Karolina Jabłońska in Sopot

Karolina Jabłońska is one of the most intriguing young artists in Poland. She is primarily a pain­ter, but she also works in the mediums of ceramics and sculp­ture. At the heart of Karolina Jabłońska’s artistic prac­tice lies what Lauren Four­nier recen­tly described as an autotheoretical impulse: the desire to theorize oneself, as well as work under­taken from an embodied, feminine, and precarious perspective.

The exhibition Preserves. Works from 2023–24 is a testament to and documen­tation of the develop­ment of Jabłońska’s autotheoretical and autofic­tional prac­tices in pain­ting over recent years. The protagonist of Karolina Jabłońska’s latest pain­tings faces social, political and aesthetic chan­ges that have occur­red in Poland – a coun­try whose politics in recent years have become known for an anti-​feminist agenda and various forms of exclusion.

The exhibition is accom­panied by a book dedicated to the artist’s work, con­taining essays by authors who engage with Karolina Jabłońska’s creativity, attemp­ting to cap­ture her pain­terly exploration of the embodied ‘self’.


Karolina Jabłońska in Sopot

Karolina Jabłońska

Preserves. Works from the years 2023-24



State Art Gallery in Sopot

Plac Zdrojowy 2, 81-720 Sopot