Katarzyna Krakowiak was born in 1980 in Poland. Her work explores sculpture and architecture with the use of various media, notably sound. In 2006 the Krakowiak graduated from the Sculpture Transplantation Studio, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, under Mirosław Bałka, where she worked as assistant from 2004 to 2007.
She trained at the Sculpture Transplantation Studio, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznanwhere she was taught by critically acclaimed Polish Sculptor Mirosław Bałka, who created How It Is for Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. She represented Poland at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennial with her installation Making the walls quake as if they were dilating with the secret knowledge of great powers. Summer 2013 she exhibited at ( Foundation for Art and Creative Technology / Liverpool UK) "Turning FACT Inside Out" she turned part of the galleries into a resonating, architecturally industrial space which listens to and amplifies the sounds of the FACT building. In a unique live sound installation, she explores the ambience of the building, the people who use it, and the sounds of the city which seep through the space. Her work has been exhibited at galleries including Galeria Foksal in Warsaw, the South London Gallery, HNVK Dortmund and the KUMU Museum in Tallinn.