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OSKAR DAWICKI
1971 born in Warsaw
1991-1996 studied at the Plastic Arts Department of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruñ
2000 co-founder and member of the Azorro group
Lives in Warsaw.

  Oskar Dawicki
 
Oskar Dawicki was educated as a painter, but already during his studies he became interested in performance art, which he remained faithful to during the following years. In 2000, he broadened his scope of interest onto video works, photography, documentation and, finally, objects and installations. All of his works have a post-conceptual character and emanate a slightly grotesque, ironic and even absurd aura. Dawicki joins in his works a romantically-tragic component (highly saturated with his own existential dilemmas) with poetics and the critical dimension of conceptual art. The self-reflection over his own institutional status as a contemporary artist is tightly interwoven with reflection on his own identity, or rather on its transitoriness, conventionality, airiness and weakness. Discomfort, disagreement, complication - these are the terms on which this artist's imagination is founded, while the non-productivity of art seems to Dawicki to be its most promising aspect.



       

Solo exhibitions:

2007
- Furnishing the trap-apartment, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, PL

2005
- Untitled, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL
- Ten Years of Painting I & III, Raster, Warsaw, PL
- Ten Years of Painting, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Cracow, PL

2004
- Armageddon, Potocka Gallery, Cracow, PL

2003
- Vernissage, Raster, Warsaw, PL
- "O", Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL

2002
- Help! Raster, Warsaw, PL
- Advertising Project, Galerie Display, Prague, CZ

1999
- Dasein-Off, Zderzak Gallery, Cracow, PL

+ oko³o 80 performensów zrealizowanych w Polsce i Europie.

 

Selected group exhibitions:

2007
- At Last, Something New, The National Museum, Krakow, PL
- Re(ko)nesans malarstwa, Gornoslaskie Centrum Kultury, Katowice, PL
- Mirages of Józef R., Museum of Art, Lodz, PL

2006
- Polish Painting of the 21st Century, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
- Museum as a Luminous Object of Desire, Museum of Art, Lodz, PL
- What will happen to us now? , Potocka Gallery, Cracow, PL
- Temps d'Images Festival, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL
- Intimate architecture / abandoned architecture, Kronika, Bytom, PL
- In Poland, that is where?, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL
- Welcome to the Media, Dunikowski Museum, Warsaw, PL
- Is it better to be a good artist or a good person?, Raster at Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
- Grey Zones, House of Art, Brno, CZ
- Broniewski, BWA Gallery, Zielona Gora, PL

2005
- T - Torinotriennale tremusei. The Pantagruel Syndrome, Torino, I
- [...], BWA Gallery, Zielona Gora, PL
- Broniewski, Raster, Warsaw, PL
- Egocentric, Immoral, Outmoded..., Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
- Prague Biennale 2. Poland Overview, Prague, CZ
- Boys, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Cracow, PL
- Chora Flora, Od Nowa Club, Torun, PL
- How to talk about contemporary art?, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, PL
- Potential. Contemporary Art Collections for the Museum., Metropolitan building, Warsaw, PL
- UN/REAL?, IF Museum Inner Spaces, Poznan, PL
- INC., Bielska BWA Gallery, Biesko-Biala; BWA Awangarda Gallery, Wroclaw; BWA Gallery, Legnica, PL

2004
- From My Window. Artists and Their Teritorries, Ecole National Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, F
- INC., XX1 and Program Gallery, Warsaw; BWA Gallery, Zielona Gora, PL
- Challenge, Synagouge - Centre of Contemporary Art, Trnava, SK
- Obraz Kontrolny. Recent Polish Video, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Cracow, PL
- Far West, Near East. New Art From Poland, Forum Kunst&Architektur, Essen, D
- BHP, Wyspa Progress Foundation, Gdansk, PL
- Concernés, La Maison Folie de Wazemmes, Lille, F; Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Cracow, PL
- Die leichte Arbeit, Kulturbrauerei, Berlin, D
- Under The Red & White Flag, New Art from Poland, Estonian Art Museum, Tallin, EST; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, LT; Nizhny Novgorod branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Art, Arsenal, Niznhy Novgorod, RU; Nizhny Tagil Museum of Fine Arts, Niznhy Tagil, RU; National Centre for Contemporay Arts, Moscow, RU

2003
- Views 2003. The Deutsche Bank Competition, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL
- What Is Important? 3rd Ars Baltica Triennial of Photographic Art, Stadtgalerie Kiel (D), Kunsthall Bergen (N), Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (LT)
- Art of the 3rd RP, Polish Sculpture Centre, Oronsko, PL

2002
- Look at me, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, Cracow, PL

2001
- 26th Youth Salon, Zagreb, CRO

2000
- Assembly kit, Polish Sculpture Centre, Oronsko, PL