Radek Szlęzak (1989 r.) Poland

2010-2015 – Studying at the Painting Department in Andrzej Bednarczyk’s studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Poland.

2015-2020 – Ph.D. Studies at the same Academy

I paint, draw, and create objects, videos, and installations. In my work, I reinterpret themes borrowed from various phenomena of contemporary culture, revealing anthropological, social, and political aspects of image functioning. My works are inspired by motifs and images drawn from the media, science, and pop culture. Despite frequently juxtaposing artistic practice with theory, my work incorporates deliberate understatement. I often utilize bodily and organic metaphors

solo exhibitions:

Nothing interesting, Potencja Gallery, Cracow 2022

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

The Uncanny Valley, Gallery Grey House, Cracow 2017

eye-brain-hand,  ARTzona, Cracow 2017

Anomalies, MOS, Cracow 2016

selected group exhibitions:

Gypsum Flesh Story, ASP Gallery, Cracow 2023

Transition states, Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała 2023

The scale of strangeness, Władysław Hasior Gallery, Zakopane 2022

44th Bielska’s Autumn Painting Biennale 2021, Bielska BWA, Bielska- Biała 2021

Disassembly, Gallery City of Gardens, Katowice 2021

Time and foam, ASP Gallery, Cracow 2020

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

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

Weltschmerz, Drawing Triennal Wrocław 2019, BWA Wrocław 2019

Shadow of freedom, BWA in Bydgoszcz 2019

Our little garden, Czysta 15, Cracow 2018

Scattered Rhymes, XY Gallery, Olomuniec, Czech Republic 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 exsist, Stefan Gierowski Foundation, Warsaw 2018

Guest 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

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

12. Geppert Competition, gallery Awangarda, BWA Wrocław 2016

Boredom, Skład Długa, Cracow 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 Center, Łódź 2013

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

spEEd, the greenroom, Cracow 2013

Second Dishes, Bar Wiarus (Potencja), Cracow 2013

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