(born 1977)


Bownik is a graduate of the Poznan Academy of Fine Arts, now the University of Arts. His best- known cycles of works include Gamers, E-Słodowy, Colleagues. Bownik’s artist book entitled Disassembly, published by Mundin, won the Grand Prix in the 2014 Photographic Publication of the Year competition, as well as winning nominations for the Kassel Photobook Award 2014.
His works are held in such collections as the Museum voor fotografie Huis Marseille, Polish Art Foundation ING, National Library and many private collections. Bownik was nominated to Paszporty Polityki Price by one of the leading Polish magazine “Polityka”.


Selected solo and group shows:

Imagine a time when all records have alreedy been broken, BWA Arsenał, Białystok, Poland

A Place., Galeria Foksal, Warsaw, Poland
Dinge an sich, Düsseldorf Photo Weekend, Germany


– 8. Biennale of Photography The Passion of Photography – Focus On Afficionados
Disassembly, Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Photographer, Monopol Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Procedures for the Head. Polish Art Today, Dom Umenia, Bratislava, Slovakia


Crystal Up To The Neck, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Urn, Rzeczpospolita Palace, National Library, Warsaw, Poland
– Sunrise, Starter Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Walk , BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice, Poland
Houses As Silver Tents , Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, Poland
The Marseillaise / fifteen years of collecting, Museum voor fotografie Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, Netherlands
As you can see. Polish Art Today, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland


Every Imitation Disssapoints, Branicki Palace, Starter Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Disassembly, PF Gallery, CK Zamek, Poznan, Poland
Houses As Silver Tents, Zachęta National Art Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
A Few Practical Ways To Prolong One’s Life, Zachęta National Art Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
– How One Becomes What One Is, BWA Gallery, Tarnow, Poland
Spring Has Come and Brought Us Fear, Starter Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Robakowski Now!, lokal_30, Warsaw, Poland


1:1 – the Collection of ING Art Foundation, Sopot, Poland
Alternative endings, Rondo Sztuki, Katowice, Poland
View Point, Museum voor fotografie Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, Netherlands
E-slodowy, Starter Gallery, Warsaw, Poland


Gamers, M55Gallery, Athens, Greece / Fotofestiwal OUT OF LIFE, Łódź, Poland