Goshka Macuga

Goshka Macuga was born in Poland. A graduate of Central St. Martins College of Art and Design and Goldsmiths, University of London, she makes installations which incorporate other artists’ work alongside a variety of disparate objects. She uses techniques and styles common in archiving and museum display. For an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in 2009, Macuga incorporated a 1955 tapestry version of Picasso’s 1937 antiwar painting Guernica into a year-long installation about the 1930s-era controversy generated by the painting. After 24 years on display just outside the Security Council at the Headquarters of the United Nations, the textile was pulled down and flown to London. You can read more about Goshka Macuga here: http://www.artnet.com/artists/goshka-macuga/