Artists

Mikołaj
Sobczak

Painter, performer, author of video fllms.

Mikołaj Sobczak (b. 1989) graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts Warsaw in the Studio of Spatial Activities. He was a scholar at Universität der Künste Berlin. Since 2015 he has studied at Kunstakademie Münster.

He works in video and painting. A major element of his practice are also performative activities. He frequantly collaborates with a German artist Nicholas Grafia. He is also a co-founder of the duo Polen Performance (together with Justina Los).

His artistic practice mainly observes political issues and historical developments. Especially taking into consideration the perspective and life of mariginalized subjects, he builds narrations and traces down reasons for current global and social developments.

Selected solo and group exhibitions:

2018

Somewhere in Between, Bozar, Brussels (BE)
Bad Juju, ExoExo at New Galerie, Paris, (FR)
What Is Enlightment?, MoMA Warsaw (PL)
Unbreakable Drags, Polana Institute, Warsaw (PL)
Farmhands in Factories and Boas in Brasseries, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, (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

Sylvia Riviera, Marsha P. Johnson, Ewa Hołuszko jako robotnice, „STAR” series
Mikołaj Sobczak Sylvia Riviera, Marsha P. Johnson, Ewa Hołuszko jako robotnice, „STAR” series watercolor on paper 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
Protest, „STAR” series
Mikołaj Sobczak Protest, „STAR” series watercolor on paper 2017
Protest against cancellation of dances, „STAR” series
Mikołaj Sobczak Protest against cancellation of dances, „STAR” series watercolor on paper 2017
Sylvia Riviera, „STAR” series
Mikołaj Sobczak Sylvia Riviera, „STAR” series watercolor on paper 2017
Drag Queens Eating a Nazi (Warsaw Uprising 1944)
Mikołaj Sobczak Drag Queens Eating a Nazi (Warsaw Uprising 1944) oil on canvas 2017
The Cursed Soldiers (Alert)
Mikołaj Sobczak The Cursed Soldiers (Alert) acrylic paint on canvas 2018
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 Fighter (Self-Portrait)
Mikołaj Sobczak The Fighter (Self-Portrait) acrylic paint on canvas 2018
The Wrestler (Self-Portrait)
Mikołaj Sobczak The Wrestler (Self-Portrait) 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
In the Hospital
Mikołaj Sobczak In the Hospital watercolor on paper 2017
The Cursed Soldiers (The Patriarchy)
Mikołaj Sobczak The Cursed Soldiers (The Patriarchy) watercolor on paper 2017
The Cursed Soldiers (Self-Portrait)
Mikołaj Sobczak The Cursed Soldiers (Self-Portrait) watercolor on paper 2017
Sushi
Mikołaj Sobczak Sushi watercolor on paper 2017