Magdalena Los

Magdalena Los (*1987) was born in Poland and grew up in Bremen. She completed her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg.

Los’ digitally collaged visual worlds emerge from a painting and conceptual practice. In them, everyday views collide with private screenshots or references to popular film scenes, works of art and current news from various departments. The alternately surreal, comic-like or naturalistic motifs repeatedly revolve around the relationship between work, time and value, with humour and seriousness always in balance. The often female figures in Los’ imaginary spaces oscillate between desire and powerlessness, illuminating the specific area between the two questions: What do I want? and What can I do?

She is currently preparing the exhibition Lucid Dreams at the artothek in Cologne (2022) and last exhibited at Bonner Kunstverein (2021). Her work has been exhibited at PiK, Cologne; Klosterruine, Berlin; Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg (all 2020) and Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof (2019), among others. She has been awarded the Friedrich Vordemberge Scholarship of the City of Cologne (2021) and the Peter Mertes Scholarship (2020). Magdalena Los lives and works in Cologne.

From January to March 2022, Magdalena Los is a resident artist in the programme Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr in Essen.

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