Painter, university lecturer

Dominika Kowynia (b. 1978) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, obtaining her diploma in painting in 2003 before receiving a doctoral degree in 2010.

„My art practice is rooted in a sense of lack. I was not filled with data about the world as a child, there were no adults around me interested in it, so I created a space for myself where I endured my own collected observations and information, trying to understand and adapt it. Adaptation had two thresholds, which I climbed with effort: the lonely discovery of the rules of life in early childhood in exile in Libya and the re-learning when I was thrown into Polish foreignness in early adolescence without any guidance”.

Selected solo and group shows:


Panoramas (w/Mikołaj Sobczak), Polana Institute at Nowy Teatr, Warsaw
Animals She Houses, Polana Institute


Arbeite, den die Nacht kommt, Polnisches Institut Düsseldorf (DE)
Second Body, BWA Olsztyn (PL)
Inner Edge, IMPORT EXPORT, Warsaw


Who will write the history of tears. Artists on Women’s Rights, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (PL)
Art Encounters Biennal 2021, Timisoara (RO)


Something in Common/Warsaw Under Construction 12, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (PL)
Narrow Passage, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw (PL)
Attempt at Reversing, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała (PL)


Paint means blood,Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (PL)
Flour, oil, paint, MOS Górzów Wielkoposlki (PL) 


Exhibitions view


Dominika Kowynia Chipko oil on canvas 2016
Second Room
Dominika Kowynia Second Room oil on canvas 2020
Dominika Kowynia Strategies oil on canvas 2022
Sixth Elbow
Dominika Kowynia Sixth Elbow oil on canvas 2019
Work of hands
Dominika Kowynia Work of hands oil on canvas 2020
Dominika Kowynia Suction oil on canvas 2021
The principles are leaking
Dominika Kowynia The principles are leaking oil on canvas 2021
The field of cut
Dominika Kowynia The field of cut oil on canvas 2021