Martyna Pinkowska

Martyna Pinkowska was born in 1997. She graduated from the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Katowice. She works with painting and film, creates objects and installations. In her works, she focuses on what influences the shaping of female identity. The feeling of uncertainty is the basis of her works, in which fantasy is mixed with reality. She finds repetitive elements in the experiences of her own and those of the women closest to her, recognizing universal fears, anxieties and pleasures along the way. Looking at how we navigate among the expectations and models of femininity, she focuses her attention on the relationship between mother and daughter.

In the academic year 2021/2022, she received a scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, she is also the winner of the Grand Prix at Salon Wiosenny at Galeria Współczesna, Opole (2021), winner of the 10th edition of the Nowy Obraz Nowe Spojrzenie competition organized by the University of the Arts, Poznań (2021) and a finalist of Młode Wilki 21 competition (2021). She lives and works in Warsaw.


Selected solo exhibitions:


Golden, Galeria Monopol, Warsaw, PL


Polly Pocket Syndrome, Galeria Serce Człowieka, Warsaw, PL


Selected group exhibitions:


Critical Mass, Oblatów 4, Katowice, PL


Naj, Naj, Naj, Próżnia Gallery, Szczecin, PL

Material Fatigue, Central Museum of Textiles, Łódź, PL

The Discomfort of Evening, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL

Migrations, Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej BWA, Katowice, PL

Refugees Welcome, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, PL


Materia bazowa, Rondo Sztuki, Katowice, PL

Under My Ribs a Home Lives, Galeria Serce Człowieka, Warsaw, PL

In These Days of Tumult, Heat and Dazzle, I Retreat into My Mind, Stefan Gierowski Foundation, Warsaw, PL

Uważaj, niech tylko mój terapeuta to usłyszy, Galeria Podbrzezie, Cracow, PL

Salon Wiosenny, Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej, Opole, PL

Nowy Obraz Nowe Spojrzenie, Stara Papiernia, University of the Arts, Poznań, PL


First Sense, Cricoteka, Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor, Cracow, PL