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MARZENA NOWAK
 

MARZENA NOWAK

Born in 1977 in Piaseczno, Poland, she lives and works between Warsaw and Casablanca.


Her artistic research focuses mainly on the relationship between memory and imagination, between autobiography and the dream world. Nowak's works, which are to be contextualised in the socio-historical context of the political changes of the 1980s, play with the forms of sensory perception and with the intertwining of the burdens of everyday life and the desire to take refuge in fantasy.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2022

  • Correnti II - Blue, RITAURSO Artopia Gallery, Milan, Italy

  • Marzena Nowak, Galerie Karin Sachs, Munich, Germany

2021

  • The persistence of scraps. Gregor Podnar Gallery, Berlin, Germany

  • Pamietam, ze slonce swiecilo w oczy, Lescer, Zalesie Gorne, Poland

2018

  • Marzena Nowak, Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna, Austria

2017

  • Marzena Nowak, Galerie Mezzanin, Geneva, Switzerland

2016

  • Tania Perez Cordova and Marzena Nowak, Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, Spain

  • Action Fantasy, Kuhlhaus, Berlin. Curated by Drew Hammond

2015

  • April is the cruelest month, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany

  • Tarp/Between, CAC Centre of Contemporary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Present Future, Artissima, Turin, Italy

2014

  • A Bright, Bright Day..., Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

  • We are where we are not.., Karin Sachs Gallery, Munich, Germany

2013

  • Marzena Nowak/Zofia Chomętowska, Archeology of Photography, Warsaw, Poland

2012

  • (...), Kunsthalle Krems Factory, Austria

  • um, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany

2011

  • to, CoCA Center of Contemporary Art Torun, Poland

  • an, Galerie Mezzanin, Vienna, Austria

  • Marzena Nowak, Salzburger Kunstverein, Künstlerhaus Salzburg, Austria

2010

  • Marzena Nowak, Galerie Karin Sachs, Munich, Germany

  • through, Project Space Galerija Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2009

  • Marzena Nowak, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany

2008

  • in, Mezzanin Gallery, Vienna, Austria

  • Marzena Nowak, Karin Sachs Gallery, Munich, Germany

  • Orla, Passage Galerie, Künstlerhaus, Wien, Austria

2007

  • Raum für Reflexion, Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie Dessau/Gartensaal, Dessau, Germany

  • Waiting for the Barbarians (with Michael Hoepfner), Piekary Gallery, Poznan, Poland

2006

  • Milonga Nacht, Neue Kunst im Hagenbucher, Heilbronn, Germany

2005

  • Olivia, Public Space, Dessau, Germany

  • Privat Property (with A. Kakhidze), Wizytujaca Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

  • ZOO-exhibition space, Warsaw, Poland

2004

  • Red Sqare Dance, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

  • Obrazy (Paintings), Starmach Gallery, Cracow, Poland

2003

  • Schnitte und Muster, Kultur Kontakt, Pavillon Piroschka rev, quartier21, MQ, Vienna, Austria

  • 2xcut, (with Agnieszka. Malecka), Gallery Kronika, Bytom, Poland

  • Water, Gallery Zakret, Warsaw, Poland

  • Cutouts, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2001

  • Pictures, ASP, Warsaw, Poland

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS, CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES

2022

  • AZijn naam was Austerlitz/Austerlitz was his name, curated by Sam Steverlynk, Tlon Projects, A Tale of A Hub, Rotterdam, Netherlands

  • Arrivals, a project by Gregor Podnar at Galerie Charim, Vienna, Austria

  • New Entry, Gallery Gregor Podnar, Vienna

2021

  • Enjoy – the mumok collection in change, curated by Manuela Ammer, Heike Eipeldauer, Rainer Fuchs, Naoko Kaltschmidt and Matthias Michalka, mumok – Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria

2020

  • Condo São Paulo 2020, Galeria Jaqueline Martins, São Paulo, Brazil.

2019

  • Der Unterschied in Ähnlichkeit, Curated Affairs, Polish Institute, Dusseldorf, German

  • 30 Years of the Geppert Competition: Exhibition and Seminar, BWA Wrocław Główny gallery, Wrocław, Poland.

2018​

  • Recollection – A Journey After 28 Years, PROYECTOSMONCLOVA, Mexico City, Mexico.

  • Sense and Sensibilia, Galleria Doris Ghetta, Ortisei, South Tirol, Italy.

  • Black Mirror, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

2017

  • Teraźniejszość?, Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej, Opole, Poland

  • Filharmonia Narodowa w Warszawie, National Philharmonic, Warsaw, Poland

2016

  • Place. Summer Storage., Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Poland.

  • Wykrój. Miasto. Tarnów, Galeria Wystawiennicza, Tarnów, Poland.

  • Che il vero possa confutare il falso, Palazzo Pubblico Santa Maria della Scala, Accademia dei Fisiocritici, Verona, Italy.

  • Works and Lives in, Zona Sztuki Aktualnej, Szczecin, Poland.

  • Crisis of Presence, curated by Luigi Fassi, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland.

2015

  • Now, At The Latest, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria

  • Tirana Open, Tirana, Albania

  • Blühendes Gift / Prosperous Poison, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria

2014

  • Open Studios Show, ISCP, NY, USA

  • Co widać. Polska sztuka dzisiaj. As you can see. Polish art today. Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland Beyond the process. Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck Austria

  • Hoch hinaus! Wysoko w górę! Tomasz Kowalski, Marzena Nowak, Marcin Zarzeka, Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna, Austria

  • TURNOVER, Berlin, Germany

  • Temporary Autonomous Zone/3, Studio Gallery Warsaw, Poland

  • Cosmicomic tales, CoCA Center of Contemporary Art Torun, Poland

  • Coffee and Ink, Galeria Casas Riegner, Bogota, Colombia

2013

  • The Splendor of Textiles, Zacheta Museum of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland

  • Come and Go, Die Schweizer Botschaft, Vienna, Austria

  • Twisted Entitles, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

  • Stay Inside, Mezzanin Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2012

  • Reflecting Fashion, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria

  • Drawing is Coming Back in a Big Way, Arsenal Centre of Contemporary Art, Bialystok, Poland

  • Samozaplon, BWA Centre of Contemporary Art, Bielsko Biala, Poland

  • Warsaw Under Construction Festival, project in public space, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

2011

  • New Order, Art Stations Foundation, Poznan, Poland

  • Museum der Wünsche, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria

2010

  • There as been no future, there will be no past, ISCP, New York, USA

  • Working Title, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany

  • Languages and Experimentations. Young artists in a contemporary collection, Mart, Rovereto, Italy

2009

  • Collection, National Museum, Krakow, Poland

  • Nina Canell, Aleana Eagan, Marzena Nowak, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany

2008

  • Reisefieber, Rondo Sztuki Centre of Contemporary Art, Katowice, Poland

  • Ist das ein Portrait? Galerie Karin Sachs, Munich, Germany

2007

  • Evasive Action, Andreas Huber Gallery, Vienna, Austria

  • Dvir Gallery (with Miroslaw Balka and Rafał Jakubowicz), Tel-Aviv, Israel

  • Chodź opowiem Ci pewna historie, Gallery Manhattan, Lodz, Poland

  • Searching for an ideal urbanity, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany Malerei, Gallery Mezzanin, Vienna, Austria

2009

  • Przerwane polaczenia/Interrupted Connections, Zacheta Centre of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland

  • Terytoria, Lubelskie Towarzystwo Sztuk Pieknych Zacheta, Lublin, Poland

  • Na wlasna reke / On their Own, Narodowa Galeria Sztuki Zacheta, Warsaw, Poland

2005

  • In this (our) country, Vienna International Apartment, Turku, Finland

  • Collection Fundacja Malopolska, MCK, Cracow, Poland

  • Lokal 30, Warsaw, Poland

  • Skavija, Wilno, Poland

  • Compulsive handmades, Press to Exit, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

  • Recent Polish Video, CSW Centre of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland

2004

  • Obraz Kontrolny, Newest Polish Video, Bunkier Sztuki Centre of Contemporary Art, Cracow, Poland

  • Compilation 2112m2 Europe with H. Czerepok, Hainburg/Donau, Austria

  • Nachtruhe, PiroschkaRev, Quartier 21, Museums Quartier, Vienna, Austria

2003

  • Absolut Generations, Venice 50th Biennale, Venice, Italy

  • V Krajowa Wystawa Mlodych, BWA, Wroclaw, Poland

2002

  • Dyploms 2002, CSW Centre of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland

  • Novart, Cracow, Poland

ART PRIZES AND RESIDENCE 

 

2015 Stipend of Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Poland 2014 ISCP New York, USA
2013 Austrian Ministry of Culture grant, Vienna, Austria
2012 Lenikus Residency, Vienna, Austria

2009 Air, Krems, Austria
2007 T-Mobile Studios, Vienna, Austria
2006 Schloß Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
2004 KulturKontakt Artists in Residence, Vienna, Austria
2003 Henkel Young Artists Prize, Vienna, Austria
2003 Konkurs im. E. Gepperta, First Prize, BWA Wroclaw, Poland

 

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