About

Radek Szlęzak (1989 r.) Poland

2010-2015 – Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Poland – studio of prof. Andrzej Bednarczyk

2015-2020 – PhD Studies at the same Academy

I paint, draw, create objects, videos and installations. In my work I reinterpret themes borrowed from various phenomena of contemporary culture, in which anthropological, social and political aspects of the functioning of images are revealed. My works are inspired by motifs and images taken from the media space, science textbooks as well as popular culture, e.g. the science-fiction iconosphere. Despite the fact that I often juxtapose my artistic practice with theory, my work is not free from conscious understatement. I do not shy away from bodily and organic metaphors.

solo exhibitions:

The Living Dead Gallery Re:Medium (department of Municipal Art Gallery in Łódź) 2020

The Uncanny Valley, Gallery Grey House, Cracow 2017

eye-brain-hand,  ARTzona, Cracow 2017

Anomalies, MOS, Cracow 2016

group exhibitions:

Disassembly, Gallery City of Gardens, Katowice 2021

Time and foam, ASP Gallery, Cracow 2020

Back then somehow, but now whatsoever, ASP Gallery, Kraków 2020

And only these islands are not, , Museum of Zawkrzanska Land, Mława 2020

Weltschmerz, Drawing Triennal Wrocław 2019, BWA Wrocław

Shadow of freedom, BWA in Bydgoszcz 2019

Our little garden, Czysta 15, Kraków 2018

Business, Gallery Potencja under WGW 2018, Warsaw

Shadow of Freedom, BWA in Katowice 2018

24 h  NBG/KRK/BLN/WRO, Krakauer Haus, Nuremberg, Germany 2018

Utopia. Non-place, High 5 (Skanska), Cracow 2018

Communication with all that exist, Stefan Gierowski Foundation, Warsaw 2018

GGuest Appearances, Otwarta pracownia, Cracow 2018

43th Bielska’s Autumn Painting Biennale 2017, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielska- Biała 2017

Triangle: Kurzfilme aus Krakau, Galeria Punktkommarstich, Dusseldorf, Germany 2017

No problem, Gallery Potencja, Cracow 2017

„XY” New Generation Polish-Hungarian Painting, The MODEM Center for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, Hungary 2017

JHis white feathers, illuminated by the sun, shone like the sun itself, Henryk Gallery, Cracow 2017

12. Geppert Competition, gallery Awangarda, BWA Wrocław 2016

Boredom,, allery of Painting Deprtments of ASP Cracow Kraków 2016

Minus one, Gallery of Painting Deprtments of ASP Cracow 2015

New image/New View, Gallery UAP Poznań 2015

Wild at heart, Browar Lubicz, Cracow 2014

Naked walls are beautiful, Browar Lubicz, Cracow 2014

Inspirations: Array and Accident, Museum MANGGHA, Cracow & Art Propaganda Centeramp; Łódź 2013

Imaginary Landscape II, Musem of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Taipei, Taiwan 2013

spEEd, the greenroom, Cracow 2013

Second Dishes, Bar Wiarus, Kraków 2013

Prod.Kon.Rod. – Experimental Section of Photo Month, Bunkier Sztuki, Cracow 2012