Goshka Macuga

Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1967. Lives and works in London.

“Untitled”, 2009
Goshka Macuga (Warsaw, Poland, 1967) focuses her practice on the relationship between art, power and history. Her work consists of large installations and collages that mix her own fragments with materials found in archives and collections to explore new interpretations of inherited narratives of historical events and characters. Macuga is interested in the constant recycling of images and accounts, a method inspired by the art historian Aby Warburg, who juxtaposed thematically or aesthetically related images from different historical periods to create a visual continuity; the elements he brings together in his installations create narratives focused on revealing relationships and connections between single events or a priori unrelated historical characters, while providing new interpretations of political and social events.