Marysia Lewandowska


Marysia Lewandowska is an artist based in London. Her work explores the public function of archives, museums, and exhibitions through a distributive form of practice that often results in publications and films.

She is perhaps best known for the Women’s Audio Archive, now permanently located in the Whitechapel Gallery, London. She has also initiated projects involving the property of others, activating reflections on the ownership of knowledge, on the commons, and values associated with a sustainable public realm.

From 2014 -2016 Marysia was Artist-in-Residence at the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong. Her forthcoming film connects property speculation with cultural transformation of museums in China.

In 2013 Undoing Property?, co-edited with Laurel Ptak was published by Sternberg Press and launched at The Showroom, London.

From 2003-2013 she was Professor of Art in the Public Realm at Konstfack in Stockholm, where she established Timeline: Artists’ Film and Video Archive.

Her work has been presented by Tate Modern, Moderna Museet, Muzeum Sztuki, and the Whitechapel Gallery. She is co-editor of Undoing Property? Sternberg Press, 2013.