Basia Bańda

Basia Bańda was born in 1980. She graduated from professor Jarosław Kozłowski’s studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań (2006). She lives and works in Zielona Góra, Poland. In her artistic practice, she uses media such as painting, drawing, collage, photography, sculpture, and performance. In 2007 and 2009 she was a scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland. Currently, she works as an assistant professor Ryszard Woźniak at the Visual Arts Institute Department of the University of Zielona Góra. Her works appear in many public and private collections including Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, National Museum, Gdańsk, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cracow, Labirynt Gallery, Lublinie, and The ING Polish Art Foundation.


Selected solo exhibitions:


Fernweh, Galeria Monopol, Warsaw, PL

Most in the World, Galeria Biała, Lublin, PL


Roses and Roses, MCSW Elektrownia, Radom, PL


Roses, Roses, There Are Only Roses, BWA Gallery, Zielona Góra, PL


I’m Going Outside, MOSart, Gorzów Wielkopolski, PL


Sea and Mountains, Monopol Gallery, Warsaw, PL

A Wave That Lifts and Carries Away, BWA Gallery, Katowice, PL

Summer Resort, Miejsce Sztuki 44 Gallery, Świnoujście, PL


Das Mer, am Strand, Kunstpavillon, Herinhsdorf, DE


Aus Woge und Schnee, Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt am Oder, DE


Onomatopeias, BWA Gallery, Zielona Góra, PL

Onomatopoeias, BWA Gallery, Leszno, PL


Collection, Centrum of Contemporary Art Poznań, Museum of Miniatures, Pobiedziska, PL

Bilbord, MOSart, Lamus tenement, Gorzów Wielkopolski, PL


Yesterdays Evening, Art Gallery, Legnica, PL

Bird, spatial realisation in the Millennium Park, Zielona Góra, PL


Daily news — Warsaw, Zachęta Project Room, Warsaw, PL

I have a clean conscience and calm dreams, Arsenał Municipal Gallery, Poznań, PL

Sketchbook, BWA Studio Gallery, Wrocław, PL

Cabinet, Museum Ziemi Lubuskiej,  Nowy Wiek Gallery, Zielona Góra, PL


Daily news — Cracow, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Cracow, PL

Spring, Szara Gallery, Cieszyn, PL


The story of youth who went forth to learn what fear was,  BWA Gallery, Olsztyn, PL


Softly, Wozownia Art Gallery, Toruń, PL

Fluffy and filthy, Galerie ZP, Karlsruhe, DE

Girl with a Fish, Galeria Platan, Budapest, HU


Polish Alphabet, Modern Art Section, BWA Gallery, Tarnów, PL

Cuckoo, WizyTUjąca Gallery, Warsaw, PL

It Was So Wonderful, BWA Gallery, Zielona Góra, PL


Oh God, How Do I Suffer, Stains on the Sun, Entropia Gallery, Wrocław, PL

Furry, Górnośląskie Center of Culture, Katowice, PL


English Lesson, Zderzak Gallery, Cracow, PL

Put me down, BWA Gallery, Zielona Góra, PL


Monster, Szara Gallery, Cieszyn, PL

Basia Bańda, BWA Gallery, Zielona Góra, PL


Fatty, Naprzeciw Gallery, Poznań, PL

Shh Shh…, Zderzak Gallery, Cracow, PL


Painting and Graphics, Lubuskie Museum, Gorzów Wielkopolski, PL


Selected group exhibitions:


Liberté, Égalité, Serigrafité!, Galeria BWA, Zielona Góra, PL

Liberté, Égalité, Serigrafité!, Graphic Days 2023, Torino, IT

Let Them Weave! Contemporary Polish Sewn Sculpture, Centre of Contemporary Art, Toruń, PL

Who is Close, Galeria BWA, Zielona Góra, PL


Fast Gesund, BLMK, Cottbus, DE

Let them Weave! Contemporary Polish Sewn Sculpture, Studio Cannaregio, Venice, IT

Let it Burn, Arttrakt gallery, Wrocław, PL

Efflorescences of Screen Printing Culture. 10th Anniversary of Kwiaciarnia Grafik, BWA Studio, Wrocław, PL

Planets in My Head II, Arttrakt gallery, Wrocław, PL


Galeria Nowy Wiek, 20 lat!, Muzeum Ziemi Lubuskiej, Zielona Góra, PL

Wybór, miaART Gallery, Wrocław, PL

Tower of women2,  Biała Gallery, Lublin, PL

Wyobraź sobie, Muzeum Ziemi Lubuskiej, Zielona Góra, PL


To nie jest wystawa jubileuszowa — z okazji 55-lecia powstania BWA, BWA Gallery, Zielona Góra, PL

Art in Action, Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, IE

Rzecz o kolekcjonowaniu. Po co to wszystko?, online exhibition, Galeria MBWA, Leszno, PL

Returning to the future. Biennale Zielona Góra 2020, BWA Gallery, Zielona Góra, PL

Choice, Pastuła Gallery, Poręby Kupieńskie, PL


Galeria Polskiej Sztuki Współczesnej Nowe Spojrzenie, National Museum, Gdańsk, PL

Homo naturalis, Arttrakt Gallery, Wrocław, PL

Bestiary, Centre of Polish Sculpture, Orońsko, PL

Young Polish Painting. Collection of the National Museum in Gdańsk, National Museum, Gdańsk, PL

Nature in Art, MOCAK, Cracow, PL

Who Let the Dogs Out, Arttrakt Gallery, Wrocław, PL

Art Knocks and Searches. Exhibition for Children, MOSart, Gorzów Wielkopolski, PL

Forms and Numbers, Pryzmat Gallery, Cracow, PL

Polish Artists in the Collection of the Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Bunkier sztuki, Cracow, PL


Bestiary, Gdańsk City Gallery, Gdańsk, PL

Collection of Krzysztof Musiał, Here we are, Gallery Meno parkas, Kaunas, LV

Może jutro ta dama da tortu jeżom, exhibition with Monika Chlebek, Fundacja Salony, Zielona Góra, PL

Madame, Can you check if there are any dreams tangled in my hair?, Centrum Aktywności Twórczej w Ustce, PL

Drawings, Basia Bańda, Gosia Bartosik, 9/10 Gallery, Poznań, PL

Lejanias, Collection of Krzysztof Musiał, Centre del Carme, Valencia, Spain


Close yours eyes!, exhibition for children, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, PL

Here we are. Selected works from the collection of Krzysztof Musiał, CSW Toruń, PL

Present, Collection of Polish Art ING, Contemporary Art Gallery, Opole, PL

Animals, exhibition with z Ryszard Grzyb, Wizytująca Gallery, Warsaw, PL


Art in Our Age, Collection of Zachęta – National Gallery of Art and the ING Polish Art Foundation, BWA Gallery, Katowice, PL

A Rebours, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, PL

Rules of Pleasure, Terminal 08, Gorzów Wielkopolski, PL

Between systems. Polish contemporary painting from the collection of Krzysztof Musiał, C.A.C. Contemporary Art Center Francisco Hernández, Málaga, ES

Gardens, New Castel, Mużakowski Park, Bad Muskau, Germany, DE

Artistic life in Zielona Góra in 1945–2016, BWA Gallery, Zielona Góra, PL

Social Body, Salony Foundation, Zielona Góra, PL


Nomen Woman, BWA Gallery, Kielce, PL

(Don’t) Touch! Haptic Aspects of Polish Art After 1945, Contemporary Art Centre, Toruń, PL

Zbiory wspólne, Arsenał Gallery, Białystok, PL

We Are Here, BWA Gallery, Zielona Góra, PL

Paintresses, Biała Gallery, Centre of Culture, Lublin, PL


Day Is Too Short (A Few Autobiographic Stories), The Arsenal Municipal Gallery, Poznań, PL

Ecce Animalia, Contemporary Sculpture Museum, Centre of Polish Sculpture, Orońsko, PL

Day Is Too Short (A Few Autobiographic Stories), BWA Sokół Gallery, Nowy Sącz, PL

Day Is Too Short (A Few Autobiographic Stories), BWA Gallery, Kielce, PL

Nomen Woman, Łaźnia Gallery, Radom, PL


Day Is Too Short (A Few Autobiographic Stories), Contemporary Museum, Wrocław, PL

Day Is Too Short (A Few Autobiographic Stories), BWA Gallery, Jelenia Góra, PL


1:1 – Works from The ING Polish Art Foundation, National Art Gallery, Sopot, PL

Knot, Format Gallery, Warsaw, PL


Gifts Exchange, Contemporary Museum, Wrocław, PL

Three Roses, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, PL

Newcomers and Natives, BWA Gallery, Zielona Góra, PL


Greetings from Zielona Góra, Museum Jung Kunst, Frankfurt am Oder, DE

Beloved Bird, Raven, Tak Gallery, Poznań, PL

With No Substantiation,The Arsenal Municipal Gallery, Poznań, PL


Who Hear Me? I Can’t See Anything, Studio Gallery, Warsaw, PL

Prague Biennale 4., Prague, CZ

Coincidental Pleasures, Part 2, BWA Gallery, Katowice, PL

Collections. International Collection of Contemporary Art. 5th Edition, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL

Fancy Success, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cracow, PL


Raise The Curtain — (or) Theatre On Sale, Arsenał Gallery, Białystok, PL

Master and Monster, Łódź Czterech Kultur Festival, Łódź, PL

Polish Girl’s Journal, Polish Institute, Berlin, DE

Tribute to Wróblewski, Program Gallery, Warsaw, PL

Tribute to Wróblewski, Pies Gallery, Poznań, PL


At First Sad, Then Cries, Artists Colony, Gdańsk, PL

Beautiful and Rich, Art-Pol, Cracow, PL

Beautiful and Rich, Pies Gallery, Poznań, PL


Brithday Party, Pies Gallery, Poznań, PL

No landscape, Zderzak Gallery, Cracow, PL

Embroideries, laces, Artists Colony, Gdańsk, PL

Painting of XXI Century, Zachęta — National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL


Geppert Competition Exhibition, BWA Gallery, Wrocław, PL

Bielska Jesień, BWA Bielska Gallery, Bielsko-Biała, PL

Exhibition About Travels, Zderzak Gallery, Cracow, PL