Nina Adelajda Olczak is a Copenhagen based media artist and curator, who works predominantly with moving image, installation and performance. Born in Poland in 1980, the artist moved to Germany in her early twenties, where she studied art history and English and subsequently media art. She is a graduate of Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. In her practice she often explores the medium itself as in her latest curatorial project “Transmission Karlsruhe-Warsaw-Kassel" where live performances and exhibit events were streamed between the three cities. Olczak's multichannel video works, installations and performances construct bizarre, insightful and sometimes satirical narratives exploring various aspects of identity and artistic experimentation. 


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Born 1980 in Schwetz, Poland, 
Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark
2013 Diploma in Media Arts summa cum laude, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Germany

Solo Exhibitions (S) and Solo-Perfromances (P)

2018    Revolutionsmanöver, Tyson Raum, Köln, DE (P)
2017    Architectonic Movements, Kulturbahnhof Kassel, Kassel, DE (P)
2016    In-Between States, Metamatic TAF, Athens GR (P)
2015    Quicksilver. Mapping the exhibit, Buttervlies Art Prod, Karlsruhe, DE (P)
2015    Legend of the River, Contemporary Art Gallery, Opole, PL (S)
2013    Born 1980 in Poland, PreView.Süd, Karlsruhe, DE (S) (P)
2013    Pied-à-terre, One Night Only, Zürich, CH (S)
2008    Getting Lost, Finding the Way, University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe, DE (S)

Group Exhibitions

2018 – Stellenweise Glatteis, Tyson Raum, Cologne, DE
2017 – Lary i Penaty, A-i-R WRO, Barbara Center, Wroclaw, PL
2016 – Logographers.Landscape, KOHI Kulturraum, Karlsruhe, DE
2016 – Logographers.Landscape, Contemporary Art Gallery, Opole, PL
2016 – Polish Hospitality, Wykwit Gallery, Wroclaw, PL
2016 – In-Between States, curated by James Simbouras, Metamatic TAF, Athens GR
2016 – Athens Biennale curated by Contemporary Art Showcase Athens
2016 - Transmission Art Festival Karlsruhe-Athens, Karlsruhe, DE, Athens, GR 
2015 – Akcja Wioska (Action: Village), UND#8 Artfestival, Karlsruhe, DE
2015 - Logographers in Motion, Galeria Sztuki Wspolczesnej, Opole, PL
2015 - LogographersLancaster Library, DART Gallery Lancaster, Lancaster, UK
2015 – Born 1980 in Poland, Fokus VideokunstfestivalNikolaj Kunsthal, Kopenhagen, Denmark
2014 – Pilot's Fall, Schnongs Festival, Dessau Germany
2013 - Born 1980 in Poland, Graduate Degree exhibition, PreView.Süd gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany 
2012 - SommerlochUniversity of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe, Germany
2011 - Moving Image Now!, University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe, Germany
2011 - video etc.The National Centre for Contemporary Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia
2010 - 5 in the rowMorgenstraße Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany
2010 - SommerlochUniversity of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe, Germany
2010 - Untitled 2010, Sixpack ExhibitUniversity of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe, Germany
2008 - getting lost, finding the way, Undergraduate Degree exhibition, University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe, Germany
2007 - .temp, University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe, Germany
2007 - 1234567University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe, Germany
2006 - Video.Diary curated by NIra Pereg, University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe, Germany

Curatorial Projects

2017 “Transmission Art Festival”, Karlsruhe-Warsaw-Kassel, DE/PL
2016  “Transmission Art Festival”, Karlsruhe-Athens, DE/GR
2015  “Akcja Wioska”, Dragonenkaiserne, Karlsruhe, DE
2015  “Illuska im Stadtfenster”, Papierfischer, Karlsruhe, DE
2010  “Six-Pack: Männerbauchdesign, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, DE
2008  “Experimenta+”, Nancyhalle, Karlsruhe, DE, Co-curated by Oliver Boeg and Christina Lindner
2008  “Gib mich die Kirsche” Nancyhalle, Karlsruhe, DE, Co-curated by Oliver Boeg and Christina Lindner 

Bibliography (Reviews/Articles/Catalogs/Interviews)

Print Media

2016    Logografowie – Landschaft
2016    Revisit, Fundation Wersja, 2016
2015    Transmission Art Festival Karlsruhe-Athens
2015    Verein UND Plattform Karlsruhe e.V.: UND#8 exhibition catalogue
2007    HfG Karlsruhe / Beyer, Franziska u.a. (Red.): “.temp”, exhibition catalogue
2007    HfG Karlsruhe: "1234567", exhibition catalogue, 2007, p. 38-39 

Radio/Online publications

2017    Bettina Wienecke, Interview, HNA, Kassel, 25.07.2017
2017    Bericht, Hessische Niedersächsische Allgemeine, Kassel, 21.07.2017
2016    Anna Święcicka, Interview, Rozmowy dnia, TVP3 Opole, 16.08.2016
2016    Katarzyna Zawadzka, Interview, Radio Opole, 10.08.2016
2016    Anna Konopka, Interview, Nowa Trybuna Opolska, 03.08.2016
2016    Maciej Przestalski, Interview Radio Wroclaw Kultura, 21.07.2016
2016    Interview Radio LUZ Wroclaw, 08.07.2016
2016    Gareth Harris, Interview Financial Times, 31.05.2016
2016    Simone Kraft, Deconarch, April 29, 2016
2015    Katarzyna Zawadzka, Interview, Radio Opole, PL, December 21, 2015
2015    Magda Wolnicka, Logographers in Motion, August 27, 2015
2015    Karolina Sobel, Action: Village / Akcja Wioska, October 13, 2015