Malgorzata Markiewicz received her degree from the Faculty of Sculpture (studio of Medial Actions) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in 2004. She employs various media in her works, which include objects, re worked ready-mades, photographs, actions based on everyday activities associated with women and video works. She explores physical, bodily presence as mediated by observation, processing, and the search for meaning. disturbing, a process similar to Brechtean Alienation is encouraged. Her field of work includes design, broadly understood. She designs untypical clothes and furniture – places to meet others. Fabric, textiles and clothes are among the materials commonly used by Markiewicz, often placed in contrast with other objects. Incorporated in a work, the used clothes re-animate the essence of the previous owner. Her works are concerned with such aspects of everyday life as home, family, the dull daily bustle, needle-work – which are all considered “feminine” in our culture – but also the broader issues of sexual identity and social position. In one of her latest project, prepared especially for a solo exhibition at the Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow (Transformations, March 2007), the artist departed from her usual artistic practice to work with concrete, fresco, and photography. She was awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2004) and was an artist-in-residence at HIAP, Cable Factory, Finland, as part of the A-I-R Laboratory program of the Centre for Contemporary Art “Zamek Ujazdowski” (2006). The artist lives and works in Krakow, Poland. Focusing on feminist issues. Markiewicz was 2007 SPACES World Artists Program resident in Cleveland.