Piotr Uklański

Born in Warsaw in 1968. He studied at the Warsaw Academy of the Fine Arts. In the years, 1989/90 he was a participant in Mark Konieczny’s guest studio, and continued his studies on an independent basis with Zbigniew Warpechowski, Krzysztof Zarębski and Paweł Freisler. He also studied photography at the Cooper Union School for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York. He lives and works in New York and Warsaw.

Piotr Uklański’s exhibitions include: Polish Neo-avantgarde (Carlson Gallery, London 2012), 75th Annual Pułaski Parade, (New York, 2012), Piotr (Massimo De Carlo, Milan, 2011), Discharge! (Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2011), 2010 Whitney Biennial (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2010), When Things Cast No Shadow (5th Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2008), Biało-czerwona (Gagosian Gallery, New York, 2008), Joy of Photography (Musées de la ville de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, 2007), A Retrospective (Vienna Secession, 2007), Summer Love (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2007), Shapes of Space (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2007), Summer Love (63 Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia, Venice, 2006), Where Are We Going? (Palazzo Grassi, Venice, 2006), Territorio
Livere (26 São Paulo Biennale, São Paulo, 2004), Piotr Uklański (Kunsthalle Basel, 2004), Dreams and Conflicts: The Viewer’s Dictatorship (50th International Art Exhibition, Venice, 2003), Project 72 (MoMA, New York, 2000), Greater New York (P.S.1, New York, 2000), The Nazis (KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2000), The Nazis (Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, Warsaw, 2000), Manifesta 2 (Casino Luxemburg – Forum d’Art contemporain, Luxemburg, 1998), Life as It Should Be (Galeria Grodzka, Lublin, 1995).

Piotr Uklański’s works are to be found in the collections of such institutions as: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York, Tate Modern, London, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Museum of Modern Art, Chicago, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich and the François Pinault Foundation.



Artist's works in the Zachęta collection

  • Zdjęcie pracy Untitled (Open Wide)
    Untitled (Open Wide)Piotr Uklański2012
  • Grafika do wystawy In God We Trust
    06.09 – 11.11.2013
    In God We Trust

    The exhibition focuses purely on the exploration of the variety of religious beliefs and practices of which the United States is composed.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Piotr Uklański
    11.12.2012 – 17.02.2013
    Piotr Uklański
    Czterdzieści i cztery

    Zacheta National Gallery of Art presents the first-ever survey exhibition by Piotr Uklański in his native country. Uklański is considered one of Poland’s most accomplished living artists.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 30.10 – 03.12.2000
    Zachęta Państwowa Galeria SztukiZachęta Państwowa Galeria Sztuki