Konrad Smoleński

Born 1977 in Kalisz. Lives and works in Warsaw. Visual and sound artist. Member of the artistic group Penerstwo, and the music bands Kristen, KOT, Mama, Sixa, BNNT, animator of the PINKPUNK scene. 1998–2002 studied photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań (diploma in intermedia under Prof Izabella Gustowska). 2002–2008 assistant lecturer in the Audio Sphere Studio and lecturer of video art foundation at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań.

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Artist's works in the Zachęta collection

  • Zdjęcie pracy Dizzy Spells
    Dizzy SpellsKonrad Smoleński2014
Exhibitions
  • Grafika do wystawy Konrad Smoleński
    11.10 – 16.11.2014
    Konrad Smoleński
    Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More – Time Test

    Previously shown in the Polish Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition in Venice, the sound sculpture Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More is based primarily on the manipulation of the tolling of a bell – an ancient instrument which has for centuries set the rhythm of our earthly and ‘eternal’ lives.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy 55th International Art Exhibition — la Biennale di Venezia
    01.06 – 24.11.2013
    55th International Art Exhibition — la Biennale di Venezia
    Everything Was Forever Until It Was No More

    Polish Pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
    Konrad Smoleński Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More

    This project is a continuation of the previous explorations of this artist, who, being active for over a decade in the domain of visual arts, focusses his interest on sound.

    Polish Pavilion at the International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di VeneziaPolish Pavilion at the International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
  • Grafika do wystawy HOOLS
    29.09 – 11.11.2012
    HOOLS

    Can young artists afford artistic hooliganism? Is the fascination with real or potential destruction in art a way to revolutionary changes or just an artistic strategy? What is the purpose of artistic pranks and mischief?

    Zachęta National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy No, No, I Hardly Ever Miss a Show
    10.12.2011 – 12.02.2012
    No, No, I Hardly Ever Miss a Show

    No, No, I Hardly Ever Miss a Show is a project about the public, for public, that is also co-created by the public. Zachęta’s exhibition halls became a space for an exchange of ideas and thoughts, both in a ‘traditional’ way (art pieces, lectures, discussions), as well as in an interactive manner (workshops, art interventions). The exhibition reveals the mechanisms through which the gallery operates, and demonstrates the processes involved in the preparation and running of an exhibition.

    Zachęta National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy VIEWS 2011
    20.09 – 13.11.2011
    VIEWS 2011
    Deutsche Bank Foundation Award

    The Views – Deutsche Bank Foundation Award biannual competition (the first edition took place in 2003) is the most important project today supporting the development and promotion of young Polish art, and the very participation in it has become a major distinction. The initiative facilitates promoting, in Poland and abroad, the best young-generation artists and rewarding the most interesting artistic positions and strategies.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy The Summer of Youth
    29.06 – 29.08.2010
    The Summer of Youth
    Young People in Contemporary Art

    The Summer of Youth, or in Polish Letni nieletni, is an exhibition about young people. About this particular time in a person's life, when the personality is undergoing an intensive process of formation, when feelings and passions are being awoken; when the reality which surrounds us stops being simple, and begins to glisten with a multiplicity of colours, phenomena and thoughts... Youth is a time of strong conflicts, when the need for freedom is just as strong as the need for support, and when from great adventures it is just a small step to big problems. Avoiding simplistic labels and dividing lines, the exhibition The Summer of Youth presents a diverse picture of young people in contemporary Polish art.

    Zachęta National Gallery of ArtZachęta