Kaisu Almonkari

author biographical note degree piece

POLISH MONUMENT is a piece expressing a position in the debate on sculpture in the urban space. In terms of form it refers to typical Polish architecture and monuments of John Paul II erected in bulk, and in terms of theory it poses the question what can and what should not be placed in the public space. Whether under the current history-based politics such monuments as “the four sleepers” can be removed? Who and on what basis should decide on the appearance of public space?


(born 1989)
Studies: history of art at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (2007–2008), painting at the European Academy of Arts (2008–2010), and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2010–2016). Fields of artistic activity: sculpture, painting, and illustration. Works as a graphic designer in music agency Chimes.