Exhibitions

2017
  • Grafika do wystawy Abraham Ostrzega
    10.11 – 01.12.2017
    Abraham Ostrzega
    BWA in Jelenia GóraBWA in Jelenia Góra
  • Grafika do wystawy Hubert Czerepok
    16.09 – 19.11.2017
    Hubert Czerepok
    The Beginning

    The exhibition consists of three video installations. The first one is a three channel projection realised at the site of the archaeological excavations at Karahan Tepe, Turkey, where the oldest site of worship — dating back to 10 thousand years BC and believed to be a cradle of civilisation — was discovered.
    It was even before the neolithic revolution, before the beginning of agriculture and animal breeding, that the oval structures made of adhering megalithic pillars had been created there. What civilisation managed to accomplish this, who were the people who buried the sanctuary 1500 years later and why — remains a mystery.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy VIEWS 2017 – Deutsche Bank Award
    09.09 – 12.11.2017
    VIEWS 2017 – Deutsche Bank Award

    Views 2017 is the eighth edition of the competition for young artists, organised by Deutsche Bank Polska S.A. and Zachęta – National Gallery of Art. Participating in this year’s Views are artists born between 1984 and 1987, representing various regions of Poland, whose art is linked by a shared interest in humanity — both in the individual, as well as in the social perspective.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Šestsil
    02.09 – 05.11.2017
    Šestsil
    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy The Best Gallery
    30.08 – 18.10.2017
    The Best Gallery
    New Works in the Collection

    Every gallery wants to have the reputation of being the best. The artists from Azorro Group tackled this idea in a humorous way, in Berlin, while looking for the Best Gallery, where they could show their works. And perhaps they found it: this year, their film became part of Zachęta’s collection.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Maria Lassnig
    15.07 – 15.10.2017
    Maria Lassnig

    Zachęta — National Gallery of Art presents the first retrospective in Poland of one of the most original painters of the twentieth century, Maria Lassnig (1919–2014, Austria). Featuring large scale paintings that reveal her long standing exploration of the body and self-representation the exhibition spans her entire career.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Better self
    07.07 – 27.08.2017
    Better self

    Better Self  is a reflection on the contemporary culture of individualism, its causes, effects, and side effects. Featuring actions, performance pieces, training sessions, and public workshops, the Zachęta space will become a stage, a gym, a yoga room, a therapy room, and a discussion site.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Tomasz Saciłowski
    24.06 – 27.08.2017
    Tomasz Saciłowski
    CLFN

    Tomasz Saciłowski’s exhibition at the Zachęta Project Room, titled CLFN, consists of new works combining photography and painting. According to the author himself, ‘the prints have been made from negatives and slides with images of leaves, flowers, and trees, taken in the second half of 2016’. He continues, ‘I exposed the films multiple times, including with RGB lamps in the darkroom.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Aleksandra Kubiak
    10.06 – 02.07.2017
    Aleksandra Kubiak
    You’re a Cute One, Sweetie

    You’re a Cute One, Sweetie is a very personal film, resulting from the artist’s experience related to the tragic death of her mother Małgorzata. Aleksandra Kubiak combines video-performance with documentary film: a recording of the meetings with the actress who is about to play the role of her mother, and her ‘being’ Małgorzata for one day.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Karolina Bielawska, Zuza Golińska.
    27.05 – 30.09.2017
    Karolina Bielawska, Zuza Golińska.
    THE MEGALITH ON THE ZACHĘTA PROJECT ROOM’S SUMMER TERRACE 2017

    For several years, the Summer Terrace of the Zachęta Project Room has become a space for artistic installations open to the public, local residents, and passers-by. In 2015, such installations were created by Jaśmina Wójcik, together with Jacek Gądek, while in 2016 it was Michał Mioduszewski. This year’s arrangement was designed as a resting place for the public, a space for concerts and meetings on the gallery’s terrace.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy "Little Review" from the National Library of Poland
    26.05 – 04.06.2017
    "Little Review" from the National Library of Poland

    In the space of Zachęta’s Mały Salon we will present a selection of the original "Little Reviews" (from the collection of the National Library), whose English translations will consecutively appear at the Polish Pavilion in Venice.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy 57th International Art Exhibition — la Biennale di Venezia
    13.05 – 26.11.2017
    57th International Art Exhibition — la Biennale di Venezia
    Sharon Lockhart. Little Review

    Sharon Lockhart (b. 1964) is an American artist living and working in Los Angeles and Poland. Lockhart works with communities to make films and photographs that are both visually compelling and socially engaged through collaborations that unfold over long periods of time. Created with young women from the Youth Sociotherapy Center in Rudzienko, Poland, her project Little Review comprises translations, a new film and series of photographs, as well as educational workshops.

    Polish Pavilion at the International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di VeneziaPolish Pavilion at the International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
  • Grafika do wystawy Beyond the Pleasure Principle
    09.05 – 02.07.2017
    Beyond the Pleasure Principle
    Affective Operations

    The exhibition takes its point of departure in the popular humanistic category of affects, which organise its emotional space. Affect is construed here as the body’s automatic reaction to external stimuli or internal processes. These reactions, pleasant or not, occur beyond consciousness and the rational mind, and are not immediately subject to cognitive reflection.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Jarosław Kozakiewicz
    09.05 – 06.08.2017
    Jarosław Kozakiewicz
    The Spinning Head

    Jarosław Kozakiewicz is an artist who works at the intersection of sculpture, science and architecture. In practice for almost three decades, his work has a remarkably constant focus on the human body.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Where Do Thoughts Come From?
    21.04 – 18.06.2017
    Where Do Thoughts Come From?
    Zofia Gramz

    In the exhibition Where Do Thoughts Come From? at the Zachęta Project Room, artist Zofia Gramz presents the summary of a year-long artistic/research project where she made drawings and subjected herself to self-analysis, seeking to identify the motifs that had inspired the specific works.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Gordon Parks: I Use My Camera as a Weapon
    18.03 – 21.05.2017
    Gordon Parks: I Use My Camera as a Weapon

    The title of the exhibition I Use My Camera as a Weapon is a quotation from Parks’ first and most important published writing, A Choice of Weapons. That title is the key to his life philosophy and it has to do with choosing your tools precisely in order to reach your goals.  It also refers to a form of activism and the struggle for social equality.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy A Ceremonious Performance by Zbigniew Warpechowski
    09.03 (Thu)
    A Ceremonious Performance by Zbigniew Warpechowski
    to celebrate 50 years of the Artist’s performance art (1967–2017)

    Thursday 9 March 2017 at 7 p.m.

    Zachęta / Mały Salon (entrance through the main hall)Mały Salon
  • Grafika do wystawy Ponovo upotrebiti: past as costume or inspiration
    11.02 – 12.04.2017
    Ponovo upotrebiti: past as costume or inspiration

    Works presented in the exhibition re-use artifacts from recent history (architecture, photography, media images documenting political and social events, film, music). Some authors treat them as a stage on which they develop completely new ideas, the others refer more to the stories, that inspired them.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy LIfe. A Manual
    04.02 – 23.04.2017
    LIfe. A Manual
    Exhibition inspired by the work of Georges Perec

    Exhibition Life. A Manual — integrating various disciplines — presents the works by authors who think in classifications, enjoy formal constraints and complex narratives. The exposition is divided into four parts: ludic, sociological, novelist and autobiographical. The reading room, which is an integral part of the show, permeates all the ‘chapters’ of the exhibition.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Jerzy Jarnuszkiewicz
    27.01 – 17.04.2017
    Jerzy Jarnuszkiewicz
    Notes from the Expanse

    Jerzy Jarnuszkiewicz. Notes from the Expanse is a monographic exhibition presenting the artist’s sculptural works, a large selection of medals and graphics, and a part of his oeuvre virtually unknown to the Polish audience: a collection of polychromed metal sculptures created on a residency in Canada. But the show’s purpose is not only to present the achievements of an outstanding sculptor, but also to highlight the versatility and magnitude of his talent.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Returning from Białowieża
    22.01 – 05.02.2017
    Returning from Białowieża

    The Returning from Białowieża exhibition at the Zachęta Project Room will present the context of the Białowieża, open-air Returning to Białowieża project. It will also be an opportunity to meet the project’s key figures, including Joanna Kossak, Tomasz Samojlik, Paweł Winiarski, and Lech Wilczek.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Abraham Ostrzega
    19.01 – 05.03.2017
    Abraham Ostrzega

    The inspiration for the exhibition was the work of Abraham Ostrzega — Jewish sculptor and culture animator active in pre-war Warsaw. He was a student of Henryk Kuna, and was recognised for his sepulchral sculptures — tombstones, several dozen of which can be found at the Jewish Cemetery in the Wola District in Warsaw.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
2016
  • Grafika do wystawy Fair building
    10.12.2016 – 17.02.2017
    Fair building
    Polish edition of the exhibition presented at the Polish Pavilion 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice

    The curators behind the exhibition Fair Building believe that construction sites represent the frontline in architecture; it is the physical manifestation of any live project and despite technological advancements is still led largely by manual labour. The contribution from these workers is missing from architectural discourse and construction processes remain unpredictable.

    Institute of design, KielceInstitute of design
  • Grafika do wystawy Collections
    05.12.2016 – 01.01.2017
    Collections

    This year’s show is dedicated mainly to our sponsors: those who supported our collection through crowdfunding or in other ways. This years’ acquisitions are presented in the context of other classical works from our collection — a group of  Edward Dwurnik’s works and of the Egit Foundation’s deposit, which has been in our charge for many years.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy It happened tomorrow
    09.11 – 04.12.2016
    It happened tomorrow

    he international exhibition entitled It Happened Tomorrow is a result of the collaboration between the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade and the Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. This collaboration includes the realisation of two exhibitions, the first one at the Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art curated by Una Popovic

    MoCAB - The Salon of the Museum of Contemporary ArtMoCAB
  • Grafika do wystawy Social Calligraphies
    08.11.2016 – 15.01.2017
    Social Calligraphies

    This exhibition presents artists of the middle and younger generation from the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. The invited artists live and work in their countries of origin, as well as in Europe or North America, but most often they permanently move between these two worlds (sometimes they are called modern urban nomads). Often educated overseas, they receive scholarships or are in touch with the world through global media.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Jacek Damięcki
    08.11.2016 – 08.01.2017
    Jacek Damięcki
    Macro-forms
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Łysa Góra Experiment — 50 Years Later
    22.10.2016 – 01.01.2017
    Łysa Góra Experiment — 50 Years Later
    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Iveta Pilařová
    20.10 – 23.10.2016
    Iveta Pilařová
    Show within Culture and Neuroscience conference

    One of the assumptions of Culture and Neuroscience conference is to present the works of a neurologically disabled person. The first edition, in 2014, was devoted to aphasis and quite naturally its featuredartist became the originator and curator of the project — Karolina Wiktor. This year the main theme is multiple sclerosis, therefore Karolina invited Iveta Pilařová — a Czech artist struggeling with this disease since her 18th birthday.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy The Artists
    15.10.2016 (Sat)
    The Artists
    Visual Artists’ concerts and sound projects. 4rd edition

    The Artists is a one-day festival devoted to music and sound projects created by visual artists. The artists invited to participate in this year edition were chosen in an open international competition, an open-call. By doing this we wanted to include in the programme numerous projects sent to us from the first edition, and to open the festival up to the younger generation of artists.

    Reduta Banku PolskiegoReduta
  • Grafika do wystawy Poland — a Country of Folklore?
    15.10.2016 – 15.01.2017
    Poland — a Country of Folklore?

    How was folklore and folk art perceived directly after the war and in the first decades of the Peoples Republic of Poland? How did the ‘people’s’ government make use of it? How did its status change, the moment it was introduced into museums and galleries? What was the status of the folk artist — perceived as ‘the other’?

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Krzysztof Wodiczko and Jarosław Kozakiewicz
    06.10 – 27.11.2016
    Krzysztof Wodiczko and Jarosław Kozakiewicz
    Disarming Culture. Józef Rotblat Institute for Disarmament of Culture and Abolition of War Project
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Natalia Bażowska. 12 per minute
    08.09 – 11.12.2016
    Natalia Bażowska. 12 per minute
    Meeting of the project rooms series

    We all come from the ocean, perhaps that is the reason why for centuries water has been ever-present in many rituals from various cultures. It is believed to have the power to purify, add strength and bring salvation. Project 12 per minute is a tribute of sorts to water as our  primordial home. 

    TABAKALERA International Centre for Contemporary Culture. Donostia - San Sebastián TABAKALERA
  • Grafika do wystawy Jacek Malinowski
    03.09 – 16.10.2016
    Jacek Malinowski
    Bi-polar

    The exhibition Bi-polar is the first such extensive presentation of the work of Jacek Malinowski in Zachęta. It presents a selection of the filmography of an artist who from 2000 has been realizing films in the style of fake documentaries. Over the course of over a decade Malinowski has developed his own, characteristic pseudo-documentary style that is an important element in his artistic “signature”.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Before, after and in between
    31.08 – 02.10.2016
    Before, after and in between
    Decision-making in contemporary art restoration

    Differences in works of art in the before and after stages may be visible, but often they are not noticeable to the viewer. The status BETWEEN, normally not revealed to the audience, includes complicated processes and activities, as well as important decisions regarding restoration.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Money to Burn
    27.08 – 23.10.2016
    Money to Burn

    The exhibition comprises many parallel stories and anecdotes: from historical references and recontextualisations of stereotypes and symbols, through analyses of the Polish fantasies and notions of wealth, to a critique of the market and personal narratives. Transformation-era clichés or experiences of the 2007 economic crisis mingle here with the manifestation of the joy of possession, fascination with luxury or the beauty of expensive items, as well as reflections on the real and symbolic value of works of art (which have invariably been considered as luxury goods).

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Alicja Dobrucka
    20.08 – 16.10.2016
    Alicja Dobrucka
    I like you, I like you a lot and others

    The exhibition I like you, I like you a lot et.al. is the artist’s first solo show in Warsaw. The photographer, born in Kowary, has been living and working in London for many years. In her work one will find both her Polish and cosmopolitan experiences (some series of photographs were taken in Albania, Canada, Germany, Palestine, India). At the exhibition in the Zachęta Project Room Dobrucka shows two series of photos. The first one — I like you, I like you a lot — is a very personal project, started in 2008. It was conceived as a reflection of a family tragedy — the loss of a thirteen year old brother Maks, who drowned during a scouting trip.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy COMMON AFFAIRS
    21.07 – 30.10.2016
    COMMON AFFAIRS
    REVISITING THE VIEWS AWARD — CONTEMPORARY ART FROM POLAND

    COMMON AFFAIRS is an exhibition of Polish artists selected from amongst those who have been finalists in the VIEWS competition. This award for the best young artists, initiated in 2003 by two institutions: Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, whose mission is the popularization of contemporary art, and Deutsche Bank – which for many years has declared the promotion of art and an interest in contemporaneity amongst its activities – is the most important distinction awarded in the field of the visual arts in Poland.

    KunstHalle Deutsche BankKunstHalle
  • Grafika do wystawy Assembled, Disassembled
    18.06 – 14.08.2016
    Assembled, Disassembled

    Assembled, Disassembled is the title of an exhibition that presents a selection of works referencing actual or possible scenarios in the liberalisation of production, distribution, economics, art and science.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Rafał Bujnowski
    11.06 – 21.08.2016
    Rafał Bujnowski
    May 2066

    The exhibition by Rafał Bujnowski is different from his projects to date. It features most recent works only, and highly varied ones, including a video about a man met at a fitness club, a series of paintings from recent months, and two objects — vintage cars — borrowed from the material world of things.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
    28.05 – 27.11.2016
    15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
    Fair Building

    The Polish Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2016 directly responds to this year’s theme – Reporting from the Front – by addressing the ethical issues facing one of the most underrepresented participants in architecture: the construction worker.

    Polish Pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di VeneziaPolish Pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
  • Grafika do wystawy Michał Frydrych. Tropical sea, T-mobile, Soot, Lipstick
    27.05 – 04.09.2016
    Michał Frydrych. Tropical sea, T-mobile, Soot, Lipstick
    Meeting of the Project Rooms series

    The project prepared for Tabakalera is a post-painterly installation that grows into the entire space of the Project Room. The starting point was to address the issue of how to handle empty space (treated as a meaningful element) and collate it with the artist’s practice. He creates a total painting installation using different sizes of cardboard boxes – understood as the simplest, most everyday units for containing empty space.

    TABAKALERA International Centre for Contemporary Culture. Donostia - San Sebastián TABAKALERA
  • Grafika do wystawy The Travellers
    14.05 – 21.08.2016
    The Travellers

    The exhibition looks at travel in a region where freedom to travel was, until recently, a luxury available only to the very few. The revolution of 1989 and the subsequent opening to the world and globalisation processes allowed citizens of the former Eastern Bloc personal mobility on an unprecedented scale. Participation in international exchanges contributed to the region’s identity today as much as the new political and economic order.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Teresa Kazimiera Murak-Rembielińska
    07.05 – 17.07.2016
    Teresa Kazimiera Murak-Rembielińska

    A key figure on the Polish artistic scene from the moment of her debut in the first half of the 1970s. Teresa Murak, a performer and sculptor engaging in activities in public space, is a precursor and one of the most important representatives of earth art in Poland.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Art in Our Age
    06.05 – 12.06.2016
    Art in Our Age
    BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice BWA Contemporary Art Gallery in Katowice
  • Grafika do wystawy Habima Fuchs
    16.04 – 12.06.2016
    Habima Fuchs
    Salt Sea Water Absorbed by Cloud Turns Sweet

    Habima Fuchs defines her exhibitions as an open field throughout which the viewer can take an infinite number of trips. The same is true for the show at the Zachęta Project Room. The gallery space is like a sheet of paper on which the author’s hand draws/arranges various visual or spatial elements.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Irmina Staś
    30.03 – 10.04.2016
    Irmina Staś
    Metabolism

    This is a painting project, in which finished paintings will be the starting point for creating works of art with the participation of visitors to the Project Room. During the week’s painting action, elements of the paintings will go outside their frames and take over the gallery’s space. Visitors will become creators, and in addition to reproducing the forms found on canvas, they’ll also be able to create their own compositions.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy I Read Here
    20.02 – 08.05.2016
    I Read Here
    Contemporary Polish Illustration for Children

    For almost ten years now Polish illustration has been enjoying a boom period. We can see this especially in the market for children’s books. A great number of talented artists, and also their diversity and ingenuity, supported by open-minded publishers have meant that we have ever more outstanding books to choose from.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Magdalena Więcek
    16.02 – 13.04.2016
    Magdalena Więcek
    Affecting the Eye

    Magdalena Więcek’s exhibition is another monographic presentation of works by a Polish 20th century sculptor at the Zachęta. Exhibitions by artists such as Alina Szapocznikow, Alina Ślesińska or Barbara Zbrożyna show the importance of their explorations and the universality of their endeavours, but also the process of building the creative independence of women, something that Magdalena Więcek’s art (1924–2008) also fits into.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Wojciech Zamecznik
    30.01 – 24.04.2016
    Wojciech Zamecznik
    Photo-graphics

    Wojciech Zamecznik (1923–1967) — one of the most important representatives of the Polish Poster School is a multi-dimensional but still little known figure. Currently in the process of being rediscovered as a photographer, he was active through the two decades following the Second World War as an artist in a wide number of fields.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Halka/Haiti: Return to Vilnius
    30.01 – 13.03.2016
    Halka/Haiti: Return to Vilnius

    168 years after its premiere, in Vilnius, the Polish opera Halka returns to the city—albeit in a very particular form.

    The Contemporary Art Centre (CAC Vilnius)CAC
  • Grafika do wystawy Agata Kus, Michał Dymny
    29.01 – 20.03.2016
    Agata Kus, Michał Dymny
    Converter

    Converter is a painting-cum-musical project of two young artists. The exhibition does not try to settle the question of the primacy of painting or music. It is rather a free dialogue of two artists representing various fields of art, an attempt to establish communication between them. Agata Kus’s and Michał Dymny’s artistic attitudes are linked by an intuitive approach to the creative process which admits an element of improvisation.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Jaśmina Wójcik. URSUS<>TABAKALERA
    22.01 – 15.05.2016
    Jaśmina Wójcik. URSUS<>TABAKALERA

    Project URSUS<> TABAKALERA by Jaśmina Wójcik comments on the idea of twin towns and cultural exchange built on it. It attempts to present histories of people and places, to create the actual relations between people from two countries with different history, that in some aspects might find similarities and mutual inspirations.

    TABAKALERA International Centre for Contemporary Culture. Donostia - San Sebastián TABAKALERA
  • Grafika do wystawy Łukasz Sosiński
    18.01 – 24.01.2016
    Łukasz Sosiński
    Works Nearing Completion

    Works Nearing Completion is a project by Łukasz Sosiński, a multimedia artist whose practice often incorporates elements of architecture.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
2015
  • Grafika do wystawy Art in Our Age
    12.12.2015 – 31.01.2016
    Art in Our Age
    Rafał Dominik and Szymon Żydek and the collections of Zachęta — National Gallery of Art and the ING Polish Art Foundation

    Art in Our Age is an exhibition of works from the collections of the ING Polish Art Foundation and Zachęta — National Gallery of Art. The exhibition confronts the activities of contemporary artists with the fundamental questions that those visiting their exhibitions ask themselves: has today’s art totally divorced itself from reality? Who are contemporary artists and why do we call the effects of their activities works of art? What does the abstract explorations of the artistic avant-garde have in common with the lives of ordinary people?

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Marek Sobczyk
    05.12.2015 – 31.01.2016
    Marek Sobczyk
    “museum” in quotation marks

    The first presentation of Marek Sobczyk’s “museum” in quotation marks took place in Zachęta’s Mały Salon in February 2006. This was a time when the landscape after the “cold war of art with society” (to quote Zbigniew Libera) was beginning slowly to be formed anew. New institutions were emerging. Not just those that were intended to have an influence on the art market, but also those stimulated by official cultural politics.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Ieva Epnere
    21.11.2015 – 17.01.2016
    Ieva Epnere
    Pyramiden and Other Stories

    The Pyramiden and Other Stories exhibition in Warsaw gives one the opportunity to confront Epnere’s newest project with a selection of her earlier works. It seems that the point of departure for all of them is the artist’s intention to reveal the spiritual aspect of art.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Zuzanna Sękowska, Łukasz Radziszewski
    04.11 – 15.11.2015
    Zuzanna Sękowska, Łukasz Radziszewski
    Non-Martials

    We describe war from the vantage of a generation that hasn’t experienced it directly, yet fears it.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Jan Dziaczkowski
    17.10 – 22.11.2015
    Jan Dziaczkowski
    True and Untrue Stories

    The exhibition is the first monographic presentation of the work of Jan Dziaczkowski, demonstrating the full extent of its artistic scope. Dziaczkowski is known to a wider public first and foremost as the author of collages presented at numerous exhibitions in Poland and overseas. Less well known are the remaining areas of his work that encompass painting, drawings and photography, part of which have never yet been exhibited.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Just After the War
    03.10.2015 – 10.01.2016
    Just After the War

    Is the key period in modern Polish history of 1944–1949 equally important in the field of art? How were the first years of the new, dynamically changing socio-political reality and atmosphere, on the one hand the “euphoria of rebuilding” and on the other the “Great Fear” interpreted by artists? The exhibition is an attempt to answer the question as to how the complicated social moods and political tensions in post-war Poland found their expression in the visual arts, photographs, film and also architecture and design.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy
    29.09 – 11.10.2015
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Endless Register
    19.09 – 27.09.2015
    Endless Register
    Images and Their Musical Interpretations

    A presentation at the Zachęta workshop room recapitulates project Musical Images in which students of one of Warsaw’s secondary schools participated throughout the school year as part of an individually. The meetings at Zachęta provided an opportunity to become familiar with new instrumental techniques, contemporary composers and musical literaturę in confrontation with art history and contemporary art works.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy VIEWS 2015
    08.09 – 15.11.2015
    VIEWS 2015
    Deutsche Bank Award

    For the seventh time Deutsche Bank Polska, and Zachęta – National Gallery of Art are happy to announce the “Views 2015 – Deutsche Bank Award” competition exhibition presenting the most interesting young, but already established, Polish artists.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Karolina Grzywnowicz
    05.09 – 31.10.2015
    Karolina Grzywnowicz
    The Weeds

    The Weeds is a project about plants that form a unique record of political and social history. They can be encountered in places where Poland’s most densely populated villages once used to be. Now several dozen years after these people deserted the area, the plants have become an evergreen and ineradicable mark of human presence.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Gardens
    15.08 – 04.10.2015
    Gardens

    The genesis of the “Gardens” exhibition lies in the educational activities of the Zachęta, which opens art to people whose contact with it may be restricted, either for social reasons or those of, for example, eyesight or hearing. It was born on an impulse, thinking about how art can influence the viewer. This exhibition has been put together for all art lovers willing to abandon traditional ways of seeing. Come inside, close your eyes and open your ears...

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Exotic?
    04.07 – 30.08.2015
    Exotic?

    This summer group exhibition in the Zachęta Project Room presents a multifarious exploration of the concept of the exotic. It is realised both for summertime tourists and for Warsaw inhabitants, who - like the noble Des Esseintes in Joris-Karl Husyman's book Against Nature – prefer to visit the exotic corners of the world mentally, without leaving their own armchair/city.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Jaśmina Wojcik and Jacek Gądek. Fascine Respite
    23.06 – 28.06.2015
    Jaśmina Wojcik and Jacek Gądek. Fascine Respite

    The workshop is a kind of continuation of Jaśmina Wojcik’s previous project, presented at the Zachęta Project Room in 2012 with the title Hiding People among People Without Contact with Nature Leads to Perversions.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy The Wild West
    19.06 – 13.09.2015
    The Wild West
    A history of Wrocław’s Avant-Garde

    The exhibition presents works of art, films, documentary photographs, objets d’art, and recordings – nearly 500 works of visual arts, architecture, urbanism, theatre, film, design, and everyday life of Wrocław since the 1960s until the present.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy John Lurie
    13.06 – 02.08.2015
    John Lurie
    I am trying to think. Please be quiet

    John Lurie returns to Warsaw as a painter! This presentation of contemporary works by John Lurie constitutes an attempt to reconsider this ’90s icon, to confront this image and show the artist in a new light.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy FILKO – FYLKO – PHYLKO
    02.06 – 16.08.2015
    FILKO – FYLKO – PHYLKO

    The successive versions of Stano Filko's name FILKO – FYLKO – PHYLKO (and later VIRTUAL FILKO)  told of the different stages of his life, the caesuras between which were marked by dates that were important from both political and  personal points of view.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy 56th International Art Exhibition — la Biennale di Venezia
    09.05 – 22.11.2015
    56th International Art Exhibition — la Biennale di Venezia
    Halka/Haiti 18°48'05"N 72°23'01"W

    The Polish Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale will have the pleasure of presenting a panoramic film projection of the opera Halka by Stanisław Moniuszko, as it was staged in February for the inhabitants of Cazale, a village situated in the mountains of Haiti.

    Polish Pavilion at the International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di VeneziaPolish Pavilion at the International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
  • Grafika do wystawy Natalia Bażowska
    25.04 – 21.06.2015
    Natalia Bażowska
    Lair

    In her artistic credo Natalia Bażowska declares her fascination for life in all its forms, for both its psychological aspects and the physiology of the body, and for drawing inspiration also from the world around her. The exhibition that she has prepared for the Zachęta Project Room confirms these theses.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Tamy Ben-Tor & Miki Carmi
    18.04 – 31.05.2015
    Tamy Ben-Tor & Miki Carmi
    Young Emerging Artists Eating and Fucking

    Tamy Ben-Tor and Miki Carmi’s exhibition is an attempt to mash together two strong artistic personalities that seemingly do not have much in common. It’s a kind of experiment – a challenge posed by the artists for themselves – or a test: can this real-life couple also work as an artistic duo?

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy
    16.04 – 19.04.2015
    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy TRUTH BEAUTY GOODNESS
    15.04 – 19.07.2015
    TRUTH BEAUTY GOODNESS
    From the Zachęta Collection

    The latest presentation of the collection in the Raczyński tenement building on Małachowski Square, just opposite Zachęta is entitled TRUTH BEAUTY GOODNESS.

    Kamienica Hrabiego RaczyńskiegoKamienica Hrabiego Raczyńskiego
  • Grafika do wystawy Cannibalism?
    07.03 – 31.05.2015
    Cannibalism?
    On Appropriation in Art

    The exhibition is devoted to issues of appropriation, borrowing, processing, remixing and sampling of culture using existing objects such as artistic and press photographs, works of art created by other artists, films, literature, music, and all things created within the wider sphere of culture and beyond.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Anna Jermolaewa
    28.02 – 10.05.2015
    Anna Jermolaewa
    Good Times, Bad Times

    Good Times, Bad Times is the title of the first solo exhibition of the artist in Poland. Anna Jermolaewa is considered one of Austria’s most outstanding contemporary artists.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Waiting for Better Times
    14.02 – 12.04.2015
    Waiting for Better Times

    “Waiting for Better Times” is a group exhibition presenting photographs, videos, drawings, and objects by young- and mid-generation Moldovan artists, as well as two projects created in Moldova by Polish artists.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Przemysław Matecki
    10.02 – 29.03.2015
    Przemysław Matecki
    Rough

    At the exhibition viewers will be able to get to know a small selection of Przemysław Matecki's painted oeuvre. Nonetheless, the works on paper and the structure of the exhibition itself will bring the viewer closer not only to his instrumentarium, but also to the intensive and uncompromising nature of his works.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
2014
  • Grafika do wystawy Adoration of Sweetness
    20.12.2014 – 01.02.2015
    Adoration of Sweetness

    The exhibition presented in Zachęta was inspired by the work of Krystiana Robb-Narbutt, a painter, drawer, and author of installations and ephemeral objects who died in 2006, and the title of her never realized idea for an exhibition, The Adoration of Sweetness.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Justyna Wencel
    12.12.2014 – 08.02.2015
    Justyna Wencel
    Earth, Earth

    Justyna Wencel has called her exhibition at the Zachęta Project Room Earth, Earth. This is also the title of her most recent work, a three-channel video installation. Screened on the gallery’s underground level, in a space conducive to attentive reception, the film was made in 2014 and documents an artistic action begun a year earlier.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Progress and Hygiene
    29.11.2014 – 15.02.2015
    Progress and Hygiene

    The exhibition presented in Zachęta, “Progress and Hygiene”, is devoted to the pitfalls of modernization in the context of the idealistic faith in progress and the possibilities of “betterment” common to both art and science at the beginning of the 20th century. It was conceived as an essay which critically analyses such phenomena as genetic engineering, eugenics or research into the purity of races, also drawing attention to their continued impact on today’s world.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Gregor Schneider
    29.11.2014 – 01.02.2015
    Gregor Schneider
    Unsubscribe

    Gregor Schneider, one of the most highly regarded contemporary German artists who was awarded the Golden Lion at the Art Biennial in Venice in 2001, is realizing his latest project called Unsubscribe in Zachęta. In this work, Schneider again deals with the question of house, in both material and symbolic terms.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy LESSON
    29.11 – 08.12.2014
    LESSON

    LESSON refers to a traditionally understood formal interaction between teacher and student. Yet it can also acquire additional meanings, such as drawing conclusions from particular situations or as participation in didactic process.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • 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 Flo Kasearu
    27.09 – 23.11.2014
    Flo Kasearu
    We Are on the Way

    Flo Kasearu, one of the most talented Estonian artists of the young generation, decided to send a selection of her recent works on the road. On September 21 this year, a small truck departed from the artist’s House Museum in Tallinn. Its destination was the Zachęta Project Room (MPZ) where the selection was turned into an exhibition. Thus the Warsaw gallery became a twin institution of the Tallinn venue, with the ‘mother museum’ expanding the area and scope of its activity for two months.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Zbigniew Warpechowski
    20.09 – 11.11.2014
    Zbigniew Warpechowski
    It

    The exhibition in Zachęta is the first such extensive presentation of the work of Zbigniew Warpechowski – a precursor of performance art in Poland and one of the first in the world to work in this genre – presenting documentation of several dozen of the actions realized by the artist over the course of the last 50 years.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Corpus
    01.09 – 19.10.2014
    Corpus

    Corpus is a group exhibition comprised of works relating to the body and corporality, inspired by the booksCorpus and Corpus II. Writings on Sexuality by Jean-Luc Nancy — one of the most important contemporary French philosophers.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Suzan Shutan
    29.08.2014 – 15.02.2015
    Suzan Shutan
    Becoming...

    Becoming... is an installation consisting of hundreds of pompons — a set of inconspicuous coloured dots installed in space in a spontaneous, but well thought through configuration. The flexibility, mobility and modularity of the wired ‘fluffy atoms’ — which viewers can touch and set in motion — constitutes a spectacular performative aspect, liberating the composition from abstraction’s pomposity or conventionality.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Real-Time Controller Vol. II
    05.08 – 21.09.2014
    Real-Time Controller Vol. II

    Real-Time Controller – exhibition prepared by Marta Węglińska, Maciej Nowacki and Martha Hryniuk – its first show had in the Silverado Gallery at the Poznań Academy of Fine Arts. In Zachęta Project Room curators will show a different version of the project, raising questions about the nature and opportunities to reproduce the principles of the original.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Victor Man
    08.07 – 31.08.2014
    Victor Man
    Zephir

    Zachęta – National Gallery of Art presents the first individual exhibition in Poland of the work of Victor Man – the Romanian painter, recently named Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year 2014.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Cosmos Calling!
    01.07 – 28.09.2014
    Cosmos Calling!
    Art and Science in the Long Sixties

    With the onset of the post-Stalin ‘thaw’ in the Eastern Bloc countries and the proclamation of a scientific-technological revolution, science and technology became an important weapon in Cold War rivalries on both sides of the Iron Curtain, causing space flight, modern telecommunications and nuclear energy to emerge as the symbols of the following decade. New scientific disciplines, including astronautics and the literal ‘detachment from the earth’ it made possible, as well as the impact of cybernetics (now rehabilitated in the communist bloc) and its related disciplines such as biocybernetics, robotics or artificial intelligence, shaped the collective imagination and provided a strong inspiration for all artistic disciplines, from painting, sculpture and music to design, architecture and urban planning.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Monument
    17.06 – 24.08.2014
    Monument
    The Architecture of Adolf Szyszko-Bohusz

    The exhibition Monument. The Architecture of Adolf Szyszko-Bohusz, connected with the presentation in the Polish Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale in Venice, concerns the issue of the mythmaking potential of architecture. Szyszko-Bohusz, a former legionary connected with Józef Piłsudski, as an architect of the regime projected monuments: buildings that were to act as the memorials of the epoch, to express the spirit of the reborn state and to revive its praiseworthy history, but also to give testimony to the good life and progress through the effective realizing of the commissions of the political and financial elites of the day.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Włodzimierz Jan Zakrzewski
    12.06 – 06.07.2014
    Włodzimierz Jan Zakrzewski
    Alice at Saxon Garden

    The projects presented at the Zachęta and the opposite Saxon Garden public park were inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the famous story of a girl who finds herself in a mysterious world, where she experiences incredible adventures and meets peculiar creatures.  The story’s absurd dream logic has made it one of the most original and inspiring books ever written.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy 14th International Architecture Exhibition — la Biennale di Venezia
    07.06 – 23.11.2014
    14th International Architecture Exhibition — la Biennale di Venezia
    Impossible Objects

    Created at the Polish Pavilion by the Institute of Architecture and Jakub Woynarowski, the exhibition Impossible Objects deals with the relations between modernism and politics in the context of building a modern nation state. The show’s highlight is a natural-scale replica of the canopy over the entrance to the burial crypt of Marshal Józef Piłsudski, the Polish political and military leader, created in 1937 at the Wawel Cathedral in Kraków according to a design of Adolf Szyszko-Bohusz. Several alternative variations of the canopy presented by the architect illustrate the process of arriving at a modernist form: from historicising loftiness to modern simplification.

    Polish Pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di VeneziaPolish Pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
  • Grafika do wystawy Alice: Wonderland Across the Road
    01.06 – 17.08.2014
    Alice: Wonderland Across the Road

    Alice: Wonderland Across the Road (a twin project to Włodzimierz Jan Zakrzewski. Alice at Sakson Garden) is presented at the Zachęta’s ground floor. Here the inspiration came from Carroll’s play with scale, perspective and space.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Alicja Łukasiak
    28.05 – 20.07.2014
    Alicja Łukasiak
    My Global Problems

    In My Global Problems, Alicja Łukasiak presents her recent works. The artist spent the last few years travelling – around the Far East mainly, but also throughout rural Poland – and became preoccupied with ecology, reading about climate change and other hazards resulting from the destruction of nature and wasteful exploitation of natural resources.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Monika Zawadzki
    05.04 – 18.05.2014
    Monika Zawadzki
    Cattle

    Monika Zawadzki creates simple forms, in the vein of traditional graphic design, using sculpture, painting, and video. One of the main themes of her work is the idea of identity creation, expressed through various universal and simple shapes. Zawadzki is preoccupied with issues of social exclusion or limitation, the mechanisms of individual functioning, alterity and corporeality, which she investigates from a broad perspective.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Magda Franczak, Yael Frank.
    22.03 – 18.05.2014
    Magda Franczak, Yael Frank.
    The Ice Is Melting, Ms Frankczak

    The exhibition has been inspired by Tarjei Vesaas’s book The Ice Palace (1963). Everything began in 2012 when Magda Franczak, an artist living and working in Lublin, met Tel Aviv-based Yael Frank, who was presenting her work at Lublin’s Labirynt Gallery. The acquaintance soon revealed deeper – going beyond just last-name or hair-colour similarity – affinities between the two artists, concerning existential (generational) histories or artistic interests. The meeting led to the idea of producing a joint project for the Zachęta Project Room.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy I’ve Been Here; I Hope the Same for You
    15.03 – 10.06.2014
    I’ve Been Here; I Hope the Same for You
    Henryk Tomaszewski

    This exhibition organised to mark the centenary of the birth of Henryk Tomaszewski – graphic artist, designer, cartoonist and one of the most important figures of Polish graphic art after the Second World War – will present the unusually expressive, unique style of the artist’s graphic design and its sources.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta