Michał Budny
1976 born in Leszno
Lives in Warsaw.

By using the simplest tools and materials - predominantly paper and cardboard - Michal Budny creates formally restrained models not only of objects, places and situations, but also of phenomena which do not have a fixed material form, such as voice, memory, rain or a ray of sunlight. The meticulously constructed tiny objects and sculptures, as well as the monumental installation or site-specific works by Budny function as an echo of the reality and are at the same time a discreet story about transitoriness, the fading away of the contents with the paper, empty forms and shapes whose sense is difficult to decipher due to the passing of time and their removal in space. Because of the modesty of his material and the freehand nature of the constructions, these works seem to be especially close and homely. They give form and meaning to that which we would previously consider as empty space. In this sense, Budny's activities are a poetic interpretation of the architecture around us and the ways in which life fills it with meaning.

  Michal Budny


Solo exhibitions:

- Stille, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, D
- Origami, Johnen+Schoettle Galerie, Cologne, D

- Installation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL
- Galerie Annex 14, Bern, CH
- Projection (with Zbigniew Rogalski), Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL

- Map, Johnen & Schoettle, Cologne, D

- Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL

- Raster, Warsaw, PL




Selected group exhibitions:

- Betonowe dziedzictwo. Od Le Corbusiera do blokersów, Center fot Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL
- Specied of spaces and other pieces, Hollybush Gardens, London, UK
- Black & White, IBID Projects, London, GB
- Manipulations: On Economies of Deceit, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL
- Here a Change Occurs, Kordegarda Gallery, Warsaw, PL

- Museum as a Luminous Object of Desire, Museum of Art, Lodz, PL
- Manipulations. On Economies of Deceit, Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, PL
- Skulptur, Installation und Malerei aus Polen, Bielefelder Kunstverei, Bielefeld; Kunstverein Nuernberg, D
- In Poland, that is where?, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL
- Architektura intymna / architektura porzucona, Kronika, Bytom, PL
- Is it better to be a good artist or a good person?, Raster at Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
- Broniewski, BWA Gallery, Zielona Gora, PL

- The experimenter & the art of perception, Artpool, Art Research Center, Budapest, H
- Views 2005. Deutsche Bank Cultural Foundation Award, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
- [...], BWA Gallery, Zielona Gora, PL
- Broniewski, Raster, Warsaw, PL
- post_modellismus, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, A
- International Biennale of Contemporary Art 2005, The National Gallery, Prague, CZ
- Galerie Annex14, Bern, CH
- Revenge on realism, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, A

- From My Window. Artists and their Territories, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, F
- Jahresgaben 2004, Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Muenster, D
- Emilly Tsingou Gallery, London, GB
- Nowa Huta. Kunst aus polnischer Sicht, Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Muenster, D
- Rheinschau. Art Cologne Projects, Cologne, D
- The Parallel Action, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Cieszyn, PL
- At home, The Letterkenny Art Centre, Letterkenny, IRL
- Die leichte Arbeit, Kulturbrauerei, Berlin, D
- Prym, BWA Gallery, Zielona Gora, PL
- Pluzzle, galerie griedervonputtkamer, Berlin, D