Karolina Żyniewicz (born in 1984) – an artist antagonizing the notions of beauty, durability and vitality. Brutal and uncompromising nature and fragile bodily existence inspire her to experiment with organic matter. It results in intriguing objects which resemble laboratory preparations or archaeological findings. The artist emphasizes that she has no ambition or competence to call what she does research. She conducts personal experiments with evanescence in the context of the contemporary culture. For her, laboratory procedures, medicine and technology are the sources of inspiration and tools for art creation. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź. She lives and works in Warsaw.