Karolina Halatek


Eastern European Network

City, Country:

Lodz, Poland


2015, 2016, 2017


Aug 2016 - Nov 2016

Born 1985 in Lodz/Poland.

Karolina Halatek studied Design for Performance at the University of the Arts London, Great Britain, Fine Arts at the Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany and Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw/Poland. Karolina Halatek uses light as the key medium and material for her installations and videos. She is fascinated by the power of light to convert the objective fixation of visual experience into a pure experience of light. Karolina Halatek creates experiential site-specific spaces at the interface between the visual, the architectural and the sculptural. Furthermore, she is interested in some of the methods used by scientists. She collaborated with quantum physicists, founders of the superstring theory or precisions mechanics engineers.

Karolina Halatek received the Minister’s Scholarship for Fine Arts from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in Poland and a London residency managed by Acme Studios International Residencies Programme in collaboration with Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw in 2014. In 2015 her Scanner Room Video was broadcasted into outer space at the MONA FOMA Festival held by the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart/Tasmania. Karolina Halatek exhibited internationally in London, Berlin, Athens/Greece, Edinburgh/Scotland, and across Poland.

Karolina Halatek is a fellow through the »New Networks« project, a cooperation of Akademie Schloss Solitude and the Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, with financial support by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw. 

In cooperation with Kulturregion Stuttgart and the city of Gerlingen, Karolina Halatek participates in the Lichkunstfestival »Aufstiege« of Kulturregion Stuttgart during her stay at Akademie Schloss Solitude. Her installation Terminal can be seen from September 17 to October 10 on the town hall square in Gerlingen.