Exhibitions

2022
  • 13.05 – 24.07.2022
    Karolina Balcer
    Happy Family

    -Happy Family is a family project. The impetus to create it was the situation the artist’s older brother Filip found himself repeatedly. Although nothing was lacking in family home, he was periodically homeless. The problem of homelessness is so complex that it is often difficult to pinpoint its causes.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • 28.04 – 03.07.2022
    ‘ ’ Flight
    Roman Stańczak

    Roman Stańczak’s sculpture is a real aircraft, turned inside out, so that its interior — elements of the cockpit, on-board equipment and passenger seats — becomes visible on the outside, while the wings and fuselage are inside. The artist applied the same strategy of turning things inside out in his works from the Misquic series (in the first half of the 1990s) to everyday objects: a kettle, a bathtub or a wall unit. These works were interpreted in the context of the brutal economic transformation in Poland. Three decades later, the inside-out private luxury aircraft becomes a symbol of global economic inequalities.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 07.04 – 19.06.2022
    Jerzy Krawczyk
    All or Nothing

    Jerzy Krawczyk’s exhibition at Zachęta — National Gallery of Art presents a multi-layered oeuvre based on the painter’s experiences and personal convictions, as well references to the canon of ancient art and art from the early 20th century. The exhibition features the artist’s mature works, including landscapes of Łódź painted from the second half of the 1950s, still lifes and portraits developing the concept of spatial realism.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 31.03 – 17.07.2022
    Natalia Romik
    Hideouts. The architecture of survival

    Natalia Romik’s exhibition is an artistic tribute to survival architecture, the hiding places built and used by Jews during the Holocaust. They used tree hollows, wardrobes, urban sewers, caves or empty graves to create temporary shelters.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 03.03 – 26.06.2022
    Mariusz Wilczyński
    Kill it...

    Mariusz Wilczyński’s exhibition centres around one film – the full-length debut of this well-known animator titled Kill It and Leave This Town. The film had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in early 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic it had to wait almost a year before it arrived in cinemas. During this time it was shown and won awards at the world’s leading animation festivals -– in Annecy and Ottawa, among others.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 25.02 – 08.05.2022
    Małgorzata Markiewicz
    Pimoa Chthulu
    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
2021
  • 10.12.2021 – 20.02.2022
    Marta Krześlak
    Moving things

    In her project, Marta Krześlak reflects on the universality of meanings, pondering time and space. She creates a laboratory of moving objects in which she observes how they interact with each other and their surroundings, as well as how they relate to familiar phenomena while remaining abstract objects.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • 09.12.2021 – 06.03.2022
    Women Live for Love
    Teresa Gierzyńska

    The artist explores the fringes of photography, using it as a record of her performative practice, and experiments with methods of its reproduction and processing. She introduces into art visual elements taken from mass culture and its techniques. The exhibition is built around the most important series: About Her and The Essence of Things.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 25.11.2021 – 13.03.2022
    Between Collectivism and Individualism —
    Japanese Avant-garde in the 1950s and the 1960s

    The exhibition presents, for the first time in Poland, avant-garde Japanese art from two historical decades, a time of ground-breaking events and transformations that resulted in the emergence of the Japan we know today. It features works by the most important artists of the time, rarely shown outside Japan, and documentation of the avant-garde movements of the time.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 15.10 – 15.12.2021
    Views 2021

    The Views competition, which for nearly two decades has presented the most significant phenomena in Polish art at a given time, this year be held not only for the last time, but also in a changed formula. It seems that due to the selection of this year’s finalists, it is an exceptional edition — not only in artistic terms.

    OnlineOnline
  • 07.10.2021 – 06.02.2022
    Hege Lønne

    The exhibition of works by Hege Lønne, a Norwegian artist with ties to Poland, presents sculptures, installations, video works and documentation of artistic activities from various periods of her career. The exhibition is complemented by unpublished photographs of Warsaw — colour slides from the period of transformation of the 1980s and 1990s — and animated films.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 24.09 – 28.11.2021
    Bartosz Zaskórski, Tomasz Zaskórski
    A Spaceship As Big As Half the Village

    The exhibition presents both works by the artist’s father and their collaborative works — small objects, sculptures and drawings, as well as three films by Bartosz. The exhibition is accompanied by a mini-guide, in which the artist fills in certain themes. It takes the form of fantastic and bizarre storytelling, in which recollections and stories about their hometown are mixed with literary fiction.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • 07.07 – 07.08.2021
    Małachowski Square 2021: Unsealing
    plac Małachowskiego (infront of Zachętą gallery)plac Małachowskiego
  • 02.07 – 12.09.2021
    I Feel Something, don’t Know What / Simt ceva – nu știu exact ce

    The exhibition I Feel Something. Don’t Know What is a project created by the Art Encounters Foundation in Timişoara in collaboration with the Zachęta Project Room in Warsaw. Its aim is to generate a creative bridge between the artists who are active on the Timișoara art scene and the Polish artists who have participated in the exhibitions organised by our partner institution over the past few years.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • 12.06 – 22.08.2021
    Living Storages: Socially Appropriate, Personally Desired...

    The latest show in the Living Storages series came about as the result of a search of the Zachęta collection for works depicting reactions to the experience of social pressure. The selection of works shows the difficulties posed by a system in which the model of the ‘statistical human’ is in force, also calling attention to the problem of biopower, the mechanisms of power over the body, people, or oneself.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 27.05 – 10.10.2021
    Cold Revolution
    Central and Eastern European Societies in Times of Socialist Realism, 1948–1959

    The curators of the exhibition undertake a critical reflection on the changes taking place at that time, illustrating their scale and dynamics using visual material from the fields of painting, photography, film, design and architecture. It includes over 400 works from six countries of the former Eastern Bloc: Poland, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 22.05 – 21.11.2021
    17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
    Trouble in Paradise
    Polish Pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di VeneziaPolish Pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
  • 04.05 – 20.06.2021
    Bartosz Mucha
    Rożnowskie, or a Refuge in Tabaszowa

    Bartosz Mucha is a designer working on the borderline between design, architecture and visual arts, utilitarianism and conceptualism, known for his existential questions, poeticism and humour, as well as for setting a rhythm and time frame for his activities.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • 19.04 – 08.06.2021
    Live Storages: Didactics

    The presentation Living Storages: Didactics was created as a result of a discussion about the items in the Zachęta’s collection that were the most interesting to us the guides and educators working with people of different ages, backgrounds, and needs.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 15.04 – 05.06.2021
    I Feel Something. Don’t Know What / Simt ceva – nu știu exact ce

    The exhibition I Feel Something. Don’t Know What is a project created in collaboration Art Encounters Foundation in Timişoara with the Zachęta Project Room in Warsaw, its aim being to generate a creative bridge between the artists who are active on the Timișoara art scene and the Polish artists who have participated in the exhibitions organised by The Zachęta Project Room over the past few years.

    Art Encounters Foundation, TimişoaraArt Encounters Foundation, Timişoara
  • 12.02 – 05.04.2021
    Living Storages: Self-portrait

    There is a large group of works identified as self-portraits in Zachęta’s collection, as well as works directing our attention to such a meaning. The former is evidenced by the titles and the similarity of the images to their authors. The self-portrait nature of the latter group is indicated by factors related to issues of identity, interests and artistic practices of the artists, reflected in their paintings, sculptures or works on paper.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 01.02 – 25.04.2021
    Sculpture in Search of a Place

    The exhibition Sculpture in Search of a Place is yet another one in a series of cross-sectional thematic exhibitions at the Zachęta, devoted each year to a different artistic medium. It tackles the subject of the identity of Polish sculpture over the last sixty years — not so much as a chronology of artistic activity, but as a presentation of the phenomena and creative attitudes that have been essential for its development.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 01.02 – 11.04.2021
    Maciej Salamon
    Housework

    In the summer of this special year, Maciek Salamon said, ‘When the pandemic came, it turned out that out of the things I’d been doing so far, I couldn’t (or didn’t have to) do anything. And so, after many years, I remembered that I like painting.’

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • 01.02 – 08.08.2021
    Joanna Rajkowska
    Rhizopolis

    The project takes us into the world of a hypothetical future for humanity on planet Earth after the expected great catastrophe ending the current human era. In the Anthropocene, we have realised that the world has changed irreversibly, and its survival, including that of the human species, is called into question.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
2020
  • 01.10.2020 – 07.02.2021
    Living Storages: Artibus

    Zachęta — National Gallery of Art owes both its seat and the mission of popularizing visual arts to the Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts (SEFA) established 160 years ago by art enthusiasts and artists. This dedication to art resounds in the inscription “Artibus” (To the Arts) on the building’s façade. From the very beginning, this mission has included collecting contemporary art – then and today.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 18.09 – 06.12.2020
    Joanna Piotrowska
    Frowst

    Joanna Piotrowska’s first comprehensive monographic exhibition in Poland presents a selection of her works from the past few years. In her staged photos and videos, the artist focuses on exploring human relationships and their bodily expression.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 11.09 – 06.11.2020
    Magdalena Łazarczyk
    A wing moved by fingers

    Places on the outskirts of the city, abandoned and forgotten, are governed by their own laws. The objects accumulated there pile up in layers, their destiny changes or disappears completely as a result of transformations; time flows differently.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • 24.07 – 25.10.2020
    Monika Sosnowska

    Prepared specially for the Zachęta, Monika Sosnowska’s exhibition is the first such large monographic presentation organized in Poland. It features the artist’s older works selected from her comprehensive output as well as more recent works focusing around new themes and inspirations.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 10.07 – 07.08.2020
    Sandra in the grass
    plac Małachowskiego (infront of Zachętą gallery)plac Małachowskiego
  • 13.05 – 30.08.2020
    Paulina Pankiewicz
    Being Paul Cézanne

    In her conceptual project Being Paul Cézanne!, painter Paulina Pankiewicz refers to an iconic work of art — the views of Montagne Sainte-Victoire painted by Cézanne.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • 10.03 – 02.08.2020
    Ahmed Cherkaoui in Warsaw
    Polish-Moroccan artistic relations (1955-1980)

    Ahmed Cherkaoui is widely recognized as a pioneer and one of the most prominent representatives of Moroccan contemporary art. At the beginning of 1960s he spent a year in Warsaw, studying at the Fine Arts Academy, and his stay in Poland turned out to be a breakthrough in his painting career. Focused on the exploration of matter painting, the Warsaw period heralded the artist’s later experiments in abstract art, replete with references to traditional Berber culture and religious motifs of Islam, as well as to Polish and French avant-garde.

     

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 22.02 – 16.08.2020
    Andrzej Krauze
    The Flying Lesson

    The Flying Lesson is an exhibition by Andrzej Krauze, an outstanding Polish cartoonist and illustrator who has lived and worked in London for almost forty years. In Poland, Krauze is mainly known for his satirical works. Older readers may remember his drawings published in Kultura monthlly in the 1970s.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 15.02 – 14.06.2020
    Videotapes
    Early video art (1965-1976)

    The exhibition "Videotapes. Early Video Art (1965–1976)" situates video in a time when it was not yet in the mainstream of artistic circulation and functioned primarily as an experiment that remained outside the area of interest of art institutions, market and distribution. It presents single-channel works made on magnetic tapes. They can be characterised as intimate, spontaneous recordings, mostly made by the artists themselves.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 08.02 – 30.04.2020
    Two Arts Are Better than One

    How do artists perceive the world and how do their children see it? What makes them happy? What do they fear? How do they see the future together? Winter break at the Zachęta will open with the first joint exhibition of artists and their children prepared for other children and their parents.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 18.01 – 15.03.2020
    Anna Siekierska
    Weeds and People

    Anna Siekierska, an environmental activist and graduate of the Faculty of Sculpture at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts (diploma in 2013), has prepared an exhibition for the interiors of the Zachęta Project Room. The artist primarily creates works that critically examine the human approach to nature. Architecture is also an important source of inspiration for her. This time the author’s starting point were reflections on the problem of urban wastelands.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
2019
  • Grafika do wystawy Very Diverse and Very Exquisite
    11.12.2019 – 08.03.2020
    Very Diverse and Very Exquisite
    Part II
    BWA TarnówBWA Tarnów
  • 07.12.2019 – 09.02.2020
    Radek Szlaga
    Places I had no intention of seeing

    The exhibition presents the latest paintings by Radek Szlaga, which were created as a result of his study of the language of the painting medium, underestimated narratives and relations between art, information and knowledge. Today, these interests gain new meaning and context.

     

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Magdalena Bielesz with Son Maurycy
    26.10.2019 – 12.01.2020
    Magdalena Bielesz with Son Maurycy
    Rituals of Transition. Board Games
    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Very Diverse and Very Exquisite
    25.10 – 01.12.2019
    Very Diverse and Very Exquisite
    Part I
    Miejska Galeria Sztuki in ZakopanemMiejska Galeria Sztuki in Zakopanem
  • 19.10.2019 – 19.01.2020
    Change the Setting
    Polish Theatrical and Social Set Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries

    Change the Setting. Polish Theatrical and Social Set Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries is the fourth review exhibition devoted to theatrical set design in the history of Zachęta. Its concept was born out of the original vision of Robert Rumas, a respected visual artist and set designer. The curator and his team of collaborators lead the viewers through 100 years of history, building the narrative of the exhibition according to an issue and theme-based layout and creating contextual references to earlier and later phenomena.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Strike
    10.09 – 17.11.2019
    Strike
    Käthe Kollwitz, Hito Steyerl, Keren Donde

    The exhibition project was inspired by the historical exhibition of the works of the German graphic artist, sculptor and painter Käthe Kollwitz, which took place in the Zachęta Central Bureau of Art Exhibitions (CBWA) in 1951. The development of documentation and analysis of the exhibition reception was possible thanks to a research project conducted in recent years at the Zachęta gallery, in which exhibitions, rather than individual works, were the subject of research.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Lado Lomitashvili
    17.08 – 13.10.2019
    Lado Lomitashvili
    Let River Know Your Dream. Water Will Carry

    Lado Lomitashvili’s project, prepared for the Zachęta Project Room, refers in a metaphorical way to the memory of events and stories recorded in water and objects. Items taken out of their usual context, marked by practical use, and transferred into the gallery space, spin their stories. Lomitashvili’s artistic practice is inherently multidisciplinary. His education in the field of architecture makes him particularly sensitive to the nuances of the spaces in which he builds his abstract architectural/sculptural/painting installations with philosophical, social and ecological resonance.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy OUT-OF-OFFICE
    03.08 – 31.08.2019
    OUT-OF-OFFICE
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  • Grafika do wystawy Project X
    27.07 – 22.11.2019
    Project X
    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Alienations or The Fire Next Time
    13.07 – 29.09.2019
    Alienations or The Fire Next Time

    The exhibition consists of seven films by outstanding and renowned artists; some of them are presented for the first time. They show in different ways the condition of people, the Earth, what we are losing and what we desire, the effects of the different forms of alienation that we experience globally today. They make us aware of the causes of alienation, the mechanisms of destructive human behaviour, recalling historical and contemporary events that affect the state of today’s world.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 29.06.2019 – 18.07.2022
    Marek Sobczyk
    Simple Rainbow

    "Simple Rainbow" was created in 1991 for the exhibition entitled "Epitaph and Seven Spaces", curated by Janusz Bogucki and Nina Smolarz. The rainbow stood on Małachowskiego Square until 1993. After 28 years, it will reappear on the square, as a conversation starter on today’s society and world.

    plac Małachowskiego (infront of Zachętą gallery)plac Małachowskiego
  • Grafika do wystawy Red Floods the Frame
    18.06 – 25.08.2019
    Red Floods the Frame
    Kazimierz Urbański

    An experimenter in the field of cinematographic techniques and a film education pioneer, originator and founder of the Film Drawing Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków (1957–1972) — the first such institution in the world offering education in animation at a higher artistic school.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Paulina Włostowska
    15.06 – 11.08.2019
    Paulina Włostowska
    SYNTHETIC MATERIALS, PAINTING SUPPLIES AND THEIR USE

    Paulina Włostowska had the opportunity to become acquainted with the works of her late neighbour, the local artist Czesław Gendek — a painter who created works in various techniques and who was involved with applied graphics, exhibitions and advertising. The Gendek family studio housed both the unfinished works of the artist and the tools of his everyday craft. Włostowska never met the painter personally, so she only came across an orphaned space and objects that had lost their meaning and function.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy VIEWS 2019
    18.05 – 30.06.2019
    VIEWS 2019
    Deutsche Bank Award

    Views is the most important competition in Poland addressed to artists who are young, but already present on the Polish art scene. Organised continuously on a biannual basis since 2003, it showcases the most interesting phenomena on the art scene. 

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy 58th International Art Exhibition — la Biennale di Venezia
    11.05 – 24.11.2019
    58th International Art Exhibition — la Biennale di Venezia
    Flight

    Flight, a sculpture by Roman Stańczak, will be presented at the Polish Pavilion during the 58th International Art Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia. Visitors will experience the unique form and scale of the sculpture — an inside-out aircraft — but also the effect of an unexpected “reversal of the world”. The project delivers a commentary on the situation of political and economic transformations.

    Polish Pavilion at the International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di VeneziaPolish Pavilion at the International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
  • Grafika do wystawy Gaëlle Choisne
    13.04 – 09.06.2019
    Gaëlle Choisne
    Temple of Love: to be Engulfed

    The exhibition is part of the French artist Gaëlle Choisne’s Temple of Love project, inspired by the Roland Barthes’ The Lover’s Discourse: Fragments. It is a heterogeneous mix of existing sculptures from the exhibition shown in w Bétonsalon — Centre d’art et de recherche in Paris and a new production for the Zachęta Project Room, including a new experimental video inspired by the artist’s recent visit in Haiti, from where her family derive from.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy 'Poland' for Export
    30.03 – 23.06.2019
    'Poland' for Export

    Millions of spreads, 16 language versions, several hundred authors of photographs, three basic editions, two of which were published almost continuously from 1954 to 1989 (version for the West) and 1990 (version for the East) — that is the impressive picture of the Poland monthly in numbers.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Puppets: Theater, Film, Politics
    19.03 – 30.06.2019
    Puppets: Theater, Film, Politics

    Innocent and ominous, suspended between the animate and the inanimate, mobile and immobile, human and inhuman, the theatrical puppet continues to fascinate...

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy COLLECTIONS
    19.02 – 31.07.2019
    COLLECTIONS
    Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art

    The exhibition prepared by the Center of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko and Zachęta – National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, based on the collections of both institutions, presents works by outstanding, canonical artists and significant artists of the young and middle generation, active within various tendencies and artistic trends. The show is a representative collection of Polish art of the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of our century.

    National Forum of MusicNFM
  • Grafika do wystawy Izabela Łęska, Mikołaj Szpaczyński
    16.02 – 07.04.2019
    Izabela Łęska, Mikołaj Szpaczyński
    At the End of the Gaze

    The multi-level project deals with issues related to bodily movement and physical presence. Wandering is a state that allows one to disappear momentarily, to blend in with the surroundings, On the other hand, it is conducting to observe certain phenomena, which remain invisible in other conditions. The exhibition, playing with the ways of exhibiting works, is a multi-layered game with the body and senses of the viewer, at the same time becoming fully understandable only after passing through the whole distance in the landscape of the Zachęta Project Room. In this case, the journey begins with an attempt at a meeting of artists, continues in a commentary on their common impressions of functioning in the world of art, drawing on such notions as the visibility coefficient, and closes with reflections on the overlooked aspects of the artistic work.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Liliana Porter. Situations
    09.02 – 05.05.2019
    Liliana Porter. Situations

    The exhibition of works by Liliana Porter at Zachęta is the first presentation of the work of this outstanding artist of such scope in Poland. She was born in 1941 in Argentina, studied art in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, and then in New York, where she has been living and working since 1964, while remaining present on the Argentine art scene. 

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Hiwa K: Highly Unlikely but not Impossible
    19.01 – 28.04.2019
    Hiwa K: Highly Unlikely but not Impossible

    In Kurdish the word "hiwa" means hope. The exhibition "Highly Unlikely but not Impossible" showcases the works of Hiwa K - an Iraqi Kurd who found political asylum in Europe around 20 years ago, and today is considered one of the leading contemporary artists in the world.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Rechowicz/Smaga
    19.01 – 17.03.2019
    Rechowicz/Smaga
    Circle

    "Rechowicz/Smaga. Circle" is an exhibition of over one hundred photographic objects created together by Hanna Rechowicz and Jan Smaga that evoke the history of a house at Lekarska Street in Warsaw where she has lived for many years. A work in process, the house was shaped from the 1950s by the artist couple of Gabriel and Hanna Rechowicz; following Gabriel’s death, Hanna has been taking care of and working on it herself. It is a place with a rich past — for decades a meeting point for Warsaw’s art community: architects, fine artists, filmmakers.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
2018
  • Grafika do wystawy Agata Borowa
    15.12.2018 – 10.02.2019
    Agata Borowa
    Is it painted?

    The exhibition at the Zachęta Project Room will show paintings — a cycle of works on canvas and activities carried out directly on the wall. I would like my paintings hanging on the walls to blend in with the gallery space. I also intend to check to what extent this space can be disturbed by transferring painting from canvas directly to the walls.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Anna Bella Geiger
    08.12.2018 – 24.02.2019
    Anna Bella Geiger
    Maps under the Sky of Rio de Janeiro

    "Maps under the sky of Rio de Janeiro" is a presentation of the artistic output of Anna Bella Geiger (b. 1933), a pioneer of Brazilian art. In the historical context of modern art in Brazil, Geiger, alongside Hélio Oticica, Lygia Clark, and Lygia Pape, is one of Rio de Janeiro’s top artists who have re-established the connection between the expressionist tradition with neo-concretism (neoconcretismo). The exhibition reflects the diversity of the artist’s interests: from anthropology to astronomy, from indigenous cultures and alchemy to concrete poetry and Brazilian music, from modern utopias and dystopias to game theory. Geiger’s works from the 1970s – drawings, prints, and video projections – serve as the exhibition’s starting point and form its core.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Bogna Burska
    09.11.2018 – 20.01.2019
    Bogna Burska
    Rebellion of the Deaf

    Rebellion of the Deaf is a performance and film by one of the most interesting visual artists of the middle generation, an associate professor at the Chair of Intermedia of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. The eponymous Rebellion of the Deaf refers to the protest of deaf students from the American Gallaudet University, who in 1988 fought for the appointment of the first deaf rector in history. The project was inspired by the story of a Dutch artist, a daughter of Chinese immigrants, born in Europe. When she was born, social services advised her parents to raise her without using their own language, in order to better assimilate her. The parents, who did not know Dutch, brought up their daughter practically without speaking to her: they used only about 50 of the simplest words at home.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Very Diverse and Very Exquisite
    09.11.2018 – 20.01.2019
    Very Diverse and Very Exquisite
    Graphics from the collection of Zachęta

    Graphics are the most numerous and at the same time the least known works in the Zachęta collection. The individual objects included in the exhibitions have never allowed the broader audiences to look at the whole of the collection in a broader way. Therefore, we wanted to recall a genre that occupied such an important place on the artistic scene a few decades ago, and over the last 30 years has been gradually marginalised. The 2,100 works in our collection are a very diverse set in terms of style, quality and form; with particularly outstanding works from the 1960s. We noticed their consistency, high artistic level, as well as combination of traditional techniques with the search for new formal solutions, so characteristic of graphic arts.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Larisa Crunțeanu
    20.10 – 02.12.2018
    Larisa Crunțeanu
    Aria Mineralia

    Larisa Crunțeanu’s project is connected with an accidental finding in the centre of Bucharest. Together with the artist Sonia Hornung, they encountered an object that was difficult to identify — a silent, stone-shaped loudspeaker standing on a lawn. The paradoxical finding provokes many questions, not only about what the object is and what it is for, but also about what it sounds like and what its voice says. Is it one of the voices of a larger group? Where is the boundary between its reality and being artificial?

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Marcin Chomicki
    28.09 – 14.10.2018
    Marcin Chomicki
    Elementary particles

    Marcin Chomicki treats his sculpture-objects as growing cells of an organism, changing the urban space. They behave like autonomous, self-sufficient beings ready to evolve into more complex, expansive structures. The sculptures presented at the exhibition are the starting forms that can be used to create small modular architecture for Warsaw. In his concept, the artist refers to the idea of art integration — the process of combining sculpture, architecture, painting and spatial assumptions in one form.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Beyond Cybis
    15.09 – 16.12.2018
    Beyond Cybis

    This cross-sectional exhibition of Polish 20th and 21st century painting includes a wide range of works by outstanding Polish artists of different generations — representatives of the key currents of art history and contemporary artistic trends. The exhibition features, among others, contemporary classics, artists representing conceptual attitudes, educators and experimenters, as well as artistic personalities that are worth reminding to the broader audience, who are now relegated to the sidelines of art history.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Tats
    21.08 – 28.10.2018
    Tats
    Maurycy Gomulicki

    Among the many roles played by Maurycy Gomulicki in his work as an artist, the role of a pop culture anthropologist is particularly fruitful. This can be seen in the case of the Tats project, dedicated to the documentation of primitive tattoos worn primarily by people identifying with the so-called git (git-ludzie, slang for ‘good people’) subculture, which was popular among young residents of large housing estates in the 1970s. From 2007 on, Gomulicki wandered through flea markets, parks and other marginalised areas of the city, taking thousands of photographs documenting this disappearing phenomenon and capturing this — often primitive, but honest — ‘iconography’ of the dreams of exotic lands, paradise, pleasure and longing, emerging in the most brutal conditions of imprisonment, military service, labour corps and detention centres.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Marta Węglińska
    28.07 – 23.09.2018
    Marta Węglińska
    Tendency To Collapse

    The Tendency to Collapse exhibition, presented at the Zachęta Project Room, was preceded by the artist’s time in Indonesia, which let her more closely explore local historical, natural and cultural contexts. These inspirations led to the creation of a film, an installation, drawings, batik paintings, sculptures and photographs. They tell stories about the inevitability of the downfall/decline, the variability of the world and life in time, the loss of balance, error/deformation/mismatching of elements, and the unreliability of vision.

     

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Tango on 16 square metres
    14.07 – 14.10.2018
    Tango on 16 square metres

    Tango on 16 square metres explores ways of intensifying space, meandering between past and present, Polish realities and global phenomena. The exhibition investigates precarious urban dwelling conditions and their architectural responses through the lense of Zbigniew Rybczyński’s Academy Award-winning short film Tango from 1980.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Plac Małachowskiego 3
    18.06 – 30.09.2018
    Plac Małachowskiego 3

    How does a building work? What are the first impressions it makes? What do we see in subsequent visits? What is the impact of the building on the employees? And finally, what is it as a declaration of a company? Going beyond the questions asked in the abovementioned study, one may ask about the meaning of the senses, in experiencing, in feeling architecture, and analyse buildings from the perspective of the body.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Koji Kamoji
    16.06 – 26.08.2018
    Koji Kamoji
    Silence and the Will to Live

    This will be the retrospective presentation of the rich heritage of the Japanese artist Koji Kamoji, who has been living and working in Poland since the 1960s. It comprises paintings, drawings, installations, spatial objects (including minimalist and ascetic works), as well as abstract compositions. Over the years, by carefully selecting the subject matter of his works  Kamoji has developed a catalogue of his favourite and most important motifs.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
    26.05 – 25.11.2018
    16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
    Amplifying Nature

    The project Amplifying Nature is based on the premise that architecture is part of processes occurring on a planetary scale. According to the authors of the exhibition—curator Anna Ptak and architects Małgorzata Kuciewicz and Simone De Iacobis of the CENTRALA collective—it serves not only to offer protection from nature, but is inherently connected with phenomena such as gravitation, water circulation, or the day-night cycle.

    Polish Pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di VeneziaPolish Pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
  • Grafika do wystawy Mateusz Dąbrowski
    26.05 – 22.07.2018
    Mateusz Dąbrowski
    CATERPILLAR

    I create spatial objects and installations. I also work with paintings, artistic graphics and designs. My abstract objects are open to a variety of levels of interpretation. I am interested in the imperceptible, illogical reality, superfluousness and surrounding environment. I am occupied with time, movement and matter. My works do not contain any unambiguity, since I care more about the questions than the answers.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Ineffable Space
    22.05 – 05.08.2018
    Ineffable Space
    Jerzy Sołtan – Lech Tomaszewski – Andrzej Jan Wróblewski

    This exhibition is one of the events accompanying the 40th anniversary of the Faculty of Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. It will present the works of the Faculty’s founders: Jerzy Sołtan, Lech Tomaszewski, and Andrzej Jan Wróblewski.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Anna Panek, Won Seoung Won.
    17.03 – 20.05.2018
    Anna Panek, Won Seoung Won.
    Unexpected encounter

    Work on the Unexpected Encounter exhibition started with a meeting. Kko-Kka Lee, a curator from Seoul, who was in Warsaw on a research, gave Magda Kardasz, curator of the Zachęta Project Room, a presentation of her favourite artists from Korea. In turn, Magda presented them to Anna Panek, a Warsaw artist with whom she had been planning an exhibition for some time. The artist liked the idea of establishing a dialogue with another artist, and she chose Won Seoung Won, who also agreed to take up the challenge. This was the story behind the ‘unexpected encounter’ of two fully fledged artists from distant cultures.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Everything Is Art to Me
    10.03 – 03.06.2018
    Everything Is Art to Me
    An Exhibition for Children

    This exhibition has been put together primarily for children and parents, as well as those who do not feel comfortable in contemporary art galleries. It is intended to encourage those who do not understand modern art, or are ashamed to admit it.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Wild at Heart.
    03.03 – 06.05.2018
    Wild at Heart.
    Portrait and self-portrait in Poland after 1989

    The backbone of the exhibition Wild at Heart is the collection of the ING Polish Art Foundation which gathers the works by Polish living artists created post 1990. The precision of the spatial and temporal framework of this collection determines its content which focuses on the Polish scene during the social and economic transformation (following the fall of communism in 1989).

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy The Future Will Be Different
    24.02 – 27.05.2018
    The Future Will Be Different
    Visions and Practices of Social Modernisation after 1918

    An exhibition devoted to the interwar period in Poland, with a narrative built around the key social ideas that were born after the country regained its independence in 1918. The modernizing ideas, focusing around the needs of previously underprivileged social groups — women, children, workers and ethnic minorities — will be shown through the perspective of the broadly understood visual culture of this time (from architecture and design to the most modern medium of the time, film).

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy A View from V4
    20.02 – 19.03.2018
    A View from V4
    Exhibition of Contemporary Art from the Visegrad Countries

    In the past decades, there have been some minor attempts to display contemporary V4 fine arts. However, the comprehensive approach that we are undertaking now is unprecedented. This exhibition is to demonstrate that V4 cooperation is limited not only to politics and the economy, but it is bound to underline the cultural values of the spirit of Visegrcid in the 21st century and display a segment of contemporary fine arts in the Headquarters of the European Union.

    Art Thema GalleryArt Thema
  • Grafika do wystawy JANUSZ ŁUKOWICZ
    16.01 – 11.03.2018
    JANUSZ ŁUKOWICZ
    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
2017
  • Grafika do wystawy Anna Ostoya
    16.12.2017 – 11.02.2018
    Anna Ostoya

    The exhibition at Zachęta is the first institutional survey of Anna Ostoya’s work.  Her works are shown here in a new configuration: pieces which previously formed closed meaning arrangements were taken out of them in order to be put in different contexts. The exhibition features earlier paintings and collages, as well as the latest works that all touch upon the problems of art, politics and personal experience.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Sarkis.
    28.11.2017 – 18.02.2018
    Sarkis.
    Angel Rainbow

    An exhibition of one of the most important classics of the 20th and 21st century art. Born Sarkis Zabunyan, in 1938 in Istanbul, Sarkis is an Armenian conceptual artist. He studied painting and design at the Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul, and since the 1960s has lived and worked in Paris. He was one of a dozen young artists invited by the curator and art critic Harald Szeemann to participate in the exhibition Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form (Works — Concepts — Processes — Situations — Information), at the Kunsthalle Bern (1969), which presented a new vision of contemporary art.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy Andrej Polukord
    11.11.2017 – 07.01.2018
    Andrej Polukord
    History of the Ripped-Out Heart

    Andrej Polukord carries out his artistic activities mainly in the countryside, although he sometimes performs actions in which architecture and urban infrastructure are used. The artist was born and brought up in Vilnius, then he studied in Vienna and nowadays lives partly in Vienna and partly in Vilnius.

    Zachęta Project RoomZPR
  • Grafika do wystawy Abraham Ostrzega
    10.11 – 01.12.2017
    Abraham Ostrzega
    BWA in Jelenia GóraBWA in Jelenia Góra
  • Grafika do wystawy Maria Anto
    07.11.2017 – 04.02.2018
    Maria Anto

    Maria Anto’s exhibition at the Zachęta will be the first such extensive review of the artist’s paintings since her death in 2007. Focusing on her works in the 1960s and 1970s, it features about 60 paintings (individual and collective portraits, animal presentations, allegorical scenes and landscapes), as well as drawings and selected archival materials.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • Grafika do wystawy The Joy of New Constructions. (Post)war Utopias of Marian Bogusz
    07.11.2017 – 04.02.2018
    The Joy of New Constructions. (Post)war Utopias of Marian Bogusz

    This exhibition at the Zachęta reminisces about one of the most important and colourful figures of the Polish artistic scene after The Second World War – the painter, sculptor, designer, scenographer (creator of both theatre sets and exhibition arrangements), co-organizer of such events as the Plein-airs in Osieki (since 1963) and the Biennale of Spatial Forms in Elblag (1965), Marian Bogusz.

    Zachęta – National Gallery of ArtZachęta
  • 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