Aleksandra Pollner received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and is currently based in Los Angeles & Seattle. Her studio practice extends from architectural collaborations, environment and furniture design, to art installations. The premise of her work is set within the language of art and design, a dual belonging that reflects her personal history and a fascination in borders. Having had to flee Communist Poland with her family, led to a long journey of uprooting, border crossings and being on the periphery. The underpinnings of her work are reflections on borders, weight of history upon us, the spaces in between and moments which elicit an experience of shared humanity beyond boundaries, political systems, or culture.