Magdalena Kita

*1983 Debica, Poland
Lives and works in Cologne, Germany

2010
Diploma, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Master student of Prof. Rita McBride
2006–10
Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Rita McBride, Tal R, and Herbert Brandl classes)
2006–12
Co-founder of / Collaboration with Congress
2005–06
Kunsthochschule Kassel, Socrates Erasmus
2003–05
Painting, Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, PL

Prizes and Grants

2016
Van Bommel Van Dam Prize, Venlo NL
Brussels/Athens travel grant, MFKJKS NRW
Setareh Future Masters Award, Düsseldorf DE
Project funding, Kunststiftung NRW
2015
Project funding, Kunststiftung NRW
2014
Los Angeles travel grant, MFKJKS NRW
2010
Nam June Paik Newcomer Award
RölfsPartner Artist Scholarship
2005
Socrates Erasmus Grant

Solo / Dual Exhibitions and Performances

2016
Office Hour, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles US
Fucking on Business, Prince of Wales, Munich DE
Bruce Haines Mayfair (formerly Ancient and Modern), London UK
2015
Californication, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, US p
2014
Parental Advisory Explicit Content, KARAT, Cologne DE
I’m M-pire, Magdalena Kita & Theresa Reusch, KARAT, Cologne DE
In Heaven Everything Is Fine, Jagla Ausstellungsraum, Cologne DE
2013
Magdalena Kita at Germaniastraße (w/ Riccardo Paratore), Düsseldorf DE p
2011
Kulturabend, Bischoff Projects, Frankfurt am Main DE p

Selected Group Exhibitions and Performances

2016
RM Basics: Human Needs, Reflektor M, Munich DE
Van Bommel Van Dam Prijs, Museum Van Bommel Van Dam, Venlo NL
Our Masters, Egyptian Art and Antiques, Los Angeles US
Tastin’ Waters, Priska Pasquer, Cologne DE
Genius Loci IV: The Kicking Figure, Setareh Gallery, Düsseldorf DE
Transmission: Round Two, Studio for Subjective Experiences, Essen DE
Ein Stärker Ort, H SR, Düsseldorf DE
2015
Tiny Masters, Egyptian Art and Antiques, Los Angeles US
COFA Contemporary, Jagla Austellungsraum, Cologne DE
The ancient and modern doom of the eagle, Adler / Bruce Haines Mayfair,
Düsseldorf DE
Californication, Konteksty 5 / In Situ, Sokolowsko PL
The Price of Wisdom is Above Rubies, Ebertplatz, Cologne DE
ego trinity, Calwer Passage / Temporary Concept Mall, Stuttgart DE
2014
Offspacenight, Osthaus Museum, Hagen DE
Männer und Frauen, Jagla Ausstellungsraum, Cologne DE
Urban Heros, Ihsan Alisan Projects, Hagen DE
Nose Art (after Post-intellectualism), Cologne DE
Pleasures, Mega-Gay-World, Cologne DE
Eins auf die Freske, GG, Cologne DE
WIN WIN, Jack in the box, Cologne DE
Deconstructing Dysfunktion, Studio for Artistic Research, Düsseldorf DE
2013
TAUSEND, Sechzigstraße 13a, Cologne DE
Body Light, Venus & Apoll (Julia Stoschek Foundation), Düsseldorf DE
Finca La Roseta, Ihsan Alisan Projects, Hagen DE
Stelldichein, Kirschenpflücker at Bruch & Dallas, Cologne DE
2012
Nam June Paik Award, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum DE
W1111, Transmission, Düsseldorf DE
Herzlich Gefickt! Congress verabschiedet sich von der aktiven Phase,
Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach DE p
Streetcredibility, Vintage Emde, Cologne DE
The Hoods (an exhibition for Rita McBride), Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, DE
2011
The Postcard, Rosenberg Gallery, New York US
SingleMuseum, Kunstraum, Düsseldorf DE
Scheiße, Single Club, Düsseldorf DE p
The Apparat, XQM, Frankfurt am Main DE p
Sunbeam in the Glasshouse, 701 e.V, Düsseldorf DE p
Füßescharren, Expeze, Düsseldorf DE
Plastische Positionen im Jetzt, Galerie Warhus Rittershaus, Cologne DE
Rölfspartner Kunsttag, KIT – Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf DE
2010
SMOG Performance Festival, Centrum Kultury, Katowice PL p
BERLIN, Galerie Warhus Rittershaus, Berlin DE p
Hardcore Intellectual, Plan 10, Chelsea Hotel, Cologne DE p
Congress illuminates, B1 / A40, MAP – Markus Ambach Projekte, DE
Bergische Kunstausstellung, Museum Baden / Solingen DE
Orphée aux enfers, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf DE p
Morality in Europe today, KIT – Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf DE p
Wrong, KIT – Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf DE
2009
Armela Show, Kunsthaus Erfurt, Erfurt DE
Wir sehen uns morgen wieder, Forum Freies Theater, Düsseldorf DE p
Rites de Passage, Schunck Glas Palais, Heerlen NL
Zwei Kerzen leuchten, Zeche Zollverein, Essen DE p

p – performance

Publications and Bibliography

2016
Magdalena Kita: Californication, Snoeck Verlag, Cologne
Edited by JL Murtaugh, with contributions from Gia Edzgveradze, Tytus Klepacz,
Thomas W. Kuhn, Matthew Licht, Elena Malzew, JL Murtaugh, Marina Pinsky
& Alex Wissel, and Noemi Smolik

RM Basics: Human Needs, edited by Maria Ines Plaza, Reflektor M, Munich
‘Van Bommel Van Dam Prize’, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, 21 October
Catalogue: Van Bommel Van Dam Prijs, Museum Van Bommel Van Dam, Venlo NL
Review: Magdalena Kita’s ‘Office Hour’, KubaParis online magazine, August
Artist of the Week, Wertical online magazine, 6 April
Licht, Matthew. ‘Fur-O-Glyphs’, Bruce Haines Mayfair
2014
Review: Kuhn, Thomas W. ‘Magdalena Kita’s Californication’
Review: Mir, Emmanuel. ‘Porn in the City’, Perisphere, 22 March
2012
Könches, Barbara. Catalogue: Nam June Paik Award, Kunstmuseum Bochum
2011
Review: Shapiro, Alan N. ‘Morality in Europe Today’, Blog, 5 February
Catalogue: Sunbeam in the Glasshouse, Düsseldorf
2010
Sonna, Birgit. ‘Art Plus: Extraheft zur Quadriennalle Düsseldorf’
Peters, Gertrud. 64. Bergische Kunstausstellung, Museum Baden Solingen
Catalogue: Wrong, KIT – Kunst im Tunnel

2009
Ter Haar, Lene. Schunck / Rites de Passage, Heerlen

2007
Bosetti, Annette. Rheinische Post, 23 August
Gehring, Arno and Eva Schmitt. Düsseldorf Express, 19 August

Talks

2016
Van Bommel Van Dam Museum, Venlo NL

2011
Guest lecture, UCLA, Los Angeles US