Polish, born 1958, lives in Warsaw, Poland
Miroslaw Balka was raised in a small town outside Warsaw, and his artwork often draws on memories of his childhood home, which is now his studio. He studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, earning his degree in 1985. Balka’s work has been the subject of many one-person exhibitions, including shows at The National Museum of Art in Osaka, Japan (2001); the Tate Gallery, London (1995); and the List Center for the Visual Arts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA (1993). In 1993, he was selected to represent Poland at the 45th Venice Biennale.