Karolina Grzywnowicz is a visual artist, using interdisciplinary approach. Her works deal with plants in social and political context, often of the violent nature. Her practice is research-based, making use of archival materials, interviews, oral history, and bibliographic records. In her recent sound projects, by gathering the grassroots songs of migrants, she proposes the real soundtrack of exile. She is interested in empathy and care as a form of resistance. She works in various media: sculpture, sound installation, site-specific public installation, art intervention, and participatory projects. She graduated from Jagiellonian University, the Faculty of Comparative Literature.
Her works were exhibited e.g. in Akademie der Künste der Welt (Cologne), Hellerau – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste (Dresden), Zachęta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw), Onomatopee Projects (Eindhoven), Büro für kulturelle Übersetzungen (Leipzig), BWA Contemporary Art Gallery (Katowice). She is a former fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart) and a resident at Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art (Warsaw).
She lives and works in Berlin.