Her Hauntology

Paulina Olowska
Kistefos Museum, Jevnaker, Norway
30 April – 16 October

For season 2022 in The Twist, Kistefos will present the first major survey in Scandanavia of artist Paulina Olowska (b. 1976, Gdansk, Poland), whose practice includes painting, sculpture, installation, and performance. The exhibition will comprise both earlier and recent works, including key works from Christen Sveaas Art Collection and Christen Sveaas Art Foundation, transitioning from a more traditional display in the closed gallery through to a dynamic installation-based presentation in the Panorama gallery.

Within Paulina Olowska’s practice, industry, leisure, and socialist symbolism occupy the same visual and cultural space. Her realist paintings, drawings, and collages borrow imagery from Eastern European and American popular culture creating a cross-cultural reference whilst engaging with the concepts of consumerism, feminism, and design.


Olowska will present a performance adapted specifically for Kistefos. The performance will take place on several occasions during season 2022. For the duration of the exhibition, the performance stage set will also act as an installation inhabited by further works by Olowska.