DOROTA  NIEZNALSKA

Born 1973 in Gdańsk.
Completed Lyceum of Fine Arts in Gdynia-Orłowo.
From 1993, he studied at the Faculty of Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk in the studio of prof. F. Duszenko and multimedia studio, where in 1999 she defended her diploma.
She collaborated with the Wyspa Gallery and the Wyspa Progress Foundation in Gdańsk.
In 2013, she obtained a PhD degree at the Faculty of Sculpture, Direction Intermedia Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk. In 2010-2017, lecturer at Department of Sculpture and Intermedia, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.

Creates sculptures, installations, photographs and videos. Her early work made use of religious symbols. She combined the question of the powerful Catholic tradition in Poland with male domination in society. Furthermore, she addressed the subject of identity, sexuality and stereotypical roles of women and men. At present she is intrigued by social and political relations in the context of violence. Her research projects concern memory places, traces of memory/forgetting and history.

individual exhibitions:

 

 

2017 Institut für Deutsche Ostarbeit Collection, Gdansk Gallery of Photography, National Museum in Gdańsk

 

2015/16 Past, which does not want to pass away, National Gallery of Art in Sopot, Sopot

 

2015 Suur-Suomi/Great Finland, individual show together with Magdaleena Jakkila in within the framework of Finlandia Festival 2015, Nowa Gazownia, Poznań

 

2014 The Cult of memory! Tannenberg-Denkmal, BWA Art Gallery in Olsztyn

 

Hate speech, Manhattan Gallery, Łódź

 

2013 Suur-Suomi/Great-Finland, Wyspa Art Institute, Gdańsk

 

2012 196 k. k. photographs, video, Ego Gallery, Poznań

 

Dorota Nieznalska, The Queen of Poland, National Museum in Gdańsk Department of Modern Art - Abbots' Palace, Gdańsk

 

 2011 City-Event Re-Construction of Violence, City Gdansk Gallery2, Gdańsk

 

2010 Selection, Modelarnia, Shipyard area, Gdańsk

 

2009 Kingdom, Piekary Gallery, Poznań

 

2008 Democracy, Komuna Otwock, Warsaw

 

Immediatley Connextion, FreeArts Foundation and Od Nowa Club, Toruń

 

2006 No. 44, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg, Germany

 

Submission, Stary Browar Gallery, Poznań

 

2004 Implantation of Perversy, La Madame Club, Warsaw

 

2003 Domination, Polish Theater in Bydgoszcz

 

This is my body ... a show at the International Theatre Festiwal, Reminiscencje, Kraków

 

Absolution, Norrtelje Konsthalle, Sweden

 

2002 Potency, Sektor I Gallery, Katowice

 

2001/02 Passion, Wyspa Gallery, Gdańsk

 

2001 Domination, Łaźnia Center for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk

 

Passion, Arsenał Gallery, Białystok

 

2000 Vitium Originis, Wyspa Gallery, Gdańsk

 

Modus Operandi, Center of Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

 

1999 Drawing, the Royal Cellars, Gdańsk

 

Absolution, Wyspa Gallery, Gdańsk

 

1992 Plama Club, Gdańsk-Zaspa

 

group exhibitions :

 

 

2017 Grass a Kaszuba, Gdańsk City Gallery, Gdańsk

 

Fonomo Music&Film Festival, Bydgoszcz

 

Exhibition of competition works for the design of a sculpture concept commemorating the Stanisław Pyjas figure, Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow

 

Grasso-mania 9, Sieroca Re: Visited Vol. 2, Daniel Chodowiecki and Günter Grass House, Gdańsk

 

Around MOCAK Collection, (A Gift to Kraków from Gdańsk - inauguration) Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCAK, Krakow

 

Self-identification, photographs from the Joanna and Krzysztof Madelski’s collection, Institute of Photography Fort, Warsaw

 

Exhibition 11 In Out Festival, Laznia Center for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk

 

Late Polishness. Forms of national identity after 1989, Center of Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

 

2016 DIE DEUTSCHEN KAMEN NICHT – THE GERMANS DID NOT COME, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany

 

Masters Peasants Peasants Masters, BWA Sokół in Nowy Sącz, Sądecki Ethnographic Park in Nowy Sącz

 

Forum Opening, International Cultural Centre, New Theatre, Warsaw

 

Salon rejected, National Gallery of Art in Sopot

 

It does not exist yet, and you can imagine that is, the Gdańsk City Gallery, Gdańsk

 

Small Armoury, Palace of Art, Krakow

 

Art at the First Sight, FWD Gallery, Poznań

 

Property/Singularity, Department of Sculpture and Intermedia, The Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Center of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko

 

2015 Who makes Europe, Gdańsk City Gallery, Gdańsk

 

DISPOSSESSION as part of an official accompanying event 56. la Biennale di Venezia, Palazzo Dona Brusa, Venice, Italy

 

Gender in the art, Museum of Contemporary Art MOCAK, Krakow

 

Points of contact, Inter - Environmental Studies Doctoral Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk within 70 years of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Centre St. John, Gdańsk

 

Metaphor and reality, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk in the years 2005-2015, Great Armory, Gdańsk

 

Antynomia - Exhibition staff of the Faculty of Sculpture and Intermedia Arts in Gdansk, Galeria Aula, University of Arts in Poznan, Poznan

 

Dybuk. On the border of two worlds, the Department of Modern Art, Abbots' Palace, Gdańsk

 

Island 3.0. Map and the territory, Wyspa Art Institute, Gdańsk

 

Feminists and photographers, Stary Browar, Słodownia, Poznań

 

I think about myself when I think about myself, Scene Gallery, Koszalin

 

2014 Auction of Contemporary Art, Gdansk City Gallery, Gdansk

 

The Germans did not come, Contemporary Museum, Wrocław

 

Plica Polonica, Kronika Center for Contemporary Art, Bytom

 

13. The Collector's Edition of Photography, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warszawa

 

Romantic manifestations, Contemporary Art Gallery BWA SOKÓŁ, Nowy Sącz

 

Involved in the arts. Photography, painting, sculpture, video from the collection of Joanna and Krzysztof Madelscy, National Museum, Department of Modern Art, Abbots' Palace, Gdansk

 

Permanent exhibition, European Solidarity Center, Gdańsk

 

Rauma Biennale Balticum, Crime Scene, Rauma Art Museum, Finland

 

99th German Catholic Congress in Regensburg from 28. May to 1. June 2014, Building bridges with Christ... in the visual arts Intercultural and  interreligious dialogue of the arts, Obermünster Museum Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

 

Crime in Art, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow

 

Exhibition 8 In Out Festival, CSW Łaźnia, Gdańsk

 

Self-love. So artists love themselves, State Art Gallery, Sopot

 

2013 Images started, Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Gdańsk

 

New opening. Presentation Latest Works of Contemporary Art in the Collection of the National Museum in Gdansk, Abbots' Palace, Gdańsk

 

BRITISH BRITISH POLISH POLISH: The Art of the Ends of Europe, long 90s and today, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

 

Animal Planet, an exhibition of works from the collections of Galeria Arsenał and Towarzystwo Zachęty Sztuk Pięknych, Arsenał Gallery, Białystok

 

Morfem, the exhibition of students and graduates of the Trans-disciplinary Studio the Academy of Fine Arts, Gdansk, Spokojna Gallery, Warsaw

 

2012 With Criminal Energy. Art and Crime in the 21st Century, ACC Weimar, Germany

 

Buldings and Remnants, ASA Factory, Guimarães, Portugal

 

10Survival, Art Reviev, Up To You, stadium Oławka,Wrocław

 

4ArtBoom Festival, Festival of Visual Arts in public space, Krakow

 

Von Hieeer Aus? - Exhibition of contemporary art within the project of the contexts producers in the face of change, Gallery Spiz7,Gdansk

 

Mit krimineller Energie - Kunst und Verbrechen im 21. Jahrhundert (With criminal energy - Art and Crime in the 21st century) HALLE 14, Lepizg, Germany

 

Save as Art, the Modern Art Gallery, City Art Centre, Gorzów Wielkopolski

 

Involved in sex. Exhibition of photographs from the collection of Joanna and Krzysztof Madelscy, the Museum of the City of Lódz, Poznanski's Palace, Łódź

 

Art-Object-Registration 4, the Festival of Arts and documentation, Imaginarium Gallery, Łódź

 

2011 Revolving Dysfunction, works from the collection of the Arsenal Gallery and Podlaskie Society and Zachęta of Fine Arts, in the fourth ARTISTERIUM International Art Exhibit Contemporary and artistic events in Tbilisi, Europe House, Tbilisi, Georgia

 

THYMÓS. The art of anger 1900-2011, Center for Contemporary Art, Toruń

 

The love of site-specific, the Royal Gun Factory in Gdansk

 

Format Emergerency Room Wrocław, Hala Stulecia, as part of the European Congress of Culture, Wroclaw

 

Our not our people, in the VII Festival of Jewish Culture Warsaw Singeraa, Project Próżna to Chlodna, Warsaw

 

Survival 9, Art Reviev, When Park Becomes an Arena, Park S. Tołpy, Wrocław

 

Save as Art, as part of the Art and Documentation Festival, Galeria Imaginarium, Łódź

 

Women's Bathause, Women's Art Fair, CSW Łaźnia, Gdansk

 

2010 Credo, what do the artists believe in? Zona Sztuki Aktualnej, Łódź

 

Il Vangelo Secondo I Repobi, Geppert Gallery, Wroclaw

 

Something Polish, Vier Positionen polnischer Kunst, Kunstraum B, Kiel, Germany

 

Oh no, no sex and death again! Photographs from the Cezary Pieczyński Collection, State Art Gallery, Sopot

 

8 Survival, Art Review, Architecture as a crime scene, Bunker Strzegomski, Wroclaw

 

Gdansk's Art Biennal 2010, Identity of place, Günter Grass Gallery, Gdansk

 

Mayday in muzeum's night, Modelarnia at the Shipyard, Gdańsk

 

Is your mind full of goodness?, works from Arsenal Gallery collection and the collection of Podlaskie Association for the Promotion of Fine, Residential arts Centre in Wigry

 

2 Art and Dokumentation Festival  Art-Object-Note, Focus Club, Łódź

 

2009 MuMo Opening, Montanelli Museum, Prague, Czech Republic

 

Der Katolische Faktor in der zeitgenossischen Kunst aus Polen und Deutschland, Leer Beutel Galerie, Historisches Museum, Minoritenkirche, Regensburg, Germany

 

2008 What are the Poles playing in?, Muzeul National de Arta Contemporana in Bucharest, Romania

 

Perspective 2008 a Contemporary Feminist Art Project, Anaid Art Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

 

Lust, Looking, Terror, Art Supermarket, Ul. Złota, Warsaw

 

Friction and Conflict, Cultural exchange and influences whitin Nort Eastern Europe, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Sweden

 

Translate: The impossible Collection, Wyspa Art Institute, Gdansk

 

The red eyes effect, Centre of Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

 

2007 G.K Collection, Galeria Stary Browar, Poznań

 

2006 L.H.O.O.Q. , Piekary Gallery, Poznań

 

Love and democracy, Laznia Centre of Contemporary Art, Gdańsk

 

Jeux interdits, Polish Institute in Paris, France

 

2005 Schanheit siegt aut allen Fronten, Die Verdammten, Haus Schwarzenberg, Berlin, Germany

 

Absolwent, Wyspa Art. Institute, Gdańsk

 

Sicht der Dinge-Positionen Aktueller Kunst in Poland, Schnupftabakfabrik, Regensburg, Germany

 

Un/real, Wyspa Art Institute, Gdańsk

 

Boys, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow

 

Art Fair, Art Poznań 2005, Stara Rzeźnia, Poznań

 

Love and democracy, Galeria Stary Browar, Poznań

 

2004 Art Inc- against the corporate takeover of public places expression in Poland, Galeries: XX1 Gallery, Program Art Gallery Warsaw, BWA Zielona Góra, BWA Wrocław, National Musemu Szczecin, Bielska Gallery BWA, Bielsko-Biała, Wyspa Instytut of Art, Gdańsk

 

The Arsenal Gallery Colection, State Art Gallery, Sopot

 

2003 The State War, ZOR, Smolna 16 street, Warsaw

 

Romantic epoch, Palace of Art, Lviv, Ukraine

 

A dog in Polish art, Arsenał Gallery, Białystok

 

White waltz, Neuer Berliner Kunstuerein, Berlin, Germany

 

Art of III RP Re-Presentation of artistic facts Centre of Polish Sculpture in Oronsko

 

Architectures of gender: contemporary women's art in Poland, Sculpture Center, New York, USA

 

2002 Modelarnia, Gdansk Shipyard

 

Dangerous connection, Arsenal Gallery, Poznań

 

Condition, Contemporary Art Gallery Platan, Budapest, Hungary

 

2001 Ozon, Amfilada Gallery, Szczecin

 

Life. A user's manual, Baltic Cultural Centre, Gdansk

 

Irreligia, Morfology of the Non-Sacred in 20th Century Polish Art, Atelier 340 Museum, Bruxelles, Brussel

 

Relax, Gallery Arsenał, Białystok

 

Fish eye, Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Slupsk

 

Woman about woman, second edition, Art Gallery State, Bielsko-Biala

 

2000 Stage 2000, National Art Exhibition, Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

 

Forum of Galleries and Other Places of Art in Poland, Wyspa Gallery, Center for Contemporary Art Łaźnia, Gdańsk

 

A Model Kit, National exhibition of young artists, Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko

 

1999 The Labolatory, Sypka Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic

 

Public Relations - Art from Gdansk, Centre of Contemporary Art Laznia, Gdansk

 

Suitcases - My life, my fantasies, St. Petersburg, Russia

 

Multimedial Students Workshop (98/99), ON Gallery, Poznań

 

1998 ArtGenda, Biennale for Young Artist, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden

 

Multimedial Students Workshop, Wyspa Gallery, Gdańsk

 

1995 Workshop exhibition, Castle, Kętrzyn

 

1993 Painting exhibition, City Hall, Gdańsk

 

presentations/lectures

 

2018 (dis)armament of art: art that intervenes a series of panel discussions at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Organizer: Inter-faculty Institute of Art Sciences at the Academy of Fine Arts, Gdańsk

 

2017 Inventory of images, that is entanglement of history and science in totalitarianism as part of the project: We're all photographers vol. 8, Bar  Studio, Palace of Culture and Sciences, Warsaw

 

Thematic presentation as part of the NIGHT CINEMA. project before the Punk film with Kathleen Hanna, the Artists' Colony, Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz

 

2016 LABORATORY/research, meetings, lectures, workshops, Dorota Nieznalska project dedicated to the memory of the Tannenberg monument, Gdańsk City Gallery, Gdańsk

 

What does not exist yet, and you can imagine that it will be, artists talk about their works, Gdańsk City Gallery, Gdańsk

 

 2014 Panel discussion with Dorota Nieznalska - Memory and Forgetting. Whether? How? remember about monuments? with dr Hubert Bilewicz, dr Jacek Bielak from the Gdansk University, prof. Krzysztof Narojczyk from the University of Warmia and Masuria, Bogumił Kuźniewski, historian, BWA Art Gallery in Olsztyn

 

Hate speech, guided tour, discussion with Dorota Nieznalska, Manhattan Gallery, Łódź

 

2013 Russian Red, Prussian Blue, Polish Trauma / National Memory Experience in Contemporary Art. Author's presentation: Tannenberg-Denkmal, kult pamięci!, the Institute of Art History of the University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk

 

Censorship, democracy, sex. Feminist criticism and resistance strategies (international conference) Author's presentation: Re - construction of violence, Zachęta National Art Gallery, Warsaw

 

Dorota Nieznalska: Violence - As a Manifestation of Power, Kunst & Kirche _ die guest_ * talks-Reihe 2013, Teil 2, F + F Schule fur Kunst und Mediendesign Zurich, Switzerland

 

2012 Debate after the screening of the film Paradise: Faith of Ulrich Seidl with Piotr Kosiewski, Katarzyna Żelazek as part of the 6.All About Freedom Festival, Multikino Gdańsk

 

Critical University - Dorota Nieznalska, proletariusz, conversation, author’s presentation together with Hubert Bilewicz, Jacek Friedrich Krytyka Polityczna, Świetlica Trójmiasto, Gdańsk

 

Dorota Nieznalska, Re-construction of Violence [02.03.2012] The History of Art Institute the University of Gdańsk, Department of Modern Art History, author's presentation of the project, discussion with students

 

2011 HIAP Peer to Peer Review at the Sinne Gallery, November 28, Sinne Gallery, Helsinki,  Finland, (public presentation of the monthly report Research in public space in Helsinki)
 

Author's presentation of achievements at Aalto University, Intermedia faculty in Helsinki, Finland

 

Cultural Heritage of Andalusia, - a subjective presentation of the Mijas architecture, Cordoba, Alhambra in Granada, (as part of doctoral studies) the Academy of Fine Arts, Gdańsk

 

Your Honor Your Race!, Presentation within the panel discussion and Identity exhibition: Flisak club, Gdańsk

 

Profan's provocation, discussion with: Jarosław Stawirej, Barbara Piórkowska, Maria Klaman, Krytyka Polityczna, Gdańsk

 

Discussion: Borders in art., with Dorota Nieznalska, presentation, discussion, Górka, Priesthood Dominican, Gdansk

 

Amen. Die Kunst und ihr Heimweh nach Gott, reż. Julia Benkert for ARTE TV Film presentation and discussion, (as part of doctoral studies) the Academy of Fine Arts, Gdańsk

 

2010 MuMo Opening - international exhibition of 21 artists in Prague, lecture and visual presentation of the exhibition (as part of doctoral studies) the Academy of Arts, Gdańsk

 

Uncovernig pleasures of printing, promotion of book: Mother - Pole, Boys and Cyborgs ... Art and feminism in Poland, discussion with Izabela Kowalczyk, Pawel Leszkowicz, Ewa Łowżył, Gallery Arsenal, Poznan

 

2008 Direct connections, presentation and discussion, Free Arts Foundation, Club Od Nowa, Toruń

 

Democracy, presentation and discussion together with G. Klaman and K. Żwirblis, Komuna Otwock, Warsaw

 

scholarships and prizes

 

 

2018 Scholarship of the Marshal of Pomorskie

 

2017 Distinction in the competition for the design of a sculpture concept commemorating the character Stanisław Pyjas in Krakow

 

Cultural Scholarship of the City of Gdańsk

 

2015 Scholarship of the Marshal of Pomorskie

 

2014 Mobility Fund Grant from the Polish Culture Program in the World, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw

 

2013/14 Scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

 

2012 Scholarship of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for outstanding achievements artistic

 

2011/12 Scholarship residence HIAP Helsinki International Artist Programme, Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland

 

2010 Scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

 

2009 Scholarship scholarship Polish Kultursommer Scholarship 2010, Kiel, Germany

 

First place in the competition Gdansk's Art Biennal 2010, Identity of Place, Gdansk

 

Scholarship of the Marshal of Pomorskie

 

2005/06 Scholarship stay Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, Germany

 

2005 Third place in the poster competition of the Federation for Women and Planning Families in Warsaw

 

2002 Nomination for the 2002 Pegasus Award in the art category, Warsaw

 

2000 Award of the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk for Young Artists and Scientists

 

Centre of Polish Sculpture in Oronsko, realization of the work destinated for the exhibition Women about women in BWA, Bielsko-Biala

 

Two stays and work in the CRP in Orońsko

 

1999 The GerminationsXI - scholarship in Hull, England

 

works in collections:

 

 

NOMUS New Museum of Art, Gdansk

 

MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow

 

European Solidarity Centre, Gdansk

 

The National Museum in Gdansk, Department of Modern Art

 

Wyspa Gallery, Gdansk

 

Centre of Contemporary Art Laznia in Gdansk

 

Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko

 

Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok

 

Norrtelje Konsthalle, Sweden

 

Kulczyk Foundation, Poznan

 

Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Gallery Regensburg, Germany

 

Private Collections

 

Ego Gallery, Poznan

 

Piekary Gallery, Poznan

 

Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdańsk

 

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