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Polish artist’s first U.S. solo exhibition, Personal Doping, at ASU Art Museum

December 16, 2003

TEMPE, Ariz. – Agnieszka Kalinowska, a contemporary sculptor and video artist from Warsaw, Poland, is having her first solo exhibition in the U.S. at the ASU Art Museum, Feb. 7 – March 6, 2004. Personal Doping, Video Installations by Agnieszka Kalinowska, includes several video artworks that feature human behavior in extreme situations – showing how self-consciousness and personal choices are intensified under pressure.

Kalinowska was born in Warsaw in 1971 and attended the Fine Arts Academy at Poznan from 1993-1998. Her thought-provoking sculptures and installations have been exhibited in galleries, museums and art fairs throughout Poland, Sweden, Italy, Hungary and Russia.

Known most for her work in sculpture, Personal Doping will be Kalinowska’s first exhibition entirely devoted to video installation. Kalinowska’s work draws the viewer in with its simplicity and immediacy but upon further introspection, “the story may not be as colorful as it appears,” Kalinowska says.

An opening reception for Personal Doping will be held from 7-9 p.m., Feb. 7, coinciding with the openings for Landscape in the Fireplace: Paintings by Pedro Alvarez and Blue Memory: Paintings by Tran Trong Vu. The artist is scheduled to be in Arizona from Feb. 3 – 9.

This exhibition is supported in part by the Polish Cultural Institute.

The ASU Art Museum, named “the single most impressive venue for contemporary art in Arizona” by Art in America, is part of the Herberger College of Fine Arts at Arizona State University. The museum is located in the Nelson Fine Arts Center on the southeast corner of Mill Avenue and 10th Street in Tempe. Entry is free. Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Tuesdays (during the academic year), and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, call (480) 965-2787 or visit the museum online at

Media Contact:
Denise Tanguay