Agata Bogacka

Agata Bogacka, Fields of Conflict, installation view, Edel Assanti, London, UK, 2022.

Artist Info

 Agata Bogacka's abstract paintings are characterised by competing planes of colour in constant states of transition, creating formal imbalances and tensions. The compositions enact dialogues, negotiations and conflicts by visualising the structural dynamics that underpin all levels of human experience.
Bogacka's mesmerising abstraction developed from the Post-Pop figurative approach of her early career, that entailed a dissolving of boundaries between figure and space,  or signifier and signified, in a methodology that found a broad context with the practices of the Grupa Ładnie and Wilhelm Sasnal. Although Bogacka's vocabulary became increasingly abstract and reduced over time, traces of earlier work are perceptive in her concise use of colour and suffusion with concerns that are both profoundly personal and sociopolitical.


Agata Bogacka (b. 1976, Poland) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 2001. Recent exhibitions include, Museum Jerke, Recklinghausen, Germany (2022); City Art Centre (MOS), Gorzów, Poland (2022); BWA Tarnów, Tarnów, Poland (2021); City Art Centre (MOS), Gorzów, Poland (2021); National Museum, Gdańsk, Poland (2021); Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland (2019); Instituto Buena Bista, Curacao, Country of Curaçao (2014). Her work is held in public collections including, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland; Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland; Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland; Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, Poland; National Museum, Gdańsk, Poland; The ING Polish Art Foundation, Warsaw, Poland; Museum Jerke, Recklinghausen, Germany. Bogacka lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.