Bio

Education: 2004-2009 Student of the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow,
painting faculty, prof. Andrzej Bednarczyk atelier, Grzegorz Sztwiertnia and Zbigniew Sałaj atelier.
Lives and works in Warsaw.

           Individual exhibitions:

2017   Toxic Fumes, Galeria Krynki, Krynki, Poland
           Pastel Blocks, Galeria Monopol, Warszawa, Poland
           Community of Images of Density, State Art Gallery, Sopot, Poland
2016   Moment Cutting a Dowel, Zamek Ujazdowski Centre for Contemporary Art, Bank Pekao Project Room, Warsaw, Poland
           Clash, BWA Gallery, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland
           Dysfunctional Matter, Knoll Galerie Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
           Dysfunctional Matter, Knoll Galerie Wien, Vienna, Austria
2015   Nothing is Real, Yet all is Possible, Galeria Wieża Ciśnień, Konin, Poland
           Thermal Colorisation, Lubelska 30/32 U-42, Warszawa, Poland
           Vapours, ABC Gallery, Poznań, Poland
2014   Crack, Knoll Galerie Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
           Crack, Knoll Galerie Wien, Vienna, Austria
2013   Perverse Faeces of Thoughts (Thomas Bernhard), Galeria Promocyjna, Warsaw, Poland
           Paintings Devouring Reality (Bilder fressen Wirklichkeit), Klub Polskich Nieudaczników, Berlin, Germany
           Fever, ABC Gallery, Poznań, Poland
2012   Uncontrolled Content, Young Art Forum, Lublin, Poland
           (Dis)order of Things, Bunker of Arts, Kraków, Poland, Poland
2011   Some Paintings Would not be Painted, BWA Gallery of Contemporary Art, Katowice, Poland
           (no) body (no) soul (no) art, Galeria Kameralna, Słupsk, Poland
2010   In Form, Muzeum Miejskie Sztygarka, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland
           At the Beginning—the End, Nova Gallery, Kraków, Poland
2007   Embarrassed to Repeat, Nova Gallery, Kraków


            Works in collections:

            State Art Gallery, Sopot, Poland
            Painting devouring recreation tools, permament realization in ABC Gallery - Visual Park, Poznań, Poland
            Bielska Gallery BWA, Bielsko-Biala, Poland
            Ragionalna Zachęta Sztuki Współczesnej, Szczecin, Poland
            Bunkier Sztuki, Kraków, Poland
            Centre of Polish Sculpture, Orońsko, Poland

            Group exhibitions:

2018    Artistry. Sculpture from Orońsko, Armory of Art, Academy of Fine Arts, Gdańsk, Poland
            Sudden Death of a Hero, KUBIK art space, Budapest, Hungary
            Bartosz Kokosiński, Andrzej Szewczyk „Works of Indifference”, Galeria Sztuki im. Jana Tarasina, Kalisz, Poland
            The Air and Other Things We Need to Live, Bielska Gallery BWA, Bielsko-Biała, Poland
            100 Years of Polish Sculpture, The Art Museum Riga Bourse, Riga, Latvia
2017    What with this Abstraction?, Stefan Gierowski Foundation, Warszawa, Poland
            Kunstwerk Leben, Center for Persecuted Arts, Solingen, Germany 
            The Wonder Years, exhibition with Paweł Matyszewski, Galeria Biała, Lublin, Poland
            #Library, Zamek Culture Centre, Poznań, Poland
2016    DADA yes? Yes!, Galeria Biała, Lublin, Poland
            Home at Last: the Polish House During the Transition, 8h edition of the Warsaw Under Construction, old printing house, Nowogrodzka 84/86, Warszawa, Poland
            In Search of Freedom. Polish Contemporary Painting, National Museum, Kiev, Ukraine             
            Medicine in Art, MOCAK, Kraków, Poland
            Father Glazier, Mother Pane, Henryk Gallery, Kraków, Poland
            Another World, BWA Gallery, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland
2015    Two Sticks - an exhibition at the part Think Tank lab Triennial International Festival of Contemporary Drawing, Museum of Architecture, Wrocław, Poland
            42nd Painting Biennale Bielska Jesień 2015, Bielska Gallery BWA, Bielsko-Biała, Poland
            No more objects for the Picture, Galeria Monopol, Warszawa, Poland
            Power of Abstraction, Museum of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus
            Szaberland - exhibition in the review of art Survival13, Riot Squads Police Barracks, Wrocław, Poland
            The Hideout, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland
            Do(not) Touch! Haptic Aspects of Polish Art after 1945, The Signs of the Times Centre for Contemporary Art, Toruń, Poland
            Open Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Branch of the National Museum, Szczecin, Poland
            CECI N'EST PAS CETTE PIPE, Propaganda Gallery, Warszawa, Poland
            STILL IN MOTION, E.M.Galerie, Drachten, Nederlands
2014    The Boundaries of Painting, Contemporary Art Gallery BWA, Przemyśl, Poland
            Czech Pope, MOS - Małopolski Ogród Sztuki, Krakow, Poland
            biala.art.pl, Galeria Biała, Lublin, Poland
            Self-love, or: Artists Love Themselves, PGS, Sopot, Poland
            Fixedgear, Lubicz Brewery, Kraków, Poland
            Art More Precious than Mud, Lubicz Brewery, Kraków, Poland
            Czech Pope, MeetFactory Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
            Contrary to the Instructions, Contemporary Art Gallery, Opole, Poland
            Tomek Baran, Bartosz Kokosiński, Monika Smyła, allerArt, Bludenz, Austria
            Milk Teeth, Witches Tower, Słupsk, Poland
2013    41st Painting Biennale "Bielska Jesień 2013, Bielsko Biała, Poland 
           Positive/Negative, Art Moscow 17 International Art Fair, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
            clouds on nail, Knoll Galerie Wien, Wien, Austria 
            Damage has been Done, El Gallery, Elbląg, Poland
            Hassle, Zona Sztuki Aktualnej, Szczecin, Poland
            Milk Teeth, BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice, Poland
2012    Curators Network, project with Ewa Juszkiewicz, MOCAK, Kraków, Poland
            Heart of Darkness, the festival 8.inSPIRACJE, Zona Sztuki Aktualnej, Szczecin, Poland
            Silence of Snow, Nuremberg House, Kraków, Poland
            Pictures on Art, Art on Pictures-Roman Siwulak & Bartosz Kokosiński, Art Gallery of Fine Arts Academy, Kraków, Poland
            Je abstrakter die kunst wird, desto mehr wird sie kunst, Bestregarts gallery, Ftankfurt am Main Germany
2011    Przeciąg - Youth Arts Festival, Zachęta Sztuki Współczesnej, Szczecin, Poland
           10th Geppert Competition - What does a Painter Do?, BWA Wrocław, Awangarda Gallery, Poland
            6™ Youth Triennials, Centre of Polish Sculpture, Orońsko, Poland
            Preview Berlin, art fairs, Berlin, Germany
            Rybie Oko 6, Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Słupsk, Poland
            Markierter Ort, Zentrifuge Auf AEG, Norymberga, Germany
            Kinderspiele, Zbiornik Kultury, Kraków, Poland
2010    20th OPMM PROMOTIONS 2010, Art Gallery, Legnica, Poland
            Silnia Project, Gallery U, Wrocław / old glass factory on Sarego street and Krakow Center Gallery on the main market square, Kraków, Poland
            Markierter ort, Kraków, Poland
2009    The Champion and Pupils, Tarnogórskie Centrum Kultury, Tarnowskie Góry, Poland
            306, Floriańska 22 Gallery, Kraków, Poland
            Bestregarts Junge Kunst, Bestregarts Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
2008    Rybie Oko 5, Small Gallery, Słupsk, Klima Bocheńska Gallery, Warszawa, Poland
            blankly, perfect summer, VertexList, New York, USA
2007    Jeune Creation Europeenne, Montrouge, France
            Self-portrait Inspired by the Works of a Chosen Artist, V. edition of the International Contest for Art Academy Students, Regional Museum, Stalowa Wola, Poland
2006    The Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Kleinsassen, Germany

           Accomplishments:

2017    1st position in the ranking of young Polish artists Compass of Young Art
2016    1st position in the ranking of young Polish artists Compass of Young Art
2015    Honorary mention in 42nd in Painting Biennale "Bielska Jesień 2015", Bielsko Biała, Poland
            The Ministry of Culture Scholarship, Warszawa, Poland
            Artistic Scholarship of the City of Warszawa, Warszawa, Poland 
2014    1st position ex aequo with Ewa Juszkiewicz in the ranking of young Polish artists Compass of Young Art
2013    Award Silesian Voivodeship for young artists, Katowice
            41st Painting Biennale "Bielska Jesień 2013", Bielsko Biała, Poland :
           -HONORARY MENTION
            Honorary Mention from the editorial teams of
           - ARTLUK
           - EXIT
           - OBIEG

            Distinction in the Modessqe 1st International Painting Contest
            Special Award Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivode in 9 Triennial of Small Form Painting, Torun 2013, Poland
2012    Silesian Voivode scholarship, Katowice, Poland
            The Ministry of Culture Scholarship, Poland
2011    Qualification for the Przeciag - Youth arts festival, Encouragement of Contemporary Art (Zacheta Sztuki Wspolczesnej), Szczecin, Poland
            Nomination and participation in 10th Geppert Competition - What does a painter do?, Awangarda Gallery, Wrocław Poland
            Nomination and participation in 6™ Youth Triennials, Centre of Polish Sculpture, Orońsko, Poland
            Qualification for the final exhibition contest "Rybie Oko 6", Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Słupsk, Poland
2010    Prize of artist Quarterly EXIT in the competition "Promotions", Legnica, Poland
2009    Scholarship of the Royal Capital City of Kraków, Kraków, Poland
2001-2009  Scholarship City, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland
2008    Qualification for the final exhibition contest “Rybie Oko 5”, Small Gallery, Słupsk, Klima Bochenska Gallery, Warszawa, Poland
2007    Scholarship Sapere Auso Małopolska Fundacja Stypendialna, Kraków, Poland
            The Ministry of Culture Scholarship, Warszawa, Poland
            Nomination and participation in „JEUNE CREATION EUROPEENNE”, Montrouge, France
            Qualification for the final exhibition contest V. edition of the International Contest for Art Academy Students “Self-portrait inspired by the works of a chosen artist”,          
            Regional Museum, Stalowa Wola, Poland
2006    Contest for the poster commemorating 100 anniversary of the Wisła Krakow Sport, Kraków, Poland
            Elisabeth Greenshields Foundation, Grant, Canada
2002/2003  The Chairman of the Council of Ministers’ Award, Poland
2002    The Ministry of Culture Scholarship, Warszawa, Poland

           Residences:

2016    MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic

           Participation in another undertakings:

2014    Contest video presentation Litany IN OUT Festival, Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk, Poland
            Up, metamatic:taf, Athens, Thessaloniki, Greece
            Dangerous forms, the show works in the framework SOON_ of thef Starak Family Foundation, Spectra Art Space, Warsaw, Poland
2011    History can be broken down into images rather than stories, painting workshops, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Kraków, Poland
2008    Shadows that do not have things, workshop participants in intercollegiate intermedia, Modelarnia, Gdansk, leaders.: G.Sztwiertnia, G. Klaman, W. Doroszuk,
            B. Burska. organize by Academy of Fine Arts, Gdańsk, Poland
2007    Przeglonda, Festival, Pauza Club, Kraków, Poland
2007    1st INTERNATIONAL INTERMEDIA FESTIVAL and WORKSHOP, Debrecen, Hungary