Aleksandra Pollner received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2016 and is currently based in Los Angeles & Seattle. Her studio practice extends from architectural collaborations, environmental 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 when she was 9, led her on a long journey of uprooting, border crossings and living on the periphery. The underpinnings of her work are reflections on borders, weight of history, and moments which elicit an experience of shared humanity beyond boundaries, political systems, or culture.