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Pola dwurnik

1979* Warschau

Pola Dwurnik is a painter, draftsman, self-publishing artist and art historian. In her oil painting, she sets apart identities, which are trapped by the emotional conflict of inner and outer perception, and with her compositions she achieves a new expressive force of figurative representation. In her drawings, she plays with the interactions between comics and simple, quickly made sketches on the one hand, and complex, realistic representations on the other. It focuses on contemporary reality, especially its social and private aspects. Her drawings are often narrative and represent true stories from her life and from the art world. Pola Dwurnik is known for her sharp irony and her peculiar view of the absurdities and paradoxes of the contemporary art world. Pola Dwurnik is represented in several private and institutional collections. She lives and works in Berlin and Warsaw.

Education

1995-2002 ​Studium der Malerei und Zeichnung (Ateliers von Edward Dwurnik und Teresa Gierzynska)

1998-2003 ​Studium der Kunstgeschichte an der Warschauer Üniversität (Diplom 2004)

2004-2005 ​Artist-in-Residence, Stiftung Laurenz-Haus, Basel, CH

2008 ​​Nominiert für Henkel Art Award 2008, Wien, AT

2010 ​​Artist-in-Residence, The Knot, Berlin, DE, Warschau, PL, Bucharest, RO

2014​​Die Schönste Bücher 2013 Auszeichnung für Girl on Canvas, Polnische Gesellschaft der Buchverlage

 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2016 A SONG ABOUT A DOCTOR AND OTHER DRAWINGS, Contemporary Museum Wrocław, PL (upcoming)

2015 BEFORE THE ORGY, Ars Cameralis, Galeria Rondo Sztuki, Katowice, PL

          THE MORPHOLOGY OF THE FLOOR, City Art Gallery of Kalisz, PL

          ALCINA’S ISLAND, Galerie Idea Fixa, Basel, CH

2014 GIRL ON CANVAS, berlinerpool, Berlin, DE

2013 SELF-PORTRAIT WITH A LOVER AND A CIGARETTE, Galeria Manhattan, Lodz, PL

2012 APOLONIA'S EROTIC GARDEN, MOCAK Museum for Contemporary Art in Krakau, PL

          PORTRAIT OF THE INTERIOR (WITH REGULA DETTWILER), Austrian Culture Forum, Warschau, PL

2011 ANIMAL MOTIFS, Galeria Szara, Cieszyn, PL

2010 MAPPING THE KNOT, The Knot, Mariannenplatz / HAU2, Berlin, DE

          REGARDING THE DEATH OF OTHERS, Galeria Lokal 30, Warschau, PL

2009 A PAINTER IN ZALIPIE, Felicja Curylowa Croft in Zalipie / Regional Museum in Tarnów, PL

2008 YOUNG CRACOW PAINTERS, Galeria Potocka, Krakau, PL    

          POSSIBLE, IMPOSSIBLE? DEMOCRACY (with A. Polisiewicz), Komuna Otwock, Warschau, PL

          SWISS DRAWINGS, Galeria Mieszkanie Gepperta, Wroclaw, PL

          I WAS SAILING ON THE ROYAL LAKE..., Galeria XS, Kielce, PL

2007 APOLONIA Art Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warschau, PL

          I HAD A BOYFRIEND FROM ZIELONA, Galeria BWA in Zielona Gora, PL

2005 POLA DWURNIK: MALEREI, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, CH

2003 PORTRAITS OF BANKNOTES, Galeria Nova, Krakau, PL

2002 INFLATION, Galeria Zakret, Warschau, PL

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2015 PAINTERS, Galeria Biała Centrum Kultury w Lublinie, Lublin

          #TABS, Lage Egal Raum für Aktuelle Kunst, Berlin

2014 ARTIST'S BOOKS II, Galerie Stampa, Basel, CH

          FAVOR DE TOCAR, Larva, Guadalajara, MX

          THE BIOLOGICAL NOTEBOOK, Galeria Starter, Warschau, PL                                  

          ANONYME ZEICHNER BASED IN BERLIN, Pavillon am Milchhof, Berlin, DE

          THE DAY IS NOT ENOUGH, Galeria Arsenał, Poznań, Galeria BWA Sokół in Nowy Sącz, PL

2013 A ROSE IS A ROSE, Galeria BWA, Tarnów, PL

          WOMAN OF MARBLE, Galeria Manhattan, Łódź, PL

          THE DAY IS NOT ENOUGH, Wrocław Contemporary Museum, PL

          ECONOMICS IN ARTS, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków, PL

          PANDORA'S BOX, Oberwelt, Stuttgart, DE

          COLLECTION III, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków, PL

          TIME OF COLLAGE, Galeria Kordegarda, Warschau, PL

2012 OUT OF PLACE, Corpo 6 Galerie, Berlin, DE

          A WORD FOR A PLAY, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, CH

          INTEGRATION EXHIBITION, Galeria nad Wisłą, Toruń, PL

          CIESZYN - I LOVE YOU FROM FAR AWAY, Galeria Szara, Cieszyn, PL

          ZEREMONIE, CK Krasnoye Znamya, St. Petersburg, RU

          DRAWING IS COMING BACK IN A BIG WAY, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, PL

          SMALL HAND-WASHING, Galeria Strefa A, Krakau, PL

          SICK ART, Jerozolima Space, Warschau, PL

          COLLECTION II, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków, PL

2011 LINO+, Culture Space Banska St A Nica, Banska Stiavnica, SK

          DRAUSSEN IST FEINDLICH, Bel Etage Kunstsalon, Berlin, DE

          PHANTOME, Uferhallen, Berlin, DE

2010 THE KNOT, Berlin, Warschau, Bukarest, DE

          FUKT IN WARSAW, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warschau, PL

          PAIRIDAEZA, Spukkommune, Rauchhaus, Berlin, DE

          FAREWELL TO THE FAIRY TALE, Galeria Studio BWA, Wrocław, PL

          RAUCHEN VERBOTEN - PALI SIE, Galeria Klimy Bocheńskiej, Warschau, PL

2009 POLISH ALPHABET 1, Galeria BWA w Tarnowie, PL

          ANO LINO 09, Štokovec priestor pre kultúru, Banská Štiavnica, SK

          LIKE A ROLLING STONE, Polish Sculpture Center, Orońsko, PL

          YOU'VE GOT A MESSAGE, Galeria Potocka, Krakau, PL

          ANONYME ZEICHNER ARCHIVE/SELECTION 09, Frühsorge Contemporary Drawings, Berlin, DE

          1.Karpaten Biennale, Köln, DE

2008 ANONYME ZEICHNER, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, DE

          DIE PLATTFORM FÜR JUNGE KUNST, Bäckerstrasse4, Wien, AT

          HENKEL ART AWARD 2008, Galerie AirPoint, Wien, AT

          MANUAL CC, Projektraum Uqbar, Berlin, DE

2007 ELECTION WEEKEND WITH KOMUNA OTWOCK, Komuna Otwock, Warschau, PL

          ART KNOCKS, Galeria ON, Poznań, PL

          MANUAL CC, Galeria Kronika, Bytom, PL

          THE YOUNG FROM WARSAW, Miejska Galeria Sztuki w Łodzi, Łódź, PL

2006 POLISH PAINTING OF 21ST CENTURY, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warschau, PL

          CITA A CIEGAS, Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas UNAM, Mexico City, MX

2004 REGIONALE, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, CH

          BLIND DATE, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warschau, PL

2003 II CHEAP ART FAIR, Galeria Raster, Warschau, PL

          MARTIAL LAW, Zmiana Organizacji Ruchu, Warschau, PL

          SKETCHBOOK, Galeria Raster, Warschau, PL

Commissioned Works

2014 ​​Artist‘s Spread, K MAG Magazin, Nr. 63 (3/2014), Seiten 12-13

2013​​ Das Hauptmotiv für das Festival No Women No Art in Pozen, PL

2012​​ Zeichnungen Serie Don Carlo, Staatsoper, Warschau, PL​

​​          Eine Puzzle Ausgabe (500 und 1000 Teile) mit Der Garden von Apolonia für MOCAK Museum for ​​​ ​Contemporary Art in Krakau, PL

2011​​ Zeichnungen Serie Obok-Nebenan, Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, DE

2010​ ​Zwei Fragmente des Chopins Murals, Tamka 37, Warschau, PL

2009​​ Zeichnungen in der Anthologie für Poesie der Frauen Solistki, SDK, Warschau, PL

2008​​ Hiding Places on the Aryan Side, Judisches Museum, Warschau, PL

​          ​Zeichnungen in der Animation von M.Grochowska Lirykożercy, Nationaltheater, Warschau, PL

​​          Mural Warszawianka, Museum des Warschauer Aufstandes, PL

2005​​ Zeichnungen für das Buch von dr. A. Depko Pytania do seksuologa, Wiedza i Życie Hachette Livre Polska, ​​​Warschau, PL

Public Space und Performance

2015 Logo for the Polish Women Congress in Brussels, BE

2012​​ Think Arcimboldo Mail Art Performance, Festival No Women No Art, Poznań, PL

2011​​ Bettlerin, performance, Avenue Jean-Médecin, Nizza, FR

​​          Grüsse vom Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Mail Art Performance, Bel Etage, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, DE

Artist Talks and Discussions 

2015 Girl on Canvas. A book about paintings (with Konstanty Szydłowski), Buchbund, Berlin, DE

          Girl on Canvas (with Andreas Blättler, Emilie Buri and Daniela Pfeil), Galerie Idea-Fixa, Basel, CH

2014 In Alcina's Land, Vortrag IASH, Universität Bern, CH

          Girls Are Like Cameleons, mit Agata Araszkiewicz, moderiert von Anna Kiejna, Brussels Club of Polish Women, Brüssel, BE 

          The Matter of Fact, workshop, mit Teresa Gierzyńska, BWA Sokół in Nowy Sącz, PL

          Girl on Canvas, ARCHIVE/IT talk, mit Emilie Buri und Konstanty Szydłowski, moderiert von Andrzej Raszyk, berlinerpool, Berlin, DE

          On Adventures with Artbooks, mit Radek Szlaga, moderiert von Jakub Bąk, Rookie Book Ideas, Galeria Arsenał, Poznań, PL

2013 Girl on Canvas, mit Iza Kaszyńska, moderiert von Agnieszka Szydłowska, Teatr Studio, Warschau, PL

2012 Painter and Photographer, moderiert von Marta Eloy, Photomonth in Cracow, International Culture Center, Krakau, PL

2012 Pirate Negotiation Workshop, mit Heath Bunting, Transmediale 2012, Berllin, DE

2010 Critical Malfunction, moderiert von Kuba Szreder, Alternativa, Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdańsk, PL

2008 Possible, Impossible? – Democracy, mit Aleksandra Polisiewicz und Ewa Majewska, moderiert von Krzysztof Żwirblis, Komuna Otwock, Warschau, PL

Kataloges and Artist's Publications (Selection)

2016 "Pola Dwurnik. A Song for Wojtek”, pub. by Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Wrocław (upcoming)

2015 "Malarki", ed. by Jan Gryka, pub. by Galeria Biała Centrum Kultury w Lublinie, Lublin

          "XXIV Festiwal Ars Cameralis", pub. by Instytucja Kultury Ars Cameralis, Katowice

          "Maria Poprzęcka. Masterpieces of Polish Painting", pub. by Wydawnictwo Arkady, Warsaw

          "Rolke", photography book of Tadeusz Rolke, ed. by A. Rottenberg and M. Płażewska, pub. by Bosz, Olszanica

          "Centrum poza centrum", ed. by J. Rezpka-Dziedzic and Ł. Dziedzic, pub. by Galeria Szara, Cieszyn,

2014 "Profession: Curator", ed. by M. Kosińska, K. Sikorska, A. Czaban, pub. by Galeria Arsenał, Poznań, PL

          "Drawing Magazine" No. 3, pub. by Marta Pieczonko, Natalia Kulka, PL

2013 "Pola Dwurnik. Girl on Canvas", ed. by P. Dwurnik and I. Kaszyńska, Warschau, PL

          "Rose Is a Rose", ed. by Ewa Łączyńska-Widz and Jadwiga Sawicka, BWA w Tarnowie, PL

          "Woman of Marble", Galeria Manhattan, Łódź, PL

          "The MOCAK Collection III", ed. by M. Kozioł, M.A. Potocka, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Kraków, PL

          "Preto No Branco #2", ed. by Tiago Baptista, Lisbon, PT

          "The Day is Not Enough", Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Wrocław, PL

          "Economics in Art", ed. by M. A. Potocka, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków, PL

          "Time of Collage", ed. by Marta Czyż, Galeria Kordegarda, National Culture Center, Warschau, PL

2012 "Drawing Is Coming Back in a Big Way", Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, PL,

          "Mocak Forum", No. 4 (2012), Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków, PL,

          "Pola Dwurnik. Apolonia's Erotic Garden", MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków, PL

          "The MOCAK Collection II", ed. by M. Kozioł, M.A. Potocka, Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków, PL

2011 "The Knot. An Experiment on Collaborative Art in Public Urban Space", Jovis Verlag, Berlin, DE

          "IT! The Worst Magazine Ever"#5, Maryna Tomaszewska, Warschau, PL

          "Obok - Nebenan. Das Polnische Kulturprogramm in Berlin", Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, DE,

2010 "Political Accident" by Maria Anna Potocka, Delikatesy, Krakau, PL

          "Mini Manual", ed. by Anna Bargiel, Galeria Bunkier Sztuki, Krakau, PL

          "Fukt Magazine for Contemporary Drawing" #8/9, Revolver Publishing by VVV, Berlin, DE

          "77 Art Works with a Story", 40000 Malarzy and Fundacja Bęc Zmiana, Warschau, PL

          "Wioletta Grzegorzewska. Inne obroty", Polish Publishers Fund in Canada and Fraza Association, CA

2009 "Like A Rolling Stone", Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko and CCA Elektrownia, Radom, PL

          "Polish Alphabet 1", BWA Galeria Miejska in Tarnów, Tarnów, PL

          "Solists. Anthology of Women's Poetry 1989-2009”, SDK, Warschau, PL

2008 "Pola Dwurnik. Gossip Column”, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warschau, PL

          "Anonyme Zeichner No. 9”, Bluetenweiss, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, DE

          "Pola Dwurnik. Young Cracow Painters”, Galeria Potocka, Krakau, PL

2007  “Pola Dwurnik. Living in Basel", Christoph Merian Verlag, Basel, CH

          “Młodzi z Warszawy", Miejska Galeria Sztuki w Lodzi, Lodz, PL, 2007.

2006 “Polish Painting of the 21th Century”, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warschau, PL

2005 “Pola Dwurnik: Painting/Malerei”, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, CH

2004 “Pola Dwurnik. Portrety banknotów”, Galeria Nova, Krakau, PL

2003 “Pola Dwurnik. Świetlica”, Galeria Raster, Warschau, PL,

          “Pola Dwurnik. It Was August…", GARBa, Montescaglioso, IT

2002 “Pola Dwurnik. Inflacja”, Galeria Zakręt, Warschau, PL