Grand Charity Auction Exhibition 2024 // Artists

Ida Karkoszka

Ida Karkoszka, who was born in 1985 in Poland, graduated from the Sculpture Department at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, where she studied in Professor Antoni Janusz Pastwa’s studio. Her sculptures, deeply rooted in the tradition of European representational art, often portray animal figures. Through her work, Karkoszka engages with themes of power, systemic violence, and their impact on innocent victims, establishing herself as a fervent advocate for animal rights and a critic of culturally endorsed brutality. She chooses to exhibit her work in areas experiencing destruction, advocating for greater environmental protection. Her sculptures have been displayed in notable venues such as the Warsaw Museum of Modern Art, the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, Studio Cannaregio in Venice, and the Mark Rothko Centre in Daugavpils. Additionally, her works are part of the collection at the British Museum and various private collections.