Artists

Mikołaj
Sobczak

Painter, performer, author of video fllms

Mikołaj Sobczak (b. 1989) graduated the Academy of Fine Arts Warsaw (PL) in the Studio of Spatial Activities, followed by a scholarship at Universität der Künste Berlin (DE), and studied as well at Kunstakademie Münster (DE). He works in video, paintings and ceramics, often including performative actions as well. He frequently collaborates with German artist Nicholas Grafia.

His most recent exhibitions include shows at MoMA (Warsaw), Museum Ludwig (Cologne), Capitain Petzel Gallery (Berlin).

In his work, Sobczak is focused on political issues and historical policy. Emphasizing the perspective and life of marginalized subjects, he builds narratives, and tracks down the reasons for current global and social issues.

Selected solo and group exhibitions:

 

2020

VII Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow (RU)
Biennale Zielona Góra, Lubuski Theatre, Zielona Góra (PL)
Warsaw Under Construction: Something Common, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (PL)
The Kitchen, Polana Institute, Warsaw (PL)
Crack Up - Crack Down, Ujazdowski CCA, Warsaw (PL)
On the Politics of Delicacy, Capitain Petzel, Berlin (DE)
i'm from nowhere good, Maison Populaire, Paris (FR)  

2019

Parasite Eve, performance in the frames of Transcorporealities, Ludwig Museum, Cologne (DE)
New Kingdom, Polana Institute, Warsaw (PL) 
The Last Place on Earth, Polana Institute at Museum of the Earth in Warsaw
DISPLAY. Staging Identities, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund (DE)
Elbow Room, Physical Education I, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf (DE) 
Body Works, State Art Gallery, Sopot (PL)
The Rose and the Ring, Polana Institute, Petrykozy (PL)
Short Films Festival, Oberhausen (DE)

2018

The Doomed Ones, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (PL)
Artists‘ Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK)
Wonder Woman, Polana Institute, Warsaw (PL)
Gentle Heterodoxy. Social Body and its Enchantments, fffriedrich, Frankfurt (DE) Bad Juju, Exo Exo at New Galerie, Paris (FR)
Somewhere in Between: Contemporary Art Scenes in Europe., BOZAR, Brussels, (BE) 
What Is Enlightenment, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (PL)
Unbreakable Drag, Polana Institute, Warsaw (PL)

2017

Akademie [Arbeitstitel], Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (DE)
Open Triennal, 8th Young Triennale in Orońsko, Centre of Polish Sculpture, Orońsko (PL)
Love, Memory, Curiosity, Polana Institute at The Geological Museum, Warsaw (PL)
GrandTour project, Skulptur Projekte Münster (DE)

2016

Wie traurig war das Shooting, Kunstverein Gelsenkirchen (DE)
Studio for Students: Video Art Now, Studio Gallery, Warsaw (PL)
Video Folkwang, Museum Folkwang, Essen (DE)

2015

Squeez me, Satellite Space, Santa Monica (USA)
(Ungeschminkte), Galerie 52, Essen (DE)
ΜΎΘΟΙ. Myths. Students/Artists/Teachers. A process of exchange, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome (IT)
Videonews, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin (PL)
No pasarán, BWA Tarnów Gallery, Tarnów (PL)
 

 

Exhibitions view

Works

Cross Talk Vanguard
Mikołaj Sobczak Cross Talk Vanguard ceramics 2010
Goodbye Liberalism
Mikołaj Sobczak Goodbye Liberalism ceramics 2020
Gorgona Baptism
Mikołaj Sobczak Gorgona Baptism ceramics 2020
Pink Triangles Against Capitalism
Mikołaj Sobczak Pink Triangles Against Capitalism ceramics 2020
Witch Trail
Mikołaj Sobczak Witch Trail ceramic tile 2020
Dalida
Mikołaj Sobczak Dalida ceramic tile 2020
Phaedrus
Mikołaj Sobczak Phaedrus ceramic tile 2020
Gorgona
Mikołaj Sobczak Gorgona ceramic tile 2020
Fabula
Mikołaj Sobczak Fabula ceramic tile 2020
The Barque
Mikołaj Sobczak The Barque ceramic tile 2020
Fabula
Mikołaj Sobczak Fabula acrylic on canvas 2020
STAR
Mikołaj Sobczak STAR video 2017
Marsha P. Johnson, „STAR” series
Mikołaj Sobczak Marsha P. Johnson, „STAR” series watercolor on paper 2017
Ewa Hołuszko, „STAR” series
Mikołaj Sobczak Ewa Hołuszko, „STAR” series watercolor on paper 2017
Sylvia Riviera, „STAR” series
Mikołaj Sobczak Sylvia Riviera, „STAR” series watercolor on paper 2017
The Cursed Soldiers (Archeology)
Mikołaj Sobczak The Cursed Soldiers (Archeology) acrylic paint on canvas 2018
The Cursed Soldiers (Lactation)
Mikołaj Sobczak The Cursed Soldiers (Lactation) acrylic paint on canvas 2018
The Cursed Soldiers (Parenthood)
Mikołaj Sobczak The Cursed Soldiers (Parenthood) acrylic paint on canvas 2018
Barricade
Mikołaj Sobczak Barricade acrylic paint on canvas 2018
The Cursed Soldiers (Reconstruction)
Mikołaj Sobczak The Cursed Soldiers (Reconstruction) acrylic paint on canvas 2018
On The Pier (Marsha)
Mikołaj Sobczak On The Pier (Marsha) watercolor on paper 2018
Conjunctivitis
Mikołaj Sobczak Conjunctivitis watercolor on paper 2018
Fence II
Mikołaj Sobczak Fence II watercolor on paper 2018
Fence I
Mikołaj Sobczak Fence I watercolor on paper 2018
Mikołaj Sobczak watercolor on paper 2018
Freaks
Mikołaj Sobczak Freaks acrylic paint on canvas 2018
Witch Trial Salem
Mikołaj Sobczak Witch Trial Salem acrylic paint on canvas 2018
The Beginning of A State (After The Revolution)
Mikołaj Sobczak The Beginning of A State (After The Revolution) acrylic paint on canvas 2018
The Beginning of A State (Raft)
Mikołaj Sobczak The Beginning of A State (Raft) acrylic paint on canvas 2018
Wonder Woman
Mikołaj Sobczak Wonder Woman watercolor on paper 2018
Freaks (copy)
Mikołaj Sobczak Freaks (copy) acrylic paint on canvas 2018
Witch Examination
Mikołaj Sobczak Witch Examination acrylic paint on canvas 2018
The Cafeteria
Mikołaj Sobczak The Cafeteria watercolor on paper 2019
Teachers
Mikołaj Sobczak Teachers watercolor on paper 2020
Demonstration
Mikołaj Sobczak Demonstration color pencils and watercolor on paper 2020