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)
Wonder Woman, Polana Institute, Warsaw (PL)
Mikołaj Sobczak: The Accursed Ones Residency at the Department of Presence, MoMA, Warsaw (PL)
Artists‘ Film International, Whitechapel, London (UK)

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

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
On The Pier (Marsha)
Mikołaj Sobczak On The Pier (Marsha) watercolor on paper 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