Born 1978 in Poland. Works and lives in Stuttgart.
Dorota Jurczak's macabre and fantastical works combine influences from folklore and mythology, along with inventions of her own imagination. The figures in her work are predominantly indebted to Eastern European iconography and exist in darkly whimsical dream-worlds, surrounded by anthropomorphic animals, creeping woods, hair and all manner of deformed creatures. Jurczak's highly stylised works are like fragments of an ongoing surreal narrative that starts and stops without needing to make any sense. She has been featured in numerous international exhibitions, including the 2006 Seville and Berlin biennales. Jurczak has also presented her work at the Tate Modern (UK), Van Abbemuseum (NL); Kunstraum Walcheturm (CH), CAPC Musée d'art Contemporain (FR) and MMA PS1 (USA). She is represented by Corvi Mora.