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Agnieszka Brzeżańska

Agnieszka Brzeżańska (born 1972) currently lives in Warsaw. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, in Warsaw, and at the Tokyo Art University. Her work explores elusive links between various natural forces and life forms on Earth, which she perceives as Gaia, a living organism. In this, she uses various registers of knowledge, from physics and philosophy to systems of cognition marginalized by modern science, such as alchemy, parapsychology, esotericism, native knowledge or matriarchal traditions. She is also interested in contemporary ecological practices. She is an author of paintings, drawings, films, photographs and ceramics.

Solo exhibitions:

2019
- The National Park All Over The Earth, Królikarnia The National Museum, Warsaw

2018
- The National Park All Over The Earth, Gdansk City Gallery, Gdansk

2016
- Matrix-Sratrix, Kasia Michalski Gallery, Warsaw

2015
- MA TERRA, Gallery Vera Munro, Hamburg
- This All Occurs Quickly, With Ease, Grace and Joy, Marlborough Contemporary, London, cat. 
- MA TERRA, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw

2014
- MA TERRA, Aleksander Bruno Gallery, Warsaw
- Kobayashi Maru, Nanzuka, Tokyo

2013
- I love you. Be good, Marlborough Contemporary, London

2012
- A Painting Cycle, Nomas Foundation, Roma
- Back to the Garden, Galerie Kamm, Berlin

2011
- Sound Waves, Light Waves, Dance Waves, Clifton Benevento, New York
- 852 Hz, Benevento, Los Angeles

2010
- Cosmic Equation, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel
- Galactic Resonance, Hotel, London Playlist, DAAD Galerie, Berlin

2009
- Two days, three nights, Agnieszka Brzezanska/ Renata Kaminska, Bel Etage, Berlin
- 528 Hz,Karma International, Zurych
- Venus Conjunct, Galerie Kamm, Berlin

2008
- A Small Presentation of a Few Video Works and Some Really Old Works With a Nude, a Horse and the Moon, Karma International, Zurich
- LISTE The Young Art Fair, Basel
- The Exhibition, Puławska 25a, Warsaw

2007
- L’Artiste, Le Modėle et La Peinture, BROADWAY 1602, New York
- Rencontres d'Arles Photo Festival, Arles

2006
- Tunnel Like a Tail, Hotel, London
- Warsaw for amateurs, Kordegarda Gallery, Warsaw
- Inversely to inversely and inversely again, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

2005
- Is nothing not enough?, Broadway 1602, New York
- Dharma TV, Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen, Innsbruck
- Free Doom, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

2004
- Agnieszka Brzeżańska/Svetlana Heger, AP4, Geneve

2003
- Agnieszka Brzeżańska and Janos Fodor, Platan Gallery, Budapest

2002
- Double happiness, CCA Ujazdowski Castle / Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (catalogue)

1997
- Sprzyjającym jest przekroczyć wielką wodę, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

Selected group exhibitions:

2020
- Wiek półcienia, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
- Gwangju Biennal
2019 

- Duch natury i inne bajki, Muzeum Śląskie, Katowice

- Volcano Extravaganza 2019, Stromboli
- Cosmological arrows, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
- Paint, Also Known As Blood, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
- Problemy pierwszego świata: życie przed śmiercią, Rondo Sztuki, Katowice
- Mono no aware, Trafo, Szczecin
- Celebration, Stary Browar, Poznań
- Celebration, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto
- Pangea United, Museum of Art, Łódź
- Freedom, Cosmopolitan, Warsaw
- Infinity, Służewiecki Dom Kultury, Warsaw
- Problemy pierwszego świata, Gierowski's Fundation, Warsaw

2018
- How to talk with birds, trees, fish, shells, snakes, bulls and lions, Hamburger Banhof, Berlin
- Dzieci Światła, BWA, Bielsko-Biała
- Goddesses, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw
- W dzikiej kocham się Wiśle, Gdansk City Gallery, Gdansk
- 10th Berlin Biennale, Berlin
- Aquaria, DAAD gallery, Berlin

2017
- NOT FAIR, Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw
- The Rebelliants, Open’er Festival, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
- Art of the Treasure Hunt: The Grand Tour, Chianti
- The Beguiling Siren is Thy Crest, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
- On the other side (mirrors), Art Gallery, Zlin
- Warsaw-Zakopane, Morskie Oko Park, Krolikarnia, Warsaw
- As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
- Flow, The bookstore / The exhibition, Cracow

2016
- …[The Sparrows Tweet in Greek*], Hope School, Scaramagas, and 9th High School,
Athens
- Łysogórski's Experiment, Miejsce Projektów, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
- Small Sculptural Forms, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw
- ECLIPSER, Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Michael Part, Photo Gallery pf, Poznan
- Flow, The bookstore / The exhibition, Cracow
- Why are we afraid of sunsets?, Gdansk City Gallery, Gdansk
- Hati Hati Hat, The bookstore / The exhibition, Cracow
- The Portent of Light, Meet Factory, Praha
- New Time Photo Studio, Raster, Warsaw
- 7 one-day's exhibitions, The bookstore / The exhibition, Krakow

2015
- All of the people will be the sisters, Museum of Art, Łódź
- Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, London
- I thought I’d never see you again, Painting History, Marlborough Contemporary, London

2014
- Video Night No. 1, Progress Gallery, Paris
- As You Can See: Polish Art Today, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
- New Painting from Poland and Japan, Okayama city museum, Okayama
- We, the Outsiders, e-flux, New York
- Wątłe muzy, Muzeum Tatrzanskie, Zakopane
- PLUGGS, Karma International, Zurich

2013
- Are the artists can sleep?, BWA, Zielona Gora
- Fith Force, Aleksander Bruno Gallery, Warsaw
- Oracle, the Wand, Berlin
- More than I than Dare to Think About, Marlborough Contemporary, London
- Instability of Image, Paradise Row, London
- The genaology of work, Arsenał City Gallery, Poznan
- Cowboy Style, Marlborough Contemporary, London

2012
- Agnieszka Brzezanska/ Tobias Madison, Art Nova, Art Basel Miami Beach, Karma International, Miami
- Self-Ignition, BWA Galeria Bielska, Bielsko-Biala (catalogue)
- Manifesta 9, associated events, Genk
- Agency of Unrealized Projects, DAAD galerie, Berlin
- Cosmic Laughter , Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim
- Schach Matt , Märkisches Museum, Witten
- Posters Biennale, Piktogram, Warsaw
- I have been at the exhibition in Warsaw, Dom Artysty Plastyka, Warsaw

2011
- Hotavantgardehothot , Oslo 10, Münchenstein, Basel
- In Our Nature , Bel Etage, 800QM, Berlin
- The Joy of Pleasure, VW VeneKlasen Werner, Berlin
- Expanded Territory, KAI 10 – Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf
- Cool weather, The Foksal Gallery' s Foundation, Warsaw
- One, Another, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
- From Berlin, Martin Asbaek Gallery, Kopenhaga
- Draußen ist feindlich, Bel Etage 2011, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin
- Dirty water, The National Gallery of Art, Sopot
- Starke Emergenz, Kunstraum, Innsbruck

2010
- Milk Drop Coronet. 30 Exhibitions on the Virtuosity of Thingness, Camera Austria, Graz
- The Zero Budget Biennal, Klemm’s, Berlin
- Die kleine Improvisation – Polnische Kunst heute, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel
- Here: Trip in the Space, Willa Lentza, Szczecin
- Agnieszka Brzezanska, Miriam Cahn and Mária Bartuszová, Harris Lieberman, New York
- The Berlin Box , Kunsthalle Andratx / CCA, Mallorca
- Holy shit (yelled John upon noticing the delicate colours of the sunset), PSM Gallery, Berlin
- The Zero Budget Biennial, Rockeby, London
- The Zero Budget Biennial, Pianissimo, Mediolan

2009
- ZEIGEN. AN AUDIO TOUR THROUGH BERLIN, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin
- Cave painting, Gresham´s Ghost , New York
- The Zero Budget Biennial, Schleicher + Lange and Carlos Cardenas Galerie, Paris
- Sorrow Conquers Happiness, NO LOCAL, Mysłowice
- Cave Painting, PSM Gallery, Berlin
- Full of Emptiness, Bel Etage, Berlin
- Prose pour des Esseintes, Karma International, Zurich
- Art in cinema, NO LOCAL in tour, Białystok, Bytom, Cieszyn, Lublin, Łódź, Koszalin, Toruń, Sanok, Ustka, Zielona Góra

2008
- ArtTLV OPEN SPACE LIVING, Tel Aviv
- The effect of red eye, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
- Venus, Krakow Month of Photography, Cracow
- Fais en sorte que je puisse te parler/mache, dass ich zu dir sprechen kann/ Act so that I can speak to you/, Galerie Kamm, Berlin
- Forum Expanded, Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin

2007
- Manual CC, CCA Kronika, Bytom
- Walk Real Slow, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles

2006
- Housewarming, Swiss Institute, New York
- Farewell to Icon, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles
- Solidarity, solitude, Broadway 1602, New York
- Keep passing the open windows, or happiness, Gisela Capitain, Colony
- Own cinema, Willa Warszawa, Warsaw
- New Time Documentalists, CfCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
- Take One, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

2005
- The Pantagruel Syndrom - T1-Turin Triennial Trimusei, Turin
- EXILE. New York is a good hotel, Broadway 1602, New York
- Sicht Der Dinge, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg
- Club Cube, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

2004
- ZOO, ZOO Gallery, Warsaw (catalogue)
- Under the Red Flag, Polish Modern Art, Wilno, Tallin, Moscow, (catalogue)
- Tirol Transfer, Austria Forum of Culture, Warsaw (catalogue)

2003
- What Is Important?, Ars Baltica, Triennal of Photographic Art, Kilonia, Meklenburg, Bergen, Wilno, Ryga, Tallin, Pori, Malmo (catalogue)
- Poesis, Kunsthalle Mucsarnok, Budapest (catalogue)

2002
- Indeed, youngsters are realists, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

2001
- Painting Olympics, BWA Bielska Gallery, Bielsko-Biała (catalogue)
- Continuum 2001, Forum Fabricum, Łódź

2000
- Mukojima networks, Tokio

Scholarships, residencies:

2017 - Sesama, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
2015 - Caribic Residency, Athens
2008/2009 - DAAD, Berliner Künstlerprogramm
2005 - Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck
2004 - Collegium Helveticum, ETH Zürich
1998 - 2001 - Japanese Government Scholarship, Tokio
2000 - Oreste, Mont Escalioso, Italy
2000 - Platform C, Cappadocia, Turkey
1998 - Workshop and City Installation, Chongju, Korea 

Bibliography:

2016
Matrix-Sratrix, exhibition catalog, Kasia Michalski Gallery, Warsaw

2015
Andrew Renton (ed.), This all occurs quickly, with ease, grace and joy, exhibition catalog, Marlborough Contemporary, London

2013
Genealogie pracy, exhibition catalog, Arsenal, Poznan
OSLO 10 – HOTAVANGARDEHOTHOT 2011-2013, exhibition catalog, Oslo 10, Basel AND Publishing
Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Andrew Renton, Chris Sharp, I love you, be good, exhibition catalog, Marlborough Contemporary, London

2012
Adam Mazur (ed.), The Decisive Moment - New Phenomena in Polish Photography Since 2000, Karakter
Michał Suchora (ed.), Self-Ignition, exh. cat. BWA Bielska, Bielsko-Biała
Magdalena Kardasz (ed.), Room with a View, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
Cosmic Laughter No. 1, exhibition catalog, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim, Sternberg Press 

2011
Stephanie Roach, E E Cummings, Janet A. Kaplan, One, another, Flag Art Foundation, New York
Zdenek Felix (ed.), Expanded Territory, exhibition catalog, Kai 10, Raum für Kunst, Arthena Foundation Düsseldorf, Bielefeld
Veit Loers, Franziska Heubacher (eds), Starke Emergenz, exhibition catalog, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck
Zak Branicka (ed.), Polish! Contemporary Art from Poland, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern Foundation, Hatje Cantz, Berlin, Cracow, Ostfildern

2010
Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Andrew Renton, L’artiste, le modèle et la peinture, Berlin / New York
Die kleine Improvisation – Polnische Kunst heute, exhibition catalog, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel

2009
Bob Nickas (ed.), Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting, Phaidon Press, London

2007
New Phenomena in Polish Art After 2000, Warsaw

2006
The opposite of the opposite. And the opposite of that, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

2005
Francesco Bonami; Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, The Pantagruel Syndrome: T1 Torino Triennale Tremusei, Milan

2004
Julia Harboe (ed.), Free Doom, Zurich

2003
What is Important?: 3rd Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art, exhibition catalog, Kiel

2001
Painters’ Competition, exh. cat. Galeria Bielska, Bielsko-Biała 

press (selection)

2017
WAF, One wiedzą, czym jest sztuka!, Mercedes-Benz Magazyn 3-2017, p. 102
Isabel Junqueira, Caca ao Tesouro, Vogue Brasil, September 2017, pp. 184-185
Valentina Lonati, Percorsi d’arte: Art of the Treasure Hunt, icon.panorama.it
Charlotte Jansen, Art of the Treasure Hunt serves up a perfect pairing of art and wine, wallpaper.com
Seconda edizione per la rassegna ART of the Treasure Hunt. Con grandi nomi dell’arte contemporanea, artribune.com

2016
Agnieszka Sural, Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Flash Art, no. 309, p. 138
Marcin Krasny, Wygnana z Raju, Art & Business, no. 5/2016, pp. 50-55
Ewa Opałka, Jestem po stronie zwierząt, które pochylają się nad głupią ludzkością. Rozmowa z Agnieszka Brzeżańską, Magazyn Szum, May 20

2014
Barbara Piwowarska, Agnieszka Brzeżańska: Ziemia rodzinna / Ma Terra, Art Review

2013
Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Michael Bracewell, frieze, Issue 158

2012
Is that you in there?, berlin-artparasites.com, March 27

2011
Nana Asfour, Agnieszka Brzezanska, Sound Waves, Light Waves, Dance Waves, Time Out New York, February 22, p. 53
Christopher Knight, Art Review: Agnieszka Brzezanska at Michael Benevento Gallery, http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/02/art-review-agnieszka-brzezanska-at michael-benevento-gallery.html, February 17
Ivona Jelcic, Der Mensch als Sklave seines Mobiliars, Tiroler Tageszeitung, January 22, p. 12

2010
Ronald Jones and Liv Stoltz, Spirited Away, Frieze, Issue 135 November-December,p. 106
Provokative Persiflage, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, June 19
Nikolaus Cybinski, Blicke in die Nähe und ins All, Basellandschaftliche Zeitung, May 28
Karen N. Gerig, Im Kosmos der Menschheit, Basler Zeitung, May 20
Astrid Mania, Anthropologische Beobachtungslounge, www.artnet.de/magazine/agnieszka brzezanska-daadgalerie/, April 14
Anna Pataczek, Die neue Seltsamkeit: Agnieszka Brzezanskas Ausflüge in die Esoterik, Monopol Online, March 31
Anna Krawczyk, Agnieszka Brzezanska, Flash Art, Issue March – April

2009
Quinn Latimer, Agnieszka Brzezanska, Frieze, Issue 127 November – December, p. 138
Asher Penn, Paging: Bob Nickas on Abstraction, Art in America Online, November 5

2007
Crystalline darkness, Piktogram, issue 08, p. 118– 125
Photography now, Portfolio review and cover, by Claudia Stein & Heide Hausler Agnieszka Brzezanska, Review by Sam Thorne, frieze, March, p. 200
Quinn Latimer, Introducing: Agnieszka Brzezanska, Modern Painters, Dec 2006 – Jan 2007, New York / London, p. 85 – 86

2005
Trzaskopismo / Snapzine, Warsaw