She was born in 1977 in Piaseczno, Poland. Lives and works in Warsaw, Poland and Paris, France. The work of Marzena Nowak is created from memory and imagination, residing somewhere in the tension between autobiographical reference points and poetically immersed dream worlds. Her sensitivity to everyday occurrences and the relation to her own physicality often represent the thematic departure points for her artistic practice. Nowak’s works play with the forms of sensory perception and thematise the interplay between the monotony of everyday life and our wish to escape into imagination, all set in a social, historical context of the political changes of the 1980s.