NEWS

Born in 1975 in Wroclaw
1994-1995  - studied at the Faculty of Architecture of Technical University in Wroclaw
1995-2000 - studied at the Faculty of Sculpture at the Wroclaw Academy of Art and Design
Lives and works in Wroclaw

 

It is with a remar­kable sense of imagination that Olaf Brzeski (born 1975) rein­ter­prets the tradition and scope of sculp­ture. Many of the artist’s works refer direc­tly to the human form, enac­ting not so much the physical as the emotional depths of the sub­ject. Brzeski’s sculp­tural bodies are replete with the unexpec­ted, the uncanny, the unnatural and the over­sized. The source of these fan­tastic, astonishing forms is always the idea, then the sketch – as the sim­plest metaphor for the act of creation

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

- Vorraum (Anteroom), Polnisches Institut, Berlin, DE

- Megalomania, Raster, Warsaw, PL

- Half, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE

- Czułe Spojrzenie (Tender Look), Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, PL

 

2013

- Samolub (Self-seeker), Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL

- Blask (Shine), Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, PL

 

2012

- Tylko dla moich oczu (From My Eyes Only), Awangarda gallery - BWA Wroclaw, Wroclaw, PL

- Upadek człowieka, którego nie lubię (The Fall of the Man I Don’t Like), Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej, Opole, PL

 

2010

- Monumentalis (Monumental), Platan gallery, Polish Institute, Budapest, HU

- A twarz miał obrośniętą uszami jak dno łodzi ostrygami (Ears have grown all over his face, like oysters on a bottom of a boat), Czarna gallery, Warsaw, PL

 

2009

- Breath, Bunhouse Bandits Gallery, London, UK

- Sen – samozapłon (Dream – Spontaneous Combustion), BWA Zielona Gora Gallery, Zielona Gora, PL

 

2008

- Czarne charaktery, czyli długo oczekiwana zmiana ról (Villains – The Extensively Awaited Swap of Roles), Glass and Ceramics Gallery - BWA Wroclaw, Wroclaw, PL

 

2007

- Pan myśliwy (The Hunter), Okna Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL

 

2006

- Tylko dla ludzi (For Humans Only), Awangarda gallery - BWA Wroclaw, Wroclaw, PL

 

2004

- Tylko dla zwierząt (For Animals Only), Awangarda gallery - BWA Wroclaw, Wroclaw, PL

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

- JET LAG, Platán Galéria, Budapest, HU

- A Rebours, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, PL

 

2015

- Sztuka w naszym wieku (Art in Our Age), Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL

- Brudnopis (Rough Sketch), Think Tank lab Triennale, Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich, Wrocław, PL

- Wernakularność (Vernacularity), Alternativa Festival, Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdańsk, PL

- Dzikie pola. Historia awangardowego Wrocławia (The Wild West. A History of Wroclaw’s Awant-Garde), Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL

- Otwarte miasto. VII Festiwal Sztuki w Przestrzeni Publicznej (Open City. Festival of Art in Public Space), Lublin, PL

- I will go there, take me home, Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast, UK

- Zbiory wspólne (Common Sets), Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, PL

- Stan życia. Polska sztuka współczesna w kontekście globalnym (State of Life. Polish Contemporary Artwithin a Global Circumstance), National Art Museum of China, Beijing, CN

- Umenie na hlave (Procedures for the Head), Kunsthalle Bratislava, Bratislava, SK

 

2014

- Architektura cienia. Szalety i bazary (Shadow Architecture. Lavatories and Bazaars), Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, PL

- Niezgodnie z instrukcją, Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej, Opole, PL

 

2013

- Co pozostaje, BWA Sokół, Nowy Sącz, PL

- Katalog Entropii Sztuki (The Entropy of Art: a Catalogue), Entropia Gallery, Wroclaw, PL

 

2012

- Huls (Hools), Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL

- Rysunek wraca w wielkim stylu (Drawing Is Coming Back in a Big Way), Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, PL

- Coming Soon (Ariergarda), Temporary Gallery, Cologne, DE

- Czerwona poprzeczka (The Red Bar), Galeria Salon Akademii, Warsaw, PL

 

2011

- Guerillas, Arsenal Municipal Gallery, Poznan, PL

- Power of Fantasy, BOZAR, Brussels, BE

- 1000 lat nowoczesności (1000 Years of Modernity), BWA Tarnow Gallery, Moscice, PL

- Folskstone Triennale, Folkstone, UK

 

2010

- Wszystkie stworzenia duże i małe (All Creatures Great and Small), Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL

 

2009

- Counter Logic, Cooper Gallery, Dundee, UK

- Le coeur est un chasseur solitaire (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter), Gare Saint-Sauveur, Lille, FR

- Spojrzenia (Views), Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL

- Take a Look at Me Now, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK

- East International, Norwich, UK

- Vision Division, Czarna Gallery, Warsaw, PL

 

2008

- Artyści zewnętrzni (External Artists. Out of sth), BWA Wroclaw Gallery, Wroclaw, PL

- Festiwal Dialogu Czterech Kultur (Festival of Dialogue of Four Cultures), Lodz, PL

- 5. Triennale Młodych (5th Young Triennale), Centre of Polish Sculpture, Oronsko, PL

- International Triennale of Contemporary Art – ITCA 2008, Národní galerie v Praze, Prague, CZ

- Establishment jako źródło cierpień (Establishment and its discontents), Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL

- Ballady i romanse (Ballads and Romances), Raster Gallery, Warsaw, PL

- Nazajutrz (The Day After), Zamek Culture Centre, Poznan, PL

 

2006

- A-Huset, Copenhagen, DK