Audra Wolowiec

to conjure the sea. an aqueous chorus. mineral vocals. porous. buoyant. reaching.


this series was excavated from the book Andalusian Poems translated by Christopher Middleton and Leticia Garza-Falcón (1993) from Spanish versions of the original Arabic (11th - 13th century), using the word sea to further distill the translations into sound scores.


Audra Wolowiec is an interdisciplinary artist whose work oscillates between sculpture, installation, text and performance with an emphasis on sound and the material qualities of language. Her poetic sound installations and experimental language scores often use the gap, space, or breath in between speech—not as forms of negation, but as complex generators of meaning.

Wolowiec's work has been shown internationally and in the United States at MASS MoCA, Socrates Sculpture Park, Art in General, Studio 10, The Poetry Project, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Stony Brook University, and the Center for Performance Research. Featured in BOMBModern PaintersThe New York TimesBrooklyn RailTime Out NYSound American, and reductive journal. Residencies include Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and Complex Systems Art and Physics Residency at the University of Oregon. She currently teaches at Parsons School of Design and was the inaugural Artist Educator in Residence at Dia:Beacon. She is based between New York City and Detroit.