b. 1977 in Poland
Education

Lecturer at the Polish National Film School in Lodz, at the Department of Photography
Philosophy Marii Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
Photography Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan, Poland

Artist’s practice

Bownik is a contemporary artist who works with photography.
Originally trained as a photographer, he developed a photographic practice involving disassembly, constructing models of space,  kinetic objects and an experimental narrative He use analog photography,  camera 8x10 inch.

Public Collections

Zacheta – National Gallery of Art, Poland
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland National Library, Poland
Central Museum of Textiles , Lodz, Poland
National Museum, Poznan, Poland
MWW Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, Poland
MUFO Museum of Photography, Krakow, Poland
Mazovia Region Centre of Contenporary Art "Elektrownia", Radom, Poland
BWA, Tarnow, Poland

Private Collections

ASOM Collection, Vaduz
Museum voor fotografie Huis Marseille, Netherlands
ING Art Collection, Niederlands
ING  Polisch Art Fundation, Poland

Hotel Europejski Art Collection, Poland
Sammlung Bergmeie , Germany

Books

Undercoat, 2022, Publisher Hatje Cantz
Colours of Lost Time, 2021, Publisher bownikstudio
Disassembly, 2014, Publisher Mundin

Solo exhibitions
2023
Undercoat, Manggha Museum, Cracow, Poland
2022     
Undercoat, Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland
2019     
Wafers, Clay, Warsaw, Poland
Colours of Lost Time, BWA Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Wafers, Polexit Gallery, Gdansk, Poland
Reverse, MOOS, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland
2018
Reverse, Pf, CK Zamek, Poznan, Poland
2017
Disassembly/ Reverse, The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Untitled, Gdansk City Gallery, Gdansk, Poland
Imagine a time when all records have alreedy been broken, BWA Arsenał, Białystok, Poland

2016
Dinge an sich, Duesseldorf Photo Weekend, Polish Institute in Düsseldorf, Duesseldorf
2014      
Crystal Up To The Neck, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Urn, Rzeczpospolita Palace, National Library, Warsaw, Poland

2013      
Every Imitation Disssapoints, Branicki Palace, Starter Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2012      
Disassembly, PF Gallery, CK Zamek, Poznan, Poland
E-slodowy, Starter Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

Group exhibitions
2022      
I'm sorry Dave, The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
One of a Kind, The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2021 
 Art to Go, pop-up exhibition, ING Collection,  Amsterdam, Netherlands
2020
Museum acquisitions 2020. Art collection MuFo, Museum of Photography, Krakow, Poland
The Salon Show,  The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2019      
Miriads, BWA, Zielona Gora, Poland (with Zbyszek Rogalski)
Paradise Lost,
Stedelijk Museum Zutphen / Museum Henriette Polak, Zutphen, Netherlands
It hurts when I laugh, BWA Warsaw, Wararsaw, Poland
A Ten-Minute Break Arsenal, Poznan, Poland (with Zbyszek Rogalski)
Back to the Future, C/O, Mai Mano House, Budapest, Hungary

2018      
NIEPODLEGŁE Women, Independence and National Discourse, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Back to the Future, C/O, Berlin, Germany
Will there be war tomorrow? Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Gdynia, Poland
Back to the Future, Foam Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2017      
It is as you think, BWA Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland
Subject and object in Polish photography, Starmach Gallery, Krakow, Poland
Szczecin Avant-Gardes, National Museum,  Sczecin, Poland
2016       
Klappe eins, Affe tot…, Kunstsaele, Berlin,  Germany
Abstract landscape, Cosmopolitan, Warsaw, Poland
A Place, Galeria Foksal, Warsaw, Poland
Burning in water, drowning in fire, Current Art Zone, Szczecin, Poland
Phantom, BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice, Poland
Pattern, City, Tarnow, BWA Tarnow, Poland

2015      
9. Biennial of Photography Explorations (with Mat Collishaw), Arsenal, Poznan, Poland
Disassembly, Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Procedures for the Head. Polish Art Today, Dom Umenia, Bratislava, Slovakia
The Photographer, Monopol Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Collection, Cosmopolitan, Warsaw, Poland

2014       
Sunrise, Warsaw Gallery Wekeend, Starter Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Walk, BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice, Poland
The Marseillaise / fifteen years of collecting, Museum for Fotografie Huis Marseille, Amsterdam
Houses As Silver Tents, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, Poland (with Marcelina Gunia)
As you can see. Polish Art Today, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

2013       
Houses As Silver Tents, Zachęta National Art Gallery, Warsaw, Poland (with Marcelina Gunia)
A Few Practical Ways To Prolong One’s Life, Zachęta National Art Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
How One Becomes What One Is, BWA Gallery, Tarnow, Poland
Spring Has Come and Brought Us Fear, Starter Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Robakowski Now!, lokal_30, Warsaw, Poland

2012       
1:1 - the Collection of ING Art Foundation, Sopot, Poland
Alternative endings, Rondo Sztuki, Katowice, Poland
View Point, Museum voor fotografie Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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