Tymek Borowski

(born 1984)

Lives and works in Warsaw, Poland. He is a painter, author of videos and digital images. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw at Professor Leon Tarasewicz’s studio (graduated in 2009). Between 2008 and 2012, he has been a cofounder of several art collectives, galleries and experimental design studio. He has received the VIEWS Deutsche Bank Foundation Audience Award (2013) and “Polityka” Passport Award (2016).

 

Solo exhibitions:

2019

Summer 2019, Monopol Gallery, Warsaw

2018

Tschumi Alumni. How art works? How culture works? (with Maruša Sagadin), Künstlerhaus, Graz [AU]

2017

Tymek Borowski, Polana Institute, Warsaw 2015

Everybody needs rules, but each of us needs different ones, Arsenał Gallery, Białystok

There is no such thing as art, BWA Olsztyn 2014

All the stories are the same, but some of them are completely different, Platán Gallery, Budapest [HU]

2013

Wayward Layer, Four-Face Space Gallery, Beijing [CN] (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)

See you, Kolonie Gallery, Warsaw (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)

Theory and practice, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

2010

Cut the jokes, Kolonie Gallery, Warsaw

2009

Problems, Bielany Cultural Center, Warsaw (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)

Good New Days, galeria A, Warsaw

2008

Collaborative paintings with hidden messages, galeria A, Warsaw (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)

solo show, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw

2005

Painting action Potato, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)

 

Selected group exhibitions:

2018

Wild at Heart, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw

2017

Love, Memory, Curiosity, Geological Museum, Warsaw

Co z ta abstrakcją?, Stefan Gierowski Foundation, Warsaw

Married to the Nature, Polana Institute, Warsaw

Stay in Shape, Studio Gallery, Warsaw

Acting Rules in Art, Gallery Eigenheim, Weimar [DE]

All The Time at Work, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin

Far Away from Where?, Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, New York [US]

2016

Collection #3: Part 2, Chamber Gallery, New York [US]

Collections, Zachęta — National Gallery of Art, Warsaw

Nothing about you without us, Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw

Snakes, Daggers and Rose Petals, Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow

Money to Burn, Zachęta — National Gallery of Art, Warsaw

Common Affairs, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin [DE]

Small Sculptural Forms, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)

Superprojekt, Depot Basel, Basel [CH]

New Illustrations, Arsenał Gallery, Białystok

Art in Our Age, BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice

All The Time At Work, BWA Tarnów

Salon des Refusés, State Art Gallery, Sopot

Beauty & Pragmatism, XXI Triennale di Milano, Milan [IT]

Generations’ Meeting, Salon Akademii Gallery, Warsaw

At First Sight, FWD: Gallery, Poznań

Status: Parasite, MONA inner spaces, Poznań

2015

Warsaw Under Construction 7: Reconstruction Dispute, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw

Exchange, lokal_30_project_space, Warsaw

The Principle of Happiness, Weimar Arts Festival, Weimar [DE]

#learningtoread, Słodownia +1 Gallery, Stary Browar, Poznań

2014

Progress and Hygiene, Zachęta — National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)

Stendhal Syndrome, Zona Gallery, Szczecin (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)

Sto Disegno, V9, Warsaw

Does Humor Belong in Art?, ACC Galerie, Weimar [DE]

Private Settings. Art After the Internet, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (in collaboration with Rafał Dominik and Katarzyna Przezwańska, as Czosnek Studio)

Eternal September, Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana [SI] (in collaboration with Paweł Sysiak)

Życie bardziej jedwabiste, Arsenal Gallery, Poznań

Golden Age. Vinalycanvas Collection, BWA Wrocław (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)

Does Humor Belong in Art?, HALLE 14, Leipzig [DE]

Crimestory, CCA Znaki Czasu, Toruń

As You Can See. Polish Art Today, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw

IS IT ART OR IS IT JUST, BWA Zielona Góra

2013

Poland-Krakow Design Trip Regular Exhibition, BIAD Attic Architect Space, Beijing [CN] (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)

Warsaw Under Construction 5: Profession Architect, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Warsaw, Warsaw

Who Are You or The Polish School of Happiness, VIENNAFAIR, Vienna [AT]

Epidemic, CCA Znaki Czasu, Toruń

Views 2013 – Deutsche Bank Foundation Award, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw

Projections, Czułość Gallery, Warsaw

HUNKY DORY, Karlin Studios, Prague [CZ] (in collaboration with Paweł Sysiak)

Mum, I just really need to focus on my art right now, Arsenał Gallery, Poznań (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)

Things and People, Arsenał Gallery, Białystok

Raster Editions Billy Gallery, Raster Gallery, Warsaw

The Polish poster, hereafter, Centro Hispanoamericano de Cultura, Havana [CU]

2012

Warsaw Under Construction 4 : City for Sale, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw

The Best Exhibitions That Never Took Place, Contemporary Museum, Wrocław (in collaboration with Paweł Sysiak)

*BĄK, Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow (in collaboration with Paweł Sysiak)

AAAkupunktura, Kordegarda Gallery, Warsaw (in collaboration with Paweł Sysiak)

The Presence of Painting, Spokojna Gallery [Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Media Art and Stage Design Departament], Warsaw

2011

No, No, I Hardly Ever Miss a Show, Zachęta — National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (in collaboration with Paweł Sysiak)

10th Geppert Competition – What Does a Painter Do?, BWA Wrocław

Landscape, portrait, still nature, Kolonie Gallery, Warsaw

MOCAK Collection, MOCAK – Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Cracow

Hi, Stereo Gallery, Poznań

2010

The Dictionary of Received Ideas, Q, London [GB]

No sleep!, BWA Zielona Góra (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)

Failure in Art, EMDES Gallery, Wrocław, (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)

2009

Blue Almost White, Leto Gallery, Warsaw

Fancy Success. Positions in Young Polish Painting, Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow

Prague Biennale 6, Karlin Hall, Prague [CZ]

2008

Tribute to Wróblewski, Program Gallery, Warsaw; Pies Gallery, Poznań

Works from the Collection of ING, series of exhibitions in various cities

Tarasewicz’s Studio in Andalusia, aTak Gallery, Warsaw

2007

16 things which may have not been found, Artpol, Cracow (in collaboration with Paweł Śliwiński)