, London, UK, launch 15 June 2021
Les Variations du Possible, Domaine departemental de Chamarande, France, 19 May – 20 June 2021
Autobiographies of Santiana Welcoq, Gallerie Duchamp, Yvetot, 2021
Recycler/Surcycler, Fondation Villa Datris, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France, 2020
Toutes les lignes droites sont courbes, Villa Carpentier, Ronse, Belgium, 2020
Femme, Bibliothèque communale de Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Brussels,2019
Principe d’Incertitude, Les Tanneries, Amily, 2019
Matrix, Galeria Miejska Arsenal, Poznan, Poland, 2019
1st Rabat Biennale of Contemporary Art, Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Oudayas Museum, Fort Hervé and Borj Adoumoue bastion, Rabat, Morocco, 2019
L’Art Chemin Faisant… Paysages de Formes, Centre d’art L’Atelier d’Estienne, Pont-Scorff, France, 2019
2nd Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans, Frac Centre-Val de Loire, Orléans, France, 2019
Melancholia, group show, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium, 2018
La Collection BIC, Paris, CentQuarte, Paris, France, 2018
PRESENT, Musée et Jardins Van Buuren, Uccle, Belgium, 2018
Nous n’aurons de cesse d’explorer, Double-V Gallery, Marseille, France, 2017
Le clou, FRAC PACA, Marseille, France, 2016
Principe d’incertitude, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015
Les Modules, Fondation Pierre Bergé & Yves Saint-Laurent, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2014