Autopis. Notes, Copies and Masterpieces, 2019
Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, CH, installation view

Anna Ostoya, 2017
Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, PL, installation view

Anna Ostoya, 2017
Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, PL, installation view

Anna Ostoya, 2017
Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, PL, installation view

Anna Ostoya, 2017
Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, PL, installation view

Anna Ostoya, 2017
Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, PL, installation view

Alte Sachlichkeit, 2016
oil and gold leaf on canvas
135.6 x 289.5 cm

Anna Ostoya, 2017
Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, PL, installation view

Slaying, 2016
Bortolami, New York, US, installation view

Slaying, 2016
Bortolami, New York, US, installation view

La Vie Moderne, 2015
13th Biennial de Lyon, Lyon, FR, installation view

Yellow, 2015
acrylic on canvas
183 x 137 cm

Red, 2015
acrylic on canvas
183 x 137 cm

Blue, 2015
acrylic on canvas
183 x 137 cm

Transpositions, 2014
La Kunsthalle, Mulhouse, FR, installation view

Transposition VII, 2014
acrylic, paper, charcoal and aluminum ribbon on canvas
100 x 200 cm

Transpositions, 2014
La Kunsthalle, Mulhouse, FR, installation view

Transpositions, 2014
La Kunsthalle, Mulhouse, FR, installation view

Transposition IV, 2014
acrylic, oil paint, enamel, paper and aluminum ribbon on canvas
100 x 200 cm

Transpositions, 2014
La Kunsthalle, Mulhouse, FR, installation view

Transposition VII, 2014
acrylic, paper, charcoal and aluminum ribbon on canvas
100 x 200 cm

Calendars, 2013
paper and gold leaf on board
30.5 x 22.9 cm

Intoxications 6, 2013
shellac, plastic and a fly on board
30.5 x 22.9 cm

Pussy Paintings 3, 2013
blood and metal leaf on board
50.8 x 40.6 cm

Scars 1, 2013
plexiglass, bandage, blood, silver leaf on board
40.6 x 30.5 cm

New Photography, 2013
MoMA, New York, US, installation view

New Photography, 2013
MoMA, New York, US, installation view

New Photography, 2013
MoMA, New York, US, installation view

Exposures- 1.02.2011, 2011
papier maché, gold leaf, acrylic, newspaper on canvas
61 x 50.8 cm

Exposures- 7.02.2011, 2011
papier maché, gold leaf, 2009 newspaper on canvas
61 x 50.8 cm

Exposures- 26.02.2011, 2011
papier maché, gold leaf, newspaper on canvas
61 x 50.8 cm

Adad Good Spirits, 2010
MDF, acrylic, print on paper
30 x 22 x 16 cm

The Tradition of Intensity and Force, 2010
MDF, acrylic, print on paper
41 x 29 cm

Pseudomorphism of a Political Event I, 2010
MDF, acrylic, print on paper
16 x 11 x 13 cm

biography

Anna Ostoya’s practice includes photography, collage, painting, sculpture, and writing. It spans multiple aesthetic traditions, often drawing on practices and histories of the twentieth century avant-garde. Rejecting the commonplace opposition of aestheticism and anti-art, Ostoya produces aesthetic objects that repeatedly direct the viewer toward the historical and institutional contexts of artistic production. Anna Ostoya questions the authority of historical narratives. She reconsiders and stresses the role of women within the avant-garde, and analyzes both central and peripheral phenomena in historical and geographical terms.

Anna Ostoya was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1978. She lives and works in New York. Ostoya attended the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York (2009, US) and studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt / M (2006, DE) and at the Parsons School of Art and Design in Paris (2001, FR). She had solo exhibitions at the Zacheta Museum in Warsaw (2017, PL); La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mulhouse (2014, FR); Foksal Gallery Warsaw (2010, PL); Center for Contemporary Art, Kronika (2010, PL). Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz (2019, CH); Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, and The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (2018, UK); Foksal Gallery, Warsaw (2016, PL); Boghossian Foundation, Brussels (2016, BE); Biennale de Lyon, Lyon (2015, FR); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013, US); The Power Plant, Toronto and Art Gallery of Alberta, Alberta (2011, CA); 2nd Athens Biennale (2009, GR); CCS Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2009, US); Manifesta 7, Rovereto (2008, IT).

Her paintings were on display in Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting, Phaidon Press, 2016. The work of Anna Ostoya is included in international private and museum collections.

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gallery exhibitions
January 15 - February 25, 2017
Group
November 27, 2014 - January 17, 2015
Solo with Barbara Leoniak
May 2 - June 22, 2013
Group
November 28, 2012 - January 12, 2013
Group
January 8 - February 19, 2011
Solo