press release

Maria Loboda
February 24–May 14, 2017
Opening: February 23, 2017

Maria Loboda (b. 1979 in Krakow, Poland; lives and works in Berlin and Paris) has made a specialty of digging into obscure histories—and inventing them too. The Polish artist’s first institutional solo exhibition in Switzerland, featuring recent and newly commissioned works, will continue her particular site-responsive practice. Her charged installations, which sit at the intersection of intrigue, fiction, the esoteric, and archaeological research, nearly always depart from a seemingly unimportant or overlooked historical detail that the artist renders central, fantastical, and always unforgettable. In doing so, Loboda transforms her findings into sculptural and photographic works that unravel the way we understand history, place, and the almost talismanic power of objects.