Radek Szlaga

About

b.1979. Lives and works in Warsaw, PL and Detroit, US.

 

Education

2011
PhD in Painting, University of Arts in Poznań, Poland

2005
MA, Faculty of Painting, Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland

 

Solo exhibitions

2017
Various Deities, Mathare Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya
Core Lexicon, Polnisches Institut Düsseldorf, Germany

2016
Core Lexicon, BWA Gallery, Zielona Góra, Poland
Core Lexicon, Gowen Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland

2015
Puritan, Pioneer Works, New York, USA
All the Brutes, Leto Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
All the Brutes, Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels, Belgium
The Heart, Laure Roynette Gallery, Paris, France

2014  
Milenium, Czytelnia Sztuki, Gliwice, Poland

2013  
Limited Dictionary, Trinosophes, Detroit, USA

2012  
Freedom Club, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Freedom Club–Trailer, Galeria Foksal, Warsaw, Poland

2011  
Freedom Club, West, Den Haag, Netherlands
Dreams / Icons, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, Poland

2010  
The End, Alexander Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany
The Way, Leto Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Fake Fauna, Galeria Miejska Arsenał, Poznan, Poland
Iconoclasm, White Space, Beijing, China

2009  
Shortcut I, Alexander Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2008  
Atlantis, Leto Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2007  
Atlantis, Miejska Galeria Sztuki Arsenał, Poznan, Poland
History and Geography, Galeria Zderzak, Krakow, Poland

 

Selected group exhibitions

2017
97, Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej, Opole, Poland
The Travellers, KUMU, Tallinn, Estonia
Post-Peace, NEST, Den Haag, Netherlands
Late Polishness, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland
Post-Peace, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany

2016
Miejsce. A Place, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Money to Burn, Zachęta–National  Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
this one is smaller than this one., Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA
DE – MO – CRA – CY, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, Poland
The Travellers, Zachęta–National  Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

2015
Cannibalism? On Appropriation in Art, Zachęta–National  Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
State of Life. Contemporary Polish Art within the Global Circumstance, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

2014  
Primary Images, Art Brussels 2014, Brussels, Belgium

2013  
Tribute to Errors and Leftovers, Performa 13, New York, USA
British British Polish Polish, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
A Few Practical Ways To Prolong One’s Life, Zachęta–National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

2012  
Coming soon (arrière-garde), Temporary Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Respect Paper, Piktogram/BLA, Warsaw, Poland

2011  
They don’t know why, but they keep doing it, Waterside Contemporary, London, UK
New Wave, Galeria Miejska bwa, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Sweatboxing, Leto Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2010  
False Recognition, 14th Vilnius Painting Triennial: False Recognition, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

2009  
Where to Go? Notes on Transformation after 1989, Rotor association for contemporary art, Graz, Austria
Le coeur est un chasseur solitaire, Gare Sauveur, Lille, France

2008  
Revaluations, Austriackie Forum Kultury, Warsaw, Poland
Establishment (as a Source of Suffering), Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

2007  
Closeness, Leto Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Squares, Posk Gallery, London, UK

 

Awards, residencies and scholarships

2015  
Residency Unlimited, residency, New York, USA
Penthouse Art Space, residency, Brussels, Belgium

2013
“Polityka” Passport award, nomination

2012
Kompas Młodej Sztuki, 1st prize for emerging Polish artist
International Studio & Curatorial Program, residency, New York, USA

2011
TVP Kultura Award, prize for the Penerstwo artistic group

2010
White Space Beijing, residency, Beijing, China

2010
Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland scholarship

2010
“Polska The Times”, prize for young artists