OLEK, born Agata Oleksiak in 1978 in Poland. Her art bursts of bright colors often mask political and cultural critique woven into the fibers of her installations, mirroring her respect for artists and writers.
She highlights that which already exists in the current time and environment. As an active supporter of women’s rights, sexual equality, and freedom of expression, OLEK has used the broad appeal of her work to display her solidarity with those stifled by oppressive laws worldwide. Her transformation of public spaces and objects reflects cultural evolution, mirroring the public response, from those watching and from those within the art. OLEK currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.