Bartosz Kokosiński

June 21, 2019

Born in Siewierz, 1984; studied at the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków; degree in painting under Professor Andrzej Bednarczyk and Dr Witold Stelmachniewicz in 2009. Scholarship from the Marshal of the Province of Silesia (2012), and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2002, 2007, 2012). In 2014, he came first (ex aequo with Ewa Juszkiewicz) in the Young Art Compass ranking; Marshal of the Silesia Province Award for young artists, Katowice (2013). Four honourable mentions in the 41st Biennale of Painting “Bielska Jesień 2013”, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała:; from the jury, the editorial tems of the quarterlies Artluk and EXIT. New Art in Poland, and the portal Obieg, and further distinctions in the International Painting Competition Modessqe and the 9th Triennale of Small Painting Forms in Toruń. His pursuits are painting and representation. He is not interested in the illustrative character of the medium of painting, but in the process of creation, the physicality of the matter used for the creation of the work.

Lives and works in Warsaw.

Individual exhibitions:

2022 Exotarium, Geppart Gallery, Wrocław, Poland
2022 Shining, Bartosz Kokosiński | Konrad Maciejewicz, Other Society, Warsaw, Poland
2022 Painting it Black, Monopol Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2021 I Remain the Same, Although I Have Changed, Witches’ Tower, Słupsk, Poland
2020 Unfinished Stories, KZMRZ Foundation, Kazimierz Dolny
2019 Bye Bye Budapest!, 1111 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2017 Toxic Fumes, Galeria Krynki, Krynki, Poland
Pastel Blocks, Galeria Monopol, Warszawa, Poland
2016 Moment Cutting a Dowel, Zamek Ujazdowski Centre for Contemporary
Art, Bank Pekao Project Room, Warsaw, Poland
Clash, BWA Gallery, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland
Dysfunctional Matter, Knoll Galerie Wien, Vienna, Austria
2015 Nothing is Real, Yet all is Possible, Galeria Wieża Ciśnień, Konin, Poland
2015 Vapours, ABC Gallery, Poznań, Poland
2014 Crack, Knoll Galerie Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
2013 Perverse Faeces of Thoughts (Thomas Bernhard), Galeria Promocyjna, Warsaw, Poland
2013 Fever, ABC Gallery, Poznań, Poland
2012 Uncontrolled Content, Young Art Forum, Lublin, Poland
(Dis)order of Things, Bunker of Arts, Kraków, Poland, Poland
2011 Some Paintings Would not be Painted, BWA Gallery of Contemporary Art, Katowice, Poland
(no) body (no) soul (no) art, Galeria Kameralna, Słupsk, Poland
2010 In Form, Muzeum Miejskie Sztygarka, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland
At the Beginning—the End, Nova Gallery, Kraków, Poland
2007 Embarrassed to Repeat, Nova Gallery, Kraków

Group exhibitions:

2022 With Family, Other Society, Warsaw, Poland
Visibility, Nowa Art Space, part of the 8th Mountains of Literature Festival, Nowa Ruda, Poland
2021 Age of the Solastalgia, Knoll Galerie Wien, Wiedeń, Austria
2021 Animals in Warsaw. On The Trail of Relationships, Museum of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
2020 Herbarium novum. Efflorescentiae, The Municipal Gallery BWA, Bydgoszcz, Poland
2019  Knoll Gallery Budapest is 30 Years Old, Budapest, Hungary
2019 My Name Is Red, State Art Gallery, Sopot, Poland
2018 Artistry. Sculpture from Orońsko, Armory of Art, Academy of Fine Arts, Gdańsk, Poland
2018 100 Years of Polish Sculpture, The Art Museum Riga Bourse, Riga, Latvia
2017 What with this Abstraction?, Stefan Gierowski Foundation, Warszawa, Poland
2017 The Wonder Years, exhibition with Paweł Matyszewski, Galeria Biała, Lublin, Poland
2016 DADA yes? Yes!, Galeria Biała, Lublin, Poland
In Search of Freedom. Polish Contemporary Painting, National Museum, Kiev, Ukraine
Medicine in Art, MOCAK, Kraków, Poland
2015 Two Sticks – an exhibition at the part Think Tank lab Triennial
International Festival of Contemporary Drawing, Museum of Architecture, Wrocław, Poland
Power of Abstraction, Museum of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus
Szaberland – exhibition in the review of art Survival13, Riot Squads     Police Barracks, Wrocław, Poland
Do(not) Touch! Haptic Aspects of Polish Art after 1945, The Signs of  the Times Centre for Contemporary Art, Toruń, Poland
Open Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Branch of the National Museum, Szczecin, Poland
CECI N’EST PAS CETTE PIPE, Propaganda Gallery, Warszawa, Poland
STILL IN MOTION, E.M.Galerie, Drachten, Nederlands
biala.art.pl, Galeria Biała, Lublin, Poland
Self-love, or: Artists Love Themselves, PGS, Sopot, Poland
Czech Pope, MeetFactory Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Contrary to the Instructions, Contemporary Art Gallery, Opole, Poland
2013 41st Painting Biennale “Bielska Jesień 2013, Bielsko Biała, Poland
Positive/Negative, Art Moscow 17 International Art Fair, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
Damage has been Done, El Gallery, Elbląg, Poland
Hassle, Zona Sztuki Aktualnej, Szczecin, Poland
Milk Teeth, BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice, Poland
2012 Curators Network, project with Ewa Juszkiewicz, MOCAK, Kraków, Poland
Heart of Darkness, the festival 8.inSPIRACJE, Zona Sztuki Aktualnej, Szczecin, Poland
Je abstrakter die kunst wird, desto mehr wird sie kunst, Bestregarts gallery, Ftankfurt am Main Germany
2011 Przeciąg – Youth Arts Festival, Zachęta Sztuki Współczesnej, Szczecin, Poland
10th Geppert Competition – What does a Painter Do?, BWA Wrocław, Awangarda Gallery, Poland
Markierter Ort, Zentrifuge Auf AEG, Norymberga, Germany
Kinderspiele, Zbiornik Kultury, Kraków, Poland
2010 20th OPMM PROMOTIONS 2010, Art Gallery, Legnica, Poland
Silnia Project, Gallery U, Wrocław / old glass factory on Sarego street and Krakow Center 2009 The Champion and Pupils, Tarnogórskie Centrum Kultury, Tarnowskie Góry, Poland
306, Floriańska 22 Gallery, Kraków, Poland
2008 Rybie Oko 5, Small Gallery, Słupsk, Klima Bocheńska Gallery, Warszawa, Poland
blankly, perfect summer, VertexList, New York, USA
2007 Jeune Creation Europeenne, Montrouge, France
2006 The Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Kleinsassen, Germany


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