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)