Elzbieta JABLONSKA Poland, b. 1970

Drawing on installation, photography and performance, the practice of Elżbieta JABŁOŃSKA explores the status of women and mothers in traditional societies, often deploying irony in these investigations. In the series Supermother (2002), Jabłońska dons the costume of male superheroes to pose in the traditional motherly domain of the kitchen to undermine stereotypes and cultural clichés of femininity and motherhood.


Jabłońska has exhibited widely in Europe in both solo and group exhibitions. Her solo exhibitions include ‘Supermother’ (2002), which debuted at Zachęta National Gallery in Warsaw, Poland; ‘Kitchen’ (2003) at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein; ‘Meeting’ (2006) at the National Museum in Krakow and ‘83 Waiters and a Helper’ at Atlas Sztuki Gallery in Łódź, Poland. Amongst her group exhibitions are‘Beyond Re/Production, Mothering’ at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Berthnien in Berlin and most notably ‘Global Feminism’ (2002) at the Brooklyn Museum, NY. Her work is held in private and public collections including the Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw and the Galeria Arsenał in Białystok, Poland.