Olga Kowalska
Warsaw, Poland


Olga Kowalska

 Pregnancy Q&A Unboxing my long expected package from sperm donor bank during my diploma talk-show 

The diploma ANNEXXXXXXX Narrative Photography Studio
(♫ Must be the reason why I’m king of my castle ♫ heheheh XD)

 It is 2037.

In the Robyn Fenty gallery ”!” Olga Kowalska delivers her performance.
She talks to herself from the year 2017 via Skype. In 2017 she had a solo show after being awarded second prize in the Hestia Artistic Journey competition.

Is the second prize a success or rather a failure?
The question that infallibly distresses athletes and anglers has been also asked by the artist. Just as fractions of seconds or milligrams decide the verdict in case of 100 metres sprint or pike angling competitions, there are no possible ways of measuring outcomes in art. Nevertheless, art competitions maintain the sport rule of competence gradation.

In the artworld, the competition discipline is self-presentation. In order to win a participant needs to focus on her own image, at the same time looking at herself through the eyes of the others: the eyes of a jury. Stress, boosted by a silent competition between colleagues, culminates in the honouring of winners: the final confirmation that success is not only a postponed promise. In fact, it is something worse. Success is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Curated by Hubert Gromny

The exhibition is co-organised by the ERGO Hestia Group and the Hestia Artistic Journey Foundation


Marzenie prowincjonalnej dziewczyny. Olga Kowalska w Galerii Studio (tekst Piotra Polichta)


Kiedy, jeśli nie jutro. Kiedy, jeśli nie wczoraj (wywiad Szaszy Mojzess z Robyn Fenty w 2044)


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Rezydencja w Walencji 2016


Short video about mattresses and relationships

Me and my boyfriend fighting about who is better artist

How to teach your dog to walk properly
in a lot of steps

Video about family home. Work awarded in the contest Hestia Artistic Journey 2016.
Presented in the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.

found footage

Bad News
Presented on the exhibition Video Art Now in the Studio Gallery in Warsaw.

How to paint a realistic still life in 121 easy steps

White spray

Taking my swan for a walk

Running at the exhibition opening
Wola Warm+Up, Wola Museum, Warsaw 2016