*1983 Debica, Poland
Lives in Cologne DE

2006-10Diploma, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
2006–12Co-founder / collaboration with Congress
2005–06Socrates Erasmus, Kunsthochschule Kassel
2003–05Painting, Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków
 
Prizes and Grants
2017Los Angeles project grant, MFKJKS NRW
 Residency, SUPERDEALS, Brussels BE
2016Van Bommel Van Dam Prize, Venlo NL
 Brussels/Athens project grant, MFKJKS NRW
 Setareh Future Masters Award
 Project funding, Kunststiftung NRW
2015Project funding, Kunststiftung NRW
2014Los Angeles project grant, MFKJKS NRW
2010Nam June Paik National Award
 RölfsPartner Artist Scholarship
2005Socrates Erasmus Grant
 
Solo / Dual
2018Syndicate at Material Art Fair, Mexico City MX
2017Performance, Museum Van Bommel Van Dam, Venlo NL
 Californication launch event, WIELS, Brussels BE
 The flesh of your sons and daughters, SUPERDEALS, Brussels BE
2016Office Hour, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles US
 Fucking on Business, Prince of Wales, Munich DE
 Bruce Haines Mayfair (nee Ancient and Modern), London UK
2015Performance, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, US
2014Parental Advisory Explicit Content, KARAT, Cologne DE
 I’m M-pire (w/ Theresa Reusch), KARAT, Cologne DE
 In Heaven Everything Is Fine, Jagla Ausstellungsraum, Cologne DE
2013Magdalena Kita at Germaniastraße (w/ Riccardo Paratore), Düsseldorf DE
2011Performance, Kulturabend, Bischoff Projects, Frankfurt am Main DE
 
Selected Group
2018mi chiedo se c’è un posto in questo mundo, KM, Berlin DE (curated by Dragutin Banic and Ilse Henin)
 GIRLS 3000, Martinetz, Cologne DE (curated by Nelly Gwallek)
 Serious Fraud Office, a collaboration between Syndicate (Cologne) and Mauve (Vienna), Mexico City MX
2017If the body is a temple..., Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow RU
 Feminismus 3.0, Galerie Gisela Clement, Bonn DE (curated by Noemi Smolik)
 In-Situ, Drop City, Düsseldorf DE
 Warming Up, Petra Rinck Galerie, Düsseldorf DE (organized by Drop City)
 BRIDGE STRIKE!, Syndicate at Snehta, Athens GR
2016micro celebrities 2, Just Married, Brussels BE
 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
2015Tiny Masters, Egyptian Art and Antiques, Los Angeles US
 COFA Contemporary, Jagla Austellungsraum, Cologne DE
 The ancient and modern doom of the eagle, Adler, 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
2014Männer 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
 Deconstructing Dysfunktion, Studio for Artistic Research, Düsseldorf DE
2013TAUSEND, Sechzigstraße 13a, Cologne DE
 Body Light, Venus & Apoll (Julia Stoschek Foundation), Düsseldorf DE
 Stelldichein, Kirschenpflücker at Bruch & Dallas, Cologne DE
2012Nam June Paik Award, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum DE
 W1111, Transmission, Düsseldorf DE
 Herzlich Gefickt!, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach DE
2011The Postcard, Rosenberg Gallery, New York US
 SingleMuseum, Kunstraum, Düsseldorf DE
 Scheiße, Single Club, Düsseldorf DE
 Sunbeam in the Glasshouse, 701 e.V, Düsseldorf DE
 Plastische Positionen im Jetzt, Galerie Warhus Rittershaus, Cologne DE
 Rölfspartner Kunsttag, KIT – Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf DE
2010SMOG Performance Festival, Centrum Kultury, Katowice PL
 BERLIN, Galerie Warhus Rittershaus, Berlin DE
 Hardcore Intellectual, Plan 10, Chelsea Hotel, Cologne DE
 Congress illuminates, B1 / A40, Markus Ambach Projekte, DE
 Bergische Kunstausstellung, Museum Baden / Solingen DE
 Orphée aux enfers, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf DE
 Morality in Europe today, KIT – Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf DE
 Wrong, KIT – Kunst im Tunnel, Düsseldorf DE
2009Armela Show, Kunsthaus Erfurt, Erfurt DE
 Wir sehen uns morgen wieder, Forum Freies Theater, Düsseldorf DE
 Rites de Passage, Schunck Glas Palais, Heerlen NL
 Zwei Kerzen leuchten, Zeche Zollverein, Essen DE
 
Commissions
2017Curtain commission, Drop City, Düsseldorf DE
 Graduation scarves, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
 
Talks and Events
2017Conversation with Jana Haeckel, SUPERDEALS, Brussels BE
2016Van Bommel Van Dam Museum, Venlo NL
2011Guest lecture, UCLA, Los Angeles US
 
Publications and Bibliography
2018if the body is a temple..., KubaParis online magazine, January
2017Kliemann, Thomas. ‘Feminismus 3.0’, General Anzeiger (Bonn), November
 Californication book launch at WIELS, KubaParis online magazine, June
2016Magdalena Kita: Californication, Snoeck Verlag, Cologne (edited by JL Murtaugh)
 RM Basics: Human Needs, edited by Maria Ines Plaza, Reflektor M, Munich
 ‘Van Bommel Van Dam Prize’, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, 21 October
 Van Bommel Van Dam Prijs Catalogue, Museum VBVD, Venlo NL
 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
2014Kuhn, Thomas W. ‘Magdalena Kita’s Californication’
 Mir, Emmanuel. ‘Porn in the City’, Perisphere, 22 March
2012Könches, Barbara. Nam June Paik Award Catalogue, Kunstmuseum Bochum
2011Shapiro, Alan N. ‘Morality in Europe Today’, Blog, 5 February
 Sunbeam in the Glasshouse Catalogue, Düsseldorf
2010Sonna, Birgit. ‘Art Plus: Extraheft zur Quadriennalle Düsseldorf’
 Peters, Gertrud. 64. Bergische Kunstausstellung, Museum Baden Solingen
 Wrong Catalogue, KIT – Kunst im Tunnel
2009Ter Haar, Lene. Schunck / Rites de Passage, Heerlen NL
2007Bosetti, Annette. Rheinische Post, 23 August
 Gehring, Arno and Eva Schmitt. Düsseldorf Express, 19 August