In an exciting development for the art world, Pace Gallery is delighted to announce its representation of the internationally acclaimed artist, Alicja Kwade. This partnership promises to push the boundaries of art, perception, and philosophy, captivating audiences with Kwade's thought-provoking and mesmerizing creations.
Portrait of Alicja Kwade, photo by: Doro Zinn © Alicja Kwade
Marc Glimcher, the CEO of Pace Gallery, shared the news today, expressing his enthusiasm for the upcoming collaboration. "We are thrilled to welcome Alicja Kwade to the Pace family. Her work challenges our understanding of reality, inviting us to question the world around us. Kwade's unique artistic language and ability to transform everyday objects into profound questions make her a perfect addition to our gallery."
Alicja Kwade is known for her diverse artistic practice, which includes sculpture, expansive public installations, film, photography, and works on paper. Her creations deconstruct and reconstruct everyday objects and natural materials, offering a fresh perspective on the world we inhabit. Kwade's work often ventures into the realm of the absurd, encouraging viewers to reconsider commonly accepted assumptions and explore new ways of comprehending our reality.
Kwade's portfolio includes exhibitions at renowned institutions such as the Louisiana Museum in Humlebæk, the Whitechapel Gallery in London, and the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, MA. Her art has graced the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, the Espoo Museum of Modern Art in Espoo, and Haus Konstruktiv in Zurich. Notably, in 2019, she created a monumental installation for the Metropolitan Museum in New York, featuring steel sculptures and enormous spherical rocks that simulated a temporary solar system above Manhattan's skyline.
Her 2022 installation, "Au Cours Des Mondes," on Place Vendôme in Paris, juxtaposed natural stone globes with endless concrete stairs, inviting contemplation of our place in the world and the mechanisms of power. Kwade's achievements also include participation in Desert X AlUla in 2022 and an acclaimed presentation at the 57th Venice Biennale Viva Arte Viva in 2017.
Presently, Alicja Kwade is hosting a comprehensive solo exhibition at the Lehmbruck Museum in Germany. Looking ahead, she is set to mount solo shows at the Museum Voorlinden in the Netherlands and Tai Kwun in Hong Kong in the coming year.
Alicja Kwade expressed her excitement about joining Pace Gallery, stating, "I am incredibly excited to collaborate with Marc Glimcher and his exceptional team. Pace Gallery has played a significant role in the evolution of modern and contemporary art. I am honored to be a part of this gallery's illustrious legacy, spanning generations. I believe this partnership will foster the growth of my artistic practice, enabling me to pursue even more ambitious visions."
Marc Glimcher, CEO of Pace Gallery, echoed her sentiments, highlighting the profound impact of Kwade's work. "Alicja is an artist who reveals the unknowable. Through her practice, she challenges our perception and explores the connection between nature and human existence. There is a deep resonance between Kwade's work and our gallery's commitment to philosophical and spiritual art. We are honored to welcome her to our program and look forward to sharing her art with global audiences through public projects and exhibitions."
Pace Gallery eagerly anticipates supporting Alicja Kwade in developing future exhibitions, realizing ambitious public and institutional projects, and collaborating on programming with her existing galleries, Mennour, 303 Gallery, and i8 Gallery. This partnership promises to be a fusion of art and philosophy, pushing the boundaries of creativity and leaving a lasting impact on the art world. Stay tuned for more updates on Alicja Kwade's journey with Pace Gallery as they embark on this exciting new chapter together.
Alicja Kwade, ParaPivot (sempiternal clouds), 2020, Installation View, Desert X Coachella Valley, photo by Lance Gerber