Karolina Grzywnowicz is a visual artist, using an interdisciplinary approach. Her recent works deal with plants in social and political context, often of violent nature. Her practice is research-based, making use of archival materials, interviews, oral history and bibliographic records. She is looking for parallels between historical events and contemporary social and political discourses driven by urgent issues of violence, exile, and migration.
She graduated from Jagiellonian University and is a grand holder of a scholarship of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland and European Cultural Foundation. Her works were shown in Zachęta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw); BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice; BWA Sokół Gallery of Contemporary Art (Nowy Sącz); WRO Art Center (Wroclaw) and in galleries in Leipzig, Berlin and Eindhoven. She lives and works in Berlin.
An estimated 1,400 girls are not born every year in Armenia due to a rooted preference for male children. The son-bias combined with a lower birth rate, has led to an alarming number of sex-selective abortions. Community activities, various laws and television shows are addressing the issue - with positive results. But is the actual problem being tackled?