Born in Poland in 1977. Lives and works in Paris.
Angelika Markul’s artistic practice has always been anchored to lost, disregarded or dangerous sites. Connecting real facts with fictional – sometimes even science fiction – facts, her latest film projects have taken her to various unexpected places: to the South of Japan onto the Yonaguni island where the artist discovered an undated monument drowned under the sea, to the North of the Mexican state in the Naica’ selenite crystals mine that is now forbidden to visit or to Tchernobyl in order to evoke this reconstructed nature on its own ruins. Her latest film “Memory of Glaciers” continues a process of reflection started over more than ten years ago around questions of memory, bodies and places, destruction and the cycle of life. Stretched between these paradoxes, Markul’s approach is always motivated by a desire to capture the images as well as to carve them and make visible what is dark and hidden.
Angelika Markul recently received the Coal Prize in 2016 that wishes to grant an artist about his work combining art and environment. She is also the prizewinner of Sam Art in 2013. The artist graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (E.N.S.B.A), from the multimedia’s department in Christian Boltanski’s workshop.