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Born 1984 in Szczebrzeszyn, Poland
Lives and works between Antwerp, Belgium and Warsaw, Poland

EDUCATION

2009 Painting Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, PL

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS
2023 Lòpez de la Serna CAC, Madrid (forthcoming)
2022 Psy-trans, 15 Orient, New York, US
2021 Foam City, Swallow, Vilnius, Lithuania
         Delirious Szczebrzeszyn, Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2020 Duch, aktor, rzecz / Ghost, Actor, Thing, Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Warsaw, Poland 
2018 Release of Everlasting Somersault, Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
         New Vehicle, Galerie Tobias Naehring, Leibzig, Germany
         Proto Weather, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Beligium
         Natty Dread (with Alicja Kowalska), Condo, Arcadia Missa, London, UK 
2017 A Man Moves Out of a Skeleton,  Clark House Initiative, Mumbai, India
         Złota drabina / Golden Ladder,  Dawid Radziszewski, Warszawa, Poland 
         Eliksir / Myriad Examples, Bureau Audio 
2015 Djinn, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium 
         Planck Time, carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany 
2014 Tomasz Kowalski, CAM, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO, USA  
         Relativity Express, Gabriele Senn Galerie, Wien, Austria
2013 Paintings and Assemblages, Galeria Dawid Radziszewski, Warsaw, Poland 
         Untitled, carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany
2012 The Truant, carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany
         Routine investigation, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2011 A chimeny sweeper on the church roof, Centre for Contempory Art Ujazdowskie Castle, Warsaw, Poland 
         Duet (with Agnieszka Polska), Goldex Poldex, Krakow, Poland
2010 Sen, Gabriele Senn Galerie, Vienna, Austria
         Powrót przodka, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium 
         Pokaz, Galeria Kronika, Bytom, Poland
2009 Nocne Zwiedzanie/Nightseeing, Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Torun, Poland (feat. Norman Leto)
         Gniazdo, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
         carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany
2008 Art Kabinett, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL, USA
         carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany
         Piosenka, Galeria Pies, Poznan, Poland
         BWA Zielona Gora - Gallery of Contemporary Art, Zielona Gora, Poland
2007 Galeria Żak, Berlin, Germany
2006 Człowiek bez właściwości, Galeria Nova, Kraków, Poland

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS 
2022 Distant Voices / Odlegle Glosy, Galeria Stereo, Warschau, Poland
         ca. 2009, Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Warschau, Poland
2021 Baltic Triennial 14 The Endless Frontier, CAC Vilnius, Lithuania
         Words and Things, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
         Contexts: Kongres Postartystyczny, Sokołowsko, Poland
         La Ruta Natural, Franc des Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France
2020 5 Year Anniversary, Nino Mier, Los Angeles, CA, USA 
         Refugees Welcome, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej MSN, Warszawa, Poland
         Enjoy and Take Care!, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
         In Exile, Huis Henk Visch, Eindhoven, Holland
         The Spirit of Nature and Other Fairy Tales, Silesian Museum, Katowice, Poland
2019 Spojrzenia 2019 / Views 2019, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland 
         Rock Paper Scissors, Gabriele Senn Galerie, Vienna, Austria
         Drowning in a Sea of Data, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
         The Last Waltz (For Leon), Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2018 Autofictions, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany
         Ordination, organized by Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna, Austria
         Bureau_Audio hour, Mathew Gallery, New York
         Przepowiednia Jurodiwego / Fool's prophecy, Muzeum Ikon, Warsaw, Poland 
         Weeping, Dreaming, Fucking, Laughing, Galeria Wschód, Warsaw, Poland
         Dzikość Serca / Wild At Heart, Zachęta National Art Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
         One Long Changing Body, carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany
2017 The tenth anniversary of the Contemporary Drawing Prize of the Fondation d’art contemporain Daniel & Florence Guerlain, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
         In Paper We Trust, The Dot Project, London, UK
2016 Szalona Galeria, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej MSN, Warszawa, Polska
         Parallel Vienna 2016 – Parallel Vienna, Vienna, Austria
         Objects Do Things, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland.
2015 Very Long Fingers, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, 
         Procedures for The Head, Kunsthalle Bratislava, Slovakia
         I hear your voice reflected in a glass and it sounds like it is inside of me, carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany
         For Me Abstraction is Real!, Boccanera Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy
         Run For The Roses, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
         Uciec i wrócić / Escape and Return, Dawid Radziszewski, Warszawa, Poland
2014 Painting, Poetry, Pottery, Tobias Naehring Galerie, Leipzig, Germany 
         Gelatin: Paint Me, Paint Me Everywhere, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland
         The Night of the Great Season, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Moulhouse Cedex, France
         As You Can See: Polish Art Today, Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
         Hoch Hinaus!, Museum Neuer Wiener Kunstverein, Vienna, Austria
         The Lamp of Memory, Valentines Mansion, London, UK
2013 British British Polish Polish: Art from Europe's Edges in the long 90s and Today, CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland 
         Everything and More, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium 
         Yellowing of the Lunar Consciousness, Galleria Massimodeluca, Venice, Italy
2012 Soundworks, ICA, London, UK
         The Castle in the Air. Séance of Imagination, Zamek Culture Centre, Poznan, Poland
         Circus as a Parallel Universe, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria Air de Pologne, De Garage, Mechelen, Belgium
         The Poster Show, carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany
2011 Genius Without Talent, De Appel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 
         Museum der Wunsche/Museum of Desires, MUMOK - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria
         Acquisitions récentes : D'Antonin Artaud à Tatiana Trouvé, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France 
         EastExEast, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
         Gone to Croatan - Strategien des Verschwindens, HMKV, Dortmund, Germany
         Die Unsichtbaren Vier, Gabriele Senn Galerie, Vienna, Austria
2010 Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art, S.M.A.K. Ghent, Belgium 
         Public Private Painting, Mu.ZEE, Oostende, Belgium
         In Dreams, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
         Przeklenstwa Wyobrazni/The Curse of Imagination, Contemporary Art Gallery Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland
         Small Improvisation, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel, Germany
         Passion Fruits, Sammlung Olbricht, me Collectors Room Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2009 Le Coeur est un Chasseur Solitaire, Gare Saint-Sauver, Lille, France 
         Crotla presents, Lothringer13, Stadtische Kunsthalle München, Munich, Germany
         Blue Almost White, ING Polish Arts Foundation/Leto, Warsaw, Poland 
         Hell of things, CCA Galeria Kronika, Bytom, Poland
2008 Ballady i Romanse, Raster, Warsaw, Poland
         Establishment (and its discontents), Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
         Wyprzedaz Teatru, BWA Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland
2007 The Ship of Fools, Studio Angeletti, Rome, Italy
         Small is Beautiful, Ursula Blickle Foundation, Kraichtal Unterowisheim, Germany
         16 things, which may have not been found, Artpol, Krakow, Poland

AWARDS

2014 Prix de Dessin de la Fondation d’Art Contemporain Daniel et Florence Guerlain

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR
MUMOK - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, AT
Frac des Pays de la Loire, Nantes, FR
MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, PL
Collection Pinault, FR
Olbricht Collection, DE
Boros Collection, DE

SELECTED PRESS

2021 "Tomasz Kowalski at Swallow," Art Viewer, July 2021
         "Highlights from the 14th Baltic Trienniel", Frieze, August 2021

2018 "In Tomasz Kowalski's Psychedelic Paintings, Sleep, Dreaming and Wakefulness are
          Equally Present," Frieze, June 2018
          "Tomasz Kowalski at Time Van Laere Gallery," Art Viewer, April 17, 2018

2012 "Tomasz Kowalski" Reviewed by Jurriaan Benschop, Artforum, Print October 2012
         "Tomasz Kowalski", Culture.pl, 2012

2010 "Tomasz Kowalski," Flash Art, October 2010