(1958, Warsaw). He lives and works in Otwock, Poland, and Oliva, Spain. He is a sculptor who is also active in the field of experimental video and drawing. In 1985, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, wherehe has run the Studio of Spatial Activities in the Faculty of Media Art since 2011. Between 1986 and 1989, he established the artistic group Consciousness Neue Bieremiennost with Mirosław Filonik and Marek Kijewski. He was awarded the Mies van der Rohe Stipend by Krefeld Kunstmuseen. He has been a member of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, since 2010. Mirosław Bałka has participated in major exhibitions worldwide including the Venice Biennale (1990, 2003, 2005, 2013; representing Poland in 1993), documenta IX, Kassel (1992), Sydney Biennale (1992, 2006), The Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (1995), Sao Paulo Biennale (1998), Liverpool Biennial (1999) and Santa Fe Biennale (2006).